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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Police Confirm Death of One in Ogun Clash

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The Ogun Police command has confirmed the death of one person in renewed clash between cult groups in Ijebu-Igbo, headquarters of Ijebu North Local Council of the state. An eyewitness account, however, stated that three people were…

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The Ogun Police command has confirmed the death of one person in renewed clash between cult groups in Ijebu-Igbo, headquarters of Ijebu North Local Council of the state. An eyewitness account, however, stated that three people were killed in the conflict, revealing that two of the victims were slain at Ojowo section of the town while the third, identified simply as Owolabi (alias Aburo Obasanjo), was hacked to death at the lorry station in the community around 4:00a.m.

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Anderson, Zverev Advance to Third Round At Madrid Open

[Guardian] South Africa’s Kevin Anderson advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open yesterday when he prevailed over Russia’s Mikhail Kuku shin, 5/7; 7/6 (3); 6/2 on a day second-seeded Alexander Zverev defeated another Russian, Evgeny Donskoy 6/2;…

[Guardian] South Africa's Kevin Anderson advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open yesterday when he prevailed over Russia's Mikhail Kuku shin, 5/7; 7/6 (3); 6/2 on a day second-seeded Alexander Zverev defeated another Russian, Evgeny Donskoy 6/2; 7/5.

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Chief Judge Fixes May 16 for Ruling On Melaye’s Bail Application

[Guardian] Lokoja -The Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasiru Ajana, has fixed May 16 for ruling on the bail application brought by the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye. The presiding judge fixed the date after listening to argum…

[Guardian] Lokoja -The Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasiru Ajana, has fixed May 16 for ruling on the bail application brought by the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye. The presiding judge fixed the date after listening to arguments from his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and the prosecution, Alex Iziyon (SAN).

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Federal Government, U.S. Sign MOU On HIV, Hepatitis B, C Survey

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States (U.S.) to conduct national health indicator and impact survey to determine the accurate number of people infected with HIV in Nigeria.

[Guardian] Abuja and Lagos -The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States (U.S.) to conduct national health indicator and impact survey to determine the accurate number of people infected with HIV in Nigeria.

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Okowa Seeks 15% Fund for Oil-Producing Communities

[Guardian] Asaba -As a way of addressing the plight of oil producing communities, DELTA State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has proposed the setting aside of 15 per sent of fund payable to oil host-communities as endowment as against the 20 per cent provided …

[Guardian] Asaba -As a way of addressing the plight of oil producing communities, DELTA State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has proposed the setting aside of 15 per sent of fund payable to oil host-communities as endowment as against the 20 per cent provided in the proposed Host Community Bill.

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