Declassified – Apartheid Profits – Who Killed Dulcie September?

[Daily Maverick] This is number eight in the Open Secrets’ series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents…

[Daily Maverick] This is number eight in the Open Secrets' series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives in seven countries. This treasure trove contains damning details of the individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return. OPEN SECRETS believes that it is vital to allow the public to scrutinise the primary evidence. Last week we

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Antonio Mwanza: Thieves and Crooks Are Reverenced In Zambia

In this country, thieves and crooks are revered as being smart and clever. In fact those that try to live within their means are regarded as dull. Nibatulo. Corruption and abuse of authority has been accepted as a normal part … Continued

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In this country, thieves and crooks are revered as being smart and clever. In fact those that try to live within their means are regarded as dull. Nibatulo. Corruption and abuse of authority has been accepted as a normal part of our political dispensation and public life. This country has been reduced to a joke. Just look at these statistics: 79% of Zambians in rural areas and 65% in urban areas live below a dollar a day 53% of women give birth without the attendance of a qualified midwife 50% of our children are malnourished/stunted. Njala! 47% of Zambians have no access to clean water and sanitation. Deserts such as Dubai, former war torn countries like Rwanda, natural resource limited countries like South Korea have all advanced and developed into strong economies due to transformational and patriotic leadership; leadership anchored on vision, commitment to country and selflessness. Antonio Mwanza The post Antonio Mwanza: Thieves and Crooks Are Reverenced In Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak.

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak.

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Jonathan’s Aide Condemns Military Operations – Blasts Lai Mohammed

[Premium Times] An aide to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday condemned the plans by the military to extend its show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

[Premium Times] An aide to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday condemned the plans by the military to extend its show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

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OPINION: The Politics of Procurement-A Case of Fire Tenders

Does anyone remember the debate around the printing of ballot papers in the April 2016? Does this list not ring a bell? Note that the bids were quoted in United States dollars. Renform 1,398,360, UniPrint 1,522,864, Fongda (AVIC) 1,956,057, Paarl … Continued

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Does anyone remember the debate around the printing of ballot papers in the April 2016? Does this list not ring a bell? Note that the bids were quoted in United States dollars. Renform 1,398,360, UniPrint 1,522,864, Fongda (AVIC) 1,956,057, Paarl media 2,125,891, Tall Security 2,875,689 and Al Ghurair 3,101,000 Renform did put up a challenge against the awarding of the tender to the most expensive supplier who turned out to be Dubai based company Al Ghurair. With effect to the 42 fire tenders that have been expensively purchased at US$42 million against lower bids that went as low as US$36 million we need to be conscious of the system we are up against. In truth the purchase is not going to be reversed and as in the case of the ballot papers a rival bidder is the one that has turned out to be loudest critic. Maybe we should reflect on this disposition. Fifteen companies put up bids with United Kingdom based company that is at the head of the protests named Albion Export Services pushing a US$49 million bid. Note that is the debate rages on that the Ministry had also specified the type of fire tenders and service equipment required on each fire lorry. Eventually the tender was awarded to Grandview International Ltd to supply 42 fire tenders and safety equipment at an award sum of $42million. But Albion Services disputed the award and appealed to the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) with their objection thrown out. Is this therefore a closed case? What then should the debate focus on? Does the Zambia Public Procurement Authority ever reverse a deal once it is closed? What can people with legitimate grounds to challenge the US$42 million fire tenders purchase? If the deal really stinks what then should the citizenry do? What about having a closer look at the loud mouths that are at the head of the protests? Are they merely championing this debate as a result of being beaten to the corrupt game of tenderpreneurship? No matter how hard people may feel about this transaction it could appear that it is a done deal with no way back for the people that have implemented it. But then we should all be concerned about the concerns raised on the quality of the fire tenders that have been allegedly branded inferior. So while we are still at it bickering about the tender process maybe we should do better to refer to the past on how nothing has ever been done with regards to protestations about allegedly corruptly awarded tenders. The post OPINION: The Politics of Procurement-A Case of Fire Tenders appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Coach Seninga Weighs in as Agaciro Tourney Curtain Falls

[New Times] Despite finishing in fourth place in this year’s Agaciro Tourney over the weekend, head Coach Innocent Seninga thinks it was an ideal preparation for his side as they picked positives to focus on in the upcoming 2017/2018 league season.

[New Times] Despite finishing in fourth place in this year's Agaciro Tourney over the weekend, head Coach Innocent Seninga thinks it was an ideal preparation for his side as they picked positives to focus on in the upcoming 2017/2018 league season.

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FAZ CEO Abandons Ethics; Awards His Firm CAF Branding Deal

FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe has admitted to awarding his firm, Mpila Zambia, a branding deal facilitated by the Confederations of African Football (CAF). This follows recent revelations from a Facebook post that claimed Liwewe’s firm was responsible for branding … Continued

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FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe has admitted to awarding his firm, Mpila Zambia, a branding deal facilitated by the Confederations of African Football (CAF). This follows recent revelations from a Facebook post that claimed Liwewe’s firm was responsible for branding and setting up match venue advertisements during Confederations of African Football (CAF) fixtures in Zambia. Liwewe has told close associates he has had the deal to brand stadiums even before he became FAZ general secretary, a statement that does not correspond with the facts surrounding the deal. Sources have disclosed that the branding deal which is done through a CAF agent known as Lagardere was previously handled by a spouse of a former FAZ executive committee member. Following a change in the administration at Football House in March 2016, the branding deal floated to the association CEO by Lagardere. It’s believed that the deal is worth between K250, 000 to K500, 000 with each match played involving either Zanaco or Zesco and their respective opponents in CAF games attracting an additional K10, 000 for field set up. Zanaco have since been eliminated from the Champions League so Mpila Zambia will now only provide the services to Zesco United who are still in contention for honours in the Confederations Cup. While the FAZ/Mpila Zambia deal is the latest potential financial and unethical scandal to rock local football, Lagardere is not new to controversy. In January this year, CAF was forced to fend off reports by Egyptian press that the France-based sports firm was involved in inappropriate deals. CAF stated that after evaluating the different offers submitted, and in strict compliance with the existing contractual clauses, agreed to renew the contract with Lagardère Sports for the 2017-2028 cycle. This was done in June 2015. CAFONLINE reported in January that the contract with Lagardere guaranteed African football a substantial increase in revenues and substantial funding for the development of football on the continent. CAF explained that the contract with Lagardère Sports did not contravene national or supranational legislation, as established by categorical legal opinions in this regard. The post FAZ CEO Abandons Ethics; Awards His Firm CAF Branding Deal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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