Political Party Funding Bill Coming

The long lingering debate of whether or not to fund political parties by government may finally be settled with government announcing that a bill is on the cards. Justice Minister Given Lubinda said that the bill will be introduced in … Continued

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The long lingering debate of whether or not to fund political parties by government may finally be settled with government announcing that a bill is on the cards. Justice Minister Given Lubinda said that the bill will be introduced in the next sitting of parliament between September and December. Lubinda said the draft bill was already on the table and open for refining in terms of the magnitude of the funding and who would be entitled. The Kabwata lawmaker said that members of the public would be given an opportunity to input in the bill before it is presented in parliament. Political parties have often lobbied that they be funded by government to ease some of the burden of running their affairs. The debate has been inclusive over time with the extent of the funding and which parties should be entitled stalling the debate. The post Political Party Funding Bill Coming appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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What Ban on Second-Hand Clothes Means for Businesses

[Monitor] One and a half years ago, 25-year-old Everist Mulindwa dug into his pockets and picked Shs1m, an amount he invested in second hand clothes, also called “Mivumba.” He had just completed Senior Six and it seemed like the most viable business op…

[Monitor] One and a half years ago, 25-year-old Everist Mulindwa dug into his pockets and picked Shs1m, an amount he invested in second hand clothes, also called "Mivumba." He had just completed Senior Six and it seemed like the most viable business option for him.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Zuma Survives No Confidence Motion

South Africa continues to lead the democratic banner with their parliament freely debating the no confidence motion against under fire President Jacob Zuma. It was the eighth time that Zuma was facing a no confidence vote but escaped with a … Continued

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South Africa continues to lead the democratic banner with their parliament freely debating the no confidence motion against under fire President Jacob Zuma. It was the eighth time that Zuma was facing a no confidence vote but escaped with a narrow margin of 21 votes with the yes vote hitting 177 while the no vote amassed 198 votes with nine abstentions. Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane championed the motion on the floor with the vocal support of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters. Proponents and anti no confidence motion supporters freely lobbied for their positions with the whole of Africa watching. The Zuma camp branded the motion an imperialist inspired move but the proponents argued that the current establishment had been held hostage by the influential Gupta family. Once the count was done and the announcement the South Africans dusted themselves and are looking to moving an impeachment motion or at worst pushing for numbers during the 2019 elections. About 32 ruling African Nation Congress members of parliament voted with the opposition. The post Zuma Survives No Confidence Motion appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sc Kiyovu Sign Quartet

[New Times] SC Kiyovu have beefed up their squad with the signing of four players ahead of the new AZAM Rwanda Premier League season, which will kick off on September 29.

[New Times] SC Kiyovu have beefed up their squad with the signing of four players ahead of the new AZAM Rwanda Premier League season, which will kick off on September 29.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Commonwealth Envoy Pursues Hichilema’s Freemom

An envoy of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has concluded a second round of meetings with incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Scotland, who earlier met with President Edgar Lungu, is seeking the release of Hichilema. Hichilema is charged with treason for … Continued

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An envoy of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has concluded a second round of meetings with incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Scotland, who earlier met with President Edgar Lungu, is seeking the release of Hichilema. Hichilema is charged with treason for allegedly endangering the life of the Head of State. But observers believe the charge is trumped up to punish an opposing voice. Details of the meeting held between Hichilema and Scotland on Monday remains confidential. BELOW IS A STATEMENT FROM HICHILEMA’S PRESS OFFICE PRESS STATEMENT 08/08/2017 HH HOLD TALKS WITH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GENERAL AGAIN. __________________________________ We wish to confirm that this [yesterday] afternoon the UPND President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema yet again, held talks with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, The Right Honourable, Ms Patricia Scotland at Mukobeko Maximum Prison, Kabwe, Central, Zambia. The outcomes of the meeting remain confidential, as talks are ongoing with various stakeholders. Clayson Hamasaka HEAD OF PRESS OFFICE OFFICE OF THE UPND PRESIDENT MR. HAKAINDE HICHILEMA. The post Commonwealth Envoy Pursues Hichilema’s Freemom appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MDC-T – Bastion of Political Violence

[The Herald] The rabid and violent attack of MDC-T co-Vice President Thokozani Khupe in Bulawayo on Sunday is further unassailable proof that the opposition party not only nurtures violence, but is itself a citadel of violence.

[The Herald] The rabid and violent attack of MDC-T co-Vice President Thokozani Khupe in Bulawayo on Sunday is further unassailable proof that the opposition party not only nurtures violence, but is itself a citadel of violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Scoffs At Opposition Coalition

[The Herald] Addressing guests at a dinner hosted by Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Kitikiti, President Mugabe said he and his party were not troubled by the recent formation of an opposition “coalition” ahead of next year’s harmonised elections.

[The Herald] Addressing guests at a dinner hosted by Zimbabwe's Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Kitikiti, President Mugabe said he and his party were not troubled by the recent formation of an opposition "coalition" ahead of next year's harmonised elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe