MTN Pays Half of Nigeria’s N330 Billion Fine

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that MTN has paid N165 billion out of the N330 billion fine imposed on it due to its inability to disconnect improperly registered SIM cards.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that MTN has paid N165 billion out of the N330 billion fine imposed on it due to its inability to disconnect improperly registered SIM cards.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

OPINION: M’membe’s ‘Gay’ Burden

Fred M’membe may have found out by now that politics is bigger than punching away political sentiments behind a keyboard. In his a little over one week M’membe has had his once upon a time private life thrown into the … Continued

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Fred M’membe may have found out by now that politics is bigger than punching away political sentiments behind a keyboard. In his a little over one week M’membe has had his once upon a time private life thrown into the public light at a lightning speed. He had to deal with a diplomatic incident that has claimed the political scalp of the Cuban ambassador Nelson Pages and the more damning revelations of his queer sexual orientation. For many years speculation has hit the mill that M’membe belongs to the queer type but there has been neither denial nor confirmation of the status quo. Former Republican President Rupiah Banda once sensationally put it, in a rare fit of anger that people that were queer and morbid had ganged up against him. There was no credible denial further fuelling speculation of M’membe’s sexual orientation. The problem is not whether or not M’membe is a homosexual but that he is getting a bit of the medicine that he over the years dished to others. Late President Frederick Chiluba went to the grave with M’membe having consistently branded him a thief. Did not Levy Mwanawasa also suffer the cabbage treat until the two kissed and made up? Need we say anything about Michael Sata being labelled a dangerous Bemba tribalist? The point is M’membe went about cherry picking whoever he wanted to scandalize and the Zambian public simply swallowed his news diet unquestioningly. But now he has found himself on the receiving end of the monster he helped create. It can only get worse with erstwhile friend Wynter Kabimba confessing to their near love affair. Naturally the microscope can only get tighter on M’membe and his socialist wannabe gang who in truth are sworn capitalists in practice. The post OPINION: M’membe’s ‘Gay’ Burden appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Recalled Cosmas Chileshe Thanks Pres. Lungu

Recalled press secretary to the Zambian embassy in Washington Cosmas Chilese has paid tribute to President Edgar Lungu for the opportunity to serve his country abroad. Chileshe, whose recall comes after a marital issue, says it has been a rewarding … Continued

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Recalled press secretary to the Zambian embassy in Washington Cosmas Chilese has paid tribute to President Edgar Lungu for the opportunity to serve his country abroad. Chileshe, whose recall comes after a marital issue, says it has been a rewarding experience to serve Zambian abroad. “I am grateful to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the Government of Zambia for affording me the opportunity to serve in Foreign Service as Press Secretary at the Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C. “It’s been a rewarding experience which I profoundly appreciate,” he writes on his Facebook page. Chileshe has been recalled over his highly publicized affair with popular Televsion personality Maureen Nkandu. Chileshe’s recall from Washington follows a romance turned sour tale after he dumped his wife of many years and children for Maureen. The affair was turning embarrassing for government with Chileshe and his lover turning to social media to defend their relationship. As Maureen and Chileshe dropped guard on their bedroom issues, the affair dragged some of the Zambian diplomatic community that the former’s lover accused of being jealousy. Maureen has a rich relationship CV that includes among other associates the 1988 African Footballer of the Year Kalusha Bwalya. Chileshe follows in the footsteps of other high flying diplomats like Frank Mutubila and his equally celebrity wife Evelyn Mutubila who were recalled over a similar scandal. The post Recalled Cosmas Chileshe Thanks Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Top Nigerian University, OAU, Enmeshed in Sex-for-Mark Scandal

[Premium Times] The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is ensnared in public attention after a leaked phone recording showed a lecturer seeking sex from a female student for a pass in an examination.

[Premium Times] The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is ensnared in public attention after a leaked phone recording showed a lecturer seeking sex from a female student for a pass in an examination.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Virunga Park Rangers Killed in Ambush

[Deutsche Welle] At least five park rangers have been killed by armed men in the famed wildlife park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is home to critically-endangered mountain gorillas, which have been targeted by poachers.

[Deutsche Welle] At least five park rangers have been killed by armed men in the famed wildlife park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is home to critically-endangered mountain gorillas, which have been targeted by poachers.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Discovery of New Ocean Current ‘Personal’ for CSIR Researcher

[News24Wire] The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) partnered with local and international universities to investigate the existence of the new ocean current, the South-west Madagascar Coastal Current.

[News24Wire] The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) partnered with local and international universities to investigate the existence of the new ocean current, the South-west Madagascar Coastal Current.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ConCourt Dismisses Leave to Appeal By Oscar Pistorius

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Neighbours Help Land Occupiers Living in ‘Unbearable Conditions’

[GroundUp] Law Enforcement removed a large makeshift shack where a number of evicted land occupiers were living in Sondela, Mfuleni, on Friday. This followed the demolition of more than 100 structures erected on vacant land about two weeks ago.

[GroundUp] Law Enforcement removed a large makeshift shack where a number of evicted land occupiers were living in Sondela, Mfuleni, on Friday. This followed the demolition of more than 100 structures erected on vacant land about two weeks ago.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa