Election – What Will Young People Vote For?

[Al Jazeera] Fresh-faced doesn’t even begin to describe Simon Muturi. He’s a 24-year-old small businessman from Nyeri County, the heartland of incumbent Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. He’s also the nominated candidate for his ward, under Kenyatta’s J…

[Al Jazeera] Fresh-faced doesn't even begin to describe Simon Muturi. He's a 24-year-old small businessman from Nyeri County, the heartland of incumbent Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. He's also the nominated candidate for his ward, under Kenyatta's Jubilee Party. Simon, or "roho-safi" (clean-hearted) as his supporters like to call him, is not your typical candidate. He is young, has no political connections or clout to shake a stick at, and he campaigns on a bicycle. He turned his bicycle into a campaign gimmick to b

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Pilato Stands Up for DMI St Eugene Facebook Student

Musician and political commentator Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato has branded as stupid the arrest of 35-year old DMI St Eugene student Edward Makayi over a facebook posting allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu. The arrest has gone viral with … Continued

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Musician and political commentator Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato has branded as stupid the arrest of 35-year old DMI St Eugene student Edward Makayi over a facebook posting allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu. The arrest has gone viral with international media organizations feasting on it adding, to the narrative that Zambia has been turned into a dictatorship under President Edgar Lungu. Makayi has been arrested and charged with defamation of the President. Below is Pilato’s protestation: I may not personally say the words that Edwards said on President Lungu and whoever he mentioned but the arresting and charging him for defamation is stupid. The words used are not favourable but lets analyse these things before we subject the presidency to ridicule. Here’s a little analysis…. How is the name of the President defamed? What evidence is there to prove that the president was actually defamed? The excitement by the police in arresting over expressive citizens will not and is not helping the president at all. Currently there’s a narrative that Zambia is sliding into a dictatorship a notion we keep refuting but such arrests will just fuel that notion. It must be understood that there’s a big difference between a bad act and a criminal act. For example, it is bad to fart whilst talking to the President but it is not criminal. It is bad to scream at the President but it is not criminal. It is bad to boo the president but it is not criminal. What Edwards said is bad….its non negotiable but was it criminal? That arrest will only instill fear in the citizens instead of respect. If the police manage to instill fear in our people….a big section of our people will choose to be safe meaning they will not fully participate in national dialogues. Even those with meaningful contributions. If we become a fearful nation how much will a brave leader achieve with a fearful people? Ba Police release Edward naimwe, if you dont like the F word thats your problem but please stop dragging the president’s name in your excitements. Such arrests are fueling the tension thats in the heads of our bishops now because everyone will have to think twice even on social media. #FREEEDDIE The post Pilato Stands Up for DMI St Eugene Facebook Student appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Longhorn to Spend Sh200 Million to Digitize Books in New Digital Strategy

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Longhorn Publishers sees an untapped opportunity in digital printing going forward even as the government is set to roll out the digital learning program.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Longhorn Publishers sees an untapped opportunity in digital printing going forward even as the government is set to roll out the digital learning program.

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Minister Nakiwala Targets Mega Sportpesa Deal for Express

[Monitor] Kampala -In a bid to help the club regain its past glory, Express chairperson Florence Nakiwala, who is also the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs has often ventured into different partnerships.

[Monitor] Kampala -In a bid to help the club regain its past glory, Express chairperson Florence Nakiwala, who is also the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs has often ventured into different partnerships.

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Catholic Bishops Brief Pres. Lungu on HH Caucus

The Catholic Bishops have continued paving way for dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema with the clergy conferring once more with the Head of State. President of the council for Catholic Bishops Telesphore Mpundu and … Continued

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The Catholic Bishops have continued paving way for dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema with the clergy conferring once more with the Head of State. President of the council for Catholic Bishops Telesphore Mpundu and Bishop Alick Banda reported back to President Lungu on their meeting with Hichilema at Mukobeko Maximum Prison. The bishops have conferred with both parties and are working on hammering out the next step that should bring the possibility of dialogue closer. Archbishop Mpundu appealed for patience from the public as the clergy facilitate for dialogue between the two sworn political rivals. He said that the bishops have heard the two parties and will fix the nation an update. President Lungu and Hichilema have slid into a bitter political rivalry that has dragged the country on the verge of division arising from a dispute over the outcome of the August 11 2016 elections. The UPND leader alleges that his vote was stolen and matters blew out of proportion when the matter was thrown out by the courts of law without being heard on a technicality. Hichilema has been in jail for over three months on a charge of treason and his case has yet to go to trial. The post Catholic Bishops Brief Pres. Lungu on HH Caucus appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Coach’s Salary Saga Seems Headed for Government

[Monitor] Kampala -It has emerged that Fufa and Micho Sredojevic, the Uganda Cranes coach, are playing a well-sequenced game that should end with government paying the Serbian’s salary, and arrears.

[Monitor] Kampala -It has emerged that Fufa and Micho Sredojevic, the Uganda Cranes coach, are playing a well-sequenced game that should end with government paying the Serbian's salary, and arrears.

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