Kambwili Toasts 48th Birthday With PF Flavoured Cake

Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili was a little cryptic in his birthday message as he posted cake with the Patriotic Front all over it. Kambwili is currently in a multi faceted war in the ruling PF with Luanshya Mayor Nathan … Continued

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Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili was a little cryptic in his birthday message as he posted cake with the Patriotic Front all over it. Kambwili is currently in a multi faceted war in the ruling PF with Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda on one side while in a larger battle he is fighting new comers in the ruling party that he believes have knocked off old timers off the gravy train. Below is what the Roan Member of Parliament posted: Today is my birthday. First of all I would like to thank the almighty for adding another year, birthdays are extremely special and we are blessed to see the years go by. A big thank you to my children for organising such a thoughtful cake, my passion and drive baked into a cake, what a wonderful gesture. The post Kambwili Toasts 48th Birthday With PF Flavoured Cake appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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There Has Been a Dramatic Shift in the African Media Landscape

[Vanguard] Eloine Barry is a trusted multiskilled and multilingual communication professional. With a proven track record in building and managing PR businesses, Eloine understands the importance of a strong narrative, clear messages and a compelling d…

[Vanguard] Eloine Barry is a trusted multiskilled and multilingual communication professional. With a proven track record in building and managing PR businesses, Eloine understands the importance of a strong narrative, clear messages and a compelling delivery. Her knowledge skills of the global PR industry and key trends affecting communications practice was honed from her early starts in PR Newswire, a leading news agency based in New York. Her specialization on the media landscape in Africa has helped shape a direc

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Presidency Begins Payment of N5,000 Monthly Stipend to Poor Nigerians in 9 States

[Vanguard] More than one year after it came on board, the president Mohammadu Buhari led administration has commenced payment of N5,000 monthly stipends it promised to poor Nigerians.

[Vanguard] More than one year after it came on board, the president Mohammadu Buhari led administration has commenced payment of N5,000 monthly stipends it promised to poor Nigerians.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Sirleaf Issues Executive Order No. 81 – Extends Suspension of Tariff On Agricultural Equipment, Live Animals, Agricultural Seeds

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 81 – extending the suspension of Tariff on agricultural equipment, live animals for breeding and agricultural seeds.

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 81 - extending the suspension of Tariff on agricultural equipment, live animals for breeding and agricultural seeds.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

ERB Announces Rare Price Reduction

The Energy Regulation Board has announced a rare downward adjustment of prices with effect from midnight. According to the ERB Board Chairperson Francis Yamba the reduction has been triggered by a change in economic fundamentals like the stability in the … Continued

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The Energy Regulation Board has announced a rare downward adjustment of prices with effect from midnight. According to the ERB Board Chairperson Francis Yamba the reduction has been triggered by a change in economic fundamentals like the stability in the exchange rate. The price for petrol has been reduced K1.20 per litre while diesel has been slashed by a K 0.68 margin with a K 1.22 for Kerosene.   The post ERB Announces Rare Price Reduction appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Katumbi Hails DRC Deal To End Kabila’s Rule

Popular Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has hailed the December 31 that seeks to end President Joseph Kabila’s rule. The deal struck by both members of the opposition and ruling party which President Kabila is yet to … Continued

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Popular Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has hailed the December 31 that seeks to end President Joseph Kabila’s rule. The deal struck by both members of the opposition and ruling party which President Kabila is yet to endorse prevents the incumbent from seeking a third term mandate. Elections, according to the deal, are due in December although concerns abound if President Kabila will honour the agreement. “I am very happy about this agreement that enables the brave people of Congo to enter 2017 with peace and hope. The Congolese people will be able to go through their first political change in our beautiful country, via democratically, inclusive, transparent and calm elections. “I want to pay tribute to the many political and outspoken prisoners, who have had the courage to defend the Constitution, in standing against what is wrong, and contributing to the strength of our young democracy. “Amongst all things, I pray for my bothers and sisters who have sacrificed their lives in order to offer to our country, a brighter and worthy future. The sacrifice of those martyrs will not be vain, the Republic will never forget them. “I want also to thank the President of the Republic, who has committed not to remain in his position for a third straight mandate, as it is prohibited in our Constitution. With this inclusive agreement, the President of the Republic cannot attempt to modify our Constitution during the transitional period, including via referendum. He committed as well, in front of the National and International Community, to not obstruct its application. “I remain more determined than ever in continuing my peaceful political battle, hand in hand with my fellow Congolese countrymen. I will continue to fight towards the rise of the Rule of Law and the accession of a successful and fairer DRC for all, in the heart of the African continent. “This is why I will be a candidate for the upcoming Presidential election in 2017,” declared Katumbi. FULL STATEMENT following the Political Agreement of December 31, 2017 Brussels, January 3, 2017 On December 31, an historical and inclusive agreement was signed between the opposition and the Presidential majority in the DRC. I am very happy about this agreement that enables the brave people of Congo to enter 2017 with peace and hope. The Congolese people will be able to go through their first political change in our beautiful country, via democratically, inclusive, transparent and calm elections. My congratulations go to CENCO, who, with patience and abnegation, has managed to lead towards an agreement, through a complex and difficult dialogue. I want to salute the work of all participants, from all political backgrounds, for putting their differences aside, and ensuring that interests of the Congolese people prevails. Everyone was able to let go of usual political quarrels in order to achieve such agreement. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank my fellow Congolese countrymen, whose thirst for liberty, justice, democracy, and political change, pushed us to conclude this deal. Today, it’s this brave and courageous People that are the true hero. This is why I once again call upon your vigilance in order to ensure that this political agreement is respected. No voluntary delays, subterfuge, or blockade will be tolerated. I want to pay tribute to the many political and outspoken prisoners, who have had the courage to defend the Constitution, in standing against what is wrong, and contributing to the strength of our young democracy. Amongst all things, I pray for my bothers and sisters who have sacrificed their lives in order to offer to our country, a brighter and worthy future. The sacrifice of those martyrs will not be vain, the Republic will never forget them. The countries of the region, the UN Security Council, African Union, European Union, USA, and the members of the International Community deserve our utmost recognition. By helping and supporting the Republic, by defending the interests of the Congolese People, they have worked towards the setting up of an inclusive dialogue under the leadership of CENCO. They have also ensured its outcome. I want also to thank the President of the Republic, who has committed not to remain in his position for a third straight mandate, as it is prohibited in our Constitution. With this inclusive agreement, the President of the Republic cannot attempt to modify our Constitution during the transitional period, including via referendum. He committed as well, in front of the National and International Community, to not obstruct its application. As for me, in order to enable the signature of this historical agreement, preserve peace and National cohesion, I didn’t want to make my situation a blockade to any deal, despite my unfair condemnation and judicial proceedings. I therefore accepted that my dossier would be handled by the bishops of CENCO, that I trust fully. This isn’t any resignation nor abdication from my part. I remain more determined than ever in continuing my peaceful political battle, hand in hand with my fellow Congolese countrymen. I will continue to fight towards the rise of the Rule of Law and the accession of a successful and fairer DRC for all, in the heart of the African continent. This is why I will be a candidate for the upcoming Presidential election in 2017. My best wishes and happy new year to all! Moise Katumbi Chapwe The post Katumbi Hails DRC Deal To End Kabila’s Rule appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opposition Warns Jammeh

[Al Jazeera] The Gambia’s opposition says longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh could be considered a rebel leader if he takes up arms and doesn’t step down later this month, a warning issued after the president vowed any foreign troop presence would be tantamou…

[Al Jazeera] The Gambia's opposition says longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh could be considered a rebel leader if he takes up arms and doesn't step down later this month, a warning issued after the president vowed any foreign troop presence would be tantamount to an act of war.

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Opinion – Tanzania Needs Discipline in Its Democracy

[Deutsche Welle] Tanzanians should brace themselves in 2017 not just for natural disasters such as drought, but also for a change in the way they conduct their affairs if national goals are to be realized, writes Anaclet Rwegayura.

[Deutsche Welle] Tanzanians should brace themselves in 2017 not just for natural disasters such as drought, but also for a change in the way they conduct their affairs if national goals are to be realized, writes Anaclet Rwegayura.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania