Opposition Leader’s Dramatic Move Has Country Wondering ‘What Now?’

[Nation] The dramatic withdrawal of National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga from the fresh election slated for October 26 has triggered confusion and sent jitters across the country and beyond.

[Nation] The dramatic withdrawal of National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga from the fresh election slated for October 26 has triggered confusion and sent jitters across the country and beyond.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Energy Minister, Petroleum Corporation Boss Set Aside Differences

[Premium Times] For a moment on Tuesday, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, of the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, appeared to set aside their differences to speak…

[Premium Times] For a moment on Tuesday, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, of the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, appeared to set aside their differences to speak about ways to building a stronger and more efficient petroleum industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hichilema Launches Scathing Attack on 3 Arms of Government

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema held a press briefing discrediting all arms of government labelling the Constitutional Court as corrupt. And Hichilema said that President Lungu was presiding over a gang of criminals that were … Continued

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Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema held a press briefing discrediting all arms of government labelling the Constitutional Court as corrupt. And Hichilema said that President Lungu was presiding over a gang of criminals that were corruptly cutting deals in the country. Hichilema said that people that were insinuating that he had been diluted through his stint in jail would be disappointed as he would be stronger. During a media briefing at his residence in New Kasama, Hichilema said he was committed to dialogue with President Edgar Lungu. “These days I do not even beat about the bush, Judge Anne Mwewa Sitali is corrupt, Palan Mulonda corrupt, Mungeni Mulenga also corrupt. That is why we are saying dissolve the Constitutional Court,†he said. The Constitutional Court had established itself as a body whose decisions are not appealable but had facilitated an appeal on the ministers having been found as serving illegally after the dissolution of parliament. Hichilema said that the judiciary needed to be disbanded as it had been invaded by corrupt elements. The UPND leader also condemned Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini labelling him an agent of the ruling Patriotic Front. “If there is a gang of thieves, there must be a gang leader and we all know who that gang leader is,†he said. Hichilema said that dialogue as prescribed by the Commonwealth was important in help restore good relations between government and the opposition. He said that he was shocked that some people wanted him to keep quiet despite the unresolved matters around the 2016 general elections. Hichilema said that people may accuse him of having resumed his attacks on government based on elections results but he would not shut up. He said that Electoral Commission of Zambia chairperson judge Esau Chulu should resign. Hichilema said that Chulu should resign and follow in the footsteps of ECZ Director Priscilla Isaacs whose contract was not renewed. Hichilema said that his period behind bars exposed him to experience the depleted human rights situation in Zambia. He said that he was not free as many of his supporters were still languishing in prison in the post 2016 elections. The post Hichilema Launches Scathing Attack on 3 Arms of Government appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FAZ Speaks Out On Demands for Appeal

FAZ will not appeal the outcome of the match against Nigeria, spokesperson Desmond Katongo has announced. Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 10th October, 2017 FAZ will not appeal Augustine’s goal The Football Association … Continued

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FAZ will not appeal the outcome of the match against Nigeria, spokesperson Desmond Katongo has announced. Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 10th October, 2017 FAZ will not appeal Augustine’s goal The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has taken note of the widespread demands by the football family that it lodges a complaint with FIFA over midfielder Augustine Mulenga’s disallowed goal during Saturday’s 2018 Russia World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. In arriving at a decision over the matter, FAZ has been guided by the provisions of the FIFA Statutes that stipulate the procedure and possible outcomes for any complaint lodged. Article 15.6 of the FIFA rules states that a referee’s decision cannot be overturned unless there is clear evidence of external influence. Furthermore, FIFA regulations clearly states that the referee’s decision is final. FIFA is obliged to overturn the decision if it is discovered that there was external match manipulation that could have influenced the referee’s decision not to allow the goal. In the absence of evidence for external manipulation of the referee’s decision in Saturday’s match, FAZ will rely on the report filed by the match commissioner and referees’ assessors in seeking justice. FAZ is mindful of comparisons drawn between the South Africa and Senegal case with the match Zambia played against Nigeria, but notes that the replay for the former was ordered due to evidence of match manipulation related to betting. “According to the disciplinary decision of 15 March 2017, which took into consideration a sporting analysis of the match as well as reports of irregular betting activities from various international betting monitoring companies, none of the member associations were involved in the manipulation of the match’s result,†states the ruling of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. It is also worth acknowledging that FAZ risks being fined for filling a complaint without providing sufficient evidence that the game was externally manipulated. We hope this clarifies the matter. FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post FAZ Speaks Out On Demands for Appeal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Protest Disrupts Voting Process in Bong but Police Restore Calm

[Observer] The voting process inBong County Electoral District #5 came to a standstill for few hours following a protest by some voters claiming that they were denied their right to vote because their names cannot be seen on NEC’s final voter registrat…

[Observer] The voting process inBong County Electoral District #5 came to a standstill for few hours following a protest by some voters claiming that they were denied their right to vote because their names cannot be seen on NEC's final voter registration roll.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Voters Plea for More Time As Polls Close

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbartala -A Lot of voters at the David Faijue School Polling Station who have been in line since 5:00 am are unable to vote because their names are not on the roll – an incident that earlier led to a standoff when angry voters blocked…

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbartala -A Lot of voters at the David Faijue School Polling Station who have been in line since 5:00 am are unable to vote because their names are not on the roll - an incident that earlier led to a standoff when angry voters blocked the main roads and burned tires.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Corp’s Attempts to Export Sugar Ends in Turmoil

[Addis Fortune] A deal entered between the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation and a Dubai based buyer came to an abrupt end last week, after the latter pulled out of a contract signed to buy 44,000tns of sugar.

[Addis Fortune] A deal entered between the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation and a Dubai based buyer came to an abrupt end last week, after the latter pulled out of a contract signed to buy 44,000tns of sugar.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Chamber Finalises Headquarters Design

[Addis Fortune] The Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) has finalised a design for the construction of a 15-storey headquarters building along the Megenagna ring road. Sprawled over 3,000sqm of land, the building will be erected in place of the recently demolished Zerfeshiwal Elementary School.

[Addis Fortune] The Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) has finalised a design for the construction of a 15-storey headquarters building along the Megenagna ring road. Sprawled over 3,000sqm of land, the building will be erected in place of the recently demolished Zerfeshiwal Elementary School.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Dashen Picks KPMG to Go Global

[Addis Fortune] Dashen Bank finally settles with KPMG Advisory Services Limited for the strategy formulation and implementation of the Bank after a 10-month long bidding process. The entire project is likely to cost the Bank 40 million Br.

[Addis Fortune] Dashen Bank finally settles with KPMG Advisory Services Limited for the strategy formulation and implementation of the Bank after a 10-month long bidding process. The entire project is likely to cost the Bank 40 million Br.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia