Senators Urge Speedy Passage of Transportation Bill

[Guardian] Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transportation, Senator Gbenga Ashafa of Lagos East, his Kogi West and Gombe South counterparts, Senators Dino Melaye and Joshua Lidani, have urged speedy passage of the bill to establish the Chattered Inst…

[Guardian] Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transportation, Senator Gbenga Ashafa of Lagos East, his Kogi West and Gombe South counterparts, Senators Dino Melaye and Joshua Lidani, have urged speedy passage of the bill to establish the Chattered Institute of Logistics and Transport of Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U.S. Moves to Block Nigerian Personnel From Monitoring Aircraft Production

[Premium Times] The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to meet the February 20 deadline for payment of $494 million for procurement of 12 A-29 Super Tucano Light-attack aircraft from the U.S., Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said.

[Premium Times] The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to meet the February 20 deadline for payment of $494 million for procurement of 12 A-29 Super Tucano Light-attack aircraft from the U.S., Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Swapo Yet to Announce Candidates for Ncuncuni By-Election

[New Era] Rundu -Swapo party in Kavango West Region is still to publicly announce candidates who will contest in the upcoming by-election scheduled for March 28 in Ncuncuni Constituency, says Swapo regional coordinator David Hipulwa.

[New Era] Rundu -Swapo party in Kavango West Region is still to publicly announce candidates who will contest in the upcoming by-election scheduled for March 28 in Ncuncuni Constituency, says Swapo regional coordinator David Hipulwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Ageing Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-Leader’s Fake Aids Cure

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

17 Million Zambians Have Placed Hope In UPND, Claims Hichilema

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that 17 million suffering Zambians have placed hope in his political party to change the fortunes of the country. Hichilema says this following a meeting of the party’s National Management Committee (NMC) at … Continued

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Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that 17 million suffering Zambians have placed hope in his political party to change the fortunes of the country. Hichilema says this following a meeting of the party’s National Management Committee (NMC) at Kupark Lodge in Lusaka today. “Zambian people are suffering and the country is hurting. We know that 17 million Zambians have now placed hope and confidence in us, therefore we should work to develop our country. “We emphasised that we all have a responsibility to stand with the people and for the people of Zambia,” he states. Hichilema has urged UPND leaders to go flat out and mobilise the party in readiness for elections in 2021. “Working for our country means we must all, as a nation, stand up and stop the rampant corruption involving the Patriotic Front government. We must begin by stopping the very individuals plundering public resources,” he says. “And we are confident that through a democratic process, we will stop those causing untold misery. “Job creation, economic diversification and skills development will be top of our agenda because only then will we be able to grow our economy.” The businessman-turned-politician says UPND is now on the move to develop the country. “Our efforts and commitments are not for the UPND, but for the people of Zambia. Only then can we ensure effective checks and balances to this kleptocratic party in power,” said Hichilema. The post 17 Million Zambians Have Placed Hope In UPND, Claims Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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India Wants Improvement On U.S. 169 Million Trade With Namibia

[New Era] Windhoek -Bilateral trade volumes between Namibia and India currently stand at about N$2.3 billion and, as the Asian country celebrates its 69th Republican Day today, its local high commission says the full potential of trade has yet to be ex…

[New Era] Windhoek -Bilateral trade volumes between Namibia and India currently stand at about N$2.3 billion and, as the Asian country celebrates its 69th Republican Day today, its local high commission says the full potential of trade has yet to be exploited optimally.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Why Latest Protests Are About More Than a Hike in Taxes

[The Conversation Africa] There is something about January in Tunisia. In 1984, the famous bread riots, which almost brought down the regime of Habib Bourguiba, happened in January. January 2011 saw the success of the Jasmine Revolution that brought to…

[The Conversation Africa] There is something about January in Tunisia. In 1984, the famous bread riots, which almost brought down the regime of Habib Bourguiba, happened in January. January 2011 saw the success of the Jasmine Revolution that brought to an end the 22-year-long dictatorship Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia