The Closest A President Comes To Sending An Insulting Citizen To ‘Jail’

In any democracy, the right to free speech ranks top among the fundamental individual freedoms citizens are allowed to enjoy. Even when a country has an eccentric leader like the United States of America’s President Donald Trump, the right to … Continued

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In any democracy, the right to free speech ranks top among the fundamental individual freedoms citizens are allowed to enjoy. Even when a country has an eccentric leader like the United States of America’s President Donald Trump, the right to free speech remains protected. And Zambia should take a leaf from the page of President Trump. President Trump is a social media, particularly, twitter freak but on that platform he has been met with some of the most vicious opposition. President Trump does not need to be told he was insulted. He sees it first hand and exercises his right to curb enduring such first hand torture by purging those who attack him. See the screenshots and relate what President Trump endures to the happenings in our country. A US citizen Chritine Tiegen used the “f…k” language to address President Trump and even called the Head of State a “moron”, but still goes about life as normal. The only punishment she received was being blocked from being among President Trump’s millions of twitter followers. DMI St Eugene student Edward Makayi charged for defamation of the president may have been granted bail after having appearing in court, but his case is one that is anchored on archaic legislation that should not be entertained in modern democracy. The post The Closest A President Comes To Sending An Insulting Citizen To ‘Jail’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Don’t Politicise Chris Msando’s Murder – John Kerry

[Nation] Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is the co-leader of the Carter Centre’s election monitoring team in Kenya, has paid tribute to slain IEBC official Christopher Msando.

[Nation] Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is the co-leader of the Carter Centre's election monitoring team in Kenya, has paid tribute to slain IEBC official Christopher Msando.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Tells Departments to Stop Using Charcoal

[Daily News] THE government has directed some of its institutions to start phasing out the use of charcoal as a source of cooking energy with immediate effect, a measure that is aimed at conserving environment, the Minister of State in the Vic-Presiden…

[Daily News] THE government has directed some of its institutions to start phasing out the use of charcoal as a source of cooking energy with immediate effect, a measure that is aimed at conserving environment, the Minister of State in the Vic-President's Office (Union and Environment Affairs) January Makamba, has announced.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Quartet Out to Maintain Steeplechase Dominance

[Nation] Kenyan steeplechasers led by World champion Ezekiel Kemboi and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto have vowed to uphold the country’s tradition at the World Championships starting Friday in London.

[Nation] Kenyan steeplechasers led by World champion Ezekiel Kemboi and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto have vowed to uphold the country's tradition at the World Championships starting Friday in London.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Dagga Couple’ Back in High Court in Bid to Legalise Marijuana

[News24Wire] The so-called ‘dagga couple’, Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke, will head back to the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday in a bid to have marijuana legalised.

[News24Wire] The so-called 'dagga couple', Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke, will head back to the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday in a bid to have marijuana legalised.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sports Minister Hlongwane Raps Rugby Union

[The Herald] Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane has expressed disappointment in the Sables after their defeat to Tunisia over the weekend in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup at Prince Edward. In a statement released yesterday, Hlongwane blamed …

[The Herald] Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane has expressed disappointment in the Sables after their defeat to Tunisia over the weekend in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup at Prince Edward. In a statement released yesterday, Hlongwane blamed the team's performance on boardroom differences within the Zimbabwe Rugby Union. "The Minister of Sport and Recreation is disappointed and dismayed by the continued poor performance of the Zimbabwe national senior rugby team, the Sables, which is continuing to fall on the

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Malema’s Remarks On Indians ‘Has the Possibility to Incite Racial Hatred’

[News24Wire] The South African Minority Rights Equality Movement (Samrem) on Monday opened a case of hate speech against EFF leader Julius Malema following his statement calling Indians “worse than Afrikaners”.

[News24Wire] The South African Minority Rights Equality Movement (Samrem) on Monday opened a case of hate speech against EFF leader Julius Malema following his statement calling Indians "worse than Afrikaners".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Miss Seychelles Contestants to Make a Child Smile in Talent Show

[Seychelles News Agency] The 14 contestants of the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant will make a child smile in a talent show on Saturday, the show’s organiser said.

[Seychelles News Agency] The 14 contestants of the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant will make a child smile in a talent show on Saturday, the show's organiser said.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Alleged N30 Trillion Revenue Leakage – Senate Quizzes 60 Firms

[Premium Times] The Senate Joint Committee on Customs and Marine Transport investigating alleged N30 trillion revenue leakage in the import and export chain on Tuesday began quizzing companies involved in the processes.

[Premium Times] The Senate Joint Committee on Customs and Marine Transport investigating alleged N30 trillion revenue leakage in the import and export chain on Tuesday began quizzing companies involved in the processes.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria