DR Congo’s Kabila Plots Life Presidency

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government may struggle to afford presidential elections in 2018 due to soaring costs, the electoral commission head said on Tuesday, adding a potential stumbling block to a vote that has already been postponed once. President … Continued

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government may struggle to afford presidential elections in 2018 due to soaring costs, the electoral commission head said on Tuesday, adding a potential stumbling block to a vote that has already been postponed once. President Joseph Kabila has ruled the country since 2001 and is required by the constitution to step down in December. But the government put back the vote from this November to April 2018, citing the cost of enrolling millions of voters. The delay has prompted widespread protests and accusations that Kabila is stalling to hold on to power. Corneille Nangaa, head of the CENI electoral commission, said the budget for the ballot would rise by nearly 60 percent to $1.8-billion, a sum he suggested would be tough to raise. “Work is under way between CENI and the government to see the possibilities of substantial reductions of this budget in view of the financial difficulties that the country is facing,†he told a news conference. Nangaa gave no reason for the increase, but also no indication that a further delay in the vote was being considered. In October the government of Africa’s top copper producer, whose economy is being squeezed by low commodity prices, proposed a 14% cut for its 2017 budget. The attempt to delay further the elections is an indication President Joseph Kabila is planning a life presidency. The post DR Congo’s Kabila Plots Life Presidency appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Power Producers Advised Against Overcharging Clients

[Daily News] Renewable energy power developers providing mini (off)-grid electricity in rural areas should not milk their customers through overcharging as the move would render the idea of attracting the private sector in power generation irrelevant, …

[Daily News] Renewable energy power developers providing mini (off)-grid electricity in rural areas should not milk their customers through overcharging as the move would render the idea of attracting the private sector in power generation irrelevant, a senior government official has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Zifa Dismiss Cas Mediation

[The Herald] ZIFA are adamant they will not recognise the application filed by the Premier Soccer League with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The country’s football mother body insisted the top-flight body needed to first exhaust domestic remedies …

[The Herald] ZIFA are adamant they will not recognise the application filed by the Premier Soccer League with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The country's football mother body insisted the top-flight body needed to first exhaust domestic remedies over the relegation-promotion dispute that has cast a shadow on the closure of the 2016 season. Despite the PSL receiving confirmation that the Swiss-based CAS had begun proceedings in the arbitration case filed by the elite clubs, ZIFA last night argued that the applicat

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Effective Strategies Can Prevent Genocide and Human Rights Violations’

[Daily News] Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has urged members of the Committee for Prevention of Genocide in the Great Lakes Regions to enhance strategies which are likely to prevent genocide and human rights violat…

[Daily News] Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has urged members of the Committee for Prevention of Genocide in the Great Lakes Regions to enhance strategies which are likely to prevent genocide and human rights violations in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Chiefs to Get Maize Seed

[The Herald] Traditional leaders across the country yesterday received a shot in the arm as they are set to receive 20 kilogrammes of maize seed from a local seed house as part of improving crop yields in the country. The scheme for free maize seed to …

[The Herald] Traditional leaders across the country yesterday received a shot in the arm as they are set to receive 20 kilogrammes of maize seed from a local seed house as part of improving crop yields in the country. The scheme for free maize seed to traditional leaders is set to benefit all 280 chiefs dotted across the country following an appeal by Chiefs Council president Chief Fortune Charumbira to Seed Co to assist the traditional leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

IEBC Sets Guidelines for Campaign Financing Ahead of 2017 Polls

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday requested political parties and independent candidates to submit details of bank accounts to be used in August 2017 General Election as it seeks to regulate c…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday requested political parties and independent candidates to submit details of bank accounts to be used in August 2017 General Election as it seeks to regulate campaign financing.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Civil Aviation Authority’s New Surveillance Radars in Offing

[Daily News] In a bid to enhance surveillance capacity on the country’s airspace, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) will instal new civilian radars in four airports in January, 2017.

[Daily News] In a bid to enhance surveillance capacity on the country's airspace, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) will instal new civilian radars in four airports in January, 2017.

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Saanya Taken Off League Refs List

[Daily News] Referee Martin Saanya has been erased from the list of Premier League officials after a series of blunders during the derby match pitting archrivals Simba and Young Africans at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on October 1st, this year.

[Daily News] Referee Martin Saanya has been erased from the list of Premier League officials after a series of blunders during the derby match pitting archrivals Simba and Young Africans at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on October 1st, this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania