Govt Engages Media in Blood Sucking Rumours

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Media houses in the country have formed a task force that aims at developing mechanisms on how best the media can coordinate, handle and deliver messages on the rumor of blood suckers which has hit the country hard.

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Media houses in the country have formed a task force that aims at developing mechanisms on how best the media can coordinate, handle and deliver messages on the rumor of blood suckers which has hit the country hard.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

African Leaders Call for Strengthened Military Intervention in DRC

[Daily News] THE Eighth High-Level Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has recommended strengthening of MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade.

[Daily News] THE Eighth High-Level Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has recommended strengthening of MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

ANC Alliance Will Collapse If Dlamini-Zuma Wins – Trade Unionist

[East African] Former South Africa trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that should President Jacob Zuma’s preferred candidate win in the December ANC election, it could lead to the break-away of affiliate parties.

[East African] Former South Africa trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that should President Jacob Zuma's preferred candidate win in the December ANC election, it could lead to the break-away of affiliate parties.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

WHO ‘Rethinking’ Naming Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador,” drawing criticism from health and rights groups. Later, WHO said they were reconsidering their decision.

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador," drawing criticism from health and rights groups. Later, WHO said they were reconsidering their decision.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kambwili Seeks Conciliatory Meeting with Pres. Lungu

Expelled Roan Patriotic Front Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili is reaching to President Edgar Lungu after having pledged to tone down in his attacks on government. Kambwili has in the spirit of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting made … Continued

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Expelled Roan Patriotic Front Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili is reaching to President Edgar Lungu after having pledged to tone down in his attacks on government. Kambwili has in the spirit of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting made peace with Mandevu Member of Parliament Jean Kapata who poured water on him at parliament during an altercation. The outspoken Kambwili has thought better of his stinging attacks on government and is looking for a way to make peace with President Lungu. His efforts have however hit a brick wall with his sour relationship with President Lungu’s aides. “Kambwili has been trying to fix a meeting with President Lungu but has not yet succeeded. The problem is the people to arrange it for him as he has not managed to reach the Head of State directly. President Lungu’s aides are not willing to see him make peace because he has been hammering them saying they are very corrupt,†the source closer to the development said. “He has asked honourable Harry Kalaba to help facilitate the meeting. He is hoping to be invited for the Independence Day celebrations so that he can get his chance to speak directly to President Lungu.†The post Kambwili Seeks Conciliatory Meeting with Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Public Celebrations

Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country. Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has said the Public Health Act may be applied in cancelling Independence Day celebrations to … Continued

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Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country. Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has said the Public Health Act may be applied in cancelling Independence Day celebrations to curtail the possible spread of cholera that has already reached 111 occurrences despite the rains that is usually the main cause not come full force. Dr Chilufya said health experts will assess the danger and advise before some a drastic step can be taken. The Ministry of Health has already used its discretion to cancel the scheduled rally for the opposition United Party for National Development citing the cholera threat in Kanyama Township. On Tuesday Zambia will commemorate its 53rd Independence celebrations. The post Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Public Celebrations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

UPND’S Kasonso Puts Mulusa On The Spot

Solwezi West UPND Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso Friday morning put National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa on the spot asking him to explain why the state of infrastructure is still poor yet the province is contributing about 8% to … Continued

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Solwezi West UPND Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso Friday morning put National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa on the spot asking him to explain why the state of infrastructure is still poor yet the province is contributing about 8% to the country’s GDP. Kasonso wanted to know how the ministry is sidelining the province despite contributing well to the country’s GDP. The parliamentarian who seemed emotional had no kind words for his fellow north westerner. “Can tell us why the province has remained in that state, the province is contributing significantly to the national development†Kasonso said. But in response, National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa however could not hide his emotional as he went on to challenge the Parliamentarian who once served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries under the MMD government what he did while he served in government. “But as a rider may I say, madam speaker, that Honourable Kasonso you served in government what did you do about North Western province?†Mulusa asked. However, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Catherin Namugala guided “Honourable Minister not that route you are in government now†Mulusa explained that the Patriotic Front government has been forced to fast track developmental projects that were scheduled for another phase. He explained that the upgrading of roads in North Western Province were scheduled for 2022 under phase two but the Head of State saw if fit to squeeze them under phase one. “The President has frequently visited North Western Province than anywhere else, and when he visited them the cry number one was on the Solwezi-Chingola Road. That road was not even in phase 1 of the link Zambia 8,000. If it was left under phase two that was only going to be worked on in 2022. He said all the township roads have been pushed into phase one due to the province’s contribution to the national budget and development in general. “The President realised that North Western Province is contributing 33% to funding the budget which Honourable Felix Mutati pronounced at the end of last month, and what did he do, he went around and commissioned township roads throughout the province, and even the trunk road, Mushondamo – Solwezi, Kasempa – Mumbwa, Kasempa – Kaoma and Mwinilunga – Jimbe roads,†he said. The post UPND’S Kasonso Puts Mulusa On The Spot appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

It Is High Time Africa Prohibited Foreigners From Observing Elections

[Monitor] Since independence, African states have swallowed the lie that the legitimacy of their periodic general elections can be judged to have been free and fair only when it is apparent that they were witnessed and given a stamp of approval by miss…

[Monitor] Since independence, African states have swallowed the lie that the legitimacy of their periodic general elections can be judged to have been free and fair only when it is apparent that they were witnessed and given a stamp of approval by missions of mysteriously appointed foreign observers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Plan On to Make Farming of Coffee Profitable Again

[Nation] A coffee farmers union has come up with a four-year strategy that it hopes will get the ailing sub-sector out of bed. It comprises value chain monitoring, marketing, succession through youth training and research.

[Nation] A coffee farmers union has come up with a four-year strategy that it hopes will get the ailing sub-sector out of bed. It comprises value chain monitoring, marketing, succession through youth training and research.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

U.S. & UK Major Recipients of Looted Funds – U.S. Expert Matthew Page

[Vanguard] Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. The driver and some of his loot.

[Vanguard] Mr Mathew Page, former United States intelligence community's top expert on Nigeria has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria. The driver and some of his loot.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria