Museveni’s Social Media Ban – Good News and Bad News for Africans

[Digital Content Africa] African rulers who want to stay in office are increasingly using “security” as a reason for closing down social media. They fear popular protests on the street challenging their legitimacy that they will be unable to control an…

[Digital Content Africa] African rulers who want to stay in office are increasingly using "security" as a reason for closing down social media. They fear popular protests on the street challenging their legitimacy that they will be unable to control and that might lead to their downfall. Uganda's recent closure of social media is but one instance of a steady stream of closures by frightened rulers. However, all is not doom and gloom as Russell Southwood spells out the good news and the bad news in these developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Luanshya Mayor Takes On Water Utility Firm

Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda Bwalya has urged Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to speed up the maintenance works in Luanshya’s residential areas ahead of the rainy season. Speaking after a tour of the Kafubu Water maintenance works in Roan and … Continued

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Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda Bwalya has urged Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to speed up the maintenance works in Luanshya’s residential areas ahead of the rainy season. Speaking after a tour of the Kafubu Water maintenance works in Roan and Mpatamatu, Chanda said the state of pipes in the townships was a health hazard to residents as it could cause an outbreak of diseases. “We don’t want to make headlines for having diseases such cholera in Luanshya just because of you. Please step up efforts and ensure that the issues are resolved,” Chanda said. He said despite the challenges the water utility company was facing, swift and sustainable action was imperative as the extent of blockages in many of the households toured was worrying. Chanda has further called on the residents to supplement the efforts by Kafubu water to ensure cleanliness in the area and avoid vandalism of the water utility company’s infrastructure. Kafubu Water Maintenance Engineer Francis Phiri said maintenance works were ongoing and the company would do its best to attend to the problems being faced by the residents. The post Luanshya Mayor Takes On Water Utility Firm appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Woman to Hear Fate in Court Over Racial Slurs

[News24Wire] Vicki Momberg, the real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera, is expected to hear her fate in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

[News24Wire] Vicki Momberg, the real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera, is expected to hear her fate in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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Kampala’s Chaotic Landscape Through the Eyes of Artists

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala the capital of Uganda is a city synonymous with ever mushrooming enterprises and growing population. This duo surge has had consequences, including a haphazard landscape and scenery. In the eyes of artists like George Ky…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala the capital of Uganda is a city synonymous with ever mushrooming enterprises and growing population. This duo surge has had consequences, including a haphazard landscape and scenery. In the eyes of artists like George Kyeyune, Ismael Kateregga and Clifford Kibuuka, the chaotic scenes and frenzied atmosphere are figurative representations of the social and economic connotations like poverty, women empowerment, and corruption that are vividly captured in their drawing.

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Military Hands Gashumba to Police

[Observer] Lawyers representing social media commentator Frank Gashumba and his brother, Innocent Kasumba, yesterday filed an application in Nakawa chief magistrate’s court asking for their unconditional release.

[Observer] Lawyers representing social media commentator Frank Gashumba and his brother, Innocent Kasumba, yesterday filed an application in Nakawa chief magistrate's court asking for their unconditional release.

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Age Limits Were Smuggled Into Constitution – NRM

[Observer] Ruling party leaders yesterday sensationally questioned the credibility of the 1995 Constitution during an appearance before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.

[Observer] Ruling party leaders yesterday sensationally questioned the credibility of the 1995 Constitution during an appearance before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.

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Flying Squad Raids CIID Police At Kibuli

[Observer] Plain-clothes security officers yesterday stormed the Kibuli-based Criminal Intelliegence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) and asked to search the offices of the anti-narcotics department.

[Observer] Plain-clothes security officers yesterday stormed the Kibuli-based Criminal Intelliegence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) and asked to search the offices of the anti-narcotics department.

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Police Release 55 CBU Students

Police in Kitwe have released the 55 students from Copperbelt University arrested Tuesday for staging a peaceful demonstration after being left out of the bursary schemes. The students were released Tuesday after paying admission of guilty for public disorder. Over … Continued

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Police in Kitwe have released the 55 students from Copperbelt University arrested Tuesday for staging a peaceful demonstration after being left out of the bursary schemes. The students were released Tuesday after paying admission of guilty for public disorder. Over 500 students that have already been admitted into the University were left out of the first selection despite having been in school for over three months now. The students, who were denied to access to the University services, are demanding that government attends to their issue immediately. However, after attempting to stage a peaceful protest, police in full riot gear pounced on the students and arrested them. Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga confirmed 44 were male and the rest female who ere intercepted around Kitwe’s Mukuba Mall as they headed to Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu’s office. The students displayed placards demanding that government attends to their demands. The post Police Release 55 CBU Students appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UNEB – Examination Leakage Driven By Money, Malice

[Observer] Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) executive secretary Dan N Odongo has said the ordinary level examination leaks were deliberately done to undermine the body.

[Observer] Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) executive secretary Dan N Odongo has said the ordinary level examination leaks were deliberately done to undermine the body.

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Ahead of Afrima 2017, Organizers Unveil Akon, Sophy Aiida As Hosts

[Vanguard] Multi-award winning African-American music star, Akon, has been unveiled as host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Vic…

[Vanguard] Multi-award winning African-American music star, Akon, has been unveiled as host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria