Ten Battles We Must Win in 2017

[Daily Maverick] It’s State of the Nation Address time again. Once again we are lining up like lambs before the proverbial slaughter. We know we are going to be lied to. We know that our political system has failed us. Time is running out. By MARK HEYW…

[Daily Maverick] It's State of the Nation Address time again. Once again we are lining up like lambs before the proverbial slaughter. We know we are going to be lied to. We know that our political system has failed us. Time is running out. By MARK HEYWOOD.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Shift in Focus Did It for Blitzboks – Powell

[News24Wire] Blitzbok coach, Neil Powell, on Sunday said he is super proud of his squad after the Blitzboks won the HSBC Sydney Sevens. This win comes a week after the team won the New Zealand leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington.

[News24Wire] Blitzbok coach, Neil Powell, on Sunday said he is super proud of his squad after the Blitzboks won the HSBC Sydney Sevens. This win comes a week after the team won the New Zealand leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

2017 ANC Succession Season – the Age of Equilibrium

[Daily Maverick] It is understood by just about everybody that almost all of the politics and the policy arguments swirling within the ANC at the moment are tied to the anchor of succession/election/contest/battle/outright war. There is no doubt it is …

[Daily Maverick] It is understood by just about everybody that almost all of the politics and the policy arguments swirling within the ANC at the moment are tied to the anchor of succession/election/contest/battle/outright war. There is no doubt it is THE main question facing the country this 2017 AD.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Under-20 in Real Friendly

The Zambia Under-20 will hit the climax of their Spain camp when they face the Real Madrid B side at the fabled Santiago Bernabeu. With the Under-20 Total Africa Cup just 20 days away the team should be getting a … Continued

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The Zambia Under-20 will hit the climax of their Spain camp when they face the Real Madrid B side at the fabled Santiago Bernabeu. With the Under-20 Total Africa Cup just 20 days away the team should be getting a hang of the gravity of the assignment at hand. Zambia has so far warmed up against Tenerife and FC Basel junior teams edging them 1-0 and would have tuned in to the surroundings by the time they face Madrid. Coach Beston Chambeshi will be hoping that the moment not only prepares the players for heavier responsibility but be motivated to aspire for Madrid style lofty dreams in the game. The match kicks off at 18:00 hours Zambian time. From the Madrid the team will head back home with an international friendly match against South Africa on the cards. Zambia is in Group A alongside Egypt, Mali and Guinea while Group B has Cameroun, Senegal and Sudan. The opening match will be at the Heroes Stadium pitting Zambia against Guinea. Tickets for the games will K10 and K20 for opening wing while VIP tickets will be at K200. Top four teams in the eight member competition will get a ticket to the FIFA World Cup billed for South Korea. (SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA) The post Under-20 in Real Friendly appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Life Esidimeni and Agents of Benevolence – How the Non-Governmental Became Governmental

[Daily Maverick] The tragic and totally avoidable deaths of 94 mentally ill patients in Johannesburg after being removed from Life Esidimeni into NGOs across Gauteng found me in the middle of trying to understand this relationship between NGOs and gove…

[Daily Maverick] The tragic and totally avoidable deaths of 94 mentally ill patients in Johannesburg after being removed from Life Esidimeni into NGOs across Gauteng found me in the middle of trying to understand this relationship between NGOs and government, through assessing the 11 Provincial Departments of the Western Cape Government.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Fufa Finds Itself Fire-Fighting After Nations Cup Sojourn

[Monitor] Qualifying for the first Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in nearly four decades might have lit up the eyes of Cranes fans, but making it past the group stage was always going to be tough.

[Monitor] Qualifying for the first Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in nearly four decades might have lit up the eyes of Cranes fans, but making it past the group stage was always going to be tough.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Petersen Says Joe ‘The Ambassador’ Deserves National Mourning

Controversial musician Mundia Mukubesa better known as Petersen has put up a strong case for deceased Joe Chibangu to be given a State funeral. Petersen presses the case for musicians that have been at the core of driving political campaigns … Continued

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Controversial musician Mundia Mukubesa better known as Petersen has put up a strong case for deceased Joe Chibangu to be given a State funeral. Petersen presses the case for musicians that have been at the core of driving political campaigns that has seen governments ushered in office partly on the efforts of musicians. He cites the push added by songs like Donchi Kubeba, Ni Edgar Lungu Balefwaya, Kolopa.com and Dununa Reverse as being works worth of national recognition. Below is his full submission: For H.E ECL Dear Mr President, My Condolences for the loss of your musical genius pioneer. In the past three campaign and election periods, music has played a very big role in the dissemination of the message to the voters and citizens. It is clear that the late Micheal Sata and the PF was ushered in to power with the help of Dandy Krazy’s ‘Donchi Kubeba’. The first time you were elected President, a song by Chester ‘Ni Edgar Lungu balefwaya’ and ‘Kolopa dot com’ by Dandy Krazy yet again did a good job in selling you as the overall candidate. Just in the previous election ‘Dununa Reverse’ was the loudest campaign message for the PF. I would love to make mention and en light your high office that, the music that did all these wonders was not Kalindula nor Hip hop. That sound you love to use so much was created and initiated into the Zambian ear by our brother who has just left us: JOE CHIBANGU ‘The Ambassador’. The mighty Jk (Dununa Reverse Singer) is a fruit and creation of Joe Chibangu’s hands. The Bass drum, Snare, Hi hats, the drum pattern and percussion that any Zambian musician, singer or producer can boast of was endorsed and initiated by ‘The Ambassodor’. Mr President, for the respect of your own Ministry of Tourism and Art, The PF Voters and Campaign team, and anyone who has benefited from what Joe Chibangu gave Zambia, it will be nice if you honored ‘The Ambassador’ and the Entertainment industry by declaring a ‘ Day National Mourning’ like you do for all great sons of Zambia. Thank You, Zambian Citizen Future Honorable Mukubesa Mundia Litebele. #PetersenZagaze The post Petersen Says Joe ‘The Ambassador’ Deserves National Mourning appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Otieno Makes Mincemeat of Tanzanian to Take WBA Pan African Super Flyweight Title

[Nation] Kenya’s Nick “Kanyankole” Otieno made a triumphant return to boxing after a one-year absence to outpoint Tanzanian Haji Juma for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African super flyweight title on Saturday night at Crown Plaza Hotel…

[Nation] Kenya's Nick "Kanyankole" Otieno made a triumphant return to boxing after a one-year absence to outpoint Tanzanian Haji Juma for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African super flyweight title on Saturday night at Crown Plaza Hotel in Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania