State Oil Firm Denies Trying to Influence, Subvert Senate Probe

[Vanguard] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tueday, denied trying to influence members of the National Assembly and subvert the planned probe of its activities and its Group Managing Director, Mr. Maikanti Baru, by the senate.

[Vanguard] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tueday, denied trying to influence members of the National Assembly and subvert the planned probe of its activities and its Group Managing Director, Mr. Maikanti Baru, by the senate.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Triple Murder Accused Says He Does Not Recognise Axe Used to Kill Family

[News24Wire] Triple murder accused Henri van Breda said he did not recognise the axe used to bludgeon his parents and brother to death, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Triple murder accused Henri van Breda said he did not recognise the axe used to bludgeon his parents and brother to death, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition’s Odinga Reveals Strategy to Beat Ruling Party

[Nation] The National Super Alliance on Tuesday declared it would not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and announced the formation of a people’s assembly to start preparing for fresh polls.

[Nation] The National Super Alliance on Tuesday declared it would not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election and announced the formation of a people's assembly to start preparing for fresh polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Pres. Lungu Assures Congolese Refugees Fleeing Civil Strife

President of Zambia Edgar Lungu has assured Congolese refugees fleeing civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo of government’s support and protection. The Head of State was speaking when he visited the Kenani refugee camp in Nchelenge yesterday. President … Continued

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President of Zambia Edgar Lungu has assured Congolese refugees fleeing civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo of government’s support and protection. The Head of State was speaking when he visited the Kenani refugee camp in Nchelenge yesterday. President Lungu says Zambia will continue caring and showing compassion to people that found its boundaries a safe place. “We have demonstrated in the past and continue to do so by keeping our boarders open.” He said. President Lungu admitted that hosting refugees would put a strain on the national budget urging the international community to join in mobilising resources for the new communities being created. “All indicators are that the situation is getting worse. As we prepare to move the new refugees from Kenani to a new permanent site, there is need for the international community to move to greater action to sustain and augment the efforts that my Government, with support of its partners, has made so far to stabilise the situation,” he said. President Lungu praised traditional leaders and the community in Chiengi and Nchelenge districts for welcoming the refugees into their areas. The Head of State urged the refugees to feel at home and promised that his government would do everything humanly possible to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Over 6, 000 Congolese refugees are being hosted at the 56 – hectare site in transit to a permanent site with the support from the UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR and the Government of Zambia. The post Pres. Lungu Assures Congolese Refugees Fleeing Civil Strife appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kelvin Sampa Empowers Kasama Villages With Popular Indian Scooters

Kasama Central lawmaker Kelvin Sampa is introducing a new mode of transportation common to the transport system in India. The MP has purchased 14 Bhajaj Tricycles also known as Auto Rickshaws for distribution eight wards in his constituency. Sampa says … Continued

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Kasama Central lawmaker Kelvin Sampa is introducing a new mode of transportation common to the transport system in India. The MP has purchased 14 Bhajaj Tricycles also known as Auto Rickshaws for distribution eight wards in his constituency. Sampa says this is a form of empowerment to local residents. “I will distribute them to the eight wards in my Constituency to help with Party mobilization and equally help our needy members in different ways to alleviate poverty as they will also be used as taxis,” he told PF media. “The Bhajaj tricycle can also be modified for business use as mobile selling platforms.” Sampa also notes that Auto Rickshaws, which is synonymous with the transport in India and seemingly part of that country’s identity, use less fuel as compared to normal automobiles. The post Kelvin Sampa Empowers Kasama Villages With Popular Indian Scooters appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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