MPs Set to Grill Fred Matiang’i Over Miguna Miguna Saga

[Nation] The parliamentary committee that oversees the Interior ministry is today scheduled to meet Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, his principal secretaries and Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet over Miguna Miguna’s saga.

[Nation] The parliamentary committee that oversees the Interior ministry is today scheduled to meet Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, his principal secretaries and Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet over Miguna Miguna's saga.

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Algeria Gives Backing to Morocco 2026 World Cup Bid

[This Day] The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports has announced his country’s official support for Morocco’s bid to host the World Cup in 2026. El Hadi Ould Ali made the statement at the weekend on a working visit to the province of El Bayadh, south…

[This Day] The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports has announced his country's official support for Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2026. El Hadi Ould Ali made the statement at the weekend on a working visit to the province of El Bayadh, south of Algeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

M’membe Says Expulsion Of Cuban Envoy Irrational & Humiliating

Socialist Party presidential candidate Fred M’membe says the expulsion of the Cuban Ambassador Nelson Pages to Zambia is not only irrational but humiliating to a country that is a good partner. Dr. M’membe, who held a joint presser with SP … Continued

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Socialist Party presidential candidate Fred M’membe says the expulsion of the Cuban Ambassador Nelson Pages to Zambia is not only irrational but humiliating to a country that is a good partner. Dr. M’membe, who held a joint presser with SP general secretary Dr Cosmas Musumali, has urged the Zambian government to rescind the decision to expel Ambassador Pages. PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE SOCIALIST PARTY (2nd April, 2018) Topic:​The Expulsion of the Cuban Ambassador from Zambia and denying entry into Zambia to nine international guests of the Socialist Party. By: ​Dr. Cosmas Musumali, General secretary ​Dr. Fred M’Membe, Deputy General Secretary and Presidential Candidate President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has initiated a process to recall the Cuban Ambassador to Zambia. This is essentially an expulsion of this Cuban patriot out of Zambia. The Ambassador, comrade Nelson Pages, is accused of having breached diplomatic etiquette and therefore crossed a “red line†by shortly attending the launch of the Socialist Party on the 31st march, 2018 in Lusaka and giving a congratulatory message. He was openly and arrogantly ridiculed by the Presidential Spokesperson, Mr. Amos Chanda that the diplomat should have “known better†that opposition political parties are a “no go area†especially coming from Cuba! The expulsion of comrade Nelson is however not an isolated act by an insecure and desperate President. Two days earlier, nine (9) international guests to the Launch of the socialist party were denied entry into Zambia. They were intercepted, interrogated, humiliated and impolitely sent away on subsequent flights out of the country. International protocol and traveling rights were blatantly breached. This seemingly irrational behaviour of the President and his government over the launch of the Socialist Party is based on real fear. This is the fear of informed and political conscious Zambian masses, of a genuine revolutionary political formation with a credible leadership and that of international solidarity sympathetic to the plight of the people of Zambia. The Socialist Party and its leadership are bringing out all these elements. The Party is the symbol of hope and a new beginning for the suffering and disillusioned Zambia people. There is therefore a good reason for the panic exhibited by the President and his government. However, this panic mode is exposing serious faults and extreme levels of incompetency in the ability of the President to continue running this country. The Socialist Party, on behalf of all progressive Zambian people, wishes to extend its apologies to comrade Nelson Pages and to the Cuban people. The decision by the president is not a true reflection of the aspirations of the Zambian masses. We are saddened and ashamed of this uniformed and opportunistic decision. Comrade Nelson is and will remain a true friend to the Socialist Party and Zambian people. Our victory in 2021 is assured and we look forward to receiving him back in the country. Similarly, we would like to convey our apologies to the nine comrades that were humiliated at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA). Their commitment to the spirit of Pan-Africanism and the working class struggle was manifested by their humility in the face of all the injustice they had to endure on Zambian soil. Our comrade Benewende Sankara, President of the Sankarist Party of Burkina Faso, who was amongst those having been deported at KKIA, is back in his country and sent us the following text message: “I mark my unwavering support for the comrades of Zambia and all people in the struggle. My moral remains high and I know victory will eventually triumph over undemocratic and anti-social forces.†As of 10:30 hours today, the socialist party has received 79 international congratulatory messages from political parties, trade unions and popular movements of 32 countries. The messages highlight the significance of the Launch of the Socialist Party in Zambia but also condemn the behaviour of President Lungu and his government. The responses coming from all districts of Zambia are equally confirming our resolve to fight for Justice, Equity and Peace (JEP) and for Socialism in our homeland. The process is gathering fast momentum. The fast pace is to some extent supported by the incompetency of the current government and failures of the capitalist system in our country. It is now very certain that Fred Member will be the President of a socialist Zambia in 2021. Long live the Cuban revolution; Long live the spirit of Pan-Africanism; Long live the Zambian working masses; Their victory is certain; And the days of capitalist exploitation and mass poverty will soon end. The post M’membe Says Expulsion Of Cuban Envoy Irrational & Humiliating appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ipoa Probing Police Action During Miguna’s Detention at JKIA

[Nation] The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) is investigating the conduct of the police officers involved in the detention of lawyer Miguna Miguna l at Jomo the Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) last week.

[Nation] The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) is investigating the conduct of the police officers involved in the detention of lawyer Miguna Miguna l at Jomo the Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) last week.

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Letter: Why Impeach A President You Don’t Recognize?

Anyone asking the UPND to drop their constitutional right to move this motion on the basis that they don’t recognise the President so why IMPEACH him is childish and just playing dumb. We all know ECL is president and that … Continued

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Anyone asking the UPND to drop their constitutional right to move this motion on the basis that they don’t recognise the President so why IMPEACH him is childish and just playing dumb. We all know ECL is president and that the UPND are aggrieved because they claim elections did not reflect the truth. Sll they have done is exercise what the constitution allows. Just because I have publically said that I don’t recognize my crucked brother as my brother does not mean I he is not my brother even if I stop treating him as one. ECL is president of Zambia weather we like it or not, he is president even for those who don’t recognise him as long as they are Zambian. If you want them not to do anything because they don’t recognise him then are you saying that we should have another president inaugurated without treason charges slapped on anyone? JM The post Letter: Why Impeach A President You Don’t Recognize? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mwinilunga Man Killed For Refusing To Marry Off Daughter

A 75-year-old man of Mwinilunga District has been murdered for allegedly refusing to marry off his his daughter. The deceased who has been identified as Kachiza Kapila was allegedly murdered by Teddy Kapepa, 31, of Matavu Village in Katambi area. … Continued

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A 75-year-old man of Mwinilunga District has been murdered for allegedly refusing to marry off his his daughter. The deceased who has been identified as Kachiza Kapila was allegedly murdered by Teddy Kapepa, 31, of Matavu Village in Katambi area. “We recieved a report of murder which occurred on 31st March, 2018 between 1900 hours and 2100 hours at Munduki Village in Katambi area Chief Sailunga of Mwinilunga District,” said police spokesperson Esther Katongo . Katongo said the deceased sustained two deep cuts on the forehead and a cut on the skull further adding that a bicycle handle is alleged to have been used in the act . “According to the report, the reason of the killing was that the deceased was refusing to offer his daughter in marriage to the suspect” she added. She said Police visited the scene and body of the deceased has since been picked and deposited at Mwinilunga District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. Katongo added that the suspect was arrested and is detained in Police custody. The post Mwinilunga Man Killed For Refusing To Marry Off Daughter appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Anxiety As Doctors Leave Country in Droves

[Premium Times] “I accidentally met over 200 young male and female medical doctors, including consultants in Hawthorn Hotel, Abuja being interviewed by some Saudi Arabian officials to be employed to work in Saudi Arabia.

[Premium Times] "I accidentally met over 200 young male and female medical doctors, including consultants in Hawthorn Hotel, Abuja being interviewed by some Saudi Arabian officials to be employed to work in Saudi Arabia.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria