Trickster Jailed for Swindling U.S.$186 for Impersonating MRA Employee

[Nyasa Times] The Nkukula Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has sentenced a 38 year old man identified as Charles Mulingo to 12 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for allegedly duping a 24 yeald old young woman (Name Withheld) in pretext that he wou…

[Nyasa Times] The Nkukula Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has sentenced a 38 year old man identified as Charles Mulingo to 12 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for allegedly duping a 24 yeald old young woman (Name Withheld) in pretext that he would help her secure a job.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Letter: Social Media & Our Leaders; Are They Guilty?

Being a leader is far more to having the muscle to command or intimidate others. One thing I am certain of is that when you are elected as a leader, it doesn’t mean that it’s everyone who has elected you … Continued

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Being a leader is far more to having the muscle to command or intimidate others. One thing I am certain of is that when you are elected as a leader, it doesn’t mean that it’s everyone who has elected you or that everyone will like you as the people who chose you. Leaders must bear the heart to embrace and contain even those who did not choose or vote for them. A real leader must strategically contemplate on how he/she will convince and win those who don’t like him as well as those who did not elect him/her to the office or position that he holds. Leaders must know that a fly does not get into a closed mouth and a closed mouth catches no flies. Leaders must know when to keep quiet to avoid social and political ‘noisy’ with their followers and opponents. Just as a saying, “a burnt child dreads the fire.” There will be time when our people, the electorate will never be willing to participate in the election due to the experience which they have obtained from the ruthless greed incompetent leaders who think they are more important than the people who chose them. A real leader must humble himself to his/her people and find time to gather with them and discuss, share ideas and solve problems that him and his people are facing. Yes I am imperatively aware that a drop of ink may make a million think however leaders must avoid social media talks and focus on significant and productive objectives aimed at undertaking and implementing social, economic, and political decisions. I know that social media is being exploited and used as a tool to attack leaders in both ruling and opposition parties but we must learn to pay much attention to things that matters the most, not petty social issues. We must be more concerned about things that’s affecting our people. Let us not spend our precious time arguing, responding and wasting time arresting and paying attention to social media users who don’t even matter. Pay attention to people who show themselves on TV and Radio stations. Those are the people we must concentrate on because what they say on public medias is what matters and affect us the most. How can you start hunting for someone who doesn’t want to show himself? -Castrol Kafweta -Aspiring MP for Solwezi Central The post Letter: Social Media & Our Leaders; Are They Guilty? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ICTC Malawi Queries AfDB On Tender Leak

[Nyasa Times] Lawyers advising ICTC Malawi have written the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) demanding answers as to how their winning bid submitted to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) for the supply of various secondary notebook…

[Nyasa Times] Lawyers advising ICTC Malawi have written the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) demanding answers as to how their winning bid submitted to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) for the supply of various secondary notebooks ended up in possession of their competitor joint venture of Mallory International and Maneno Enterprises.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Malawi VP Chilima Calls for Collective Efforts in Tree Planting Season

[Nyasa Times] Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has underscored the need for Malawians to plant and take care of the already planted trees in an effort to combat effects of climate change and deforestation.

[Nyasa Times] Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has underscored the need for Malawians to plant and take care of the already planted trees in an effort to combat effects of climate change and deforestation.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Mumbi Phiri Bounces Back in Parliament

Patriotic Front deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has bounced back to parliament after President Edgar Lungu nominated her to replace the dismissed Lucky Mulusa. The outspoken Phiri will add a combative voice given the out of control Roan Member of … Continued

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Patriotic Front deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has bounced back to parliament after President Edgar Lungu nominated her to replace the dismissed Lucky Mulusa. The outspoken Phiri will add a combative voice given the out of control Roan Member of Parliament who has become rebellious against the PF on whose ticket he stands in parliament is firing from the opposite aisle. Phiri was by-passed for adoption for the Munali Constituency by Nkandu Luo but has been looking for a way back to parliament. The former Munali lawmaker who served from 2006 to 2011 was also by-passed for adoption in 2011 and sent in the diplomatic service by late President Michael Sata. Mulusa was fired by President Lungu creating an opening for Phiri to step back into parliament. The post Mumbi Phiri Bounces Back in Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Projects to Continue

[Botswana Daily News] Xaixai -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama yesterday assured residents of Xaixai in the Ngamiland District that ongoing projects in the area will continue beyond his tenure. He leaves office end of March this year.

[Botswana Daily News] Xaixai -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama yesterday assured residents of Xaixai in the Ngamiland District that ongoing projects in the area will continue beyond his tenure. He leaves office end of March this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Soccer – Coach Appeals to Magosi Faithfuls

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Mochudi Centre Chiefs caretaker coach, Innocent Morapedi has appealed to Magosi supporters to leave the past behind and start the year on a clean slate by supporting their team in its time of need.

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Mochudi Centre Chiefs caretaker coach, Innocent Morapedi has appealed to Magosi supporters to leave the past behind and start the year on a clean slate by supporting their team in its time of need.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Masisi Consoles Rakala Family

[Botswana Daily News] Ralekgetho -Vice President, Mr Mokgweeetsi Masisi has expressed condolences to the family of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Ralekgetho councillor, Mr Gofetseone Rakala who passed away on Sunday (January 7) after a long illness.

[Botswana Daily News] Ralekgetho -Vice President, Mr Mokgweeetsi Masisi has expressed condolences to the family of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Ralekgetho councillor, Mr Gofetseone Rakala who passed away on Sunday (January 7) after a long illness.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Fuel Scarcity Persists Amid High Prices Across Nigeria

[Premium Times] Barely a week after the fuel scarcity across Nigeria subsided in major cities, long queues of motorists have resurfaced at filling stations in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.

[Premium Times] Barely a week after the fuel scarcity across Nigeria subsided in major cities, long queues of motorists have resurfaced at filling stations in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria