Oil Spills Double Infant Mortality Risk, Research Shows

[VOA] Babies are much more likely to die in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to the site of an oil spill, according to new research. Scientists studied data on infant mortality and oil spills in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region — …

[VOA] Babies are much more likely to die in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to the site of an oil spill, according to new research. Scientists studied data on infant mortality and oil spills in Nigeria's Niger Delta region -- and describe their results as 'shocking'.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Health Project Helps Villages On Lake Tanganyika Shores Beat Cholera

[Citizen] Sumbawanga -Authorities in Rukwa Region have expressed their satisfaction with the outcomes of the implementation of a health project in villages dotting the shores of Lake Tanganyika aimed at containing cholera as well as minimise death rate…

[Citizen] Sumbawanga -Authorities in Rukwa Region have expressed their satisfaction with the outcomes of the implementation of a health project in villages dotting the shores of Lake Tanganyika aimed at containing cholera as well as minimise death rates of pregnant mothers.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Hichilema Should Learn From Mugabe About Overstaying In A Leadership Position – MMD Youth

MMD youth Prince Ndoyi says it is a mark of hypocrisy for UPND members and its leader Hakainde Hichilema to celebrate the down fall of former Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe when the situation is not different from happenings in their party. … Continued

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MMD youth Prince Ndoyi says it is a mark of hypocrisy for UPND members and its leader Hakainde Hichilema to celebrate the down fall of former Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe when the situation is not different from happenings in their party. Ndoyi says Hichilema, who has lost five presidential election since assuming the UPND leadership in 2006, has never been subjected to an election in the party portraying an image he was the life president. The young politician has since urged young UPND members to push for change so that the country’s biggest opposition re-brands its image and stay relevant to electorates. “It is hypocritical for HH and his UPND to say they are celebrating with Zimbabweans when infact the party leadership should DRAIN THE SWAMP to avoid the embarrassing act of being forcibly removed like former MMD president Dr Nevers Mumba. “It is a lesson for the young and brilliant minds like Garry Nkombo, Cornelius Mweetwa, Gilbert Liswaniso to speak out or else UPND will be buried as an opposition party. “Those sitting in influential positions (irrespective of opposition or ruling political parties) must show more responsibility, maturity and integrity in words and deeds. The followers of such leaders must understand that silence is a loss only for themselves and their families.” Ndoyi says dictatorship is not only practiced by those with state power. “It is incorrect to always assume dictatorship is only a practice of those in power, but the phenomenon is true even for those in opposition who hold on to presidency beyond their constitutional mandates, and those equally are dragging their countries backwards. “Any political party in our country is better off to have new blood and new ideas. Leaders must desist from insisting as though they are the only ones with new ideas, there is always that somebody with new energy and new insights and perspectives good enough for our parties,” he said. Ndoyi has since challenged the UPND to call for a convention adding that the same goes to other political parties such as FDD and UNIP. “UPND must quickly announce when they shall hold a convention. This is not only good for themselves but will assure Zambians that if given instruments of power they cannot mutilate the Zambian constitution. The sooner the better. Conventions will only present the party with an opportunity to appraise their leaders for a renewed commitment for the future of their party,” he said. Ndoyi says UPND youths must take a keen interest in understanding the direction their party was taking if they were to remain a meaningful contributor to the governance system in the country. The post Hichilema Should Learn From Mugabe About Overstaying In A Leadership Position – MMD Youth appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Olympics – Tanzania Runners Set Sights On the 2020 Olympics

[Citizen] Over 200 young ladies from various regions around the country are expected to compete in the National Athletics Championship set for Friday at the National Stadium.

[Citizen] Over 200 young ladies from various regions around the country are expected to compete in the National Athletics Championship set for Friday at the National Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Senators Tour Isange One-Stop Centre

[New Times] Members of the senatorial Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Good Governance, yesterday, visited Isange One-Stop Centre at Kacyiru Hospital to assess its impact in responding to incidences of gender-based violence and child abuse.

[New Times] Members of the senatorial Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Good Governance, yesterday, visited Isange One-Stop Centre at Kacyiru Hospital to assess its impact in responding to incidences of gender-based violence and child abuse.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt Ordered to Produce Missing Four Kaweesi Suspects

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Kampala High Court’s Civil Division Head, Justice Stephen Musota Wednesday ordered Government to produce four missing Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakaw…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Kampala High Court's Civil Division Head, Justice Stephen Musota Wednesday ordered Government to produce four missing Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakawa Magistrate Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Penal Code Review – Provision on Mercy Killing Ignites Debate

[New Times] Should family members of a terminally ill patient who is going through a lot of pain have a right to end the patient’s life? Should it only be legal if the terminally ill patient authorises it in writing?

[New Times] Should family members of a terminally ill patient who is going through a lot of pain have a right to end the patient's life? Should it only be legal if the terminally ill patient authorises it in writing?

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda