Pres. Lungu Appoints Yamfwa Mukanga PF Election Chairman

President Edgar Lungu has made minor reshuffles to the Central Committee with Mandevu MP Jean Kapata moved from heading the sub-committee in charge of elections. READ BELOW *President Lungu makes Changes to MCC* Yamfwa Mukanga becomes new chairman for elections … Continued

The post Pres. Lungu Appoints Yamfwa Mukanga PF Election Chairman appeared first on Zambia Reports.

President Edgar Lungu has made minor reshuffles to the Central Committee with Mandevu MP Jean Kapata moved from heading the sub-committee in charge of elections. READ BELOW *President Lungu makes Changes to MCC* Yamfwa Mukanga becomes new chairman for elections while Hon Jean kapata becomes women chairperson of central committee taking over from Mrs Estella Phiri who has been appointed as Commissioner. Hon Nkandu Luo is now chairperson for education taking over from Mr John Phiri who is now High Commissioner To Malawi …. The next central committee will sit next week on which the President has said all matters pertaining the Party will be tabled. IPS. Kitwe Kalumba Gift. The post Pres. Lungu Appoints Yamfwa Mukanga PF Election Chairman appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Police Arrests 11 Suspects In City Market Fire Probe

Police has ruled out natural cause as one of the reasons behind the fire that recently gutted City Market in Lusaka. Police chief Kakoma Kaganja has declared the fire an act of sabotage announcing 11 suspects had been arrested in … Continued

The post Police Arrests 11 Suspects In City Market Fire Probe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

Police has ruled out natural cause as one of the reasons behind the fire that recently gutted City Market in Lusaka. Police chief Kakoma Kaganja has declared the fire an act of sabotage announcing 11 suspects had been arrested in the on going investigations so far. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT ELEVEN SUSPECTS APPREHENDED FOR CITY MARKET INFERNO …Its not an accident but sabortage- Police 15th July, 2017 ZAMBIA Police has apprehended eleven suspected arsonists in connection to the City Market inferno that gutted over one third of the market. Updating the nation on the on going investigation that has left thousands of traders in despair, police Inspector General Kakoma Kangaja said joint investigations carried out by Zesco, police and the fire brigade have proved the act as sabortage. Mr Kanganja said investigation had immediately ruled out an electrical fault because the point of ignition for the fire has had no power for a couple of days and on the morning of the unfortunate incident. “The cause of fire is a deliberate ignition…we eliminate the possibility of electrical fault as the stand were the inferno started (stand 238) had no power on the day and days before,” Mr Kangaja said. He added that investigation have been progressing well and police had arrested and detained 11 suspects so far who are also aiding in investigation. Mr Kangaja emphasised that the inferno that gutted City Market was a deliberate arson attempt. Earlier in the week State House Spokesperson Amos Chanda had revealed that the inferno that gutted City Market was an act of sabotage meant to cripple the economy. Mr Chanda had explained that State House via executive privilege was aware of some of the investigation results that had been pointing to arson and thus President Edgar Lungu had to make a decision to curb the lawlessness before the situation went out of hand. On July 4th 2017, President Lungu invoked Article 31; state of threatened public emergency, giving police more power to carry out investigations and return sanity and order to the nation. Both the business world and even the church have welcomed the move noting that if the situation persisted it would lead to a state of emergency. The latest organisation to welcome the move are the Catholic Bishops as they also noted that arson and sabotage were at play designed to cripple the nation. The post Police Arrests 11 Suspects In City Market Fire Probe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Rwanda Presidential Election Campaigns Kick Off

[Deutsche Welle] With three weeks to go until elections, two politicians are challenging Rwanda’s “big man.” While most observers expect Paul Kagame to win, Greens candidate Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana are vying for the post.

[Deutsche Welle] With three weeks to go until elections, two politicians are challenging Rwanda's "big man." While most observers expect Paul Kagame to win, Greens candidate Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana are vying for the post.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Metalworkers Union Wins Victory for Temporary Workers in Labour Appeals Court

[News24Wire] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is ready to pull out all the stops to ensure that all workers who work for labour brokers are made permanent after three months.

[News24Wire] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is ready to pull out all the stops to ensure that all workers who work for labour brokers are made permanent after three months.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Worrisome, Rising Cases of Street Cultism

[Guardian] Cultism in Nigeria has no doubt taken a new trend as it has relocated from tertiary institutions’ campuses where it hitherto holds sway to the streets in various communities across the country.

[Guardian] Cultism in Nigeria has no doubt taken a new trend as it has relocated from tertiary institutions' campuses where it hitherto holds sway to the streets in various communities across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uganda to Implement Bus Rapid Transit to Decongest Kampala

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ugandan State Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagaiire on Saturady announced that his government will implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) concept in order to decongest the jam-prone City of Kampala.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ugandan State Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagaiire on Saturady announced that his government will implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) concept in order to decongest the jam-prone City of Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Navy Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Nation’s Maritime Domain

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Saturday reiterated its commitment to continue to protect the nation’s maritime domain against crude oil thieves and other criminal activities.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Saturday reiterated its commitment to continue to protect the nation's maritime domain against crude oil thieves and other criminal activities.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Poverty Within Opulence – Water Crisis At the Heart of Nigeria’s Capital

[Vanguard] Miracle, age 9, lives in Gishiri, has a daily routine of fetching from a nearby pond. “My mum asked me to come fetch and bath” she said, standing beside her was her friend who was bathing from the unclean water with her uniforms on.

[Vanguard] Miracle, age 9, lives in Gishiri, has a daily routine of fetching from a nearby pond. "My mum asked me to come fetch and bath" she said, standing beside her was her friend who was bathing from the unclean water with her uniforms on.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria