Letter: Zambians Don’t Appreciate Their Leaders

Zambians are the worst pipo I have ever seen. They will never appreciate you when u are in power unless when u become a former or u die. This is y we dont develop because all we do is based … Continued

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Zambians are the worst pipo I have ever seen. They will never appreciate you when u are in power unless when u become a former or u die. This is y we dont develop because all we do is based on hatred. This is not a christian nation like we say it is. I remember very well in the times of Kaunda pipo complained badly but appreciated him after Chiluba came in and up to now we still appreciate him when we see all his good works that he did. Chiluba who was believed as the source of change was also later on criticised badly during his time in office but later appreciated him for the little he did by providing pipo with cheap houses and freedom. Thirdly, Mwanawasa came in and pipo couldn’t see his worthy and called him chi cabbage bcoz of how he used to talk. But when Banda came in pipo lived to remember Mwanawasa with how entusiastic he was when it came to fighting corruption and bringing investors in our nation. They remembered him bitterly with how the US dollar was rating during his rule compared to Banda’s. Banda went and we brought the man of action who was later on criticised for failing to deliver what he promised within 90 days of ruling. We said he failed to empower youths. The man of action answered the call of God and we later on brought Lungu. We are now appreciating the man of action with how he had to rule this nation with a word of command and love for the nation. This time Lungu is Trying his best but we cant see all his efforts. We forget one thing that every person has his own weakness. but this country has been transformed by all the pipo that have been ruling it in one way or another. Take for instance, Mongu was on of the poorest towns in Zambia but since pf came in power it has been transformed into one of the cleanest towns in our country. Visit Mongu one day and u will like the place. The government of today might not do all we expect but they are doing something for us especially roads which are the root of development. The post Letter: Zambians Don’t Appreciate Their Leaders appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipolopolo Shoot Down Elephants

Zambia maintained its hundred percent record at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with Augustine Mulenga putting up a stellar performance that not only won him man of the match but sent Ivory Coast packing from the tournament. Barely a … Continued

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Zambia maintained its hundred percent record at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with Augustine Mulenga putting up a stellar performance that not only won him man of the match but sent Ivory Coast packing from the tournament. Barely a day after turning 28 years old, Mulenga stole the show with two goals worth of winning a highly anticipated tie that sent Zambia into the quarterfinals with a game to spare. Ivory Coast had come in the match on the back of losing the opening match to Namibia piling pressure on them to beat Zambia. It took only eight minutes for Zambia to draw first blood when Mulenga got on the end of a Lazarous Kambole cross to pile more misery on the elephants. Mulenga could have doubled the lead two minutes later but his header from a Fackson Kapumbu cross was saved. The Ivorians were becoming more assertive with an aggressive Koumane Yao coming close. There was a nervy moment when Donashano Malama found himself on the end of a foul with the referee cautioning him in the 19th minute. In the 30th minute Ernest Mbewe had his shot coming off the post after having been serviced by Mulenga. The two sides went to the break with Zambia leading 1-0. In the second half Ivory Coast attempted to overturn the result but Zambia remained resilient. Coach Wedson Nyirenda brought in Mike Katiba for Friday Samu in the 56th minute as he tried to stabilize his team. Whatever hope the Ivorians had of making a comeback were dealt a vicious blow when Mulenga weaved his way through the defence and for the second time in the match beat Zadi Ble in the Ivory Coast goal. Mulenga could be grateful for the effort that Mbewe made in the buildup to the goal. Zambia moved to six points and maintain top position with Uganda and second placed Namibia in action in the second match of the day. The Chipolopolo boys will play their final Group B match on Monday against Namibia in Casablanca, Top teams in Group B will be paired against Group A teams where host nation Morocco and Sudan have qualified with a match to spare. Zambia produced a man of the match for the second consecutive match after Kambole received the prize in the first match. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Chipolopolo Shoot Down Elephants appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Both Elections Marred by Human Rights Abuses – Report

[HRW] On August 8, Kenya’s electoral commission declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winner for a second term, amid opposition and civil society claims of fraud. The elections were marred by excessive use of force against residents, especially i…

[HRW] On August 8, Kenya's electoral commission declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winner for a second term, amid opposition and civil society claims of fraud. The elections were marred by excessive use of force against residents, especially in opposition strongholds in Nairobi, the coast and western Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Magufuli’s Repressive Laws Restrict Basic Freedoms – Report

[HRW] Upon taking office in October 2015, President John Pombe Magufuli committed to stamp out corruption in government and to be accountable to ordinary citizens, but instead has restricted basic freedoms through repressive laws and decrees.

[HRW] Upon taking office in October 2015, President John Pombe Magufuli committed to stamp out corruption in government and to be accountable to ordinary citizens, but instead has restricted basic freedoms through repressive laws and decrees.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

South African Human Rights Record Poor in 2017 – HRW

[HRW] South Africa has, over the years, built a robust and independent judiciary essential for respect for the rule of law; but in 2017, the government’s record on human rights and respect for the rule of law was poor. Corruption, poverty, including hi…

[HRW] South Africa has, over the years, built a robust and independent judiciary essential for respect for the rule of law; but in 2017, the government's record on human rights and respect for the rule of law was poor. Corruption, poverty, including high unemployment, and crime significantly restricted South African's enjoyment of their rights.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pilato Drops ‘Man to Man’ Musical Teaser

Controversial artiste Chama Fumba has given a hint at a potentially political bomb he is about to drop in his next album. Cashing on a trendy jibe at Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo by Copperbelt University students dubbed ‘Man to … Continued

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Controversial artiste Chama Fumba has given a hint at a potentially political bomb he is about to drop in his next album. Cashing on a trendy jibe at Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo by Copperbelt University students dubbed ‘Man to Man’ Fumba, popularly known as Pilato has announced that the catchy phrase will be banner for his next album. Professor Luo rubbed Copperbelt University students by labelling their riotous behaviour barbaric when they protested over delayed allowances in December 2017. “ALBUM COMING SOON….Come beat me if you want,” announced Pilato to his followers. The post Pilato Drops ‘Man to Man’ Musical Teaser appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kambwili Blows the Whistle on Cost of GRZ Housing Units

National Democratic Congress leader Chishimba Kambwili has blown the whistle on government over the cost of the proposed 5, 000 housing units targeting civil servants. Kambwili who is still a Patriotic Front lawmaker for Roan constituency has clung on to … Continued

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National Democratic Congress leader Chishimba Kambwili has blown the whistle on government over the cost of the proposed 5, 000 housing units targeting civil servants. Kambwili who is still a Patriotic Front lawmaker for Roan constituency has clung on to the ruling party through a court case has been a vicious critic of President Edgar Lungu since being fired. The Roan lawmaker says the cost of the proposed housing units has been inflamed by government. Below is his full posting: CORRUPTION AT ITS FINEST Some of my business friends have had contracts to build low cost houses for parastatals and I know that each low cost house costs K170, 000 per unit now if the government feels like giving contractors a greater profit they can price the low cost houses at K300, 000 and that is the maximum any institution would pay out to a contractor. Now his thieving government will be building 5000 low cost houses at K1.2 million kwacha per unit, now looking at the floor rate of ether low cost houses these people are about to steal around K850,000 per unit. Can you imagine the level these people have reached where they are no longer scared of anything. The total cost of the project stands at K6 billion kwacha of which K4.2 million will go to the corrupt cartel. Countrymen and women surely even though they say we are docile can we allow people to steal from us like this ? Those low cost houses should only cost K1.8 billion kwacha at most. Firstly this stinks of corruption and grave corruption at that, secondly if a house cost 1.2 million to build then how civil servants afford a cost of approximately K2 million. This type of irrisponsibke spending and corruption should come to an end. If you rob a Child of God then you are robbing God, God will not sleep on the Zambian citizens. Stop stealing from the poor Zambians. #Lesafyeeka The consultant. The post Kambwili Blows the Whistle on Cost of GRZ Housing Units appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Country Summary for Zimbabwe in HRW’s World Report 2018

[HRW] In November 2017, President Robert Mugabe was ousted in a military coup and was replaced by his former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has his own long record of rights violations. During the military takeover between November 14 and 24, the army…

[HRW] In November 2017, President Robert Mugabe was ousted in a military coup and was replaced by his former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has his own long record of rights violations. During the military takeover between November 14 and 24, the army arrested and detained a number of Mugabe's associates without providing information about the arrest, or places and conditions of detention.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Addis Makes Little Progress on Rights Reforms

[HRW] Ethiopia made little progress in 2017 on much-needed human rights reforms. Instead, it used a prolonged state of emergency, security force abuses, and repressive laws to continue suppressing basic rights and freedoms.

[HRW] Ethiopia made little progress in 2017 on much-needed human rights reforms. Instead, it used a prolonged state of emergency, security force abuses, and repressive laws to continue suppressing basic rights and freedoms.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Conflict, Violence, Protests – and An Absent President

[HRW] The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in the south defined Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2017.

[HRW] The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in the south defined Nigeria's human rights landscape in 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria