London Terror Sparks Call For Better MP Protection

[Ghana Star] The terror attack at the British Parliament on Wednesday, has seen some Members of Ghana’s Parliament revive the debate of the security of Ghana’s legislature, with the Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Patrick Boamah, sa…

[Ghana Star] The terror attack at the British Parliament on Wednesday, has seen some Members of Ghana's Parliament revive the debate of the security of Ghana's legislature, with the Chairman of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Patrick Boamah, saying MPs are vulnerable in chamber.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Tempers, Uncertainty Rule Amuru As Madhvani Pushes Land Claim

[Monitor] For two decades, Acholi sub-region was the theatre of a blistering bloodbath as Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) battled the national army. There was colossal loss of life, irreparable damage to property, disfigurement of the consci…

[Monitor] For two decades, Acholi sub-region was the theatre of a blistering bloodbath as Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) battled the national army. There was colossal loss of life, irreparable damage to property, disfigurement of the conscience of a people and the shattering of the economic spine, which has been the subject of numerous news reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Raped, Injected With Poison, Family Killed – One Woman’s Story

[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her home just a few hours earlier. When she returned to show her mother what had happened, the fighters – still lingering outside – turned on her.

[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her home just a few hours earlier. When she returned to show her mother what had happened, the fighters - still lingering outside - turned on her.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Moment of Truth for Chadian Dictator Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity

[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison.

[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Linda Kasonde Denies UPND Link

Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president Linda Kasonde says she has no relationship with UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Kasonde said that no one was controlling LAZ as alleged by some sections of society. Featuring on Hot FM’s Hot Seat programme, … Continued

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Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president Linda Kasonde says she has no relationship with UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Kasonde said that no one was controlling LAZ as alleged by some sections of society. Featuring on Hot FM’s Hot Seat programme, Kasonde said that LAZ had sometimes criticized the opposition but the sentiments had not been headlined in the local press. LAZ has been accused of being pro opposition with Kasonde branded a UPND sympathizer. Kasonde said that the LAZ Council comprised of 16 members that could never be remote controlled by an individual or institution. “The other day someone was telling me that I used to work for HH. I just laughed because it is not true. I have no relationship with HH,†she said. Kasonde said that she had no political agenda but merely championing the wishes of the Zambian people. “Since April last year when we came into office we have issued four different statements defending the judiciary and in those statements we have condemned attacks by the PF and the UPND,†she said. “We have criticized the UPND but just maybe that does not make as many headlines.†She added: “Perceptions are very powerful, sometimes even when you follow the law people look at personalities and not principles.†The LAZ president said that LAZ could not champion the cause of individuals as alleged by its critics that it had started championing the agenda of the Fred M’membe headed cartel. “Nobody is controlling LAZ, there are 16 of us and we are all from different backgrounds and it is not possible that we can be controlled by an individual,†she said. Kasonde said that the fact that people were talking about LAZ meant that there was something the organization was doing right. She said that the country had become polarized such that even innocently critical thoughts were deemed to be opposition. On the chaotic scenes in parliament instigated by the UPND boycott, Kasonde condemned the behaviour by the opposition members. She said that their boycott was a breach of the constitution. On the summoning of lawyers deemed to have been calling for the repeal of the LAZ Act, Kasonde said that their disciplinary cases had nothing to do with being critical against the association. Kasonde said that she was confident that LAZ would not be desecrated under her watch. The post Linda Kasonde Denies UPND Link appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Minister Brown to Handover Bursaries, School Uniform in George

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown will hand over bursaries, shoes and school uniform while hosting a career expo for schools in George in the Western Cape next week.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown will hand over bursaries, shoes and school uniform while hosting a career expo for schools in George in the Western Cape next week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Funding Levelling Higher Education Playing Field

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The National Skills Authority (NSA) chairperson, Lulama Nare, says government efforts to increase funding for students who qualify to study at public colleges and universities have expanded access to education in South Africa.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The National Skills Authority (NSA) chairperson, Lulama Nare, says government efforts to increase funding for students who qualify to study at public colleges and universities have expanded access to education in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Commission Shakes Up Fresh Produce Cartel

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Competition Commission will today raid fresh produce markets on suspicions that some market agents are engaged in a concerted practice to fix the price and trading conditions for the supply of fresh produce.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Competition Commission will today raid fresh produce markets on suspicions that some market agents are engaged in a concerted practice to fix the price and trading conditions for the supply of fresh produce.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa