Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2002 Abridged Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2002 abridged results.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2002 abridged results.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Why I’m buying cheap UK shares in my ISA and ignoring Cash ISAs and buy-to-let!

first_imgWhy I’m buying cheap UK shares in my ISA and ignoring Cash ISAs and buy-to-let! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber and B&M European Value. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The global economy is fraught with danger as we edge further into the new year. The continuing public health emergency is the main threat to UK shares in 2021. Though the worsening Covid-19 crisis and returning lockdowns across the globe aren’t the only perils to the stock market recovery.It might be tempting to run for the hills and forget about investing in UK shares right now. Parking your money in a low-risk Cash ISA, for example, might be seen an attractive option until things blow over. Others might think about investing in stable assets like bricks-and-mortar instead by getting in on buy-to-let.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Neither of these options are things I’ve considered doing. Not even for a second. The interest rate on cash accounts like Cash ISAs are so pathetic that it’s hardly worth bothering. Elsewhere, soaring buy-to-let costs are decimating the returns that aspiring landlords can expect to generate.Taking a patient approachIndeed, I’ve continued to buy UK shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA following the Covid-19 outbreak. And I plan to keep building my shares portfolio despite the uncertain macroeconomic and geopolitical environment.As a long-term investor I’m not concerned about the prospect of more turbulence for the global economy in 2021. I aim to make money over a number of years and buy UK shares with a view to holding them for at least a decade. History shows that stock investors who invest in this sort of time horizon make a chunky average annual returns of 8% to 10%.This patient approach isn’t the only reason why I’ve kept acquiring UK shares for my ISA, however. The 2020 stock market crash dragged some top-quality stocks down with all the duds. And many robust UK shares like these have failed to recover from the correction. This enables brave investors like me to nip in and build a five-star stocks portfolio at little cost.2 cheap UK shares on my shopping listA couple more mega-cheap UK shares I’m considering adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA include:Avon Rubber. City analysts reckon earnings at the body armour maker to rocket 36% this financial year. This leaves it trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio bang on the bargain benchmark of 1. I’m expecting profits here to rocket over the next decade as huge geopolitical tensions fuel Western demand for its protective products.B&M European Value Retail. Annual earnings are expected to almost double here this fiscal year. Consequently the discount retailer trades on a forward PEG multiple of just 0.2. Tough conditions for the consumer will keep demand for its low-cost products flying off the shelves in the next few years, I feel. 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Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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ActionAid’s social networking site adds ethical wedding list service

first_imgActionAid’s social networking site adds ethical wedding list service Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 27 February 2007 | News It can all be organised online at MyActionAid.org.uk where couples can set up their own wedding page complete with photo albums, blogs and a facility to receive and track donations.Closer to the big day the wedding couple then receive a certificate with the total amount raised and a personal message from ActionAid to read out at the reception.ActionAid fundraising spokesperson Helen Yeomans helped create ActionAid Wedding Lists and has just set up her own list ahead of her wedding.She said: “My boyfriend recently popped the question, but as we’ve been living together for a while we have enough kettles, toasters and saucepans to last a lifetime so we’d really like people to donate to ActionAid instead. We’ve set up our own wedding page online.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img International development agency ActionAid has launched an ethical wedding list to help brides and grooms avoid a stack of unwanted presents while encouraging guests to spend money on donations instead. The service is part of the charity’s newly launched social networking site MyActionAid.org.uk.ActionAid’s alternative wedding list includes textbooks for five children in Afghanistan for one term at £15, and nutritious porridge for one year for 14 Aids orphans in Malawi for £75.ActionAid provides the happy couple with specially designed wedding list cards to send out with their invitations, which list examples of what can be achieved for the price of a wedding present and explains how guests can donate. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising: Fundraising (Nonprofit Law, Finance & Management)

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising: Fundraising (Nonprofit Law, Finance & Management)  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Indiana Weather Forecast 1/13/2015

first_img SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Indiana Weather Forecast 1/13/2015 Cold air holds over northern areas, and in large dairy areas like WI, MN, IA, IL and IN, we will see generally temps at or below normal. In large beef production areas out west, we will see some susceptibility to wilder temp changes, which may impact rate of gain and overall production. However, we do not see much in the next two weeks that would give concern over transportation issues. Short term, there still will be high levels of animal stress due to bitter wind chills today, and well below normal temps tomorrow. Weather that Impacts CORN: Arctic air will remain for a couple more days, but we will see general moderation of temperatures going into the weekend. We like the temperature moderation to start late Wednesday and Thursday over the central and southern part of the state, but hold off until Friday up north. Once temperatures break the freezing mark, we will be off on a period of nearly 7 days with temps normal or above normal. The warmest day will likely end up being Saturday, with temps in ranging form the upper 30s to near 40 north and in to the lower 50s in the south. Snowmelt should happen quickly as the period wears on. However, models usually underestimate the cooling potential of snowpack on the ground…so we think that at least initially, the temps will fall a few degrees short of projected high temps by the models. The initial warming period should be dry, as we expect no new precipitation through the weekend. SOYBEAN Weather No change in SRW areas. We have decent moisture in the weeks ahead from at least 2 systems, slightly moderating temperatures, but the bulk of the snow north of I-70 should stick around. That means we still should have at least some blanket of protection as the next arctic blast arrives later in the month. We will see a weak front shooting through the region early next week for the 19th. The front will have minimal moisture, likely only a tenth or two, and will feature coverage of only 40%. Temps do not drop off dramatically following that little pulse. However, stronger front with a more organized low will move through for the 21st-22nd. That part of the system will bring up to half-three quarters of an inch of liquid equivalent.  We like that precipitation starting as rain, but as much colder arctic air races in behind…we think we can see a changeover to snow, and a couple of inches are possible before being done. This is well out on the forecast window right now…so there is plenty of time to change. Don’t set it in stone yet. With this kind of event, the timing of the cold air will be the most key. Following that system, the colder pattern will shift us back into a scenario where we see clipper systems coming in from the NW. this will likely bring several waves of accumulating snows, the first of which should move in around the 26th into the 27th. While temperatures will be back below normal, we will reiterate what we mentioned yesterday…that the cold will not be as strong as what we just are getting done dealing with…at least initially. February is looking very interesting and potentially very, very active.   By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 12, 2015 We feel like a broken record here, but in general, we see no trouble spots in South American corn production areas. A little bit of net drying settles in through the weekend and early next week in southern Cordoba and LaPampa in Argentina, but the rest of Argentina’s Corn Belt gets rain from late Sunday through Tuesday. A stronger system later in the period (end of next week into the following week) brings rains to southern parts of the belt. So, we will hold onto at least 2-4 inches in the central north and 1-2 inches in the southern growing region over the next two weeks combined. Temps will be in the upper 80s to mid 90s through the weekend, but should pull back, to the mid 80s and low 90s next week. Overnight lows will generally be in the 60s and 70s. . Facebook Twittercenter_img The entire US Corn Belt gets closer to normal on temps next week. Rains to start the week hit mostly the southern half of the Corn Belt, from I-70 southward. WE like half inch or less rains, coverage at 70%. The biggest question will be “all rain” vs. “rain ending as snow.” We like mostly rain, with snow, if it happens anywhere, limited to areas along and just north of I-70. Any warming in the Corn Belt will be short lived, as we see significant arctic air coming in after the 21st. Southern Brazil corn areas will see 2 nice fronts between now and the 21st. These fronts should yield 2-5 inch rain totals. WHEAT Weather  Indiana Weather Forecast 1/13/2015 The main change in our outlook for HRW areas has to do with the variability in temps. We see a lot more up and down of temps from day to day over the next week to 10 days. Warmer air ridging in the west will battle with the cold air trough that wants to park over the east. The western HRW areas will be in the crosshairs. The worst consequence of this will be two-fold. 1) We expect to see most snow cover go away over the next week or so. 2) The up and down will provide mixed messages for wheat as well. Now, most of HRW has adequate moisture and is in decent health, but our concern over bitter cold arctic air sometime after the 21st/22nd should be noted. We wont jump on the winter kill bandwagon like it seems everyone else does (after all, how many times can you really kill wheat, anyway?), but you can rest assured that we will see that headline making the rounds again in a couple of weeks. Facebook Twitter Harvest is ramping up somewhat in western and northern Brazil bean areas. To that end, weather looks decent for harvest through the enxt 10 days. Moisture will be around, but will be scattered. WE like 10 day totals of half an inch or less, but are bumping coverage to 60%. This meains we should see mostly suitable moisture for any 2nd crop corn planting that is going ont. Heat continues to be relegated mostly to coastal and not agriculture areas. The 12-16 day forecast window is still wetter than the short term, but we are scaling our forecast back to hafl to 1.5”, taking out some of the heavier hit areas. . South African Corn production areas continue to see scattered, timely rains. There look to be no weather related production problems in the next 2 weeks, with rains up to 1 inch, coverage around 80%. Rains will not come all at once, and will be scattered form day to day. Temps at or slightly above normal.     CATTLE Weather  Previous articleRecord Crops Bring Soft MarketsNext articleMorning Outlook Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Equestrian excels in season-opener

first_imgListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee ReddIt Twitter Twitter + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Facebook Facebook printTCU won all four Most Outstanding Player honors Friday, winning its season-debut with a 10-9 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the North Central Texas College Lions.With the victory, TCU equestrian has now won five-straight season-openers and six out of their last seven season-openers.The Horned Frogs started out the match by defeating the Lions, 4-1. Freshman Jamie Cook turned in a clutch performance, tallying a 75-72 victory over NCTC’s Arianne Cox. With the win, the Colorado native secured her first MOP.Emma Edwards and Ally Fink were also victorious, defeating Rebecca Carlisle and Hannah Penny. Freshman Josie Mootz rounded out the Horned Frog notables in the discipline with a win over Kodi Anderson, 75.5-73.Freshman Carly Lombard carried TCU in Reining with a 73-70 victory over Anna Muratova. Lombard, also from Colorado, won MOP accolades in the discipline.In the Hunt Seat, TCU posted a 5-4 decision over Texas Tech. Junior Mady Fithian carried the Frogs to  a 3-2 mark in Equitation on the Flat by posting a 78-69 win over Ashley Roberts. Freshman Melanie Selleck and sophomore Kayla McCarthy joined Fithian, who earned her first MOP honor of her career. Selleck recorded a 75-64 victory over Caitlin Kimmel, while McCarthy dropped Alexa Popovich.In Equitation over Fences, junior Julia Finn rode her horse Java to an 80-73 win over Emma Mathiasmeier. With the win, Finn posted her first career victory and also claimed her first MOP honor. Freshman Courtney May rounded out TCU’s big winners Friday, dropping Popovich, 60-40. Fellow newcomer Patty Gill just missed her first career win, tying Kimmel at 84-84.TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield was thrilled with her team’s performance.“What a great way to kick off our year,” Schoolfield said. “We loved having so many parents and fans with us, and we got some valuable miles in the competition arena and now know what we need to adjust as we look ahead to SMU.”TCU will begin NCEA competition play on Friday, Sept. 23 versus SMU at Turning Point Ranch.center_img Garrett Podell Previous articleTony Symanovich: Engineer in chargeNext articleStream (Ep. 01 – American Horror Story, Marvel vs. DC and more) Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Photo courtesy: gofrogs.com Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGStext only Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Syria: Human rights organizations mark birthday of Razan Zaitouneh with renewed call for release of ‘Duma Four’

