Nampundwe Beat City of Lusaka

[Times of Zambia] NAMPUNDWE United at the weekend thumped FAZ Division One Zone One league leaders City of Lusaka in this Week 15 fixture played in Nampundwe to move into second position and cut City’s lead to just one point.

[Times of Zambia] NAMPUNDWE United at the weekend thumped FAZ Division One Zone One league leaders City of Lusaka in this Week 15 fixture played in Nampundwe to move into second position and cut City's lead to just one point.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Presidency Warns of a Scam Asking Public for Cash in Support of President Jacob Zuma

[SA Govt] The Presidency wishes to alert members of the public to beware of scams on social media where people are asked to deposit money into bank accounts in support of President Jacob Zuma. Such requests have fraudulently been made in light of the s…

[SA Govt] The Presidency wishes to alert members of the public to beware of scams on social media where people are asked to deposit money into bank accounts in support of President Jacob Zuma. Such requests have fraudulently been made in light of the submission of the Nkandla homestead non-security upgrades report to the Constitutional Court by the National Treasury.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Youth Art Massif Gives Teens a Head Start Into the Art World

[The Journalist] YAM stands for Youth Arts Massif and was started by Isabella Potenza in between her demanding school, sports and extra mural activities. The idea behind YAM is to create a platform for young artists who are looking for exposure to the …

[The Journalist] YAM stands for Youth Arts Massif and was started by Isabella Potenza in between her demanding school, sports and extra mural activities. The idea behind YAM is to create a platform for young artists who are looking for exposure to the cut throat world of South African music, visual and performance arts.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

MISA Zambia Demands M’membe’s Unconditional Release

Misa Zambia has demanded the unconditional release of Fred M’membe after he was detained following an encounter with police at The Post Newspaper offices on Monday night. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release 28th June, 2016. MISA … Continued

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Misa Zambia has demanded the unconditional release of Fred M’membe after he was detained following an encounter with police at The Post Newspaper offices on Monday night. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release 28th June, 2016. MISA Demands Immediate, unconditional Release of M’membe, wife and Post Editor Joseph Mwenda We are alarmed by the arrest of Post Newspaper Editor-in-Chief, Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta and Post Deputy Managing Editor, Joseph Mwenda for attempting to access their office premises following an ex-parte order staying execution of the Zambia Revenue Authority’s warrant of distress issued on June 21st, 2016. The arrest of M’membe and his Deputy Managing Editor, who had an ex-parte order is proof that the action by the state is politically motivated and only aimed at crippling the newspaper. It is saddening that the Police who are charged with the duty of upholding law and order decided to defy a legitimate order of the court. State institutions, including the Zambia Police and Zambia Revenue Authority must not allow themselves to be used to achieve petty political aims but must act in a fair and reasonable manner which is above board. It is clear that the matter is worsening by the day because of the refusal by the ZRA and other institutions to treat the Post Newspaper fairly like they would any other tax payer or media house in Zambia. We demand that the paper be treated in a non-discriminatory manner in the interest of a media house’s freedom and continued duty to provide a platform for open debate and exchange of ideas, even those deemed to be critical and dissenting. We strongly appeal to His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, to immediately rise to the occasion and intervene in the matter if he really believes in the freedom of the press and democracy. We say so because President Lungu stated at his press briefing on May 13th, 2016 that he would ensure media operate independently and without any interference or censorship from the state. It is our belief that if President Lungu really meant this statement, the situation with the Post would have been amicably settled by now. We call on the Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja and the Police command to immediately and unconditionally release Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta and the Post Deputy Managing Editor, Joseph Mwenda. It is saddening to note that in a country that boasts about being democrat, law enforcement agencies are being used to break the law and disobey court orders. The attempts to muzzle the Press in Zambia using force will not succeed as this has already reflected badly on the current leadership with their character currently under question internationally. Political leaders must know that this decision to close the Post Newspaper, in addition to political violence, restriction of fundamental freedoms of association, expression and movement undermines the holding of a free, fair and peaceful election. Hellen Mwale, MISA Zambia Chairperson The post MISA Zambia Demands M’membe’s Unconditional Release appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Minister Naledi Pandor Addresses National Science and Technology Forum Awards Gala Dinner, 30 Jun

[SA Govt] Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor will deliver an address at the 18th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards gala dinner on 30 June 2016. Over 500 guests, including high-ranking officials and executives across all …

[SA Govt] Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor will deliver an address at the 18th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards gala dinner on 30 June 2016. Over 500 guests, including high-ranking officials and executives across all sectors of the NSTF membership, members of the diplomatic corps and award finalists will attend.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Twah River University Students Get Blessing

[New Republic] Students of Twah River District in Nimba County under the banner ‘Twah River University Students Association (TRUSA), University of Liberia chapter have received LD25, 000 plus four scholarships from a concern citizen of the district.

[New Republic] Students of Twah River District in Nimba County under the banner 'Twah River University Students Association (TRUSA), University of Liberia chapter have received LD25, 000 plus four scholarships from a concern citizen of the district.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Open Source Circular Economy Liberia’s Charter Celebrates Osce Day

[New Republic] A recycle company, Open Source Circular Economy (OSCE) recently joined the world over in observance of OSCE Day in Liberia. OSCE-Day which is been celebrated on June 6, in various countries around the world including, Germany, India, Gre…

[New Republic] A recycle company, Open Source Circular Economy (OSCE) recently joined the world over in observance of OSCE Day in Liberia. OSCE-Day which is been celebrated on June 6, in various countries around the world including, Germany, India, Greece and many other countries is aimed at connecting partners and following the Liberia's Chapter which recently joined the World-wide Organization "Open Source Circular Economy" is expected to begin full scale operations in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Planned Layoff Worries Injured Cico Employee

[New Republic] A injured employee of the China Chongqing International Cooperation (CICO) says he is worried over a planned payoff announced by the management of the company on grounds that that he might be one of those targeted.

[New Republic] A injured employee of the China Chongqing International Cooperation (CICO) says he is worried over a planned payoff announced by the management of the company on grounds that that he might be one of those targeted.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

JFK Dietician Charged With Rape

[New Republic] The Liberia National Police has charged a 39 year-old man, Emmet Roggers, with rape in violation of section 14.7 of the 2005 Rape Law of Liberia.

[New Republic] The Liberia National Police has charged a 39 year-old man, Emmet Roggers, with rape in violation of section 14.7 of the 2005 Rape Law of Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Tea Firm Faces Losses as Staff Go on Strike

[Nation] Work at Kenya’s biggest multinational tea producer has stalled after 20,000 tea pickers in Kericho and Bomet counties went on strike over failure by the firm to implement a pay increment they were awarded by the Labour Court last week.

[Nation] Work at Kenya's biggest multinational tea producer has stalled after 20,000 tea pickers in Kericho and Bomet counties went on strike over failure by the firm to implement a pay increment they were awarded by the Labour Court last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya