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

Kambwili Back In The PF Main Frame

Outspoken former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili walked high after he was cleared by the Central Committee of charges of gross misconduct. The Central Committee meeting was chaired by President Edgar Lungu cleared Kambwili of all charges but agreed that he … Continued

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Outspoken former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili walked high after he was cleared by the Central Committee of charges of gross misconduct. The Central Committee meeting was chaired by President Edgar Lungu cleared Kambwili of all charges but agreed that he had to be reprimanded for his labelling Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda a wizard. Both parties testified before the disciplinary committee last month with the ultimate decision laying the Central Committee. The committee advised that Chanda takes his wizardly grievance to the local court and also cautioned him against using the name of the president carelessly. Kambwili was coming face to face with President Lungu after his dismissal from government. The clearance of Kambwili may give the PF some breathing space given the acrimony that his fall out had drawn the ruling party into. The post Kambwili Back In The PF Main Frame appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Blocked By Trump, Unwanted By Kenya, Somali Refugees Face New Crisis as Famine Looms

[IRIN] Nairobi -Somali refugees have no good options any more. With Kenya vowing to close the Dadaab refugee camp within months and resettlement to the United States suspended, many will succumb to growing pressure to return home, where al-Shabab milit…

[IRIN] Nairobi -Somali refugees have no good options any more. With Kenya vowing to close the Dadaab refugee camp within months and resettlement to the United States suspended, many will succumb to growing pressure to return home, where al-Shabab militants and a potential famine await.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Sunzu Heads To Russia

Chipolopolo defender Stoppilla Sunzu joins Chisamba Lungu in the Russian top league after having signed for FK Arsenal of Tula on a five months loan from French side Lille. Sunzu who is on the books of Lille with whom he … Continued

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Chipolopolo defender Stoppilla Sunzu joins Chisamba Lungu in the Russian top league after having signed for FK Arsenal of Tula on a five months loan from French side Lille. Sunzu who is on the books of Lille with whom he signed a permanent deal in July last year has struggled to hold down a place in France and was given a way out to first team football. Lungu stars for FC Ural where he has won over the fans having occasionally captained the side. Sunzu’s new side lies 15th on the table of the Russian league deep in relegation waters and are hoping for an upturn in fortunes with new additions. The 27-year old was signed by Lille from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. Sunzu, who represented Zambia at the 2007 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Canada, has made over 60 senior appearances for Zambia since making his debut in 2008. The post Sunzu Heads To Russia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mazhandu Rebrands

Mazhandu Family is not going down without a fight using every loophole in the law to stay in business and have since rebranded their buses to Unlimited Gifts Limited. The transport firm had its licence suspended last week after an … Continued

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Mazhandu Family is not going down without a fight using every loophole in the law to stay in business and have since rebranded their buses to Unlimited Gifts Limited. The transport firm had its licence suspended last week after an accident that killed 10 people adding to the reoccurring trend about the bus firm. Other than rebranding, Mazhandu Family Buses has also appealed the suspension to the minister through their lawyer Tutwa Ngulube. Despite the rebranding their blue and white is still visible on the road despite the ban. Unlimited Gifts is another of the family business brands that legally is not banned hence using the lacuna in the law to keep operating their fleet of buses. The post Mazhandu Rebrands appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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