President Sirleaf Applauds Ghana President On Peaceful Conduct Elections

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The President of the Republic of Liberia and Chairperson of ECOWAS Head of Authority, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has congratulated the Government and People of Ghana, for the successful conduct of the recent Presidential and Gen…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The President of the Republic of Liberia and Chairperson of ECOWAS Head of Authority, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has congratulated the Government and People of Ghana, for the successful conduct of the recent Presidential and General Elections under the astute leadership of President John Dramani Mahama.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Sweden Boosts Liberia’s 2017 Elections With Us$2.7m

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Lena Nordström, says the world is anticipating a very smooth transition process in Liberia and all of the country’s genuine partners must ensure that this comes to fruition through the conduct of a very successful electoral process.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Lena Nordström, says the world is anticipating a very smooth transition process in Liberia and all of the country's genuine partners must ensure that this comes to fruition through the conduct of a very successful electoral process.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

U.S. Court Dismisses Defamation Case Against Henry Costa

[FrontPageAfrica] The Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division has quashed charges levied against Liberian radio talk show host Henry Costa.

[FrontPageAfrica] The Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division has quashed charges levied against Liberian radio talk show host Henry Costa.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Global Witness Case – Court Requests Task Force to Produce Evidence in 10 Days

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Global Witness alleged bribe scandal case is taking another twist as Criminal Court “C” Thursday instructed the prosecution to provide all pieces of evidence in their possession to the Court within the 10 days.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Global Witness alleged bribe scandal case is taking another twist as Criminal Court "C" Thursday instructed the prosecution to provide all pieces of evidence in their possession to the Court within the 10 days.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Govt Functions Can’t Come to a Standstill Due to Transition – Hanna Tetteh

[Ghana Star] Spokesperson of the government transition team Hanna Serwaa Tetteh has again dismissed allegations that some handing over notes from the current government to the incoming government have been doctored.

[Ghana Star] Spokesperson of the government transition team Hanna Serwaa Tetteh has again dismissed allegations that some handing over notes from the current government to the incoming government have been doctored.

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Ministers Doctoring Handing-Over Notes–Boadu

[Ghana Star] Some ministers of state are doctoring documents they are supposed to hand over to the incoming government, John Boadu, National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has alleged.

[Ghana Star] Some ministers of state are doctoring documents they are supposed to hand over to the incoming government, John Boadu, National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has alleged.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

’30 Percent Women Appointments’ Pledges Will Be Fulfilled

[Ghana Star] New Patriotic Party’s Women’s Organiser, Otiko Afisah Djaba has assured Ghanaians that the party will fulfill its manifesto promise of empowering more women in the public sector during the Akufo-Addo administration.

[Ghana Star] New Patriotic Party's Women's Organiser, Otiko Afisah Djaba has assured Ghanaians that the party will fulfill its manifesto promise of empowering more women in the public sector during the Akufo-Addo administration.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Supreme Court Bans Cadres After UPND Tantrums

In the aftermath of clashes between the police and UPND cadres on Supreme Court grounds, the judiciary has banned political party supporters from attending court sessions. Judiciary Chief Administrative Officer Nalishebo Imataa said the damage caused to property at the … Continued

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In the aftermath of clashes between the police and UPND cadres on Supreme Court grounds, the judiciary has banned political party supporters from attending court sessions. Judiciary Chief Administrative Officer Nalishebo Imataa said the damage caused to property at the court premises on Thursday was unfortunate. She said that if the cadres defy the order the cases they take interest in may be adjourned indefinitely. The UPND cadres ran riot after learning that the court challenge to the outcome of the August 11 elections will be heard in chambers. Hordes of cadres forced their way into the judiciary offices breaking doors and windows in the process. The damage was extended to cars in the parking area that had their windows smashed. Several cadres were arrested and ferried to the Lusaka Central police. The post Supreme Court Bans Cadres After UPND Tantrums appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: MPs and Their Sitting Allowance

President Edgar Lungu may not have won friends among the Members of Parliament when he disclosed that Members of Parliament get K1, 500 per day as sitting allowance. Some of them may be secretly cursing the moment the Head of … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu may not have won friends among the Members of Parliament when he disclosed that Members of Parliament get K1, 500 per day as sitting allowance. Some of them may be secretly cursing the moment the Head of State slipped that vital piece of information that constituents back home may never hear from their elected representatives. Add to this the fact that MPs’ lives are heavily subsidized with almost everything they get coming on a duty free basis. Their accommodation at the National Assembly Motel is subsidized, food, beer and for some shamelessly even extra women that flock to the motel. Do not argue as this is a well known fact. And President Edgar Lungu did not end at saying they get K1, 500 per day but added that they get a salary and other allowances. No one is talking about gratuity yet. The voters may never know as they are repeatedly told how hard it is to bring development as an MP because there are limited resources. These are stories they sale to the electorates every five years. Understandably these are personal entitlements, albeit provided for at tax payers’ expense but even the allocation that is duly for constituents is plundered. Now constituents should have an idea why fighting for adoption is such a big deal for most of the MPs. Some are willing to visit witch doctors just to get that adoption certificate while those that lose are willing to fork out limitless amounts of money to see through the process from the High Court to wherever they can reach. Funerals are staged for those that lose petitions and thrown out of parliament. It does not help how quickly their health depreciates once they have been suckled away from the cash cow that is parliament. Others have died within days of missing out on adoption or losing seats. We are not talking of examples in outer space; these are things we see every day. How does one explain the over 70 petitions for parliamentary seats? Does anyone think those bloodthirsty vampires are out to serve a people’s cause? They will not stop at those emoluments the Head of State revealed, but they are forever looking out for the next cash cow. Was it not just 24 hours ago when they went shopping for a cashing in opportunity by voting to be the ones solely in charge of distributing CDF? Even those that snore their way through their tenure take the front seat when demanding payment. How much easy it would be for the hard working constituents to know how much materialism has consumed their representatives. Just in case anybody forgets there are whispers of raising the sitting allowance to K3, 000 per sitting. Also do not forget that infamous phrase, “We do not debate ourselves in parliament.†Once they propose it boom it goes and you will all be left wondering what happened. So harbour no illusions even those that have been directed to boycott state functions cannot for anything stay away from parliament. It would be unimaginable to lose out on an opportunity to line up their pockets. No wonder we have seen some of them grey their hair in parliament having made parliament a full time job for as much as 20 years. How possible is it that in one constituency one person imagines the seat is personal to holder? They buy off competition or out rightly elbow their way or if it gets messy, go the witchcraft way. They have never been willing to get to anything outside parliament. So thanks Mr President for that disclosure at we can see our MPs for what they really are. The post Opinion: MPs and Their Sitting Allowance appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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DRC Suspend Football League After Chants “Kabila’s Mandate Is Over”

The government in DR Congo has told the country’s football association to suspend league competition from Thursday until further notice. The move comes amidst fears that the end of President Joseph Kabila’s mandate next week will spark violence. “This general … Continued

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The government in DR Congo has told the country’s football association to suspend league competition from Thursday until further notice. The move comes amidst fears that the end of President Joseph Kabila’s mandate next week will spark violence. “This general situation in the country risks spilling into the stadiums,” Barthelemy Okito, secretary-general of the sports ministry, said. One popular chant heard at games warns Kabila that his mandate is over. Kabila is required by constitutional term limits to step down on 19 December but he has said he plans to stay on until at least April 2018, the earliest the government says an election originally planned for last month can be organised. His opponents accuse him of deliberately delaying the vote to cling to power – a charge he denies – and have vowed street protests to force him from office. While the ministry’s statement did not highlight any particular teams as posing a threat one of the main opposition politicians calling for Kabila to adhere to the constitution is Moise Katumbi, who owns TP Mazembe the current champions in DR Congo. Katumbi has condemned the suspension of the league. “Football is the only thing that keeps people entertained and makes them forget about Kabila’s dictatorship and the poverty in Congo,” Katumbi told BBC Sport. “You cannot indefinitely suspend the league when our national team is participating in the Africa Cup of Nations next month. How are the local players going to prepare? More than 50 people died in demonstrations in September over election delays and there are fears protests this month could spark widespread violence. Violence “could start at the stadium and spread to the city. It was like that in 1959,” Okito said, referring to riots against Belgian colonial rule that broke out in January 1959 outside the capital’s main football stadium and helped kindle the independence movement. Source: BBC SPORT The post DRC Suspend Football League After Chants “Kabila’s Mandate Is Over” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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