Leopards Face Tricky Game On Woeful Pitch

[allAfrica] DR Congo need just a point from their final Group C clash against Togo in Port Gentil on Tuesday to book a place in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup in Gabon and will be heavily fancied to do so after a fine showing at the tourn…

[allAfrica] DR Congo need just a point from their final Group C clash against Togo in Port Gentil on Tuesday to book a place in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup in Gabon and will be heavily fancied to do so after a fine showing at the tournament so far.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

The Elephants Have an Afcon Date With Destiny

[allAfrica] Title holders Cote d’Ivoire face a date with destiny as they seek to sneak into the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup with victory over Group C rivals Morocco in Oyem on Tuesday.

[allAfrica] Title holders Cote d'Ivoire face a date with destiny as they seek to sneak into the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup with victory over Group C rivals Morocco in Oyem on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

We Are Steadily Putting Malaria Under Control, Says Dr Mbituyumuremyi

[New Times] The Ministry of Health has been battling increasing malaria cases over the course of the last three years. To deal with it, new strategies have been laid and a combination of interventions already been rolled out to stamp out the killer dis…

[New Times] The Ministry of Health has been battling increasing malaria cases over the course of the last three years. To deal with it, new strategies have been laid and a combination of interventions already been rolled out to stamp out the killer disease once and for all.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

EALA Hails Rwanda

[EA Business] Kampala -The East African Legislative Assembly has congratulated Rwanda following its move to start a legislative process towards making Kiswahili one of the official languages in the country.

[EA Business] Kampala -The East African Legislative Assembly has congratulated Rwanda following its move to start a legislative process towards making Kiswahili one of the official languages in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

ECOWAS Military Action On Deposed Dictator Yahya Jammeh Excites Hichilema; Backs Trump Victory

United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema says that Americans and Gambians had done very well by voting for businessmen to the office of President. And Hichilema said that ECOWAS had shamed SADC for its having restored the real … Continued

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United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema says that Americans and Gambians had done very well by voting for businessmen to the office of President. And Hichilema said that ECOWAS had shamed SADC for its having restored the real winner of the elections in the Gambia after incumbent Yayah Jammeh had refused to stand down after losing elections. Featuring on Radio Christian Voice Chat Back program, Hichilema labelled Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu as corrupt and incompetent. Hichilema said that Americans and Gambians had read the times and opted for businessmen to run their countries. ‘Americans have brought in a businessman whether you it or not that is what they have done and also the Gambia has elected a businessman,†he said. The UPND leader castigated SADC for not taking any action over the outcome of the August 11 elections that the opposition leader alleges were rigged in President Edgar Lungu’s favour. “We thank ECOWAS for enforcing the rule of law in the Gambia, they said Jammeh that even if you have been a dictator for 22 years we will not allow you to violate the constitution,†he said. “SADC need to do more here, maybe the African Union cannot do anything because it is dominated by leaders from SADC.†He added: “SADC should soul search and find out why it was established.’ The UPND leader branded the ECZ corrupt saying they rigged elections in favour of President Lungu. “Judge Chulu is corrupt and incompetent. Take the case of Lundazi for instance where they gave one candidate 29, 000 votes when in actual voter registered voters were 28, 000,†he said. “They failed to provide G12 forms all over the country and even here in Lusaka and we had party cadres taking over polling stations.†“How can judge Chulu and Priscilla Isaacs not have delivered G12 certificates here in Kalingalinga? They knew that PF was losing without delivering G12 certificates that is why they were writing G12 certificates in bars,†he said. Hichilema also condemned PF secretary General Davies Mwila for directing party cadres to take over bus stations and markets. He said that Mwila was promoting thuggery in the country by directing PF cadres to wrestle bus stations and markets from the local authorities. He also condemned the recent removal of street vendors from the streets saying they were trading on the streets as they had not been given jobs. The post ECOWAS Military Action On Deposed Dictator Yahya Jammeh Excites Hichilema; Backs Trump Victory appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Rewarding Nigeria’s Fallen Heroes

[This Day] It is expedient that Nigeria keeps her vow not to let the labours of her heroes past be in vain by immortalising the Armed Forces Remembrance Day with care and love for the families of the country’s fallen armed forces personnel and legionna…

[This Day] It is expedient that Nigeria keeps her vow not to let the labours of her heroes past be in vain by immortalising the Armed Forces Remembrance Day with care and love for the families of the country's fallen armed forces personnel and legionnaires.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UTH Records 120 Cases Of Abused Children Under 8 – Bishop Mpundu

Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has revealed that there are 120 cases recorded at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka related to abuse of children below 8. Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has called for a change in attitude saying the numbers shows that … Continued

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Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has revealed that there are 120 cases recorded at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka related to abuse of children below 8. Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has called for a change in attitude saying the numbers shows that this was a tragedy. Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu called the church and Zambians at large to come together and protect children. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT BY BISHOP MPUNDU NEWS RELEASE For immediate publication Date: 23rd January, 2017 CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN. Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) president Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has called on the protection of Children and minors. Speaking on behalf of other Catholic Bishops of Zambia during the opening of a one day workshop on Child protection held at Kapingila house on Monday 23rd January, 2017, Archbishop Mpundu described the statistics on reported cases of abused children as a tragedy. Archbishop Mpundu further called for the reversal of the situation and announced that that the church stands in a singular position to spearhead the campaign. “[I am informed that] every single month at the University Teaching Hospital 120 children below the age of 8 are abused. And these are numbers of children whom we know about. These cases reported to the police and followed up. But a greater number is not even known. This is a tragedy which must be reversed, and the church stands ready in a singular position to spearhead this campaign,†he said. The ZCCB president further said that the cry of the Church is to mobilise everyone in the Church to fight the abuse of children. “Let us put together whatever we have in terms of reflections to that we can move ahead. Our cry is to mobilise everyone in the church beginning from the family. Children are most abused by the people who know them,†he said. “We have to mobilise Small Christian Communities, Lay Apostolic Movements, the Clergy, the Religious, just everyone to fight child abuse,†he added. The ZCCB president also spoke against conspiracy silence on child abuse. “There is conspiracy of silence in our society. Anything that elders do cannot go wrong. And if it goes wrong people try all ways to dismiss it. But in other parts of the world people are a lot more open about these things but here in Zambia and Africa in general we are silent ,†he noted. Archbishop Mpundu also said that the situation of child abuse must be reversed, for the future of children in Zambia depends on them. “The future of this country is not our children of tomorrow, [but] our children of today. Because what happens to children today remains with them for rest of their lives. And this is contagious and goes from one generation to another. So protect the children,†Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu said. “Our mission is out there. The mission of protecting our children. The church is not a society of mutual admiration. We are the salt of the world. We are sent on mission especially in our 126 years of our Christianity [In Zambia] so that the world out there can work with us,†he said. “Our population is literally young, so we must protect our present. We must do something so that these young people grow up in an environment where they experience love and security,†Archbishop Mpundu emphasised. And Secretary for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Monsignor Robert Oliver commended the Catholic Church in Zambia on its stance on the protection of children and minors. The one day Child Protection workshop at Kapingila house in Lusaka which drew 46 participants from all the 11 dioceses of Zambia was organised by Pope Francis’ 2014 set Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Pontifical Commission goes around the world to promote local responsibility by assisting bishops, religious superiors and there conferences to develop guidelines, norms, and establish safe environments for children through mutual sharing of best practices. Issued by Mwenya Mukuka, Communications Officer, Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, +260 977 61 89 11. The post UTH Records 120 Cases Of Abused Children Under 8 – Bishop Mpundu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Boxing Icon Pacquiao Set for Manyuchi Bout

[Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi is set to have a rare opportunity to showcase his skills in front of global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight silver title against Qudra…

[Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi is set to have a rare opportunity to showcase his skills in front of global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight silver title against Qudratillo Abduqaxorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore in March.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe