Main Menu

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

 

Convention locales Pdci: Bédié vote dans une ambiance festive au siège de son parti

Publié le 27.07.2020 à 01h18 par APA

Le président du Parti démocratique de Côte d’Ivoire (Pdci, ex-allié au pouvoir), Henri Konan Bédié, candidat unique aux conventions locales du Pdci en vue de l’élection présidentielle du 31 octobre 2020, a voté dimanche, dans une ambiance festive au siège du parti.Arrivé en fin de matinée à la « Maison du parti »,  le siège du Pdci, en compagnie de son épouse, Henri Konan Bédié, vêtu d’un costume bleu ciel, a voté dans l’auditorium, sous des notes de fanfares, et des militants en liesse.

Au terme de son vote, M. Bédié, 86 ans, encadré par son protocole, s’est adressé brièvement à la presse, se félicitant du processus devant aboutir au choix du candidat du Pdci pour l’élection présidentielle du 31 octobre 2020, qui s’annonce épique.

Sur les réseaux sociaux, des rumeurs, ces derniers jours, rapportaient que M. Henri Konan Bédié,  le Sphinx de Daoukro, était souffrant et serait évacué dans un centre hospitalier, une information démentie par son staff de communication.

Seul candidat retenu après le rejet du dossier de candidature de Kouadio Konan Bertin dit KKB, ex-président de la jeunesse du Pdci, M. Bédié devra, au travers de ces conventions locales, montrer son aura au sein de la formation via un fort taux de participation. 

De son côté, le Rhdp, le parti au pouvoir sollicite M. Alassane Ouattara, aux fins de revenir sur sa décision pour briguer un troisième mandat présidentiel. Au sein de la coalition au pouvoir, des voix s’élèvent pour dire qu’il est celui qui peut battre M. Bédié.

Cet appel intervient après le décès brusque du Premier ministre, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, le 8 juillet 2020, à la suite d’un malaise cardiaque, survenu au terme d’un Conseil des ministres. Dauphin de M. Ouattara, il avait été désigné le 12 mars 2020 comme candidat du Rhdp pour cette présidentielle. 

Le Front populaire ivoirien  (FPI, opposition), le parti de Laurent Gbagbo, lui, a lancé depuis le 20 juillet denier un appel à candidatures qui devrait s’achever le 27 juillet 2020, pour désigner son candidat à l’élection présidentielle d’octobre 2020.

Le processus électoral est déjà engagé. Après la révision du listing électoral, la Commission électorale indépendante (CEI) a ouvert le 16 juillet le dépôt des candidatures, assorti du parrainage des électeurs, une condition d’éligibilité du candidat à l’élection du président de la République. 


L’inhumation de l’artiste-chanteur ivoirien Nst Cophie’S prévue à Dimbokro le 1er août

Publié le 27.07.2020 à 01h18 par APA

L’inhumation de l’artiste-chanteur ivoirien Ernest Koffi Kouadio dit Nst Cophie’S, décédé le 8 mars 2020 aux États-Unis, est prévue le 1er août 2020 à Dimbokro, dans le centre de la Côte d’Ivoire, indique le programme officiel des obsèques.Selon le programme des obsèques, la réception des condoléances qui a débuté jeudi, s’achève lundi prochain, suivie le lendemain d’une veillée religieuse à la Paroisse Saint Albert le Grand à Cocody, dans l’Est d’Abidjan.

Il est prévue mercredi et jeudi,  une veillée artistique éclatée sur cinq sites à Abidjan, notamment à Abobo, Cocody, Plateau, Port-Bouet, Yopougon et au Palais de la culture de Treichville. Le 30 juillet 2020, aura lieu la levée du corps avant l’ultime adieu.

Le 31 juillet 2020, à Dimbokro, sa ville natale, il est prévue dans la soirée jusqu’à l’aube une veillée traditionnelle, animée par les guides coutumiers et la famille du défunt, soutenue par des prestations artistiques au stade de la ville.

L’inhumation du concepteur de zôgôda N’zoué, décédé des suites d’une longue maladie aux États-Unis,  est prévue en fin de matinée au cimetière de Dimbokro. Les siens lui rendront ce jour un ultime adieu sur la terre de ses ancêtres. 

L’artiste-musicien Nst Cophie’s a connu un franc succès dans les années 80-90 en Côte d’Ivoire avec ses œuvres « Faya Largeau », « Zôgôda N’zoué » ou encore « Zopio dance » avant que l’homme aux cheveux frisés et au skaï, ne se fasse rare sur la scène.

Depuis une trentaine d’années, l’artiste ivoirien vivait en France où il avait sa propre boîte de production qui est Nst Cophie’s top on the Pop pour l’Afrique. Il a aidé plusieurs artistes Africains dans l’évolution de leur carrière musicale.  


Célébration à Abidjan du premier anniversaire de GPS, le mouvement politique de Guillaume Soro

Publié le 27.07.2020 à 01h18 par APA

Générations et peuples solidaires ( GPS), le mouvement politique présidé par l’ex-président de l’Assemblée nationale ivoirienne, Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, a célébré dimanche à Abidjan, son premier anniversaire dans un contexte de préparation pour l’élection présidentielle du 31 octobre prochain.« GPS offre aux ivoiriens la possibilité de rompre avec le passé de rivalités morbides entretenues par la vieille classe politique ivoirienne.  Pour nous qui avons fait le choix de soutenir la candidature de Guillaume Soro s’ouvre le temps de la lutte pour son retour au pays pour sa participation à une élection présidentielle libre et transparente », a dit Anne-Marie Bonifon, la coordonnatrice  de ce mouvement en Côte d’Ivoire.

GPS qui revendiquer à ce jour 400 000 adhérents «s’active à prendre une part active au processus de désignation du futur président de la Côte d’Ivoire », a poursuivi Mme Bonifon, estimant que le leadership de M. Soro est un « atout » pour remporter l’élection présidentielle du 31 octobre prochain.

« GPS est devenu l’ennemi public numéro un en Côte d’Ivoire. Depuis le 23 décembre 2019, son siège est interdit d’accès à ces dirigeants», a regretté Mme Bonifon dénonçant l’emprisonnement de plusieurs cadres de ce mouvement politique.

Auparavant, dans une conférence, Pr Samba Diakité a soutenu que GPS n’est pas un mouvement de conflit de génération. « GPS est développeur, pacificateur, unificateur et veut faire la politique autrement », a-t-il expliqué.

Dans la même veine, le député Gnangadjomon Koné a indiqué qu’en Côte d’Ivoire, « nous assistons à une guerre d’égo de nos aînés ». « Soro est là pour une mutation des mentalités. Son combat est contre un système politique et non contre un individu», a souligné le parlementaire.

Guillaume Soro, l’ancien président de l’Assemblée nationale ivoirienne a démissionné en février 2019 de la présidence de cette institution pour « divergence d’opinion » avec le président ivoirien Alassane Ouattara.

Depuis près d’un an, M. Soro est en Europe et fait l’objet d’un mandat d’arrêt international lancé contre lui par la justice ivoirienne. Créé le 26 juillet 2019,  Générations et Peuples Solidaires ( GPS) qu’il préside, se veut un mouvement politique citoyen pour fédérer les ivoiriens de toutes les générations autour des valeurs de solidarité.


Maroc : Face à l’explosion des cas de Covid-19, fermeture de tous les accès menant à 8 villes

Publié le 26.07.2020 à 22h18 par APA

L’explosion du nombre de cas de contamination à la Covid-19 a poussé les autorités publiques marocaines d’interdire, dès ce dimanche 26 juillet à minuit, le déplacement de et vers huit villes du Royaume.Il s’agit des villes de Tanger, Tétouan, Fès, Meknès, Casablanca, Berrechid, Settat, Marrakech, selon un communiqué conjoint des ministères de l’Intérieur et de  la Santé.

« Tenant compte de la hausse considérable, ces derniers jours, des cas de contamination au Covid-19 dans plusieurs préfectures et provinces, et en se basant sur les conclusions du suivi quotidien et de l’évaluation périodique de la situation épidémiologique de notre pays, et dans le cadre du renforcement des mesures prises pour lutter contre la propagation de cette pandémie, il a été décidé, à compter de ce dimanche 26 juillet à minuit, d’interdire les déplacements de et vers les villes de Tanger, Tétouan, Fès, Meknès, Casablanca, Berrechid, Settat et Marrakech », lit-on dans le communiqué ?.

Sont exclues de cette décision les personnes à besoins médicaux urgents, les personnes travaillant dans les secteurs public et privé munies d’ordres de mission délivrés par leurs responsables, à condition d’obtenir une autorisation spéciale de déplacement délivrée par les autorités locales, précise la même source.

Cette interdiction ne s’applique pas au transport de marchandises et des produits de base qui se déroule dans des conditions normales et fluides pour approvisionner les citoyens en leurs besoins quotidiens.

Cette décision a été prise au regard du non-respect par la majorité des citoyens des mesures de préventions, en l’occurrence la distanciation sociale, le port du masque, l’usage des désinfectants, malgré leur disponibilité en grande quantité dans les marchés, entraînant la propagation de l’infection et la hausse des cas confirmés, ajoute-t-on.

Face à cette situation, les autorités publiques appellent les citoyens au strict respect de ces mesures sous peine de mesures répressives rigoureuses, conformément à la loi.

A ce jour, le Maroc a enregistré 20.278 cas confirmés au coronavirus, dont 313 décès et 16.438 patients entièrement guéris de la maladie.


More than 3 million people across 21 districts affected by flooding in Bangladesh

Executive Summary

The monsoon floods of the year 2020 has an overall impact on the Northern, North-Eastern and South-Eastern region of Bangladesh. The floods has impacted 21 districts of Bangladesh with moderate to severe impact on 16 Districts. Highest peak of the flooding was predicted to be at the Bahadurabad point, with 71% probability of high flooding. The peak of the flood was anticipated to hit on the 18th July 2020.

As of 22 July, 2020, 102 upazila and 654 unions have been inundated in flood, affecting 3.3 million people and leaving 7,31,958 people water logged. 93 people has already lost their life, mostly as a result of drowning is the major cause of the death and 41 child died due to drowning since 30th June 2020.

The Monsoon floods coupled with prolonged inundation and the COVID-19 pandemic has an exacerbating effect on the flood affected people. Therefore, making 2020 monsoon flood more complex than ever; as there is an important practice of social distancing and handwashing which is quite impossible to maintain as flood affected people are displaced and are evacuating to shelters where it is congested and WASH facilities are also compromised.

Disruptions of the economic and social activity is high for unions with high displacement rate. As per primary data, 24% unions have more than 40% of the people displaced, where 80% of union’s people are staying in other places and 93% of the unions witnessed disruption in income generating and social activities. Due to damages of shelters; many are living together which increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Many flood protection infrastructures such as dykes and embankments are already damaged from previous monsoon floods along with the current floods. 220 unions have already reported having their embankments damaged. The normal recovery cycle after a disaster is 3-5 years but due to back -to- back disaster this recovery cycle is hampered. This also compromises the repair and reconstruction of the infrastructures, which is further constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unrepaired and unmaintained infrastructures further put everything under vulnerable state for the upcoming disasters. Therefore, making recovery a more complex but a crucial step.

Physical access to primary health care is disrupted due to restricted mobility and due to inundation of flood and COVID-19 pandemic. The survey shows that 73% of the affected unions suffered from disrupted health care services, therefore, increasing the risk of mortality, morbidity, lack of nutrition (where 75 union reported compromised nutrition care) which may escalate epidemic.

Flood damage puts added distress on vulnerable (e.g. pregnant women, adolescent girls, children, elderly people, person with disability etc.) and marginalized groups and on their safety and security. Loss of home, restricted movement, lack of privacy, inaccessibility and disrupted services, transportation and communication create prolonged distress on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection. Primary data shows that health care services and antenatal and neonatal care services have been disrupted in 251 (75%) and 215 (64%) unions respectively.

Livelihood/income generating activities, functioning of local markets, crops, livestock and fisheries have been severely affected in most of the flood affected areas causing high dependency on relief, which leads to the possibility of increased food insecurity. As per data, 80% of the unions reported irregular food consumption and complication in food preparation. Concern related to physical, emotional and social suffering of the affected community has also been focused in this assessment. Fear of uncertainty have been reported from 87% union while people from 60% union have the feeling of insecurity and psychological depression or trauma leading them to get involved in disrespectful work. An estimated 1,902 schools damaged due to flood coupled with COVID-19, leads to lack of continuation of education, which increases the chance of school drop-outs.

The ongoing monsoon floods severely comprises the need for safe drinking water and safe hygiene practices. Out of the affected districts, 7 Districts are out of safe drinking water, 81,179 latrines and 73,343 tube-wells are damaged and destroyed. Approximately 93% of the sanitation facility is disrupted. Therefore, increasing the risk of water borne disease, infection and COVID-19 spread.

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) Government of Bangladesh in anticipation of the monsoon flood 2020, took all possible precaution to limit the loss of lives and livelihoods along with coordinated efforts from the relevant government and non-government stakeholders. The emergency response was different from previous years because of implementing early forecast mechanism (T-10 early action) which supported in early preparedness and action to support towards emergency life savings humanitarian assistance including, cash, dignity items etc.
To support impacted communities the GoB has already mobilized resources.

An early to medium-term (05 to 09 months) early recovery and reconstruction effort will be needed to repair the damaged infrastructures specially embankments, dykes, houses, safe drinking water sources, sanitation facilities etc. for restoration of life and livelihood, rehabilitation of agricultural lands and ensuring continuous efforts of recovery in doing so.


Commission of inquiry uncovers dubious land allocation by councilors in Karonga

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-This commission of inquiry instituted by Karonga District Commissioner in probing issues raised by concerned citizen Wavisanga Silungwe unveiled illegally distribution of land and plots around Karonga main market by councilors in the district.

This was revealed in a report issued by the commission of inquiry that was led by TA Kalonga, the chairperson of the commission.

According to the report, three councilors Smart Mwakayira, Steve Simsokwe and Ngasalayumo Mwangonde had been distributing land, collecting revenue and keeping money illegally around Karonga main market place.

Findings reveals that the Vice Chairperson of Council Mwangonde admitted to have kept about MK2,400,000 that he collected from the market and has been in custody since December, 23 2019 to date following the allegation.

It was also observed that Mwangonde used his discretion as vice chair of council to meet a Mr Harawa of KRADD to develop a plan whose service charge would be paid by council amounting to MK50000 without the knowledge of secretariat and approached a Mr Mwambuli, Chairman of Maize site to be collecting money from his fellow vendors amounting to MK40,000 as allocation fees which was later returned to the vendors.

It was also confirmed that councilor Mwakayira used his political affiliation to the Ruling Party to intimidate the vendors and some government and undermine those in authority including the District Commissioner.

The report also revealed that the two councilors, Mwakayira and Simsokwe also illegally acquired two plots each without proper procedures and received MK30000s from vendors without issuing receipts.

On the probe of allocation of contracts to one person, the commission of inquiry uncovered that tenders were indeed given to particular people only and not giving chances to all vendors following the procurement procedure.

Among the issues raised by Mr Wavisanga Silungwe, he claimed that Golden Nyasulu was illegally representing Karonga Business Forum in the Council business which the commission disclosed that his operation was legitimate as he was elected and underwent orientation of being a representative of a grouping during induction of councils, MPs, Chiefs and interest groups.

The post Commission of inquiry uncovers dubious land allocation by councilors in Karonga appeared first on The Maravi Post.


Malawi’s PCL delists from London Stock Exchange

Khembo (left) addressing the virtual PCL AGM flanked by PCL Company Secretary Bernard Ndau

By Mc Donald Chapalapata, Contributor

Conglomerate Press Corporation plc has delisted from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as a global depository receipt following a review of continued benefits of listing on the bourse.

Press Corporation plc Board Chairman Patrick Khembo told the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Blantyre on Friday, July 24, 2020 that Press Corporation plc delisted on LSE on 10th July 2020.

“I would like to inform all shareholders that, following our application, the Company was delisted from the London Stock Exchange with effect from 10th July 2020. The Board took the decision following a careful and thorough assessment of the benefits of our continued listing on the London Stock Exchange.”

“The factors that were considered included the extremely low trading volumes for the past years; huge regulatory, compliance and administrative costs the Company incurs annually; the likely liquidity benefits that a cancellation could trigger on the local market,” said Khembo.

He said the Board determined that the cancellation will not adversely affect its shareholders, since the Company’s common shares will continue to be listed and tradeable on the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE).

Press Corporation plc was the only company in the country which was duo listed on both LSE and MSE.

The company also announced a group profit after tax of K24.76 billion for the financial year ending 31 December 2019 which is below prior year profit of K36.71 billion representing a 33% decline.

Khembo said excluding exceptional K8.86 billion profit on restructuring the telecoms segment in prior year and one-off expenses relating to restructuring costs in subsidiary companies National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc(K892m), TNM (K1.02bn) and EthCo (K450m), the decline in underlying profit is 3%.

“However, the Group balance sheet at K687.4 billion grew by 10% from K622.4 billion prior year,” said Khembo.

He also said Press Corporation plc has remained resilient and enhanced shareholder value with the share price increasing by 27% from K1,100 to K1,400 per share.

“Once again, our management team demonstrated remarkable flexibility and professionalism in how they adjusted the operating strategies to suit the post-election environment which was unprecedented in the country’s history,” said Khembo.

The AGM also declared a final dividend for the year 2019 of MK2.403 billion representing MK20.00 per share, which brought  the total dividend for the year to MK3.122 billion representing MK26.00 per share having already declared a dividend amounting to K721.20 million representing MK6.00 per share which was already paid on 25th October 2019.

The meeting also re-elected Stewart Malata as a director on the board who retired by rotation but being eligible offered himself for re-election.

Press Corporation plc is one of the largest holding company in Malawi and has interests in different sectors of the Malawi economy including financial services, telecommunications, food and beverages, energy and consumer goods.

The highly diversified company has stakes in thirteen companies comprising of eight subsidiaries, four joint ventures and one associate.

The post Malawi’s PCL delists from London Stock Exchange appeared first on The Maravi Post.


Talking Blues: DPP’s reign was as bad as colonialism, lock them up!

Talking Blues: Political capital, too precious to waste; why squander it?

Written by Mapwiya Muulupale

The trajectory of an average Malawian family’s rise from poverty to affluence used to be predictable.

A family invariably started humbly. Then it tried this and that business before specializing in one. What followed was hard work and gradually, things happened.

First came a bicycle for the ‘daddy’. Then a motorcycle, followed by a fairly used second-hand car and a house, or a house and a car.

These were the key milestones.

  • The house and automobile were the capstones that announced that the family had “arrived”. 
  • There were neither ‘miracle money’ nor ‘overnight millionaires’ in Malawi and elsewhere Blues’ Orators, this is still the norm.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg started off from a student residence. Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, likewise, started from humble beginnings.

Sports stars like the Williams sisters, stinking rich boxers like Floyd “Money” Mayweather; all started at the bottom and slowly worked their butts off to the top. As such, their wealth can be explained, cent by cent.

Now check this: in the prosperous economies; you do not see someone joining the civil or public service, then boom, hitting miracle money and overnight becoming a millionaire.

This does not happen; yet compared to us, theirs are prosperous economies. Where are these overnight millionaires coming from? Can they explain their wealth or the taxes they paid in their lucrative line of business?

What is wrong with us?

Bakili Muluzi
Former President Bakili Muluzi Image copyright Getty Images Image caption

The old model of explainable progression from poverty to affluence ended when Bakili Muluzi’s reign set us off on the road to economic perdition.

The thing is, that model had never worked for many who surrounded Muluzi.  When they were in MCP, party membership cards were their ‘gold mine’.

The more they dipped their fingers into the kitty, the more they had to harass Malawians to compensate for their theft. As a result, no-nonsense Kamuzu “accepted” you-know-who’s resignation.

Back in those days, no one carried food when visiting the village; just groceries like salt, sugar and maybe soap but not maize, rice or relish, no.

We were fed by village relatives.

It was, in fact, an insult to refuse this hospitality. It was during such a visit that my parents were given a rooster I will talk about later.

“Where,” you ask, “is this nostalgia coming from Mapwiya Muulupale?”

This nostalgia is due to the unending revelations of theft, fraud, forgery and corruption that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s Peter Mutharika was blissfully presiding over.

Now back to the cockerel I referred to above, he came highly recommended. The cock was apparently highly fertile, hyperactive, and hence ideal for breeding.

On return to town, we put the rooster in the pen alongside our black austroip (Mikolongwe) chickens. He immediately ‘got busy’.

Never, it seemed, had he seen so many ‘willing’ hens.

Further, the traditional and mandatory courtship chase that heralds mating was needless.

The choice? Assorted. His bonus? At night, the pen was lit up, and he could do what he did best, nonstop. The highly touted cock went about its business.

Was it on the second day?
Or on the third day
I cannot recall
.

We found the cock on the floor, immobile.

The poor thing had collapsed due to “fatigue”. He had, as they say, overestimated his prowess and overreached. The only sign of life he exhibited was a twitching leg.

We gave him lots of water, quarantined him, and he recovered.

Upon return to the pen, due to the harrowing and humbling experience, he learnt to ‘pace himself’.

Reyneck Matemba the Anti-Corruption (ACB) Director-General

Thinking about this cock, Reyneck Matemba the Anti-Corruption (ACB) Director-General comes to my mind.

With suspects and cases galore, like our local hero amongst Mikolongwe hens, Reyneck is Living’ la Vida Loka.

Thieves. Of all ranks. From all faiths, creeds and colour.

Some from the statehouse, and others from banks, government ministries and institutions; ALL waiting to be arrested, tried, and convicted in an environment where he – Reyneck – is facing zero intimidation and zero political interference.

The icing on the cake? With travel restrictions necessitated by Covid-19, the thieves have nowhere to run!

What more can Reyneck want?

However, due to the ex-village rooster’s escapade, I worry for Reyneck.

When does he intend to hire veterans like Kamudoni Nyasulu, Gustav Kaliwo etc. to help him sort out the lowlifes?

What is he waiting for?

You see, if there is something Reyneck is lacking – rich as he is in criminals – is public patience.

Malawians lost patience with the ACB because it has been decades since it sent a ranking politician or privileged criminal to jail.

At best, trials involving big fish drag on and on. At worst, as happened with maize-gate, the ACB loses.

Hence people asking: now that DPP, UDF’s roommate, is out; why isn’t ACB finishing off the MK1.7 billion thirteen-year-old case?

Why?

ACB needs to close that chapter, turn the page and then zero in on the DPP’s definition-defying unprecedented obliteration of our wealth.

The many revelations of grand theft and corruption in high and low places and the snippets of what will constitute evidence should be handled with the urgency they deserve so that all the low lives are jailed, and the keys thrown away.

If Mr Matemba needs reminding, the rot is so dire that corruption fails to sufficiently capture the damage caused by the DPP’s thievery.

Look here, when political leaders steal from their nation’s coffers, it is called kleptocracy. Literally, “kleptocracy” means “rule by thieves”.

Theft, corruption, kleptocracy – call it what you will – would ordinarily be confined to a few top thieves.

However, in our sad case, anyone who subscribed to DPP’s ‘kleptology’ was licensed to steal.

Hence my positing that what Malawians suffered from 2014 to date is beyond corruption. It is far worse than kleptocracy.

Let us call a spade by its name: the DPP`s reign of theft brought Malawi to the brink of civil war as Malawians were willing to fight to reclaim their heritage.

DPP’s was a reign that resulted in the loss of land to corrupt locals and non-Malawians.

It aggravated economic injustice due to punitive “thangata-like” ESCOM tariffs and taxes levied to feed greed, and it has exacerbated Covid-19 impact because no one trusted DPP.

Economic dependency has never been worse, and we have lost economic sovereignty because DPP was borrowing without a care, to whet an insatiable thieving appetite.

You know what else was this bad?

Colonialism.

Colonial masters be they the Belgians in Congo, the French in Mali, and many West African countries and the British here in the former Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; did not give a milligram of fuck for indigenous people.

Their goal was to extract resources to make their home countries prosperous.

They did not care about the colony’s wellbeing.

Ironically, although the DPP thieves are indigenous Malawians, their mindsets were of this Malawi-can-go-bankrupt-we-care-less type.

How they managed to sleep peacefully at night, knowing as they did that their deeds were as evil as economic genocide, it is a mystery.

Now that Malawians have liberated themselves from DPP’s stinking brand of “indigenous colonialism”, the ACB must act resolutely now, now, now!

Lock them up!

The post Talking Blues: DPP’s reign was as bad as colonialism, lock them up! appeared first on The Maravi Post.


Maroc : Le ministère de la santé annonce la vaccination des personnes à risque contre la grippe saisonnière

Publié le 26.07.2020 à 17h18 par APA

Le ministre marocain de la santé, Khalid Ait Taleb, a annoncé la vaccination antigrippale et anti-pneumocoque des personnes porteuses de maladies chroniques, « ce qui leur éviterait une aggravation de leur état de santé durant l’automne ».Intervenant samedi lors d’un webinaire sur l’importance de la vaccination dans le contexte actuel marquée par la crise sanitaire de la Covid-19, le ministre a indiqué qu’en raison de la poursuite de la pandémie de la Covid-19, et jusqu’à la découverte d’un vaccin efficace et sûr contre cette maladie, le ministère a décidé de rendre accessibles les vaccins contre la grippe saisonnière et la pneumocoque aux personnes porteuses de maladies chroniques, et ce pendant la prochaine saison d’automne.

A souligner que les vaccins contre la grippe et la pneumocoque ne sont pas efficaces contre la Covid-19, mais constituent l’un des scénarios préventifs qui seront lancés, en plus des mesures de précaution sanitaire.

Réagissant à la montée en flèche des cas de contamination au Maroc ces derniers jours, le responsable gouvernemental a relevé que la situation épidémiologique dans le Royaume est « sous contrôle » malgré la recrudescence des cas.

Toutefois, il faut redoubler d’efforts, de vigilance et de prudence pour éviter un débordement des centres de traitement Covid19. Selon lui, le respect de la distanciation corporelle, le port obligatoire du masque, et le lavage des mains, permettraient de réduire le risque de contamination au coronavirus.

« Les mesures sanitaires doivent être respectées pour éviter le reconfinement dans certaines villes où le nombre de cas ne cesse d’augmenter », alerte le ministre.

Dans le monde, la grippe saisonnière tue chaque année entre 250.000 et 650.000 personnes, atteint  entre 3 et 5 millions de personnes et constitue une menace contre les malades chroniques, les femmes enceinte, les nourrissons et les personnes âgées.


Kenyan Police officers arrested over two civilians death in tussle with residents

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-Two Kenyan police officers have been arrested after shooting two people dead at Soko Ng’ombe market within Garissa Township in a scuffle with area residents.

Garissa Police Commander Alfred Ongnego confirmed the incident that took place of Saturday July 26.

Ongnego said the victims were gunned down during a confrontation between police officers and area residents who were demanding the release of a suspect who had been apprehended by plain-clothed DCI officers which led to the shooting of the two locals.

Commenting on the matter, the National Police Service on Sunday disclosed that investigations with input from IPOA and ODPP will be established to find out whether it was justifiable for the officers to use firearms or not.

Digital Citizen report indicated that IPOA Chairperson Ann Makori in a statement on Saturday said the Authority had dispatched its Rapid Investigations Team to the area to establish the circumstances that led to the fatal shootings.

Authorities are expected to make appropriate recommendations upon completion of the investigation.

The post Kenyan Police officers arrested over two civilians death in tussle with residents appeared first on The Maravi Post.