M’membe Makes Surprise Appearance in Court

Former Post Newspapers Managing Director Fred M’membe turned up in the Lusaka Magistrate Court on a charge of personating an officer of his own institution. M’membe is also being pursued by the liquidators of his company for failing to declare … Continued

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Former Post Newspapers Managing Director Fred M’membe turned up in the Lusaka Magistrate Court on a charge of personating an officer of his own institution. M’membe is also being pursued by the liquidators of his company for failing to declare real and personal books and documents to the provisional liquidator. With reports that he had been on the run making the rounds, M’membe appeared in person before Magistrate David Simusamba. On February 15, the Lusaka Magistrate Court issued an arrest warrant for M’membe over a dispute on the tabulation of some of his properties that provisional liquidator Lewis Mosho wants the former Post Newspapers owner to surrender. Mosho has already disposed of some of the properties through an auction. When the matter came up M’membe pleaded not guilty to two counts of disobeying lawful orders, concealing property of The Post Newspaper in liquidation. M’membe also pleaded not guilty to a charge of preventing the production of books or papers relating to the Post Newspaper in Liquidation. M’membe is alleged to have committed the offences between November last year and February 13 this year. Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the matter to August 7 for possible commencement of trial. The post M’membe Makes Surprise Appearance in Court appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Wada Names 24 Bullets for CHAN Tie

According to FAZ communications, Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has named a team for the CHAN qualifiers. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 10July, 2017 Wedson Nyirenda names squad for CHAN … Continued

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According to FAZ communications, Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has named a team for the CHAN qualifiers. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT Football Association of Zambia PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release) Football House, Lusaka 10July, 2017 Wedson Nyirenda names squad for CHAN Zambia National team coach Wedson Nyirenda has summoned 24 players for Sunday’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) second round first leg encounter against Swaziland. Nyirenda has summoned 13 players from Zanaco and Zesco United that were excluded from the Cosafa Castle Cup due to continental engagements. Ten players from the Cosafa Castle Cup have been released to pave way for new calls ups. Zambia plays Swaziland on Sunday away before hosting the Sihlangu at Heroes Stadium on July 22. FULL LIST GOALKEEPERS: Kelvin Malunga (Nkana), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco) DEFENDERS: TaongaBwembya, ZiyoTembo (both Zanaco FC) DonashanoMalama (Nkana), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Solomon Sakala (Napsa Stars), Isaac Shamujompa (Nchanga Rangers), FacksonKapumbu, Simon Silwimba (Zesco United FC) MIDFIELDERS: Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Godfrey Ngwenya (Power Dynamos), Boston Muchindu (Nkana), KondwaniMtonga, John Chin’gandu (Zesco United FC), Clatous Chama (Lusaka Dynamos FC), Augustine Mulenga, ErnestMbewe (Zanaco FC) STRIKERS: Brian Mwila (Green Buffaloes), Justin Shonga (Nkwanzi), LubindaMundia (Red Arrows), Jackson Mwanza, Davy Daka (Zesco United FC), Martin Phiri (Power Dynamos FC) For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post Wada Names 24 Bullets for CHAN Tie appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Comments on City Market Accident

On the occasion he hit the 90 day mark behind bars Hakainde Hichilema penned his thoughts on the City Market fire incident labelling it unfortunate. Hichilema also let his thoughts on the recently declared state of threatened public emergency fearing … Continued

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On the occasion he hit the 90 day mark behind bars Hakainde Hichilema penned his thoughts on the City Market fire incident labelling it unfortunate. Hichilema also let his thoughts on the recently declared state of threatened public emergency fearing that it could be used to stifle suspected political opponents. BELOW IS THE FULL POSTING ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE Dear Colleagues, I am saddened and shocked at the fire that destroyed property and goods worth millions of kwacha at City Market last week. That place is special to GBM and me for two reasons. One and most importantly, our economic plan has its foundation on small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). The SMEs model is known worldwide as the most successful model for three reasons; first, their contribution to GDP; secondly to taxes for Government revenue collection and thirdly employment. We can give you a whole chapter on this but for now we should stop here as we commiserate with our colleagues who lost property and goods worth millions of kwacha. Secondly and of less importance is that we started our businesses there. GBM and my sister Chama were selling kapenta and dry fish while I was supplying meat in small butcheries there. That community is what made GBM and HH what they are today. We therefore must all do something to have that market back up again as soon as possible. To my fellow businessmen that have lost their goods, I can only hope that the PF government will prepare a recovery package for you, because that is exactly what we would have done, had we been in power. It is too huge an economic investment to lose through an inferno. This brings us to the second point. The declaration of a state of emergency is not the way to respond to these fires. We have basic underlying issues like lack of tight security around our public infrastructure that could easily be attributed directly to the outbreak of these fires. Where is the Zambia Police to guard public utilities like City Market? Look at the human resources that are being provided to guard Hakainde yet we cannot guard a public utility like City market which is more important than one individual. Hakainde. If we had a well-funded and resourced police it would serve two things. First they will be motivated and secondly they will have the equipment and means to actually investigate all these fires to establish from where they are coming. Where the police fails, bring in National Service, if that fails bring in Zambia Army until the situation is brought under control if the situation is really a case of arson as we are being told. Why can’t we invest money in the City Council Fire Department so that they can respond to fires on time and actually can put out fires. Declaring state of emergencies will not equip the police, it will not buy fire tenders, it will actually slow down the economy from where the Government is supposed to collect taxes to finance the police and the city council. We need leadership in this country, we need a leadership that has depth and possess a multidimensional approach to problem solving. In our current scenario, all problems have one solution. Political. Colleagues there are no prizes for guessing how this declaration will be implemented, we all know what is motivating this declaration; its politics. We will come back to this subject after the measures have been announced and arrests targeted at the opposition have started. Which brings us to the third issue, dialogue; we have been informed that there are sections of society that have been calling for a dialogue to diffuse the tension that risks to engulf this country. It is strange that everyone seems to converge on the issue of tension and dialogue except for the PF which is coming with conditions. Without even knowing the agenda the PF is giving conditions. We have never refused to be part of any dialogue that is anchored on national interest. This is the reason the UPND, despite being criticized, we participated in the national indaba that was called by President Mwanawasa. We participated in the NCC because we believed it was for nation building though later our friends in the MMD then changed their minds. It’s time we had dialogue, unconditional dialogue. We are nationalists dear colleagues, these are times when we should put all our differences aside and work for the common good. If others are putting conditions, they can be left behind and let those that are willing, who are the majority anyway, convene and find solutions to problems that are affecting us as a country. This is not time to be talking about Governments of National Unit (GNU), those terms are used for failed states. And UPND will not be interested in such a government. The PF and UPND are sitting on opposite sides of the political ideology, how can someone even think of such a thing? For the record it is not UPND that mentioned such a thing and we are not interested. No one person is bigger than Zambia, dialogue should thus start immediately. As UPND we are not putting any conditions to any dialogue, all we are interested in is that the country must begin to talk. A talking country is a progressive country. Colleagues, I leave it to you out there to actualize the dialogue with whoever is interested and UPND stands ready to lead the coalition of the willing if the Government is not interested. God Bless Zambia. HH The post Hichilema Comments on City Market Accident appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Why Elections Will Be Like None Before

[African Arguments] Devolution has demystified local power and emboldened voters to assert themselves, leading to shocks all the way up the political pyramid.

[African Arguments] Devolution has demystified local power and emboldened voters to assert themselves, leading to shocks all the way up the political pyramid.

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Smallholder Farmers in Kenya in the Race Against Climate Change

[World Agroforestry Centre] By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same.

[World Agroforestry Centre] By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same.

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President Faure Attends 41st Plenary Assembly Session of SADC Parliamentary Forum

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure was the guest of honour at the official opening of the 41st Plenary Assembly Session of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) held for the first time in Seychelles this…

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure was the guest of honour at the official opening of the 41st Plenary Assembly Session of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) held for the first time in Seychelles this morning.

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‘Mahe Declaration’ Commits Southern African States to Reduce HIV Among Girls, Women

[Seychelles News Agency] Women from southern African countries have committed themselves to addressing root causes of HIV among women and young girls by reducing poverty and ensuring access to quality health services and information.

[Seychelles News Agency] Women from southern African countries have committed themselves to addressing root causes of HIV among women and young girls by reducing poverty and ensuring access to quality health services and information.

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Minister Faith Muthambi – Ministerial Imbizo in Setlagole

[Govt of SA] Remarks by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration Ms Faith Muthambi, MP, at the Ministerial public participation (Imbizo), Setlagole, Ratlou Municpality, North West Province

[Govt of SA] Remarks by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration Ms Faith Muthambi, MP, at the Ministerial public participation (Imbizo), Setlagole, Ratlou Municpality, North West Province

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