European Union-Monitor Launch Comic Magazine

[Monitor] Kampala -The European Union together with Monitor Publications Ltd yesterday launched a children’s comic series that will be running every Tuesday in the newspaper’s children’s magazine, Rainbow.

[Monitor] Kampala -The European Union together with Monitor Publications Ltd yesterday launched a children's comic series that will be running every Tuesday in the newspaper's children's magazine, Rainbow.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Inter-District Boundary Wrangles Soar in East

[Monitor] Budaka/Butaleja -Inter-district boundary wrangles in the eastern region are on the rise mostly among people living on the boundaries of Budaka and Butaleja, Tororo and Butaleja, Mbale and Butaleja, Bukwo and Kween, Pallisa and Bukedea districts.

[Monitor] Budaka/Butaleja -Inter-district boundary wrangles in the eastern region are on the rise mostly among people living on the boundaries of Budaka and Butaleja, Tororo and Butaleja, Mbale and Butaleja, Bukwo and Kween, Pallisa and Bukedea districts.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Government Must Do More to Stop Defilement

[Monitor] The menace that is rape and defilement will continue to haunt our country if the government does not find a way to deal with this ugly problem. Consider Joyce Nakanjako and Shakira Namwanje, whose stories run in Sunday Monitor of May 7.

[Monitor] The menace that is rape and defilement will continue to haunt our country if the government does not find a way to deal with this ugly problem. Consider Joyce Nakanjako and Shakira Namwanje, whose stories run in Sunday Monitor of May 7.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Meet Chef Sammy, Unsung Hero of Kipchoge’s Sub-Two Hour Attempt

[Nation] Last weekend, American sportswear manufacturer Nike pulled off a huge marketing scoop around their much trumpeted “Breaking2” project in which three top marathon runners were sieved out of an elite group of 18 in an attempt to break the two-ho…

[Nation] Last weekend, American sportswear manufacturer Nike pulled off a huge marketing scoop around their much trumpeted "Breaking2" project in which three top marathon runners were sieved out of an elite group of 18 in an attempt to break the two-hour barrier over the iconic 42-kilometre distance.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Senator Muthuma Accuses Wiper Leader Musyoka of Dictatorship

[Nation] Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama compounded problems for Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka after he withdrew support for the party as he declared the former vice-president a dictator.

[Nation] Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama compounded problems for Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka after he withdrew support for the party as he declared the former vice-president a dictator.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

World Bank Gives Zambia $200 For Rural Roads

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved a $200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit under the IDA17 Scale-up Facility for Zambia to improve selected rural roads in six of Zambia’s ten provinces. Government will finance the remaining … Continued

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved a $200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit under the IDA17 Scale-up Facility for Zambia to improve selected rural roads in six of Zambia’s ten provinces. Government will finance the remaining four provinces. According to the Rural Access Index, only 17 percent of rural population live within 2 km of a good road in Zambia, leaving about 7.5 million rural residents unconnected to the road network in the country. The Improved Rural Connectivity Project will benefit 460,000 people in the targeted rural areas. World Bank Country Manager for Zambia Ina Ruthenberg notes in a statement that the Improved Rural Connectivity Project is significant for Zambia, because it will improve connectivity in rural areas where poverty levels are particularly high. Ruthenberg says besides the project providing improved connectivity to schools, markets, health facilities, and jobs for the rural communities, it has the transformational potential of positioning Zambia as the regional food basket, contributing towards economic diversification. And World Bank Senior Transport Specialist Justin Runji says the project will also contribute towards addressing institutional capacity challenges, particularly in the area of road maintenance and road safety in Zambia, where feeder roads are largely in poor condition. The project supports the Government’s development priorities as reflected in the National Development Plan and Vision 2030. The post World Bank Gives Zambia $200 For Rural Roads appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND ‘Non-Entity’ In Lundazi Quits Politics

United Party for National Development (UPND) Lundazi Central losing candidate, Frackson Banda has quit active politics. In the 2016 General election, Frackson Banda stood on the UPND candidate in Lundazi Central. The election was won by independent candidate Lawrence Nyirenda … Continued

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United Party for National Development (UPND) Lundazi Central losing candidate, Frackson Banda has quit active politics. In the 2016 General election, Frackson Banda stood on the UPND candidate in Lundazi Central. The election was won by independent candidate Lawrence Nyirenda who polled 12,688. Nyirenda was followed by another independent, Ambassador Col. Bizwayo Nkunika who polled 6209. Another independent Evans Ngoma polled 5,831 while Frackson Banda of UPND polled 3,354. Below is Banda’s message to his supporters: Frackson Banda wrote the following : TWO years ago I came been in the Country after being recalled from my tour of diplomatic duty from India. While in India I took the opportunity to study and obtain a Masters Degree in International Relations in India. In the last 2016 election I had supported the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and stood in Lundazi Central Constituency as a candidate for member of parliament. Today the 6/5/17, I have decided to withdraw my membership from UPND so that I can concentrate on my personal life for now. In view of this, I would like to thank the people of Lundazi Constituency especially those that voted for me during the 2016 general elections. I will inform the people of Lundazi which way I may go when time comes. Do not be hurt these are politics. Thank you so much people for your support and continue supporting me. One Zambia. One Nation. God bless Zambia. Frackson Banda The post UPND ‘Non-Entity’ In Lundazi Quits Politics appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Togolese President Gnassingbé Makes Zambia Trip

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé has arrived in the country for a two day state visit. President Gnassingbé was received by President Edgar Lungu, at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. President Lungu and his Togolese counterpart are later this afternoon expected to … Continued

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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé has arrived in the country for a two day state visit. President Gnassingbé was received by President Edgar Lungu, at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. President Lungu and his Togolese counterpart are later this afternoon expected to hold bilateral talks at State House. President Gnassingbé was accorded a twenty one gun salute by the Zambia Army infantry and late inspected a guard of honour. And State House says the Togolese President’s visit to Zambia will further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda says the two heads of state will discuss key areas of cooperation in various sectors, including mining. Chanda said Togo is keen to learn from Zambia on how it has managed its mining sector as the West African country is a major iron ore producer. He said the two heads of state are interested in improving bilateral relations in the economic sector for the mutual benefit of the Zambian and Togolese peoples. Chanda said peace and security issues on the African continent will also be high on the agenda. He further disclosed that President Lungu is likely to undertake a reciprocal state visit to Togo in the second half of the year. President Gnassingbé is expected to return to Togo on Tuesday after concluding his engagements. And President Gnassingbé has paid his respects to the late Presidents of Zambia buried at Embassy Park. SOURCE: PF MEDIA The post Togolese President Gnassingbé Makes Zambia Trip appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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