Rwanda in Push for EAC Contingency Fund

[East African] Rwanda is pushing for a contingency fund to be included in the annual remittances that member states of the East African Community make towards the bloc’s consolidated fund.

[East African] Rwanda is pushing for a contingency fund to be included in the annual remittances that member states of the East African Community make towards the bloc's consolidated fund.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Standard Gauge Rail Boss Drives Local Content Campaign

[East African] Uganda has set a high bar on local content for the Chinese contractor picked to build its standard gauge railway as it seeks dividends for industries and workers from the $2.3 billion investment.

[East African] Uganda has set a high bar on local content for the Chinese contractor picked to build its standard gauge railway as it seeks dividends for industries and workers from the $2.3 billion investment.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Government Mourns the Loss of ICT Pioneer

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has described the death of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist, Libby Lloyd, as a great loss to the ICT sector.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has described the death of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist, Libby Lloyd, as a great loss to the ICT sector.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Orders Removal of Top Power Utility Executives, Appoints New Board

[South Africa] Government today announces a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and stabilising management at the energy parastatal.

[South Africa] Government today announces a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and stabilising management at the energy parastatal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Eskom Chair Quits ‘In the Interest of the Country’

[News24Wire] Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza confirmed to Fin24 on Saturday that he submitted his resignation to Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown on Friday and he’s waiting for her to accept it.

[News24Wire] Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza confirmed to Fin24 on Saturday that he submitted his resignation to Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown on Friday and he's waiting for her to accept it.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Appoints New Board for Corruption-Riddled Power Utility

[News24Wire] The removal of Eskom executives implicated in corruption is a practical action responding to the ANC’s commitment to confront corruption and state capture, the party pronounced on Saturday.

[News24Wire] The removal of Eskom executives implicated in corruption is a practical action responding to the ANC's commitment to confront corruption and state capture, the party pronounced on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

As Nene Awaits News On Eskom Top Job, DA Vows Khoza Won’t Go Scot-Free

[News24Wire] Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene told Fin24 on Saturday that the matter of whether he’ll be appointed as Eskom chair is “still under consideration” and he hopes for a conclusion before the end of the day.

[News24Wire] Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene told Fin24 on Saturday that the matter of whether he'll be appointed as Eskom chair is "still under consideration" and he hopes for a conclusion before the end of the day.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

It’s Official: Antonio Mwanza Ditches FDD For PF

Antonio Mwanza has officially ditched the opposition Forum for Democracy and Development to join the ruling Patriotic Front. Antonio, who contested the Munali seat on the FDD ticket and lost to Nkandu Luo in 2016, was welcomed to the ruling … Continued

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Antonio Mwanza has officially ditched the opposition Forum for Democracy and Development to join the ruling Patriotic Front. Antonio, who contested the Munali seat on the FDD ticket and lost to Nkandu Luo in 2016, was welcomed to the ruling party by Mumbi Phirip – the deputy secretary general. The move will greet Antonio’s followers with shock considering that the upcoming politician recently had a meeting with Hakainde Hichilema to strike what would have been a deal of the opposition. Antonio has also been critical of the ruling party often emerging as the voice of reason among young people. The post It’s Official: Antonio Mwanza Ditches FDD For PF appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambian Priest Dies In Car Crash In Johannesburg

A Zambian priest identified as Constatino Kapungwe Kaunda has died in a car crash in Johannesbug, South Africa. This is according to a statement by the press secretary at the Zambian High Commissioner in Pretoria. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT … Continued

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A Zambian priest identified as Constatino Kapungwe Kaunda has died in a car crash in Johannesbug, South Africa. This is according to a statement by the press secretary at the Zambian High Commissioner in Pretoria. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Pretoria – Saturday, 20th January, 2018 A FORTY year old Zambian national has died in Johannesburg, South Africa, following a road traffic accident. CONSTATINO KAPUNGWE KAUNDA, who was based in South Africa working as the Regional Superior of the Catholic Religious Congregation of the Brothers of Charity for Zambia and South Africa, died on the spot when the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in an accident. Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba stated that the Catholic Authorities in that country had confirmed to him that, Brother Constantino Kaunda, who was in the company of two other Catholic brothers died on his way from the OR Tambo international airport on his return from Cameroon where he had gone for mission work. It is reported that a BMW X 5 vehicle rammed from behind into the car which was carrying the Catholic brothers forcing it to overturn several times for which Brother Kapungwe together with another person was thrown out of the car and died on the spot while the other victim died in hospital. A third victim identified as COURAGE SOKO, another Catholic Brother survived the accident. The body of the deceased has since been deposited in the Hillbrow hospital mortuary in Johannesburg And His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Brother Kaunda. He said the death of brother Kapungwe was not only a loss to the Catholic fraternity but to the Zambian community in South Africa as he was also a Zambian flag carrier. He has since expressed deep condolences to the Church and the families of the deceased. He has also wished them God’s strength and guidance during the period of bereavement. Mrs. Naomi Nyawali First Secretary Press and Public Relations. Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.press@zambiapretoria.net Tell : +27(0)12326-1847/97 FAX : +27 (0)12326-2140 The post Zambian Priest Dies In Car Crash In Johannesburg appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Why Tunisians Are Back On the Streets 7 Yrs After Jasmine Revolution

[The Conversation Africa] Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and one civilian has been killed in protests that commemorated what be…

[The Conversation Africa] Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and one civilian has been killed in protests that commemorated what became known as the Jasmine Revolution.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia