ANC MP Truancy a Sign of ‘Ill-Discipline’ – Mthembu

[News24Wire] The absence of ANC MPs in the National Assembly this week could be an indication of ill-discipline in the party’s ranks, Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu said on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The absence of ANC MPs in the National Assembly this week could be an indication of ill-discipline in the party's ranks, Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu said on Thursday.

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Public Hearings Provide Forum for Views On Education and Health

[Parliament of South Africa] During today’s Taking Parliament to the People’s public hearings people raised education and health related concerns that affect their aspirations for better life.

[Parliament of South Africa] During today's Taking Parliament to the People's public hearings people raised education and health related concerns that affect their aspirations for better life.

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Kayihura, Lukwago Named in Shs20 Billion Scam

[Monitor] Businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba has accused the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago of benefitting from about Shs20b collected illegally from livestock traders at the city abattoirs.

[Monitor] Businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba has accused the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago of benefitting from about Shs20b collected illegally from livestock traders at the city abattoirs.

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Kabila’s Regime Goes For International Media In Bid Enhance Dictatorship

Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) – The United Nations is “concerned” by a new decree affecting foreign broadcasters in DR Congo, given the political crisis gripping the country, a senior UN representative said on Sunday. The decree was signed Saturday by … Continued

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Beni (DR Congo) (AFP) – The United Nations is “concerned” by a new decree affecting foreign broadcasters in DR Congo, given the political crisis gripping the country, a senior UN representative said on Sunday. The decree was signed Saturday by the minister for media and government spokesman Lambert Mende, and mostly affects broadcasters like Radio France International (RFI), Voice of America and the BBC. “We are concerned” by the decree, which was published as a UN Security Council delegation arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said Alexis Lamek, co-leader of the delegation. “We raised our concerns about the political process under way and discussed with Congolese authorities confidence-building measures which seem necessary to us at this time,” he said after visiting Kinshasa on Saturday. The new decree “in no way goes in the direction of the confidence-building measures we are talking about,” Lamek, France’s deputy representative at UN headquarters in New York, said in Beni, in the east of the country. The decree states notably that foreign companies can operate in DR Congo “with a majority participation by Congolese in the capital of said company”. It gives foreign radio and TV outlets 30 days “to come into line” with the new rules — or until December 12, eight days before the end of the mandate of President Joseph Kabila, who has been in power since 2001 and is constitutionally barred from standing for election again. The DRC’s political crisis deepened last month after a presidential election, which had been due before the year’s end, was postponed until April 2018. The opposition has accused Kabila of manipulating the electoral system to stay in power after his second term ends on December 20. The signal of RFI, one of the most popular stations in francophone DRC, has been blocked since earlier this month, when an opposition protest was due to take place. Rights group La Voix Des Sans-Voix (The Voice of the Voiceless) condemned the blockage, which it described as an “inadmissable attack on freedom of the press”. Kabila’s government has frequently interfered with RFI broadcasts over the last two years — blocking transmissions any time opposition supporters have organised protests against the president. While RFI remains blocked in DRC, its citizens can still receive the station’s signal from neighbouring Republic of the Congo. Source: AFP/YAHOO The post Kabila’s Regime Goes For International Media In Bid Enhance Dictatorship appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ad Hoc Committee On SABC Board Inquiry Condemns Intimidation of Journalists

[Parliament of South Africa] The Ad Hoc Committee on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board Inquiry condemns in the strongest possible terms acts of intimidation directed at SABC journalists (the so-called SABC 8).

[Parliament of South Africa] The Ad Hoc Committee on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board Inquiry condemns in the strongest possible terms acts of intimidation directed at SABC journalists (the so-called SABC 8).

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Telecommunications and Postal Services Welcomes New DG

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, has welcomed the appointment of Robert Nkuna as the new Director-General for the department.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, has welcomed the appointment of Robert Nkuna as the new Director-General for the department.

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Feuding Farmers Wait a Decade for Judgement

[Namibian] A TEN-YEAR wait for a Supreme Court decision was a failure of justice, deputy chief justice Petrus Damaseb has stated in an appeal judgement that flowed from a water point feud between two neighbouring farmers from the Rehoboth district.

[Namibian] A TEN-YEAR wait for a Supreme Court decision was a failure of justice, deputy chief justice Petrus Damaseb has stated in an appeal judgement that flowed from a water point feud between two neighbouring farmers from the Rehoboth district.

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Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Advised to Assist Emerging Entrepreneurs

[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Jihad Mohapi, has recommended that the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality organis…

[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Jihad Mohapi, has recommended that the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality organise an urgent Local Economic Development (LED) summit to come up with a plan to assist emerging entrepreneurs in the region.

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