Opinion: The Church Has Spoken, Let Those With Ears Hear

The Zambia Council for Catholic Bishops have provided wise counsel on the political happenings in the country. They have not only provided counsel but also gone a step further to offer the route for a solution in the tense political … Continued

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The Zambia Council for Catholic Bishops have provided wise counsel on the political happenings in the country. They have not only provided counsel but also gone a step further to offer the route for a solution in the tense political environment. If people won’t listen to anyone given the highly polarized political atmosphere in the country, they can at least listen to the catholic bishops. There is need for those that wield power to show the way and take the country out of a very volatile political atmosphere that they have rightly observed that it is at the edge. The ruling party cannot continuously behave like they are in opposition seeking approval from the general mass of our people. It is not necessary for the ruling party to be always flexing their muscle trying to prove that they are in power. For what good does it do them to use force to seek recognition? The fact that they have the power to unleash the police on anyone like attack dogs does not in any way diminish the fact that they are in power and are in charge. So why do they have to continuously be reminding everyone that they are in power? The bishops have raised their voice on critical issues that the ruling party as the group in the drivers’ seat that they must address themselves to chief among them is the state of our judiciary, the savage attacks on the Law Association of Zambia the use of the police to intimidate opponents. These are critical as they are institutions that one always has to seek refugee to whether ruling party or opposition. These are institutions that even people that are assaulting them will run to when they are out of power. It is not by accident that this greater responsibility is thrust on the ruling party as they are the ones that hold the instruments of power. They are not the opposition that they should continuously whine about not being recognized. And for the opposition, they should also seek to respect the authority and seek solutions for their grievances in the right platforms. On the one had they have been trooping to the judiciary seeking remedy for their grievances but have also been all over town scandalizing the judiciary. They have called judges corrupt, incompetent and also partisan but have in one breathe been seeking justice from the same institution. It has not been uncommon for the opposition to routinely taint ruling party supporters each time they have had public meetings which has elicited angry reactions. Sometimes lives have been lost in this bad blood between the opposition and the ruling party. For genuine dialogue to take off, both parties must take some responsibility and acknowledge their part in the current unfolding scenario. Otherwise, two quarrelsome adults cannot drag the entire country into their egoistic shenanigans. President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema are behaving like two high school students fighting for the attention of the hottest cheek in school. That stunt in Mongu should never have happened but equally the amount of force unleashed in response has been as reckless. Let those with ears listen, for the church has spoken. The post Opinion: The Church Has Spoken, Let Those With Ears Hear appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lupita and Rihanna to Make a Movie After Twitter Demands It

[Nation] A photo of American singer and actor Rihanna sitting next to Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o has surfaced and now Twitter wants the two to make a movie together.

[Nation] A photo of American singer and actor Rihanna sitting next to Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong'o has surfaced and now Twitter wants the two to make a movie together.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

M’membe’s Auctioned Property Covers 10% of Debt-Mosho

Post Newspapers in liquidation tormentor in Chief Lewis Mosho say K7.4 million was raised from the auction of part of Fred M’membe’s seize property on Saturday. Mosho said that the money raised covers about 10% of the total debt that … Continued

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Post Newspapers in liquidation tormentor in Chief Lewis Mosho say K7.4 million was raised from the auction of part of Fred M’membe’s seize property on Saturday. Mosho said that the money raised covers about 10% of the total debt that M’membe’s empire owes to creditors. M’membe’s media empire built over 27 years has been brought down under the watch of President Edgar Lungu stewardship although the Head of State denies any involvement. Mosho has warned that no one should be making sentiments on the matter as it is still before the courts of law. He also denied that President Lungu had played any part in the disposal of Post Newspapers assets. The auction saw property like trucks, compressors, office equipment, a generator, filling station at the plant was sold under a heavily guarded process. The post M’membe’s Auctioned Property Covers 10% of Debt-Mosho appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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7 Dead, Many Injured As Three Suicide Bombers Attempt to Wreak Havoc in Borno

[Vanguard] Multiple Suicide attacks in Shuwari village behind Molai Kura community as well as along Maiduguri- Damboa -Biu road has killed three of the suicide bombers and four other civilians suspected to be travellers on Monday morning. Sources have …

[Vanguard] Multiple Suicide attacks in Shuwari village behind Molai Kura community as well as along Maiduguri- Damboa -Biu road has killed three of the suicide bombers and four other civilians suspected to be travellers on Monday morning. Sources have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

French Poll Hogs Media Limelight As Africans Relegated to Periphery

[Nation] For the next few days — or weeks — the world is likely to focus on the French presidential election, whose first round is on Sunday, and which could well go into a second one on May 7.

[Nation] For the next few days -- or weeks -- the world is likely to focus on the French presidential election, whose first round is on Sunday, and which could well go into a second one on May 7.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Murder Accused Pleads Not Guilty to Axe Killings

[News24Wire] Henri van Breda has pleaded not guilty to the triple murder charges of his parents and brother, attempted murder of his sister and a count of defeating the ends of justice.

[News24Wire] Henri van Breda has pleaded not guilty to the triple murder charges of his parents and brother, attempted murder of his sister and a count of defeating the ends of justice.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Diplo’s Kenya Tour Was One for the Ages

[Nation] Diplo, this generation’s high priest of electronic dance music (EDM), was in Nairobi last week and his legion of fans and lovers of the genre were out in large numbers. He was accompanied by another EDM bigwig and fellow Major Lazer band membe…

[Nation] Diplo, this generation's high priest of electronic dance music (EDM), was in Nairobi last week and his legion of fans and lovers of the genre were out in large numbers. He was accompanied by another EDM bigwig and fellow Major Lazer band member Walshy Fire. Major Lazer is an American band composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, known for hits like Lean On, Cold Water and Light It Up.

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Broken System Continues to Fail Retired Football Players

[Monitor] All that glistens lustrously is not gold. For Issa Ssekatawa, who was nominally likened to the precious metal when he was at the peak of his powers, that dictum rings ever so true.

[Monitor] All that glistens lustrously is not gold. For Issa Ssekatawa, who was nominally likened to the precious metal when he was at the peak of his powers, that dictum rings ever so true.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda