De Beer, Cordier Win Junior Pairs

[Namibian] Christo de Beer from Eros Bowling Club, Windhoek and Martin Cordier from Namib Park in Walvis Bay were the winners of the Junior Pairs bowls tournament which was held at the Windhoek Bowling Club over the weekend.

[Namibian] Christo de Beer from Eros Bowling Club, Windhoek and Martin Cordier from Namib Park in Walvis Bay were the winners of the Junior Pairs bowls tournament which was held at the Windhoek Bowling Club over the weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

HIV Now On Decline in Uganda

[East African] Uganda’s HIV prevalence has declined to six per cent from 7.3 per cent in 2011, preliminary results of a nationwide survey released by the Ministry of Health show.

[East African] Uganda's HIV prevalence has declined to six per cent from 7.3 per cent in 2011, preliminary results of a nationwide survey released by the Ministry of Health show.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

The Gambia Commiserates With Sierra Leone Over Flooding and Mudslide Disaster

[Sierra Leone Government] Hon. Demba A. Jawo, Minister of Information, Communication and Infrastructure, visited State House on Wednesday 30 August as Special Envoy of the Gambian President Adama Barrow to commiserate with the Government and people of …

[Sierra Leone Government] Hon. Demba A. Jawo, Minister of Information, Communication and Infrastructure, visited State House on Wednesday 30 August as Special Envoy of the Gambian President Adama Barrow to commiserate with the Government and people of Sierra Leone for the loss of lives and property during the catastrophic flooding and mudslides of August 14, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Deadline for Supreme Court Verdict on Presidential Win Looms Near

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Supreme Court Judges who heard the petition by National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga contesting the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as President have less than 24 hours to come up with a judgment.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Supreme Court Judges who heard the petition by National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga contesting the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as President have less than 24 hours to come up with a judgment.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Pres. Sirleaf Commits to the Conduct of Transparent Elections

[The Capitol Times] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured Liberians, people of the sub-region and the rest of Africa that her government is committed to holding free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections in Liberia.

[The Capitol Times] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured Liberians, people of the sub-region and the rest of Africa that her government is committed to holding free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections in Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ecowas Engages Unmil On Transfer of Unmil Radio to Ecowas

[The Capitol Times] The Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, Edward D. Singhatey has disclosed that the purpose of his visit to Liberia is to engage the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on the transfer of UNMIL Radio when the Mission withdraws…

[The Capitol Times] The Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, Edward D. Singhatey has disclosed that the purpose of his visit to Liberia is to engage the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on the transfer of UNMIL Radio when the Mission withdraws from Liberia and for the establishment of ECOWAS equipment storage facility in Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Mwamba Says Hichilema Is Peddling Lies, “Judiciary Is Extremely Independent”

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has accused opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of spreading falsehoods on his current visit to that country. Mwamba expressed shock Hichilema, recently released from four month incarceration, was spreading falsehoods on his current … Continued

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has accused opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of spreading falsehoods on his current visit to that country. Mwamba expressed shock Hichilema, recently released from four month incarceration, was spreading falsehoods on his current visit to South Africa. “We are alarmed at the lies and falsehood peddled in South Africa against Zambia by the Opposition,” Mwamba states. BELOW IS A STATEMENT BY EMMANUEL MWAMBA PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Pretoria – Thursday 31st August, 2017 The Zambian High Commission in South Africa has expressed concern at the utter lies and falsehood peddled against government by the Opposition members that are currently in South Africa. During a joint press conference held by UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema and Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane in Capetown, various statements were carried live on SABC, were uttered. The Zambian High Commission has stated that it was sad that a Zambia national could travel abroad and speak ill of the country, especially on remarks based on lies and falsehood. Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba said zambian nationals that travel abroad are expected to honour their solemn duty and responsibility to the country. He described claims by the United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema that Zambia was facing a break down in the rule of law, Judiciary and that the outcome of elections remain disputed or contested as lies and based on total fabrications. Mr. Mwamba said Mr. Hichilema’s release from Prison together with his co-accussed was a demonstration of Zambia’s entrenched rule of law and a tested democracy. He said the recent court acquittals of Mr. Hichilema’s Vice President, Goeffrey Bwalya Mwamba and his senior member, Obvious Mwaliteta demonstrated that the judiciary was extremely independent. Mr. Mwamba was reacting to various claims made by Mr. Hichilema at a joint press with the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane held in Cape Town South Africa today. He said that Mr. Hichilema’s claim that there was no media freedom in Zambia as lies as there was a diversified and independent media with over 85 Radio stations and 15 Television stations including 10 Newspaper firms operating freely in Zambia. Mr Mwamba said the earlier in 2016 suspension of two radio stations and a TV station could therefore not be used to justify claims as the named stations were suspended and found liable for using and promoting hate speech. On appeal and commitment to attend to the concerns the broadcast licenses were restored. Mr. Mwamba further described Mr. Hichilema’s claims that the Zambian Parliament was raided by Police as a fabrication as no such incident has ever happened in Zambia. He clarified that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu won last year’s election with a clear margin of over one hundred thousand votes representing a percentage of 50.35 after winning in seven of the 10 provinces of Zambia, contrary to Mr. Hichilema’s claim that he won by a mere 13,000 votes. He further said the election of President Edgar Lungu in 2016 were pronounced and determined as credible by reputable local and international observers and the claims by Mr. Hichilema therefore remain unfounded. Mr. Mwamba has since urged Mr. Hichilema to positively use his time in South Africa to help contribute towards Zambia’s development -and promote peace and unity than spreading falsehoods and tarnishing the image of the country. He said Zambia was experiencing an economic boom with inflation rate at 6.5%, a stable exchange rate, a surplus crop harvest and a surging economic growth. Mrs. Naomi Nyawali First Secretary Press and Public Relations. Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa. The post Mwamba Says Hichilema Is Peddling Lies, “Judiciary Is Extremely Independent” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports