Twenty Plus Students Were Injured In CBU Riots – HRC

About 12 students from the Copperbelt University were treated for injuries after being beaten by police officers during riots that recently broke out at the campus over delayed meal allowances, the Human Rights Commission has disclosed. Human Rights Commission spokesperson … Continued

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About 12 students from the Copperbelt University were treated for injuries after being beaten by police officers during riots that recently broke out at the campus over delayed meal allowances, the Human Rights Commission has disclosed. Human Rights Commission spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya has said the commission had carried out investigations and found records of 12 students who were treated at the Kitwe Teaching Hospital and nine at the Copperbelt University Clinic. He has further disclosed that from the investigations, one student is still being treated for burns on his private parts believed to have caused by teargas canisters with the rest discharged. “23 students, 21 male and 2 female were apprehended from their rooms by the Zambia police services. They were detained at Riverside Police station and were released the following day upon payment of the admission of guilt fee,†Muleya confirmed. “However we wish to refute rumours that continue to circulate that a student died during the fracas with the police. We have talked to CBU management lectures and students who have all refuted the claims.†Muleya has further advised police to stop invading student rooms when trying to bring peace to the campus during protests. “We also wish to call on students to stop the practice of stoning and verbally abusing police officers assigned to maintain law and order at the campus,” said Muleya. The post Twenty Plus Students Were Injured In CBU Riots – HRC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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BUA Denies Alleged Illegal Mining Activities in Okene

[Vanguard] The Management of BUA Group, yesterday, dismissed claims by Dangote Group it was engaging in illegal mining activities in Okene, Kogi State, declaring that the BUA had no operation in the region.

[Vanguard] The Management of BUA Group, yesterday, dismissed claims by Dangote Group it was engaging in illegal mining activities in Okene, Kogi State, declaring that the BUA had no operation in the region.

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Lubinda Tells Off UPND Over Petition Claims

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says there is no presidential petition under any court in Zambia. Lubinda seemed to have digging at the opposition United Party for National Development’s never ending funeral about the allegedly stolen results from the 2016 general … Continued

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Justice Minister Given Lubinda says there is no presidential petition under any court in Zambia. Lubinda seemed to have digging at the opposition United Party for National Development’s never ending funeral about the allegedly stolen results from the 2016 general elections. The Kabwata lawmaker said that the presidential petition went out the window the moment the Constitutional Court dismissed it for having exhausted the 14 day window within which it must have been heard. Lubinda said the matter was now buried and citizens were free to comment about it. And Lubinda said the judgement on the ministers remaining in office after parliament was dissolved has been served on government. He said that executing it may be difficult as the former ministers that stayed in office after parliament was dissolved had rendered a service to the country. The Constitutional Court ordered that ministers that remained in office after the dissolution of parliament to repay the money spent but there has been no implementation of the ruling. The post Lubinda Tells Off UPND Over Petition Claims appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Patson Daka Named on Top 3 CAF Awards List

Chipolopolo star Patson Daka has made the final three member shortlist of the CAF Aiteo CAF Awards that will be staged in Ghana on January 4. Daka is the only Zambian on the list of nominees after CAF unveiled the … Continued

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Chipolopolo star Patson Daka has made the final three member shortlist of the CAF Aiteo CAF Awards that will be staged in Ghana on January 4. Daka is the only Zambian on the list of nominees after CAF unveiled the final three member shortlists across the board. The sensational U20 product had a gassy year winning the Total U20 Africa Cup of Nations in April and also was a star of the FIFA World Cup in South Korea. The 18-year-old forward recently helped Salzburg win this season’s UEFA Youth League and the club has since rewarded him with a long-term contract. Below are the top three (Nominees are listed in alphabetical order); African Player of the Year • Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund) • Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool) Women’s Player of the Year • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian) • Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies) • Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow) Youth Player of the Year • Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Sarpsborg) • Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering) • Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars) Coach of the Year • Gernot Rohr (Nigeria) • Hector Cuper (Egypt) • L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club) Club of the Year • Al Ahly • TP Mazembe • Wydad Athletic Club National Team of the Year • Cameroon • Egypt • Nigeria Women’s National Team of the Year • Ghana U-20 • Nigeria U-20 • South Africa (Source: FAZ Media) The post Patson Daka Named on Top 3 CAF Awards List appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Jere Turns The Heat On Police For Recruitment Of Chinese As Policemen

Former State House press aide Dickson Jere has raised issue with Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja’s decision to commission some Chinese nationals as police reservists. The police spokesperson has mumbled some half-hearted explanation that Jere is having none of. … Continued

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Former State House press aide Dickson Jere has raised issue with Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja’s decision to commission some Chinese nationals as police reservists. The police spokesperson has mumbled some half-hearted explanation that Jere is having none of. Jere has backed up his argument by tearing to pieces Esther Katongo’s misinformed defence of the recruitment of Chinese nationals in the service. Jere, a veteran journalist turned lawyer was special assistant to fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda. Dickson Jere Responds to Police I am back again with my arguments against the Chinese joining our police service as reservists. The PR lady of the police argues that The Zambia Police Reserve Act, Chapter 117 of the Laws of Zambia, allows foreigners to be part of the police reservists and does not discriminate. By the way, this is the colonial legislation of 1950! Now here is the killer: Our own constitution (as amended in 2016) in Article 194(a) clearly states that any Zambian who has dual citizenship cannot join the Defence Force and Security Services, which includes Zambia Police Service. So you stop you own citizens from joining the police because they have dual citizenship and yet you allow Chinese who have no links whatsoever to this soil to be part of the same police service….food for thought. Again, our Article 190(1)(a) defines the principles that governs the Defence and Security Services in Zambia and one of them is to be “nationalistic and patriotic…†. So how does a Chinese fit in this equation? Can they be nationalistic and patriotic to Zambia? And finally, the Police PR says Zambians serving in the police service cannot marry a foreigner because the Standing Orders says so…ha! What is worse between a Zambian serving in our own police force or the Chinese? Mind you the biggest scam that government has been grappling with the stolen Mukala trees which predominantly being traded by the same Chinese… need I say more? The post Jere Turns The Heat On Police For Recruitment Of Chinese As Policemen appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Gazettes Finance Bill

[The Herald] Government has gazetted the Finance Bill that seeks to give legal effect to the various fiscal measures introduced by Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa when he presented his 2018 National Budget a fortnight ago. T…

[The Herald] Government has gazetted the Finance Bill that seeks to give legal effect to the various fiscal measures introduced by Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa when he presented his 2018 National Budget a fortnight ago. The Bill seeks to give effect to proposals on tax, value-added tax, customs and excise duties and mining royalties, whose proposals were made by Minister Chinamasa.

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Zim Introduces Cotton Hybrid Seeds

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has introduced cotton hybrid seeds with potential to improve yields by as much as 45 percent when compared with the traditional varieties, an official has said. Hybrid seeds require less water and have a higher yield potential com…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has introduced cotton hybrid seeds with potential to improve yields by as much as 45 percent when compared with the traditional varieties, an official has said. Hybrid seeds require less water and have a higher yield potential compared to non-hybrid varieties.

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Warriors, Chipolopolo Match Off As Venue Booked for Wedding

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has called off an international match featuring the Warriors against neighbours Zambia and a legends match that was set to feature local legends against their South African counterparts.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has called off an international match featuring the Warriors against neighbours Zambia and a legends match that was set to feature local legends against their South African counterparts.

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