‘Fierce’ Critic of President Lungu Arrested

[News24Wire] Zambian authorities have reportedly arrested yet another opposition leader, who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu, in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

[News24Wire] Zambian authorities have reportedly arrested yet another opposition leader, who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu, in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

You Strike the Woman, You (Still) Strike the Rock

[Daily Maverick] In the midst of political factions and disunity among the ANC we must never lose sight of the history of the women who fought so hard for the freedoms we take for granted today.

[Daily Maverick] In the midst of political factions and disunity among the ANC we must never lose sight of the history of the women who fought so hard for the freedoms we take for granted today.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

NGO Unaware of Reported U.S.$4 Million Ransom Paid to Free Mali Hostage

[News24Wire] The Gift of the Givers humanitarian aid organisation says it knows nothing about a ransom of more than R50m that was allegedly paid for the release of Stephen McGown, Netwerk24 reported on Friday.

[News24Wire] The Gift of the Givers humanitarian aid organisation says it knows nothing about a ransom of more than R50m that was allegedly paid for the release of Stephen McGown, Netwerk24 reported on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

WFP Resumes Food Assistance to HIV Positive People With Acute Malnutrition

[Iwacu] The World Food Program (WFP) has resumed its project to provide food assistance to people living with HIV / AIDS since July. In a statement issued on 2 August, WFP declared that the assistance is for HIV affected patients who started antiretrov…

[Iwacu] The World Food Program (WFP) has resumed its project to provide food assistance to people living with HIV / AIDS since July. In a statement issued on 2 August, WFP declared that the assistance is for HIV affected patients who started antiretroviral therapy, for children and women under the prevention of mother-to-child transmission protocol (PMTCT). It also said that the project concerns orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC).

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

UNSC Concerned About Non-Implementation of Resolution 2303

[Iwacu] The United Nation Security Council appeals to the government of Burundi to re-establish cooperation with international partners, especially the United Nations, in a constructive and mutually supportive manner. The Council is deeply concerned ab…

[Iwacu] The United Nation Security Council appeals to the government of Burundi to re-establish cooperation with international partners, especially the United Nations, in a constructive and mutually supportive manner. The Council is deeply concerned about the political situation in Burundi and the non-implementation of resolution 2303.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Embraer Bribe – Three Countries Send Information

[AIM] Maputo -According to the Mozambican Attorney-General’s Office (PGR), the authorities of three countries – Brazil, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe – have responded to requests for information about the payment of an 800,000 US dollar bribe by t…

[AIM] Maputo -According to the Mozambican Attorney-General's Office (PGR), the authorities of three countries - Brazil, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe - have responded to requests for information about the payment of an 800,000 US dollar bribe by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, to ensure that Mozambique Airlines (LAM) purchased two LAM aircraft in 2009.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Kenyatta, Odinga Move to Seal Voting Blocs as Campaigns End Saturday

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga are Friday set to hold a series of rallies as the 70 day campaign period which began on May 28 lapses on Saturday.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga are Friday set to hold a series of rallies as the 70 day campaign period which began on May 28 lapses on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya