ODM Alleges Jubilee Hand in Planned Odinga Two-Term Demos

[Nation] ODM supporters in Kisumu have thwarted protests by some youth who were planning to hold demonstrations to compel Nasa principals to grant its presidential candidate Raila Odinga two terms if he wins on August 8.

[Nation] ODM supporters in Kisumu have thwarted protests by some youth who were planning to hold demonstrations to compel Nasa principals to grant its presidential candidate Raila Odinga two terms if he wins on August 8.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Electoral Commission Explains Things Every Voter Must Know Before Voting

[New Times] It’s seven days before Rwandans head to their polling stations to choose who will lead them for the next seven years. While the candidates traverse all corners of the country canvassing for votes, there are things that every voter needs to …

[New Times] It's seven days before Rwandans head to their polling stations to choose who will lead them for the next seven years. While the candidates traverse all corners of the country canvassing for votes, there are things that every voter needs to know before Election Day. The New Times' Nasra Bishumba sat down with the Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Charles Munyaneza, and asked him questions concerning Election Day. Below are the excerpts.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Inflation Drops To 6.6%

The annual inflation rate for the month of July, 2017 has decreased to 6.6 percent from 6.8 percent in June 2017. This means that on average, prices increased by 6.6 percent between July 2016 and July 2017. Central Statistical Office … Continued

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The annual inflation rate for the month of July, 2017 has decreased to 6.6 percent from 6.8 percent in June 2017. This means that on average, prices increased by 6.6 percent between July 2016 and July 2017. Central Statistical Office Director, John Kalumbi explained during the monthly bulletin presentation that the movement of consumer price indices (CPI) show a steadily increasing trend in the prices of commodities during the period of July 2016 to July 2017. Kalumbi however,says the annual inflation rates over the same period have shown a decreasing pattern from 22.2 percent in July 2016 to 6.6 percent in July 2017. He states that of the total 6.6% annual inflation rate recorded in July 2017, food and non-alcoholic beverages accounted for 2.9 percentage points, while non-food items accounted for a total of 3.7 percentage points. Kalumbi says Lusaka Province had the highest provincial contribution of 1.9 percentage points to the overall annual inflation rate of 6.6 percent, implying that the price movements in Lusaka province had the greatest influence on the overall annual rate of inflation. He adds that Western province had the lowest contribution of 0.2 percentage points. And Zambia recorded a trade deficit valued at K335.2 million in June 2017 from K333.8 million recorded in May 2017. This represents a 0.4 percent increase in the trade deficit. This means that the country imported more in June 2017 that it exported in nominal terms. Source: QFM The post Inflation Drops To 6.6% appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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You Will Never Be Left Behind, Kagame Tells Voters in Karongi

[New Times] Presidential candidate Paul Kagame has reassured residents in Western Province district of Karongi that no one will be left behind in the country’s development process.

[New Times] Presidential candidate Paul Kagame has reassured residents in Western Province district of Karongi that no one will be left behind in the country's development process.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

I Will Give You Free Water – Mpayimana

[New Times] Independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana has told voters in Kirehe District that Rwandans will not be paying for water under his government should he win the forthcoming presidential election.

[New Times] Independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana has told voters in Kirehe District that Rwandans will not be paying for water under his government should he win the forthcoming presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Habineza Pledges to Protect Environment, Improve Social Welfare

[New Times] As he took his campaign rallies to south-western Rwanda, the flag bearer for Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank Habineza, said he will ensure River Nyabarongo is protected and fully serves citizens in various ways.

[New Times] As he took his campaign rallies to south-western Rwanda, the flag bearer for Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank Habineza, said he will ensure River Nyabarongo is protected and fully serves citizens in various ways.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

The Best is Yet to Come, Says Kagame

[New Times] Paul Kagame, the RPF-Inkotanyi flagbearer in the presidential race, has said that better days are ahead for Rwandans, whom he said should look forward to continued progress.

[New Times] Paul Kagame, the RPF-Inkotanyi flagbearer in the presidential race, has said that better days are ahead for Rwandans, whom he said should look forward to continued progress.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda