Step Up Momentum to Form Super Alliance, Mudavadi Urges Opposition

[Nation] Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday asked his opposition colleagues in Cord and Kanu to step up the momentum to craft the National Super Alliance to defeat the Jubilee Party in next year’s polls.

[Nation] Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday asked his opposition colleagues in Cord and Kanu to step up the momentum to craft the National Super Alliance to defeat the Jubilee Party in next year's polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How Al-Shabaab Lost Battle of Wits

[Nation] After being beaten bloody by the Somali terror group — whose members sauntered through a mall shooting shoppers and slaughtered students at a university — Kenya is finally learning how to fight the extremists.

[Nation] After being beaten bloody by the Somali terror group -- whose members sauntered through a mall shooting shoppers and slaughtered students at a university -- Kenya is finally learning how to fight the extremists.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Transport Minister Hopeful Zambia Will Meet 2030 Goal

Transport minister Brian Mushimba is confident Zambia will have a viable transport system to meet the 2030 goal. Mushimba was speaking at a UN meeting that the country is working towards imporved road safety features. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT GOVERNEMNT … Continued

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Transport minister Brian Mushimba is confident Zambia will have a viable transport system to meet the 2030 goal. Mushimba was speaking at a UN meeting that the country is working towards imporved road safety features. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT GOVERNEMNT OPTIMISTIC ON ACHIEVING AGENDA 2030 ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS PRESS STATEMENT ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN, NOVEMBER 28, 2016 – The Government says the country is making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Speaking during the United Nations Global Sustainable transport conference in Turkmenistan, Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba said the government is working towards the provision of a sustainable transport systems for all Zambians with improved road safety features. “In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we need to build resilient and modern systems to ensure among others, the provision of sustainable transport networks for all with improved road safety features,†he said. The minister added that the government has enhanced road safety education and will install technological devices to help control reckless behavior on the roads in a bid to reduce the number of fatal road accidents in the country. Mr Mushimba said that the government will be putting in place policies to promote the use of rail to transport bulk heavy goods as means of decongesting the roads and making them safer. “With regards to other modes of transport, Zambia is revamping railway transport to ensure that bulk heavy goods are transported on this mode. In addition, Greenfield railway spurs are high on the agenda to further link Zambia to the Eastern and Western ports of Africa. In aviation, Zambia has commenced the modernization and upgrading of airport infrastructure for international airports, provincial and selected district aerodromes,†he said. The Global Sustainable Transport conference was officially opened by United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-Moon who called on all UN member countries to work towards achieving sustainable development goals whose aspirations are to improve the lives of people across the world. Zambia is being represented by Transport and Communications minister Brian Mushimba who is also the chairperson for the Global Bureau of Landlocked Developing Countries which constitutes 32 member countries across the globe including Zambia. Representatives from the transport sector in Zambia including the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), Zambia Railways, National Road Fund Agency (NRFA), Civil Aviation Authority and Tanzania – Zambia Railway Authority among the delegation from Zambia to attend the first ever Global Sustainable Transport conference covering all modes of tramnsport. Issued by; Frederick Mubanga Head – Public Relations (RTSA) The post Transport Minister Hopeful Zambia Will Meet 2030 Goal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Local Clubs Commended After Remarkable Tour Du Rwanda Debut

[New Times] Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) president Aimable Bayingana has lauded local clubs – Les Amis Sportifs de Rwamangana and Club Benediction de Rubavu – following their impressive debut at the Tour du Rwanda.

[New Times] Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) president Aimable Bayingana has lauded local clubs - Les Amis Sportifs de Rwamangana and Club Benediction de Rubavu - following their impressive debut at the Tour du Rwanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

We All Must Value Trees in Our Daily Lives, Says Biruta

[New Times] As Rwanda celebrated the International Day of Tree Planting at the weekend, telecom giant MTN led other organisations in efforts to plant trees in the Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District during the monthly community work, Umuganda.

[New Times] As Rwanda celebrated the International Day of Tree Planting at the weekend, telecom giant MTN led other organisations in efforts to plant trees in the Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District during the monthly community work, Umuganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Why HIV Infection Rates Remain High in Urban Areas

[New Times] Urban centres by their nature come with a big population, making them a haven for many conditions arising from these numbers. For instance, In Rwanda, HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 years has remained stable at 3.0 p…

[New Times] Urban centres by their nature come with a big population, making them a haven for many conditions arising from these numbers. For instance, In Rwanda, HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 years has remained stable at 3.0 per cent for the last decade.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Comedian Arthur Nkusi Ups Tempo

[New Times] It was also a great chance for upcoming comedian Lucas Kayitare, who has lately been popular on social media with a number of jokes, especially through different WhatsApp groups, to showcase his talent.

[New Times] It was also a great chance for upcoming comedian Lucas Kayitare, who has lately been popular on social media with a number of jokes, especially through different WhatsApp groups, to showcase his talent.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ogun PDP Factions Expel Buruji Kashamu, Gbenga Daniel

[Premium Times] The festering crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, over the weekend, saw two factions of the party engage in counter actions that meant sacking each other’s leaders for alleged anti-party activities.

[Premium Times] The festering crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, over the weekend, saw two factions of the party engage in counter actions that meant sacking each other's leaders for alleged anti-party activities.

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El-Rufai, Shehu Sani Fight in Kaduna Gets Messier Amidst Bribery Allegations

[Premium Times] Some officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused an aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of offering a N3 million bribe for them to suspend a senator.

[Premium Times] Some officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused an aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of offering a N3 million bribe for them to suspend a senator.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria