Cheptegei Hopeful of Medal After Eugene Meet

[Monitor] Kampala -Even after a massive let down at the World Cross-country Championships back in March, the signs are clear that Joshua Cheptegei is Uganda’s next big thing on track.

[Monitor] Kampala -Even after a massive let down at the World Cross-country Championships back in March, the signs are clear that Joshua Cheptegei is Uganda's next big thing on track.

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What It Feels Like to Ride in New SGR Train

[Nation] The giant vehicle roared past a Mercedes Benz E250 on its way to Mombasa. They had raced side by side for 10 minutes or so but they were racing on two different tracks. It was a handicap match.

[Nation] The giant vehicle roared past a Mercedes Benz E250 on its way to Mombasa. They had raced side by side for 10 minutes or so but they were racing on two different tracks. It was a handicap match.

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President Launches New Cargo Train in Mombasa

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday launch the standard gauge railway passenger train service at Miritini station, Mombasa, expected to transport at least 1,200 passengers daily.

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday launch the standard gauge railway passenger train service at Miritini station, Mombasa, expected to transport at least 1,200 passengers daily.

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Amos Chanda Says Hichilema’s Motorcade Action Was Foolish

Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda says Hakainde Hichilema’s actions to obstruct the presidential motorcade was not only careless but foolish. Featuring on Al-jazeera, ‘The Stream’ online interview show last night, with panelist PMRC Executive director Bernadette Deka, social commentator Laura Miti … Continued

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Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda says Hakainde Hichilema’s actions to obstruct the presidential motorcade was not only careless but foolish. Featuring on Al-jazeera, ‘The Stream’ online interview show last night, with panelist PMRC Executive director Bernadette Deka, social commentator Laura Miti and Hichilema’s press secretary Brian Mwiinga who cried out that Chanda was using dictatorial language. Mwiinga says calling Hichilema’s action foolish in the alleged attempt to block the Presidential motorcade was dictatorial language. However, Chanda lashed back and refused to withdraw his comment noting that Hichilema’s actions should be called as they are ‘FOOLISH.’ Mwiinga who appeared to be first confident could not defend his leaders actions as President Lungu’s aide calmly explained and speculated why Hichilema was being tried for treason. “…I can only speculate why Hichilema is being for treason but what do you call the endangering of the life of the President. Hichilema is being tried for treason because he endangered the life of the President,†Chanda explained. The international mediators who screened the video observed that it was very chaotic to see the presidential motorcade obstructed in such matter however they questioned whether that warranted treason. They went on to question the emerging social media allegations on the state of democracy in the country as speculations on social media have been pointing that the country was sliding into dictatorship. Chanda to that posed an interesting question; “Should democracy license illegality?†He went on to explain that just because the country was a democracy did not mean rules and laws could be broken. He said while there is no law binding Hichilema to recognise the election of President Lung, Chanda noted the opposition leader drew the line when he begun to incite people to do the same thus causing chaos. The presidential spokesperson has challenged the UPND to name any journalist, social or political commentators incarcerated or being tried for airing their independent opinion. Meanwhile, Mwiinga was challenged when he alleged that Presidential Spokesperson Amos Chanda had been giving media statements that Hichilema should not be allowed to speak to the media during his incarcerated period. Chanda questioned Mwiinga to state the authenticity of his statement saying such falsehood was not good for Zambia. The former Zambia Daily Mail News Editor said Zambia’s democracy still flourishes and could not be compared to any other country in the region. He wondered how Mwiinga would say Hichilema was being denied a chance to speak but yet media houses are still carrying screaming headlines from him even as of date. Chanda brought to attention that today a named newspaper carried a headline from Hichilema alleging that President Lungu was running a brutal dictatorship. He added that individuals such as UPND Mazabuka member of parliament Gary Nkombo had uttered words that could not be repeated on live TV but has been left scotfree. Chanda added that some mischievous people were using social media to peddle falsehoods and paint black what was white. The post Amos Chanda Says Hichilema’s Motorcade Action Was Foolish appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia vs Germany: A Battle Of Midfield

AUGUSTINE MUKOKA Jeju, South Korea ZAMBIA’s chance to secure a first World Cup quarter-final berth will rely on coach Beston Chambeshi’s tactical cards when the junior Chipolopolo engage Germany at Jeju World Cup Stadium tomorrow. Going by Germany’s tactical approach, … Continued

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AUGUSTINE MUKOKA Jeju, South Korea ZAMBIA’s chance to secure a first World Cup quarter-final berth will rely on coach Beston Chambeshi’s tactical cards when the junior Chipolopolo engage Germany at Jeju World Cup Stadium tomorrow. Going by Germany’s tactical approach, the match winner will largely need a strong midfield presence in this round of 16 encounter. A 2–0 defeat to Venezuela, a goalless draw with Mexico and a 3–2 victory over Vanuatu sums up Germany’s progression at the competition. Unlike Zambia who suffered a 1–0 defeat to Costa Rica, but managed victories in their earlier two matches to top Group C, Germany waited for the wild card to determine their fate at the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. With what pundits would term a back door qualification, the Germans will be determined to prove a point against Zambia. Their approach will not be different from their group stage standing. And that is what Chambeshi and Bilton Musonda will have to look for. Whereas Chambeshi has been wedded to a 4–1–2–3, the Germans have experimented but kept faith in a packed midfield shuffling between a flexible 4–5–1 or their traditional 3–5–2 formations. Against Venezuela, German coach Guido Streichsbier deployed five midfielders, one striker and four defenders. His opposite had a more fluid combination that came off with a 4–3–3 to inflict a 2–0 beating. In their goalless draw against Mexico, coach Streichsbier maintained faith in his system attributing the defeat to defensive errors. His reaction was to make two changes to the team that faced Venezuela. Streichsbier rested defenders Phil Neumann and Dominik Schad for Mattias Bader and Jordan Torunarigha, but maintained a lone striker to hold the Mexicans who had gone for a 4–4–2 formation. It’s against Vanuatu that Streichsbier reshuffled his attacking plans. He did not change his midfield, instead, reduced the four defenders to three in what appeared to be a traditional, but fluid 3–5–2 formation. To increase his attacking options, Streichsbier introduced VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Malcom Badu and striker Fortuna Dusseldorf striker Emmanuel Iyoha. The Germans have no intentions to change what has worked for them, so Chambeshi’s technical staff will have extra work in midfield, and it is in this area the match winner will be decided. Chambeshi’s approach should close down the Germans. Whether he decides on a 4–1–2–3 or 4–4–2, his midfielders would need to be a lot more creative than the case has been in some matches. Going by the performance of Ngosa Sunzu, Chambeshi should tinker with what he has firmly believed in. This may require re-assigning Boyd Musonda while Enock Mwepu can sit deep and aid in building creative moves with Emmanuel Banda roaming behind the partnership of Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka. Clearly, Zambia’s wingbacks particularly Prosper Chiluya have been exposed. In a highly technical game such as the one Zambia will expect, a calmer and focused demeanor of defenders is cardinal to keeping a clean sheet. Nkana defender Muchindu Muchindu offered himself as a good option for Chiluya. He is more composed and mature, which are good attributes of a defender in a highly competitive game as the one on offer. Zambia can rely on the strength of striker Fashion Sakala and skillful runs by Patson Daka to dismantle the German defence which is vulnerable on the break while Edward Chilufya can drop deep to aid both the defence and midfield. Whichever way Chambeshi shuffles his cards, tomorrow’s game is highly tactical and the midfield will be the strong point from which the winner will be decided. Source: Zambia Daily Mail The post Zambia vs Germany: A Battle Of Midfield appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Incarceration Is A Big Problem For PF, Says Tayali

Opposition leader Chilufya Tayali says the incarceration of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on a non-bailable treason charge is a big problem for the ruling Patriotic Front. Tayali, the Economic and Equity Party (EEP) leader, says the current political episode had … Continued

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Opposition leader Chilufya Tayali says the incarceration of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on a non-bailable treason charge is a big problem for the ruling Patriotic Front. Tayali, the Economic and Equity Party (EEP) leader, says the current political episode had the potential to backfire on the ruling party. “Even if I am on a truce, at least I can remind my friends in PF that, this HH you have incarcerated, is a big problem you are bringing upon youeselves and the Country. “At the end of the day, “noushalimo akabamo” (even though who were not part of it, will be drawn into it),” he said. Tayali says it is sad to learn that the powerful South African worker’s union, NUMSA, had released a statement alleging that President Edgar Lungu is a dictator. “Tonight we have a live Aljazeera’s “The Stream program” to discuss our governance in relation to HH. “PF have decorated their discussants like wedding cards but pressure is on them to explain how HH is charged with treason. “They have even brought in Makebi Zulu to help with the questions because last time Amos was on BBC, it was an embarrassment,” he adds. Tayali says he has been compelled to write a letter to President Lungu tomorrow asking for a meeting. “If he refuses to see us, as EEP, then we will go back to our campaigns on a different level,” he writes. Hichilema has been languishing in a Lusaka jail for nearly two months after his home was raided on April 10 following an incident in Mongu in which his convoy did not yield to a presidential motorcade. The post Hichilema Incarceration Is A Big Problem For PF, Says Tayali appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia ‘Highly Motivated’ For Germany Tie

By Augustine Mukoka Jeju, South Korea Zambia coach Beston Chambeshi says his team is highly motivated for Wednesday’s Fifa Under-20 World Cup tie against Germany. The African champions take on the Europeans in Jeju, South Korea, as they look to … Continued

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By Augustine Mukoka Jeju, South Korea Zambia coach Beston Chambeshi says his team is highly motivated for Wednesday’s Fifa Under-20 World Cup tie against Germany. The African champions take on the Europeans in Jeju, South Korea, as they look to seal a place in the quarter-finals. Chambeshi has watched his side play some attractive football in the group stage and is looking for more of the same on Wednesday. “They have a strong team but we are the African champions, so at least that morale is motivating us a lot,” said Chambeshi. He said his team had fully recovered from the 1-0 defeat they suffered against Costa Rica in their final Group C match. “We are representing Africa and I think we have the strength and power to match Germany. “We have to respect them, but they have to respect us too.” Zambia’s prospects have been boosted by the return of captain Solomon Sakala who sat out the Costa Rica game through suspension. “I’m happy the captain is back in the team; morale is high and the boys are looking forward to the game.” Chambeshi was part of Zambia’s Olympic squad thrashed 4-0 by Germany during the 1988 Games in Seoul. However, he said revenge was not his main motivation but getting the result to see them through to the next stage. “In football, there is no revenge; we know everyone is looking at that [Seoul ’88 defeat], but we buried that Seoul Olympics defeat. “We have to do our very best so that we overcome Germany. “That time Germany had [Jurgen] Klinsmann who was a high-class player. “We also had good players, but now it’s a different scenario.” Source: BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALL The post Zambia ‘Highly Motivated’ For Germany Tie appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mushipe Sues Prof. Lungwangwa For K44, 000 Legal Fees

UPND Nalikwanda Member of Parliament Geoffrey Lungwangwa is in court for failing to settle K44,000 debt in legal fees owed to his lawyer, Martha Mushipe. This involved the case in which Ms Mushipe was legal counsel for the parliamentarian in … Continued

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UPND Nalikwanda Member of Parliament Geoffrey Lungwangwa is in court for failing to settle K44,000 debt in legal fees owed to his lawyer, Martha Mushipe. This involved the case in which Ms Mushipe was legal counsel for the parliamentarian in an election petition filed against Professor Lungwangwa by Samuel Mukumbuta Nayun-da after the August 2016 general election. According to the statement of claim filed by the lawyer, Prof Lungwangwa approached her law firm to defend him in the legal suit commenced in September 2016. “As a result of the aforementioned, Ms Mushipe and Prof Lungwangwa entered into an agreement which stipulated that the plaintiff would provide professional legal services to the defendant herein and an initial deposit fee of K50,000 was agreed upon to be paid in reasonable instalments and an engagement letter accepting the condition thereof was signed by both parties,†she said. Mushipe submitted that Prof Lungwangwa only paid K6,000 towards the K50,000 agreed charge until the defendant terminated the contract before the conclusion of trial before court. She said at the time of termination of contract, Prof Lungwangwa still owed her the bal-ance of K44,000 in unpaid legal fees, which have remained outstanding till now. She complained that despite repeated reminders, the MP has refused, neglected and ig-nored to pay the debt, and that he has “remained adamant to settling the outstanding legal fees which are rightfully due to the plaintiff for legal and professional services ren-dered to himâ€. Mushipe has since requested the High Court for immediate payment of fees out-standing as well as interest at commercial bank rate and any other reliefs deemed fit by the court. The post Mushipe Sues Prof. Lungwangwa For K44, 000 Legal Fees appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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