New Faces, Independent Candidates Set to Win in Polls

[East African] Fresh candidates and independents will dominate Kenya’s parliament, after the majority of sitting Members of the National Assembly and Senate were defeated in political party nominations last week. The exercise came to an end on April 30.

[East African] Fresh candidates and independents will dominate Kenya's parliament, after the majority of sitting Members of the National Assembly and Senate were defeated in political party nominations last week. The exercise came to an end on April 30.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

1.4 Million Children At Risk of Acute Malnutrition

[Deutsche Welle] The projected number of children expected to suffer has skyrocketed, doubling since January of this year. The country’s combination of drought, dislocation, and disease is proving fatal for children.

[Deutsche Welle] The projected number of children expected to suffer has skyrocketed, doubling since January of this year. The country's combination of drought, dislocation, and disease is proving fatal for children.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Little Unity to Speak of With Zanzibar

[The Conversation Africa] Tanganyika secured independence in 1961 from the British. Zanzibar, an archipelago off the mainland consisting of two large islands and many small ones, was granted formal independence two years later. It became a constitution…

[The Conversation Africa] Tanganyika secured independence in 1961 from the British. Zanzibar, an archipelago off the mainland consisting of two large islands and many small ones, was granted formal independence two years later. It became a constitutional monarchy ruled by Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah. But this was short lived and a bloody revolution followed early in 1964.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

World Economic Forum Needs to Move Beyond Spin

[The Conversation Africa] Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable growth”.

[The Conversation Africa] Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit - the theme of this year's African World Economic Forum (WEF) is "inclusive and sustainable growth".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dozens of Civilians Killed in CAR Violence – HRW

[Al Jazeera] Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have killed at least 45 civilians in apparent reprisal strikes over the past three months, a human-rights watchdog says in a new report.

[Al Jazeera] Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have killed at least 45 civilians in apparent reprisal strikes over the past three months, a human-rights watchdog says in a new report.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

President Lungu In Fitness Contest

President Edgar Lungu today outrun his competitors in a hundred meter dash to commemorate the National Health Week under the Theme: Promoting Wellness The head of state also dropped down and gave a couple of press ups much to the … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu today outrun his competitors in a hundred meter dash to commemorate the National Health Week under the Theme: Promoting Wellness The head of state also dropped down and gave a couple of press ups much to the amazement of onlookers. The President was accompanied by the First Lady Esther Lungu who also took part in aerobic exercise. Source: PF MEDIA The post President Lungu In Fitness Contest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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From Dr Kambwili To Dr Lusambo: Outbreak Of Flamboyant Titles Hits Zambian Politics

The debate about doctorates and honorary doctorates will swarm the local mill after Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo was conferred with an honorary doctorate by Pan African Missionary Association, an affiliate of St Thomas A-Beckett University of Canterbury. Lusambo has been … Continued

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The debate about doctorates and honorary doctorates will swarm the local mill after Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo was conferred with an honorary doctorate by Pan African Missionary Association, an affiliate of St Thomas A-Beckett University of Canterbury. Lusambo has been conferred with an honorary doctorate in public administration for his alleged contribution to the growth of democracy in Zambia. The conferrers of the doctorate said that Lusambo had been a strong advocate of democracy and had showed commitment toward the uplifting of the lives of young people. Former Minister of Information Chishimba Kambwili emerged as an object of public ridicule when he insisted on being addressed as doctor after being conferred with an honorary doctorate by Copperstone University. Kambwili regularly had to flash his ceremonial credentials with public broadcaster ZNBC having taken the weight of his directive to address him as doctor. The post From Dr Kambwili To Dr Lusambo: Outbreak Of Flamboyant Titles Hits Zambian Politics appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Serenje Chief Contest Turns Sour; Contender Shot Dead

THERE is an uneasy calm at Serenje District following the alleged killing of Evance Mukosha aged 53. Mukosha is a contender to the throne of Senior Chief Muchinda of the Lala people in Serenje district of Central Province. Evance Mukosha … Continued

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THERE is an uneasy calm at Serenje District following the alleged killing of Evance Mukosha aged 53. Mukosha is a contender to the throne of Senior Chief Muchinda of the Lala people in Serenje district of Central Province. Evance Mukosha was shot around 03:40 am by unknown assassins on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at his residence in Serenje District. Central Province Police Commissioner Lillian Lombe Kamukoshi has confirmed the sad development to Mwebantu in an interview. Kamukoshi says the police recorded the shooting incident at 03:40hrs and has identified the deceased as Evance Mukosha. “I can confirm that I received a report from Serenje in the early hours of today precisely at 03:40hours that we received a shooting incidence and a murder that occurred at a residence of male Evance Mukosha in Serenje District,” Kamukoshi says. “The report came from Male Zulu Ganizani aged 20 years of age, from above named residence also of village Chipundu, chief Kalindawano, district petauke who reported that male Evance Mukosha aged 53 was shot dead by unknown people as well as his wife, female Dorothy Mukosha aged 54 years of age, also of the same residence was shot in her ribs.” The Police Commissioner says the wife to the deceased identified as Dorothy Mukosha has since been taken to Serenje District Hospital where she is receiving medical attention. “The prevailing scenario is that the deceased male Evance Mukosha was a contender to thethrone of senior chief Muchinda. The chiefdom had a series of wrangles, the judgement was passed which did advise the Lala Traditional Council to identify a chief to be installed as senior Chief Muchinda,” she says. Kamukoshi has revealed that police have identified potential suspects who will be interviewed as investigations go on. “The police have instituted investigations into the matter, there are potential suspects which the police will interview accordingly in order to thoroughly investigate the matter so that culprits are broiught to book,” says Kamukoshi. She has since referred all queries on the matter to the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs. The post Serenje Chief Contest Turns Sour; Contender Shot Dead appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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