Parcem Warns Against Touching Arusha Peace Agreement Clauses

[Iwacu] PARCEM, the local NGO aiming at awakening conscience and changing Burundians’ mentality is concerned about changes to be made in the Constitution. “We heard about the possible amendment of the Constitution. What matters most is what should or s…

[Iwacu] PARCEM, the local NGO aiming at awakening conscience and changing Burundians' mentality is concerned about changes to be made in the Constitution. "We heard about the possible amendment of the Constitution. What matters most is what should or should not be changed. Article 299 of the Constitution does not permit any change which may degrade national unity, reconciliation, and democracy. Any amendment should abide by this article", says Faustin Ndikumana, PARCEM Chairman in a briefing press on 25 January.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

‘Burundi Falls Into Humanitarian Assistance Phase’, Says Corruption Watchdog

[Iwacu] In a press release of 25 January, the anti-corruption organization OLUCOME calls on Burundi government to reduce the fiscal measures imposed on taxpayers in order to fight hunger that affects the Burundian population.

[Iwacu] In a press release of 25 January, the anti-corruption organization OLUCOME calls on Burundi government to reduce the fiscal measures imposed on taxpayers in order to fight hunger that affects the Burundian population.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

School Sex Scandal Not a Hoax

[Zambia Reports] The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations.

[Zambia Reports] The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

‘Team Lacoste’ Goes After Ruling Party Commissar Kasukuwere

[Financial Gazette] A FACTION linked to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is pushing for the revival of the National Elections Directorate to neutralise Saviour Kasukuwere who, as the national political commissar, has been co-ordinating ZANU-PF’s inter…

[Financial Gazette] A FACTION linked to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is pushing for the revival of the National Elections Directorate to neutralise Saviour Kasukuwere who, as the national political commissar, has been co-ordinating ZANU-PF's internal polls, the Financial Gazette can report.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Floods Death Toll Hits 44, Schools Closed

[News24Wire] At least 44 people are now known to have died in Mozambique as a direct result of heavy rains and strong winds since the start of the rainy season, local reports say.

[News24Wire] At least 44 people are now known to have died in Mozambique as a direct result of heavy rains and strong winds since the start of the rainy season, local reports say.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Nation Remains Among World’s Most Corrupt – Report

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE remains among the world’s most corrupt countries, according to results of a survey by global watchdog Transparency International released on Wednesday.

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE remains among the world's most corrupt countries, according to results of a survey by global watchdog Transparency International released on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Companies Defy Odds, Reopen

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE’S distressed companies defied odds to re-open after the annual shutdown last year, despite fears many would fail to resume operations due to a worsening economic environment.

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE'S distressed companies defied odds to re-open after the annual shutdown last year, despite fears many would fail to resume operations due to a worsening economic environment.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Floods to Worsen Nation’s Health Woes

[Financial Gazette] FLOODED rivers and homes, collapsing infrastructure, uncollected garbage, rotting vegetables at vegetable markets, clogged storm water drains and traffic jams caused by flooded streets have all become talking points on social media …

[Financial Gazette] FLOODED rivers and homes, collapsing infrastructure, uncollected garbage, rotting vegetables at vegetable markets, clogged storm water drains and traffic jams caused by flooded streets have all become talking points on social media as Zimbabweans try to laugh off their otherwise appalling conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Trade Deficit Decline By U.S.$1 Billion in 2016

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE’S trade deficit declined to US$2,3 billion last year from US$3,3 billion in 2015, figures from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) revealed.

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE'S trade deficit declined to US$2,3 billion last year from US$3,3 billion in 2015, figures from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe