Musician Chimbetu Wants Maintenance Fees Reduced

[The Herald] Orchestra Dendera Kings leader Sulumani Chimbetu has applied for the reduction of his contribution towards the upkeep of two minor children he sired with ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango from $800 to $200 per month citing economic hardships an…

[The Herald] Orchestra Dendera Kings leader Sulumani Chimbetu has applied for the reduction of his contribution towards the upkeep of two minor children he sired with ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango from $800 to $200 per month citing economic hardships and changed circumstances. Chimbetu (35), who is paying $800 maintenance, was in June this year convicted for failing to pay the money.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nigeria Contributes One Quarter of Diabetes Burden in Africa – Health Minister

[Vanguard] Lagos -Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has raised the alarm over high prevalence of diabetes among Nigerians, disclosing that the country constitute a quarter of 15 million cases of diabetes in Africa.

[Vanguard] Lagos -Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has raised the alarm over high prevalence of diabetes among Nigerians, disclosing that the country constitute a quarter of 15 million cases of diabetes in Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

AU, UN Wary of Kenya Plunging Into Turmoil

[CAJ News] Nairobi -THE international community is concerned Kenya might degenerate into mayhem amid polls set or Thursday. The run-up to the poll has been volatile, characterised by violent protests against electoral authorities and the challenger, Ra…

[CAJ News] Nairobi -THE international community is concerned Kenya might degenerate into mayhem amid polls set or Thursday. The run-up to the poll has been volatile, characterised by violent protests against electoral authorities and the challenger, Raila Odinga, threatening to boycott the exercise. Police have also been accused of killing scores of opposition supporters after the initial poll held in August was disputed and annulled by the Supreme Court. The East African country has been tense since the Independent Electoral

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

DRC Forces Arrest Scores of Kabila Opponents

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to release scores of opposition members arrested during a private meeting in Lubumbashi this past weekend. The defense and security forces swooped on the activists of the Rally …

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to release scores of opposition members arrested during a private meeting in Lubumbashi this past weekend. The defense and security forces swooped on the activists of the Rally of Political and Social Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Haut-Katanga provincial capital. Maman Sidikou, United Nations special representative in DRC, condemned the mass arrest. "I urge the Congolese authorities to release immediately and unconditionally those ar

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Man ‘Wanted’ for Deadly Virus Surveillance

[CAJ News] Kampala -THE disappearance of a man wanted for monitoring is stalling efforts to contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Uganda. He is a brother to two victims that have died of the disease, including a 50-year-old w…

[CAJ News] Kampala -THE disappearance of a man wanted for monitoring is stalling efforts to contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Uganda. He is a brother to two victims that have died of the disease, including a 50-year-old woman whom she transported to the hospital and took the body back home for burial. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Rapid Response team from the country office has reached Kween district east of Uganda, the epicentre of the outbreak but the disappearance of the man is cause fo

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt to Impound Unregistered Vehicles

[The Herald] Government will impound vehicles that do not display registration number plates, while offenders will either be imprisoned or fined, a Government official has said. In a statement yesterday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minist…

[The Herald] Government will impound vehicles that do not display registration number plates, while offenders will either be imprisoned or fined, a Government official has said. In a statement yesterday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo said there was a disturbing increase in the number of vehicles being driven without number plates. "It has come to the attention of Government that there is an increased number of motor vehicles plying our public roads without displaying registration num

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Credible Kenya Repeat Election Not Possible, Says Roselyn Akombe

[East African] Former Kenya election commissioner Roselyn Akombe has said that political interference has rendered the electoral agency so dysfunctional that any hope of the commission carrying out a credible repeat election on October 26 is impossible.

[East African] Former Kenya election commissioner Roselyn Akombe has said that political interference has rendered the electoral agency so dysfunctional that any hope of the commission carrying out a credible repeat election on October 26 is impossible.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Witness Strains Rwanda-France Ties Over Genocide

[East African] The emergence of a “new witness” in France in the shooting of the plane carrying former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, has angered Rwanda and is likely to worsen the deteriorating diplomatic ties between Kigali a…

[East African] The emergence of a "new witness" in France in the shooting of the plane carrying former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, has angered Rwanda and is likely to worsen the deteriorating diplomatic ties between Kigali and Paris.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Electoral Bodies – a History of Blunders and Short Stints

[East African] Since the reintroduction of political pluralism in Kenya in 1991, successive electoral bodies have continued making avoidable blunders despite years of efforts to streamline the electoral system.

[East African] Since the reintroduction of political pluralism in Kenya in 1991, successive electoral bodies have continued making avoidable blunders despite years of efforts to streamline the electoral system.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya