Former President Chiluba’s Wife Dies

[The Herald] Lusaka -Widow of Zambia’s second president Frederick Chiluba, Regina Chifunda Chiluba, has died. Family sources have confirmed that Mrs Chiluba died at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) around mid-day yesterday. Government evacuated M…

[The Herald] Lusaka -Widow of Zambia's second president Frederick Chiluba, Regina Chifunda Chiluba, has died. Family sources have confirmed that Mrs Chiluba died at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) around mid-day yesterday. Government evacuated Mrs Chiluba to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad in India, in November last year, reportedly battling cancer.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Mandela, Tutu’s Advice Prompted My Running for President – Obasanjo

[Vanguard] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that former President of South Africa, late Nelson Mandela and a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop, Bishop Desmond Tutu’s advice among others that prompte…

[Vanguard] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that former President of South Africa, late Nelson Mandela and a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop, Bishop Desmond Tutu's advice among others that prompted him to go into the presidential race in 1999.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt to Get $500 Million World Bank Loan for Out-of-School Children

[Leadership] The World Bank yesterday expressed readiness to grant Nigeria a loan of $500 million to enable the country tackle the issue of its teeming out-of-school children.

[Leadership] The World Bank yesterday expressed readiness to grant Nigeria a loan of $500 million to enable the country tackle the issue of its teeming out-of-school children.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Well Done Zambia’s 12th Player For Painting Heroes Green

News that the match between Zambia and Guinea in the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations was sold out was received with scepticism given that it has been a while since Zambians filled up a stadium to the rafters. Of … Continued

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News that the match between Zambia and Guinea in the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations was sold out was received with scepticism given that it has been a while since Zambians filled up a stadium to the rafters. Of course the Chipolopolo match against Nigeria was filled thanks to the political decision to open the gates for free entry. There were still people that believed that tickets being sold out at the 50, 000 capacity stadium was a hoax but when the two teams strolled on the pitch at Heroes Stadium there was no doubt that Zambians had caught on the fever. It was a wonderful feeling watching in the VIP President Edgar Lungu, Fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda, CAF president Issa Hayatou and FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga cheering the boys on. Traffic to the stadium was already in lock down mode hours before the match as everyone seemed headed to Heroes Stadium. It did some justice to the spirit of the tournament with Zambia hoping they could get the bigger one at the next possible opportunity. The game on the pitch did not disappoint as Zambia ran away winners keeping the local interest in the tournament high. Naturally there is need not to let go of the spirit of supporting the team and also extend the euphoria to matches that do not involve Zambia. Credit to the many fans that painted Heroes in green and orange with the atmosphere befitting of any tournament. Results on Match Day One: Zambia 1-0 Guinea Egypt 0-0 Mali Monday Fixtures Group B Senegal v Sudan (15:00 hours) Cameroun v South Africa (18:00 hours) Venue: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium) Good luck Team Zambia The post Well Done Zambia’s 12th Player For Painting Heroes Green appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Great Writers Go Unnoticed

[The Herald] Most followers of Zimbabwean literature first came across the works of Samuel Chimsoro in his first collection of poetry entitled “Smoke and Flames” published in 1978 by Mambo Press. However, this eminent Zimbabwean poet had been operating…

[The Herald] Most followers of Zimbabwean literature first came across the works of Samuel Chimsoro in his first collection of poetry entitled "Smoke and Flames" published in 1978 by Mambo Press. However, this eminent Zimbabwean poet had been operating under the radar for close to a decade and half from the late 1960's until then, writing and refining his craft almost entirely out of the public view.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pres Lungu Mourns Regina Chiluba

President Edgar Lungu has mourned former First Lady Regina Chiluba and Radio Phoenix founder Errol Hickey. The Head of State has paid tribute to the two towering personalities whose paths touched the nation in different ways with Regina having been … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has mourned former First Lady Regina Chiluba and Radio Phoenix founder Errol Hickey. The Head of State has paid tribute to the two towering personalities whose paths touched the nation in different ways with Regina having been wife to late second Republican President Frederick Chiluba while Hickey made his name in the media where he was a renowned photo journalist and founder of Radio Phoenix, a pioneer in private media circles. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT: PRESIDENT LUNGU MOURNS REGINA CHILUBA, ERROL HICKEY Lusaka, February 26, 2017 – His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia is deeply saddened by the passing away of late Second Republican President Mr Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba’s widow Regina who died today after an illness. The President has described Mrs Chiluba as a strong and supportive spouse who firmly stood by the late President. President Lungu has also extolled Mrs Chiluba’s tremendous contribution to the success of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy(MMD)particularly in mobilising the women to rally behind the former ruling party. The President has extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Chiluba and Chifunda families and urged them to find fortitude in the Almighty God as they mourn. “Her passing away is not only a great loss to her family but also to the entire nation and particularly the womenfolk. On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May her soul rest in eternal peace,†the President said. Meanwhile, the President has regretted the passing away of Mr Errol Hickey, a pioneer in the development of Zambia’s first private radio broadcasting. The President hailed Mr Hickey for his ingenuity and unwavering commitment to take radio broadcasting to the level that it is in the country today. President Lungu has said Mr Hickey an icon in the media industry will not only be missed by the media fraternity but also the entire country. The President has extended his profound condolences to the bereaved family and wished them God’s solace and strength as they go through this trying moment. “On behalf of Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, we commiserate with the bereaved family. May the Soul of Mr Hickey rest in peace,†the President said. Issued by AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres Lungu Mourns Regina Chiluba appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Obasanjo – I Consulted Mandela, Tutu Before Vying for Presidency

[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a recollection of election as president in 1999, declaring that he had to travel to South Africa to seek the counsel of Nelson Mandela (late) and Desmond Tutu before accepting to…

[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a recollection of election as president in 1999, declaring that he had to travel to South Africa to seek the counsel of Nelson Mandela (late) and Desmond Tutu before accepting to seek for election as president

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Miss Rwanda 2017: How It All Unfolded

[New Times] But before the drama and tears leading to the crowning of Iradukunda, there was a bit of an upset brought by poor time keeping. While the event was scheduled to start at 5pm, it kicked off 3 hours late.

[New Times] But before the drama and tears leading to the crowning of Iradukunda, there was a bit of an upset brought by poor time keeping. While the event was scheduled to start at 5pm, it kicked off 3 hours late.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda