Archive for May 30th, 2009

source: Mmegi

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) opened its fourth shop in Botswana at Game City last Friday, giving it a presence of three outlets in Gaborone and one in Francistown.

Other fast-food chains in Botswana include Chicken Licken, Wimpy and Nando’s. The KFC brand is managed by Boitumelo Dijo in Botswana.

With only a few tables inside but more outside, it is essentially al fresco, permitting diners to watch people go by as they eat. Up-market fashion stores Foschini, Jet and Options are close by.

Those in the know say three of the existing KFC outlets are to be re-modelled in the image of this new-fangled one at Game City. The chief executive of Food Management Services, a registered franchisee of KFC in South Africa, says KFC is increasing its presence in Botswana because “the people of this country have been supportive to [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
The Times of Zambia (Ndola)
29 May 2009

MEDIA bodies have saluted President Rupiah Banda for condemning the harassment of journalists.

The Press Association of Zambia (Paza), Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) and Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ) said it was encouraging that Mr Banda had condemned the harassment of journalists.

Paza president Andrew Sakala said in an interview now that Mr Banda has condemned the action, the police should ensure that the culprits were arrested.

“We welcome the statement and hope it will be translated into action and by this we mean that the police must be seen to be acting and investigations should start against all the culprits,” Mr Sakala said.

Misa Zambia president Henry Kabwe said that the pronouncement by the president was a welcome development but pointed out that it would be encouraging if the culprits were [continue reading]

source: SW Radio Africa
By Alex Bell
29 May 2009

The South African Presidency has been accused of deliberately hiding a suspected controversial report on the Zimbabwe security forces role in last year’s deadly post-election violence.

President Jacob Zuma’s office has rejected numerous requests for the report, which was compiled last year by retired army generals, to be made public. The Presidency has made claims that former President Thabo Mbeki, who appointed the army generals to undertake the investigation, never received a written report. Instead, the then SADC appointed mediator in the crisis apparently only received oral feedback from the retired generals.

The Southern African Centre for Survivors of Torture, the South African Litigation Centre and the official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, recently invoked the ‘Promotion of Access to Information Act’ to force the President’s Office to release the report. The groups insist that the report paints a ‘devastating’ picture of state-sponsored violence, which apparently shifted Mbeki’s perceptions on [continue reading]