‘Tobva Tadii Paya’ Gang Jailed

[The Herald] A Chinhoyi magistrate has jailed three artisanal miners — known as the “Tobva Tadii Paya” gang to seven years in jail each, for rape. The group’s video went viral after being recorded while narrating how they gang raped prostitutes. Howev…

[The Herald] A Chinhoyi magistrate has jailed three artisanal miners -- known as the "Tobva Tadii Paya" gang to seven years in jail each, for rape. The group's video went viral after being recorded while narrating how they gang raped prostitutes. However, a 16-year-old who was among the group will spend the next three years at Kadoma Probation Centre. Regional magistrate Mr Amos Mbobo had initially sentenced the gang - Romeo Chirara (18), Admire Chirongoma (18) and Thabani Gaza (20) - to 10 years in jail, but suspended

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Council in Farm Talks

[The Herald] The Harare City Council has authorised Acting Town Clerk Mr Hosea Chisango to enter into negotiations with a private company for cattle ranching and crop farming on its farms. The city council accepted a loan facility of $600 000 from a lo…

[The Herald] The Harare City Council has authorised Acting Town Clerk Mr Hosea Chisango to enter into negotiations with a private company for cattle ranching and crop farming on its farms. The city council accepted a loan facility of $600 000 from a local bank as seed capital to commence the farms' commercialisation programme.

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Opposition Wants Mutezo Out

[The Herald] MDC-T supporters in Chimanimani West constituency on Saturday demonstrated against the candidature of former Zanu-PF member and Energy and Power Development ex-Minister Mr Munacho Mutezo in the July 30 harmonised elections as squabbles con…

[The Herald] MDC-T supporters in Chimanimani West constituency on Saturday demonstrated against the candidature of former Zanu-PF member and Energy and Power Development ex-Minister Mr Munacho Mutezo in the July 30 harmonised elections as squabbles continue to dog the MDC Alliance.

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Political Motive Ruled Out in Murder Case

[The Herald] Police have discounted any political motive in a case in which two people were murdered, while five others were injured in Kwekwe after an attack at a shebeen on Thursday. In a statement last night, police said the murder and assault emana…

[The Herald] Police have discounted any political motive in a case in which two people were murdered, while five others were injured in Kwekwe after an attack at a shebeen on Thursday. In a statement last night, police said the murder and assault emanated from a dispute over gold proceeds from Amatava Mine in which one Sufficient Sibanda felt he had been duped.

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Health Council Halts Medical Programs for Apex and Cavendish Universities

Lusaka Apex Medical University and Cavendish University have been directed by The Health Professionals Council of Zambia-HPCZ, to stop the awarding Certificates for Health training Programs, in the process rendering the future of current enrolled Students unpredictable. At a media … Continued

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Lusaka Apex Medical University and Cavendish University have been directed by The Health Professionals Council of Zambia-HPCZ, to stop the awarding Certificates for Health training Programs, in the process rendering the future of current enrolled Students unpredictable. At a media Briefing on Sunday, HPCZ Registrar Dr. Aaron Mujajati named the Programs that have been withdrawn from Lusaka Apex Medical University as Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Radiography. Dr. Mujajati revealed that the withdrawal of certificates for the two training programs for Apex University are that the Dean does not have a post graduate qualification. He said that Apex University under the two programs have 740 students against 5 full time lecturers of which 4 do not qualify to teach among others. For Cavendish University, he said that Council Inspectors found that the University does not have enough Teaching staff for core programs, saying all the lecturers are part-time, which is against the established regulations enshrined in the Law. The post Health Council Halts Medical Programs for Apex and Cavendish Universities appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Medical Fraternity Mourns Dr Pashi

The medical fraternity has been digesting the death of one of its most promising prospects in Dr Verno Pashi suspected to have committed suicide. Dr Pashi was among the Doctors that successfully separated conjoined twins Bupe and Mapalo. Preliminary information … Continued

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The medical fraternity has been digesting the death of one of its most promising prospects in Dr Verno Pashi suspected to have committed suicide. Dr Pashi was among the Doctors that successfully separated conjoined twins Bupe and Mapalo. Preliminary information availed by Ministry of Health Head of Media Relations, Stanslous Ngosa states that Dr Pashi, who was Registrar in final year MMED (4th) Paediatric Surgery was found dead in his bedroom around 9hrs on Sunday. And University Teaching Hospitals Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Clerance Chiluba, has described the death of Dr. Pashi, as a great loss to the Medical profession. “Our prayers are with the family and as a professional we have been robbed of an upcoming Surgeon,” Dr Chiluba said. At the time of his death he was the Paediatric Surgery registrar at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. WORK HISTORY: Sept 2014 to Date: Registrar/Trainee for Master of Medicine-The University Teaching Hospital Feb,2013 to Oct: 2014: Senior Resident Medical Officer: Kitwe Central Hospital May 2011-Medical Doctor-Ministry of Health EDUCATION HISTORY: 2004 to 2011: Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): University of Zambia 1998 to 2002: St Francis Secondary School The post Medical Fraternity Mourns Dr Pashi appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Wins Kudos for Owning up to Violence

President Edgar Lungu has been commended by The Human Rights Commission for publicly stating that the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) were the main perpetrators of political violence. Speaking to journalists at City Airport … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has been commended by The Human Rights Commission for publicly stating that the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) were the main perpetrators of political violence. Speaking to journalists at City Airport before he Left for Mongu yesterday, President Lungu observed that the (PF), and the (UPND), are the major culprits of electoral violence. HRC Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya in a statement said that the public admission by President Lungu demonstrates magnanimous leadership and willingness to end political violence and is commendable. “The admission of a problem is the beginning of finding a lasting solution to a problem and it is one of the critical ingredients of peaceful resolution of any conflict,†Muleya said. Going forward, the Human Rights Body is urging President Lungu and UPND leaderHakainde Hichilema to instruct leaders, members and supporters of their respective political parties to respect the provisions of the Public Order Act (POA) which is aimed at maintaining peace, law and order during public assemblies. “Political Party leaders must in particular refrain from using provocative language and start respecting the rights, freedoms and reputation of their political opponents,†he said. Further, political cadres should be directed, both during public and private meetings, to stop disorderly,  provocative and unlawful conduct, including carrying weapons and other prohibited substances because that is against the Public Order Act. “It is the hope of the HRC that the expression of commitment by President Lungu to dialogue in order to end political violence will receive the support of key stakeholders so that the country can recover from the continued political hostilities which are undermining respect for human rights and freedoms,†Muleya said. The post Pres. Lungu Wins Kudos for Owning up to Violence appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tasila Lungu Leads Literacy Drive

President Lungu’s daughter Tasila has picked up a nobler cause for the people of Buchi Township by fundraising for their public library. Tasila who also is also Nkoloma Ward councillor in Lusaka lamented the challenges technology had brought to the … Continued

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President Lungu’s daughter Tasila has picked up a nobler cause for the people of Buchi Township by fundraising for their public library.
Tasila who also is also Nkoloma Ward councillor in Lusaka lamented the challenges technology had brought to the reading culture in Zambia.
Tasila expressed worry that Zambia’s future generation is under threat because most young people were not interested to invest in reading but spend more time on social media.
She further stated that it was unfortunate to realise that most libraries in Zambia are not well stocked with books.
“I have seen the Buchi Public Library and many others in the country, there are no books there, so this is a good start when we succeed here then we can move to other libraries.  It is almost dead unfortunately in our parents’ generation it was very much alive but today because of technology, children are spending much of their time on the internet,” She said.
Tasila said education opens up a lot opportunities especially for young people and further encouraged them to invest in reading.
And Speaking on behalf of Buchi-Kamitondo Childhood Association, Simon Kabanda said Buchi Public Library received a donation of 22,000 books from Books for Africa in the United States but has faced challenges to move the consignment to Zambia due to high costs.
He said the fundraiser was meant to raise over K 188,000 to have the books shipped to Zambia.Kabanda explained that Tasila Lungu was invited to be the flag carrier of the soon to be launched Reading Zambia Campaign once books arrive in the country.During the fundraiser, a total of K 4,992 was realised from the walk that took place from Mukuba Shopping Mall to Buchi Public Library which was led by Tasila Lungu and Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe.
And Tasila Lungu went on to pledge US $ 5,000 during the fundraising dinner at Edinburgh Hotel while other pledges went over K 215,000 from different individuals with majority of them being Jerabos under Champamo Minerals Processing limited the group working at the infamous Black Mountain.
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Gunmen Kill Somali Soldier in Afgoye Outside Mogadishu

[Shabelle] Suspected Al-Shabaab assailants armed with pistols were reported to have shot and killed a member of Somali national army [SNA] in Afgoye district, about 30Km northwest of Mogadishu, witnesses said.

[Shabelle] Suspected Al-Shabaab assailants armed with pistols were reported to have shot and killed a member of Somali national army [SNA] in Afgoye district, about 30Km northwest of Mogadishu, witnesses said.

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Southwest State Forces Begin Military Operation Near Hudur Town

[Shabelle] The security forces of Somalia’s southern Federal State of Southwest have launched a massive military operation in the rural areas around Hudur, the regional capital of Bakool on Saturday.

[Shabelle] The security forces of Somalia's southern Federal State of Southwest have launched a massive military operation in the rural areas around Hudur, the regional capital of Bakool on Saturday.

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