17.2M Nigerian Children Suffer From Stunted Growth, Unicef Says

[This Day] Akure -The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm over the disturbing rate of stunted growth in children in the country, disclosing that no fewer than 17.2 million children below age five are affected.

[This Day] Akure -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm over the disturbing rate of stunted growth in children in the country, disclosing that no fewer than 17.2 million children below age five are affected.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

National Assembly Adopts Motion On Land Expropriation Without Compensation

[News24Wire] The National Assembly on Tuesday set in motion a process to amend the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

[News24Wire] The National Assembly on Tuesday set in motion a process to amend the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Siliya Observes Lent By Distributing Food in Petauke

Information minister Dora Siliya is back in her constituency in Petauke where she is distributing food to hospitals as part of observing lent. BELOW IS AN ARTICLE BY THE PF PR TEAM DORA SILIYA LEADS PF IN PETAUKE IN DISTRIBUTION … Continued

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Information minister Dora Siliya is back in her constituency in Petauke where she is distributing food to hospitals as part of observing lent. BELOW IS AN ARTICLE BY THE PF PR TEAM DORA SILIYA LEADS PF IN PETAUKE IN DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD STUFFS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP AND HOSPITALS AS PART OF LENT. By; Chanda John Chimba. Petauke 27th February 2018. The leadership of the ruling Patrotic Front in Petauke District Lead by its area Member of parliament Hon Dora Siliya has this week embarked on a distribution of food stuffs to its general Membership and hospitals as part of observing lent period. Hon Siliya who is also Information and Broadcasting Minister is in petauke where she will lead in the distribution of food stuffs and other necessities to hospitals, orphanages and the General membership of the Patriotic front in petauke, this gesture which began on Monday will go on for a week. According to the Christian Faith, lent is a period in which Jesus Christ went into 40 days and 40 nights of fasting and prayer, other Christians use this period for Reconciliations, sacrifice and sharing with the under privileged. The post Siliya Observes Lent By Distributing Food in Petauke appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Laura Miti: Jerabos Have Bullied Pres. Lungu Into Submission

Civil society leader Laura Miti claims the decision by President Edgar Lungu to give Jerabos 10% operation of the Black Mountain in Kitwe shows that the Head of State was insecure. Laura, who describes Jerabos – a corruption of the … Continued

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Civil society leader Laura Miti claims the decision by President Edgar Lungu to give Jerabos 10% operation of the Black Mountain in Kitwe shows that the Head of State was insecure. Laura, who describes Jerabos – a corruption of the words Jail Boys – as thugs, says if the feared Kitwe group used violence to get their way to State House. “So the Jerabos used voice-notes to threaten Edgar into giving them back the Black Mountain. “Now the Jerabo/cadres will be quiet as they go back to being the muscle of PF violence as they themselves boasted they are, in the said voice-notes. “Tragedy is not that the Black Mountain should not be used for employment creation. It is that the Republican President can be bullied into making policy decisions by thugs who boast of violence on his behalf. “Might as well let back the vendors on to the streets. Point is they are so hungry and no one is thinking about them. So they will be next to riot. And they, at least, make an honest, if unsightly living. “Ndipo the price for Zambians deciding to vote such a weak, insecure, self-interested President, as Edgar, will be high. Higher than imagined by those who feared his obvious incompetence from the start. Anyhow, Zambians, sit tight! Nothing but 2021 matters to your President. Mukalibe,” Miti says. Home affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo announced yesterday Jerabos will return to the Black Mountain for small scale mining. The announcement prompted street celebration in Kitwe with members of the group applauding President Lungu for the decision. Opposition political parties have been attempting to capitalise on the frustrations of Jerabos, a feared group of largely organised street vendors that commands considerable support on the Copperbelt. The post Laura Miti: Jerabos Have Bullied Pres. Lungu Into Submission appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Karekezi Leaves Role as Rayon Head Coach

[New Times] Rayon Sports head coach Olivier Karekezi has left the club barely seven months into the job, Times Sport has established. The former Rwanda international had signed a two-year contract with Rayon Sports in July 2017.

[New Times] Rayon Sports head coach Olivier Karekezi has left the club barely seven months into the job, Times Sport has established. The former Rwanda international had signed a two-year contract with Rayon Sports in July 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

UZ Suspends Vice Chancellor Over Grace Mugabe PhD – Report

[The Herald] The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Council has reportedly suspended Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura on allegations of abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree to former First Lady Grace Mu…

[The Herald] The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Council has reportedly suspended Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura on allegations of abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

SA Probes Tsvangirai Nurse’s Death

[The Herald] South African police have opened investigations into the mysterious death of the Zimbabwean nurse who cared for MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai when he was admitted at a Johannesburg Hospital where he was receiving treatment for cancer o…

[The Herald] South African police have opened investigations into the mysterious death of the Zimbabwean nurse who cared for MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai when he was admitted at a Johannesburg Hospital where he was receiving treatment for cancer of the colon.

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U.S. Envoy Leaves Country a Sad Man

[New Zimbabwe] Outgoing US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas Jr, says former president Robert Mugabe should have done more for the country and he leaves the country with a sense of sadness.

[New Zimbabwe] Outgoing US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas Jr, says former president Robert Mugabe should have done more for the country and he leaves the country with a sense of sadness.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Country’s Cash Crisis a ‘Blessing in Disguise’ – Finance Minister

[New Zimbabwe] Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has conceded the country’s recurrent cash crisis would not go away anytime soon adding that locals still did not trust the formal banking channels.

[New Zimbabwe] Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has conceded the country's recurrent cash crisis would not go away anytime soon adding that locals still did not trust the formal banking channels.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe