After a Fine Start Only a Win is Enough for Warriors

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE Zimbabwe senior national football team faces probably their biggest match in their history when they clash with Tunisia in a game whose result will either usher them into the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarter-finals for the …

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE Zimbabwe senior national football team faces probably their biggest match in their history when they clash with Tunisia in a game whose result will either usher them into the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarter-finals for the first time ever, or condemn them to another early exit.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Black Stars Head for Afcon Quarterfinals

[allAfrica] Avram Grant cut a relieved figure as his Ghana side booked a quarterfinal appearance at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals with a game to spare in Group D after a 1-0 victory over Mali in Port Gentil on Saturday night.

[allAfrica] Avram Grant cut a relieved figure as his Ghana side booked a quarterfinal appearance at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals with a game to spare in Group D after a 1-0 victory over Mali in Port Gentil on Saturday night.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Police Bans Marriage With Foreigners

Police MemoThe Zambia police command has issued a notice halting marriages between officers and foreigners. According to a memo signed by Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja the move is deemed as security caution for the country. Officers married to foreigners have … Continued

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Police MemoThe Zambia police command has issued a notice halting marriages between officers and foreigners. According to a memo signed by Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja the move is deemed as security caution for the country. Officers married to foreigners have one week to declare their status to the command. Attached is the Memorandum: The post Police Bans Marriage With Foreigners appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Water Problem In M’tendere

Dear editor topic: water and sewerage reticulation by millennium challenge account in M’tendere and M’tendere East compound. I have noticed that the construction works of these systems have diverted from the original designs. Instead of following the original designs, they … Continued

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Dear editor topic: water and sewerage reticulation by millennium challenge account in M’tendere and M’tendere East compound. I have noticed that the construction works of these systems have diverted from the original designs. Instead of following the original designs, they are constructing in the middle of our roads and streets. My concern is,should there be road tarring on these roads and streets in future,how will they do maintenance works on the laid pipes which are in the roads and streets? I hope the Zambian government through Lusaka City Council and Lusaka water and sewerage company are aware of the new development. Thank you. The post Letter: Water Problem In M’tendere appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Can’t Arrest ‘Militiaman’ Davies Mwila, says Mwanza

Governance activist Isaac Mwanza says the Zambia Police is too powerless to arrest ruling Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Chama for trying to incite party cadres in militia styled orders in which he wants them to take over the running … Continued

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Governance activist Isaac Mwanza says the Zambia Police is too powerless to arrest ruling Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Chama for trying to incite party cadres in militia styled orders in which he wants them to take over the running of markets throughout the country. This prompted FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza to report Mwila to the police. But governance activist Isaac Mwanza says its impossible for the police to professionally on Mwila. BELOW IS ISAAC MWANZA’S STATEMENT Antonio Mourinho Mwanza has discharged his citizenry duties as required by both the Constitution of Zambia and other laws in reporting PF Secretary General Davies Mwila fot breaking the law and inciting anarchy in the country which may lead to citizens not aligned to the PF to being brutally treated by PF cadres in Kabwe. However, I personally feel the Zambia Police will be so powerless to prosecute the PF Secretary General who is an appointee of President Lungu and tasked with running Zambia’s ruling party unless President Lungu acts by removing the SG and encouraging the law to take its full course. Mr. Davies Mwila, who is former Minister of Hone Affairs, is a danger to public peace and may lead this country into untold anarchy. Careless statements and leaders inciting citizens to not only break laws but also incite hatred was a catalyst for a civil war in Rwanda. How does President Lungu, a man who has put God first in his leadership, now feel with the remarks by his Secretary General that they are not in church where peaceful approaches are taken to matters but that they are in politics where acts of hooligans and imbeciles from places like Inter City ought to be admired and emulated? What is with the silence with the “Christians for Lungu” in the face of such impunity by the PF SG? When did Davies Mwila tell former Central Province Minister Davies Chisupa about using force to remove UPND cadres from vending and replacing them with PF? When he was Minister of Home Affairs? So President Lungu can’t see who fueled the violence during election campaigns or he appointed Davies Mwila as PF SG to reward him for what he was doing as Home Affairs minister who was in charge of “common do” from Inter city? So what will be the Commission of Inquiry on Violence be reporting about, tushimi (stories)? Again, I must say the ZP capacity to prosecute Davies Mwila is contingent on the action and side President Lungu may take on this matter or how the President view such utterances especially if they come from PF top leaders. President Lungu must fire Davies Mwila Antonio must be applauded for his acts of bravely in reporting this matter and it now rests upon the Commander In Chief and the men in uniform to act and show that Zambia will not be turned into an Animal Farm and also a slaughter ground where those who don’t belong to the PF can’t sale as stated by Davies Mwila. If you can’t put Sunday Chilufya Chanda as SG, I can volunteer to act as PF SG if that would be the way President Lungu can be helped to realise his ideas of separation of the party from the government and treating all Zambians without bias. Good morning! The post Police Can’t Arrest ‘Militiaman’ Davies Mwila, says Mwanza appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipenzi Praises Pres. Lungu’s War on Army Worm

President Edgar Lungu is in Chipata, Eastern Province to check,among other things, the distribution of farm inputs and also the extent to which the army-worms are under control. He also explained that he does not want to depend on reports … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is in Chipata, Eastern Province to check,among other things, the distribution of farm inputs and also the extent to which the army-worms are under control. He also explained that he does not want to depend on reports alone, these should be from government officials, but that he wants to see it for himself. He further expressed concern at the delayed unlocking of e-vouchers so as to enable farms access the necessary inputs. He has been consistent to doing so first with the Copperbelt and now he is in Eastern Province among other areas. This is good for him as it demonstrates his concern to the challenges facing the farming sector. He is showing great concern to threat to food security being posed by the the challenges in the farming sector. However, the question is, where is the minister of agriculture in all this? Do we really need the minister of agriculture? Or we need to make the president hold duo positions that of president and minister of agriculture or indeed bring it under the office of the president? The money being used by the president to fly around, as it is expensive to move a president, and the money being used to pay the minister and other senior officials, may be enough to fight the army-worms and also supply the needed inputs to the farmers. So let us reflect on the efficiency and the work of this Ministry of Agriculture and the minister’s knowledge of this ministry before we burden the treasury with excess baggage paying people for not knowing anything. Good evening!!! By McDonald Chipenzi The post Chipenzi Praises Pres. Lungu’s War on Army Worm appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Gambia Dictator Yahya Jammeh Finally Ousted

Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh flew out of the capital Banjul on Saturday and into exile after stepping down from power following a weeks-long standoff with President Adama Barrow, who won the country’s elections in early December. Jammeh took off in an … Continued

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Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh flew out of the capital Banjul on Saturday and into exile after stepping down from power following a weeks-long standoff with President Adama Barrow, who won the country’s elections in early December. Jammeh took off in an unmarked plane heading for an unspecified destination, seen off by a delegation of dignitaries and soldiers. Jammeh had arrived at the airport in the capital Banjul on Saturday in the company of mediator Alpha Conde. Jammeh, who took power in 1994 and stepped down overnight in the face of growing pressure from West African armies. Prior to the prospect of an invasion, Jammeh refused to recognise he lost an election to Barrow on December 1. At least 46,000 people have fled Gambia for Senegal since the start of the crisis fearing unrest, the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR said, citing Senegalese government figures. The West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, pledged to remove Jammeh by force if he did not step down. The group assembled a multinational military force including tanks that rolled into Gambia on Thursday. The force moved in after Barrow’s inauguration and a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council supporting the regional efforts. Speaking to the Associated Press on Saturday, Barrow urged caution after an online petition called for Jammeh to be arrested, and not be granted asylum. The new president said he favours launching a “truth and reconciliation commission” to investigate possible crimes by Jammeh. Barrow has been in Senegal for his safety during a political standoff that came to the brink of a regional military intervention. Under heavy security, Barrow took the presidential oath of office Thursday at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, with the backing of the international community. Jammeh announced his intention to leave the country on Friday. “I have decided in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation,” Jammeh said. Human rights activists demanded that Jammeh be held accountable for alleged abuses, including torture and detention of opponents. It was those concerns about prosecution that led Jammeh to challenge the election results. Barrow said he will return to his homeland after the outgoing president leaves and once a security sweep has been completed. “It is not yet confirmed information, but reliable sources say he’ll be leaving today,” Barrow told AP. “We believe he’ll go to Guinea, but we are yet to confirm 100 percent, but that’s what we believe.” Source: Al Jazeera The post Gambia Dictator Yahya Jammeh Finally Ousted appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Women March Against Trump in Cape Town

[GroundUp] Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company’s Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like “A woman’s place is in the revolu…

[GroundUp] Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company's Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like "A woman's place is in the revolution","Well-behaved women seldom make history" and "It's time for women to stop being politely angry".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa