Rasesa Council By-Election Set for Feb 11

[The Patriot] Members of the Public are informed that the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Honourable Slumber TSOGWANE, has today (5th day of January, 2017) issued an Election Instrument in accordance with Section 154 (2) of the Elec…

[The Patriot] Members of the Public are informed that the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Honourable Slumber TSOGWANE, has today (5th day of January, 2017) issued an Election Instrument in accordance with Section 154 (2) of the Electoral Act, (Cap. 02:09), ordering the holding of a by-election of Council Member for Rasesa Polling District in the Mochudi West Constituency. He directed that nominations of candidates for election in the aforesaid polling district be received on 20th January, 2017 betwee

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Govt Slashes AFCON Budget

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Outgoing Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye has confirmed that the budget for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations has been slashed from US$ 5.4 million to US$ 3.4 million.

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Outgoing Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye has confirmed that the budget for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations has been slashed from US$ 5.4 million to US$ 3.4 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Senate Committee Directed to Table Report on Election Laws

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro has directed the Senate Legal Affairs Committee to submit its report on the contentious Elections (Amendment) Bill by 2.30pm Thursday.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro has directed the Senate Legal Affairs Committee to submit its report on the contentious Elections (Amendment) Bill by 2.30pm Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Approves Council Budget, Urges Wage Bill Cut

[New Zimbabwe] THE ministry of local government, public works and national housing has approved Gweru City Council’s $41 million standstill budget with calls to rationalise the salaries which government say are not sustainable.

[New Zimbabwe] THE ministry of local government, public works and national housing has approved Gweru City Council's $41 million standstill budget with calls to rationalise the salaries which government say are not sustainable.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Stock Thieves, Including Policeman, Arrested

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested a gang of stock thieves in Messica, in the central province of Manica, which included a member of the police force, who had worked at a police station in the provincial capital, Chimoio.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested a gang of stock thieves in Messica, in the central province of Manica, which included a member of the police force, who had worked at a police station in the provincial capital, Chimoio.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

UP Chair Vows to ‘Sweep Nimba Politically’

[LINA] Unity Party newly-elected Chairman for Nimba County, businessman-turned-politician Pharies Dekpah has vowed to politically sweep the county in favor of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.

[LINA] Unity Party newly-elected Chairman for Nimba County, businessman-turned-politician Pharies Dekpah has vowed to politically sweep the county in favor of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Govt’ Shuts Three Gambian Radios

[LINA] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arbitrary closure of three radio stations by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) just two weeks before President-elect Adama Barrow is due to take office if outgoing President Yahyah Jammeh fi…

[LINA] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arbitrary closure of three radio stations by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) just two weeks before President-elect Adama Barrow is due to take office if outgoing President Yahyah Jammeh finally decides to surrender power peacefully.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Court Orders Re-Arrest of ‘Fake’ Land Dealer

[LINA] Criminal Court “C” Judge Yamie Gbeisay has ordered the re-arrest of defendant Charles Coker for allegedly stealing US$9,800 from private prosecutor F. Musah Dean for two-and-a-half lots of land he promised to give him for the money.

[LINA] Criminal Court "C" Judge Yamie Gbeisay has ordered the re-arrest of defendant Charles Coker for allegedly stealing US$9,800 from private prosecutor F. Musah Dean for two-and-a-half lots of land he promised to give him for the money.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia