Fresh Fighting Erupts Across Nation

[UN News] A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the …

[UN News] A senior United Nations official in South Sudan has called for restraint and underlined the need to ensure the protection of civilians as fresh fighting has erupted between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Pres. Lungu Sends Warning Shots to UPND, “I’ll Not Allow You to Set This Country On Fire”

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has sent a warning to opposition United Party for National Development members allegedly plotting to destablise the country in the wake of their leader’s arrest.

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has sent a warning to opposition United Party for National Development members allegedly plotting to destablise the country in the wake of their leader's arrest.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Three Aid Workers Killed in Restive South Sudan

[Al Jazeera] The World Food Programme said on Friday it was “horrified” to learn that three of its South Sudanese workers were killed in violence that claimed at least 16 lives earlier this week.

[Al Jazeera] The World Food Programme said on Friday it was "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudanese workers were killed in violence that claimed at least 16 lives earlier this week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

U.S. ‘Stonewalling’ Details of Military Aircraft Sales Offer

[Nation] New York -The American government is “stonewalling” on the details of a proposed multibillion-shilling arms sale to Kenya, a congressional critic of the deal charged.

[Nation] New York -The American government is "stonewalling" on the details of a proposed multibillion-shilling arms sale to Kenya, a congressional critic of the deal charged.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fourth Mobile Operator Finally Coming To Zambia

CABINET has approved a new licensing framework for the telecommunication industry, with a chance for a fourth mobile operator into the sector. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba disclosed in an interview in Lusaka that Cabinet had approved a new … Continued

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CABINET has approved a new licensing framework for the telecommunication industry, with a chance for a fourth mobile operator into the sector. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba disclosed in an interview in Lusaka that Cabinet had approved a new licensing framework for the telecommunication industry aimed at re-alinging and promoting competition in the sector. Mushimba said his ministry had formulated a new licensing framework with ZICTA for the Information Communication Technology (ICT) and telecommunication industry in Zambia. He said the licensing framework would realign the sector and allow more investments and job growth. “This will also allow more competition in the sector; improve quality of service and lower costs of services in the sector. “The new regime now allows any operator to apply for a license and allow operator of data such as Vodafone to take a new license that allows them to do voice over IP (VoIP),†he said. The minister said essentially all ISPs now can be operators and allowed to make voice calls in a regulated and optimised market. “As the Government, this is very exciting for us. We have cleaned up the licensing framework to unleash the potential of the industry mindful of the latest technological advancements in the sector,†Mr Mushimba said. “We see a very competitive market now moving forward with lots of investment in the network expansion and backbones because a company can now take one license and based on their infrastructure, offer multiple products,†he said. Mushimba said the development was very good for the industry as it would bring in investments and jobs as well as taxes for the Government. He explained that with this in place, there was a chance of a fourth mobile operator in the country. “With this in place we shall see new jobs created and the quality of services will improve and it will introduce competition and the low costs that comes with that,†Mushimba said. The post Fourth Mobile Operator Finally Coming To Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Why the Fishy Smell On Us Arms Deal Just Won’t Go Away

[Nation] One of Chile’s many fascinating economic achievements is that it is the world’s second largest producer of salmon, after Norway. Interesting because salmon are native to the North Atlantic and Pacific, hence Norway’s dominance; Chile’s are far…

[Nation] One of Chile's many fascinating economic achievements is that it is the world's second largest producer of salmon, after Norway. Interesting because salmon are native to the North Atlantic and Pacific, hence Norway's dominance; Chile's are farmed. Why and how a sub-tropical country would develop a competitive edge in salmon is one of the marvels of international trade.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

NC Congressman Seeks to Halt Kenya Arms Deal

[Nation] A US congressman is seeking to halt Kenya’s pending $418 million weapons purchase from a US contractor centred on 12 converted agricultural aircraft intended to bolster the Kenya Defence Forces’s campaign against Al-Shabaab.

[Nation] A US congressman is seeking to halt Kenya's pending $418 million weapons purchase from a US contractor centred on 12 converted agricultural aircraft intended to bolster the Kenya Defence Forces's campaign against Al-Shabaab.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

For Improvement of Student Competence

[Shabait] Asmara -The Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Rusom, said that efforts are being exerted to improve the competence of students. He made the remarks at a meeting he conducted in Mendefera with stakeholders.

[Shabait] Asmara -The Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Rusom, said that efforts are being exerted to improve the competence of students. He made the remarks at a meeting he conducted in Mendefera with stakeholders.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Alebu Pre-Cast Factory Keen to Boost Production

[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Teklu Hagos, Managing Director of Alebu Pre-cast Factory, said that efforts are being made to boost production of pre-cast blocks and other construction materials, and thereby enhance construction activities in Gash-Barka region.

[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Teklu Hagos, Managing Director of Alebu Pre-cast Factory, said that efforts are being made to boost production of pre-cast blocks and other construction materials, and thereby enhance construction activities in Gash-Barka region.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea