Kenyans Demand Justice for Murdered Election Official

[Deutsche Welle] Rights activists marched through the streets of Nairobi to protest against the murder of election commission official Christopher Msando just days ahead of the polls.

[Deutsche Welle] Rights activists marched through the streets of Nairobi to protest against the murder of election commission official Christopher Msando just days ahead of the polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why Kabila’s Bid to Remain in Power Is Bad News

[The Conversation Africa] President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending. According to the 31 December 2016 all-inclusive political agreement, Kabila should or…

[The Conversation Africa] President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending. According to the 31 December 2016 all-inclusive political agreement, Kabila should organise elections and hand over power.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

The Closest A President Comes To Sending An Insulting Citizen To ‘Jail’

In any democracy, the right to free speech ranks top among the fundamental individual freedoms citizens are allowed to enjoy. Even when a country has an eccentric leader like the United States of America’s President Donald Trump, the right to … Continued

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In any democracy, the right to free speech ranks top among the fundamental individual freedoms citizens are allowed to enjoy. Even when a country has an eccentric leader like the United States of America’s President Donald Trump, the right to free speech remains protected. And Zambia should take a leaf from the page of President Trump. President Trump is a social media, particularly, twitter freak but on that platform he has been met with some of the most vicious opposition. President Trump does not need to be told he was insulted. He sees it first hand and exercises his right to curb enduring such first hand torture by purging those who attack him. See the screenshots and relate what President Trump endures to the happenings in our country. A US citizen Chritine Tiegen used the “f…k” language to address President Trump and even called the Head of State a “moron”, but still goes about life as normal. The only punishment she received was being blocked from being among President Trump’s millions of twitter followers. DMI St Eugene student Edward Makayi charged for defamation of the president may have been granted bail after having appearing in court, but his case is one that is anchored on archaic legislation that should not be entertained in modern democracy. The post The Closest A President Comes To Sending An Insulting Citizen To ‘Jail’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Don’t Politicise Chris Msando’s Murder – John Kerry

[Nation] Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is the co-leader of the Carter Centre’s election monitoring team in Kenya, has paid tribute to slain IEBC official Christopher Msando.

[Nation] Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is the co-leader of the Carter Centre's election monitoring team in Kenya, has paid tribute to slain IEBC official Christopher Msando.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Tells Departments to Stop Using Charcoal

[Daily News] THE government has directed some of its institutions to start phasing out the use of charcoal as a source of cooking energy with immediate effect, a measure that is aimed at conserving environment, the Minister of State in the Vic-Presiden…

[Daily News] THE government has directed some of its institutions to start phasing out the use of charcoal as a source of cooking energy with immediate effect, a measure that is aimed at conserving environment, the Minister of State in the Vic-President's Office (Union and Environment Affairs) January Makamba, has announced.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Quartet Out to Maintain Steeplechase Dominance

[Nation] Kenyan steeplechasers led by World champion Ezekiel Kemboi and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto have vowed to uphold the country’s tradition at the World Championships starting Friday in London.

[Nation] Kenyan steeplechasers led by World champion Ezekiel Kemboi and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto have vowed to uphold the country's tradition at the World Championships starting Friday in London.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Dagga Couple’ Back in High Court in Bid to Legalise Marijuana

[News24Wire] The so-called ‘dagga couple’, Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke, will head back to the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday in a bid to have marijuana legalised.

[News24Wire] The so-called 'dagga couple', Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke, will head back to the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday in a bid to have marijuana legalised.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa