Catholic Bishop Decries Corruption Instigated by Professionals

Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) says corruption has continued to ‘suck’ life out of potential and very capable professionals. Delivering a homily on faith with reference to the gospel reading of 9th July,2018, (Matthew 9:21-26), ZCCB President, Rt. Rev. … Continued

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Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) says corruption has continued to ‘suck’ life out of potential and very capable professionals. Delivering a homily on faith with reference to the gospel reading of 9th July,2018, (Matthew 9:21-26), ZCCB President, Rt. Rev. George Lungu said the country should touch the cloak of Jesus with faith in order to be healed from many ‘hemorrhages’ it is facing. He described corruption as a virus and haemorrhage which Zambia is faced with. “As a member of the Conference, ZCCB, I am equally challenged by the faith of the people, in this great nation of Zambia especially through this deadly virus called corruption. [Corruption is] a virus that sucks life out of our potential and very capable doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, pilots and name them all. It sucks the life out of the innocent citizens,†he said. The ZCCB President further observed that because of such developments the country continues to have patients dying at the hands of such doctors; building collapsing because of such engineers; money lost at the hands of such economists and accountants. Humanity dies at the hands of such religious scholars and justice being lost at the hands of such judges. He added that elections are also lost at the hands of such Election Commissioners while human rights are lost and disregarded. Bishop Lungu has further noted that those that enter college because of corruption do not deserve it adding that even those that get distinctions are illiterates while the geniuses remain on the streets. Bishop Lungu said this in his homily when he celebrated Mass for Catholic Bishops in Zambia and the Catholic Secretariat staff in Lusaka on 9th July, 2018. The post Catholic Bishop Decries Corruption Instigated by Professionals appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Mounts Crackdown on Counterfeit Livestock Drugs

[New Times] Drugs worth about Rwf24m have been impounded, four animal drug stores closed and three people arrested in an operation that was intended to tackle sale and use of counterfeit veterinary products in the country.

[New Times] Drugs worth about Rwf24m have been impounded, four animal drug stores closed and three people arrested in an operation that was intended to tackle sale and use of counterfeit veterinary products in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

[Deutsche Welle] It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about?

[Deutsche Welle] It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about?

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Will Kampala Hand Over Power to Chinese Firm?

[East African] Chinese investors have submitted a proposal to take over Uganda’s electricity transmission and distribution business, leaving Selestino Babungi, the managing director of Umeme and its shareholders, worried.

[East African] Chinese investors have submitted a proposal to take over Uganda's electricity transmission and distribution business, leaving Selestino Babungi, the managing director of Umeme and its shareholders, worried.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ministry of Justice Reviews Nuclear Energy Laws

The Ministry of Justice is currently revising legislation that governs radioactive material usage in Zambia in light of the establishment of a nuclear energy training centre. Earlier this year Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo said that Zambia is expected … Continued

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The Ministry of Justice is currently revising legislation that governs radioactive material usage in Zambia in light of the establishment of a nuclear energy training centre. Earlier this year Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo said that Zambia is expected to develop a nuclear power plant with a capacity to generate about 2,000 megawatts of electricity. Professor Luo said that the power plant will be critical to ensuring sufficient supply of electricity to power the economy for over five decades. Zambia is working with the Russian government and the international atomic energy agency are partnering in the nuclear science programme. And Radiation Protection Authority Chief Executive Officer, Boster Siwila, said that the ionization protection act number 16 of 2005 revised the nuclear radiation safety bill which is undergoing administrative process. “Because of the coming of the nuclear energy program to Zambia, the Ionization Protection Act number 16 of 2005 is currently been revised,  the Nuclear Radiation Safety Bill is undergoing administrative process at the Ministry of Justice to regulate all aspects of nuclear materials in the country†said Siwila. He expects that the bill will be presented to parliament this coming September. “This bill is now sitting in the Ministry of Justice before it can be enforced in order to regulate all aspects of nuclear materials in Zambia†he said. Siwila was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a 5 day Atomic Energy Agency Mid-Term Coordination Meeting at Cresta Golf View Hotel in Lusaka today. “The meeting has attracted 24 Countries across the African Continent is aimed at sharing information on how individual countries can prepare for the implementation of radioactive materials,†Siwila said. The post Ministry of Justice Reviews Nuclear Energy Laws appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sunzu Returns to France

Zambia national team defender Stophila Sunzu has returned to France after his and half year loan in Russia came to an end and has joined French League two side FC Metz on a two year deal estimated to be around … Continued

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Zambia national team defender Stophila Sunzu has returned to France after his and half year loan in Russia came to an end and has joined French League two side FC Metz on a two year deal estimated to be around €800,000. The defender spent last season on loan at Russian premier league club Arsenal Tula from LOSC Lille another French club. The 2012 AFCON winner first moved to France during the winter of 2014 when he joined Sochaux where he played just seventeen games and found the back of the net four times but could not help the team avoid relegation. In 2015 after a six-month adventure in China, the defender joined LOSC Lille where he spent a year and a half before being his loan to Russia. France was Sunzu’s first point of entry to Europe in 2007 when he signed for Chatearoux. The post Sunzu Returns to France appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt to Backtrack on Pulling Out of Hague Court?

[Legalbrief] In what appears to be an extraordinary about-turn, International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu last week hinted that the government might reconsider the controversial decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

[Legalbrief] In what appears to be an extraordinary about-turn, International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu last week hinted that the government might reconsider the controversial decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

NEPAD’s transformation into the African Union Development Agency

[35°N] Johannesburg, South Africa, July 9, 2018 — At the recent 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government received several reports, including the status of the implementation of the AU Institutional Reforms presented by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. President Kagame is the current chair of the African Union and the champion for the AU Institutional Reforms process.

[35°N] Johannesburg, South Africa, July 9, 2018 -- At the recent 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African Heads of State and Government received several reports, including the status of the implementation of the AU Institutional Reforms presented by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. President Kagame is the current chair of the African Union and the champion for the AU Institutional Reforms process.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

City of Cape Town Law Enforcement Officers Under Threat – Smith

[News24Wire] The recent attacks against the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement staff are an indication of the danger they face regularly, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said on Monday.

[News24Wire] The recent attacks against the City of Cape Town's law enforcement staff are an indication of the danger they face regularly, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa