First Lady Roots for Women Empowerment

[Kenya Presidency] Nairobi -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has expressed the need for a concerted effort to ensure women are accorded equal opportunities as men.

[Kenya Presidency] Nairobi -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has expressed the need for a concerted effort to ensure women are accorded equal opportunities as men.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Hands Off Army, Top War Veteran to Mugabe

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) interim leader and retired Brigadier-General Agrippa Mutambara has urged President Robert Mugabe to stop using the military as pawns to his re-election bid insisting this was in violation of the constitution…

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) interim leader and retired Brigadier-General Agrippa Mutambara has urged President Robert Mugabe to stop using the military as pawns to his re-election bid insisting this was in violation of the constitution which places the country's defence forces above partisan politics.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dithering Over Roads Contractor Company Deepens

[Namibian] The Roads Contractor Company (RCC) remains in limbo while concerns grow in the works ministry that a clique of ministers is working to orchestrate the shutting down of the parastatal at all costs.

[Namibian] The Roads Contractor Company (RCC) remains in limbo while concerns grow in the works ministry that a clique of ministers is working to orchestrate the shutting down of the parastatal at all costs.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

U.S. Ambassador Urges for Peaceful Kenya Elections

[Capital FM] Nairobi -US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure next month’s general election is credible.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure next month's general election is credible.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Jail Criminal Grace Mugabe, War Vets Demand

[New Zimbabwe] The police should by now have arrested Grace for urging President Robert Mugabe to name a successor, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veteran’s Association (ZNLWA) secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, said.

[New Zimbabwe] The police should by now have arrested Grace for urging President Robert Mugabe to name a successor, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veteran's Association (ZNLWA) secretary general, Victor Matemadanda, said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kenyatta Challenges Odinga to Explain His Plan for Kenya

[Capital FM] Narok -President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged his opponent Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) to explain his plans for Kenya instead of engaging in blame games and claims of election rigging.

[Capital FM] Narok -President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged his opponent Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) to explain his plans for Kenya instead of engaging in blame games and claims of election rigging.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Opinion: Kambwili Says Sorry To Tongas: Is He Forgiven?

Expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba has been hitting headlines in the last seven days after having stormed out of a Central Committee meeting. Kambwili has been all over town throwing allegations against the ruling party. But then Kambwili is … Continued

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Expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba has been hitting headlines in the last seven days after having stormed out of a Central Committee meeting. Kambwili has been all over town throwing allegations against the ruling party. But then Kambwili is a man who elicits little sympathy for the damage he caused at the height of his ministerial powers. Kambwili picked up fights easily even where it was unnecessary and the people of Southern Province were a little surprised that the almighty Roan tendered an unexpected apology to them. Kambwili had got on the wrong end of southerners by sensationally branding their loyalty to UPND as robotic. He said that even if Jesus Christ on another party ticket in an election the people of Southern Province could vote for anybody who stood on the UPND ticket. For months the southerners had been demanding an apology from Kambwili. Did it come? Their demand for an apology went unheeded to the extent that eminent personalities sanctioned a caucus dubbed Cuundu Caitwa to seek recourse to the injury caused by Kambwili’s utterances but the motor mouthed Roan MP remained obstinately adamant. But with his fall from grace after being fired as minister and now as MP, Kambwili has found out how lonely life after power can be. He has had to eat a humble pie and pleaded for forgiveness from the people of Southern Province that he has suddenly discovered are hard working. All of a sudden they are the good people of Southern Province. The Kambwili case should provide yet another learning curve for politicians who utter sentiments in the heat of political excitement. Kambwili finds himself with few friends and is desperate to rebrand himself in the post ministerial era. He, like many after him, has not learnt from the grave political mistakes of others. Careless talk in politics could haunt one for ages. Has not the UPND suffered irreparable damage over the years from the sentiments of certain political crosstitute in Syacheye Madyenkuku who infamously proclaimed that only a Tonga could succeed late Anderson Mazoka? Madyenkuku’s sentiments has left the UPND with filth they cannot shake off and Kamnbwili should view the dirt he threw around as having the same dent. It is not our place to judge the sincerity of Kambwili’s apology but in truth he was one of a kind that believed in their invincibility before being cut to pieces. We give a little insight of how he framed his recent turnaround, “The expression that even if Jesus were to stand the Southerners would not vote for him. I have heard many people condemning this. Let me unreservedly apologize for that sentiment. “I apologize to the people of Southern Province for that statement. “But I think, by and large, what we need is to run away from regional or tribal voting because some tribes in Zambia are less than 40, 000 people. “In those tribes are intelligent people who can be presidents, but if you are going to vote on tribal lines it means that some tribe will not [produce] presidents.†Now that Kambwili has apologize, the onus is on Southerners to forgive and if need arise incorporate him in their bid to tag alone their party of choice for a first State House victory race. The post Opinion: Kambwili Says Sorry To Tongas: Is He Forgiven? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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