RB In Botswana To Mourn Sir Ketumile Quett Masire

Zambia’s Fourth Republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda has paid tribute to the late Sir Ketumile Quett Masire of Botswana. According to a statement by Zambian press press secretary at the Botswana High Commission, President Banda described Sir Masire as a … Continued

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Zambia’s Fourth Republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda has paid tribute to the late Sir Ketumile Quett Masire of Botswana. According to a statement by Zambian press press secretary at the Botswana High Commission, President Banda described Sir Masire as a gifted Statesman whose dedication to Africa will forever be committed to the most important chapters of the continent’s history. President Banda, who is also representing President Edgar Lungu at the funeral of Botswana’s forefather, fondly recollected events that Sir Ketumile Masire inspired. “He was a simple person, a very wonderful African. When you lose a man as great as President Masire, you must sit and reflect what it is that he told you, what it is that he did for the country and the things that he achieved. So that those of us who are coming after him should always look at him as a role model, like we have our Dr. Kaunda and here you have President Masire and Sir Seretse Khama,” the former Zambian Head of State said. He further hailed President Masire’s immense contribution to the growth of the numerous African institutions of governance that still stand strong today. President Banda named the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as one of the most illustrious contributions to the political development of Southern Africa that the late Head of State tirelessly worked hard for. “He was an extremely well educated person, very articulate and great thinker. Many of the things we created as Africans, the various institutions of development, in this region and in Africa. He and our President Kaunda, were the brains behind this, all of us who came behind them looked up to them for guidance as to how we organise ourselves, that time we had issues of Independence for many African countries, these men played a great role” he said. The senior Zambian Statesman is in Botswana on behalf of President Edgar Lungu to pay his last respects to Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, who passed away in Gaborone on Thursday evening. President Banda was received by Zambia’s High Commissioner to Botswana, Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Tembo, Defence Attaché Col. Joseph Chewe and other senior Mission officials accredited to Botswana. He is accompanied by his Deputy Administrative Assistant Chibeza Mfuni. The post RB In Botswana To Mourn Sir Ketumile Quett Masire appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Boko Haram – Cameroon Repatriates 887 Nigerian Refugees

[Premium Times] About 887 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon on Tuesday arrived in Banki, Borno State following a request from the Cameroonian government to Nigeria to facilitate their return.

[Premium Times] About 887 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon on Tuesday arrived in Banki, Borno State following a request from the Cameroonian government to Nigeria to facilitate their return.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Artisanal Miners Petition Museveni Over Eviction Order

[Monitor] Kampala -Thousands of artisanal miners in Mubende are living in fear after they were told about a proposal to evict them from land totaling about five square kilometres. The miners have now petitioned President Museveni over an eviction order…

[Monitor] Kampala -Thousands of artisanal miners in Mubende are living in fear after they were told about a proposal to evict them from land totaling about five square kilometres. The miners have now petitioned President Museveni over an eviction order that could see them taken off the land where they carry out gold mining.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Paralegals Under Fire for Playing Lawyers in Court

[Citizen] Mbeya -Advocates and lawyers in Mbeya Region have pointed an accusing finger at paralegals, charging that they are acting beyond their mandate by usurping role of lawyers contrary to procedures that require them to stick to subsidiary legal m…

[Citizen] Mbeya -Advocates and lawyers in Mbeya Region have pointed an accusing finger at paralegals, charging that they are acting beyond their mandate by usurping role of lawyers contrary to procedures that require them to stick to subsidiary legal matters for their clients.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Acting President Approves Appointment of 14 Heads of Tertiary Health Institutions

[Premium Times] The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria.

[Premium Times] The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria