Six Hurt As IED Blast Hits a Teashop in Qoryoley District

[Shabelle] A witness says 6 civilians were wounded, some critically after a bomb has ripped through a small, busy tea-shop in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region on Friday morning.

[Shabelle] A witness says 6 civilians were wounded, some critically after a bomb has ripped through a small, busy tea-shop in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region on Friday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

U.S. Congress Meet Over Famine, Conflict in Somalia

[Shabelle] “… When Congress returns [from recess], we will debate how to continue funding the U.S. government. … President Trump has the opportunity to step out on the world stage and declare that the United States will continue to play a leadershi…

[Shabelle] "... When Congress returns [from recess], we will debate how to continue funding the U.S. government. ... President Trump has the opportunity to step out on the world stage and declare that the United States will continue to play a leadership role in the face of [the] humanitarian crisis [in South Sudan]. If President Trump is not moved by the sheer scale of human suffering and the daily starvation deaths of children, then perhaps the national security threat and international refugee crisis will move the

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Police Tighten Security

Police say they are on high alert for the threat on damage of public property by suspected political forces. Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri said that they were patrolling around strategic government institutions that may be targets for damage … Continued

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Police say they are on high alert for the threat on damage of public property by suspected political forces. Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri said that they were patrolling around strategic government institutions that may be targets for damage by alleged political agents. The country has seen the burning down of some markets and courts across the country in a wave of suspected political backlash following the arrest of opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema. Commissioner Phiri appealed to members of the public to be vigilant and help in curtailing damage to public property. He said that the properties being damaged were in communities therefore expected the public to help with providing leads for the arrest of suspects. The post Police Tighten Security appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nevers Attacks Bishop Joshua Banda, Other Pentecostal Clergy

MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba launched a scurrilous attack of some of the most recognizable men of the cloth for not sharing his political opinion. Mumba, who is in bed with the opposition UPND, has said that clergymen like Bishop … Continued

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MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba launched a scurrilous attack of some of the most recognizable men of the cloth for not sharing his political opinion. Mumba, who is in bed with the opposition UPND, has said that clergymen like Bishop Joshua Banda (Northmead Assemblies of God), Pukuta Mwanza (Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia) and Reverend Alfred Ndhlovu (BIGOCA are a shame to the Pentecostal flock for merely holding an opinion different from him. He alleged that the trio was among men of the cloth that had sold out to the ruling party and had hired themselves as jukeboxes of the Patriotic Front. “Men like Bishop Joshua Banda, Reverend Pukuta Mwanza and Bishop Ndhlovu who have been extremely vocal in saying that this government is from God. What are they supporting? Their stance has made us the Pentecostal church be a shame,†he said. Mumba said that it was shameful that some members of the clergy had failed to stand up and fight alleged injustices perpetuated by the ruling Patriotic Front. He praised the Catholic Church for their stern pastoral letter that labelled President Edgar Lungu’s government a dictatorship. Mumba said that the Catholic Church had provided a voice of reason amidst dark times in the political arena. The post Nevers Attacks Bishop Joshua Banda, Other Pentecostal Clergy appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Judge Chitabo Denies UPND Application

The opposition UPND has hit a snag in their quest to have High Court judge Mwila Chitabo recuse himself from hearing their right to be heard case in the thrown out presidential petition. UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy … Continued

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The opposition UPND has hit a snag in their quest to have High Court judge Mwila Chitabo recuse himself from hearing their right to be heard case in the thrown out presidential petition. UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba are challenging the Constitutional Court’s decision to throw out their petition in September last year after the 14 day window to hear it lapsed. The UPND shifted the battleground to the High Court seeking the High Court to rule that their right to be heard was violated. Along the way they picked up a quarrel with the presiding judge whom they have labelled partisan and incompetent forcing them to demand that he recuses himself from the case but he has ruled that they have failed to prove sufficient grounds for him to step aside. Lusaka High Court judge Mwila Chitabo has thrown out an application for recusal in a case where UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba are challenging the ConCourt’s failure to hear their presidential petition. Judge Chitabo has thrown out the application saying Hichilema and Mwamba had palpably failed to establish their indictment of bias, animosity, prejudice or other charges. “The application fails and it is hereby dismissed,†he stated in his ruling. The matter is expected to come up on May 16, 2017 at 10:00 hours for setting of the date for hearing of the respondents’ notice of intention to raise preliminary issues. Hichilema who is currently remanded in custody on a charge of treason and his deputy Mwamba have been fighting on all fronts over their claim that they were robbed of victory in the August 11 elections. The post Judge Chitabo Denies UPND Application appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Policeman Shoots Bus Driver Dead

Another police officer has landed himself in trouble after allegedly shooting a bus driver in the stomach for a traffic offence. The incident this afternoon after a driver who was evading heavy traffic in Kamwala area came face to face … Continued

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Another police officer has landed himself in trouble after allegedly shooting a bus driver in the stomach for a traffic offence. The incident this afternoon after a driver who was evading heavy traffic in Kamwala area came face to face with traffic police who stopped him. After being cornered, the driver and the police officers had an altercation with the law enforcement officers asking for cars to the minibus hiace to which the driver refused. As the altercation grew heated the police officer fired his gun hitting the driver in the stomach leaving passengers of the bus stunned as the officers sped off the scene. The injured driver was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital with the identity of the police officer who fired the gun yet to be established. Police and bus drivers have had spats that have led to injury with a bus driver running over a female constable last year. The post Policeman Shoots Bus Driver Dead appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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I Love That Man Trump – Uganda’s Museveni

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using t…

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda