President Buhari Returns Home After Medical Treatment

[Deutsche Welle] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after more than three months in London for medical treatment. His absence has caused tension and uncertainty at home.

[Deutsche Welle] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after more than three months in London for medical treatment. His absence has caused tension and uncertainty at home.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Air Zim Bosses to Blame for Grounding, Says Minister

[Zimbabwe Standard] The South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) on Friday stopped a Harare-bound Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767 from taking off at OR Tambo International Airport, claiming it did not have a “foreign operator’s permit.”

[Zimbabwe Standard] The South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) on Friday stopped a Harare-bound Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767 from taking off at OR Tambo International Airport, claiming it did not have a "foreign operator's permit."

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Who Funds Mugabes’ Lavish Lifestyles?

[Zimbabwe Standard] First lady Grace Mugabe’s shameful behaviour in South Africa where she allegedly assaulted a model she found in a hotel room with her wayward sons, inadvertently helped bring back to the fore the first family’s extravagant lifestyle.

[Zimbabwe Standard] First lady Grace Mugabe's shameful behaviour in South Africa where she allegedly assaulted a model she found in a hotel room with her wayward sons, inadvertently helped bring back to the fore the first family's extravagant lifestyle.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Chaos As Zim Bans SA, British Flights

[Zimbabwe Standard] HUNDREDS of people were yesterday stranded after South Africa’s decision to ban Air Zimbabwe flights due to non-payment of permit fees invited a retaliation by Harare, which ground planes operated by the neighbouring country’s natio…

[Zimbabwe Standard] HUNDREDS of people were yesterday stranded after South Africa's decision to ban Air Zimbabwe flights due to non-payment of permit fees invited a retaliation by Harare, which ground planes operated by the neighbouring country's national carrier.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

UNZA Allowances About 8, 000 Tuition Defaulters To Write Exams

University of Zambia academic affairs secretary Cornelius Daka has disclosed that all registered students will be allowed to sit for exams provided their sponsors or guardians sign commitment forms to clear the debt. This follows President Edgar Lungu’s intervation in … Continued

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University of Zambia academic affairs secretary Cornelius Daka has disclosed that all registered students will be allowed to sit for exams provided their sponsors or guardians sign commitment forms to clear the debt. This follows President Edgar Lungu’s intervation in the standoff between students and the institution. UNZA management had issued a circular barring students with uncleared tuition fee from sitting for examination. “UNZASU would like to inform the student populace that senate held an emergency meeting yesterday concerning examination and fees and a concordance has been reached, all registered students will be allowed to sit for exams this academic year 2016/2017 provided their sponsor or guardian sign a commitment to complete payment of fees for the affected student, this came as a directive from H.E President Edgar Lungu through the minister of higher education, ladies and gentlemen we have won the battle,†Daka stated. He said results of owing students would be withheld. “We urge students to continue making further payments as results will not be published for students who will still be owing the university at the time of publication, and all graduating students still owing will not be allowed to graduate. We further urge all registered students to collect new identity cards and latest exam slips as they will be used to gain access to exam rooms,†stated Daka. “Furthermore deffered exams will be given to all students that are registered and missed mid-year exams, a deffered exam timetable will be published immediately after the final exams. Lastly we urge all registered students still owing the institution to get in touch with their sponsors and guardians to travel to the University of Zambia and sign commitment forms on their behalf before exams begin in a fortnight to avoid being inconvenienced.†Last month, UNZA management announced that over 8,000 students who were owing the institution about K58 million will not be allowed to sit for exams or access university services. The post UNZA Allowances About 8, 000 Tuition Defaulters To Write Exams appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Take Caution When Commenting

Good morning Zambia Reports, first and foremost, let me compliment and congratulate you with your online news media publication. No doubt, we lend you our eyes for good purpose. You further deserve our much anticipated attention. Never-the-less, through your platform, … Continued

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Good morning Zambia Reports, first and foremost, let me compliment and congratulate you with your online news media publication. No doubt, we lend you our eyes for good purpose. You further deserve our much anticipated attention. Never-the-less, through your platform, I would like to urge my fellow youths out their to mind the language they express in their comments. It seems each and everytime a political issue is posted on your timeline. There is always a few youths out there, who are overcome by the bigotry of tribalism, unnecessary political dogma and hatred, they always vomit ill comments that likely injure fellow citizens. I would like to politely urge fellow youths to bear in mind that where their freedoms of expression and rights end, marks the beginning of another’s. It is us that can fight this cancer out of society. Otherwise, blaming society, yet forgetting that we are the society that is only aiding us in digging our own mass grave. Let Us Change Our Mentality And Kick Tribalism Out Of Zambia. Mike Chimansa The post Letter: Take Caution When Commenting appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kamanga’s Comments Upset Wedson Nyirenda As Shenko’s Alleged Attempt To Incite Player Boycott Over Allowances Flops

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s comments suggesting the trainer’s job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo’s passage to the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. … Continued

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Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s comments suggesting the trainer’s job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo’s passage to the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. The unease situation prompted by an article published in the Times of Zambia quoting Kamanga issuing a warning that should Zambia have failed to qualify, Nyirenda and his staff were to be fired. Speculations filtered through after the match that Nyirenda had quit his job on account of lack of support from the FAZ executive committee. Nyirenda’s lads, who were only a goalless or 1-all draw away from qualification after forcing a vital 2-all draw in South Africa last week, went on to qualify to next year’s competition with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline. Nkwazi forward Justin Shonga delivered two goals to give Zambia and Nyirenda’s side a 2-0 home win. But it was the forces against Nyirenda within football circles that dominated Zambia’s build-up to yesterday’s victory. Sources have briefed Zambia Reports that Nyirenda felt let down by Kamanga’s comments as they dealt a huge blow in his morale. According to the sources, Kamanga’s was the last straw to Nyirenda’s level of confidence and his comments suggested he had no backing from his employers. “The coach does not mind criticism because he has been in this business for a long time so he understands what the expectations are. What was upsetting is that some FAZ executive committee members have been working against him. “And on the day of the match, the coach reads comments quoting the FAZ president that he will be fired after the game. Wedson felt that was very unfair of the president,” the source said. The source said if Kamanga wanted to make such comments, he should have done so on a day when the team was not engaged in a crucial match such the one played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium yesterday. What compounded Nyirenda’s frustration were alleged attempts by some FAZ executive committee members led by Mining Rangers owner Elijah Chileshe commonly known as Shenko to incite the players to boycott the crucial match about 72 hours before kick-off. “Can you image, ba Shenko was telling players and coaches ati imwe ninshi muchili mule teyela ifya lutu. Tabamifolesha nokumi folesha [why are you playing for charity when they don’t even pay you]. Teku chita fye boycott [Can’t you boycott?],” the source said. The source added that when the news about Shenko inciting the players filtered to Nyirenda, the coach worked so hard to calm the situation and encouraged the boys to focus on national pride rather than the monetary benefit. “CHAN is developmental, so the boys were told to consider the future and the coach really worked hard to lift their spirits. But when he read the comments attributed to the FAZ president, he was deflated,” the source added. Nyirenda has been subjected to very harsh working conditions that include members of the secretariat sabotaging his schedule and preparatory programmen. “Against Swaziland, the match Zambia was hosting was nearly put off because logistics were not in place. In fact the match commissioner was so upset that he even cancelled a pre-match meeting between the two teams,” the source explained. “They had to arrange another pre-match meeting.” “Wedson is being frustrated by so many people including officials at the FAZ secretariat. It’s really sad. How he has even managed to get good results so far is a mystery because those are not conducive working conditions.” When journalist quizzed Zambia assistant coach Aggrey Chiyangi about speculations Nyirenda had quit after guiding the team to CHAN, the trainer dismissed the reports but gave an answer that confirmed things were not all that rosy in the build up to the win. “I think that [Nyirenda’s resignation] is not true but one thing you should understand is that even coaches are human beings,” Chiyangi said. “When you had a game that is crucial and that game is a do or die game and you are focusing and someone else comes says somethings that don’t make you happy, you are disturbed a bit. But for now this issue of resigning is not there. Whoever said that is just lying.” Nyirenda took over the Chipolopolo job in September last year and has within few months guided a modest Zambian side of little-known starts to the CHAN after finishing second at the COSAFA Senior Castle Cup. The post Kamanga’s Comments Upset Wedson Nyirenda As Shenko’s Alleged Attempt To Incite Player Boycott Over Allowances Flops appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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