UPND Cadres Beat Up Radio Phoenix Journalists

The United Party for National Development UPND cadres have beaten up and harassed two journalists. This happened this morning at UPND’s Secretariat in Lusaka Roadspark area. The UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his vice President for administration Godfrey Bwalya Mwamba … Continued

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The United Party for National Development UPND cadres have beaten up and harassed two journalists. This happened this morning at UPND’s Secretariat in Lusaka Roadspark area. The UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his vice President for administration Godfrey Bwalya Mwamba were supposed to hold a press briefing at Chainama Hotel but the Police could not allow them to, obviously due to security reasons. The Radio Phoenix staff narrated that upon arriving at the UPND Secretariat, the overzealous UPND cadres followed the two Journalists and asked them to leave saying they were ZNBC Journalists. Before they could even produce their IDs , the Cadres had already started beating and harassing them. A female Journalist from Millennium Radio was harassed and they almost tore her clothes and a male Journalist from Radio Phoenix was beaten badly. All this was happening in the Presence UPND leaders. Meanwhile, police have sealed off Chainama Hotel which was supposed to host a UPND press briefing with leader Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as chief speakers. The UPND had issued a notice that that they will a briefing to address wide ranging national issues but police sealed off the place. Last week police also denied the UPND the right to hold a public rally in Kanyama at Twashuka grounds on account that Lusaka is currently not safe for public meetings. Police are currently camped at the Chainama Hotel ensuring that UPND officials and supporters have no access to the premises. The post UPND Cadres Beat Up Radio Phoenix Journalists appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Katsina PDP On the Fence Over Sheriff, Makarfi Feud

[Daily Trust] Katsina -The leadership logjam in the PDP can be resolved when warring parties sheath their swords and embrace dialogue, Katsina PDP chairman, Salisu Majigiri, has said.

[Daily Trust] Katsina -The leadership logjam in the PDP can be resolved when warring parties sheath their swords and embrace dialogue, Katsina PDP chairman, Salisu Majigiri, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Meningitis – Kogi Takes Steps to Prevent Outbreak

[Daily Trust] Lokoja -Kogi State government on Tuesday said that proactive measures were being put in place to prevent any occurrence of cerebrospinal meningitis in the state.

[Daily Trust] Lokoja -Kogi State government on Tuesday said that proactive measures were being put in place to prevent any occurrence of cerebrospinal meningitis in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Borno Govt Reconstructs 60% of Houses Destroyed in Bama – Commissioner

[Daily Trust] The Borno Government said on Tuesday that it had reconstructed 60 per cent of the estimated 10,000 private houses destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Bama Local Government Area.

[Daily Trust] The Borno Government said on Tuesday that it had reconstructed 60 per cent of the estimated 10,000 private houses destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Bama Local Government Area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Unijos Now Paying N23 Million Monthly for Electricity

[Daily Trust] Jos -Management of university of Jos yesterday stated that as part of the huge expenditure it incurs in its effort to provide a conducive learning environment, it was now saddled with a monthly electricity bill of N23 million.

[Daily Trust] Jos -Management of university of Jos yesterday stated that as part of the huge expenditure it incurs in its effort to provide a conducive learning environment, it was now saddled with a monthly electricity bill of N23 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U.S. Govt Inaugurates New National Public Health Training Center

[Addis Standard] The first state-of-the-art National Public Health Training Center, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was fo…

[Addis Standard] The first state-of-the-art National Public Health Training Center, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was formally inaugurated and handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) today.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

R3 Million Spent on Failed Social Grants Takeover Training

[News24Wire] Sassa spent over R3m to accommodate managers who were sent to regional offices in preparation for the agency’s eventual failed bid to take over payment of grants.

[News24Wire] Sassa spent over R3m to accommodate managers who were sent to regional offices in preparation for the agency's eventual failed bid to take over payment of grants.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Social Media Awash With Kathrada Tributes

[This is Africa] Ahmed Kathrada, a South African struggle stalwart has passed on. Kathrada was among the eight accused, who were sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial between 1963-1964. He served 26 years in prison alongside Nelson Ma…

[This is Africa] Ahmed Kathrada, a South African struggle stalwart has passed on. Kathrada was among the eight accused, who were sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial between 1963-1964. He served 26 years in prison alongside Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. A man of dignity, and virtue, Kathrada's death creates a huge vacuum in South Africa's highly polarised political sphere. He will be greatly missed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa