Govt Surprised by ‘Bad Economy’ Result in Afrobarometer Survey

[Nyasa Times] The research institution Afrobarometer report findings, reveals that the country’s economy is in bad shape but government says it is surprised with the survey results.

[Nyasa Times] The research institution Afrobarometer report findings, reveals that the country's economy is in bad shape but government says it is surprised with the survey results.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Date Set for Mawarire Coup Trial

[New Zimbabwe] THE trial of activist cleric Evan Mawarire on charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government will commence at the High Court in September this year.

[New Zimbabwe] THE trial of activist cleric Evan Mawarire on charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government will commence at the High Court in September this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Suspension of Opposition MPs ‘Illegal’

[Zambia Reports] Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza says the 30 days suspension slapped on 48 UPND Members of Parliament by the Speaker of the National Assembly is illegal.

[Zambia Reports] Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza says the 30 days suspension slapped on 48 UPND Members of Parliament by the Speaker of the National Assembly is illegal.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Call to Fire All Ruling Party Members Implicated in Corruption Scandals

[Citizen] Dodoma -Geita Rural Member of Parliament, Joseph Musukuma has asked the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) to root out all people who have been implicated in mega scandals in the country.

[Citizen] Dodoma -Geita Rural Member of Parliament, Joseph Musukuma has asked the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) to root out all people who have been implicated in mega scandals in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Grace Not Qualified to Be President – Mutambara

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara emerged from a lengthy political hiatus Wednesday to cast doubt over Grace Mugabe’s leadership credentials while urging Zanu PF’s feuding factions to stop dragging their politically fatigued …

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara emerged from a lengthy political hiatus Wednesday to cast doubt over Grace Mugabe's leadership credentials while urging Zanu PF's feuding factions to stop dragging their politically fatigued leader into another election.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

New Lesotho PM ‘Devastated’ by Wife’s Murder

[Deutsche Welle] The estranged wife of Lesotho’s prime minister-elect, Tom Thabane, has been shot dead, two days ahead of her husband’s inauguration. The killing has raised fears political violence may return to the mountain kingdom.

[Deutsche Welle] The estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect, Tom Thabane, has been shot dead, two days ahead of her husband's inauguration. The killing has raised fears political violence may return to the mountain kingdom.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Disappearance of ‘Boko Haram Bride’ Sparks Concern About Return to Militants

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The wife of a Boko Haram commander, 25-year-old Aisha, was among 70 women and children who in February finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The wife of a Boko Haram commander, 25-year-old Aisha, was among 70 women and children who in February finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pres. Lungu Presses Mute Button In Suspended UPND MPs Case

President Edgar Lungu has declined to give his position on the suspension of 48 UPND Members of Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. The Head of State says the suspension of UPND MPs it is a matter … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has declined to give his position on the suspension of 48 UPND Members of Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. The Head of State says the suspension of UPND MPs it is a matter for Parliament and not for the executive. Pres. Lungu said this in response to a question by journalists at KK International airport shortly before he left for Lesotho where he is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony for Lesotho’s Prime Minister-elect Thomas Thabane. And President Lungu says Lesotho and Zambia are both aspiring for the improvement of governance system. He says he is happy that Lesotho was some time back besieged with problems, but that the country is finally finding its feet. The President whose presidential jet took off at 15:00 hours was seen off by Vice President Inonge Wina, PF Secretary General Davies Mwila, Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, and Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Defense Chiefs and other senior government and PF party officials. The post Pres. Lungu Presses Mute Button In Suspended UPND MPs Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

How Kenyan Youth Could Swing the 2017 Election

[Deutsche Welle] Kenyans are set to go to the polls on August 8 this year to vote in a new government. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are clamoring for the youth vote. Andrew Wasike reports from Nairobi.

[Deutsche Welle] Kenyans are set to go to the polls on August 8 this year to vote in a new government. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are clamoring for the youth vote. Andrew Wasike reports from Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya