Pres. Lungu Joyfully Flirts With Togolese Leader

President Edgar Lungu has extended his diplomatic hand to an unlikely partner who is Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe. Faure succeeded his father Gnassingbe Eyadema who died in office in 2005. President Lungu is having a series of interactions with Gnassingbe … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has extended his diplomatic hand to an unlikely partner who is Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe. Faure succeeded his father Gnassingbe Eyadema who died in office in 2005. President Lungu is having a series of interactions with Gnassingbe who is on a State visit. BELOW IS President Lungu’s statement: Fellow countrymen and women, Let me take this opportunity to welcome the Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbé, who has just arrived and will be in Zambia for a three day state visit. His visit is a clear demonstration of the good relation that Zambia continues to share with Togo in enhancing our bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefit of our people. I urge the Ministers and the Government at large to use this opportunity to showcase Zambia as an investment destination aimed at strengthening the economy of our people and our great nation. I thank you. The post Pres. Lungu Joyfully Flirts With Togolese Leader appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Soccer Analyst Smokes Out Kamanga Critics

Soccer analyst Musonda Chibulu has taken on FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s critics that harassed him when the U-20 players were awaiting payment on their bonuses. Chibulu wondered why they had scampered off social media fora after the lads had been … Continued

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Soccer analyst Musonda Chibulu has taken on FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s critics that harassed him when the U-20 players were awaiting payment on their bonuses. Chibulu wondered why they had scampered off social media fora after the lads had been paid their dues. Kamanga critics had taken to social media making a feast out of the delay in paying bonuses for the U-20 after they won the Africa Cup on March 12. Kamanga had explained that CAF had not yet remitted the prize money from which the lads were supposed to be paid. BELOW IS CHIBULU’S STINGING POST: BEFORE ZAMBIA UNDER-20 WERE PAID I WAS TAGGED TO ALL SORTS OF POSTS! Now I am surprised after the lads were paid no single tag. Anyway, well done FAZ for paying the boys despite FIFA encouraging that players at this level should not receive bonuses. Government’s tireless efforts through Sports Minister Moses Mawere must be commended too. Remember the women being paid K50s in the past? Well, so far Andrew Kamanga and his team are delivering. Lower division teams are receiving kit as you read this. This is as it should be. FAZ money is for such public good not personal pockets. The post Soccer Analyst Smokes Out Kamanga Critics appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mining to Fetch U.S.$400 Million As Global Prices Rise

[New Times] The Government, in partnership with Rwanda Miners’ Association, plans to double mineral productivity in the next two years in an effort to generate $400 million by 2018 from the current $166 million, Francis Gatare, the chief executive of R…

[New Times] The Government, in partnership with Rwanda Miners' Association, plans to double mineral productivity in the next two years in an effort to generate $400 million by 2018 from the current $166 million, Francis Gatare, the chief executive of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMPGB), has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

‘Optimism’ Over Release of Remaining Chibok Hostages

[Deutsche Welle] The release of 82 Chibok girls has raised hopes that the remaining 113 hostages are still alive and that they, too, could find their way to freedom as Boko Haram “bargaining chips.”

[Deutsche Welle] The release of 82 Chibok girls has raised hopes that the remaining 113 hostages are still alive and that they, too, could find their way to freedom as Boko Haram "bargaining chips."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Huge Blast Rocks Downtown Mogadishu

[Al Jazeera] Mogadishu -A car-bomb blast hit the heart of Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 20 others, police said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility in a statement on its website.

[Al Jazeera] Mogadishu -A car-bomb blast hit the heart of Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 20 others, police said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility in a statement on its website.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

What’s Behind the High Stakes in Coming Elections

[The Conversation Africa] After the 2007 general election, Kenya experienced its worst politically triggered ethnic violence since independence. The violence was caused by a dispute between the two main presidential candidates – Raila Odinga and his op…

[The Conversation Africa] After the 2007 general election, Kenya experienced its worst politically triggered ethnic violence since independence. The violence was caused by a dispute between the two main presidential candidates - Raila Odinga and his opposition Orange Democratic Movement, and Mwai Kibaki, who was defending his seat on a Party of National Unity ticket.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Boko Haram – Winning the Battle but Losing the War?

[IRIN] Maiduguri -“Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable. But the impish, slightly dishevelled water engineer turns serious at any mention of Boko Haram, the jihadist insurgency that for seven years has traumatised northeastern Nigeria.

[IRIN] Maiduguri -"Prof" Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable. But the impish, slightly dishevelled water engineer turns serious at any mention of Boko Haram, the jihadist insurgency that for seven years has traumatised northeastern Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Music Legend Virginia Sillah of Harare Mambos Dies in London

[New Zimbabwe] UK: Zimbabwean musician, Virginia Sillah, who was the lead vocalist for the Harare Mambos band which made waves in the late 70’s and early 80’s, has died in a London Hospital, family spokesperson, Cleopatra Sillah said in a press release…

[New Zimbabwe] UK: Zimbabwean musician, Virginia Sillah, who was the lead vocalist for the Harare Mambos band which made waves in the late 70's and early 80's, has died in a London Hospital, family spokesperson, Cleopatra Sillah said in a press release at the weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe