Brave Warriors Knocked Out of Cosafa Cup

[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday.

[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

GBM Boycotts Traditional Ceremonies Until Hichilema Is Released

Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has announced he will never attend any traditional ceremony in Northern Province until his leader Hakainde Hichilema is released from jail. Hichilema is few days shy of clocking 90 days behind bars where he … Continued

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Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has announced he will never attend any traditional ceremony in Northern Province until his leader Hakainde Hichilema is released from jail. Hichilema is few days shy of clocking 90 days behind bars where he is awaiting trial for a non bailable treason charge. GBM made the announcement today [yesterday]. I WILL NEVER ATTEND ANY TRADITIONAL CEREMONY IN NORTHERN PROVINCE UNTIL HH IS RELEASED-GBM I will not attend today’s Chief Mwamba’s Installation due to the continued detention of my President Hakainde Hichilema. Why should I go to attend a traditional ceremony there when non of the chiefs has spoken out condemning Edgar Lungu’s persecution of HH? Infact so many people in UPND have been incarcerated and traditional leaders have been quiet there….What is the meaning of that? So many people now are shying away from the ceremony because the traditional leaders in Northern province cannot speak out when their people are being given trumped up charges. Traditional leaders are a source of wisdom and they are supposed to guide politicians like Edgar Lungu. I must put it on record that I wont attend even the coming ceremonies for as long as my President is still remanded. A traditional ceremony is a way of comemorating our national heritage. So why should I celebrate when my President is in detention? We expect traditional leaders to guide Edgar Lungu when he is doing wrong things in the country than keeping quiet. Remember that the incarceration of my President arose from a traditional ceremony . Today it is president Hakainde Hichilema, tomorrow it will be GBM; what gives me the guarantee that they will speak for GBM if they cannot speak for HH? We need to remember that all of us are potential victims and we need to stand for our brothers and sisters when they are being persecuted. The post GBM Boycotts Traditional Ceremonies Until Hichilema Is Released appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu, Catholic Bishops Meet Weeks After Spat

Following weeks of ugly exchanges between senior members of the Catholic church and government, President Edgar Lungu and representatives of the biggest Christian denomination met at State House today. Catholic senior bishop Telesphore Mpundu has been at the centre of … Continued

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Following weeks of ugly exchanges between senior members of the Catholic church and government, President Edgar Lungu and representatives of the biggest Christian denomination met at State House today. Catholic senior bishop Telesphore Mpundu has been at the centre of the controversy that has branded Pres. Lungu’s government a dictatorship. Archbishop Mpundu has also led calls for the release of incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. The arrest has been dimmed undemocratic. At the invitation of President Edgar Lungu, the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi Archibishop Julio Murat attended a meeting at State House this morning. Presidential spokesperson, Amos Chanda, the President and Nuncio discussed a broad range of issues including the relationship between Church and State and the role of the Church in promoting dialogue and national unity. The post Pres. Lungu, Catholic Bishops Meet Weeks After Spat appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipolopolo Qualify To Cosafa Semis

The Zambia national team breezed into the semi finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup after beating Botswana 2-1 in the quarterfinals clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Green Buffaloes striker Brian Mwila put Zambia ahead in the 10th minute with … Continued

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The Zambia national team breezed into the semi finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup after beating Botswana 2-1 in the quarterfinals clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Green Buffaloes striker Brian Mwila put Zambia ahead in the 10th minute with Justin Shonga doubling the advantage in the 70th minute. The Zebras pulled one back in the 79th minute through Seakanyeng but Zambia held on to book a place in the semi finals. Zambia will wait for the winner between South Africa and Tanzania who play on Sunday for their semi final opponents. Nyirenda’s side will play the semi final on July 5. (Source: Fazfootball.com) The post Chipolopolo Qualify To Cosafa Semis appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Foreign Investment in Rwandan Banks, Welcome

[New Times] The 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) closed in Kigali yesterday after a week of activities; it attracted dozens of international business journalists one of whom I had a conversation with and is th…

[New Times] The 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) closed in Kigali yesterday after a week of activities; it attracted dozens of international business journalists one of whom I had a conversation with and is the inspiration behind this commentary.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Afreximbank Signs $1.1bn Loans With Dangote, Elumelu

[This Day] The African Export Import (AFREXIM) Bank, has signed a memorandum ( MOU)of understanding with both the Dangote Group of Companies and Tony Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings Foundation for a loan of $1billion and $100 million respectively.

[This Day] The African Export Import (AFREXIM) Bank, has signed a memorandum ( MOU)of understanding with both the Dangote Group of Companies and Tony Elumelu's Heirs Holdings Foundation for a loan of $1billion and $100 million respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

July 1 – Remembering the Day Rwanda Gained Independence

[New Times] In front of Saint Famille Catholic Church in Kigali, a Mass was held, led by Monsignor André Perraudin, to begin ceremonies marking Rwanda’s Independence. That was on July 1, 1962, when Rwanda got its independence.

[New Times] In front of Saint Famille Catholic Church in Kigali, a Mass was held, led by Monsignor André Perraudin, to begin ceremonies marking Rwanda's Independence. That was on July 1, 1962, when Rwanda got its independence.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda