West Indies Name Unchanged Squad for Tour

[263Chat] Jason Holder will lead an unchanged West Indies squad to Zimbabwe for a two-Test series that begins later this month. The same 16-member squad recently performed encouragingly in England, losing the Test series 2-1 but pulling off their first…

[263Chat] Jason Holder will lead an unchanged West Indies squad to Zimbabwe for a two-Test series that begins later this month. The same 16-member squad recently performed encouragingly in England, losing the Test series 2-1 but pulling off their first win in the country in 17 years in the second Test at Headingley.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nearly U.S.$25,000 Raised to Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls

[263Chat] The war on poaching in the Victoria Falls region has been given a $24,972 boost by an annual fundraising golf tournament, coordinated, hosted and sponsored by Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism.

[263Chat] The war on poaching in the Victoria Falls region has been given a $24,972 boost by an annual fundraising golf tournament, coordinated, hosted and sponsored by Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Proposal for Compulsory Contraceptives for Schools

[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has proposed compulsory contraceptives for school-going girls in order to prevent escalating teenage pregnancies. The minister is of the opinion that parents should give …

[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has proposed compulsory contraceptives for school-going girls in order to prevent escalating teenage pregnancies. The minister is of the opinion that parents should give approval alongside the concerned girls before using such contraceptives.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Newly Formed NDC Suffer “Political Persecution” Ahead Of Launch – Official

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party has accused Kitwe Town Clerk Bornwell Luanga and Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe of blocking the launch of the newly registered political party in Kitwe. NDC National Youth Chairperson Charles Kabwita has said the party … Continued

The post Newly Formed NDC Suffer “Political Persecution” Ahead Of Launch – Official appeared first on Zambia Reports.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party has accused Kitwe Town Clerk Bornwell Luanga and Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe of blocking the launch of the newly registered political party in Kitwe. NDC National Youth Chairperson Charles Kabwita has said the party applied to use the Buchi Hall a property of the Kitwe City Council for the launch of National Democratic Congress Party but have had their request turned despite being ready to pay. Kabwita said the NDC was ready to be launched on Saturday but it was shocking that the Town Clerk and the Mayor blocked the move without giving any reasons. The Former Chimwemwe Ward Councillor under the Patriotic Front was left disappointed having mobilised the membership that was ready to attend the launch. “As a Party we are extremely disappointed that a man like Mr Luanga (Town Clerk) accepted to used by selfish individuals to deny us the chance to launch our party, we understand that he is working under difficult conditions that are against his profession as a Town Clerk†“The town Clerk of Kitwe City Council informed us that Council is was unable to grant us permission to use the facility (Buchi Hall), we are disappointed as a party that his worship the Mayor who is also Kitwe district Chairperson for the Patriotic Front has interfered in this decision that the town clerk made. Kabwita has stated that the National Democratic Congress party had invited Roan Member of Parliament as the guest speaker but was left disappointed after the Kitwe City Council refused to grant them permission to use the Buchi Hall for the launch of the political party. “These moves will not frustrate our efforts to have this party launched, we will find other means and we are targeting a more big area as you may know that our membership is growing every day. When reached for a comment, Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe refused to comment on the matter saying that he does not deal with administrative issues at the Council and referred all the queries to the Town Clerk who also expressed ignorance on the matter. The post Newly Formed NDC Suffer “Political Persecution” Ahead Of Launch – Official appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Three Dead in South Darfur Dawn Raid

[Radio Dabanga] Fogali -Three people were shot dead during a raid by militiamen mounted on horses and camels in Fogali area of East Jebel Marra locality in South Darfur on Monday morning.

[Radio Dabanga] Fogali -Three people were shot dead during a raid by militiamen mounted on horses and camels in Fogali area of East Jebel Marra locality in South Darfur on Monday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Defence and Security Budget Slated

[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Members of Parliament have criticised the state defence and security budget during deliberations following Sudan President Omar Al Bashir’s address on Monday to the National Assembly, composed of the Parliament and the State C…

[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Members of Parliament have criticised the state defence and security budget during deliberations following Sudan President Omar Al Bashir's address on Monday to the National Assembly, composed of the Parliament and the State Council.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Khartoum Trial of PDF Militiamen Postponed As One Accused Escapes

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -One of 15 members of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF*) accused of attacking El Sanadra and El Shawaya villages in South Kordofan in September 2016 and killing eight civilians has escaped from military custody, it was discovere…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -One of 15 members of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF*) accused of attacking El Sanadra and El Shawaya villages in South Kordofan in September 2016 and killing eight civilians has escaped from military custody, it was discovered on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

PF Grassroot Fear Kambwili Will Split 2021 Vote On The Copperbelt

Some Patriotic Front officials in Ndola on the Copperbelt Province are worried that the expulsion of Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili will split votes in 2021 General Elections. PF officials are disappointed that the ruling party will easily handover … Continued

The post PF Grassroot Fear Kambwili Will Split 2021 Vote On The Copperbelt appeared first on Zambia Reports.

Some Patriotic Front officials in Ndola on the Copperbelt Province are worried that the expulsion of Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili will split votes in 2021 General Elections. PF officials are disappointed that the ruling party will easily handover power to the opposition UPND should they fail to put in place certain things in order before elections. The officials have stated that Kambwili, the former Information and Broadcasting Minister, commands a good following in most Patriotic Front strongholds adding that the situation is posing a serious threat on the strength of the ruling party especially in the Copperbelt. “Ubwafya tukwete (the problem we have), we are not being empowered, the only people benefiting are top officials and those in Lusaka which is not supposed to be the case, look at how people like Kennedy Kamba are surviving in Lusaka yet there are no such opportunities here, then how do we mobilise the party” he asked. “Ba Kambwili should not be underrated like he is a no body on the political scene, slowly he is making progress and we are not doing anything about it, we need funds here for us to mobilise the party to face Kambwili in the elections” he added The officials have complained of poverty and desperation among the factors that may lead to some of its members leaving the Patriotic Front to join the Roan Parliamentarian. “Kambwili will dig into our membership while UPND will remain with its members with a likely chance of them gaining especially with the incarceration of its leader, the UPND has definitely added to it’s numbers unlike us” The officials who are not happy in the manner party activities are being run in the province stated that if left unchecked, the status of Copperbelt being a bedroom for the ruling party will soon slip off. “Politics cannot be run at national level, when we campaigned with the late President Michael Sata our hearts were with the people at grassroot level but we have neglected them, the reason others are aligning themselves with the recently registered National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party”. Since his expulsion from the Patriotic Front, Chishimba Kambwili has strategically gone to court to buy time while he continues to mobilise numbers working closely with former Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge who is at the centre stage of administration works having managed to register the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. The post PF Grassroot Fear Kambwili Will Split 2021 Vote On The Copperbelt appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Kitwe Taxi Drivers Demand More Stations

The Copperbelt Taxi and Drivers Association of Zambia have called on the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to quickly consider opening up more stations in Kitwe and satisfy the demand on its services. The Association is disappointed that despite … Continued

The post Kitwe Taxi Drivers Demand More Stations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

The Copperbelt Taxi and Drivers Association of Zambia have called on the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to quickly consider opening up more stations in Kitwe and satisfy the demand on its services. The Association is disappointed that despite numerous appeals, RTSA has not paid attention to improving service delivery to its clients due to lack of human resource at the Kitwe Station. Association General Secretary Sydney Chileshe said motorists are being inconvenienced when ever they try to access various services from RTSA stations. He said it is disappointing that an institution like RTSA has filed to open up more stations when the demand is high in Kitwe district. “Kitwe is the second busiest city from Lusaka in the country, it is surprising that RTSA want to run one office in Kitwe despite knowing the dynamics of the City, Kitwe deserve better services” he said. Chileshe added that failure to provide services by RTSA on time has contributed to confrontations between Taxi Drivers and Traffic Police Officers. “Sometimes you can go to RTSA just for a simple service and it will take you the whole day, then how do you cash in to your boss? When we try to work as we wait for the system to normalize, traffic police officers are also on patrols, so how do we work like that” he questioned. Chileshe has also complained of the failing system at RTSA which he said was always down and takes forever to be restored, a situation he says has affected their business. He has appealed to RTSA to consider awarding the contract of providing IT services to another company in an effort to address the challenges. . “Every time you go to RTSA, the system is down… Now you start wondering, is there seriousness on such issues of great importance, the answer is no, RTSA needs to up its game. The post Kitwe Taxi Drivers Demand More Stations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports