CNC – ‘Media Persons Work Without Professional Card’

[Iwacu] Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has released its 2016 annual report on the World Press Freedom this 3 May 2017. It admits that Burundian journalists face various challenges.

[Iwacu] Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has released its 2016 annual report on the World Press Freedom this 3 May 2017. It admits that Burundian journalists face various challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Bicycle-Taxi Drivers in Bujumbura City Profit From Fuel Shortage

[Iwacu] Testimonies suggest bicycle-taxi drivers in Bujumbura city profit from the current fuel shortage that has rocked public transport services over the last two weeks.

[Iwacu] Testimonies suggest bicycle-taxi drivers in Bujumbura city profit from the current fuel shortage that has rocked public transport services over the last two weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

The Silent Conflicts – State Censorship in the Warzones

[IFEX] Acquiring official access to Sudan’s conflict zones is challenging for foreign journalists, and reporting conditions for local Sudanese journalists – especially those from Darfur – are worse.

[IFEX] Acquiring official access to Sudan's conflict zones is challenging for foreign journalists, and reporting conditions for local Sudanese journalists - especially those from Darfur - are worse.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Hichilema Treason Case Goes Ahead Tomorrow

Opposition United Party for National (UPND) officials are confirming that the case involving Hakainde Hichilema and 5 other people jointly charged with Treason will go ahead tomorrow morning. Magistrate Simusamba is expected to heat the case at 08:00 hours despite … Continued

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Opposition United Party for National (UPND) officials are confirming that the case involving Hakainde Hichilema and 5 other people jointly charged with Treason will go ahead tomorrow morning. Magistrate Simusamba is expected to heat the case at 08:00 hours despite earlier indication the matter will be deffered owing to the LAZ AGM. Meanwhile, the UPND supreme organ, the National Management Committee and Members of Parliament, have held an extraordinary meeting and resolved to take a political route to secure their leader’s release immediately. Hichilema, who has been remanded in prison for 22 days, now is charged for treason, whose sentence in Zambia is a death. UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has announced the resolutions made at the party’s National Management Committee meeting which met for the first time after the arrest of Hichilema. The Supreme Organ of the United Party For National Development ( UPND) National Management Committee (NMC) today held its first meeting after the arrest and detention of party President Hakainde Hichilema. This was an Extraordinary Meeting of the NMC at which UPND Members of Parliament were invited to attend and participate. The meeting resolved generally and as follows: 1. President Hakainde Hichilema should be released immediately and without conditions. 2. The incarceration of President Hakainde Hichilema is politically motivated and requires a political solution. The NMC concluded that the aim of the Patriotic Front ( PF) is to (a) eliminate HH politically by jailing him for more than 6 months so that he is disqualified from standing again in future Presidential Elections. (B) Eliminate the UPND by arresting it’s leaders and crippling it’s ability to organise and perform its functions so that PF has no serious competition in future elections. (C) Kill HH if possible. The excessive force used to raid on his house without a warrant and destruction of his gate, doors, windows and teargasing of his rooms was aimed at eliminating him. The post Hichilema Treason Case Goes Ahead Tomorrow appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Six Perish In Separate Road Carnage

Six people died in separate road traffic accidents on Tuesday across three provinces including Lusaka, Copperbelt, and Western Province. Police Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo has said in Lusaka, three people among them a male juvenile died on the … Continued

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Six people died in separate road traffic accidents on Tuesday across three provinces including Lusaka, Copperbelt, and Western Province. Police Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo has said in Lusaka, three people among them a male juvenile died on the spot after they were ran over by a Mitsubishi Truck registration number ACL 4897 which was being driven by Stephen Milambo aged 30 of Chunga Compound. The accident happened around 14:30 hours on Kabanana road in Lusaka’s Kabanana area. Katongo said the deceased have been identified as Agness Banda aged 22; Cynthia Zulu aged 20 both of Meanwood and a male juvenile aged nine months. Katongo said the accident happened when the driver of the truck failed to maintain his lane hence hitting the pedestrians who were standing off the road and the bodies are in University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary awaiting postmortem while the driver has been charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving. Katongo further sad on the Copperbelt, a driver of Motor vehicle BMW registration number ADA 406 identified as Mulenga Mumbi aged 32 of Riverside Kitwe, died in Kitwe Central Hospital after he was involved in an accident which happened around 18:00 hours on Ndola – Kitwe road at Jonkens Junction. She said the accident happened when the driver of the BMW lost control of the motor vehicle and hit into a Benz Truck registration number ACL 5560 and trailer number TACH 4604 which was parked off the road and the body is in Kitwe Central Hospital awaiting postmortem. Katongo said in Western Province, a male juvenile aged nine years of Kaoma Site and service died after he was involved in a road traffic accident which happened around 15:30 hours in Kaoma Site and Service. Kotongo said the accident happened when the tyre on the right side of a motor vehicle Mitsubishi Cater registration number ABF 6941 which was being driven by Gift Mutupo aged 27 also of Kaoma Site and Service came out of position forcing the vehicle to carrier off the road and hit the pedestrian who died upon arrival at Kaoma District Hospital. She added another accident which happened in Western Province in Luampa District, a pedestrian identified as Mandandu Kashondo aged 28 of Lui area died on the spot after he was hit by a motor vehicle as he was crossing the road at about 18:00 hours at Lui area She said the body is in the same hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem, adding that the police have since instituted investigations into the matter. “Six people died in separate road traffic accidents which happened yesterday the 02nd May, 2017 in Lusaka, Copperbelt and Western Provinces†She said The post Six Perish In Separate Road Carnage appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Bans Second Hand Under Wear

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has again warned against second hand underwear. This has led to the Zambian government to ban second hand under garments because they pose a health hazard. Zambia Bureau of Standards public relations and Marketing … Continued

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The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has again warned against second hand underwear. This has led to the Zambian government to ban second hand under garments because they pose a health hazard. Zambia Bureau of Standards public relations and Marketing Hazel Zulu says the banned under garments are night gowns, panties and boxers. The sale of these merchandise has escalated on the streets across the nation and it is feared that people might contract unknown infections from buying such under wear. The post Zambia Bans Second Hand Under Wear appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Executive, Legislative Branches Not Split – Isaac Jackson Says

[The Capitol Times] The Ministry of Information has clarified that the ongoing investigation of key government officials will in no way split or set the Executive against other branches of government.

[The Capitol Times] The Ministry of Information has clarified that the ongoing investigation of key government officials will in no way split or set the Executive against other branches of government.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘No Commercial Logging’ – GVL Debunks Logging Allegations

[The Capitol Times] Oil palm giant, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), has refuted allegation that it is proposing the sale of timber from palm oil concessions. The oil palm giant says its development work in Liberia is in line with national and internatio…

[The Capitol Times] Oil palm giant, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), has refuted allegation that it is proposing the sale of timber from palm oil concessions. The oil palm giant says its development work in Liberia is in line with national and international laws on the protection of forests and also endangered species; and that the company will engage in any form of commercial logging.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

GPU Launches U.S.$220, 000 Undef Project

[Daily Observer] The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Friday launched its two-year United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) sponsored project for freedom of expression in The Gambia, at a launching ceremony held at a hotel in Kololi.

[Daily Observer] The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Friday launched its two-year United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) sponsored project for freedom of expression in The Gambia, at a launching ceremony held at a hotel in Kololi.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia