Opposition Leaders Ask Court to Block Age Limit Removal

[Monitor] Kampala -Three Opposition leaders have petitioned the High Court seeking orders to stop parliament from discussing the planned amendment of Article 102(b) of the constitution to lift the presidential age limit; without first consulting citize…

[Monitor] Kampala -Three Opposition leaders have petitioned the High Court seeking orders to stop parliament from discussing the planned amendment of Article 102(b) of the constitution to lift the presidential age limit; without first consulting citizens through a referendum.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Political Instability Fuels Rebels – Analyst

[Deutsche Welle] The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC are being returned home this week as investigations continue into the deadly attack – and who is to blame.

[Deutsche Welle] The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC are being returned home this week as investigations continue into the deadly attack - and who is to blame.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Police On High Alert As Age Limit Debate Returns to Parliament

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Police and “sister agencies” are on high alert as parliament resumes this week to receive and debate the constitutional amendment bill which intends to among many changes lift the age limit for the presidency.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Police and "sister agencies" are on high alert as parliament resumes this week to receive and debate the constitutional amendment bill which intends to among many changes lift the age limit for the presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Parliamentary Bureau on the Spot Over Costly Tour

[New Times] Lawmakers on Monday failed to endorse a motion from the Chamber of Deputies’ Bureau suggesting that all members go on a month-long field tour as part of their oversight function.

[New Times] Lawmakers on Monday failed to endorse a motion from the Chamber of Deputies' Bureau suggesting that all members go on a month-long field tour as part of their oversight function.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

President Kenyatta Welcomes Collaboration in Transformation of Nairobi

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the ongoing transformation of the city of Nairobi through the collaboration between the National and the County Governments that will ensure better services for residents.

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the ongoing transformation of the city of Nairobi through the collaboration between the National and the County Governments that will ensure better services for residents.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

RPF at 30 – Rwandans in Denmark Celebrate By Feeding the Homeless

[New Times] Members of the RPF-Inkotanyi in Denmark opened the celebration of the party’s 30th anniversary with a charity event that saw them visit and serve Rwandan traditional and contemporary meals to homeless people in the European country.

[New Times] Members of the RPF-Inkotanyi in Denmark opened the celebration of the party's 30th anniversary with a charity event that saw them visit and serve Rwandan traditional and contemporary meals to homeless people in the European country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Airtel Unveils New Affordable Data Packs

[New Times] Efforts aimed at deepening internet uptake and digital inclusion have been boosted, thanks to new more affordable product offerings by Airtel. The telecom’s affordable and faster internet daily and weekly packs under its Bomba product seek …

[New Times] Efforts aimed at deepening internet uptake and digital inclusion have been boosted, thanks to new more affordable product offerings by Airtel. The telecom's affordable and faster internet daily and weekly packs under its Bomba product seek to motivate Rwandans, especially emerging entrepreneurs, to work towards achieving their dreams and generating more revenue, said Raoul Bedi, acting managing director at Airtel Rwanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

OPINION: CBU Case Should Have been Handled Better

Recent reports filtering out of the Copperbelt University (CBU) that police brutalized students with unverified reports that information that a student even died are unfortunate. It is not uncommon for students at the two higher learning institutions (CBU and UNZA) … Continued

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Recent reports filtering out of the Copperbelt University (CBU) that police brutalized students with unverified reports that information that a student even died are unfortunate. It is not uncommon for students at the two higher learning institutions (CBU and UNZA) to resort to stone throwing each time there is a grievance. A lot of damage is caused to public property each time there is a riot. It is very easy to blame the students for this animal like behaviour but then we also have to shoulder part of the responsibility. Students at the Copperbelt University had been reaching out to the management and also government to have their meal allowances sorted out. Promissory notes have been issued over time as to the timings of the delivery with the student populace getting anxious. Deadlines have been given and breached leading to students being agitated. Over the years an impression has been created that the only time government is going to act on meal allowances is when the students take Jumbo Drive or Great East road as is the case with the University of Zambia. Do we really have to have a threat of loss of life each time there is a demand for meal allowances? In the case of CBU the cancer of industrial action even before the lecturers receive their monthly salaries is a permanent occurrence. Why not halt this trend and ensure smoothness in the management of the affairs of one of the two leading institutions in the country? Should it really take damage to property and loss of life for students to receive their allowances? Understandably students should demonstrate intellect by airing their grievances through other platforms than the violent throw of stones. The deterioration of the situation at CBU is really depressing given how desperately this country needs an educated mass, to those that are at the centre of the circus please use cool heads, definitely not the uncouth language the Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo is using. There could be no peace as long as that mass of armed police officers remain deployed at CBU. The post OPINION: CBU Case Should Have been Handled Better appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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