Remove Names of Dead, Ineligible Persons From Voter Roll, Says GC

[LINA] The Governance Commission (GC) has stressed the need for the National Elections Commission (NEC) to address the challenge of removing from the voter roll the names of the dead and others who are ineligible to vote.

[LINA] The Governance Commission (GC) has stressed the need for the National Elections Commission (NEC) to address the challenge of removing from the voter roll the names of the dead and others who are ineligible to vote.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Female Journalists to Construct Us$300k HQ

[LINA] The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) has entered into a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Society of Women Engineers of Liberia (SWEL) to construct the FeJAL Headquarters at an estimated cost of US$300.000.

[LINA] The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) has entered into a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Society of Women Engineers of Liberia (SWEL) to construct the FeJAL Headquarters at an estimated cost of US$300.000.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

GC Suggests Increase in Party Base Membership

[LINA] The Governance Commission (GC) has called for an increase from the original base membership of 500 qualified voters and the number of counties in which parties must recruit their base membership.

[LINA] The Governance Commission (GC) has called for an increase from the original base membership of 500 qualified voters and the number of counties in which parties must recruit their base membership.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

May Is ‘Red Cross Month’, Pres. Sirleaf Declares

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared May 1 through 31, as “Red Cross Month” and, May 8, as “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day” to be observed throughout the country as a Working Holiday.

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared May 1 through 31, as "Red Cross Month" and, May 8, as "World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day" to be observed throughout the country as a Working Holiday.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Stop Unethical Marketing Strategies- – INSLA Urges Alcohol Producers

[Ghana Govt.] The Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has condemned the illegitimate marketing strategies used by the Angel Group of Companies in marketing an alcoholic beverage “Adonko Bitters” to minors a…

[Ghana Govt.] The Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has condemned the illegitimate marketing strategies used by the Angel Group of Companies in marketing an alcoholic beverage "Adonko Bitters" to minors at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Easter Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Works and Housing Minister Tours Affordable Housing Sites

[Ghana Govt.] The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Samuel Atta Kyea, has paid a working visit to the Tema Development Company (TDC) and the sites for the Affordable Housing Projects which commenced a few years ago.

[Ghana Govt.] The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Samuel Atta Kyea, has paid a working visit to the Tema Development Company (TDC) and the sites for the Affordable Housing Projects which commenced a few years ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Pres. Lungu Pushes Zambia Agenda Among Economic Brains

President Edgar Lungu is accounting himself pretty well as he joins seasoned economic minds to discuss various issues affecting Zambia at the World Economic Forum. The Head of State is Durban, South Africa where international groups and individuals have converged. … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is accounting himself pretty well as he joins seasoned economic minds to discuss various issues affecting Zambia at the World Economic Forum. The Head of State is Durban, South Africa where international groups and individuals have converged. BELOW IS AN ANALYSIS OF THE ON-GOING EVENT By Rackel Pinalo First and foremost the Fast-tracking Economic Unification that the Head of state is discussing at the World Economic forum on Africa 2017 whilst drawing lessons from the Brexit is a very Important topic which we need to digest as youths. This is an agenda that every well meaning African country should support for it shall foster the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area this year. Basically, a programme aimed at doubling Intra -African trade by the year 2022 which shall boost Africa’s economy and strengthen it’s common voice on pertinent issues as it enlarges Africa’s policy space in global trade negotiations. Then on the *”bretix”* the Head of state made mention that it’s cardinal that African leaders draw lessons from Brexit to achieve and implement the Continental Free Trade Area. Basically, the Brexit was simply UKs planned withdrawal from the European Union which was a group of 28 European countries tied by an economic and political alliance.UK withdrew following the 2016 referendum vote to leave. As one of the EU’s primary initiatives and probably the AU is that of free movement within the region .The Brexit supporters main arguments centered around regaining border control and reclaiming business rights. They also cited the high EU membership fees as a negative aspect of participation in the EU. It was argued that if the UK separates itself from the EU, these fees can be used to benefit the UK. So even as the AU is being consolidated, President Edgar Lungu made mention that African leaders need to draw lessons from this , *both pros and cons* and analyse the possible reasons *some countries May break away from the AU.* Literally the EU policy permitted citizens in the EU to travel and settle across borders without a passport which is exactly the point our comrades from the *ANC and ZANU PF* were trying to put across at the last PF INTERACTIVE FORUM as what should become of Africa. The AU policy supports the introduction of an African Passport capitalising on the global migration towards e-passports and the abolishment of visa requirements for all African citizens in all African countries by 2018. The fast tracking economic unification process is an agenda which further entails the transformation , growth and industrialisation of african economies through beneficiation and value addition of natural resources. This shall simply entail the Implementation of the *African Industrial Development Action Plan*, the *African Mining Vision* at country, regioffxnal and continental level, in particular *fast tracking the establishment of the Centre for African Mineral Development* . It shall also entail the Implementation of joint cross-border investments to exploit shared natural resources and Promote social dialogue, sectoral and productivity plans aswell as regional and commodity value chains to support the implementation of industrial policies. The fast track economic unification shall also see the Consolidation of the modernisation of African agriculture and agro-businesses,through scaled up value addition and productivity and by 2063. It shall also see the Connection of Africa through world-class Infrastructure to promote Intra – African trade. A thriving Energy sector is the backbone of any economy therefore its planned in the economic unification agenda that all African energy resources be harnessed to ensure modern,efficient , reliable, *cost-effective*, renewable and environmentally friendlyenergy to all African households as the African Economy Expands. In the same vein President Lungu recently supported the call to *implement the adjustment to Cost reflective energy tarrifs.* The post Pres. Lungu Pushes Zambia Agenda Among Economic Brains appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Minister Edna Molewa – South Africa – European Union Seminar On Circular Economy

[Govt of SA] Speech by Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, at the South Africa – European Union Seminar on Circular Economy, Durban, Riverside Hotel on the 4th May 2017

[Govt of SA] Speech by Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, at the South Africa - European Union Seminar on Circular Economy, Durban, Riverside Hotel on the 4th May 2017

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Grants D5, 000 Bail to Alleged Careless Driver

[Daily Observer] A man who is standing trial before Magistrate A.R. Bah at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on a charge of careless driving have been granted D5, 000 bail on Tuesday.

[Daily Observer] A man who is standing trial before Magistrate A.R. Bah at the Brikama Magistrates' Court on a charge of careless driving have been granted D5, 000 bail on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia