Govt Okays Harare’s U.S.$30 Million Loan Request

[The Herald] Government has approved a request by Harare City Council to borrow $30 million to buy additional refuse trucks and equipment for road maintenance. The city’s corporate communications manager Mr Michael Chideme yesterday said they had alrea…

[The Herald] Government has approved a request by Harare City Council to borrow $30 million to buy additional refuse trucks and equipment for road maintenance. The city's corporate communications manager Mr Michael Chideme yesterday said they had already given orders for the procurement of 30 compactors.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Recalls University of Rwanda Draft Law

[New Times] The government has withdrawn from Parliament the draft law establishing the University of Rwanda (UR) and determining its mission, powers, organisation and functioning, with officials explaining that the Bill needs further polishing to enha…

[New Times] The government has withdrawn from Parliament the draft law establishing the University of Rwanda (UR) and determining its mission, powers, organisation and functioning, with officials explaining that the Bill needs further polishing to enhance it and avoid contradictions that some of the articles were likely to cause.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Protesters Hit the Streets, Say Govt Has Failed

[East African] Students from South Sudan’s University of Juba took to the streets Monday to protest against the worsening economic crisis and the rebellion ravaging the country.

[East African] Students from South Sudan's University of Juba took to the streets Monday to protest against the worsening economic crisis and the rebellion ravaging the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Police Drag Feet On Keith Mukata Murder Case

The police have continued dragging their feet on the politically charged Keith Mukata murder case. Mukata is yet to be charged with the police reportedly being bullied to settle for lesser consequential charge of manslaughter. Police have so far only … Continued

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The police have continued dragging their feet on the politically charged Keith Mukata murder case. Mukata is yet to be charged with the police reportedly being bullied to settle for lesser consequential charge of manslaughter. Police have so far only warned and cautioned Mukata who has also been playing games have refused to be charged until his lawyers are present. It has not been indicated where his lawyers are coming from. FULL POLICE STATEMENT: LUSAKA, 8th May, 2017 – We have Warned and Cautioned both Mr Keith Mukata and his wife Charmine for murder. We are still waiting for a postmortem report for us to proceed with the case. We could not do this yesterday, because the accused persons requested that they be Warned and Cautioned in presence of their Lawyers who only managed to come through today. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER The post Police Drag Feet On Keith Mukata Murder Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Meningitis – Govt’s Failure to Heed Early Warnings, Produce Vaccines Locally Causes Over 800 Deaths

[Premium Times] As Nigeria takes stock of the heavy toll of the current meningitis outbreak on its citizens, concerns persist over the continuing failure of the authorities to take obvious measures to check the recurrent disease.

[Premium Times] As Nigeria takes stock of the heavy toll of the current meningitis outbreak on its citizens, concerns persist over the continuing failure of the authorities to take obvious measures to check the recurrent disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pres. Lungu Joyfully Flirts With Togolese Leader

President Edgar Lungu has extended his diplomatic hand to an unlikely partner who is Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe. Faure succeeded his father Gnassingbe Eyadema who died in office in 2005. President Lungu is having a series of interactions with Gnassingbe … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has extended his diplomatic hand to an unlikely partner who is Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe. Faure succeeded his father Gnassingbe Eyadema who died in office in 2005. President Lungu is having a series of interactions with Gnassingbe who is on a State visit. BELOW IS President Lungu’s statement: Fellow countrymen and women, Let me take this opportunity to welcome the Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbé, who has just arrived and will be in Zambia for a three day state visit. His visit is a clear demonstration of the good relation that Zambia continues to share with Togo in enhancing our bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefit of our people. I urge the Ministers and the Government at large to use this opportunity to showcase Zambia as an investment destination aimed at strengthening the economy of our people and our great nation. I thank you. The post Pres. Lungu Joyfully Flirts With Togolese Leader appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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