Fablab Robotics Team Built First Namibian Robot

[Namibia Economist] Namibia is in the process of selecting a design team that will represent the country at the South African Regional Championships and the World Robotics Championships set for April 2017.

[Namibia Economist] Namibia is in the process of selecting a design team that will represent the country at the South African Regional Championships and the World Robotics Championships set for April 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

No Elections If Laws Are Changed, Odinga Warns

[Nation] Coalition for reforms and democracy (Cord) co-principal Raila Odinga has warned there will be no elections in August next year should Jubilee insist in changing the electoral laws.

[Nation] Coalition for reforms and democracy (Cord) co-principal Raila Odinga has warned there will be no elections in August next year should Jubilee insist in changing the electoral laws.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

George Nsimbe Takes Over at Tusker, Baraza Appointed Assistant

[Nation] As reported by Nation.co.ke on Saturday, Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker have settled on Ugandan tactician George ‘Best’ Nsimbe as their new head coach.

[Nation] As reported by Nation.co.ke on Saturday, Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker have settled on Ugandan tactician George 'Best' Nsimbe as their new head coach.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ex-Mayor Ladislas Ntangazwa’s Genocide Trial Delayed

[East African] The trial of Rwandan genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa will begin in March 2017 after the High Court in Kigali agreed to defer the case at the request of the accused.

[East African] The trial of Rwandan genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa will begin in March 2017 after the High Court in Kigali agreed to defer the case at the request of the accused.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Kambwili Hits Back At Kapata; “Don’t Call Me Rebel, That’s An Insult”

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has fired back at PF Chairperson for Elections Jean Kapata saying to brand him a rebel is an insult of the worst kind. Responding to allegations that he is working in league with fired … Continued

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Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has fired back at PF Chairperson for Elections Jean Kapata saying to brand him a rebel is an insult of the worst kind. Responding to allegations that he is working in league with fired Deputy Elections Chairperson Kelvin Bwalya Fube to destabilize the PF, Kambwili said disagreeing with the party position on one occasion does not amount to being a rebel. Kambwili has been testing the waters in the ruling party with measured statements but has allegedly gone in high gear cultivating a support base to carry his well known agenda to take over the PF leadership with an eye on 2021. He said that he was not against welcoming new members as alleged by Kapata. Kambwili said founder members like him welcomed new members like Kapata that is why the PF grew. “PF is my baby and I can’t be a rebel in my own house. Just because I agreed on one issue then I am labelled a rebel,†he thundered. “I am not against new members; Jean joined PF when I was already in PF. If we did not welcome new members Jean would not have been in PF today.†He said he understood the PF constitution better than Kapata as he was there from the beginning. He said that he had never called for elections in PF but agreed with KBF that party positions must be subject of elections and not appointments. The post Kambwili Hits Back At Kapata; “Don’t Call Me Rebel, That’s An Insult” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Rally Drivers Want RAC to Lift Ban on Davite

[New Times] Motorsport drivers from Burundi, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda have appealed for the return of national rally driver Giancarlo Davite, who is currently serving a one-year ban.

[New Times] Motorsport drivers from Burundi, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda have appealed for the return of national rally driver Giancarlo Davite, who is currently serving a one-year ban.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Duo Heads to Morocco for Specialized Treatment

[New Times] Rwanda’s fast-rising footballers Onesme Twizerimana (APR FC) and Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sports) on Tuesday left the country for Morocco to receive advanced medical treatment for their damaged knee ligaments sustained in the on-going Azam Rwand…

[New Times] Rwanda's fast-rising footballers Onesme Twizerimana (APR FC) and Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sports) on Tuesday left the country for Morocco to receive advanced medical treatment for their damaged knee ligaments sustained in the on-going Azam Rwanda Premier League.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

UPND MPs Eat Humble Pie; Apologize For Skipping Pres. Lungu Address

Fifty four UPND Members of Parliament have apologized for having boycotted the official opening of parliament by President Edgar Lungu on September 30, 2016. Four MPs among them leader of the opposition in parliament Jack Mwiimbu and UPND Whip Garry … Continued

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Fifty four UPND Members of Parliament have apologized for having boycotted the official opening of parliament by President Edgar Lungu on September 30, 2016. Four MPs among them leader of the opposition in parliament Jack Mwiimbu and UPND Whip Garry Nkombo who are the architects of the boycott escaped punishment as they had permission from the Speaker of the National Assembly. Delivering ruling on a complaint by Government Whip Richard Musukwa and a private member Emmanuel Chilekwa, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini found the UPND MPs as being in breach of the parliamentary procedures and privileges. Matibini said that while he had previously ruled that it was within the legislators’ right to walkout or boycott parliamentary sessions as part of their freedom of expression the official opening of parliament was an exception as it demanded the highest levels of dignity and decorum. The Speaker said that any member skipping parliamentary sessions had to have permission from either the Speaker or the Chief Whip. Matibini directed the MPs to stand behind the bar and tender their apologies. The UPND MPs had through their lawyer Keith Mweemba argued that their action was in protest of the outcome of the August 11 elections that the UPND had disputed in the courts of law. Mweemba argued that the UPND were also protesting the alleged continued harassment of their President Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba by the law enforcement agencies. He argued that the continued detainment of UPND members like Obvious Mwaliteta and Elisha Matambo (released on a nolle prosequi) was also part of the reason they stayed away from parliament. The UPND MPs also argued that their action was also a statement on the harassment of the private media by the government. In his ruling, Matibini said that the UPND MPs action amounted to disrespect to the Head of State. He said that he had exercised leniency as they were first offenders and ordered that they apologize after reprimanding them. Nkombo who is the opposition whip apologized on behalf of the 54 MPs. Nkombo, Mwiimbu and Chirundu MP Douglas Syakalima were not among the censured as they had not yet taken their oath at the time of the boycott while Ambrose Lufuma was out of the country. The post UPND MPs Eat Humble Pie; Apologize For Skipping Pres. Lungu Address appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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