Diamond Firms in Comeback Talks

[Zimbabwe Independent] Mining companies that were chased away from Chiadzwa after government terminated their licences and consolidated the diamond industry are now negotiating a comeback following the fall of former president Robert Mugabe, the Zimbab…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Mining companies that were chased away from Chiadzwa after government terminated their licences and consolidated the diamond industry are now negotiating a comeback following the fall of former president Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwe Independent has heard.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Meet Kenya’s John Wairimu, One of Four Students With a Masters in Nuclear Medicine Technology

[This is Africa] A Kenyan living in the US has joined an elite rank of students: the first four to graduate with a Master’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

[This is Africa] A Kenyan living in the US has joined an elite rank of students: the first four to graduate with a Master's degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Somaliland Peacefully Swears in New President

[This is Africa] In a peaceful election, residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted in its third presidential poll, which resulted in Muse Bihi Abdi being sworn in as its fifth president

[This is Africa] In a peaceful election, residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted in its third presidential poll, which resulted in Muse Bihi Abdi being sworn in as its fifth president

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

12 Killed in Militia Fighting

[Dalsan Radio] At least 12 people were killed on Friday in clashes between Al-Shabab fighters and militia loyal to Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour in Bakool region in the South West State, Radio Dalsan reports.

[Dalsan Radio] At least 12 people were killed on Friday in clashes between Al-Shabab fighters and militia loyal to Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansour in Bakool region in the South West State, Radio Dalsan reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Mugabe Family Struggles to Adjust

[Zimbabwe Independent] GOVERNMENT has made drastic cuts to former president Robert Mugabe’s travel expenditure after the ousted long-time leader and his family flew out of Harare to Singapore this week, nearly a month after his 37-year term came to a d…

[Zimbabwe Independent] GOVERNMENT has made drastic cuts to former president Robert Mugabe's travel expenditure after the ousted long-time leader and his family flew out of Harare to Singapore this week, nearly a month after his 37-year term came to a dramatic end following a soft military coup.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Strange Worms Destroy Potato Gardens in Teso

[Monitor] A swarm of strange green worms are ravaging hundreds of potato gardens in the districts of Bukedea and Kumi, leaving the sweet food crop with a bitter rather than its known sweet taste.

[Monitor] A swarm of strange green worms are ravaging hundreds of potato gardens in the districts of Bukedea and Kumi, leaving the sweet food crop with a bitter rather than its known sweet taste.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Augustine Mulenga Is 2017 Footballer Of The Year

Zanaco winger Augustine “Diego” Mulenga has been voted FAZ/MTN 2017 Footballer of the Year. Mulenga beat league top scorer Chris Mungalu and teammate Toaster Nsabata. The awards were revealed tonight at Moba Hotel in Kitwe where Super Division teams were … Continued

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Zanaco winger Augustine “Diego” Mulenga has been voted FAZ/MTN 2017 Footballer of the Year. Mulenga beat league top scorer Chris Mungalu and teammate Toaster Nsabata. The awards were revealed tonight at Moba Hotel in Kitwe where Super Division teams were also given some money for their participation in the league. Beston Chambeshi was named best coach ahead of Numba Mumamba and Bilton Musonda. Chambeshi inspired Zambia’s fairytale winning the Africa U-20 Cup in January and guiding the team to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Chambeshi was also instrumental to securing Nkana a Confederations Cup spot. The team had struggled in the first half of the season before Chambeshi returned to guide them to a third place finish in the league. WHAT THE TEAMS RECEIVED FAZ/MTN AWARDS ON AT MOBA HOTEL MTN/FAZ Awards City of Lusaka K 7,000 Real Nakonde K 7, 000 Konkola Blades K 7, 000 Mufulira Wanderers K 7,000 Nchanga Rangers K 7,000 Kabwe Warriors K 7,000 Nakambala Leopards K 7,000 Green Eagles K 7, 000 Nkwazi K 7, 000 Forest Rangers K 7,000 Red Arrows K 9,000 Buildcon K 11,000 Lumwana Radiants K 14, 000 Napsa Stars K 17,000 Power Dynamos K 30,000 Lusaka Dynamos K 38,000 Green Buffaloes K 45,000 Nkana K 50,000 Zanaco K 100, 000 Zesco United K250, 000 The post Augustine Mulenga Is 2017 Footballer Of The Year appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nicky Shabolyo Is Zambia Deputy Ambassador To Sweden

Former Press Secretary at the Zambian mission in South Africa Nicky Shabolyo has been appointed as Zambia’s Deputy Ambassador to Sweden. Shabolyo who once served as Times of Zambia Deputy Managing director takes over from Anthony Mukwita who was recently … Continued

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Former Press Secretary at the Zambian mission in South Africa Nicky Shabolyo has been appointed as Zambia’s Deputy Ambassador to Sweden. Shabolyo who once served as Times of Zambia Deputy Managing director takes over from Anthony Mukwita who was recently appointed Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany. Shabolyo when confirming his appointment thanked President Lungu for showing immerse confidence in him. “I will be going out there to do nothing but serve the nation in line with its foreign policy. I wish to thank His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his administration for considering me to serve the country in this position,” he said. Shabolyo further said that he would put his best foot forward in serving the nation. And that he was confident that the mission under Her Excellency Rose Salukatula will achieve alot. “I have no doubt that in collaboration with the seasoned government official, Zambia’s Ambassador to Sweden, Her Excellency Rose Salukatula, and the mission is poised to achieve a lot of positive results for our great nation,” he said. Shabolyo is a veteran journalist, diplomat and a Fellow of the Zambia Public Relations Association. Prior to his appointment, he served as press secretary at the Zambian missions in Brazil and South Africa. The post Nicky Shabolyo Is Zambia Deputy Ambassador To Sweden appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pilato Is A Brilliant Artiste: Let’s Celebrate His Extra-Ordinary Talent

If you are on one end of the political divide, Pilato’s Koswe Mumpoto [a rat in the pot] is an unsavory piece of artwork. And if you are on the other end, you will be grandstanding the singer for freely … Continued

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If you are on one end of the political divide, Pilato’s Koswe Mumpoto [a rat in the pot] is an unsavory piece of artwork. And if you are on the other end, you will be grandstanding the singer for freely expressing his views for what you would claim is obtaining in the country. Whichever side of the coin you claim to represent, Pilato’s ingenuity has revolutionized political debate in the country. When critically looking at the feedback the Koswe Mumpoto satire has generated, the impact tells it all. He is an artiste in his own class. The singer has changed the course of our discussion. Using contemporary art, he has rattled the political base. In a non-general election year, local musicians are ordinarily on the periphery of the political spectrum. Their role in politics is rather insignificant, at least for now when Dununa Reverse or Donchi Kubeba mean nothing, but a collection of computer beats. Yet Pilato has just changed the course. The Kitwe-based poet has even created some short term income generating opportunity for his fellow artistes who were waiting for 2021 to earn a bit of income from political parties. Thanks to Pilato, his fellow artistes are now falling all over the place to show their relevance to the ruling elite with less than impressive replies. But they are making the money, anyways. Let’s face it. Art is controversial. Art can divide opinions and Pilato is doing just what he is called to do although not the Iris Kaingu way. He follows through some of the most controversial artistes seen beyond our borders. It’s therefore unfortunate to see Pilato being subjected to this backlash. What our country should be doing is harnessing the gem Pilato is. Let’s forget the politics; look at his immense talent and how he is able to lead national debate. Take a moment. Listen to Koswe Mumpoto; listen and listen carefully. Pick the brains that puts together a thought process that stirs the debate we are having. For once, let’s divorce our political opinions, emotions and bias from the ultimate interpretation from the lyrics Pilato’s compilation. One will be far from agreeing Pilato is a rare breed. The young man deserves the country’s backing. Pilato deserves the support of all well meaning Zambian. His talent is exceptional, and it is this unique type of art Zambia needs to promote. The post Pilato Is A Brilliant Artiste: Let’s Celebrate His Extra-Ordinary Talent appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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