Duo Heads to Morocco for Specialized Treatment

[New Times] Rwanda’s fast-rising footballers Onesme Twizerimana (APR FC) and Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sports) on Tuesday left the country for Morocco to receive advanced medical treatment for their damaged knee ligaments sustained in the on-going Azam Rwand…

[New Times] Rwanda's fast-rising footballers Onesme Twizerimana (APR FC) and Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sports) on Tuesday left the country for Morocco to receive advanced medical treatment for their damaged knee ligaments sustained in the on-going Azam Rwanda Premier League.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

UPND MPs Eat Humble Pie; Apologize For Skipping Pres. Lungu Address

Fifty four UPND Members of Parliament have apologized for having boycotted the official opening of parliament by President Edgar Lungu on September 30, 2016. Four MPs among them leader of the opposition in parliament Jack Mwiimbu and UPND Whip Garry … Continued

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Fifty four UPND Members of Parliament have apologized for having boycotted the official opening of parliament by President Edgar Lungu on September 30, 2016. Four MPs among them leader of the opposition in parliament Jack Mwiimbu and UPND Whip Garry Nkombo who are the architects of the boycott escaped punishment as they had permission from the Speaker of the National Assembly. Delivering ruling on a complaint by Government Whip Richard Musukwa and a private member Emmanuel Chilekwa, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini found the UPND MPs as being in breach of the parliamentary procedures and privileges. Matibini said that while he had previously ruled that it was within the legislators’ right to walkout or boycott parliamentary sessions as part of their freedom of expression the official opening of parliament was an exception as it demanded the highest levels of dignity and decorum. The Speaker said that any member skipping parliamentary sessions had to have permission from either the Speaker or the Chief Whip. Matibini directed the MPs to stand behind the bar and tender their apologies. The UPND MPs had through their lawyer Keith Mweemba argued that their action was in protest of the outcome of the August 11 elections that the UPND had disputed in the courts of law. Mweemba argued that the UPND were also protesting the alleged continued harassment of their President Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba by the law enforcement agencies. He argued that the continued detainment of UPND members like Obvious Mwaliteta and Elisha Matambo (released on a nolle prosequi) was also part of the reason they stayed away from parliament. The UPND MPs also argued that their action was also a statement on the harassment of the private media by the government. In his ruling, Matibini said that the UPND MPs action amounted to disrespect to the Head of State. He said that he had exercised leniency as they were first offenders and ordered that they apologize after reprimanding them. Nkombo who is the opposition whip apologized on behalf of the 54 MPs. Nkombo, Mwiimbu and Chirundu MP Douglas Syakalima were not among the censured as they had not yet taken their oath at the time of the boycott while Ambrose Lufuma was out of the country. The post UPND MPs Eat Humble Pie; Apologize For Skipping Pres. Lungu Address appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Senior Officers Warned Against Delaying Troops’ Salaries

[This Day] Abuja -Following recent reports of protest by military troops over non-payment of their entitlement, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, tuesday warned senior military officers against any form of delay in the payment of salarie…

[This Day] Abuja -Following recent reports of protest by military troops over non-payment of their entitlement, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, tuesday warned senior military officers against any form of delay in the payment of salaries and entitlements of troops engaged in the fight against terrorism in the North-east.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Muhongerwa Elected New City of Kigali Vice Mayor

[New Times] Patricia Muhongerwa was yesterday elected as the new Vice Mayor in charge of social affairs for the City of Kigali. She replaces Judith Kazaire, who was appointed governor of Eastern Province.

[New Times] Patricia Muhongerwa was yesterday elected as the new Vice Mayor in charge of social affairs for the City of Kigali. She replaces Judith Kazaire, who was appointed governor of Eastern Province.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

ULK Graduates Tipped on Job Creation

[New Times] Recently, about 3,872 students of Kigali Independent University (ULK) graduated in various disciplines. They were urged to be competitive if they are to make it on the labour market that is already flooded with so many unemployed youth look…

[New Times] Recently, about 3,872 students of Kigali Independent University (ULK) graduated in various disciplines. They were urged to be competitive if they are to make it on the labour market that is already flooded with so many unemployed youth looking for opportunities.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Defiant Gambian President Refuses to Step Aside

[Al Jazeera] Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has reiterated he won’t step down despite losing the December 1 election, as West African leaders and Western powers urged him to hand over power peacefully.

[Al Jazeera] Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has reiterated he won't step down despite losing the December 1 election, as West African leaders and Western powers urged him to hand over power peacefully.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Mining Production Rising

[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA’s major economic activity has been mining with the sector’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product standing at 13.5 per cent in 2014.

[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA's major economic activity has been mining with the sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product standing at 13.5 per cent in 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

More Than Two Dozen People Killed in DRC Protests

[Al Jazeera] Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 26 demonstrators and arrested scores more amid growing protests against Joseph Kabila’s hold on power, according to a human rights group.

[Al Jazeera] Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 26 demonstrators and arrested scores more amid growing protests against Joseph Kabila's hold on power, according to a human rights group.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa