Zambia Railways Workers Down Tools

Workers at Zambia Railways in Kabwe have downed tools demanding better conditions of service. Management has locked up the premises in response to the industrial action by the workers. Kabwe Central lawmaker Tutwa Ngulube has condemned the action by management. … Continued

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Workers at Zambia Railways in Kabwe have downed tools demanding better conditions of service. Management has locked up the premises in response to the industrial action by the workers. Kabwe Central lawmaker Tutwa Ngulube has condemned the action by management. Below is what he posted: ZAMBIA RAILWAYS LIMITED in Kabwe this [yesterday] morning has locked its workers outside for lawfully demanding better conditions of service. Government has injected a huge amount of money in the operations of the parastatal. The company has lost in its profits as a result of alleged company mismanagement. We will sue on their behalf and compel management to negotiate. The post Zambia Railways Workers Down Tools appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Agreement Paves Way for First Democratic Transition in DRC

[allAfrica] Late last year, the Democratic Republic of the Congo approached a constitutional crisis. As President Joseph Kabila’s second and final term drew to a close, there was no plan for elections to select his replacement. Fears of an indefinite d…

[allAfrica] Late last year, the Democratic Republic of the Congo approached a constitutional crisis. As President Joseph Kabila's second and final term drew to a close, there was no plan for elections to select his replacement. Fears of an indefinite delay spread. Security forces met peaceful protests with violence, and the country girded for prolonged instability.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Fighter Jet Mistakenly Bombs Displaced Civilians, Killing Scores

[Premium Times] The MSF, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has said that at least 52 people were killed after a Nigerian fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on an internally displaced persons, IDP, camp.

[Premium Times] The MSF, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has said that at least 52 people were killed after a Nigerian fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on an internally displaced persons, IDP, camp.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

BCP Woos Voters Ahead of Saturday Poll

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) launched Mr Area Gabathuse as their candidate for Boikago/Madiba ward bye election this coming Saturday (January 21).

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) launched Mr Area Gabathuse as their candidate for Boikago/Madiba ward bye election this coming Saturday (January 21).

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

What Is At Stake As Somalia Goes to the Polls

[Nation] In the coming weeks, Somalia will head to a crucial presidential election that will define the country’s strategic direction as it strives to regain stability after 25 years of conflict and get ready for a one-person, one-vote election in 2020.

[Nation] In the coming weeks, Somalia will head to a crucial presidential election that will define the country's strategic direction as it strives to regain stability after 25 years of conflict and get ready for a one-person, one-vote election in 2020.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Women to Organize ‘Peace Tent’

[Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia-Guinea Bissau Women’s Forum in collaboration with the Gender Action Team (GAT) will organize a ‘Peace Tent’ tomorrow Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 12pm-3pm.

[Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia-Guinea Bissau Women's Forum in collaboration with the Gender Action Team (GAT) will organize a 'Peace Tent' tomorrow Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 12pm-3pm.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Benjamin Roberts Appointed As Finance, Economic Affairs Minister

[Foroyaa] With two days left to the expiry of his five year term on 18 January 2017, it was announced on GRTS television’s 10pm news that the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has appointed Mr. Benjamin Roberts as the new Minister of Finance and Economic…

[Foroyaa] With two days left to the expiry of his five year term on 18 January 2017, it was announced on GRTS television's 10pm news that the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has appointed Mr. Benjamin Roberts as the new Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs replacing Mr. Abdou Kolley, who reliable sources say has tendered his resignation.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia