How Niringiyimana Became Rwanda’s Top Para Taekwondo Athlete

[New Times] In 2005, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) formed the Para-Taekwondo Committee in an effort to develop and promote taekwondo among athletes with physical disabilities.

[New Times] In 2005, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) formed the Para-Taekwondo Committee in an effort to develop and promote taekwondo among athletes with physical disabilities.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

GBM Breaks Silence, Says “Long Live HH; I Shall Never Abandon You”

UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has broken the silence over his conspicuous absence at court sessions during Hichilema’s treason trial. Mwamba has cleared the air pledging total support for his president who is about to clock a month behind … Continued

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UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has broken the silence over his conspicuous absence at court sessions during Hichilema’s treason trial. Mwamba has cleared the air pledging total support for his president who is about to clock a month behind bars. Speculations have been rife the strong businessman had sought refuge while information supplied by his team a month ago suggested he had gone to seek medical attention. Below is GBM’s full statement: Let them speculate, that’s their wish, I am not a political prostitute like many other politicians, I can prove my point. I didn’t abandon Late Sata when he was at his lowest moment politically and economically, I stood by him up to the time he achieved what he wanted to be, President, even now, I ll not abandon my president H H despite His incarceration by Edgar’s P F/ M M D regime on tramped up charges, This is a scheme they have come up with to distabilize our party which will not succeed at all. My appeal to you all our members and supporters is to remain steadfast, focused and loyal to the president and the party as your leadership is still intact. I m still H H’s vice and shall never abandon him, COME RAIN COME SUNSHINE. Comrades, this is a passing phase. We shall overcome not too long from now. Lastly, I wish to state that my loyalty is still to President H H, long live H H, long live UPND and long live the Zambian people The post GBM Breaks Silence, Says “Long Live HH; I Shall Never Abandon You” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Government Has a Duty to Treat Its Citizens

[Monitor] A proposal by government to have citizens pay for services at the new Mulago specialised unit can only be welcomed by those whose empathy has completely been eroded.

[Monitor] A proposal by government to have citizens pay for services at the new Mulago specialised unit can only be welcomed by those whose empathy has completely been eroded.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Security Agencies Can Break or Enforce the Rule of Law

[Monitor] In a recent discussion with a ‘learned friend’, on the importance of rule of law in developing good governance; he argued that the rule of law is simply a concept used by powerful nations or classes to legitimise their domination of the poore…

[Monitor] In a recent discussion with a 'learned friend', on the importance of rule of law in developing good governance; he argued that the rule of law is simply a concept used by powerful nations or classes to legitimise their domination of the poorer and weaker nations and classes. When it suits their interests, they will preach rule of law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Rwanda’s Elections, Nude Photos and the Kitenge Scandal

[Monitor] Maj John Ntambara and I lived in Nyamirambo near the staff houses of Banque Nationale du Rwanda. He was with Rwanda Police (but at that time, the police and the military were almost one). While he worked in Gisenyi, I was a ‘petty trader’ ply…

[Monitor] Maj John Ntambara and I lived in Nyamirambo near the staff houses of Banque Nationale du Rwanda. He was with Rwanda Police (but at that time, the police and the military were almost one). While he worked in Gisenyi, I was a 'petty trader' plying my business between Goma (in the DRC) and Kigali. For those not in the know, DRC's Goma and Rwanda's Gisenyi are only separated by the international border; otherwise they are one sprawling city on Lake Kivu.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

OPINION: Hamududu’s Lonely Path To Unseat the ‘Original’ HH With His PNU

Former Bweengwa Member of Parliament Highvie Hamududu is about to discover how lonely the political path can be. Hamududu got perhaps the last of his newspaper and television headlines in the media on announcing the formation of his Party of … Continued

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Former Bweengwa Member of Parliament Highvie Hamududu is about to discover how lonely the political path can be. Hamududu got perhaps the last of his newspaper and television headlines in the media on announcing the formation of his Party of National Unity (PNU) on last week Tuesday. Apparently the party was trending largely on two premises; one he marked a breakaway from the opposition United Party for National Development got people buzzing and second the unlikely coincidence of his the acronym of his names farmed as HH. Fortunate for him, the public media gave him wide coverage with some more personalities given space to defend his right to form a political party. But that may be as far as he may go given how spitefully skewed the media landscape in Zambia is and also the rigidity of the political landscape. Soon, Hamudud will discover that if unity is indeed the catch word for his politics, he will find few that will buy his currency. Hamududu has pledged to play clean politics but the takeoff has hardly suggested anything squeaky clean as from day one he went to town making innuendos about his former party. That unfortunately is what may earn him headlines in the press. The louder his voice will be against his former party the more acres of space he may get in some media houses. He may do well to learn from the once upon a time powerful Itezhi Tezhi lawmaker Major Robby Chizyuka. Maj. Chizyuka had at some point become a darling of the public media for his trademark bashing of the later to an extent that he tore apart a pact between the Patriotic Front and the United Party for National Development. It is just simply the lessons of history that we are encouraging brother HH to pick from. He had a respectable tenure as parliamentary accounts committee chairperson and definitely stood out as a level headed debater in the house on important national matters. But whether or not those are enough credentials for him to have started dreaming about getting the top job is another matter. If anyone assume the proverbial devil’s advocate role, the would dismiss Hamududu as one excellent debater who thought his tribe can be an avenue to change the political landscape. For Hamududu, he is on a wroth path. His will be a disastrous political ending. The post OPINION: Hamududu’s Lonely Path To Unseat the ‘Original’ HH With His PNU appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Seeds of Rural Renewal Sown in Senegal

[IRIN] Djimini/Senegal -Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

[IRIN] Djimini/Senegal -Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ruling Party Presidential Candidate Donates Goods

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The ruling MPLA party candidate for President in 2017 elections, João Lourenço, Friday donated various goods to the traditional authorities, former combatants, physically disabled and the party’s youth wing (JMPLA) in the eastern Lunda Sul province.

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The ruling MPLA party candidate for President in 2017 elections, João Lourenço, Friday donated various goods to the traditional authorities, former combatants, physically disabled and the party's youth wing (JMPLA) in the eastern Lunda Sul province.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola