Deutsche Welle Calls for Release of Arrested Correspondent

[Deutsche Welle] DW is calling for the immediate release of Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by DRC intelligence agents as a spy. A lawyer has ascertained that Niragira is in good physical health.

[Deutsche Welle] DW is calling for the immediate release of Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by DRC intelligence agents as a spy. A lawyer has ascertained that Niragira is in good physical health.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

FAZ Clears The Air On Mafro Kit Mix Up

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has cleared the air over the kit mix at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The team donned a new Mafro kit while the technical team used kappa as permitted by FIFA who approved the … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has cleared the air over the kit mix at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The team donned a new Mafro kit while the technical team used kappa as permitted by FIFA who approved the sample of the new kit hours before the game. “The completion of our deal with MAFRO has been an on-going process and was only formalizedjust before the World Cup. The use of KAPPA kit by the technical staff was as a result of Fifa’s directive that the original design with copper bullets on the side be changed and the bullets completely removed,” part of a statement from the Association read The Association has however has assured that the issue will be sorted out and technical staff kit will be delivered prior to the match against Iran on Wednesday. “Despite the efforts of the supplier to meet the requirement, it was not possible in the time available. Consequently, the technical bench had to wear the existing KAPPA kit. The new kit for the technical bench with the recommended adjustments will be made available for the next game.” BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT: PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka May 21st, 2017 Zambia U-20 Men’s National team kit The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Zambia Men’s U-20 National team on their 2 -1 victory against Portugal at the on-going Fifa 2017, South Korea World Cup. FAZ takes great pride in the successful manner in which the U20 team and the technical bench have continued to represent the country at both continental and global level. The Association has signed a 2-year deal worth USD200,000 cash and kit for the national team with MAFRO who have now become the official kit supplier of the Zambia National team. The completion of our deal with MAFRO has been an on-going process and was only formalizedjust before the World Cup. The use of KAPPA kit by the technical staff was as a result of Fifa’s directive that the original design with copper bullets on the side be changed and the bullets completely removed. Despite the efforts of the supplier to meet the requirement, it was not possible in the time available. Consequently, the technical bench had to wear the existing KAPPA kit. The new kit for the technical bench with the recommended adjustments will be made available for the next game. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post FAZ Clears The Air On Mafro Kit Mix Up appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Taxi-Moto Operations to Go Cashless Under New System

[New Times] A new cashless transport technology that will help passengers using commercial motorcycles, taxi-moto, to pay using mobile phones and other cashless platforms is set to be rolled out next month.

[New Times] A new cashless transport technology that will help passengers using commercial motorcycles, taxi-moto, to pay using mobile phones and other cashless platforms is set to be rolled out next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Busingye Explains National Forensic Laboratory Delay

[New Times] Operationalisation of the National Forensic Laboratory that was initially set for 2015 continues to stall due to difficulties in purchasing the right equipment for the facility, members of the parliamentary Standing Commission on National B…

[New Times] Operationalisation of the National Forensic Laboratory that was initially set for 2015 continues to stall due to difficulties in purchasing the right equipment for the facility, members of the parliamentary Standing Commission on National Budget and Patrimony heard last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Why Dlamini-Zuma Is Unlikely to Be South Africa’s Next President

[Nation] While South African President Jacob Zuma is doing all in his power to ensure his pick — his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma — is the next leader of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and quite possibly of the country, the …

[Nation] While South African President Jacob Zuma is doing all in his power to ensure his pick -- his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma -- is the next leader of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and quite possibly of the country, the outcome of who will govern both is far from certain.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senate Leader Not Attacked – Group

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -The Unity Forum Gashua (UFG) yesterday debunked reports in the media that the Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North) was attacked during a visit to his constituency.

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -The Unity Forum Gashua (UFG) yesterday debunked reports in the media that the Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North) was attacked during a visit to his constituency.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria