BBC’S Sackur Roasts Hichilema on HARDtalk

The BBC’s Stephen Sackur put the UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema on the grill asking him why he should contest elections again after having lost five times. On his tour of London Hichilema appeared on the world popular Hard Talk program where … Continued

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The BBC’s Stephen Sackur put the UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema on the grill asking him why he should contest elections again after having lost five times. On his tour of London Hichilema appeared on the world popular Hard Talk program where put his grievances with the electoral process before the whole world. Sackur asked Hichilema if he was going to run for elections despite having lost elections five times in a process, “the whole world fairly acknowledges as free and fair.†“Whether I am going to run again is not the point, the point is we are concerned about the process under which these elections are held…anyone is free to run including myself,†he said. “How many times have I gone to court? We are calling for a fair process.†The seasoned presenter said that if President Edgar Lungu wanted to kill Hichilema he would have easily done that. Sackur said, “with due respect if he wanted to kill you, he could have killed you. Clearly the intention was not to kill you.†Hichilema decried the conditions under which he was jailed and held in solitary confinement in the first eight days of his arrest. The UPND leader said that the arrest should never have happened in the first place and alleged that accusations and trumped up charges against his followers were the order of the day in Zambia. Sackur asked Hichilema was he had continued throwing salvos at President Lungu despite having committed to dialogue. “In some countries, you might still be languishing in prison. Why are you making such a fuss about this whole episode? The United States undersecretary Linda Greenfield congratulated President Lungu, the British High Commissioner, and President Jacob Zuma meaning the election was fairly credible?†Hichilema said that the country should wait for the court to rule on whether President Lungu is eligible to contest the 2021 general elections. Hichilema is in the United Kingdom after being invited to give a speech at Chatham House. The post BBC’S Sackur Roasts Hichilema on HARDtalk appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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M’membe’s Bid to Halt Nkonde from Post Case Fails

Former Post Newspapers Managing Director Fred M’membe has lost his bid to have High Court judge Sunday Nkonde removed from presiding over the liquidation of the once largest circulating publication in the country. M’membe had raised preliminary issues that hinged … Continued

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Former Post Newspapers Managing Director Fred M’membe has lost his bid to have High Court judge Sunday Nkonde removed from presiding over the liquidation of the once largest circulating publication in the country. M’membe had raised preliminary issues that hinged on Nkonde to be biased against him with alleged previous dealings with litigants against The Post Newspapers. However, the preliminary issues were dismissed by Nkonde for being defective with the main matter expected to take off. Former Post Newspapers employees led by Abel Mbozi filed a notice to wind down operations of The Post Newspapers on account that it has no capacity to run given the heavy debts. Lawyer Lewis Mosho is leading the charge to finish off The Post Newspapers with some of its assets already disposed of. The post M’membe’s Bid to Halt Nkonde from Post Case Fails appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Consult and Debate Age Limit, but Give Credit Where It Is Due

[Monitor] For quite some time now, Ugandans have been taken up and continue spending time on the age limit debate to the extent of causing mayhem in the August House. It will cost the country colossal amount of money for Parliament to redeem its image….

[Monitor] For quite some time now, Ugandans have been taken up and continue spending time on the age limit debate to the extent of causing mayhem in the August House. It will cost the country colossal amount of money for Parliament to redeem its image. It is quite appalling to find many people wasting time on the age debate issue. Unfortunately, even those who have found a fortune in the productive sectors seem to be joining the debate.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Age Limit – Minister Kyambadde Flees Consultative Meeting

[Monitor] Mpigi -Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde’s public consultative meeting to get views of her voters in Mawokota North on the controversial lifting of the age limit from the Constitution aborted on Monday evening after residents turned rowdy.

[Monitor] Mpigi -Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde's public consultative meeting to get views of her voters in Mawokota North on the controversial lifting of the age limit from the Constitution aborted on Monday evening after residents turned rowdy.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

MPs in Bitter Exchange As Hearing On Age Limit Begins

[Monitor] Parliament -Drama ensued during the proceedings of the Parliamentary committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as Kiira Municipality MP, Mr Ibrahim Ssemujju was involved in a bitter exchange with Kyaka South MP Jackson Kafuuzi.

[Monitor] Parliament -Drama ensued during the proceedings of the Parliamentary committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as Kiira Municipality MP, Mr Ibrahim Ssemujju was involved in a bitter exchange with Kyaka South MP Jackson Kafuuzi.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Magyezi Bill Swims in Hostile Waters

[Observer] Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo was decorated with a red headband and a scarf as he concluded his weeklong consultations on the proposed amendment to scrap the constitutional age limit for presidential contestants.

[Observer] Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo was decorated with a red headband and a scarf as he concluded his weeklong consultations on the proposed amendment to scrap the constitutional age limit for presidential contestants.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Court Fixes Date to Hear Jonathan’s ‘N1 Billion Application’ in Metuh’s Trial

[Premium Times] The trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisah Metuh, has again been adjourned till Wednesday to allow the court entertain arguments by prospective witnesses in the matter.

[Premium Times] The trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisah Metuh, has again been adjourned till Wednesday to allow the court entertain arguments by prospective witnesses in the matter.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

After 6 Hours of Grilling on Age Limit Bill, MP Storms Out

[Observer] Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi now plans to ask for a meeting with Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga after he abandoned the very first hearing of the House committee scrutinising his controversial presidential age limit removal bill.

[Observer] Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi now plans to ask for a meeting with Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga after he abandoned the very first hearing of the House committee scrutinising his controversial presidential age limit removal bill.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda