French President Asks DRC’s Kabila To Quit

French president Emmanuel Macron has urged DR Congo leader Joseph Kabila to step down and hold elections by December this year. Speaking when he met Angola’s president João Lourenço who is currently on a tour of France, Mr.Macron appealed to … Continued

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French president Emmanuel Macron has urged DR Congo leader Joseph Kabila to step down and hold elections by December this year. Speaking when he met Angola’s president João Lourenço who is currently on a tour of France, Mr.Macron appealed to Mr. Kabila to honour an agreement brokered by the Catholic church to hold elections this year. “We support regional mediation,” said Emmanuel Macron, at the Élysée Palace with João Lourenço, according to French publication Jeune Afrique. The two presidents were keen to reiterate their commitment to the Saint Sylvester agreement and the holding of elections on December 23 “which Joseph Kabila would not have to participate in,” said Mr. Macron, before adding that France “does not have to dictate” to Mr. Kabila what he must do. Kabila’s constitutional term ended in 2016. But despite him being ineligible to stand–he has not publicly stated that he won’t stand—leading to fears that he may change the constitution and seek re-election. Mr. Lourenço told his French counterpart that there is currently mediation being conducted by all the heads of regional organizations, “Omar Bongo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Cyril Ramaphosa, and Paul Kagame” with whom “we discuss regularly the future of the DRC, just like with Mr. Kabila “. He said: “The [New Year’s Eve] agreement has received the blessing of the Church, and all that is blessed must be respected. We advise Joseph Kabila to follow this path. But a council is not an obligation. “We do not have the right to say [to Joseph Kabila] that he must leave it, it is up to the voters to say it through the ballot box. But we believe in our right to protect ourselves from destabilization.” The post French President Asks DRC’s Kabila To Quit appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Who Is ZCID?

We talk much of ZCID this, that! Who is ZCID? If you understand who ZCID is you will be able to view and appropriately analyze the functionalities of the frequently stated organization. This organization is not a strange one or … Continued

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We talk much of ZCID this, that! Who is ZCID? If you understand who ZCID is you will be able to view and appropriately analyze the functionalities of the frequently stated organization. This organization is not a strange one or a puppet because it is a consistence of the same political parties whose membership is part of it, UPND had been in the driving seat of the very organization now a deliquent to them. We are accusing the very organization of deteriorating the political tense in this country today. It is just only a platform that can be used for dialogue as we include Commonwealth and other local groups of interest who could merely be used to facilitate on the national dialogue which must never be dimmed as of two that are PF and UPND alone. These quarrelsome politicians are fully aware of all this but just playing blame game trying to win sympathy of some ignorant Zambians, a shear waste of time and resources! James Kalumwa The post Letter: Who Is ZCID? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kalusha Pays Quiet Homage to Gabon Disaster Heroes

Former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya paid homage to his fallen teammates at the Gabon Memorial Site two days ahead of schedule to stay clear of public scrutiny. Bwalya who was supposed to have linked up with his teammates in Darkar … Continued

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Former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya paid homage to his fallen teammates at the Gabon Memorial Site two days ahead of schedule to stay clear of public scrutiny. Bwalya who was supposed to have linked up with his teammates in Darkar enroute to fulfilling a FIFA World Cup fixture against Senegal survived the plane crash as he was travelling from his base in Netherlands where he starred for PSV Eindhoven. The 1988 African Footballer of the Year later captained the reconstituted Zambian team to the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations finals were they lost 2-1 to a more experienced Nigerian side that had the likes of Rashi Yekini, Emmanuel Amunike, Daniel Amokachi and Jay Jay Okocha among others. Saturday marks 25 years since the Zambia National Team perished off the coast of Gabon wiping out 18 players, officials and crew members with a journalist. Below is what Bwalya wrote: Today I decided to go give homage to my fallen team mates one day earlier. I wanted my full attention to be on my brothers rather than on a public function. A day does not go by that I don’t think about my family that I lost off the coast of Gabon in 1993. 25 years later my heart is still broken. A team that could have gone so far…………. #KK11 #chipolopolo #Zambia #gabon #airtragedy #25 years The post Kalusha Pays Quiet Homage to Gabon Disaster Heroes appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nchanga Open Pit Blast Damages 26 Houses In Chingola

Chingola’s Buntungwa ward Councillor Solo Mumba says over 26 houses in his have been damaged after a blast at the Konkola Copper Mines Nchanga Open Pit mine. Mumba, who has in the recent past been critical of blasts at Konkola … Continued

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Chingola’s Buntungwa ward Councillor Solo Mumba says over 26 houses in his have been damaged after a blast at the Konkola Copper Mines Nchanga Open Pit mine. Mumba, who has in the recent past been critical of blasts at Konkola Copper Mines Nchanga Open Pit, said the activities have led to many cracked houses in Njanji area. He said most residents have had their houses damaged with windows broken living the community in fear of their lives. Mumba explained that flying stones crushed onto roofs of six houses resulting in destruction of the roofing sheets and some household properties on which the stones landed. He said due to vibrations, 20 houses also had their windows shuttered. Mumba has accused the mine of abusing the residents in its operations by abrogating the mine regulations. “As I tell you there was a blast and over 26 houses have been destroyed here. This is very sad and unfortunate because I have been talking about this for a long time and no one seems to be helping,” Mumba said. When contacted for a comment, KCM Cooperate Affairs Manager Eugine Chungu said only seven houses had their roofs damaged contrary to the 26 as revealed by the area councilor. He said the company is still assessing the extent of the damage and once completed repair works will be undertaken on the damaged houses. “Well it is not true that the houses are 26 we only know of the 7 and as I speak to you now, we are still assessing the extent of damage and once completed repair works will be undertaken,” Chungu said. The post Nchanga Open Pit Blast Damages 26 Houses In Chingola appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ndola’s Visually Impaired Street Vendors Appeal For Space

Visually impaired street vendors in Ndola have appealed to the Ndola City Council to allow them continue trading on the streets due to their conditions. The Vendors complained that their businesses have been affected due to movements from one point … Continued

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Visually impaired street vendors in Ndola have appealed to the Ndola City Council to allow them continue trading on the streets due to their conditions. The Vendors complained that their businesses have been affected due to movements from one point to another in search of customers. They said the local authority should consider giving them a chance to trade on the streets to help them earn a living. “We are appealing to government and the council to allow us trade here (on the streets) because our conditions has led to business going down in search of customers, they should find a system of how they can help us the visually impaired, surely we cannot manage moving from one point to another in this condition,” one visually impaired street vendors said. But when contacted for a comment, Ndola City Council Public Relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza said there is already a law that restricts street vending in the country. She said the local authority will place persons with disabilities as priorities when allocating market stands. “There is a law already which bans street vendors but what we can do is give them priority when we start allocating market spaces because if we allow them on the streets others will also start joining,” Mwanza said. The post Ndola’s Visually Impaired Street Vendors Appeal For Space appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Arrest Chinese Defiler, Demands UPP

The opposition United Progressive People (UPP) has written Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja to immediately arrest a Lusaka man of Chinese origin for defiling girls aged between 9 to 13 years old. UPP media director Mainda Simataa says the … Continued

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The opposition United Progressive People (UPP) has written Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja to immediately arrest a Lusaka man of Chinese origin for defiling girls aged between 9 to 13 years old. UPP media director Mainda Simataa says the named Chinese man who was arrested and released on bond must be arrested and subjected to immediate prosecution. BELOW IS THE LETTER United Progressive People (UPP) Party Headquarters Reedbuck Road, Kabulonga Lusaka, Zambia April 18, 2018 Mr. Kakoma Kanganja The Inspector General of Police Zambia Police Headquarters Lusaka, Zambia Dear Mr. Kakoma Kanganja, OPEN LETTER: CALL FOR THE ARREST, CHARGE AND PROSECUTION OF CHINESE CHILD DEFILER AND RAPIST Let me start by stating that owing to the nature of this matter, the UPP has decided to dispense with the diplomatic etiquette of confidentiality with this correspondence. As such, be informed that this letter is public and has been circulated to all media houses, including the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Zambia and copied to relevant authorities. This is in remonstration of our displeasure at the attempt of the concerned case officers in covering up the case, and obstructing the course of justice. We therefore refuse as a Party, to give this case the benefit of confidentiality and secrecy. I refer to the verified crime against several Zambian girl children reported in the State Media, the Sunday Times of 15th April 2018, in which a Chinese national who has repeatedly committed acts of STATUTORY RAPE against girls as young as 9 – 13 years in the woodlands area of Lusaka, has been repeatedly let off the hook on police bond by some of your officers at woodlands police station – officers who in their own wisdom, have allowed this Chinese defiler to plead guilty, and get away with such serious crimes by ‘settling out of court’, which in effect means defeating the law and buying his freedom with money, while his victims lives are ruined as the girls will remain scarred and traumatized for life, and possibly infected with AIDS; and hence, no amount of money can bring these girls back! We therefore hold the view that such duplicity on the part of these errant officers is despicable, unacceptable and conduct unbecoming of a public officer. This is not a civil case, but a criminal case. Be advised therefore, that the victims, the victims’ parents, the Chinese offender, and the Police have no right whatsoever to delay, divert or obstruct the course of justice by accepting the offers of the Chinese defiler to settle out of court! It sends a signal of weakness to foreigners in this country. Therefore, as a Party that is the voice for the oppressed, and as a government in waiting that has clearly taken a decisive and uncompromising stand against CHINESE STATE CAPTURE, and the growing corrupt and corrosive tendencies of foreign nationals in the Chinese, Indian and Lebanese community, we shall not hesitate nor relent making this a relentless campaign issue, and a media spectacle in which all those who are complicit in such crimes – whether perpetrator or aider, public officer or private citizen, shall be put in the public spotlight where they shall be judged in the moral court of public opinion. We therefore call upon your office to exonerate itself by promptly and proficiently executing its public duty of arresting and prosecuting this sexual predator for the safety of the already vulnerable girl child. Finally, be reminded that Zambians have not forgotten the debacle of 2016 where Chinese nationals where recruited as high-ranking Zambia police officers; and this particular case shows why the nation widely condemned the recruitment of Chinese Police officers. No doubt, those memories are fresh, and they are playing in the minds of the Zambian people as we watch to see what action will be taken against this Chinese rapist. If note, your inaction shall confirm what the UPP has been warning the Zambian people all along, namely, that the PF government along with all state institutions of justice and law enforcement, have been CAPTURED BY THE CHINESE! We hope for your public response regarding this matter by Friday this week; not to us, but to the Zambian people whose integrity, and political and economic sovereignty we are duty bound to serve and protect. Sincerely, Cde Mainda Simataa Party Media Director For and on behalf of the Party and President UNITED PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE (UPP) Cc. Cde Dr. Savior Chishimba, Party President Cc. Esther Katongo, Zambia Police Public Relations Officer Cc. Outgoing Chinese Ambassador – Yang Youming Cc. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) The post Arrest Chinese Defiler, Demands UPP appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Wants Monze Ward Election Suspended

The ruling Patriotic Front has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) asking for the suspension of the Mwanza East ward by-election in Monze District in Southern Province on the basis of the recent political violence. PF Secretary General … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) asking for the suspension of the Mwanza East ward by-election in Monze District in Southern Province on the basis of the recent political violence. PF Secretary General Davies Mwila says the electoral violence allegedly perpetrated by the United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters is saddening. Mwila says the atmosphere is not conducive for free and fair elections, stressing that if the campaigns are allowed to go on in such a hostile environment, a lot of lives and property will be lost. Mwila says it is for this reason that the party feels the by-election in Mwanza East ward should be suspended until peace is restored in the area. The post PF Wants Monze Ward Election Suspended appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Accuse UPND Of Violence In Monze

The ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of perpetrating violence in Monze ahead of a civic by-election set for April 24. PF director of media Sunday Chanda says the violence in Monze has made it difficult for its … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of perpetrating violence in Monze ahead of a civic by-election set for April 24. PF director of media Sunday Chanda says the violence in Monze has made it difficult for its candidate to campaign BELOW IS THE STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MR HICHILEMA, STOP THE UPND SPONSORED VIOLENCE IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE Lusaka, Zambia, 15th April, 2018 – We are shocked at the violence perpetrated by UPND supporters against PF supporters in Monze District at a time when four of their Members of Parliament were in the area. We are appalled at Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s continued silence after 48 hours since UPND members at the instigation of their Members of Parliament who were campaigning in the area savagely attacked PF members and accused them of growing the ruling party in the area while demanding that they leave Southern Province and return to their places of origin. As if that was not enough, the PF Candidate’s wife was among those badly beaten by UPND. Sadly, this reminds Zambians of the ethnic cleansing fellow citizens originating from other parts of the country experienced at the hands of the UPND in Namwala District after the 2016 elections – something Mr. Hichilema has not condemned to this day. The scale of violence in Monze is scary and we are calling on the Electoral Commission of Zambia to assess the security situation in the area and consider postponing the Monze by-election indefinitely until public peace is assured. We do not see how the PF candidate whose wife was badly beaten can campaign in an environment where his immediate family continues to live under the naked threat of attack. Zambians must ask Mr. Hichilema whether his silence on such UPND perpetrated and sponsored violence helps the situation. He must be asked to imagine a Zambia were UPND members would be attacked in PF strongholds and if that is the Zambia he wants to contribute to. And lastly, Mr. Hichilema, Zambians want you to halt the UPND sponsored violence in Southern Province against citizens belonging to other political parties, especially Patriotic Front. Further, Zambians expect Mr. Hichilema to come out clean on linkages to Cambridge Analytica considering the voter pattern that characterised the 2016 elections especially in Southern Province. More and more, Zambians expect Mr. Hichilema to feel for the poor retirees by telling the nation what he knows about Saturnia Trust saga and offshore accounts revealed by the Panama Papers. Zambians are also gravely concerned at the displacement of over 600 villagers in Namwala District whose customary land Mr. Hichilema bought off and leaving the locals without grazing land for their animals. We wonder if this was the reason Mr. Hichilema remained so opposed to the proposed Land Policy! Issued by: Sunday Chanda PF Media Director Party Headquarters The post PF Accuse UPND Of Violence In Monze appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Hichilema Is The Man To Revere; An Embodiment Of No Sweet Without Sweat

Share For Me PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA IS A GOOD DEMONSTRATOR OF THE PHRASE “THERE’S NO SWEET WITHOUT SWEAT. HE’S A MAN TO REVERE. President Hakainde Hichilema is a man of action, a legend, a glitterati, a luminary, and a man … Continued

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Share For Me PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA IS A GOOD DEMONSTRATOR OF THE PHRASE “THERE’S NO SWEET WITHOUT SWEAT. HE’S A MAN TO REVERE. President Hakainde Hichilema is a man of action, a legend, a glitterati, a luminary, and a man who’s and will remain an icon of peace, love, and unity in the political history of Zambia. Many foolish leaders believe that being greed, selfish, self centered, violent and dictatorial is what constitutes a good leader. But I say woe on these type of leaders for they will fall like a stone thrown from above and their downfall will be celebrated with joy and laughter from all corners of the nation. Hakainde may not be perfect but he will still remain my inspirational and motivational leader because his heart, attitude and personality is so honorable and avuncular to be revered by anyone aspiring for public office. He’s the true definition of peace love and unity because there’s nothing else that comes out of his mouth apart from badgering people to be peaceful, united, and maintain love and harmony, all in the fight for a better Zambia. At the moment, I suggest and suppose that Hakainde Hichilema is the only hope for Zambia because I have not seen yet any adept and competent man like president Hakainde who’s going to deliver the country from the hands of these paper loins who scare people with their aggressive groaning voices. President Hakainde Hichilema has for many times been prosecuted on trumped up charges and he has been subjected to torture and penalized for cases he did not commit. By the grace and love of God, he triumphed and bearded his enemies who were after his life because of their bitterness, greediness and selfishness . Because HH is loyal to his ambitions and aspirations, he managed to stay in prison for 127 days and came out 10-Times-Stronger than he was and his enemies who are using the law to suppress citizens. This is a man of and for Zambia! A man that every well meaningful Zambian can revere and learn something from him. We must embrace and cherish this legendary leader because he’s unique and incomparable to these paper lions who think they can scare us with the stolen authority and power that the people of Zambia conferred to the appropriate and legitimate president. Let us rally behind the leadership of president Hakainde Hichilema for a better Zambia. Thank You!! Zambia Shall Be Saved Castrol Kafweta Aspiring Member of Parliament The post Letter: Hichilema Is The Man To Revere; An Embodiment Of No Sweet Without Sweat appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ZESCO Warns Against Trading Under Power Lines

ZESCO Limited has called on traders trading under the ZESCO power lines to stop for it is illegal and it can lead to loss of life. ZESCO Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu says people should not build structures or engage … Continued

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ZESCO Limited has called on traders trading under the ZESCO power lines to stop for it is illegal and it can lead to loss of life. ZESCO Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu says people should not build structures or engage in social and economic activities under the power transmission lines because it is illegal and very risk as these lines carry high voltage of electricity and can cause electrocution. Zulu says the company has noted with concern that people across the country are repeatedly building structures and making makeshifts stands popularly known as ‘tuntemba’ under the power transmission lines despite the number of sensitization and awareness programs that the institution has undertaken at huge costs. She says they have also noted that some people are erecting bill boards under the power transmission lines without any regard for safety. Zulu has called on community leaders countrywide to partner with ZESCO or indeed the Zambia Police Service to report such culprits. The post ZESCO Warns Against Trading Under Power Lines appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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