OPINION: State of Emergency Should be Last Resort

The call that the country should be placed under a State of Emergency deserves a lot of thought. It is very clear that the country is slowly sliding into very dangerous waters. It is very clear that the divide among … Continued

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The call that the country should be placed under a State of Emergency deserves a lot of thought. It is very clear that the country is slowly sliding into very dangerous waters. It is very clear that the divide among the traditionally peace loving Zambians is widening with people treating each other with suspicion. Every sign of calamity is quickly blamed on politics with one divide of the country launching into celebratory mode while the other quickly points fingers at the other. So has been the script that there is no distinction between a calamity of natural causes and one instigated by criminal elements. Even when there is a chance of stringently getting to the bottom of problems, politics tend to impair the judgment to those whose duty it is to find solutions to the on-going problems. It is very clear that some acts that have happened in the last few months border out rightly on criminality and have political signatures written all over them. That is something that should get the authorities working and working quietly and not seeking to alarm the nation every time something happens before investigations are commenced. If there is anyone that holds the balance in this entire delicate situation it is the authorities. They cannot take the front seat throwing tantrums when the atmosphere is already emotionally charged and ripening by the day for disaster. This could be the hour that they show the true mark of statesmanship and reasonably deal with this crisis. After all there have been many versions to these calamities and only the professionally trained authorities could unlock this puzzle. It is our prayer that this matter will be soberly appraised before drastic action can be taken. There is no doubt that if the matter is addressed professionally there will be a solution soon with the criminals caged if that be the cause. Surely a State of Emergency will set us way back in the dark UNIP days whose story is well known. After all, the country still bears the scars of a One Party dictatorship. To the brothers and sisters that lost property we stand with you in your loss. Good day. The post OPINION: State of Emergency Should be Last Resort appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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KPL’s Disciplinary Committee Reconstituted

[Nation] The Kenyan Premier League Governing Council has reconstituted its disciplinary body, Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC), and appointed a new six-member team led by lawyer Stephen Ligunya.

[Nation] The Kenyan Premier League Governing Council has reconstituted its disciplinary body, Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC), and appointed a new six-member team led by lawyer Stephen Ligunya.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Pay More Attention to Education Sector

[Monitor] This newspaper yesterday brought to the fore an issue that many parents have grumbled over, but find themselves footing the bills through the nose, resorting to poor alternatives or giving up on education altogether. Over the past two decades…

[Monitor] This newspaper yesterday brought to the fore an issue that many parents have grumbled over, but find themselves footing the bills through the nose, resorting to poor alternatives or giving up on education altogether. Over the past two decades, many private schools have sprouted, thanks to the liberalisation policy started by the NRM government in the 1990s.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Young Andrew Lokuk Chases Glory in Hammer Throw

[Nation] Andrew Lokuk, a Form Three student at Ortum High School in West Pokot County, credits his quick rise in athletics to a burning desire for something more challenging and exciting in life.

[Nation] Andrew Lokuk, a Form Three student at Ortum High School in West Pokot County, credits his quick rise in athletics to a burning desire for something more challenging and exciting in life.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Amos Chanda in Court Today in HH Contempt Case

The case in which incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has sued State House press aide Amos Chanda and Daily Nation proprietor comes up today in the Lusaka Magistrate Court. It is not yet clear if the state will obey the … Continued

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The case in which incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has sued State House press aide Amos Chanda and Daily Nation proprietor comes up today in the Lusaka Magistrate Court. It is not yet clear if the state will obey the order to avail the accused before the court of law as he was not presented at the last sitting despite the court ordering that he be made available. On June 27 Chanda appeared before Magistrate Felix Kaoma for contempt of court charges. The matter was adjourned to July 5 for taking of plea and possible commencement of trial. The contempt charges are based on complaints by Hichilema and five others over a story that appeared in the Daily Nation headlined ‘HH acted foolishly’ that the newspaper published on June 1 quoting President Lungu’s press aide who appeared on an Al Jazeera ‘The Stream’ Programme on May 30. Chanda is quoted as having said “…there was no witch-hunt in the arrest of Mr Hichilema as the predicament he faced was purely out of his recklessness and foolish behaviour of endangering the life of the President even after power sirens signalled the coming of the presidential motorcade.†Hichilema has also sued Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili for contempt of court in a matter before Magistrate Irene Wishimanga. The post Amos Chanda in Court Today in HH Contempt Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Clash with Tanzania in Cosafa Semis

The Zambia national team will tackle Tanzania in the semi final of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup at the Moruleng Stadium. Coach Wedson Nyirenda’s side made it to the quarterfinals after having beaten Botswana 2-1 courtesy goals from Brian Mwila … Continued

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The Zambia national team will tackle Tanzania in the semi final of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup at the Moruleng Stadium. Coach Wedson Nyirenda’s side made it to the quarterfinals after having beaten Botswana 2-1 courtesy goals from Brian Mwila and Justin Shonga. Nyirenda will be hoping that his side build on the quarterfinal victory by beating Tanzania who edged out hosts South Africa via a 1-0 result. After a series of international friendly matches the set up is fairly familiar among the local players with Nyirenda likely to line up a central defence partnership of Isaac Shamukompa and Webster Mulenga while skipper Donashano Malama and Diamond Chikwekwe will be deployed as wingbacks. In the holding role will be Jack Chirwa with the attacking role falling to Shonga and Mwila. Zambia last won the Cosafa Castle Cup in 2013 on home soil and is gunning to lift the trophy again. South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe have each won four COSAFA Castle Cup titles since the tournament was first played in 1997, with Angola (three wins) and Namibia the only other teams to lift the trophy. Match kicks off at 17h00. The post Zambia Clash with Tanzania in Cosafa Semis appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Friends of Jesus Choir Support Needy Families

[New Times] The Friends of Jesus Choir of Kigali English Church, a Seventh Day Adventist church based in Kibagabaga, on Sunday reached out to the poor in a social responsibility activity at Gahanga sector, Kicukiro District.

[New Times] The Friends of Jesus Choir of Kigali English Church, a Seventh Day Adventist church based in Kibagabaga, on Sunday reached out to the poor in a social responsibility activity at Gahanga sector, Kicukiro District.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda