Pycroft Reaches Special Milestone

[Zimbabwe Standard] FORMER Zimbabwe Test cricketer and international match referee Andy Pycroft celebrated a milestone in his career last week after reaching a half-century of Test matches in the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Hobart.

[Zimbabwe Standard] FORMER Zimbabwe Test cricketer and international match referee Andy Pycroft celebrated a milestone in his career last week after reaching a half-century of Test matches in the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Hobart.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Hichilema Doubts Pres. Lungu Salary Cut; Says Trump Victory A Landmark Statement

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says the 50% salary cut by President Edgar Lungu amounts to deception. And Hichilema says the victory of United States Republican candidate Donald Trump is a sign that any candidate can win an election under a … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says the 50% salary cut by President Edgar Lungu amounts to deception. And Hichilema says the victory of United States Republican candidate Donald Trump is a sign that any candidate can win an election under a fair electoral administering body. Meanwhile, the UPND conjured a conspiracy that the power outage in the five provinces was to deny citizens an opportunity to watch Hichilema on tv. Featuring on Muvi TV’s The Assignment program; Hichilema said President Lungu was copying his pledge to forfeit his salary during the election campaigns. On Friday Vice President Inonge Wina told parliament that President Lungu had forfeited 50% of his salary as a way of leading the way on austerity measures given the country’s economic challenges. President Lungu has also earlier given away 10% of his salary towards presidential support programs and has also said he does not want the State to build him a house when he retires. “President Lungu cutting his salary that is dununa reverse at its worst that is deception. President Lungu is trying to compare himself with Hakainde because I publicly pledged to give up my whole salary if elected and that is what he is trying to do,†Hichilema said. He said that President Lungu would increase the amount of international trips to recoup the difference. “He is going to increase the number of international trips, that is dununa regret at its worst,†he said. He said the life of ordinary Zambians who had nothing to sacrifice were being denied relief with Hichilema condemning the K3, 300 PAYE threshold saying it insignificant. Hichilema said Trump won the election because the electoral commission in the US was independent. “The establishment did not want Trump, but they have an independent electoral commission, not the electoral commission of Judge Esau Chulu and Priscilla Isaacs,†he said. Hichilema said the private media in the country was under assault and asked Zambians to support the newly found Mast newspaper. The Mast is a reincarnation of the liquidation faced Post Newspapers that is crumbling under the weight of debt. Hichilema said it was his hope that The Post makes a comeback and reclaim its pioneering role of the free press in the country. On the budget, he said it was uninspiring given the total debt burden would soar further to US$ 11 billion. The UPND team has taken issue with the power outage that has hit part of Central, Luapula, Norhern, Eastern and Muchinga provinces saying Zesco had done it deliberately. Zesco has explained that outage has been caused by a system failure. Hichilema said his party will take their grievances to international courts if they were thrown out by the High Court. The UPND has already suffered a multiple of courtroom defeats in the attempt to be declared rightful winners of the August 11 elections. The post Hichilema Doubts Pres. Lungu Salary Cut; Says Trump Victory A Landmark Statement appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FAO Urges Strong and Effective Action

[NEWS] At the end of activities marking the celebration of World Food Day (WFD) in Liberia, the Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called on food security actors including the Government of L…

[NEWS] At the end of activities marking the celebration of World Food Day (WFD) in Liberia, the Country Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called on food security actors including the Government of Liberia to take more appropriate actions to mitigate the impact of climate change by supporting sustainable and climate smart agriculture gender and environment sensitive.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ellen Inaugurates First Transport Aircraft

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first Transport Aircraft specially designed to evacuate patients with infectious diseases to other locations where they can receive treatment.

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first Transport Aircraft specially designed to evacuate patients with infectious diseases to other locations where they can receive treatment.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

U.S.$40 Million World Bank Grant

[NEWS] A Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-III) intended to boost economic transformation in Liberia, critical for achieving inclusive growth, was over the weekend signed by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors.

[NEWS] A Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-III) intended to boost economic transformation in Liberia, critical for achieving inclusive growth, was over the weekend signed by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Recession – Over 3,000 Oil Workers Lost Jobs

[Daily Trust] President of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG ) comrade Igwe Achese has said that the oil and gas industry is worst hit by the economic recession affecting the country as over 3,000 workers have been retrenched s…

[Daily Trust] President of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG ) comrade Igwe Achese has said that the oil and gas industry is worst hit by the economic recession affecting the country as over 3,000 workers have been retrenched since the recession began while many others were rendered redundant.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Canadian PM to Visit Liberia

[NEWS] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Africa for the first time as prime minister, where he will meet with the leader of Liberia and attend the Francophonie summit in Madagascar.

[NEWS] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Africa for the first time as prime minister, where he will meet with the leader of Liberia and attend the Francophonie summit in Madagascar.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Senators Appeal for Southeastern Road Rehabilitation

[Observer] As deplorable road conditions continue to frustrate many Liberians unable to travel to their home counties during the rainy season, two Senators from Grand Kru and River Gee are pleading with Government to prioritize the repair of roads lead…

[Observer] As deplorable road conditions continue to frustrate many Liberians unable to travel to their home counties during the rainy season, two Senators from Grand Kru and River Gee are pleading with Government to prioritize the repair of roads leading to these southeastern counties.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia