Opposition Reports Buhari to ICC, UN Over Alleged Hate Speech

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United Nations (UN) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to take judicial note of alleged hate speech by President Muhammadu Buhari.

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United Nations (UN) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to take judicial note of alleged hate speech by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Ramaphosa to Donate Half of Presidential Salary to New Fund

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will donate half of his presidential salary this year to a new fund, which is to be launched in honour of the 100th anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s birth.

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will donate half of his presidential salary this year to a new fund, which is to be launched in honour of the 100th anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's birth.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Plaintiff’s Confusing Complaints

[Maka] Finally, on May 21, 2018, the plaintiff appeared in court, some three months after the scheduled start of the trial. The former attorney general of the Republic, General João Maria de Sousa (2007-2017), had one condition: The trial had to be held in camera during his testimony. It would no longer be in the office of the attorney general, as he initially petitioned.

[Maka] Finally, on May 21, 2018, the plaintiff appeared in court, some three months after the scheduled start of the trial. The former attorney general of the Republic, General João Maria de Sousa (2007-2017), had one condition: The trial had to be held in camera during his testimony. It would no longer be in the office of the attorney general, as he initially petitioned.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

US Senate Doubles Effort To Compel DRC Leader Kabila To Leave Office

American lawmakers are stepping up the push to compel Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to respect his country’s constitution by leaving office as the constitution dictates and overseeing a free, fair and democratic transfer of power. Leading the … Continued

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Cory Booker American lawmakers are stepping up the push to compel Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to respect his country’s constitution by leaving office as the constitution dictates and overseeing a free, fair and democratic transfer of power. Leading the US mission is influential senator Cory Booker and his counterpart Jeff Flake. Booker and Flake has since succeeded in securing the support of both Democrats and Republics to secure legislation that will give the US legitimate ground to push for President Kabila’s exit. President Kabila is insisting on continuing in office after the expiry of his two terms in December 2016. The leader of the world’s largest cobalt producer has served a disputed two years that has escalated civil unrest. “President Kabila’s decision to remain in office beyond his constitutional mandate has resulted in dire humanitarian conditions and a protracted political crisis,” Booker states. “Over 4.5 million people have been displaced within the country, and over 735,000 refugees have fled to neighboring countries. “This resolution sends a clear message to President Kabila, the DRC government, and the Congolese people that the United States is not only watching closely, but is prepared to significantly raise the stakes for those who continue to obstruct a free and fair electoral process. “I urge Leader McConnell to move swiftly to bring this resolution up for a vote on the floor of the Senate.” BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT ISSUED BY BOOKER AFTER A LANDMARK STEP IN SEEKING THE PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER IN DRC WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan resolution written by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today passed the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee by voice vote. The resolution, introduced in January, urges the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take concrete steps to ensure the peaceful transfer of power by holding free and fair elections before the end of the year. DRC President Joseph Kabila has refused to abide by an agreement brokered in 2016 to hold elections in 2017, leading to unacceptable political repression with security forces acting with impunity, and a deepening a humanitarian crisis. The Resolution also calls on the Government of the DRC to enable a credible and independent investigation to the killing of Zaida Catalan and American Michael Sharp, both United Nations investigators working in the DRC. Senator Booker issued the following statement after passage in Committee: “President Kabila’s decision to remain in office beyond his constitutional mandate has resulted in dire humanitarian conditions and a protracted political crisis. Over 4.5 million people have been displaced within the country, and over 735,000 refugees have fled to neighboring countries. This resolution sends a clear message to President Kabila, the DRC government, and the Congolese people that the United States is not only watching closely, but is prepared to significantly raise the stakes for those who continue to obstruct a free and fair electoral process. I urge Leader McConnell to move swiftly to bring this resolution up for a vote on the floor of the Senate.†As the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, Booker has been an outspoken voice for addressing the turmoil in the DRC. Earlier this year, he led a bipartisan letter to DRC President Joseph Kabila urging him to hold free and fair elections. In October 2017, he led a letter to President Trump urging the President to address the political and humanitarian crises in the region. In July 2017, he led a bipartisan letter urging the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, to work with the UN Secretary-General to pursue an independent special investigation into the suspicious deaths of the two UN investigators killed in DRC in March. And in April 2017, he led a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pushing the agency to keep in place key parts of the bipartisan Conflict Minerals Rule, which addresses the illicit mineral extraction that has helped fund armed groups in DRC. The post US Senate Doubles Effort To Compel DRC Leader Kabila To Leave Office appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nehawu Welcomes the Resignation of Supra Mahumapelo As Premier of the North West

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the resignation of Supra Mahumapelo as premier of the North West Province.

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the resignation of Supra Mahumapelo as premier of the North West Province.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nehawu Intending to Go On Strike At the W & R Seta Over Corruption and Victimisation of Workers

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] met with its branch from Wholesale and Retail SETA yesterday to discuss issues confronting members and workers in general which are ranging from administration and governance.

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] met with its branch from Wholesale and Retail SETA yesterday to discuss issues confronting members and workers in general which are ranging from administration and governance.

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Handball – 1º De Agosto Beat Petro (23-22)

[ANGOP] Luanda -1º de Agosto squad last Tuesday in Cidadela Pavilion, in Luanda, beat Petro de Luanda by 23-22, in a second-leg first round postponed game of the senior female provincial handball championship.

[ANGOP] Luanda -1º de Agosto squad last Tuesday in Cidadela Pavilion, in Luanda, beat Petro de Luanda by 23-22, in a second-leg first round postponed game of the senior female provincial handball championship.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola