High Court Rules Against Immigration Detaining Businessman Manji

[Daily News] HIGH Court yesterday ordered Dar es Salaam-based businessman Yusuf Manji to remain a free agent as he pursues his application against being placed under restraint by the Immigration Department.

[Daily News] HIGH Court yesterday ordered Dar es Salaam-based businessman Yusuf Manji to remain a free agent as he pursues his application against being placed under restraint by the Immigration Department.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Opinion: PF Is OffSide On Attempts To Dissolve LAZ

News that Kasama Central Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa has moved a private member’s motion in parliament to dissolve the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is not surprising if anyone has been following happenings on the legal landscape. It is … Continued

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News that Kasama Central Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa has moved a private member’s motion in parliament to dissolve the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is not surprising if anyone has been following happenings on the legal landscape. It is normal that any sympathizer of the ruling party should feel aggrieved by the stance taken by LAZ on many issues of public interest under the leadership of Linda Kasonde. Kasonde has become such a thorn in the ruling Patriotic Front backside that a demonstration had to be ‘organized’ to challenge her to form a political party. Nothing wrong with that, but we are worried at the calibre of people that are pushing this agenda. LAZ is an organization that through the dark times of our democracy has stood strong alongside the wishes and demands of the common people. LAZ has not gotten to where it is by going to bed with the ruling elite but has been strong enough to resist the temptation to side with the powerful. The most strong standing LAZ presidents of old have left an indelible mark by having shown leadership at a time when several institutions of good governance have been threatened by the actions of the ruling elite. Did not George Kunda cut his name during his time as LAZ president? Do we not remember Sakwiba Sikota from the same strong stance acts? Did not people like William Mweemba and Christopher Musonda also make their mark through principled stands? So will it take the folly of one excited lawmaker whose best record at politics is producing campaign songs from his days at Kabulonga Boys High School to being a rather sheddy and corrupt businessman, but has no spine in Kelvin Sampa to destroy that which the nation has held dear over the years? Is Sampa the man to lead a moral battle if ever this were one? Why is the calibre of people that are pushing this agenda so suspicious? It reminds us of another lawmaker not too long ago who moved a motion for questionable amendments to the constitution in Mwansabombwe MP Rogers Mwewa? It is not a secret that Mwewa is a man fighting for a way back to political favour after late President Michael Sata fired him over a well known story. It is right that people must discuss why LAZ has to be the only body that presides over matters concerning lawyers but are people like Sampa, Hobday Kabwe and Rabson Malipenga the people to lead such a crusade? Granted Kasonde has made some mistakes along the way but does it justify the army of questionable characters that have been unleashed on her? Let the country reflect deeply on this matter and we hope credible lawyers and more respectable citizens will guide this debate. The post Opinion: PF Is OffSide On Attempts To Dissolve LAZ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Popular Campaign in Metkel-Abiet

[Shabait] Massawa -The residents of Metkel-Abiet administrative area, Ghinda’e sub-zone, are carrying out agricultural and environmental sanitation activities through popular campaign. The residents of the area explained that they have been conducting …

[Shabait] Massawa -The residents of Metkel-Abiet administrative area, Ghinda'e sub-zone, are carrying out agricultural and environmental sanitation activities through popular campaign. The residents of the area explained that they have been conducting environmental hygiene activities so as to prevent malaria and other communicable diseases.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Senior Delegation On Working Visit to Egypt

[Shabait] Asmara -A senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a four day official working visit to Egypt.

[Shabait] Asmara -A senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a four day official working visit to Egypt.

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Sudan Democracy Group Highlights Land Conflicts in Sennar

[Radio Dabanga] Sennar -Parts of Sennar state in southeast Sudan have witnessed an escalation of conflicts over land use and ownership recently, an activist think tank reported.

[Radio Dabanga] Sennar -Parts of Sennar state in southeast Sudan have witnessed an escalation of conflicts over land use and ownership recently, an activist think tank reported.

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Information Minister Nape Votes for ‘Free Press’

[Daily News] COMMITTEE of five members drawn by the Minister for Information, Culture and Sports, Mr Nape Nnauye, is expected to present its recommendations to him today following Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC)’s conduct of storming into Clou…

[Daily News] COMMITTEE of five members drawn by the Minister for Information, Culture and Sports, Mr Nape Nnauye, is expected to present its recommendations to him today following Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC)'s conduct of storming into Clouds Media Group (CMG) studios.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

SAKI Spells Out UPND As Narcissistic United Poachers

Former UPND vice president Sakwiba Sikota has labelled his former political party narcissistic alleging that they are too obsessed with themselves. Sikota, a former LAZ president made literary jest of the UPND boycott of President Lungu’s address to parliament. BELOW … Continued

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Former UPND vice president Sakwiba Sikota has labelled his former political party narcissistic alleging that they are too obsessed with themselves. Sikota, a former LAZ president made literary jest of the UPND boycott of President Lungu’s address to parliament. BELOW IS HIS FULL POSTING> UNITED POACHERS WITH NARCISSISTIC DESIRES (Thwarting a grand entrance) One always, on important occasions, looks out for the grand entry. This year Lady Gaga made a grand entry at the Super Bowl halftime break. I remember in 1993 during the Super Bowl intermission performance Michael Jackson also made a grand entry by being shot through the stage floor. British boxer Amir Khan is also known for making grand entrances into the ring. On Friday 17th March 2017 I decided to attend the first ever mid session address to Parliament that has been set up by the 2016 amendments to our National Constitution. I decided to go there as it was an innovative new procedure in our Parliament. I was sure that this would be a memorable occassion which would be marked with a grand entry. President Lungu came into the House without the traditional drumming and singing that occurs at the ceremonial opening of parliament address. To my surprise, and quite contrary to parliamentary practice and etiquette, the PF members of Parliament broke into sloganeering when the President entered the chamber. It seems the MP’s could not help themselves and, in total contradiction to the parliamentary rule against members of parliament only being allowed to sing on the floor of the House the national anthem when parliament is sitting, the members of parliament broke into song. One of the songs sang was that, “Nga Lungu talipoooo bonse aba niba ngwele! TWALAYI ZANDAMUNA, LELO MULEDABWA!!!” Inspite of the sloganeering and breaking into song, I do not think that President Lungu’s entry stole the show. During my time in Parliament I have seen quite a number of grand entrances. The female members of Parliament have been particularly good at making these noticeable eye catching entrances. I remember Late Princess Mbololwa Nakatindi Wina at a ceremonial opening of Parliament causing a stir when she walked in, just a few minutes before the arrival of the President, dressed in a designer musisi with a jaw dropping headgear and lace. Almost all the members of parliament went to have pictures taken with her. In later years at the ceremonial opening of parliament, I can recall Hon Dora Siliya on at least one occassion making a simillar grand entry. As for Honourable Sylvia Masebo, we all became accustomed to her making such belated grand entries. On one occassion she even topped it of by having the Late Honourable Willie Nsanda, who was then her deputy at the Ministry of Local Government, follow her behind carrying in her magnificent matching sequined handbag! In Friday’s mid session presidential speech neither the President nor the female members of parliament made any grand entry. In fact the ladies were modest in their dress and did not look as if they were ladies attending the Ascot horse races. President Lungu, if anything, made a notable grand exit. He proceeded on his way out to shake hands with each of the ministers present. I think this was but a ruse by the President and he did not really want to shake the hands of his Vice President and his ministers. I say it was a cleverly constructed ruse by the President because when he reached the last minister in line he, without hesitation, headed towards the empty seats where the UPND Members of Parliament were supposed to be. President Lungu went past several empty chairs and proceeded to the second row where the sole UPND Member of Parliament Keith Mukata was standing. President Lungu proceeded to greet Mukata with a large smile and the two for some moments exchanged some words which everybody would have loved to eavesdropped on. It is no surprise that President Lungu was drawn towards seeing Mukata up close since Mukata had no doubt made a grand entrance that day when he walked in ten minutes before the entrance of the President whilst everybody was already seated in wait for the President. Indeed when Mukata made his grand entry a large number of the Members of Parliament present went to greet him and pose with him for photographs as tourists will do when they come across some magnificent game that has made a grand entrance into their sight. The rest of the fifty seven other UPND Members of Parliament had boycotted this day’s sitting of Parliament making Mukata’s presence as noticeable as a single lone wildebeest migrating in the great East African Serengeti or local Zambian Barotse Luiwa Game Park wildebeest migrations. Unfortunately though, like with every magnificent creation of nature, there are those led by Hedonistic Hunters who will try to exterminate the sole wildebeest making a grand migration entry as they are United Poachers with Narcissistic Desires (UPND); thus thwarting a grand entrance! The post SAKI Spells Out UPND As Narcissistic United Poachers appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Burundi Failed to Give Its Contribution to 2016 EAC Financial Budget

[Iwacu] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), deeply concerned by the poor financial situation of the East African Community, has passed a resolution urging the Council of Ministers to immediately convene under matters of urgency to solve the f…

[Iwacu] The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), deeply concerned by the poor financial situation of the East African Community, has passed a resolution urging the Council of Ministers to immediately convene under matters of urgency to solve the financial crisis in the community. Sanctions should be imposed on the partner states which do not accomplish their duties.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi