Panic Buying, Fuel Queues Resurface

[GroundUp] “I can´t take a chance – 2008 is back! These are the last tins of fish inside this shop,” says a mother of two pushing a shopping trolley with at least 80 tins of mackerel fish in a giant supermarket in central Harare. “The shop manager, a friend, phoned me to come and hoard the fish and stock it in my bedroom because by Monday the shelves will be empty,” says Vera [not her real name].

[GroundUp] "I can´t take a chance - 2008 is back! These are the last tins of fish inside this shop," says a mother of two pushing a shopping trolley with at least 80 tins of mackerel fish in a giant supermarket in central Harare. "The shop manager, a friend, phoned me to come and hoard the fish and stock it in my bedroom because by Monday the shelves will be empty," says Vera [not her real name].

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

It’s Good for the Age Limit to Be Removed At Gun Point

[Monitor] Last week in these pages, Makerere University law don Joe Oloka-Onyango writing about the military siege of the Uganda Parliament ahead of an expected move to amend the Constitution and remove the age limit for president noted: “Not since the…

[Monitor] Last week in these pages, Makerere University law don Joe Oloka-Onyango writing about the military siege of the Uganda Parliament ahead of an expected move to amend the Constitution and remove the age limit for president noted: "Not since the enactment of the 'Pigeon Hole' Constitution in 1966 have we seen government troops amassed at the Legislative Assembly in a bid to intimidate and force through a constitutional change...

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

I Love President Museveni and Want to See Him Retire

[Monitor] Recently, MP Robert Kyagulanyi used social media to call upon Ugandans to rise and defend the Constitution. Shortly after, a counter message from unknown author appeared ridiculing Mr Kyagulanyi’s appeal as mere words, which cannot change Pre…

[Monitor] Recently, MP Robert Kyagulanyi used social media to call upon Ugandans to rise and defend the Constitution. Shortly after, a counter message from unknown author appeared ridiculing Mr Kyagulanyi's appeal as mere words, which cannot change President Museveni's stance. In short, the author alludes to violence as the only language that Mr Museveni understands. I disagree with the author. God forbid that Uganda should ever again plunge into bloodshed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

US Travel Ban Lifted – Are Sanctions Next?

[Radio Dabanga] Washington / Khartoum -The lifting of the US travel ban on Sudan has nothing to do with – as Sudanese government officials believe – the possible lifting of economic sanctions against the regime, an American advocacy organisation said.

[Radio Dabanga] Washington / Khartoum -The lifting of the US travel ban on Sudan has nothing to do with - as Sudanese government officials believe - the possible lifting of economic sanctions against the regime, an American advocacy organisation said.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Cop Receives International Female Police Peacekeeper Award

[This is Africa] Zimbabwe’s Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota was recently awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Today we take…

[This is Africa] Zimbabwe's Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota was recently awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Today we take great pride in celebrating the achievements of the remarkable African woman. Keep soaring, the continent celebrates with you.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

How Judiciary Unearthed Outgoing Chief Justice ‘s Actual Age

[Monitor] Kampala -Three separate investigations carried out by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) mid last year, put in a tight corner the outgoing deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma to accept that he had reduced his actual age by one year, Daily M…

[Monitor] Kampala -Three separate investigations carried out by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) mid last year, put in a tight corner the outgoing deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma to accept that he had reduced his actual age by one year, Daily Monitor has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Can They Bring Real Change, Asks Presidential Candidate Cummings

[New Dawn] There is this proverbial saying that when the lion is not around, the deer runs wide in the pasture. This was exactly the case during the final presidential debate here on Tuesday when former Coco Cola executive Alexander Cummings questions …

[New Dawn] There is this proverbial saying that when the lion is not around, the deer runs wide in the pasture. This was exactly the case during the final presidential debate here on Tuesday when former Coco Cola executive Alexander Cummings questions whether Boakai, Brumskine and Dr. Mills Jones can provide Liberians the needed change they've desire.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Tear Gas Rocks Mbarara As Police Battle With FDC’s Ingrid, Amuriat

[Monitor] Mbarara -Business paralysed in Mbarara town as police battled with Forum for Democratic Change’s secretary for mobilization Ingrid Turinawe and the party presidential candidate Amuriat Patrick Oboi who led a procession against lifting of the …

[Monitor] Mbarara -Business paralysed in Mbarara town as police battled with Forum for Democratic Change's secretary for mobilization Ingrid Turinawe and the party presidential candidate Amuriat Patrick Oboi who led a procession against lifting of the presidential age limit.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda