A Parliamentary Committee Sitting Turns Chaotic Over Abdulllah Kitatta

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A committee meeting between the parliamentary committee on Defence and Intenal affairs and officials from the defence ministry Tuesday turned chaotic as Mps questioned the involvement of the army in police work.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A committee meeting between the parliamentary committee on Defence and Intenal affairs and officials from the defence ministry Tuesday turned chaotic as Mps questioned the involvement of the army in police work.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Parliament Committee Recalls Auditor General

[Nyasa Times] Auditor General Stepheson Kamphasa has been summoned to appear again before the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain his endorsement over a K567 million interest payout controversy involving Pioneer Investment and with …

[Nyasa Times] Auditor General Stepheson Kamphasa has been summoned to appear again before the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain his endorsement over a K567 million interest payout controversy involving Pioneer Investment and with Malawi Police Service (MPS).

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Things We Lost in the Fire, Zum’ing Into History

[Daily Maverick] Did our silence do any harm, did our indifference leave a stain in the clean cloth of progress of the land? I think it did. Did our patience allow the Gupta episode to come into effect? To an extent I think it did. All is not lost thou…

[Daily Maverick] Did our silence do any harm, did our indifference leave a stain in the clean cloth of progress of the land? I think it did. Did our patience allow the Gupta episode to come into effect? To an extent I think it did. All is not lost though, the new era is here. We must crush corruption right off the bat.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Retired Officers Alarmed By Police’s ‘Criminal Links’

[Observer] A former deputy inspector general of police has made scathing comments on his former employer, observing that under the watch of Gen Kale Kayihura, the police has been reduced to a protector of criminal gangs.

[Observer] A former deputy inspector general of police has made scathing comments on his former employer, observing that under the watch of Gen Kale Kayihura, the police has been reduced to a protector of criminal gangs.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Israel, Germany Envoys Pledge Support in Treatment of Heart Diseases

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Embassies of Israel and Germany on Tuesday January 23 pledged to continue cooperating with the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in enhancing the treatment of heart diseases, especially those afflicting children.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Embassies of Israel and Germany on Tuesday January 23 pledged to continue cooperating with the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in enhancing the treatment of heart diseases, especially those afflicting children.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Right of Reply – Our Challenges Are Much Bigger Than Our Obsession With President Jacob Zuma

[Daily Maverick] Many commentators have warned about the country’s slippage into group think. Group think breeds intellectual intolerance. Unfortunately this is what describes the state of affairs of the South African public discourse.

[Daily Maverick] Many commentators have warned about the country's slippage into group think. Group think breeds intellectual intolerance. Unfortunately this is what describes the state of affairs of the South African public discourse.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Opposition In Zambia Has Nothing To Offer – Lamba Chief

Senior Chief Kalilele of the Lamba speaking people says opposition political parties in the country accusing them of not having to offer the Zambian people. And the traditional leader has praised President Edgar Lungu on the major projects government has … Continued

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Senior Chief Kalilele of the Lamba speaking people says opposition political parties in the country accusing them of not having to offer the Zambian people. And the traditional leader has praised President Edgar Lungu on the major projects government has embarked in his district. Speaking when Patriotic Front North Western Province chairman Jackson Kungo called on him at his palace, Senior Chief Kalilele declared his support for the Republican President saying this was in view of the massive developmental work undertaken. He said he cannot support any opposition party political because they have nothing to offer. The traditional leader praised President Edgar Lungu for declaring Mushindamo as a district. He said that despite various appeals, past presidents never paid attention to the cries of the people in the area on declaring Mushindamo as a district. “Just look at this, just after his ascendance to power, President Lungu declared Mushindamo as a district and for this, I am very happy with him,” he said. The tradition leader praised government for making available funds to complete his palace which had stalled for some time. He said government has remained resolute to its promises citing the connection of the entire province to the national electricity grid and the advanced works on the Solwezi-Chingola road as examples. “As you can see for yourselves very soon my palace will be completed. So, it is for this reason that I encourage my subjects to also work with and support the PF government,” he added. And Kungo has implored the senior chief to continue supporting and working with the Patriotic Front government under President Lungu’s leadership. He said President Lungu means well for the people of Zambia hence the need to support and work with him. Kungo reiterated the head of state’s stance on the party leadership to engage all stakeholders including traditional leaders on matters of national development. The Provincial Chairman was accompanied by his Vice, Thazy Sichalwe, Provincial Secretary Fulobisha Fulayi, Women’s League Provincial Vice Chairlady Bertha Kiwala, Provincial Youth Chairperson Amnion Hara and Women’s League Provincial Vice IPS Lauren Mambwe Sinyangwe. The post The Opposition In Zambia Has Nothing To Offer – Lamba Chief appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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63-Year-Old Prisoner Passes PLE

[Observer] The heavy Friday afternoon rain found me in Luzira Upper prison internet laboratory covering the release of the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations results for the inmates’ school.

[Observer] The heavy Friday afternoon rain found me in Luzira Upper prison internet laboratory covering the release of the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations results for the inmates' school.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda