Opposition’s Musyoka Blames President’s Allies for NGO Woes

[Nation] Nasa co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has blamed Jubilee for the freezing of his foundation’s bank accounts, saying it marked the beginning of the party’s scheme to run a dirty campaign against members of the opposition alliance.

[Nation] Nasa co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has blamed Jubilee for the freezing of his foundation's bank accounts, saying it marked the beginning of the party's scheme to run a dirty campaign against members of the opposition alliance.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

WhatsApp Crumbles In Over 2 Hour Outage

Messaging app WhatsApp was back in service late on Wednesday after a global outage knocked the 1.2 billion-member service offline across the world for several hours. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access … Continued

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Messaging app WhatsApp was back in service late on Wednesday after a global outage knocked the 1.2 billion-member service offline across the world for several hours. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in an email. The spokesperson states the outage was caused by WhatsApp itself, rather than by an “external source.” Asked if the outage affected all of WhatsApp’s users, the spokesperson reiterated that it was a “global” outage, but said it was not possible to say whether every user was affected. The Facebook-owned messaging app is among the most popular communications tools in the world, with more than one billion users. The app stopped working around 4:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Wednesday’s outage occurred just as Facebook’s senior management was on a quarterly-earnings conference call with Wall Street analysts and investors. Facebook touted the popularity of new WhatsApp features during the call, never mentioning the big outage underway that very moment. SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER The post WhatsApp Crumbles In Over 2 Hour Outage appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Catholic Bishop Declare Katumbi Criminal Conviction A “Farce

DR Congo’s influential Catholic bishops have urged authorities to allow prominent opposition politician Moise Katumbi to return from exile, calling his criminal conviction a “farce”. In a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday, the Congolese Episcopal Conference (CENCO) demanded … Continued

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DR Congo’s influential Catholic bishops have urged authorities to allow prominent opposition politician Moise Katumbi to return from exile, calling his criminal conviction a “farce”. In a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday, the Congolese Episcopal Conference (CENCO) demanded that the government reverse its orders for Katumbi — who has set his eyes on the presidency — to be immediately arrested if he returns from abroad. Katumbi, a powerful businessman and ex-governor of the mineral-rich Katanga province, should be allowed to “return as a free man and exercise his civil and political rights,” the Church said in the report, which was sent to President Joseph Kabila on March 29. The bishops issued the report as part of a New Year’s Eve deal brokered by the Church to end the crisis sparked by Kabila’s refusal to step down after his mandate ran out on December 20. Signatories to the deal — excluding delegates from the ruling majority — charged the bishops with gathering information that could allow Katumbi and fellow opposition politician Jean-Claude Muyambo to operate freely in DR Congo. Katumbi, a former Kabila ally who switched to the opposition in September, is awaiting trial for the alleged recruitment of mercenaries and has already been sentenced to three years in jail for seizing a building belonging to a Greek citizen. Muyambo was sentenced to five years on fraud charges linked to the same building. “The two trials are simply a farce,” the bishops’ report said, adding their investigation had found Katumbi was charged on the basis of fabricated evidence “with the sole goal of bringing him to trial and convicting him”. This suggests that Katumbi’s trial was “a purely political settling of scores”, the report added. Government spokesman Lambert Mende told AFP the Church should address its requests to the courts rather than the president. “Freedom is not obtained in this manner,” said Celestin Tunda Ya Kasende, a spokesman for the ruling majority, adding the Church should not put forward any proposals offering “privileged treatment for tie-wearing criminals”. Katumbi, the charismatic owner of a football club, was named as a presidential candidate by the G7 group of opposition parties for the election that was due to take place at the end of 2016. Under the power-sharing deal reached on New Year’s Eve, DR Congo is now set to hold an election by the end of 2017. SOURCE: AFP The post Catholic Bishop Declare Katumbi Criminal Conviction A “Farce appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Even Intelligence Agency Fed Up With Mugabe – Tsvangirai

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBAWBEANS are furious about the country’s endemic economic crisis with even agents of the dreaded CIO spy service reduced to near-destitution and now also fed up with President Robert Mugabe.

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBAWBEANS are furious about the country's endemic economic crisis with even agents of the dreaded CIO spy service reduced to near-destitution and now also fed up with President Robert Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Zimbabwe People First Party Splits Again

[The Herald] Zimbabwe People First has split for the second time in two months after a faction in the party today officially appointed former Ambassador and Retired Brigadier-General Agrippa Mutambara as the interim leader.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe People First has split for the second time in two months after a faction in the party today officially appointed former Ambassador and Retired Brigadier-General Agrippa Mutambara as the interim leader.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rwanda Reintroduces Rhinos After Ten-Year Absence

[Rwanda Govt] Kayonza -Yesterday, Rwanda reintroduced Eastern black rhinos after the last individual was documented in the country 10 years ago. The endangered Eastern black rhino was translocated to Akagera National Park from South Africa to restore t…

[Rwanda Govt] Kayonza -Yesterday, Rwanda reintroduced Eastern black rhinos after the last individual was documented in the country 10 years ago. The endangered Eastern black rhino was translocated to Akagera National Park from South Africa to restore the species to the nation's largest national park.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Sankoyo Welcome Suspended Members

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Sankoyo Bush Bucks executive committee has welcomed former suspended members to join the committee after addressing the indifferences.

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Sankoyo Bush Bucks executive committee has welcomed former suspended members to join the committee after addressing the indifferences.

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CNC – ‘Media Persons Work Without Professional Card’

[Iwacu] Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has released its 2016 annual report on the World Press Freedom this 3 May 2017. It admits that Burundian journalists face various challenges.

[Iwacu] Burundi Media Regulator-CNC has released its 2016 annual report on the World Press Freedom this 3 May 2017. It admits that Burundian journalists face various challenges.

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