first_img April 28, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Syria: Human rights organizations mark birthday of Razan Zaitouneh with renewed call for release of ‘Duma Four’ News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria (Geneva, 28 April 2015) – To mark the 38th birthday (on April 29) of missing human rights defender and lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, head of the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria (VDC), winner of the 2011 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award of RAW in WAR (Reach All Women In War), the 70 undersigned human rights organizations today reiterate their call for her immediate release, as well as that of her missing colleagues Samira Khalil, Nazem Hamadi and Wa’el Hamada.On December 9, 2013, the four human rights defenders, collectively known as the “Duma Four”, were abducted during a raid by a group of armed men on the offices of the VDC in Duma, near Damascus. There has been no news of their whereabouts or health since.The VDC is active in monitoring and reporting on human rights violations in Syria and the undersigned organizations believe that the abduction of the four activists was a direct result of their peaceful human rights work. Their ongoing detention forms part of a wider pattern of threats and harassment by both government forces and non-state actors seeking to prevent human rights defenders exposing abuses.In the months prior to her abduction Razan Zaitouneh wrote about threats she had been receiving and informed human rights activists outside Syria that they originated from local armed groups in Duma. The most powerful armed group operating in Duma at the time of the abductions is the Army of Islam headed by Zahran Alloush. In April 2014, Razan Zaitouneh’s family issued a statement saying they held Zahran Alloush responsible for her and her colleagues’ wellbeing given the large presence his group maintained in the area. Organisation Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa The undersigned organizations, as well as other activists, have been calling for the release of the “Duma Four” since their abductions. Today they again urge the Army of Islam and other armed groups operating in the area to take immediate steps to release the abducted VDC staff, or investigate their abduction and work for their release. They further urge governments that support these groups, as well as religious leaders and others who may have influence over them, to press for such action, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2139, which “strongly condemns” the abduction of civilians and demands and immediate end to this practice.Razan Zaitouneh has been one of the key lawyers defending political prisoners in Syria since 2001. She has played a key role in efforts to defend the universality of human rights and support independent groups and activists in Syria. Along with a number of other activists, she established the VDC and co-founded the Local Coordination Committees (LCCs), which co-ordinate the work of local committees in various cities and towns across Syria. She also established the Local Development and Small Projects Support Office, which assists non-governmental organizations in besieged Eastern Ghouta. Samira Khalil has been a long-time political activist in Syria and had been detained on several occasions by the Syrian authorities as a result of her peaceful activism. Before her abduction, she was working to help women in Duma support themselves by initiating small income-generating projects. Wa’el Hamada, an active member of the VDC and co-founder of the LCC network had also been detained by the Syrian authorities. Before his abduction he was working, together with Nazim Hamadi, to provide humanitarian assistance to the residents of besieged Eastern Ghouta.Signatories:1- Alkarama Foundation (in Geneva)2- Amman Center for Human Rights Studies3- Amnesty International4- Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship 5- Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)6- Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria7- Badael Foundation8- Bahrain Centre for Human Right9- Defending Prisoners of Conscience in Syria Organization10- Cairo Center for Development (CCD)11- Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHR)12- Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)13- Centre for Democracy and Civil Rights in Syria14- Committees for the Defending Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria15- El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence16- Enmaa Center for Democracy and Human Rights17- Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)18- Fraternity Center for Democracy and Civil Society19- Front Line Defenders (FLDs)20- Freedom House21- Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR)22- Human Rights First Society , Saudi Arabia23- Human Rights Organization in Syria – MAF24- Human Rights Watch (HRW)25- Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (HIVOS)26- Hand in Hand Organization , Syria 27- Monitor for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia28- Index on Censorship29- International Media Support (IMS)30- International Centre for Supporting Rights and Freedoms31- International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)32- International Service For Human Rights (ISHR)33- Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)34- International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) under the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders35- Iraqi Women Network 36- Iraqi Journalists Rights Defense Association(IJRDA)37- Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM)38- Kurdish Committee for Human Rights in Syria (observer)39- Kurdish Organization for Human Rights in Syria (DAD)40- Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation41- Lawyers for Lawyers 42- Lulua Center for Human Rights 43- Madad NGOs44- Maharat Foundation 45- MENA Media Monitoring group46- Metro Centre to Defend Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan47- National Organization for Human Rights in Syria48- Nazra for Feminist Studies 49- No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)50- One World Foundation (OWF)51- Omani Observatory for Human Rights52- World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) under the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders53- Pax for Peace – Netherland 54- Pen International 55- Reach All Women in War (RAW)56- Reporters Without Borders (RSF)57- Sawt Al Niswa58- Sentiel Human Rights Defenders59- Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF)60- Syrian American Council (SAC)61- Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)62- Syrian Center for Legal Researches & Studies63- Syrian Journalists Association64- Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR)65- Syrian League for Citizenship 66- The Regional Coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders In Middle East and North Africa67- Tunisian Initiative for Freedom of Expression68- Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)69- Vivarta70- Yemeni Organization for Defending Human Rights and Democratic Freedom March 8, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

TV stations silenced by M23 resume retransmitting in Goma

first_img News December 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV stations silenced by M23 resume retransmitting in Goma Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News —–21.11.2012 – Concern about M23’s news control after Goma takeoverReporters Without Borders (RWB) and Journalist in Danger (JED) are deeply worried by the measures that the M23 rebel movement took with the news media after seizing Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord Kivu, yesterday.Aware of the scale of violence against civilians in general, the two NGOs are also very concerned about the safety of media personnel in Goma and other parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.“Since occupying Goma, the rebels of the 23 March Movement (M23) have seized control of the news media and are behaving as if they were media executives and editors,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We remind them that it is not their job to decide the content of the news reports that the media carry.”Journalist in Danger secretary-general Tshivis Tshivuadi added: “Goma’s population has had no access to news reports from the country’s capital since yesterday. Instead of trying to control the news and crush media pluralism by allowing only their own voice to be heard, M23 should guarantee the media’s right to work safely and with complete independence.”Without any warning, the M23 rebels ordered the suspension of local retransmission of three TV stations broadcasting from the capital, Kinshasa, local sources said.The signals of the three stations – state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) and two privately-owned pro-government stations, Digital Congo and Radio Télévision du Groupe l’Avenir ([email protected]) – were disconnected at around 2 p.m. yesterday on verbal instructions from M23 spokesman Vianney Kazarama.The same sources said that, after the rebel takeover, the M23 spokesman personally went to Mount Goma – where the antennae of local radio and TV stations and the relay antennae of the national and international broadcast media are located – and told a representative of the National Network of Satellite Telecommunications (RENATELSAT) to disconnect these three TV stations.The signals of the international broadcast media and Raga, a privately-owned TV station based in Kinshasa that relays Voice of America, were not however disconnected.A local journalist told JED that all the local media have received strict instructions not to relay information coming from the government in Kinshasa. “The M23 asked the provincial RTNC station to broadcast only information that helps the public to understand its ideology, and asked the privately-owned media to help the movement establish itself,” the source said.RWB and JED strongly condemn this grave violation of media freedom and urge the armed movement’s leaders to fully rescind this measure without delay in order to allow the public to have access to a pluralized and diverse range of news and opinion.The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution (Resolution 2076) firmly condemning M23’s human rights violations, calling on M23 to withdraw from Goma and lay down its arms, and calling for the DRC’s territorial integrity to be respected.Photo : Spokesman of the M23 rebel group Lieutenant-Colonel Vianney Kazarama addresses a crowd at the Volcanoes Stadium in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on November 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE Receive email alerts Journalist in Danger (JED), the Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, reports that retransmission of three national TV stations resumed in the eastern city of Goma on 2 December after being off the air for twelve days there following Goma’s seizure by M23 rebels.Reporters Without Borders joins Journalist in Danger in welcoming the end of this violation of freedom of information.For more information, here is the JED press release:“Journalist in Danger is pleased to note that retransmission of the signals of state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) and two privately-owned stations, Digital Congo and Radio Télévision du Groupe l’Avenir ([email protected]), resumed on the morning of 2 December in Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu,” the JED release said.“Retransmission of these three stations resumed after the rebels of the 23 March Movement (M23) withdrew from Goma, which had been under their control for a week.“The signals of these three stations, which broadcast from the DRC capital of Kinshasa, were disconnected at around 2 p.m. on 20 November on a verbal order from M23 spokesman Vianney Kazarama. 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End in sight to city warfare

first_imgFacebook Email Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsEnd in sight to city warfareBy admin – March 5, 2009 524 Younger members want nothing to do with crimeLIMERICK’S feuding families are no more than a heartbeat away from signing a peace agreement to end the decades of violence that have profoundly affected housing estates and at times brought the entire city to its knees.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A four member group of highly esteemed professional people who have been co-ordinating the process, are now on the point of brokering a peace agreement that will be signed by leading members of the feuding families, representing some 300 people in all.Talking exclusively to the Limerick Post, the group’s spokesperson said the first steps towards arriving at this pivotal stage were taken almost a year ago, and during that time, all but one of the families involved (that family is currently moving close towards the process) have gradually come forward and are now unified in their resolve to “end the violence and bury the guns”.Asked about the underlying motivation for this conversion, and how can Limerick people be expected to accept its sincerity, the peace co-ordinator’s replied:“The fact that there has been little or no violent criminal activity over the past months, and that this is being sustained, bears out what they say – that for the sake of their children they want to live in peace – their younger children want nothing to do with crime. They accept that justice has to follow and that if people are arrested, they have to face up to prison but they want it to end and to see their children grow up in peace. All involved, including grandparents, have had enough – they’ve all shaken hands with each other to end the feuds – they want to take their place in a regenerated city”.Pointing out that the regeneration process has acted as a catalyst for the ‘conversion,” the peace brokering group say this has given a new impetus that the families now want to be part of.“Let me be direct – they acknowledge the horrific deaths and crime and there is profound regret on all sides – one woman said; “we spend more time in graveyards than anywhere else”.The families contend that certain elements of the Dublin media regularly write stories “focused on whipping up hysteria to maintain negative publicity which is driving an agenda of festering fear”.This has motivated them to publicly state their commitment to end the war of violence.“They have been driven berserk by some of the media reports from Dublin, many of which, they claim, have been untrue. We’ve been told that in one instance, a media report has been responsible for the murder of a number of people.- names were given that had nothing to do with it. They’ve felt that this element of the media has been setting the agenda, and they want to reverse this. The decommissioning of guns is also on their agenda.“There is no one trying to cloud the truth here. We accept there will be glitches but we have engaged in this process for almost a year, with very positive results, and now the families have asked that their side be made known and they have no other voice than ours.“They acknowledge the horrific vista that lots of people find themselves in but are determined that it will end. They, including their family members who are in prison, now firmly believe that the warfare, crime and killings have to end and that to work hard into the future is the only way to save the next generations of people in this city”.center_img Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleThree down, two to goNext articleO’Flaherty’s vaccine move wins support adminlast_img read more