Kenyans Watch World Cup On Phone As Internet Costs Hit All-Time Low

[New Times] Internet costs have hit an all-time low in Kenya as telecoms fight for the fast-growing market, enabling Kenyans to stream live the World Cup and other TV programs on their phones.

[New Times] Internet costs have hit an all-time low in Kenya as telecoms fight for the fast-growing market, enabling Kenyans to stream live the World Cup and other TV programs on their phones.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

When Innovation and a Clean Economy Meet

[Nation] The Global Innovation Index, a respected international ranking of countries by their capacity for and success in innovation, this week published its 2018 report.

[Nation] The Global Innovation Index, a respected international ranking of countries by their capacity for and success in innovation, this week published its 2018 report.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Alleged Breach of Contract – U.S. Court Rejects Nigeria’s Request to Cancel N2.7 Trillion Fine

[Premium Times] The District Circuit Court in Washington DC has dismissed Nigeria’s request for it to set aside its $8.9billion arbitration award against Nigeria over alleged breach of contract.

[Premium Times] The District Circuit Court in Washington DC has dismissed Nigeria's request for it to set aside its $8.9billion arbitration award against Nigeria over alleged breach of contract.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kabila Launches Reign Of Terror To Stay In Power

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has dispatched military personnel and local police to various cities in the country as his team prepares an illegal third term bid ahead of the December 23 national polls. The DRC is due … Continued

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has dispatched military personnel and local police to various cities in the country as his team prepares an illegal third term bid ahead of the December 23 national polls. The DRC is due to hold delayed elections two days before Christmas after its leader illegally extended his stay in office for an additional two years. Indications suggest Kabila, who is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election, is working round the clock to stay in office. The Congolese population is becoming impatient with its leadership as fears of an uprising heighten. In Lubumbashi – the second largest city – police officers and military personnel were dispatched to quell a simmering resistance and have since imposed a curfew and are terrorizing residents. Authorities claim the hundreds of police officers of the Brigade of the National Legion of Intervention (LENI) were dispatched to prevent crime and maintain peace and order. Yet the residents don’t feel safe with the increased police presence. In Lubumbashi’s Matshipisha and Kisanga neighborhoods, residents fear police will start killing them. “They will stop at nothing to rob us, beat us, and mistreat us,” one resident who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal says. “The policemen placed at the Matshipisha and Golden Mill level in Kisanga district are spreading terror. “When they stop you, they tear all your valuables: jewels, and get even the money. They take everything away.†Another resident said they were forced to give in to police demands because they feared for their lives. “But for those who lack valuable goods on them, the police go with them to their homes to snatch what they want,” he continued. “These policemen are supposed to protect us but they do not do it. There is no way to travel beyond 21 hours. We fear for our lives, ” a resident of Kisanga says. A resident of Matshipisha said the outbreak of security forces had nothing to do with crime but politics. “This is terrorism sponsored by the government. We know elections are coming; Katanga people have made it very clear. It’s time for Kabila to go,†the residents added. Last Thursday, the provincial police station asked all those holding weapons of war and military caliber to drop them at the nearest police station. Katanga, which was divided into four regions by the Kabila regime, is widely perceived to have endorsed opposition leader Moise Katumbi for the December 23 polls. The post Kabila Launches Reign Of Terror To Stay In Power appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Political Pariah Kabimba Suspends Rainbow Officials

Wynter Kabimba still feels strong enough to suspend officials in his defacto defunct Rainbow Party. Kabimba who is literally a lone voice under the defunct Rainbow Party has suspended two officials from Copperbelt for alleged flirting with the ruling Patriotic … Continued

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Wynter Kabimba still feels strong enough to suspend officials in his defacto defunct Rainbow Party. Kabimba who is literally a lone voice under the defunct Rainbow Party has suspended two officials from Copperbelt for alleged flirting with the ruling Patriotic Front. The Rainbow Party’s notable success to date was winning and celebrating for over one month the Kapilyomba Ward by-election prior to the 2016 general elections. Kabimba, the once upon a time mighty PF General Secretary has seen his political stock reduced to mere newspaper headlines has however kept the Rainbow Party banner going. He has fallen foul with his former associates who have formed the Socialist Party with innuendos about sexual orientation a running feud among the former comrades. According to documents obtained, Copperbelt Provincial Youth Treasurer Christopher Chanda and Kalulushi District vice Youth Chairman Emmanuel Kachingwe have been suspended from the party with immediate effect. The two are being accused of associating with the ruling Patriotic Front and are allegedly scheming to destabilise the almost defunct Rainbow Party. And Copperbelt Party Spokesman Dennis Kapukulo has confirmed the suspension of the two party members for allegedly being in conflict with the party’s constitution. He said the Rainbow Party will not tolerate indiscipline but will ensure that all those bringing confusion are punished as per party constitution. The post Political Pariah Kabimba Suspends Rainbow Officials appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lufwanyama Senior Civil Servant Questions Transfer Facebook

A Lufwanyama District Administrative Officer identified as Chipawa Chipawa has fallen foul of the trappings of social media by whining about his transfer on social media. Chipawa has staged a Facebook funeral after being transferred for the umpteenth time in … Continued

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A Lufwanyama District Administrative Officer identified as Chipawa Chipawa has fallen foul of the trappings of social media by whining about his transfer on social media. Chipawa has staged a Facebook funeral after being transferred for the umpteenth time in his 13-year civil service career. In his Facebook posting, Chipawa who was recently moved to Chililabombwe from Kalumbila District and now Lufwanyama has questioned whether the transfers are building or destroying him. “Lufwanyama District, tour of duty. Flash Back: Ikelen’gi District, Chavuma District, Solwezi District, Mwinilunga District, Kalumbila District, Chililabombwe District and now Lufwanyama District. Is it building me or destroying me? Not stayed long with my family. Decision to be made soon,” he posted on Facebook. “Which civil servant in our province (North Western Province) that you know has moved like I have done in seven districts within 13 years of service?†he lamented to his followers. The Facebook syndrome has become endemic in the Zambian society with civil servants getting sucked in the sometimes self-destructive practice. The post Lufwanyama Senior Civil Servant Questions Transfer Facebook appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Katanshi MP Bails Out Buteko Fire Victims

Kantanshi Member of Parliament Anthony Mumba has come to the aid of Buteko traders whose stalls were gutted by giving them a K 50,000 grant. Buteko Market in Mufulira District was on Thursday evening gutted leaving some traders in a … Continued

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Kantanshi Member of Parliament Anthony Mumba has come to the aid of Buteko traders whose stalls were gutted by giving them a K 50,000 grant. Buteko Market in Mufulira District was on Thursday evening gutted leaving some traders in a state of destsitution after losing everything. Speaking after touring the gutted facility, Mumba who is an Independent Member of Parliament regretted the incident that had sent families into destitution. Mumba said the market was a source of livelihood for families in the district which is faced with high unemployment levels He said has handed over the K 50, 000 to Mufulira Municipal Council to help in identifying affected traders and ensure the resources eases their burden. “I learnt with grief this calamity, as you can see everything is gone here, and obviously you know that job opportunities have been quiet slow in our district, we are basically a mining town, so if the traders lose the merchandise which they have, as a person in charge of the Constituency I have to deeply get concerned,†he said. “I shall be giving the Council K 50,000 cash to support those whose merchandise has been destroyed, we are starting from somewhere, these are personal resources as a gesture to help the affected.” The post Katanshi MP Bails Out Buteko Fire Victims appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia U17 Arrive in Mauritius for Cosafa

The Zambia Under-17 national team has arrived in Mauritius ahead of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup. Tenant Chilumba’s side arrived at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 03:15 hours local time (01:15 hours Zambian time). The team travelled aboard … Continued

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The Zambia Under-17 national team has arrived in Mauritius ahead of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup. Tenant Chilumba’s side arrived at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at 03:15 hours local time (01:15 hours Zambian time). The team travelled aboard Kenya Airways and is accommodated at the Casa Florida Hotel in Perebere. Zambia is in Group B alongside South Africa, Lesotho and Mozambique. The defending champions will open its title defence on Friday against Mozambique at the Francois Xavier Stadium. Prior to departure the team underwent the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Italian Orthopaedic Hospital in Lusaka. Winners of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup will automatically qualify to the Tanzania 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which is a precursor the Peru FIFA U17 World Cup. The tournament runs from July 19-29. FULL SQUAD (GOALKEEPERS) Phillip Malunga, Iford Mwale (DEFENDERS) Billy Maipenzi, Lackson Tembo, Morgan Botha, Vincent Chate, Benson Simwanda, Bisalom Mwanza (MIDFIELDERS) Bernard Bwalya, Steven Mungomena, Kelvin Mwanza, Richard Ngoma, Toffee Musariri, Peter Chikola, Lasmond Phiri, Alex Miyanda Mwiinga, Daniel Tembo (STRIKERS) Enock Sakala, Vincent Kalinda, Collins Tembo (SOURCE: FAZ MEDIA) The post Zambia U17 Arrive in Mauritius for Cosafa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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