Jean Bigirimana ‘Is Not On Holidays’!

[Iwacu] On 22 July 2017, day after day, it will be a year without our colleague … A confused feeling invades us. Commemorating a year of “disappearance”? But, apart from his absence of 365 days, we have no concrete evidence to conclude his death. It’…

[Iwacu] On 22 July 2017, day after day, it will be a year without our colleague ... A confused feeling invades us. Commemorating a year of "disappearance"? But, apart from his absence of 365 days, we have no concrete evidence to conclude his death. It's always this atrocious doubt. Desperate, one clings to the smallest, the most doubtful hope.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Abducted Journalist Remains Missing, One Year On

[Iwacu] Iwacu Press Group commemorates one year of the disappearance of its journalist, Jean Bigirimana, who has gone missing since 22 July 2016. No evidence of his death so far .

[Iwacu] Iwacu Press Group commemorates one year of the disappearance of its journalist, Jean Bigirimana, who has gone missing since 22 July 2016. No evidence of his death so far .

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Corruption Causes Losses of U.S.$750Million in Mining Revenues

[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said.

[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Govt Blocks Access to Independent Websites

[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.

[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

‘Nation’s Debt Scandal – Impunity is the Catch of the Day’

[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Cash-Less Zambia Will Not Host 8 Team Under-23 Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Zambia has no money to host the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, a statement from FAZ has announced. The statement statements the country has pulled out because of “current economic climate”. FAZ communications manager Desmond Katongo has disclosed that … Continued

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Zambia has no money to host the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, a statement from FAZ has announced. The statement statements the country has pulled out because of “current economic climate”. FAZ communications manager Desmond Katongo has disclosed that the decision was arrived at after consultation with the Ministry of Sports. READ THE FULL STATEMENT ZAMBIA has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 U-23 the African Cup of Nations (AFCON ) due to the current economic climate. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Communications Manager Desmond Katongo has revealed this in a statement today. Katongo says the association decided to withdraw from hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations edition after thorough consultations with the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development. “FAZ wishes to inform all stakeholders and the public that Zambia has formally withdrawn from hosting the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup edition which was granted to the country by the Confederations of African Football (CAF),†Katongo said. He has however thanked CAF for having shown confidence in the Association and the country at large to host a tournament of this magnitude. The post Cash-Less Zambia Will Not Host 8 Team Under-23 Olympic Qualifying Tournament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kasama Pupil In A Sex Scandal Expelled

The grade 11 pupil who was involved in a sexual act with her Biology teacher at St Therese Girls Secondary School has been expelled. Sources say the girl who hails from Kitwe on the Copperbelt was expelled following her two-paged … Continued

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The grade 11 pupil who was involved in a sexual act with her Biology teacher at St Therese Girls Secondary School has been expelled. Sources say the girl who hails from Kitwe on the Copperbelt was expelled following her two-paged exculpatory letter dated 14th June 2017 narrating the sexual ordeal. The impeccable sources added that no action has been taken against the teacher who is married alleging that he is still teaching. Meanwhile, a cross section of stakeholders in Kasama have condemned the sexual scandal involving a teacher and a pupil at St Therese Girls Secondary School. Speaking in separate interviews with Radio Mano News today, the stakeholders who included the Young Women Christian Association-YWCA, Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections-JCTR, and Civic leader’s charge that the behavior of the named teacher is disgusting, unfortunate and a disgrace to the teaching fraternity. YWCA Northern Province Coordinator Zilot Phiri says the incident at St Therese is an eye opener to all schools and vows that it will follow the matter with keen interest. And the Northern Province JCTR Coordinator Felix Chiwela says the teacher should not go scot free for taking advantage of the pupil and implores law enforcement agencies to probe the incident. Meanwhile, civic leaders have called on education authorities to tame male teachers with the habit of taking advantage of female pupils. Lusenga Ward councilor Peter Kapambwe and his Lukupa counterpart Thandizani Mbewe say the named teacher has brought shame to the missionary schools which are known for impacting good morals. On 13th June 2017, a Biology teacher at St Therese Girls Secondary School in Kasama was caught red handed having sex with a pupil in a science laboratory. Source: Radio Mano The post Kasama Pupil In A Sex Scandal Expelled appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia U-17 Beat Madagascar 7-1

The Zambia U-17 Men’s Football National Team sent a strong signal on their intentions for the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup championship with a five star performance against Madagascar at the Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Louis. A hat-trick apiece from … Continued

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The Zambia U-17 Men’s Football National Team sent a strong signal on their intentions for the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup championship with a five star performance against Madagascar at the Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Louis. A hat-trick apiece from Lameck Banda and man of the match Martin Njobvu with Kingsley Hakwiya weighing in with a goal sent Madagascar to the cleaners and also set Zambia as early favourites for the tournament. Banda had put Zambia ahead in the 10th minute after he was set through by Njobvu for the opener. Nine minutes later Njobvu hit the back of the net doubling the lead. Zambia was not slowing down with Hakwiya rising highest to power in a pinpoint Andrew Phiri set piece in the 24th minute. Banda was not done for the day and powered home from outside the box in the 31st minute. The sharp shooting Banda harvested his brace on 31 minutes taking the tally to 4-0. Njobvu struck in the 43rd minute to close the first stanza at 6-0. The Islanders thought they had calmed the storm but Njobvu was back to haunt them with a 74th minute goal that put the icing on the cake for the Zambians. Coach Numba Mumamba gave a run in for John Mulalangabo and Moses Mwanza who came in for hat trick hero Banda and Niza Simutenda. A further substitution for Zambia was made with Michael Kafusha introduced for Clinton Lubula. Madagascar pulled one back in the 83rd minute from the penalty spot when Maimosa Adriamalala converted taking the tally to 7-1. Zambia next play South Africa who beat Mozambique 3-1 on Sunday in their second group match. (SOURCE: FAZ MEDIA) The post Zambia U-17 Beat Madagascar 7-1 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Pres. Lungu and Hichilema Must Climb Down High Horses for Dialogue to Succeed

The Catholic Bishops have done their part in appealing to the good consciences messres Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema. The Bishops have met President Lungu and made a strong case for dialogue with his nemesis in chief Hichilema and … Continued

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The Catholic Bishops have done their part in appealing to the good consciences messres Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema. The Bishops have met President Lungu and made a strong case for dialogue with his nemesis in chief Hichilema and have followed that with a meeting with the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president. In their meeting with both parties the church made it clear there has to be a way the two can meet and iron out their differences. No doubt none of them is in a position that they want to be. There is such bad blood that both feel they could be anywhere except meet with each other. None of them sees their opponent as being any worthier than them to lead. They have been circling each other for years with the President believing God has favoured him from humble beginnings to lead this nation. President Lungu has not forgone the innuendo on his adversary that wealth and education are not the ultimate ticket to State House. On the other hand Hichilema has frowned upon President Lungu as drunk and commoner unworthy of the top job. Hichilema has flaunted himself as the enviable alternative and somehow just fails to comprehend just how ‘this drunk’ keeps beating him to the top job. The whole circus has gone on for too long dragging the entire nation with religious supports on either side of the divide refusing to compromise. The zealot-like defence of positions has dragged the country to an era of politically motivated arrests, torching of public buildings and sheer division on account of tribe. But thankfully the church has stepped in. For the church’s intervention to succeed the two antagonizing parties will have to be willing to do things they have never imagined possible. Meeting face to face should be the first step and none of them will do this willingly. For Hichilema he has to be willing to accept that he will not be meeting President Lungu as an equal. It may not sound right but such is the nature of how deep the compromise has to be if there has to be steps to be made. There would have to be radical concessions on either side. On the other part President Lungu must desist from flaunting the Presidency card. He must be ready to face up to the election outcome challenge and the lingering credibility around it. The combative language that is sometimes characteristic of President Lungu should be off this platform. Naturally both parties should acknowledge that the electoral dispute was not desirably thrown out of the court process and therefore the two parties should meet half way. Notwithstanding the treason charge hanging on Hichilema’s head has done enough damage to the country. That too should be addressed in this dialogue. Otherwise the teenage like posturing of “I am the President whether you it or not?†of “You rigged the elections and we won’t recognize you authority†will not take this country anywhere. After all because of this senseless feud the country has been dragged to the edge of conflict something that Zambians have stood above for ages. So please drop the senseless pride and save the nation from the damaging divisions. The post OPINION: Pres. Lungu and Hichilema Must Climb Down High Horses for Dialogue to Succeed appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FAZ Summon Nkana

The bad blood between the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and Nkana over Congolese striker Walter Bwalya seems to have reached boiling point with Football House summoning the club for a disciplinary hearing. Nkana has been caught up in a … Continued

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The bad blood between the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and Nkana over Congolese striker Walter Bwalya seems to have reached boiling point with Football House summoning the club for a disciplinary hearing. Nkana has been caught up in a registration scandal having claimed on different occasions that Bwalya is Zambian and later u-turning that his is Congolese. Nkana chairperson Evaristo Kabila angered Football House with his vitriolic remarks that the club would use the player whether the association liked it or not. Ironically Nkana who had been using the player as a Zambian in the name of Bwalya have got an International Transfer Certificate for the player as a Congolese national. Bwalya’s illegally obtained National Registration Card was withdrawn by the Ministry of Home Affairs with criminal investigations instituted. BELOW IS THE FULL SUMMON FROM FAZ Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 20th July, 2017 FAZ summons Nkana Football Club to a disciplinary hearing The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has summoned Nkana Football Club to a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Football House. Nkana has been summoned in connection with several media attacks on FAZ. FAZ would like to advise the club to attend the disciplinary committee meeting which will take place at 14:00 hours. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post FAZ Summon Nkana appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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