Mufumbwe Residents Burn Down Police Post in Protest of Police Action

Police in Mufumbwe had something of a spooky experience in Mufumbwe when residents turned against them for attempting to stop what is locally called Chikondo meaning moving coffin. The chaos arose in the aftermath of the death of Matha Mingochi … Continued

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Police in Mufumbwe had something of a spooky experience in Mufumbwe when residents turned against them for attempting to stop what is locally called Chikondo meaning moving coffin. The chaos arose in the aftermath of the death of Matha Mingochi of Kakilufya area of Mufumbwe District, a Grade 11 pupil at a local secondary school who died on 13th October, 2017. Below is a statement from police: LUSAKA, 14TH OCTOBER, 2017- Mufumbwe residents have burnt down Mufumbwe Police Station following an attempt by police to stop what is locally called”chikondo”, a traditional belief meaning “a movng coffin” from taking place following the death of Matha Mingochi of Kakilufya area of Mufumbwe District , a Grade 11 pupil at a local secondary school who died on 13th October, 2017. When Police advised the people to stop the practice, the mob began throwing stones at Police Officers, a situation which led the Police Officers to retreat to the Police Station but the mob followed and finally burnt the Police Station and in the process, two vehicles and office materials were also burnt. The mob was following a suspected wizard who they accused of causing the death of the deceased but by then, he had not yet been found. Some Police officers have been injured by the mob and have been identified as Constable Kamwengo,Sergeant Tembo and Reserve Constable Munangandu. Two Motor vehicles , a canter belonging to Inspector Kalunyange and a Toyota Noah , property of Nkinke Nelson which was parked at the Police Station by Court Bailiffs have also been burnt. As Zambia Police, we register our disappointment at the continued behavour by members of the public of venting their anger on public property in instances where they feel agrieved. Such practices are detrimental to the wellbeing of the economy and as Police we will not allow people to disregard the Law with impunity. The matter will fully be investigated and anyone that will be found wanting will not be spared but arrested and prosecuted. Destroying of Police Stations does not disadvantage Police Officers but the same members of the public who instigate or take part in destroying the infrastructure. We will not leave any stone unturned in our investigations until all those that played a role in this matter are brought to book. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER The post Mufumbwe Residents Burn Down Police Post in Protest of Police Action appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Niger Gov Commends Appointment of Aisha Ahmed for CBN Post

[This Day] Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has charged the newly appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Hajiya Aisha Ahmed, to be above primordial sentiments and work for the overall interest of the country.

[This Day] Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has charged the newly appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Hajiya Aisha Ahmed, to be above primordial sentiments and work for the overall interest of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UPND Set Conditions for Attending National Day of prayer

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it will not attend the October 18 National Day of Prayer unless they are given certain guarantees. Party spokesperson Charles Kakoma said that one of the conditions will be an official … Continued

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The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it will not attend the October 18 National Day of Prayer unless they are given certain guarantees. Party spokesperson Charles Kakoma said that one of the conditions will be an official invitation to party president Hakainde Hichilema. Kakoma said that the UPND would only attend if they were officially written to by the organizers of the National Day of Prayer. President Edgar Lungu declared a National Day of Prayer and Fasting in 2015 with the day declared a national holiday. The event will this year be held at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. The post UPND Set Conditions for Attending National Day of prayer appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ubumwe-Hilton Deal Hangs in Balance Over Investors’ Row

[New Times] The much-publicised takeover of Ubumwe Grand Hotel by global hotel chain, Hilton Group, could go up in smoke even before it takes effect after a key stakeholder in the business came out breathing hot and cold over “not being consulted” in t…

[New Times] The much-publicised takeover of Ubumwe Grand Hotel by global hotel chain, Hilton Group, could go up in smoke even before it takes effect after a key stakeholder in the business came out breathing hot and cold over "not being consulted" in the engagement.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Dangote, Mbeki Launch Afrochampions Initiative in Lagos to Foster Regional Growth

[This Day] Prominent African leaders under the aegis of the Afrochampions Initiative, at the weekend, charted a course to transform the continent with the aim to make it a destination for international investments.

[This Day] Prominent African leaders under the aegis of the Afrochampions Initiative, at the weekend, charted a course to transform the continent with the aim to make it a destination for international investments.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘He Saved All of Us’ – Wife of Slain Farmer

[News24Wire] “He saved all of us,” says the wife of a farmer who was shot dead while defending his family and guests, most of whom were teenage girls, at a farm near Philadelphia in the Western Cape.

[News24Wire] "He saved all of us," says the wife of a farmer who was shot dead while defending his family and guests, most of whom were teenage girls, at a farm near Philadelphia in the Western Cape.

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No U.S.$25 Billion State Oil Firm Contract Missing – Presidency

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Presidency Sunday said that neither the report that $25 billion worth of oil contracts were awarded by the NNPC nor that $25 billion in NNPC funds was missing was true.

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Presidency Sunday said that neither the report that $25 billion worth of oil contracts were awarded by the NNPC nor that $25 billion in NNPC funds was missing was true.

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