Trump Travel Ban Can Stay – Supreme Court

[VOA] In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to allow his latest travel ban to remain in force while the legal fight continues in the lower courts.

[VOA] In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to allow his latest travel ban to remain in force while the legal fight continues in the lower courts.

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‘Peace Diamond’ Undersells for Over U.S.$6 Million At Auction

[Deutsche Welle] A Christian pastor had given away the more than 709-carat diamond so the government could fund local development projects. Officials hope its sale will also help combat illicit smuggling in the modern industry.

[Deutsche Welle] A Christian pastor had given away the more than 709-carat diamond so the government could fund local development projects. Officials hope its sale will also help combat illicit smuggling in the modern industry.

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Governance is Key Factor for African Growth, Conference Hears

[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -“Governance is the reason why some nations and societies do better than others,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared as he welcomed delegates to the 12th edition of the African Economic Conference taking plac…

[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -"Governance is the reason why some nations and societies do better than others," Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared as he welcomed delegates to the 12th edition of the African Economic Conference taking place at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa.

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Chilufya Promises Cosafa Glory

  Sweden based midfielder Edward Chilufya joined up with the U-20 team this morning at Kitwe Playing Fields (KPF) promising to work hard and retain the Cosafa trophy. Chilufya, who is on the books of Djurgardens in Sweden, has replaced … Continued

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  Sweden based midfielder Edward Chilufya joined up with the U-20 team this morning at Kitwe Playing Fields (KPF) promising to work hard and retain the Cosafa trophy. Chilufya, who is on the books of Djurgardens in Sweden, has replaced the injured Niza Simutenda adding some weight to the Zambian aspirations in the tournament. The 18-year-old player was part of the Cosafa winning side in December 2016 and also lifted gold at the same level in April 2017 with a FIFA world cup quarter final appearance. Chilufya told Fazfootball.com that the current team had the potential to better the record set by the previous U-20 that are champions of Africa. “We very focused on the first game, and we know that winning the first match will lead the way to the finals. The first game is very important and we have to win,†said the Mphande Youth Academy product. “This team is working very hard and is working to do better than the last U-20 team.†Chilufya said that competition in the squad is tough but everyone called for duty had shown readiness to rise to the challenge. “We are ready, we have prepared very well for the Cosafa championship. Everyone is working very hard and our aim is to win this tournament.†The team is camped at the Oriental Swan Hotel in Nkana West and will open its account with a match against Uganda at 17:30 hours on Wednesday. All matches will be live on Kwese Sports pay television service provider. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Chilufya Promises Cosafa Glory appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Who is Behind Dr Banda’s ‘Strip Tease’?

Dr Canisius Banda seems to be a man with powerful enemies. Whatever Dr Banda, otherwise known as pilgrim has done to his people seems beyond redemption. A vicious social media campaign has been waged against the former United Party for … Continued

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Dr Canisius Banda seems to be a man with powerful enemies. Whatever Dr Banda, otherwise known as pilgrim has done to his people seems beyond redemption. A vicious social media campaign has been waged against the former United Party for National Development vice president. Dr Banda’s near nude images whose authenticity and source remains questionable have been flaunted all over social media. Ironically the good Doc has been one that has been a darling of his dotting audience that follow his prolific poetic postings that almost always devoid of malice. Occasionally the prose is too deep for the ordinary mind but the good Doc remains a respectable writer by any standards but above average by our humble standards. Just whose feet has the good Doc stepped on? What has the gentle mannered pilgrim done to deserve this disgraceful campaign against him? Pilgrim where art though when your pride is wounded? No one has offered any explanation on behalf of the pilgrim. Is this not the highest testament that politics is dirty? To what ends does that seemingly photo shopped image of the pilgrim take its architects? Does one have to pay such a high price for holding an opinion different to the next man? Not too long ago the not so quiet Mumbi Phiri was a victim of images of her in near nudity whose origin and authenticity were questionable. Mumbi Phiri admittedly has one of the most politically toxic tongues but does that warrant anybody sinking low to create photo shopped images that paint her in Jezebel colours? Do we not live in a society that professes womanly dignity? Does not Mumbi Phiri have children, grandchildren and a husband whose exposure to such malice only ends up traumatizing innocent people? Does not the very Bible we so much love to flaunt as a country teach us about doing unto others as we would want them do to us? To what level are our politics degenerating to? Does the ends of pushing for political power justify such level of indecency and calumny among political players that they are ready to strip opponents just to earn political office? Does the country really have to sink lower than it has already done over the years? Today it is the good Doc on the end of this brutal style of politics, tomorrow it could be anybody. We hope the purveyors of this type of politics will re-think their strategy and at least have the decency to fight an open and honest battle. Otherwise there can still be morality in politics. Pilgrim. The post OPINION: Who is Behind Dr Banda’s ‘Strip Tease’? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Alleged Rapist Arrested After Falling Asleep in Victim’s Bed

[News24Wire] An alleged rapist has been arrested after he was found fast asleep in his victim’s bed at a farm in Esnembe, north of Durban, on Monday morning, a private security company said.

[News24Wire] An alleged rapist has been arrested after he was found fast asleep in his victim's bed at a farm in Esnembe, north of Durban, on Monday morning, a private security company said.

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Opens the Science Forum South Africa, 7 Dec

[Govt of SA] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the opening address at Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2017, which will be held on 7 and 8 December 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

[Govt of SA] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the opening address at Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) 2017, which will be held on 7 and 8 December 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

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On the ANC Constitution and the Election of a New NEC – the Legal Issues

[Daily Maverick] In less than two weeks the governing African National Congress (ANC) will be holding its national conference, where it will elect a new president as well as other leaders who will also serve on its National Executive Committee (NEC). T…

[Daily Maverick] In less than two weeks the governing African National Congress (ANC) will be holding its national conference, where it will elect a new president as well as other leaders who will also serve on its National Executive Committee (NEC). The party will also (almost incidentally, it sometimes seems) be discussing and deciding on its future policies. The leadership elections are closely contested, and court challenges to various aspects of the election process have raised questions about whether the conference w

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ANC Being Petty Over Logo, Says Khoza’s New Party

[News24Wire] Makhosi Khoza’s new party, African Democratic Change (ADeC), says the African National Congress is “panicking” and being “petty” by raising problems with their party logo.

[News24Wire] Makhosi Khoza's new party, African Democratic Change (ADeC), says the African National Congress is "panicking" and being "petty" by raising problems with their party logo.

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