At Least Seven Killed in Central Somalia Fighting

[Shabelle] At least seven people are confirmed killed and dozens wounded in a heavy fighting between Al shabaab militants and local militiamen in Mudug region of central Somalia on Friday.

[Shabelle] At least seven people are confirmed killed and dozens wounded in a heavy fighting between Al shabaab militants and local militiamen in Mudug region of central Somalia on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Banyana Banyana Wallop Egypt to Storm Into Semis

[SAFA] Sasol Banyana Banyana stormed into the semi finals of the 2016 CAF African Women’s Cup of Nations after walloping the Pharaohs of Egypt 5-0 in their last Group A match in Limbe, Cameroon on Friday, 25 November 2016.

[SAFA] Sasol Banyana Banyana stormed into the semi finals of the 2016 CAF African Women's Cup of Nations after walloping the Pharaohs of Egypt 5-0 in their last Group A match in Limbe, Cameroon on Friday, 25 November 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tuku Donates Shoes to Former School

[The Herald] Musician Oliver Mtukudzi yesterday retraced his steps to his former school, Chipembere Primary where he donated several pairs of shoes from his Hai-Kobo footwear brand. Hai-Kobo will launch the school shoe line on December 6 at an auction …

[The Herald] Musician Oliver Mtukudzi yesterday retraced his steps to his former school, Chipembere Primary where he donated several pairs of shoes from his Hai-Kobo footwear brand. Hai-Kobo will launch the school shoe line on December 6 at an auction of shoes from many other lines under the brand. Mtukudzi attended Chipembere Primary School between 1958 and 1964. The donation targets disadvantaged pupils at the school.

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Starvation Threat Numbers Soar

[Al Jazeera] An aid organisation in South Sudan has warned of severe food shortages, with the civil war spreading to rural areas of the country, cutting farmers’ access to their agricultural lands.

[Al Jazeera] An aid organisation in South Sudan has warned of severe food shortages, with the civil war spreading to rural areas of the country, cutting farmers' access to their agricultural lands.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Hichilema Meets UPND Provincial Heads; Declares Readiness For Parliamentary By-Elections

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has met with the party provincial heads encouraging them to continue with party mobilisation. Hichilema also declared that the leading opposition party was ready for imminent by-elections in Munali, Nalolo, Lusaka Central and Itezhi Tezhi. BELOW … Continued

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UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has met with the party provincial heads encouraging them to continue with party mobilisation. Hichilema also declared that the leading opposition party was ready for imminent by-elections in Munali, Nalolo, Lusaka Central and Itezhi Tezhi. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S STATEMENT ON THE INTERACTION WITH THE PROVINCIAL HEADS We thank God for another beautiful day and looking forward to a prayerful weekend ahead. We took time yesterday afternoon in the company of our National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango to meet with our hardworking Provincial leaders from all our 10 Provinces. It was encouraging to receive progress reports on their performances in the just ended elections and we sincerely thanked them for the hardwork they did in the August elections victory. We undertook our own electoral postmortem and freely interacted and shared ideas on the party mobilisation and reorganisation activities we needed to undertake going forward. We fully briefed them on the status of the presidential, parliamentary and other electoral petitions currently going on in the country, including those we have already commenced with the relevant international bodies, as we seek justice. They fully understand the inhibiting political environment we currently operate under where our liberties and freedoms to movements have been curtailed due to the ongoing repression and suppression of citizens, hence a number of our people currently in detention and denied bail. It was the resolve of all our leaders that we must change the gears and press even harder and reclaim our rights as citizens so that we can once more liberate our people, politically, socially, and economically, as it is darker before dawn. We informed them that as a party, we are more than ready to meet in the field to reclaim any of the seats that are being nullified by the courts of law such as Itezhi Tezhi, Nalolo, Munali, and Lusaka Central Constituencies so far. We encouraged them to remain strong and continue preaching the message of peace and unity as they embark on a more vigorous party mobilisation and reorganisation activities across the country. Our message still remain that of a united, prosperous and equitable Zambia that we can all be proud of. Have a great day and God bless you all. The post Hichilema Meets UPND Provincial Heads; Declares Readiness For Parliamentary By-Elections appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Veep Wina Apologizes For Power Black Out

Vice President Inonge Wina has apologized to the people of Zambia in the five provinces that had no power for over nearly a week. She said it was regrettable but expressed delight that there was no human casualty as a … Continued

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Vice President Inonge Wina has apologized to the people of Zambia in the five provinces that had no power for over nearly a week. She said it was regrettable but expressed delight that there was no human casualty as a result of the 330 Kilowatts that collapsed on the Pensulo-Kasama grid. Power has since been restored in Eastern, Muchinga, Northern, Luapula and parts of Central provinces. Meanwhile, Wina says government has taken note of fluctuating prices of essential commodities and is cushioning it through the social cash transfer for the most vulnerable. She also says there is no witch-hunt for civil servants that voted for the opposition United Party for National Development. And responding to a question from Ikele’ngi Member of Parliament Elijah Muchima who said that some spouses of UPND supporters in the civil service were being transferred to far flung areas, Wina responded that there was such scheme. She said that civil servants were mandated to serve anywhere in the country. “When you are recruited as a civil servant, you must ready to serve anywhere,†she said. Responding to questions in parliament during the Vice President’s Question Time, Wina said the 2017 budget had increased the social cash transfer entitlement for the vulnerable from K84 to over K90. Wina said government was monitoring the situation of prices in the country. The post Veep Wina Apologizes For Power Black Out appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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God Speaks to Ghanaians Through Lay Preacher – On 2016 General Elections

[Ghanaian Chronicle] A Lay Preacher and Counselor at Better Life Foundation Ministries in Ho, Madam Tina Akorley, has called on Christian leaders to intensify their education on sound Biblical teachings that promote love, unity and peace among the peop…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] A Lay Preacher and Counselor at Better Life Foundation Ministries in Ho, Madam Tina Akorley, has called on Christian leaders to intensify their education on sound Biblical teachings that promote love, unity and peace among the people, as God has revealed to her to propagate the message to the nation for a peaceful 2016 general elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

I Will Seek Welfare of Nhyiaeso Constituents – Sarpong

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Dr. Samuel Sarpong, parliamentary candidate for Nhyiaeso on the ticket of |the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged to operate an open door policy to strengthen the relationship between the office of the Member of Parlia…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] Dr. Samuel Sarpong, parliamentary candidate for Nhyiaeso on the ticket of |the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged to operate an open door policy to strengthen the relationship between the office of the Member of Parliament (MP) and the constituents, to address matters relating to the welfare of the people to promote growth and development.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana