Tone Down, Boxing Bodies Urged

[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA Boxing Federation (ZBF) deputy secretary general Kennedy Mvula has urged boxing associations to tone down as they head into the elections.

[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA Boxing Federation (ZBF) deputy secretary general Kennedy Mvula has urged boxing associations to tone down as they head into the elections.

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Chief Justice Bill Set in Motion

[The Herald] Parliament has set in motion processes leading to the amendment of the Constitution to give President Mugabe the prerogative of appointing the Chief Justice, his or her deputy and Judge President of the High Court without waiting for a lis…

[The Herald] Parliament has set in motion processes leading to the amendment of the Constitution to give President Mugabe the prerogative of appointing the Chief Justice, his or her deputy and Judge President of the High Court without waiting for a list of candidates submitted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).Assistant Clerk of Parliament Mr Johane Gandiwa yesterday invited comments on the Bill from members of the public, while public hearings on the same will be conducted in due course. Speaker of the National

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U.S.$1,5 Million for Nation’s Biggest Market Rehab

[The Herald] Harare City Council is set to refurbish Mbare Musika Farmers’ Market to the tune of $1,5 million as it seeks to improve the working environment, as well as address water and sanitation issues.There are fears that lack of proper sanitation …

[The Herald] Harare City Council is set to refurbish Mbare Musika Farmers' Market to the tune of $1,5 million as it seeks to improve the working environment, as well as address water and sanitation issues.There are fears that lack of proper sanitation at the market could have been one of the major drivers of water borne diseases such as typhoid which hit Mbare suburb recently.

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13 Still On the Run

[The Herald] Police in Botswana have arrested a fifth escapee who is part of the 18 Zimbabweans and Botswana who fled from lawful custody at Gerald Estates Centre for illegal immigrants last week.According to media reports in that country, 13 of the es…

[The Herald] Police in Botswana have arrested a fifth escapee who is part of the 18 Zimbabweans and Botswana who fled from lawful custody at Gerald Estates Centre for illegal immigrants last week.According to media reports in that country, 13 of the escapees are still at large and police are still in the hunt for them. The fifth suspect, Gofamodimo Molosiwa, was arrested on Wednesday last week at Aerodrome location in Francistown.

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Catholic Leaders Warn Kabila Over Fragile DR Congo Deal

A deal struck last month requiring Congo President Joseph Kabila to step down after elections this year risks unraveling if politicians do not quickly reach compromises on implementing the accord, Catholic bishops mediating the talks said on Monday. The Dec. … Continued

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A deal struck last month requiring Congo President Joseph Kabila to step down after elections this year risks unraveling if politicians do not quickly reach compromises on implementing the accord, Catholic bishops mediating the talks said on Monday. The Dec. 31 deal was greeted as a critical step toward averting a slide into anarchy and possibly civil war in Democratic Republic of Congo over Kabila’s decision to remain in power when his mandate expired last month. The accord, signed by representatives of Kabila’s ruling coalition and the main opposition bloc, bars Kabila from trying to change the constitution to stand for a third term in an election to be held by the end of this year. But talks this month on implementing components of the deal have stalled, Congo’s Catholic Bishops Conference (CENCO) said in a statement. “The CENCO launches an appeal to the negotiators to … not lose sight of the main objective of these negotiations, which is organizing the elections in less than a year,” it said. “The CENCO is not prepared to mediate indefinitely without results.” The main obstacles include a disagreement over the composition of a council to monitor progress toward elections and whether the main opposition bloc must allow Kabila to choose from multiple prime ministerial candidates. Kabila has ruled the giant central African country since his father’s assassination in 2001 and the extension of his mandate saw violent protests in which security forces killed at least 40 people. Congo has never experienced a peaceful transition of power and millions have died in conflicts in the country’s east since 1996, most from hunger and disease. Also on Monday, Congo’s government spokesman Lambert Mende told Reuters Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Central Africa director Ida Sawyer was expelled from the country for falsifying her name on immigration documents. Sawyer, a vocal critic of rights abuses by authorities, returned to Congo last week after being forced to leave in August when the government refused to renew her visa. HRW said in a statement Sawyer had a valid visa and quoted executive director Kenneth Roth as saying the expulsion “throws into question the Congolese government’s commitment to reversing the climate of repression that reigns in the country.” Source: Reuters The post Catholic Leaders Warn Kabila Over Fragile DR Congo Deal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nyamadzawo Strikes On First Game

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Former Gilport Lions’ hitman, Tendai nyamadzawo struck once to help his new team, Mochudi Centre Chiefs match BDF XI in his very first game Friday night in the BTC premiership league game in Molepolole.

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Former Gilport Lions' hitman, Tendai nyamadzawo struck once to help his new team, Mochudi Centre Chiefs match BDF XI in his very first game Friday night in the BTC premiership league game in Molepolole.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana