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Thursday, April 19th, 2018


RDCONGO: les médecins confirment le début de leur grève à partir du lundi 23 avril / Congo doctors go on strike on April 23

Vue de la clinique Ngaliema à Kinshasa, le 05/09/2017 lors de la grève de médecins. Radio Okapi/Ph. John Bompengo An English version follows after the French. KINSHASA (RADIO OKAPI) – Le Syndicat national des médecins (SYNAMED) confirment le début de la grève sur toute l’étendue de la République démocratique du Congo à partir du lundi 23 avril prochain. Les blouses blanches reprochent au gouvernement de la RDC de n’avoir pas amélioré leurs conditions salariales, en dépit des accrods signés entre les deux parties. « Le bureau exécutif national a adresséRead More

NIGERIA: Buhari calls Nigerian youth lazy – VIDEO

  Buhari: Young Nigerians sit and do nothing BBC – The Nigerian press is reacting to comments by President Muhammadu Buhari criticising young people in his country. At a Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, UK, he is quoted as saying: More than 60% of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free.” The Daily Trust has interpreted that to mean MrRead More

SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa cuts UK trip short as protests break out at home

South Africa’s Ramaphosa cuts short Britain trip to deal with protests at home JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday. Protesters seeking jobs, better housing, roads and hospitals frequently clash with police in a country faced with weak economic growth and near-record unemployment – but these are the first big demonstrations since Ramaphosa took power in February. The unrest, dubbed “serviceRead More

JOBS: East African Community (EAC) job opportunities

Employment at EAC Posted in Opportunities More than 400 people are at present working for the various EAC Organs and Institutions in the 6 Partner States. While recruiting, the EAC seeks to secure the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence, professionalism and integrity. With a mission to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration in order to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa, the EAC encourages and promotes new and better ways of doing business. If you are a national of one of theRead More

BURUNDI: Nkurunziza terrorises rivals, uses primary kids to push for life presidency

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – During the two first weeks of April 2018, crimes related to the upcoming constitutional referendum were reported in several locations. These include killings, abductions, arbitrary arrest and continued forced contribution of funds for the referendum. Constitutional referendum dates set On 12 April 2018, the spokesperson of the National Electoral Commission (known by its French acronym, CENI), Prosper Ntahorwamiye, held a press conference to announce that 26 political parties, three independents and one political coalition registered to campaign for the 17 May 2018 constitutional referendum. The voted will beRead More

BURUNDI: Nkrunziza’s sycophant MPs approve police raids without warrants

File: The lower house of Burundi’s parliament has voted to allow security forces in the politically tense nation to conduct night raids without a search warrant. Photo: AFP / Simon Maina Burundi MPs approve police raids without warrants NAIROBI (AFP) – The lower house of Burundi’s parliament has voted to allow security forces in the politically tense nation to conduct night raids without a search warrant. The draft law changing the criminal code was passed late Wednesday in the lower house, with 90 votes in favour and 22 against afterRead More

KENYA: The gods of Baal continue drinking as 40 mourners get into accident

Kariobangi Girls High School bus and a wreckage of a matatu it collided with in Maili Mbili, Kisii, on April 19, 2018. The bus was ferrying mourners to Rongo in Migori County. PHOTO | MAGATI OBEBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP Several people hurt as school bus, matatu collide in Kisii DAILY NATION – Several people have been injured in Kisii town’s Maili Mbili area in an accident involving a school bus and a matatu. The Kariobangi Girls North School bus was ferrying mourners to Rongo in Migori County when itRead More

TANZANIA: Political Stability Attracts French Investors

FRENCH Ambassador in Tanzania, Frédéric Clavier, TANZANIA DAILY NEWS FRENCH Ambassador in Tanzania, Frédéric Clavier, has assured Tanzanians that his country is fully committed to continuing investing in the country’s big projects, due to the current political stability and flourishing economy. The ambassador said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that Tan- zania’s economy was not only strong in the East African region, but in the continent as well.”France is ready to support President John Magufuli’s industrialisation drive and the France business community is confident with the future of this country,”Read More

UGANDA: Finally British lawmaker demands UK ends support for Ugandan tyrant Museveni

MILTON G. ALLIMADI APRIL 19,2018, BLACKSTAR NEWS M.P. Williams wants answers about support for Museveni by British government. Source: YouTube A Western lawmaker has finally stood up to Uganda’s genocidal tyrant Gen. Yoweri Museveni. U.K. and U.S. support for Museveni has helped create millions of widows and orphans by Gen. Museveni because of his preference to realize his ambitions with bullets –in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and South Sudan– over his three decades reign. In the clearest possible terms British Member of Parliament Dr. Paul Williams on the floors of ParliamentRead More

AFRICA: Like Makerere University in Uganda, another sex for grades African university in Nigeria – VIDEO

Nigeria ‘sex-for-grades’ lecturer suspended BBC – A Nigerian university lecturer has been suspended for allegedly demanding sex in return for improved grades. An investigation was launched by Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Osun state after a lecturer in a leaked audio recording seemed to offer a student who had failed a course an opportunity to pass if she agreed to have sex with him five times. Abiodun Olarenwaju, OAU’s public relations officer, told the BBC it had been established that the voices in the recorded telephone conversation, that went viral,Read More