PF/UPND Bigwigs Show Some Love

Patriotic Front media director Sunday has continued reaching out to some of the sworn Patriotic Front critics with UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka his latest in the love one another zone. Chanda whose defence of the ruling party sometimes borders … Continued

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Patriotic Front media director Sunday has continued reaching out to some of the sworn Patriotic Front critics with UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka his latest in the love one another zone. Chanda whose defence of the ruling party sometimes borders on the annoying has equally reached out to his opposite preaching some love. The PF and UPND regularly cross political swords and nervously push the traditionally peaceful Zambian people to the edge. The post PF/UPND Bigwigs Show Some Love appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Presidential Dance: EL Goes Down, Again

President Edgar Lungu occasionally dazzles his audience with some dancing skills. But here he seems to have outdone himself with yet another ‘I am just like you’ dance. Enjoy the moment.

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President Edgar Lungu occasionally dazzles his audience with some dancing skills. But here he seems to have outdone himself with yet another ‘I am just like you’ dance. Enjoy the moment. The post Presidential Dance: EL Goes Down, Again appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Saccord Welcomes Move To Halt Reforms

SACCORD has welcomed the directive by the Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to the Minister of Justice Hon. Given Lubinda to move the constitution amendment process to September to allow for the dialogue process. Reacting to the directive by the … Continued

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SACCORD has welcomed the directive by the Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to the Minister of Justice Hon. Given Lubinda to move the constitution amendment process to September to allow for the dialogue process. Reacting to the directive by the president to have the amendments to the constitution halted so as not to undermine the dialogue process Executive Director Boniface Chembe said the directive was welcome as some stakeholders had raised concerns over the timing of constitutional reforms. Cheembe observed that the directive by the President’s is an indication that there are efforts being made to take on boars concerns from various stakeholders. “This directive comes against a background where some stakeholders in the national dialogue process had raised some concerns over the timing of the constitution amendment. The President directive is an indication that there are efforts being made to take on board concerns arising from various stakeholders on the national dialogue process. “In addition, the directive also gives stakeholders extra time for them to consider making additional suggestions on that which needs to be done to perfect the amended constitution,” he said. He also expressed gratitude that the President was committing to dialogue without any conditions. “It is also encouraging to note that the President has committed himself to unconditional dialogue which is important as this will assist stakeholders to plan accordingly on how to address the matters of concern to the nation. The national dialogue process is now on course and it is important that all stakeholders continue to be engaged whether foreign or domestic,” Cheembe said. Cheembe also expressed happiness at the President’s insistence for dialogue to be led by local institutions. He said stakeholders with issues as regards to ZCID capacity should open up and identify their areas of concern so that they can be worked on to ensure that the process is accepted by all stakeholders. President Lungu on Thursday directed Justice Minister Given Lubinda to halt the constitution amendments process so as not undermine the dialogue process. The post Saccord Welcomes Move To Halt Reforms appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Teacher’s Union Boss Chides Journalists

Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) General Secretary Newman Bubala has accused journalists of blowing small issues out of proportion. In reference to Teaching Service Commission Chairperson Stanley Mhango that “some teachers could neither read nor write”, Bubala blasted journalists … Continued

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Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) General Secretary Newman Bubala has accused journalists of blowing small issues out of proportion. In reference to Teaching Service Commission Chairperson Stanley Mhango that “some teachers could neither read nor writeâ€, Bubala blasted journalists that covered the ZNUT quadrennial conference in Kitwe of sensationalism. He reminded journalists that they were once taught by a teacher and it was important that the teaching profession is regarded with respect and not with ridicule. Bubala accused journalists of being excited whenever a teacher misbehaves without realising that it was the same teacher that taught them to write and read. He said it is unfair to centre debates on the incompetence of one teacher in an effort to tarnish the image of the entire profession. “I also want to appeal to journalists, am glad we have press men here, we have a situation where every single thing a teacher does it becomes news, surely you have no news? Have you ever seen a teacher who can’t read? You are a product of us, you speak English who taught you? What is this excitement about a teacher? Let us respect teachers, we have taught the world, Presidents, they came and didn’t know A and B,” the visibly angry Bubala lashed out. He has further sounded a warning to teachers that are in the habit of tarnishing the teaching profession by engaging in bad activities 0f stern warning. “I also want to appeal to you dear Teachers, because we have Teachers who want to bring us disrespect, let us not engage in these issues of molesting school girls and being drunk, let us protect this profession,” Bulala added. The post Teacher’s Union Boss Chides Journalists appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kabimba Is A PF Surrogate, Charges NDC’s Kabwita

National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) national youth chairman Charles Kabwita has described Rainbow Party Secretary General Wynter Kabimba as a shameless, immoral and immature politician. Kabwita charges that Kabimba is PF surrogate who should never be taken serious. Kabwita, a … Continued

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National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) national youth chairman Charles Kabwita has described Rainbow Party Secretary General Wynter Kabimba as a shameless, immoral and immature politician. Kabwita charges that Kabimba is PF surrogate who should never be taken serious. Kabwita, a former ally of Kabimba when both were in the Patriotic Front and benefited from trips organized by the then Secretary General, has come out strong on his former boss. During Kabimba’s time as Secretary General of the Patriotic Front, Kabwita enjoyed a cordial relationship. But the two have clashed on different platforms after Kabimba disparaged Kabwita’s new boss Chishimba Kambwili on a live programme on Prime Television. Kabwita has accused Kabimba of making allegations against NDC consultant Chishimba Kambwili with a view of winning favours from Patriotic Front. He charged that Kabimba is a desperate individual who wants to get back to Patriotic Front for economic survival. “This is a man who is failing to pay rentals for properties he rents in Lusaka, Kabimba has a narrow mind in case he has forgotten, let us remind him, this is the man who was chased from the PF because of his treacherous and mischievous character. “Kabimba is obviously shallow that he has forgotten how the whole nation cerebrated when he was fired from cabinet by late President Sata,†Kabwita charged. Kabwita has further warned that the NDC will be left with no option but to continue aggressively taking on Kabimba should he continue attacking their leader Chishimba Kambwili. During Kabimba’s exit from the Patriotic Front, Kabwita was among the few who remained loyal to his former boss and had been suspended from the PF due to his links with Kabimba. The post Kabimba Is A PF Surrogate, Charges NDC’s Kabwita appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Katumbi Remains Committed To Peaceful Take Over Of Power

Congolese national police have confirmed the arrest of leading political activist Ayiki Taban Ibrahim who they accuse of having a link with Moise Katumbi, politician Olivier Kamitatu has said. Kamitatu, the director of Cabinet in the opposition Ensemble led by … Continued

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Congolese national police have confirmed the arrest of leading political activist Ayiki Taban Ibrahim who they accuse of having a link with Moise Katumbi, politician Olivier Kamitatu has said. Kamitatu, the director of Cabinet in the opposition Ensemble led by Katumbi, has taken a swipe at the government of President Joseph Kabila for attempting to implicate the opposition in the massacre of citizens. He says Ayiki Taban Ibrahim was arrested by police this week and has been framed as launching a rebel movement. Kamitatu says Ibrahim has been accused of deploying a militia to unseat the current government. The claims suggest Ibrahim was working with Katumbi along with several elements from Belgium and France and South Africa in Kampala and their plot peaked in February 2018. Ibrahim is accused of contacting Colonel John Tshibangu to set a hostile militia from Aru territory in Ituri which he would arm alongside the aSALW group. But Kamitatu has dismissed the link with Ibrahim saying he was never in support of any form of violent take over of power in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The popular former Katanga governor says his bid to liberate the vast central African nation will remain peaceful. He has condemned the allegations revealing it was part of a scheme by DRC president Joseph Kabila to portray an unstable situation so that his government delays the December 23. “We call on Congolese, neighboring countries, and the entire international community not to fall into this trap and to reject this cruel and criminal plan of Joseph Kabila’s regime,” Kamitatu states. “The impact of a civil war in Congo could be devastating for the Congolese people and all the neighbouring countries. Everything possible must be done to prevent it.” Kamitatu says President Kabila should take responsibility for the massacre of Congolese people in Kasai, Tanganyika, North Kivu, South Kivu, Ecuador and Ituri where have died in politically engineered violence. “The regime’s involvement in the Congolese tragedy is sadly proven. All Congolese know the regime’s overwhelming responsibility for the murders of Michael Sharp & Zaida Catalan (two UN experts), Therese Kapangala, Rossy Tshimanga and all the innocent killed in the peaceful protests,” he adds. Kamitatu says the disappearance of tens of thousands of Congolese massacred in Kasai, North Kivu, Tanganyika, Ituri rests on President Kabila’s hands. “Everyone knows that the proliferation of arbitrary arrests, detentions and killings in secret prisons and torture illustrate the absence of a just and democratic State,” he adds. Kamitatu says the people Congo will never be fooled as to who was responsible for their suffering. “Joseph Kabila and the National Intelligence Agency prevent all institutions from fulfilling their republican role. They prevent our security forces from working effectively,” he says. Kamitatu explains that Moïse Katumbi’s candidature for president of Congo is sending fear in the Kabila regime which is determined to stop him from possibly assuming office on December 23. Kamitatu is confident the people of Congo will soon install Katumbi as president of the DRC. The post Katumbi Remains Committed To Peaceful Take Over Of Power appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Traditional Medicine and Cure for Malaria

[Guardian] It was very interesting to hear officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria announcing, the other day, the creation of a traditional medicine department in the Ministry of Health to find a cure for malaria.

[Guardian] It was very interesting to hear officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria announcing, the other day, the creation of a traditional medicine department in the Ministry of Health to find a cure for malaria.

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IYC Cautions Against Etete, Others’ Prosecution Over Malabu Oil Deal

[Guardian] Yenagoa -The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, has threatened to shut down all oil wells in the Niger Delta if the Federal Government continues with the prosecution of Niger Delta indigenes in the Malabu oil deal.

[Guardian] Yenagoa -The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, has threatened to shut down all oil wells in the Niger Delta if the Federal Government continues with the prosecution of Niger Delta indigenes in the Malabu oil deal.

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Evans – How I Delivered €232,000 Ransom to Kidnappers – Witness

[Premium Times] The third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), Friday narrated how he delivered ?232,000 ransom to the kidnappers of Donatus Dunu.

[Premium Times] The third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), Friday narrated how he delivered ?232,000 ransom to the kidnappers of Donatus Dunu.

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