Calls to Divide Biggest District Re-Emerge

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe South Parliamentarian, Peter Dimba, this week took Mzimba District Executive Committee (DEC) members by surprise as he asked them what was their opinion on whether the 10,430 square kilometer district should be divided or not.

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe South Parliamentarian, Peter Dimba, this week took Mzimba District Executive Committee (DEC) members by surprise as he asked them what was their opinion on whether the 10,430 square kilometer district should be divided or not.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Reassures on Teachers’ Welfare

[New Times] The government recognises the indispensable role teachers play in national development and will continue to support them through various programmes geared towards improving their welfare.

[New Times] The government recognises the indispensable role teachers play in national development and will continue to support them through various programmes geared towards improving their welfare.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Should Nation Be Celebrating a Coal Plant?

[Nyasa Times] I recently read this feature article headline ” Malawi in Coal Fired Power Plant MOU with China Group: To Boost Economy”. The article quoted Minister of Finance and Economic Development, GoodallGondwe, stating that the objective of the cu…

[Nyasa Times] I recently read this feature article headline " Malawi in Coal Fired Power Plant MOU with China Group: To Boost Economy". The article quoted Minister of Finance and Economic Development, GoodallGondwe, stating that the objective of the current government is to ensure that Malawi would no longer be called poor by the time they leave office. I must confess I like the enthusiasm demonstrated in this statement. However, despite all the bells and whistles that accompanied the signing of the agreement, it still

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Council Engages Police On Vendors

[The Herald] Harare City Council has engaged the Zimbabwe Republic Police to assist in removing illegal food vendors who defy the council’s directive to stop selling food as a measure of mitigating the spread of typhoid in Harare, a council official sa…

[The Herald] Harare City Council has engaged the Zimbabwe Republic Police to assist in removing illegal food vendors who defy the council's directive to stop selling food as a measure of mitigating the spread of typhoid in Harare, a council official said yesterday.The engagement of the law enforcement agency comes as the city on Tuesday issued a 48-hour ultimatum for all vendors to cease operations as it reported that 132 suspected cases of typhoid had been recorded, while 280 people had presented themselves for screen

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Thieves Have Become Sophisticated’, Group Warns Public Officials

[Nyasa Times] Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have warned public officials both elected and appointed that they are being watched and will account for their omissions or commission when discharging their duties arguing that nobody is above law.

[Nyasa Times] Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have warned public officials both elected and appointed that they are being watched and will account for their omissions or commission when discharging their duties arguing that nobody is above law.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nigeria – Disturbing Intolerance of Dissent

[HRW] Abuja -Growing concerns about intolerance of dissent and a heavy-handed response to protests dominated Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Government rhetoric about security …

[HRW] Abuja -Growing concerns about intolerance of dissent and a heavy-handed response to protests dominated Nigeria's human rights landscape in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Government rhetoric about security sector reform and improving accountability for rights abuses has yet to translate into concrete action.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Eight Up for Murder

[The Herald] Sheillah Mapani -Eight Harare men have been indicted at the High Court for trial on murder charges after they battered and stoned a suspected robber to death in Marlborough, Harare.

[The Herald] Sheillah Mapani -Eight Harare men have been indicted at the High Court for trial on murder charges after they battered and stoned a suspected robber to death in Marlborough, Harare.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Electricity Firm Employees Arrested Over Transformer Theft

[Nyasa Times] Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

[Nyasa Times] Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

2016 – A Year of Brutality and Restrictions

[HRW] Nairobi -Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Re…

[HRW] Nairobi -Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, restricts access to social media, and bans communications with foreign groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia