Germans Upset With Hichilema’s Incarceration

A German diplomatic says the continued detention of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was an obvious case of political persecution. The chairperson of the German parliamentary committee for Southern African Development Community (SADC) Martin Rabanus says Europe will continue to speak … Continued

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A German diplomatic says the continued detention of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was an obvious case of political persecution. The chairperson of the German parliamentary committee for Southern African Development Community (SADC) Martin Rabanus says Europe will continue to speak out when opposition leaders in the region are “incarcerated for obvious political reasonsâ€. Rabanus was speaking when he met a group of journalists from Southern Africa at the German parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin German. The German law maker was echoing the decision by the EU parliament to call for the release of Hakainde Hichilema. He said much as that was seen as interference in Zambia’s internal affairs, European countries like Germany considered Zambia a key partner in development and as such there was need to speak out on matters of concern. Hichilema has remained in prison since April 11 when his residence was raided before his arrest and subsequent charge of treason which is non-bailable. The political troubles of Hichilema starts from an incident in which his convoy did not yield to the presidential motorcade during a traditional ceremony in Mongu. The post Germans Upset With Hichilema’s Incarceration appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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#GuptaLeaks and Team Zuma – What’s Next?

[Daily Maverick] Early on Thursday, amaBhungane and Scorpio released what promises to be the beginning of a series of explosive revelations about the relationship between the Gupta family, their employees, and SA government officials. The Gupta e-mails…

[Daily Maverick] Early on Thursday, amaBhungane and Scorpio released what promises to be the beginning of a series of explosive revelations about the relationship between the Gupta family, their employees, and SA government officials. The Gupta e-mails trove is full of evidence of how the family were able to get their way, how they were able to land incredibly lucrative deals, and how they've been ripping off every South African. Still, in the strange and slightly twisted current politics of our democracy, the real questio

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jazz Appreciatio – Art Blakey the Bebop Jazz Drummer

[The Point] As we continue our literary journey through jazz, let us take a look at the “Drum” and its use in jazz music. The drum is a member of the percussion group of jazz instruments, technically classified as the “memranophones”. Drums consist of …

[The Point] As we continue our literary journey through jazz, let us take a look at the "Drum" and its use in jazz music. The drum is a member of the percussion group of jazz instruments, technically classified as the "memranophones". Drums consist of at least one membrane called the drumhead or drum skin that is stretched tightly over a shell and struck either directly with the player's hands or with a drum stick to produce sound.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Unicef Reaches Children Fleeing to Angola From Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

[Unicef] Luanda, Ango -More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in Dundo, northern Angola, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) need urgent support, UNICEF said today. To date, more than 25,000 people have arr…

[Unicef] Luanda, Ango -More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in Dundo, northern Angola, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) need urgent support, UNICEF said today. To date, more than 25,000 people have arrived in Angola, having fled violence in the Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Microfinance Institutions Profits Remain Subdued

[Zimbabwe Independent] Profitability of Zimbabwe’s microfinance institutions (MFIs) has remained largely subdued over the years, owing to huge operational costs and lack of diversified income streams, the central bank has said.

[Zimbabwe Independent] Profitability of Zimbabwe's microfinance institutions (MFIs) has remained largely subdued over the years, owing to huge operational costs and lack of diversified income streams, the central bank has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Toyota Kenya Faces Major Lawsuit for Faulty Buses

[Nation] Toyota Kenya is facing a major lawsuit after buyers of its buses and trucks moved to court, seeking a stop the sale of its vehicles locally on claims that the buses are faulty.

[Nation] Toyota Kenya is facing a major lawsuit after buyers of its buses and trucks moved to court, seeking a stop the sale of its vehicles locally on claims that the buses are faulty.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Romantic Pres. Lungu Wishes First Lady Happy Birthday

President Edgar Lungu has sent a ‘lovely’ message of goodwill to First Lady Esther on her birthday. President Lungu describes his wife as loving and a role model to many BELOW IS THE MESSAGE To my wife, companion and Best … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has sent a ‘lovely’ message of goodwill to First Lady Esther on her birthday. President Lungu describes his wife as loving and a role model to many BELOW IS THE MESSAGE To my wife, companion and Best friend, Mrs Esther Lungu, First-lady of the Republic of Zambia. You have always stood by my side through the highs and lows of life. Our journey to this point has never been a bed of roses but one of hard work, love, sweat and sacrifice. You have been a great loving wife, responsible mother and grandmother to our children and grandchildren. You’re a role model to many and most importantly, you have fitted in so well as the mother of our great nation, Zambia. I love you and wish you a #HappyBirthday! The post Romantic Pres. Lungu Wishes First Lady Happy Birthday appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Not Time for Looting

[Financial Gazette] Last week, we reported that ruling party bigwigs were planning to grab commercial land around the Tokwe-Mukosi Dam in Masvingo, which was commissioned by President Robert Mugabe in May.

[Financial Gazette] Last week, we reported that ruling party bigwigs were planning to grab commercial land around the Tokwe-Mukosi Dam in Masvingo, which was commissioned by President Robert Mugabe in May.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe