Opinion: The National Day Of Prayer & Fasting

On Sunday 18th day October, 2015, His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu declared October 18 as a national day of repentance, prayer and fasting and a public holiday has received widespread support across the nation. This year’s event will be … Continued

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On Sunday 18th day October, 2015, His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu declared October 18 as a national day of repentance, prayer and fasting and a public holiday has received widespread support across the nation. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday 18th October, 2017. During a recent meeting between the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) with the head of state at state house on 14th July,2017, His Excellency Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu reiterated “We never tire to reiterate that the constituency of the Political Authority and that of the Church is one and the same, namely the people of this great nation. That is why the State and the Church must cooperate with each other in its sphere of competence for the benefit of our people. This cooperation consists of comparing notes and exchanging experiences in view of enhanced service delivery to God’s people at whose service both the State and the Church must be in order to be relevant.†(as announced to the state by the President’s Special Assistance for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda. Recently, during an official visit to Lumezi Distritct, the President is quoted in the local media as saying the following in relation to the National Day of Prayers and Fasting: “I know some church leaders have said they will not participate in the events of 18th October because ‘the President never consulted us when he declared 18th a national holiday and he said it was going to be a day of prayer’. “But I cannot consult everybody. Those church leaders who are complaining that I did not consult them, let them just take that declaration for what it is. We belong to the same body, that’s all I can say but I seek forgiveness because I understand that some churches are complaining that ‘you should have consulted us’. That it was wrong not to consult, but sometimes we make mistakes and we discover that there are consequences but in this case, let us look at what it is, let’s worship together, let’s seek the face of God, that’s all. It is not about Edgar Lungu, PF or anything.†Although the government has not yet set the theme for this year’s event, gathering, or commemorating prayers and fasting as a nation may set the stage for national dialogue and reconciliation. It is incumbent upon each and every Zambia from all walks of life and regardless of religious worship or creed may take this year’s even to promote reconciliation among themselves as families, communities and the nation at large. This reconciliation through prayer and fasting may not necessarily require everyone to come under one roof to worship or to gather under the umbrella of a particular church or denomination. It may be commemorated even in homes, or in respective churches. Source: JZ The post Opinion: The National Day Of Prayer & Fasting appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opposition Calls for Probe of Early Warning System – #KZNStorm

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has called on government to investigate if more could have been done to prevent loss of life in the devastating storm that hit the province last week.

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has called on government to investigate if more could have been done to prevent loss of life in the devastating storm that hit the province last week.

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Another Illegal Firearm Confiscated in Mthatha

[SAPS] Mthatha Cluster: Mthatha police arrested three suspects aged between 35 and 41 years old after they were found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm Luger pistol with six rounds of ammunition, sixty three Mandrax tablets and 118 dagga muffins. The …

[SAPS] Mthatha Cluster: Mthatha police arrested three suspects aged between 35 and 41 years old after they were found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm Luger pistol with six rounds of ammunition, sixty three Mandrax tablets and 118 dagga muffins. The suspects were arrested during a crime prevention operation conducted in Mthatha on Saturday 14 October 2017 at about 16:30. The suspects will appear before Mthatha Magistrates' Court on Monday 16 October 2017 for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition and dru

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Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition At Umzimkhulu

[SAPS] Yesterday, police officers deployed to beef up security at Umzimkhulu were conducting crime prevention duties in a bid to reduce violent crimes in the area. Whilst performing their duties, they stopped a motor vehicle and conducted a search. A 9…

[SAPS] Yesterday, police officers deployed to beef up security at Umzimkhulu were conducting crime prevention duties in a bid to reduce violent crimes in the area. Whilst performing their duties, they stopped a motor vehicle and conducted a search. A 9mm Norinco pistol with eight rounds of ammunition was found in the vehicle. A 45-year-old man who was in the vehicle was arrested after he failed to produce a valid license to possess the firearm and ammunition. He was taken to Ibisi police station where he was deta

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Suspects Arrested in Shooting Incident in Humewood

[SAPS] The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit has been working assiduously around the clock since 02:30 this morning hunting the suspects involved in the fatal shooting of Mervin Draghoener (27) (G-Stars gang) and the attempted murder of two other vict…

[SAPS] The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit has been working assiduously around the clock since 02:30 this morning hunting the suspects involved in the fatal shooting of Mervin Draghoener (27) (G-Stars gang) and the attempted murder of two other victims. Two suspects aged 23 and 30 years old (Vampires gang) were arrested in Bethelsdorp. They will appear in court on Tuesday, 17/10 on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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Aliwal North Cluster Crime Combating Successes

[SAPS] On 2017-10-14 members in the cluster held “Operation Back to Basics” and had the following successes whilst busy with crime prevention duties. Members of the Highway patrol arrested a 25-year-old suspect with 48 parcels of dagga and loose dagga …

[SAPS] On 2017-10-14 members in the cluster held "Operation Back to Basics" and had the following successes whilst busy with crime prevention duties. Members of the Highway patrol arrested a 25-year-old suspect with 48 parcels of dagga and loose dagga in a 5 lt paint tin at Maletswai. Sterkspruit Crime Prevention Unit arrested a suspect for Tik. On the road to Palmietfontein members came across a vehicle that was in an accident and abandoned. On further investigation the gold colour Opel Corsa was found to be sto

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Finance Minister Meets in Washington With Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary

[SNA] Washington -The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Mohamed Othman Al-Rikabi and the Sudan delegation participating in the meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions in Washington met with the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Exe…

[SNA] Washington -The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Mohamed Othman Al-Rikabi and the Sudan delegation participating in the meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions in Washington met with the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Executive Director of the United States of America in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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State Minister for Industry Announces Holding of Forum for the Operation of Suspended Factories

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at the Ministry of Industry Dr. Abdo Dawood Suleiman has announced holding of a forum for operating the factories suspended due to the lack of fund on October 25 at the Federation of Chambers of Industry to be organiz…

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at the Ministry of Industry Dr. Abdo Dawood Suleiman has announced holding of a forum for operating the factories suspended due to the lack of fund on October 25 at the Federation of Chambers of Industry to be organized by the Ministry of Industry in cooperation with the Khartoum Stock Exchange, the Union of Sudanese Banks and the Federation of Chambers of Industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan