Sassa Warns Workers Not to Strike

[GroundUp] Amidst public concern over the payment of social grants to millions of South African Security Agency (SASSA) beneficiaries on 1 April, staff have been cautioned not to join National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) if it g…

[GroundUp] Amidst public concern over the payment of social grants to millions of South African Security Agency (SASSA) beneficiaries on 1 April, staff have been cautioned not to join National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) if it goes on strike on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

$406.8 Million Shortfall – Court Adjourns Govt’s Suit Against Shell

[Vanguard] A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned till May 31 and June 1, 2017, to hear a suit by the Federal Government, against Shell Western Supply & Trading Ltd, over the sum of $406.8 million, representing the shortfall of money paid by the company into government account with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

[Vanguard] A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned till May 31 and June 1, 2017, to hear a suit by the Federal Government, against Shell Western Supply & Trading Ltd, over the sum of $406.8 million, representing the shortfall of money paid by the company into government account with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

46 Killed, 96 Wounded in Ile-Ife Yoruba-Hausa Clash – Police

[Vanguard] The Police at Force headquarters, yesterday, said that 46 persons were killed and 96 others wounded during the clash that erupted between the Hausa and the Yoruba communities in Ile Ife, Osun State.

[Vanguard] The Police at Force headquarters, yesterday, said that 46 persons were killed and 96 others wounded during the clash that erupted between the Hausa and the Yoruba communities in Ile Ife, Osun State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate to Stop Political Appointees From Heading Govt Agencies

[Vanguard] Worried by the appointment of politicians by the Federal Government to head agencies and parastatals, ahead of career civil servants, the Senate is currently working on a bill to halt the practice.

[Vanguard] Worried by the appointment of politicians by the Federal Government to head agencies and parastatals, ahead of career civil servants, the Senate is currently working on a bill to halt the practice.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hunger – A’ibom Residents, Workers Relocate From Cities to Villages

[Vanguard] Disheartned residents and civil servants at Uyo and other cities in Akwa Ibom State are re-positioning to nearby local communities, following severe food shortages and razor-sharp increases in the cost of living, occasioned by the current ec…

[Vanguard] Disheartned residents and civil servants at Uyo and other cities in Akwa Ibom State are re-positioning to nearby local communities, following severe food shortages and razor-sharp increases in the cost of living, occasioned by the current economic depression.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

High Court Rules Against Immigration Detaining Businessman Manji

[Daily News] HIGH Court yesterday ordered Dar es Salaam-based businessman Yusuf Manji to remain a free agent as he pursues his application against being placed under restraint by the Immigration Department.

[Daily News] HIGH Court yesterday ordered Dar es Salaam-based businessman Yusuf Manji to remain a free agent as he pursues his application against being placed under restraint by the Immigration Department.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Opinion: PF Is OffSide On Attempts To Dissolve LAZ

News that Kasama Central Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa has moved a private member’s motion in parliament to dissolve the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is not surprising if anyone has been following happenings on the legal landscape. It is … Continued

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News that Kasama Central Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa has moved a private member’s motion in parliament to dissolve the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is not surprising if anyone has been following happenings on the legal landscape. It is normal that any sympathizer of the ruling party should feel aggrieved by the stance taken by LAZ on many issues of public interest under the leadership of Linda Kasonde. Kasonde has become such a thorn in the ruling Patriotic Front backside that a demonstration had to be ‘organized’ to challenge her to form a political party. Nothing wrong with that, but we are worried at the calibre of people that are pushing this agenda. LAZ is an organization that through the dark times of our democracy has stood strong alongside the wishes and demands of the common people. LAZ has not gotten to where it is by going to bed with the ruling elite but has been strong enough to resist the temptation to side with the powerful. The most strong standing LAZ presidents of old have left an indelible mark by having shown leadership at a time when several institutions of good governance have been threatened by the actions of the ruling elite. Did not George Kunda cut his name during his time as LAZ president? Do we not remember Sakwiba Sikota from the same strong stance acts? Did not people like William Mweemba and Christopher Musonda also make their mark through principled stands? So will it take the folly of one excited lawmaker whose best record at politics is producing campaign songs from his days at Kabulonga Boys High School to being a rather sheddy and corrupt businessman, but has no spine in Kelvin Sampa to destroy that which the nation has held dear over the years? Is Sampa the man to lead a moral battle if ever this were one? Why is the calibre of people that are pushing this agenda so suspicious? It reminds us of another lawmaker not too long ago who moved a motion for questionable amendments to the constitution in Mwansabombwe MP Rogers Mwewa? It is not a secret that Mwewa is a man fighting for a way back to political favour after late President Michael Sata fired him over a well known story. It is right that people must discuss why LAZ has to be the only body that presides over matters concerning lawyers but are people like Sampa, Hobday Kabwe and Rabson Malipenga the people to lead such a crusade? Granted Kasonde has made some mistakes along the way but does it justify the army of questionable characters that have been unleashed on her? Let the country reflect deeply on this matter and we hope credible lawyers and more respectable citizens will guide this debate. The post Opinion: PF Is OffSide On Attempts To Dissolve LAZ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Popular Campaign in Metkel-Abiet

[Shabait] Massawa -The residents of Metkel-Abiet administrative area, Ghinda’e sub-zone, are carrying out agricultural and environmental sanitation activities through popular campaign. The residents of the area explained that they have been conducting …

[Shabait] Massawa -The residents of Metkel-Abiet administrative area, Ghinda'e sub-zone, are carrying out agricultural and environmental sanitation activities through popular campaign. The residents of the area explained that they have been conducting environmental hygiene activities so as to prevent malaria and other communicable diseases.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Senior Delegation On Working Visit to Egypt

[Shabait] Asmara -A senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a four day official working visit to Egypt.

[Shabait] Asmara -A senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a four day official working visit to Egypt.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt