Musician and Activist Pilato Must Be Released Immediately and Unconditionally

[AI London] The arrest of musician and activist Fumba Chama, also known as ‘Pilato’, is a shocking demonstration of how far the Zambian government is prepared to go to strangle all criticism and crack down on freedom of expression, Amnesty Internationa…

[AI London] The arrest of musician and activist Fumba Chama, also known as 'Pilato', is a shocking demonstration of how far the Zambian government is prepared to go to strangle all criticism and crack down on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Security Expert Warns SADC Of Imminent Unrest In Congo

A Congolese security expert Yav Tshimbind has cautioned the regional SADC community of a potentially serious humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the hope for the country’s election fades. Tshmbind says in an interview that incumbent President … Continued

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A Congolese security expert Yav Tshimbind has cautioned the regional SADC community of a potentially serious humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the hope for the country’s election fades. Tshmbind says in an interview that incumbent President Joseph Kabila, constitutionally barred from seeking another mandate, is not ready to leave office and will do anything to stay on. As a result, according to Tshmbind, President Kabila has developed various strategies to stay in power which includes disregarding any meaningful road-map agreed with the regional SADC. “Kabila has no respect for SADC. He’s lying to them that he’ll hold elections this year. He has no such intentions,” Tshmbind says. The expert states that President Kabila was being economical with the truth by submitting to SADC that everything in Congo was under control. “He has been telling people that he will appoint Felix Tshisekedi as his Prime Minister. “Felix has refused because he doesn’t want to be part of an illegal and brutal regime,” he says. Tshmbind says SADC and the Great Lakes region will have no one but themselves to blame if a fully fledged war breaks out in the DRC. “Instability, rape, killings, corruption and total chaos are the order of the day and these will only increase if Kabila doesn’t leave office. The international community should intervene,” he cautioned. The DRC is beset with civil unrest which experts state may degenerate if Pres. Kabila extends his stay beyond December. President Kabila’s two term constitutional mandate expired in December 2016 but the government has prolonged his stay in office twice without holding elections claiming logistical challenges. The Congolese are growing impatient with President Kabila’s stay in power and have since January 2017 clashed with security forces in protests over the situation. The post Security Expert Warns SADC Of Imminent Unrest In Congo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Row Deepens As UAE Demands Apology

[Observer] A diplomatic row is simmering between Uganda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Arab country has reportedly demanded an apology from Kampala for criticisms leveled against it by MPs recently.

[Observer] A diplomatic row is simmering between Uganda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Arab country has reportedly demanded an apology from Kampala for criticisms leveled against it by MPs recently.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Soccer – Coach Blames Lack of Composure for 1º De Agosto Woes

[ANGOP] Luanda -Coach Romeu Filomeno blamed 1º de Agosto 1-0 defeat to Eswatini’s Mbabane Swallows (former Swaziland) on a lack of serenity, in their second round match group D of African League Champions Clubs in football.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Coach Romeu Filomeno blamed 1º de Agosto 1-0 defeat to Eswatini's Mbabane Swallows (former Swaziland) on a lack of serenity, in their second round match group D of African League Champions Clubs in football.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Mutharika Insists He Will Seek Final Presidential Term in 2019

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has retaliated that he will contest in the 2019 presidential elections, snubbing his critics who say he is old to continue ruling the country.

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has retaliated that he will contest in the 2019 presidential elections, snubbing his critics who say he is old to continue ruling the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Suicide Bombings – Boko Haram Adopts New Tactics

[Premium Times] The Nigerian military says the Tuesday attack that claimed the lives of at least three operatives of the Civillian-JTF in Konduga town of Borno State was possible because Boko Haram used an aged man who disguised as a weak and feeble tr…

[Premium Times] The Nigerian military says the Tuesday attack that claimed the lives of at least three operatives of the Civillian-JTF in Konduga town of Borno State was possible because Boko Haram used an aged man who disguised as a weak and feeble traveller.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sauti Sol Release Fifth Single Off African Sauce LP Featuring Nyashinski

[Citizen] Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol on Thursday announced the release their 5th single off their upcoming album Afrikan Sauce titled ‘Short and Sweet’. The new single features former member of hip hop group Kleptomaniax Nyashinski who has since turned …

[Citizen] Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol on Thursday announced the release their 5th single off their upcoming album Afrikan Sauce titled 'Short and Sweet'. The new single features former member of hip hop group Kleptomaniax Nyashinski who has since turned a solo artiste with mega hit tunes like 'Bebi Bebi' and 'Mungu peke'.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

VP Chilima Advises Malawi Commercial Banks to Strike Balance Between Services and Charges

[Nyasa Times] Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has urged commercial banks in the country to strike a balance between provision of better banking services and bank service charges.

[Nyasa Times] Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has urged commercial banks in the country to strike a balance between provision of better banking services and bank service charges.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi