Pres. Lungu Ponders State Of Emergency

President Lungu said he may be forced to declare a state of emergency if his political adversaries continue daring him. The Head of State has also said that if the current policing methods by the law enforcement agencies are not … Continued

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President Lungu said he may be forced to declare a state of emergency if his political adversaries continue daring him. The Head of State has also said that if the current policing methods by the law enforcement agencies are not working they will be forced to switch to alternative means. Speaking on arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, President Lungu said that he was of the view that the police had been too tolerant. President was responding to the tensed up political climate in the country following the arrest of opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason. There have been sporadic incidences of suspected arson with some markets and courtrooms burnt in suspected retaliatory measures. “I will not be pushed to declare a state of emergency, but if you force me I will do so,†he said. “But I pity the ordinary Zambians because they are the ones suffering not these big guys. These guys have got air tickets; they have got friends who can evacuate them from Zambia.†He added: “It is the people who voted for me whom I worry about, the Zambians who voted for me, the ordinary Zambians. It has taken me too long to speak out on this issue and I think the police have been very tolerant.†He warned that police may have to step and use more effective measures of quelling possible instability. “We are studying the situation and if the measures we have currently in place are not sufficient, we will look for alternative measures. There is always enough room in the law to perhaps look for other measures. If the current policing is not working, we will look for other measures we may find other methods of policing,†he said. Hichilema and five others are facing treason charges with the matter still in the magistrate court where preliminary issues are being addressed. The matter has since been adjourned to next Wednesday with Hichilema remaining in incarceration since treason is a non bailable offence. Treason carries a maximum death sense. The post Pres. Lungu Ponders State Of Emergency appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kambwili Survives Accident; Vehicle Overturned 3 Times

Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has survived a road traffic accident in Mwense area in Luapula Province. Kambwili who is in Luapula Province on a private visit escaped unhurt with three other persons. On January 15, 2017 Kambwili and his … Continued

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Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has survived a road traffic accident in Mwense area in Luapula Province. Kambwili who is in Luapula Province on a private visit escaped unhurt with three other persons. On January 15, 2017 Kambwili and his group of witnesses survived a road traffic accident along the Kapiri Lusaka road when he was heading to the party disciplinary hearing after he had been suspended. The post Kambwili Survives Accident; Vehicle Overturned 3 Times appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Arrest 7 Suspected UPND Cadres In Kamwala

Police have arrested suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres that attempted to cause confusion in Kamwala area. Alert Police officers moved in quickly when the cadres were causing confusion at Kamwala Market and arrested seven suspected UPND cadres. … Continued

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Police have arrested suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres that attempted to cause confusion in Kamwala area. Alert Police officers moved in quickly when the cadres were causing confusion at Kamwala Market and arrested seven suspected UPND cadres. Other cadres scampered away to the directions of Intercity Bus Stop and COMESA market in town causing panic by motorist who feared that a riot had began. “They came with Pangas. We feared that they would harm us. We quickly closed our shops” a marketeer at Kamwala Market said. UPND cadres are upset following the arrest of party leader Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason. The post Police Arrest 7 Suspected UPND Cadres In Kamwala appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

[allAfrica] Accra -Imagine a future Africa where patriarchy is dead and more women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions i…

[allAfrica] Accra -Imagine a future Africa where patriarchy is dead and more women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

U.S. Support for WFP Mozambique Programme

[AIM] Maputo -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an additional contribution of 2.7 million US dollars from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral trea…

[AIM] Maputo -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an additional contribution of 2.7 million US dollars from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment in Mozambique.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Mozambique and South Africa Extend Visa Waiver Period

[AIM] Maputo -Maputo, 20 Apr (AI) – The Mozambican and South African governments have agreed to extend the period in which citizens of one of the two countries can visit the other without an entry visa from 30 to 90 days.

[AIM] Maputo -Maputo, 20 Apr (AI) - The Mozambican and South African governments have agreed to extend the period in which citizens of one of the two countries can visit the other without an entry visa from 30 to 90 days.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Nyusi Defends New Airport for Gaza

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday defended the planned construction of an international airport in the southern province of Gaza, on the grounds that this would have an enormous potential for stimulating economic development,…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday defended the planned construction of an international airport in the southern province of Gaza, on the grounds that this would have an enormous potential for stimulating economic development, particularly in tourism.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Attorney-General Denies Delaying Kroll Audit

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili on Thursday denied that her office was deliberately dragging its feet in extending the deadline for the audit into the security-related companies Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili on Thursday denied that her office was deliberately dragging its feet in extending the deadline for the audit into the security-related companies Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management).

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Replacing Mbeki With Zuma Did Not Solve Our Problems – Minister

[News24Wire] South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has said they made a mistake by believing that removing President Thabo Mbeki and replacing him with President Jacob Zuma would resolve the problems they saw in the Mbeki presi…

[News24Wire] South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has said they made a mistake by believing that removing President Thabo Mbeki and replacing him with President Jacob Zuma would resolve the problems they saw in the Mbeki presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa