Illegal Gold Panners Damage Rail Line

[New Zimbabwe] Illegal gold panning activities have extensively damaged the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) rail line, a development which has been blamed for increased train derailments.

[New Zimbabwe] Illegal gold panning activities have extensively damaged the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) rail line, a development which has been blamed for increased train derailments.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Athletics – Mosiako, Molotsane Win National Trials

[Sascoc] Thabang Mosiako and Kesa Molotsane edged out the national men’s and women’s champions on Saturday, charging to victory in their respective categories at the ASA Cross Country Trials at the University of Free State in Mangaung.

[Sascoc] Thabang Mosiako and Kesa Molotsane edged out the national men's and women's champions on Saturday, charging to victory in their respective categories at the ASA Cross Country Trials at the University of Free State in Mangaung.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Citizen’s View: Kalaba Vs Antonio; Whose Decision Had An Impact

THREE POLITICAL ISSUES 1. Harry Kalaba’s resignation and his well planned and fully funded meeting with his people in Luapula has shaken the PF’s stability more than Kambwili’s tantrums over overtime. To some extent Kambwili even felt threatened by Kalaba’s … Continued

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THREE POLITICAL ISSUES 1. Harry Kalaba’s resignation and his well planned and fully funded meeting with his people in Luapula has shaken the PF’s stability more than Kambwili’s tantrums over overtime. To some extent Kambwili even felt threatened by Kalaba’s move such that the NDC had to quickly announce on their FACEBOOK page that Kambwili will context as Presidential candidate in 2021. It appears like Kalaba is acting more smarter than he is talking. With proper image builders and advisor’s around him, he is likely to sell faster. In fact his resignation on ground of too much corruption in the country touched nearly everyone in all corners of the country. That’s why he is likely to sell faster. 2. Antonio Mourinho Mwanza defection was timely but he could not have joined the PF. If his move was calculated to make him context the Munali constituency for any possible by-election – then well and good. However, if he just defected to become a PF member then the move is as useless as being member of the defunct FDD. If he won’t be made munali MP before 2021 then he is bound to remain a no body. Muma politics abantu efyo bapwa ifi fine just because of one wrong move. Ba Canicius Banda abo…..inonshita babafye zee…na pilgrims yabo yaliya ilepwa….no more political noise or appearances. Ka appointment fye kaliba shimya. In 2021 there is nothing that CB will do. He will just campaign for the PF – assuming he will even have the strength. Mwanza – if you look around too well – you will notice that a lot of people who welcome you were just junior cadres….tuma cadres twapa Facebook twika tweka fye without any tangible influence. Your move with an immediate position appointment is a mere show of desperation of the #dying_PF. The position itself will kill you. Position yakuchita deputise ba Sunday, finshi mukabomba nabo? PF ni time bomb mudala…..open your eyes and see. Appearing on scenes with the president won’t help you either because even him….he has lost support of Zambians. 3. Nkandu Luo should step down. It is time politicians learnt to respect court orders or to resign on moral grounds. Kalaba has set a precedent. Nkandu Luo must stepdown and let us hold a by election ASAP. By Kaluba Bright The post Citizen’s View: Kalaba Vs Antonio; Whose Decision Had An Impact appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: Antonio Mwanza Faces “Masiku Ni Panyo Pa Tambala”

As a young person I received the defection of Antonio Mwanza to the Patriotic Front with agonising mixed feelings. Worse of the UPND youths who had been scouting through social media to try and persuade the fellow to join them. … Continued

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As a young person I received the defection of Antonio Mwanza to the Patriotic Front with agonising mixed feelings. Worse of the UPND youths who had been scouting through social media to try and persuade the fellow to join them. Suspiciously could madam Edith Nawakwi be at the center of this seeing that he defected while she suspiciously left the country. How come we didn’t see this coming, Antonio Mwanza who I am constantly chatting with including a day before his defection never took the courtesy to at least hint me on this one. Why has he chosen this path? Antonio Mwanza whose more less my older brother in politics, and supposedly an example for us that have been raised from student politics into national politics has chosen to join the ruling party. What about the things he said before? What about the principled talk and the vernacular idioms and dirt he poured on the Patriotic Front every other day? Two months ago on 29 November to be specific, Zambians were caught to an early surprise meeting between UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza. And after that meeting Hakainde Hichilema posted of the meeting and one very striking paragraph on his post and I will concentrate on it for now and I quote,”We will keep engaging the Youths so that they can choose their destinations rightfully, and in addition we will help shape their future.” What was HH trying to say in that paragraph, one would quickly conclude that he tried his level best to persuade the fellow to make the decision to join him. Presuming Antonio told him of his intentions to leave FDD. Hakainde failed on a one on one to persuade and subsequently convince Antonio Mwanza.The main problem with the UPND leader is that everything is about him, and any free thinker can suffocate like Canisius Banda. Antonio could have suffocated around HH’s huge ego. Hakainde is perhaps disappointed but worse of his followers, he must realize that if Antonio joined him, it would have changed the perception we have about UPND. It would have presented UPND differently seeing that it attracts only used and frustrated politicians. Free thinkers are always sacrosanct, and there’s no time when its correct to sacrifice it for political expediency, especially when the only content he expects from his followers is praise. Our politics have degenerated to the extent that hailing insult each other is now the best content of our politics. It is definitely a loss for FDD and possibly the end. Can madam Nawakwi find a suitable worthy replacement? Zambians are left to speculate that it could have been the reconciliation between Nawakwi and Chifumu Banda that has forced our friend to leave. Remember that Antonio Mwanza defended Nawakwi in the expulsion of Chifumu Banda and others while pushing for a party convention. Also it is the possibility that Antonio could not bare the undemocratic and unconstitutional path his party had taken against holding intra party elections. My direct comment on this defection is that Patriotic Front has gotten themselves a new member. Antonio is an energetic young man whose passionate about politics and will inject energy in PF. He joins at a time PF looks tired and unable to respond effectively to criticism, especially of allegations of corruption. It is hoped that PF will fully utilise him and not park him on the bench like it seems with Frank Bwalya. This is a score for PF and more such advancements places them on success. A party must attract intelligent young people like Antonio Mwanza who have something to offer to PF even if he was a strong critic of Edgar Lungu and not vuvuzelaz. What are the lessons to learn from this? Antonio Mwanza was more or less the right hand person of madam Edith Nawakwi, but him leaving her makes a subliminal but loud message. If he was satisfied and fulfilled he couldn’t have left. There is something the older generation politicians must realize that if young people continue to be used and abused one day they will ditch you. There are so many young people cut across the different political parties in PF, MMD, UPND, FDD, UNIP, NDC doing a lot of donkey work for their seniors. Its time to reflect on whether you are building them or just using them. Using youths other than on principle as front liners in political battles must translate in real empowerment or else in no time you may remain alone like Madam Nawakwi. Until we wake up from our slumber, the political empowerment of youths in our clime will take the passage of a camel through the eye of a needle. At best we will either remain their political thugs or attack dogs in frustrating the few youths who dare to challenge them, while their children are strategically positioned to takeover from them to further subjugate us and our generations unborn. Prince J Ndoyi Going forward, perhaps we have had WOLVES guarding us, the flock. We need to experience a real younger generational “takeover” in our Politics. Most of our leaders compass bearings are off. Majority of our elites seek political office not for the responsibility attached, but for the title, and its trappings. The conspiracy of this class against the youth is thick. My advise to us young politicians is that we must guard against making terrible errors of political judgments made out of our desperation to survive in an environment where access to opportunities has become an exclusive reserve for a few politically connected, failing to do so will jeopardize the future of country. In conclusion, my message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that we must work towards and above all courage to takeover politics for this time for our generation. We therefore cannot delegate such responsibility. Prince Ndoyi MMD Youth   The post Opinion: Antonio Mwanza Faces “Masiku Ni Panyo Pa Tambala” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ekalungar Killing – Kajjansi Detectives At Case Hospital

[Monitor] Kampala -Police from Kajjansi have today recorded statements from some members of the top management of Case Hospital following the gruesome murder of their former accountant Francis Ekalungar.

[Monitor] Kampala -Police from Kajjansi have today recorded statements from some members of the top management of Case Hospital following the gruesome murder of their former accountant Francis Ekalungar.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Housing Corporations Suffering From Underfunding, Neglect’

[Guardian] The famous Abraham Manslow’s Hierarchy of Needs places shelter as a basic need of every human. In other words without shelter man is less bothered about social activities, self-esteem or other offerings of the society. Sadly, what should hav…

[Guardian] The famous Abraham Manslow's Hierarchy of Needs places shelter as a basic need of every human. In other words without shelter man is less bothered about social activities, self-esteem or other offerings of the society. Sadly, what should have been a basic provision has become a luxury in Nigeria. To resolve the deficit in Nigeria's housing sector, efforts to increase stocks are being curtailed by under-funding from state governments. In this interview with Victor Gbonegun, the National President of Associa

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