Civic Groups March Against GMOs

[Premium Times] A coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday staged a rally in Abuja demanding an end to the planned introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, into Nigeria’s foods and farming scheme.

[Premium Times] A coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday staged a rally in Abuja demanding an end to the planned introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, into Nigeria's foods and farming scheme.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Atiku, ACF, Northern Elders’ Forum React to Threat to Igbos to Quit North‎ern Nigeria

[Premium Times] The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned the call by a coalition of youth groups in the north asking the Igbos residing in that part of the country to leave within three months.

[Premium Times] The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned the call by a coalition of youth groups in the north asking the Igbos residing in that part of the country to leave within three months.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

FNB Says Sorry For Parade Bus Debacle

FNB has apologized for the scandalous arrangements it made to provide a wreck for a parade bus to Zambia’s young heroes when the team returned from South Korea yesterday. The official Zambia under-20 sponsor provided a run down vehicle which … Continued

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FNB has apologized for the scandalous arrangements it made to provide a wreck for a parade bus to Zambia’s young heroes when the team returned from South Korea yesterday. The official Zambia under-20 sponsor provided a run down vehicle which malfunctioned and hit into a pole shortly after take off for an over 20 kilometres journey. Following the mishap, players and officials aboard the bus disembarked into a 28 seater Rosa that continued with the journey. The development attracted widespread condemnation from Zambians on social media. Majority of those that jumped on the bandwagon to condemn the development are well known anti FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s protagonists. Majority of the critics who unleashed their venom directed at FAZ had gone into hiding after Zambia posted a heroic show at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup where they reached the quarterfinal for the first time and broke a few records. They were probably choking with envy to see a team succeed under the hardworking leadership of Kamanga. BELOW IS AN APOLOGY BY FNB, SPONSOR AND ORGANISER OF THE PARADE Sincere apology In spite of our best intentions, we were unable to give the soccer fans of Lusaka the full experience of a Welcome Parade for our gallant Under-20 National Team as the open-top bus we had hired for the procession developed a fault at the KKIA. Kindly accept our sincere apology for this unforeseen event. To all those that turned up at the airport and also all those who lined the streets to welcome the lads, we say a big thank you for supporting the Under-20 National Soccer Team.#U20powerebyFNB The post FNB Says Sorry For Parade Bus Debacle appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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This Is What a Workable Budget Should Look Like

[Citizen] Dodoma -As Finance and Planning minister Philip Mpango tables the 2017/18 Budget today, some independent analysts, business associations and MPs expect he will not hesitate to come up with measures to stimulate economic growth.

[Citizen] Dodoma -As Finance and Planning minister Philip Mpango tables the 2017/18 Budget today, some independent analysts, business associations and MPs expect he will not hesitate to come up with measures to stimulate economic growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Stakeholders’ Final Plea for Water

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Stakeholders say they expect the Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Phillip Mpango, to give the sectors of water and irrigation the attention they deserve if the country is to improve Tanzanians’ wellbeing and attain the muc…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Stakeholders say they expect the Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Phillip Mpango, to give the sectors of water and irrigation the attention they deserve if the country is to improve Tanzanians' wellbeing and attain the much touted industrialisation dream.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Education Official Backtracks On Matebeleland Schools Closure

[New Zimbabwe] The government has backed off plans to close dozens of schools in parts of Matebeleland following sharp criticism of the ‘politicallymotivated’ move by activists and teachers’ unions.

[New Zimbabwe] The government has backed off plans to close dozens of schools in parts of Matebeleland following sharp criticism of the 'politicallymotivated' move by activists and teachers' unions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Are People Being Forced to Attend Mugabe Rallies?

[New Zimbabwe] Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has denied claims his Zanu PF party is forcing vendors and shop owners to abandon their businesses in order to attend President Robert Mugabe’s star rallies.

[New Zimbabwe] Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has denied claims his Zanu PF party is forcing vendors and shop owners to abandon their businesses in order to attend President Robert Mugabe's star rallies.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kabwe Mayor Gives 38 Families Land

[Zambia Reports] Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe has announced that the 38 families that have allegedly encroached on the Multi Facility Economic Zone will be given legal entitlement to pieces of land they claim to own.

[Zambia Reports] Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe has announced that the 38 families that have allegedly encroached on the Multi Facility Economic Zone will be given legal entitlement to pieces of land they claim to own.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia