40 Boys Brigade Members Survive Accident on Kafue Road

A bus carrying 40 passengers along the Kafue road was this [yesterday] morning involved in a road traffic accident. The accident happened near Vuma Filling Station and so far no death has been reported with the passengers sustaining injuries. Passengers … Continued

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A bus carrying 40 passengers along the Kafue road was this [yesterday] morning involved in a road traffic accident. The accident happened near Vuma Filling Station and so far no death has been reported with the passengers sustaining injuries. Passengers aboard the bus were boys’ brigade from the United Church of Zambia who were on a church trip. The injured were rushed to the University Teaching Hospital. The bus driver was reportedly trying to evade a motor cyclist who had cut in his way. The post 40 Boys Brigade Members Survive Accident on Kafue Road appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Team Confers with Malema over Hichilema Incarceration

The opposition UPND management team has taken their Free Hakainde Hichilema campaign on the doorstep of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party president Julius Malema. UPND chairperson Mutale Nalumango and Hichilema’s political advisor Douglas Syakalima conferred with Malema in Johannesburg. … Continued

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The opposition UPND management team has taken their Free Hakainde Hichilema campaign on the doorstep of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party president Julius Malema. UPND chairperson Mutale Nalumango and Hichilema’s political advisor Douglas Syakalima conferred with Malema in Johannesburg. Hichilema has been in police custody since April 10 on a charge of treason which is non bailable. His anxious supporters and followers have dismissed his detention as political persecution. The case has yet to be cause listed after he was committed to the High Court by the Director of Public Prosecution. Another South African leader Mmusi Maimane who heads the Democratic Alliance took interest in the matter but was denied entry into Zambia on May 26 when he attempted to attend a court hearing for Hichilema. The post UPND Team Confers with Malema over Hichilema Incarceration appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambian Mission in SA Issues Travel Advisory

The Zambian mission in South Africa has issued a travel advisory assuring the investor community that it is business as usual in the country. Following the proclamation of a situation likely to cause state of public emergency by President Edgar … Continued

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The Zambian mission in South Africa has issued a travel advisory assuring the investor community that it is business as usual in the country. Following the proclamation of a situation likely to cause state of public emergency by President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday there has been apprehension in the investor circles. However, Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has calmed the waters assuring the business community. BELOW IS THE ADVISORY Travel advisory to Zambia Issued on Friday, 07th July 2017 Zambia is safe, peaceful and experiencing normal situation On Wednesday July 5th 2016, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, proclaimed the Preservation of Public Security as provided for under Article 31 of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia contained in a statutory instrument (SI) No. 53 of 2017. This proclamation would last for a period of seven days for which it would require Parliament approval if it went beyond seven (7) days. In the event that Parliament approved, it would only be there for a period of three (3) months. This measure is a democratic standard world over in the circumstances where there is a possible security threat to public safety or public peace, even when the incidents are isolated. Please be informed that this is NOT a State of Public Emergency. Further be notified that there is no Curfew, no restrictions in movements, and no constitutional freedoms have been suspended to Zambians, residents, travellers, tourists or any foreigner. This action and measure is designed to immediately curb recent reported acts of isolated vandalism to public property and to help maintain Law and Order. We wish to emphasize that the Zambian government has not declared any state of emergency. Please be informed that business is going on normally, banks are operating normal hours, shops, hotels, and all public places remain open. All airline flights to Zambia have kept their schedules and there has been no cancellation or rescheduling of any flights including night flights. All tourist spots remain open and no special restrictions exists against members of the public or foreign visitors. The action was also done to protect existing public and private investments. This was also done to ensure that Zambia maintains its reputed image of a peaceful country and friendly country ready for investment and tourism Our quest is to guard our renowned peace jealously. His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Pretoria South Africahc@zambiapretoria.net +27123261847 +27123262223 +27789348684 +27846370900 The post Zambian Mission in SA Issues Travel Advisory appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Medical Drugs Price Plunge

[Daily News] PATIENTS are set to enjoy low prices of drugs and medical kits after the Medical Stores Department (MSD) has started purchasing the products directly from manufacturers.

[Daily News] PATIENTS are set to enjoy low prices of drugs and medical kits after the Medical Stores Department (MSD) has started purchasing the products directly from manufacturers.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Puntland Journalist Jailed After Criticising President

[CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained…

[CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website Puntlandone.com, since July 2, according to media reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Journalist Jailed Pending Trial for ‘Espionage’

[CPJ] New York -Algerian authorities should immediately release independent journalist and fixer Said Chitour and should drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] New York -Algerian authorities should immediately release independent journalist and fixer Said Chitour and should drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

Opposition Party Lays Into Civil Society

[Lesotho Times] THE Democratic Congress (DC) says civil society organisations are “turning a blind eye” to the brutal killing of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife, Lipolelo, with the party repeating their unfounded allegation that it was an inside j…

[Lesotho Times] THE Democratic Congress (DC) says civil society organisations are "turning a blind eye" to the brutal killing of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's wife, Lipolelo, with the party repeating their unfounded allegation that it was an inside job to prevent her from becoming first lady.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

New Twist to Police Promotions Saga

[Lesotho Times] THE ongoing saga over the promotions of some Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) members has taken a new twist with 36 of them dragging Acting Police Commissioner Keketso Monaheng to the High Court for stopping the payment of their up…

[Lesotho Times] THE ongoing saga over the promotions of some Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) members has taken a new twist with 36 of them dragging Acting Police Commissioner Keketso Monaheng to the High Court for stopping the payment of their updated salaries until the legitimacy of their promotions has been ascertained.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho