CBU Lecturers Down Tools After September Salaries Delay

Unionised Lectures at the Copperbelt University have downed tools demanding that management pays them their September salaries. The Lecturers and Staff are demanding that management pays them their salaries for September which was supposed to be paid to them by … Continued

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Unionised Lectures at the Copperbelt University have downed tools demanding that management pays them their September salaries. The Lecturers and Staff are demanding that management pays them their salaries for September which was supposed to be paid to them by 28th. Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBAUA) Acting General Secretary Willie Ngosa who confirmed the developed said that lectures will not get back to work until their salaries are paid. Ngosa has complained that management has been given enough time to put its house in order and the issue of delaying salaries has gone for too long without being addressed. He said the Unionised lecturers have vowed to not to go back to work until management meets its obligations. ““Effect from today we have officially withdrawn our labour, we will only go back to work once each member is paid, we have to go out of our way to find money to feed our families, we have families to look after†Ngosa said. “We can’t continue working when we haven’t been paid and this is very disappointing especially on the part of government, our agreements are clear that salaries are supposed to be ready by 28th of every month and that five days delay we take action†He wondered why government has continued to spend huge sums of money on less important issues but is failing to fund institutions of higher learning in the country. “We are very disappointed; government must be serious when handling these issues. The grant must come on time, institutions of higher learning must be funded on time, and we are very disappointed because we see money being abused in this nation but money to pay workers is becoming a struggle, we are not going to accept that†he stated. Operations at the University have since paralysed following the decision by the Academics Union workers to withdraw labour. The post CBU Lecturers Down Tools After September Salaries Delay appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Head Of Ecowas Election Observatory Mission Charges Liberians On Successful Poll

[Ecowas] The Head, ECOWAS 71-member Election Observation Mission to Liberia Mr. John Dramani Mahama has charged Liberians to ensure successful presidential and parliamentary elections slated for the 10th of October 2017.

[Ecowas] The Head, ECOWAS 71-member Election Observation Mission to Liberia Mr. John Dramani Mahama has charged Liberians to ensure successful presidential and parliamentary elections slated for the 10th of October 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

The Secretary’s Report on Whether the Government of Sudan Has Sustained the Positive Actions That Gave Rise to E.O. 13761 (2017)

[State Department] On January 13, 2017, the President issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13761 (“Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions”), which was subsequently amended by…

[State Department] On January 13, 2017, the President issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13761 ("Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions"), which was subsequently amended by E.O. 13804 of July 11, 2017 ("Allowing Additional Time for Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Amending Executive Order 13761"). Section 10 of E.O. 13761, as amended by E. O. 13804, provides that "[o]n or before October 12,

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

US Ends 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

[IRIN] The United States has lifted decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan even though it still considers the country a state sponsor of terrorism and despite the fact Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir still faces arrest on charges of genocide an…

[IRIN] The United States has lifted decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan even though it still considers the country a state sponsor of terrorism and despite the fact Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir still faces arrest on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

U.S. Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

[U.S. Embassy Monrovia] On October 10, Liberians will vote for a new President and for Members of the House of Representatives. The ballot begins a historic process toward the first peaceful transfer of power in Liberia from one democratically elected …

[U.S. Embassy Monrovia] On October 10, Liberians will vote for a new President and for Members of the House of Representatives. The ballot begins a historic process toward the first peaceful transfer of power in Liberia from one democratically elected head of state to another since 1944. The United States applauds Liberia's successes in holding electoral contests in 2005, 2011, and 2014, and trusts that Liberians will continue to build on that tradition by participating responsibly at campaign events, at polling places, and while

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Nador-Almeria New Sea Route to Be Opened Soon

[MAP] Madrid -The shipping company Africa Morocco Link (AML) will soon open a new direct sea route between the ports of Nador and Almeria (southern Spain), Almeria Port Authority said on Thursday.

[MAP] Madrid -The shipping company Africa Morocco Link (AML) will soon open a new direct sea route between the ports of Nador and Almeria (southern Spain), Almeria Port Authority said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Fight Against Terrorism – Dutch Security & Justice Minister Underscores Importance of Exchanging Experiences With Morocco

[MAP] Rabat -Dutch security and justice minister, Stef Blok, stressed on Thursday in Rabat the extreme importance of continuing to exchange experiences and knowledge between Morocco and the Netherlands in the fight against terrorism, both bilaterally a…

[MAP] Rabat -Dutch security and justice minister, Stef Blok, stressed on Thursday in Rabat the extreme importance of continuing to exchange experiences and knowledge between Morocco and the Netherlands in the fight against terrorism, both bilaterally and internationally, through the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF).

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Polisario Has No Legitimacy to Represent Sahrawis – International Expert

[MAP] New York -International expert and lawyer Nykaky Lygeros said on Thursday, before the UNGA 4th Committee in New York, that the Polisario has no legitimacy to represent Sahrawis, noting that this entity is only a “tool at the service of a fallacio…

[MAP] New York -International expert and lawyer Nykaky Lygeros said on Thursday, before the UNGA 4th Committee in New York, that the Polisario has no legitimacy to represent Sahrawis, noting that this entity is only a "tool at the service of a fallacious policy".

source: AllAfrica News: Western Sahara

FQM: High Taxes A Big Challenge To Mining In Zambia

First Quantum Minerals Country Manager General Kingsley Chinkuli has observed that Zambia’s mining industry is failing to compete favourably in production due to high taxes. And Gen. Chinkuli has appealed to government to quickly realise the economic diversification program to … Continued

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First Quantum Minerals Country Manager General Kingsley Chinkuli has observed that Zambia’s mining industry is failing to compete favourably in production due to high taxes. And Gen. Chinkuli has appealed to government to quickly realise the economic diversification program to reduce pressure on the mining industry. Speaking on the sidelines of the seminar organized by the Chamber of Mines with the Chilean government, Gen. Chinkuli said Chile has managed to grow production in the mining industry due to stable and low tax regimes. He said there is need for government to realise that mining has great opportunities on offer as opposed to taxes only. Gen. Chinkuli said the Mining industry in Zambia has highly been taxed but can as well be used for job creation as well as enhancing economic development in different communities of operation. “Currently the taxes are too high and this is affecting production in the mining industry, we need to get to a round table and see how best we can help one another of these issues, Zambia needs a stable tax regime to help improve production in the mining industry” he said. “There is a lot we can learn from Chile, we have to continue with such engagements, I was once Minister of Mines and we had a lot of interactions to see how best we can help one another in this sector” he added Gen. Chinkuli however said the mining industry I’m Zambia is under serious pressure due to its contribution to the country’s economic growth. “You see Chile only has about 6% of its export earnings from mining that is copper but here in Zambia we are talking about over 70%, this has contributed to so much pressure on copper production”. He said government needs to take advantage of the mining industry’s contribution to help grow other sectors through its diversification program. Gen. Chinkuli said there is need to see the agriculture sector taking centre stage in sustaining economic growth and also help reduce pressure on the mining industry in the country. “We cannot always depend on copper production for our export earnings, we need to look at other potential sector of the economy like our friends are doing in Chile,” he stated. The post FQM: High Taxes A Big Challenge To Mining In Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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