Buhari – I Think I’m Fit to Return Home, but My Doctors Will Give the Go-Ahead

[This Day] Abuja -In an emotional meeting yesterday in London with his media team, led by Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, President Muhammadu Buhari said he feels he could return to Nigeria, but added that he was waiting for his docto…

[This Day] Abuja -In an emotional meeting yesterday in London with his media team, led by Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, President Muhammadu Buhari said he feels he could return to Nigeria, but added that he was waiting for his doctors to give the final go-ahead. He explained that he had recuperated tremendously and was longing to come back home.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

PF Claim Kambwili Was Uninvited To Ukusefya Pangwe’na

The Patriotic Front has published a statement stating Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili was not invited to attend the Bemba traditional ceremony Ukusefya Pangwe’na. According to an article published on the PF media platform, Bemba Paramount chief Chitimukulu opted to deny … Continued

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The Patriotic Front has published a statement stating Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili was not invited to attend the Bemba traditional ceremony Ukusefya Pangwe’na. According to an article published on the PF media platform, Bemba Paramount chief Chitimukulu opted to deny Roan constituency member of parliament Kambwili an invitation to preserve the integrity of the traditional ceremony. Kambwili, in the company of his sidekick Mwenya Musenge, was blocked from proceeding to the ceremony by police while cadres blocked a sponsored radio program he was to host on Radio Mano. The Bemba Royal Establishment spokesperson said he had officially communicated his position not to welcome Kambwili to the ukusefya pangw’ena traditional ceremony to both the Northern Province Police Commissioner Richard Mweene and the provincial administration. “We were not ready to subject our guests especially the traditional leaders from the South to his political gimmicks, frustrations, hate speech or propaganda,” said the royal establishment spokesperson. “We communicated this position to both the police commissioner and Northern provincial administration,” stressed ba mwine Lubemba. “There is no room for tribal talk during ukusefya pangw’ena. There is no room for division, propaganda, sheer political gimmicks or hate speech. We are privileged to receive about 20 guests who are traditional leaders from across the nation and we would like them to enjoy and appreciate ukusefya pangw’ena for the uniting ceremony it is and devoid of any hidden political agenda,” he added. In response, Northern province Police Commissioner Richard Mweene called on Roan members of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and his entourage to abide by the decision of his royal Highness, Paramount chief Chitimukulu. This year’s ukusefya pangw’ena was graced by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and attracted different business houses on the sides of the arena, thousands of people and about 20 visiting traditional leaders including senior chief Chikanta, senior chief Mweemba, chief Chooma, chief Simwatachela, Chiefteness Choongo, chief Mapanza, chief Mukobela, senior chief Sinazongwe, chief Mwenda from Southern province. Chief Mumena from Kalumbila, chief Kalunga from Kabompo, chief Chiyengela from Limulunga, chief Chitoshi from Lunte, chief kaputa and chief Mporokoso among others were also in attendance. The post PF Claim Kambwili Was Uninvited To Ukusefya Pangwe’na appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Fashion – Any Future for Emerging Kenyan Designers?

[Nation] Last weekend, I was on a panel judging the Next Gen Fashion Designers competition, Kenya Fashion Awards at the Michael Joseph Centre. The two day event had emerging designers bring on their funk and student designers across the country bring o…

[Nation] Last weekend, I was on a panel judging the Next Gen Fashion Designers competition, Kenya Fashion Awards at the Michael Joseph Centre. The two day event had emerging designers bring on their funk and student designers across the country bring out the noise.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Sick Mnangagwa Rushed to Hospitalby Chopper

[New Zimbabwe] Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly rushed to hospital by helicopter Saturday after being taken ill while attending President Robert Mugabe’s rally in Gwanda.

[New Zimbabwe] Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly rushed to hospital by helicopter Saturday after being taken ill while attending President Robert Mugabe's rally in Gwanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe – Trump a Better Devil Than Cruel Clinton

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has scorned former US President George Bush’s hostile stance towards his government but thanked current President Donald Trump for defeating an equally “cruel” Hillary Clinton he feared could have tightened the sc…

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has scorned former US President George Bush's hostile stance towards his government but thanked current President Donald Trump for defeating an equally "cruel" Hillary Clinton he feared could have tightened the screws on his regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Grace Mugabe Seeks Treatment in South Africa

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe says his wife Grace was in South African to seek treatment over an ankle injury she sustained during a “freak” road accident involving the Presidential limousine last month.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe says his wife Grace was in South African to seek treatment over an ankle injury she sustained during a "freak" road accident involving the Presidential limousine last month.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Citizen’s View: Zambia’s Judicial System Is A Circus – Mwanza

The concept of justice being delivered from the open court can best be summarised by what one writer wrote: “Justice must not only be seen to be done but has to be seen to be believed.” Zambia’s Judicial system is … Continued

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The concept of justice being delivered from the open court can best be summarised by what one writer wrote: “Justice must not only be seen to be done but has to be seen to be believed.” Zambia’s Judicial system is a circus when it comes to justice especially when the judiciary becomes under intense pressure in trying these political cases. The Judiciary has no excuse for limiting public knowledge on how the Hakainde Hichilema case will be tried, or how the DPP may be left with no option but to enter a Nolle, or for the public to know how the court may have arrived at its decisions on whether to acquit him or convict him for treason over a road altercation in Mongu. If Chief Justice Mambilima does not want the media or counsel to record verbatim of the proceedings of the court so they can accurately report, who is the Judiciary going to blame if inaccurate reports are reported by media houses? Will you cite the media for contempt when the Court itself is promoting inaccurate reporting? You even prevent advocates from recording court proceedings, if they wish to, for purposes of reviewing and preparing their case on whether HH has a case to answer or no case to answer. Does the Court want to doctor some verbatim on record which it intends to be the only source for advocates to review their notes on proceedings? What is it that the Judiciary is seeking to hide from the public on the treason trial of Hakainde Hichilema which has attracted so much public attention? How will the public get to believe the State made their case and HH was wrong and committed treason by barring people from freely attending? What madam Mambilima and her Judiciary should have done was to actually tell citizens not to travel to Court as the trial would be televised on various local and international media who may want to televise it. The Judiciary should have, in fact, asked ZNBC to publicly cover proceedings so that people don’t have the pressure of going to court and congest the courtroom. The orders by the Registrar, which no doubt are sanctioned by Chief Justice as Head of the Judiciary, have nothing to deal with controlling the unruly cadres but has more to do with censorship or acts meant to cite some media houses for contempt who may report wrongly because the Judiciary wanted them to do so. They are meant to hide something associated with this trial or evidence and will produce greater injustice, irrespective of any outcome. If it is their intention to keep the treason trial in secret, they should have opted to have the trial conducted in Chambers or in-camera. Even those who have committed crimes against humanity, we have seen footages of them being tried in truly open courts where necessary. There is something the Zambian Judiciary is hiding in the dispensation of justice and this must make Chief Justice Mambilima to resign. Some acts and inefficiencies in the Judiciary are some of the many reasons why people charged with unbailable offences stay in prison for a year or more without trial. The judiciary has greatly contributed to delays in concluding trial. When all is done, the accused have later been found innocent. The Judiciary in Zambia is not the true protector of our people’s liberties but an accomplice in the violation of human rights. People had expected a lot from madam Irene Mambilima when she was appointed to take charge of the judiciary but, for the head of the judiciary to allow such orders to remain in force, is quiet a let down to say the least. Could it be that late President Michael Chilufya Sata was so intelligent enough that when Ernest Sakala had been sent into early retirement, he did not want the ratified Deputy Chief Justice to take over the control of the judiciary and was best placed as head of the Electoral Commission? The man may have really known something that some of us who wanted Irene Mambilima to over the reins of the Judiciary did not know. Cry My Beloved Country Isaac Mwanza The post Citizen’s View: Zambia’s Judicial System Is A Circus – Mwanza appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ugandan Traders On Edge Over Kenya Elections Results

[East African] Ugandan business transactions with Kenya have been held in abeyance, with most bus companies suspending services or reducing the frequency. Already, Buscar and Dreamline, which ply the Nairobi-Kampala route, have halted their services un…

[East African] Ugandan business transactions with Kenya have been held in abeyance, with most bus companies suspending services or reducing the frequency. Already, Buscar and Dreamline, which ply the Nairobi-Kampala route, have halted their services until the elections are done with.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uhuru’s Second Term Off to a Rocky Start As Nasa Rejects Results

[East African] Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s struck a reconciliatory tone as he reached out to the opposition to work with him in developing the country during his second term in office.

[East African] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta's struck a reconciliatory tone as he reached out to the opposition to work with him in developing the country during his second term in office.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya