Gov Bello Begins Electrification of 1,000 Kogi Communities

[Leadership] Lokoja -It was a day of joy for people of Koton Karffi in Kogi State as Governor Yahaya Bello inaugurated rural electrification projects expected to serve eight communities in Lokoja and Kontokarfe local government areas.

[Leadership] Lokoja -It was a day of joy for people of Koton Karffi in Kogi State as Governor Yahaya Bello inaugurated rural electrification projects expected to serve eight communities in Lokoja and Kontokarfe local government areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

University of Cape Town Denies Evictions for Non-Payment of Fees

[News24Wire] The University of Cape Town has denied that they are evicting students for non-payment of fees after the newly inaugurated Student Representative Council (SRC) on Friday declared war on what it called an “antagonistic anti-black move”.

[News24Wire] The University of Cape Town has denied that they are evicting students for non-payment of fees after the newly inaugurated Student Representative Council (SRC) on Friday declared war on what it called an "antagonistic anti-black move".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Afreximbank Meeting Seeks to Unlock Africa’s Trade Potential

[Afreximbank] Kigali -The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s trade finance bank, is hosting a series of events this week in Kigali for its 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a catalyst to boost the African trade agenda.

[Afreximbank] Kigali -The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa's trade finance bank, is hosting a series of events this week in Kigali for its 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a catalyst to boost the African trade agenda.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Teenage Mothers Reaching Their Full Potential

[Citizen] At the age of 16, Sarah Kihongo’s life was not like other teenagers. She was a victim of neglect and abuse, who lost her parents at a very tender age. The trauma to get pregnant as a schoolgirl in Tanzania, Sarah, now 37, knows too well. Not …

[Citizen] At the age of 16, Sarah Kihongo's life was not like other teenagers. She was a victim of neglect and abuse, who lost her parents at a very tender age. The trauma to get pregnant as a schoolgirl in Tanzania, Sarah, now 37, knows too well. Not only was she forced to drop out of school, but was also was pushed in a dark hole of stigma. Sarah takes deep breaths and long pauses as she recalls how her life changed 20 years ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

OPINION: Understanding the Bad Blood between Kambwili and Lusambo

What is really the bad blood between former Information Chishimba Kambwili and Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo? The two have been shadow boxing for a long time making innuendos about each other for a long time. Kambwili has somehow moved about … Continued

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What is really the bad blood between former Information Chishimba Kambwili and Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo? The two have been shadow boxing for a long time making innuendos about each other for a long time. Kambwili has somehow moved about with an aura of a man entitled to recognition in Patriotic Front circles opting to ignore and disparage those he does not like in the ruling PF. He has particularly been unforgiving of the fact that there are people that crossed over from the MMD to join the PF and have broken in the inner circle. There is not one person that joined the PF from the MMD that Kambwili treats with respect. He has made his personal crusade to make them uncomfortable and never loses an opportunity to demean them. Former President Rupiah Banda has been on the brunt end of Kambwili’s innuendos, so has Dora Siliya and many others. It has not helped that he was dumped out of cabinet by President Edgar Lungu depriving him of his much touted sense of entitlement to privilege. On the other hand in his own political space which he considers his own, the Copperbelt, Bowman Lusambo has been asserting his authority building his own empire. Lusambo has the favour of the appointing authority for everything he is doing on the Copperbelt. No matter what Kambwili has done to upset that balance of power, Lusambo keeps thriving with President Lungu not hiding his full support. It seems that envious feeling is beginning to choke Kambwili and has now resorted to throwing low blows like disparagingly referring to Lusambo as a boy. Kambwili has lined all manner of discarded PF founder members in Mwenya Musenge to ridicule the new comers but somehow everything does not seem to stick. Now it has got to where the Roan Member of Parliament has labelled Lusambo as the master of confusion. That President Lungu has spent the most of the last week on the Copperbelt but may have been hard for Kambwili to be taken off the limelight. Lusambo’s political star has been shining and while his much anticipated fall has not come it could be a problem for Lusambo’s detractors. Rather than vent his anger on Lusambo, maybe Kambwili should accept that sometimes God raises people that we may not deem fit to rise higher than us in life. Did not President Lungu rise from obscurity to become Head of State, a fact some among us are still yet to come to terms with. Good day! The post OPINION: Understanding the Bad Blood between Kambwili and Lusambo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Release Lowassa On Bail

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Police have released on bail the former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, after questioning him for four hours at Police headquarters today.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Police have released on bail the former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, after questioning him for four hours at Police headquarters today.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Again, U.S. Indicts Nigeria, Other Countries of Using Child Soldiers

[Premium Times] The United States 2017 Trafficking in Persons report has again listed Nigeria among countries to face restriction following allegations of culpability in the violation of the Child Soldier Prohibition Act, CSPA 2008.

[Premium Times] The United States 2017 Trafficking in Persons report has again listed Nigeria among countries to face restriction following allegations of culpability in the violation of the Child Soldier Prohibition Act, CSPA 2008.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

T.B. Joshua Tears Apart Nigeria’s Top Civil Society Group

[Vanguard] The ongoing crisis rocking one of Nigeria’s foremost civil society organisations, the Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, took a new turn after Lagos State chapter of the association disclosed that N10 million was allegedly donated …

[Vanguard] The ongoing crisis rocking one of Nigeria's foremost civil society organisations, the Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, took a new turn after Lagos State chapter of the association disclosed that N10 million was allegedly donated to the association by founder of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Pastor T.B Joshua.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

What is the Future for Girls After Magufuli Ban?

[Citizen] School girls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said last week.In recent month, the government has been under pressure from some MP’s and activists to let teen mothers …

[Citizen] School girls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said last week.In recent month, the government has been under pressure from some MP's and activists to let teen mothers resume their studies after giving birth.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania