Human Settlements – the Ticking Time Bomb That Is About to Go Off

[Daily Maverick] We have in the Western Cape a province that has not been able to improve its informal settlements, and we have a province that complains of very little budget allocation for it ever to be able to build houses for our people, returning …

[Daily Maverick] We have in the Western Cape a province that has not been able to improve its informal settlements, and we have a province that complains of very little budget allocation for it ever to be able to build houses for our people, returning the very money they claim to need desperately, year after year, back to the national fiscus. This can never be understood outside the simple fact that the informal settlement constituency and the poor who need government houses are not the DA's valuable customer.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Leader to State the Party’s Position On Land

[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the party’s shadow minister on rural development and land reform Thandeka Mbabama will set out the DA’s position on land reform on Monday.

[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the party's shadow minister on rural development and land reform Thandeka Mbabama will set out the DA's position on land reform on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sierra Leone Political Parties Look to Likely Run-off

[VOA] Sierra Leone’s main opposition party took a slight lead in the country’s presidential race with 75 percent of votes counted. But with outright victory still out of reach, the candidates are now looking to form possible coalitions in the likely ev…

[VOA] Sierra Leone's main opposition party took a slight lead in the country's presidential race with 75 percent of votes counted. But with outright victory still out of reach, the candidates are now looking to form possible coalitions in the likely event of a runoff election.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Dzamara Shadow Hangs Over Mnangagwa’s New Govt

[New Zimbabwe] THE disappearance of human rights activist Itai Dzamara will cast a shadow on the prospects for the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the European Union (EU) said Friday.

[New Zimbabwe] THE disappearance of human rights activist Itai Dzamara will cast a shadow on the prospects for the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the European Union (EU) said Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

NDC To Field Candidates In All Ward By-elections

Chishimba Kambwili’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) will have its first taste of electioneering under their own brand in April when the 15 ward by-elections take place. The NDC has announced that that it will field candidates in all the 15 … Continued

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Chishimba Kambwili’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) will have its first taste of electioneering under their own brand in April when the 15 ward by-elections take place. The NDC has announced that that it will field candidates in all the 15 wards during elections to test its own popularity. Kambwili’s NDC has been making the right political noises but will have to walk the talk on April 24 following the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has setting 24th April, 2018 as the Poll date for Local Government By-Elections where vacancies have arisen in various districts of the country. Nominations have been set for 27th March, 2018. Below is the NDC FULL STATEMENT: For immediate Release. NDC to contest all local Government seats. Lusaka. 11.03.2018. The National Democratic Congress NDC will field candidates in all the 16 vacant local Government seats country wide. NDC chairperson for elections Ackson Simwezya announced this during the party’s second Central Committee meeting in Lusaka. The local Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ has announced that polls at local government level in five regions of the country will be held next month. Mr. Simwezya said the leadership search in the said areas where the by elections will be held has since started. He says the NDC has since issued guidelines to party functionaries country wide on how the adoption process for prospective councillors will be done. Mr. Simwezya said the adoption process for local government candidates will be done in a free and transparent manner. The forth coming local government elections will take place on the Copperbelt, central, southern, Muchinga and luapula province. He said guide lines on the adoption process for the chilanga seat will be announced after the ECZ declares the seat vacant. And Mr Simwezya informed the NDC central committee that the party will field a Candidate in chilanga constituency. Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ to declare the chilanga seat vacant. This follows the sentencing to death by the high court of upnd area MP Keith Mukata. And NDC Lusaka province Acting Provincial Chairman Patrick Phiri told the meeting that the party had intensified its campaign activities in Chilanga. The post NDC To Field Candidates In All Ward By-elections appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Women Arrested for Asking Biya to Negotiate a Peaceful Transition

[VOA] Cameroon police have freed 40 of the more than 100 women arrested while trying to ask President Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36-years, to negotiate a peaceful political transition and solve the crisis caused by separatists groups demandin…

[VOA] Cameroon police have freed 40 of the more than 100 women arrested while trying to ask President Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36-years, to negotiate a peaceful political transition and solve the crisis caused by separatists groups demanding the independence of the English speaking from the French speaking regions of the central African state.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Alleged Cash in Transit Accused Denied Bail

[SAPS] Gauteng -Nathaniel Nathi Mafala (32), was denied bail by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of suspected stolen goods.

[SAPS] Gauteng -Nathaniel Nathi Mafala (32), was denied bail by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of suspected stolen goods.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa