Storm Over Opposition Leader’s Son’s Nomination to EALA

[Nation] The nomination of Kennedy Musyoka, son of Nasa presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has elicited mixed reactions in the political arena.

[Nation] The nomination of Kennedy Musyoka, son of Nasa presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has elicited mixed reactions in the political arena.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

President Seeks Trade Pact With UK – And Wants Help for Miraa Farmers

[Nation] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday met Prime Minister Theresa May and sought an agreement to guarantee access of Kenyan exports to the United Kingdom market after the country exits the European Union.

[Nation] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday met Prime Minister Theresa May and sought an agreement to guarantee access of Kenyan exports to the United Kingdom market after the country exits the European Union.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Battling to Save the Ethiopian Wolf – Africa’s Rarest Carnivore

[The Conversation Africa] Most members of the Canidae family, such as wolves, dogs and foxes, are versatile and opportunistic animals, thriving in many habitats and some even living in urban and suburban settings. In contrast, Ethiopian wolves are high…

[The Conversation Africa] Most members of the Canidae family, such as wolves, dogs and foxes, are versatile and opportunistic animals, thriving in many habitats and some even living in urban and suburban settings. In contrast, Ethiopian wolves are highly specialised to life in the Ethiopian highlands. Also called the "Roof of Africa", it encompasses 80% of Africa's land above 3,000m.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Investigative Radio Reporter Arrested in Madagascar

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns combative radio journalist Fernand Cello’s arrest on seven outrageous charges, requests his immediate release and calls on the Madagascan authorities to stop persecuting him.

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns combative radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest on seven outrageous charges, requests his immediate release and calls on the Madagascan authorities to stop persecuting him.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

Oppong Nkrumah Writes – Will the 2017 ‘Asempa Budget’ Bear Fruits?

[Business Day] The Akufo-Addo government on March 2 presented its 2017 Budget and Economic Policy statement dubbed the Asempa Budget to the nation through Parliament. The Budget read by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta a celebrated former investment ban…

[Business Day] The Akufo-Addo government on March 2 presented its 2017 Budget and Economic Policy statement dubbed the Asempa Budget to the nation through Parliament. The Budget read by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta a celebrated former investment banker, generated immense interest, praise and criticism across political, business and civil society platforms.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Kamanga Takes Up FIFA Role

FIFA has elected FAZ President Andrew Kamanga to the seven member audit and compliance committee after having passed a stringent integrity check. Kamanga replaces immediate past CAF first vice president Suketu Patel and takes up the post for the next … Continued

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FIFA has elected FAZ President Andrew Kamanga to the seven member audit and compliance committee after having passed a stringent integrity check. Kamanga replaces immediate past CAF first vice president Suketu Patel and takes up the post for the next four years. The Audit and Compliance Committee ensures the completeness and reliability of the financial accounting and review the external auditors’ report at the request of the Executive Committee. Kamanga was elected at the ongoing 67th FIFA Congress in Manama Bahrain and becomes the first Zambian to sit on that committee. Kamanga told Fazfootball.com from Bahrain that he was honoured to have been nominated by CAF to represent Africa on the committee. “Yes I have been elected by the 67th FIFA Congress in Manama, Bahrain to the seven member FIFIA Audit and Compliance Committee for four years after having passed integrity checks,†he said. And FIFA president Gianni Infantino has kept with his message of weeding out corruption in football. “If there is anyone in this room or outside this room who still thinks he can enrich himself through the abuse of football, I have one clear and strong message please leave football and leave now. We do not want you,†Infantino said. On May 9, 2017 former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya was elected as CAF head of the technical and development committee. The post Kamanga Takes Up FIFA Role appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema’s Lawyer Calls State Witness A Liar; Forces OP Official To Apologize

Hakainde Hichilema’s lawyer Gilbert Phiri this morning embarrassed a state witness for lying on oath. The purposeful examination of the credibility of the witness forced Magistrate Malumani to warn the official who is suspected to be a member of the … Continued

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Hakainde Hichilema’s lawyer Gilbert Phiri this morning embarrassed a state witness for lying on oath. The purposeful examination of the credibility of the witness forced Magistrate Malumani to warn the official who is suspected to be a member of the Zambia Intelligence community known as OP not to go against standard court procedure. Hichilema, the UPND leader incarcerated for treason, has since been found with a case to answer on one of the charges of insulting the President. BELOW IS A PART OF THE TRANSCRIPT DETAILING THE EPISODE IN COURT TODAY Defense Lawyer Gilbert Phiri takes to the floor and asks the witness who assigned him to arrest and charge HH on 3 charges? State witness says he was assigned by officer in charge Arthur Shonga. Defense lawyer Phiri says it is a fact that state witness was at HH’s house on 10th April, 2017 at 22:00 hours, is it not? State witness says he was not at HH’s house at that time and on that day. And defense lawyer Phiri asks that the court avails him the report that the State witness did author of what happened? State advocate Sakala argues that there is no need of such but Magistrate Malumani guides that it be brought forward. And defense lawyer Phiri asks the state witness to disclose whose handwriting it was and who wrote the report? State witness says it is his handwriting and that he wrote it. Defense lawyer Phiri says read paragraph 6. State witness struggles but reads and reads as follows: Around 22: 00 hours on 10th April, 2017, I pursued Mr Hakainde Hichilema to his residence at plot 10474 off leopards hill road. During an operation which lasted for more than 4 hours, the following suspects were apprehended for various offenses: Defense lawyer Phiri says state witness told the court that he never went to HH’s house on 10th April, 2017. Why lie? State witness says he did not go to HH’s house. Defense lawyer Phiri calls the state witness a LIAR. And Magistrate Malumani says he will not allow the state witness to continue telling lies, he says this is a court and the law is followed here vehemently. Magistrate Malumani quotes relevant provisions on telling lies and guides that he will not allow such lies anymore. And state advocate Sakala objects that it is not fair to call the State witness a LIAR by the defense lawyer Phiri. But Magistrate Greenwell Malumani rules that the reason why such is arising is because the state witness is not telling the truth. Magistrate Malumani says when brought to court one stops being state but an individual and once jailed it is him alone as state witness Mbita and family to face the punishment. Magistrate Malumani rules that he will use the law and follow the law and nothing otherwise. Meanwhile the cross examination continues…. The post Hichilema’s Lawyer Calls State Witness A Liar; Forces OP Official To Apologize appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Water and Sanitation Owed R2.7 Billion

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says debt owed to the department by some water boards and municipalities amounted to around R2.7 billion.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says debt owed to the department by some water boards and municipalities amounted to around R2.7 billion.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa