Suicide Bombers Killed By Own Bombs in Maiduguri

[Premium Times] At about midnight on Sunday when Muslim faithfuls were performing the vigil prayers associated with the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan, two deafening blasts echoed all over Maiduguri as two suicide bombers on a mission to at…

[Premium Times] At about midnight on Sunday when Muslim faithfuls were performing the vigil prayers associated with the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan, two deafening blasts echoed all over Maiduguri as two suicide bombers on a mission to attack innocent persons got killed by the explosives they wore on their bodies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fleeing Boko Haram Militants Now Disguise As Vigilantes, Hunters – Army

[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters on Monday said Boko Haram terrorists were fleeing Sambisa Forest disguised as vigilantes and hunters in their bid to escape arrest from troops.

[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters on Monday said Boko Haram terrorists were fleeing Sambisa Forest disguised as vigilantes and hunters in their bid to escape arrest from troops.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Election Violence – Should South Africa Be Worried?

[ISS] In the last couple of weeks, South Africa’s major political parties have begun publishing their manifestos and candidate lists and positioning themselves for the municipal elections set for 3 August. At the same time, protests against the economi…

[ISS] In the last couple of weeks, South Africa's major political parties have begun publishing their manifestos and candidate lists and positioning themselves for the municipal elections set for 3 August. At the same time, protests against the economic and political situation have continued across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Today’s Photo: Police Humiliate M’membe, Wife

In what observers say is a humiliation of a free press leader and owner of The Post Newspaper, Fred M’membe (left), deputy managing editor and news editor Joseph Mwenda (right) and Fred’s wife Mutinta are captured sitting on the Bwinjimfumu … Continued

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In what observers say is a humiliation of a free press leader and owner of The Post Newspaper, Fred M’membe (left), deputy managing editor and news editor Joseph Mwenda (right) and Fred’s wife Mutinta are captured sitting on the Bwinjimfumu Road tarmac. This is outside The Post newspapers offices in Lusaka after being arrested by police in the wee hours of Tuesday June 28, 2016. Police allegedly brutally beat up M’membe, Mwenda and Mutinta before thrusting them in a police van which drove off to Lusaka Central Police where they’ve been locked up. Lawyer Nchima Nchito was also beaten when he tried to reason with police when they were beating up the trio. The treatment of M’membe, although unrelated to media freedom issues, may backfire on President Lungu’s government. PICTURE BY SALIM DAWOOD The post Today’s Photo: Police Humiliate M’membe, Wife appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Arrest Post Editor M’membe and His Deputy Joseph Mwenda

Police have arrested Post editor-in-chief Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta Mazoka-M’membe and deputy managing editor Joseph Mwenda. According to information reaching Zambia Reports, M’membe, his wife and Mwenda were among those that went to access the premises of the newspaper … Continued

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Police have arrested Post editor-in-chief Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta Mazoka-M’membe and deputy managing editor Joseph Mwenda. According to information reaching Zambia Reports, M’membe, his wife and Mwenda were among those that went to access the premises of the newspaper following a court order restraining law enforcers from keeping it closed. Police, however, disregarded the High Court Order on grounds that it was not signed by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). M’membe allegedly engaged in a physical exchange with the police who were at the premises of his company by midnight. After the altercation escalated, police offices arrested M’membe, his wife and Mwenda who were bundled in a van and taken to an unknown destination. The Post is said to owe the revenue authority about K 61 million (about $6. 1 million), according to a Supreme Court decision, but M’membe is disputing the figures and probing reconciliation of the numbers. The post Police Arrest Post Editor M’membe and His Deputy Joseph Mwenda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Contractors Praise Pres. Lungu

The National Association for Medium and Small Scale Contractors has commended Republican President Edgar Lungu on his decision to increase the participation of local contractors in the construction industry to more than 40 percent. Association president Mutale Mpepo says there … Continued

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The National Association for Medium and Small Scale Contractors has commended Republican President Edgar Lungu on his decision to increase the participation of local contractors in the construction industry to more than 40 percent. Association president Mutale Mpepo says there is need for government to engage more local contractors. He says the money earned by local contractors remains in the country, hence contributing to the development of the country. Mpepo states that local contractors are capable of delivering quality works. The post Contractors Praise Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Engage In Midnight Physical Confrontation With M’membe At The Post Premises

Police are engaging in a midnight physical confrontation with Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe. This is after Post employees were denied access to their premises after the court issued an order to the Zambia Revenue Authority to vacate the newspaper … Continued

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Police are engaging in a midnight physical confrontation with Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe. This is after Post employees were denied access to their premises after the court issued an order to the Zambia Revenue Authority to vacate the newspaper offices were they had set base with armed police for a week now. Despite a court order, police started towing vehicles belonging to Post Newspaper employees. BELOW IS AN ALERT THE POST ISSUED AT MIDNIGHT Police are towing away vehicles belonging to Post employees who have gone back to their offices on Bwinjimfumu road following a court order restraining the ZRA from seizing Post property. Armed police are now fighting with Fred M’membe at the newspaper’s entrance on Bwinjimfumu road. Citizens who are nearby and media please rush to Bwinjimfu to witness this. Please share widely. The post Police Engage In Midnight Physical Confrontation With M’membe At The Post Premises appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ethiopia, Eritrea Skirmish Unlikely to Spiral Into Another War

[The Conversation Africa] International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualti…

[The Conversation Africa] International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in "significant casualties".

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Credible Democracy Is Rooted in Free & Fair Elections – Annan

[Ghanaian Chronicle] A former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says democracy that lacks credibility cannot be called democracy, and that credible democracy is important, as it wheels the trust and confidence of the people to believe …

[Ghanaian Chronicle] A former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, says democracy that lacks credibility cannot be called democracy, and that credible democracy is important, as it wheels the trust and confidence of the people to believe in the electoral process.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana