Key Background Information On Gadaa System

[Ethiopian Herald] Oromo elites, Abba Gadaa (father of Gadaa), historians most often say that it is impossible to know about Oromo’s background without understanding the ruling scheme of the Gadaa System.

[Ethiopian Herald] Oromo elites, Abba Gadaa (father of Gadaa), historians most often say that it is impossible to know about Oromo's background without understanding the ruling scheme of the Gadaa System.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ministry Prioritizes Quality Infrastructure

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Science and Technology said it has attached increased focus to quality issues crucial in achieving the national vision of export oriented economic transformation.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Science and Technology said it has attached increased focus to quality issues crucial in achieving the national vision of export oriented economic transformation.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Foreign Investment Hits Small Businesses

[RFI] As more and more foreign companies invest in businesses in Zambia, correspondent Kathy Short looks at how the development of large shopping centres – ten in Lusaka – is affecting local businesses and producers.

[RFI] As more and more foreign companies invest in businesses in Zambia, correspondent Kathy Short looks at how the development of large shopping centres - ten in Lusaka - is affecting local businesses and producers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Secret of the Mountains

[Ethiopian Herald] It seems quite a conundrum to hear that the chain of majestic mountains found in Lalibela, Lasta Wereda of the Amhara State have for ages clutched sacred and inaccessible the seals of wise men and artisans in their bosoms.

[Ethiopian Herald] It seems quite a conundrum to hear that the chain of majestic mountains found in Lalibela, Lasta Wereda of the Amhara State have for ages clutched sacred and inaccessible the seals of wise men and artisans in their bosoms.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

SCNC’ BRING BACK OUR BOYS Campaign

[Camer.be] Since Dec. 9, 2016, parents and relations have been moving from one detention camp to the other to locate the where about of their children. The failure to locate their loved ones or to receive satisfactory information has only increased the…

[Camer.be] Since Dec. 9, 2016, parents and relations have been moving from one detention camp to the other to locate the where about of their children. The failure to locate their loved ones or to receive satisfactory information has only increased the fears, worries and anger against the annexationist regime and agents whose language of command and obey- French- many do not understand.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Orange River Levels Risk to Grape Exports

[Namibia Economist] The biggest and earliest grape producing region in the southern hemisphere, Aussenkehr, that supplies grapes to the European market is at risk due to low water levels in the valley.

[Namibia Economist] The biggest and earliest grape producing region in the southern hemisphere, Aussenkehr, that supplies grapes to the European market is at risk due to low water levels in the valley.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Bill Voted to Ensure Long-Term Viability of Sugarcane Industry

[Government of Mauritius] The Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Bill aiming to amend the Sugar Industry Efficiency Act to prepare the sugarcane industry to face challenges in view of the abolition of European Union (EU) country sugar quotas and imp…

[Government of Mauritius] The Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Bill aiming to amend the Sugar Industry Efficiency Act to prepare the sugarcane industry to face challenges in view of the abolition of European Union (EU) country sugar quotas and implement measures destined to ensure the long-term viability of the sugarcane industry, was voted yesterday at the National Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Opinion: Joyce Nonde Is A Disgraced Ex-Unionist; Must Resign!

Labour Minister Joyce Nonde finds herself on top of something of a shame list by the public. Nonde, a long time unionist and hard-nosed negotiator for workers in her days under the Federation of Free Trade Unions where she got … Continued

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Labour Minister Joyce Nonde finds herself on top of something of a shame list by the public. Nonde, a long time unionist and hard-nosed negotiator for workers in her days under the Federation of Free Trade Unions where she got the licence to be recognized even by politicians, has shockingly picked up a cause for an alleged abusive employer – the Horse Shoe Restaurant. The Labour Minister has incensed members of the public stirring a social media storm for her remarks backing the restaurateurs over the racially abused workers. Nonde gave the owners of the Horse Shoe the all clear shockingly calling for the arrest of a member of the public identified as Mika Mwambazi who blew the whistle on the owners of the plush restaurant sitting on the fringes of the Lusaka Showgrounds. The general consensus is that Nonde may have been under a spell or maybe the Horse Shoe calculated hospitality may have overwhelmed her. How else does anyone explain that the once fearsome trade unionist came out singing praises for the abusive restaurateurs? Apparently she left the stream of journalists that went to cover her well publicized stunt reeling with disbelief as she mouthed praises for the Horse Shoe. Even the owners may not have believed their luck as she trumpeted for them. So out of order was she that she prohibited journalists from talking to anyone apart from herself. Nonde appealed to the journalist to trust her judgment and her sentiments confirmed exactly why no one should trust her judgment on the matter. Would it not shock anyone when one finds a police officer singing praises for a criminal? Or a judge singing praises for an accused person or a convicted criminal if by any stretch one pushes the analogy a little too far? So much for protecting whistle blowers that a government minister can call for the arrest of Mika a public person for alerting the very government that should protect her to an alleged racist culture at the Horse Shoe and thankfully the public have picked it up with a social media campaign dubbed, “I stand with Mikaâ€. Rather than crucify Mika, Nonde should take a serious introspection on herself and find the person in her that the public has always known. Otherwise we too stand with Mika! We therefore call on President Edgar Lungu to review the performance of Nonde. As a lawyer, President Lungu should know that the labour laws in our country favour employers much more than they would to employees. And to have a disgraced minister like Nonde siding with the powerful at the expense of protecting poorly remunerated workers whose bonus is abusive language from those Greek crooks is a clear case of failure. President Lungu must help Nonde rediscover her former self by re-assigning her to a role that will ensure she speaks for the workers not some fools masquerading as investors. We are embarrassed that Nonde is a Minister of Labour, may be its a different kind of labour we are talking about. She is certainly in a wrong place and must save her face by resigning. If not she must be fired! The post Opinion: Joyce Nonde Is A Disgraced Ex-Unionist; Must Resign! appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Increased Awareness On Road Safety for End of Year Festive Season

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, in collaboration of the Mauritius Police Force, launched two leaflets on drink driving and driving without due care this morning, at Place d’Armes, Port Louis.

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, in collaboration of the Mauritius Police Force, launched two leaflets on drink driving and driving without due care this morning, at Place d'Armes, Port Louis.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius