Nyusi Launches Integrated Rural Development Project

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Friday that “Sustenta” (Sustain”), the government’s integrated agriculture and natural resource project, is unequivocal proof that rural development is at the centre of the government’s activity.

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Friday that "Sustenta" (Sustain"), the government's integrated agriculture and natural resource project, is unequivocal proof that rural development is at the centre of the government's activity.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

U.S.$8 Million Dollars Needed to Repair Cyclone Damage

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario is making a two day working visit to the southern province of Inhambane to assess the damage done by cyclone Dineo which hit the province on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario is making a two day working visit to the southern province of Inhambane to assess the damage done by cyclone Dineo which hit the province on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Dickson Jere Toasts To RB’s 80th Birthday

Lusaka lawyer Dickson Jere has joined Zambians in celebrating fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda’s 80th birthday. Fondly referred to as RB, the statesman celebrated his milestone with grandchildren, friends and other members of the family at his New Kasama home. … Continued

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Lusaka lawyer Dickson Jere has joined Zambians in celebrating fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda’s 80th birthday. Fondly referred to as RB, the statesman celebrated his milestone with grandchildren, friends and other members of the family at his New Kasama home. Jere says RB deserves the highest recognition Zambians can offer for his illustrious contribution both in public service and private life. BELOW IS JERE’S WRITE UP Happy 80th Birthday President! By Dickson Jere Rarely do we see people hit the age of 80 these days. And when one reaches that milestone, there is cause to celebrate. My former boss, mentor and parent, President Rupiah Bwezani Banda, is 80 years today! (19/02/17) As I join in celebrating his birthday, I wish to state that the 80 years of this oldman has been a rollercoaster but a fascinating and admirable one. He has had an illustrious career both in public and private sectors. The man has served the country in a number of lofty positions and yet his humility is admirable. He served as Zambia’s top diplomat but has always refused to be called “Ambassador”. Even with the honourary Doctorates conferred on him by universities, he still refused to be addressed as “Dr”. “Those titles are irrelevant to my life. Who can doubt that I was Ambassador? Call me RB,” the man would often tell us. Rupiah Banda is an Economist educated at Lund University in Sweden and holds a Masters Degree from Cambridge University in the U.K. Even at his old age, he has not divorced himself from books and I often discuss latest books on the market with him. One of the most remarkable characteristics of Rupiah Banda is his persistent call for everyone in his vicinity to join him for a meal whenever it is served regardless of their status. “tiyeni tilye (let’s eat)” is his famous phrase, which became his nickname when was President. (He is not aware about this!) He would call bodyguards, drivers, gardeners, cleaners and his aides to join him for a meal. Off course, everyone would scamper for fear of breaching protocol, but to the annoyance of the President. “Driver ni muntu na yeve (Driver is a person also)”, RB would often say when told that drivers cannot join him on the table as it would be serious breach of protocol. One of his greatest weakness, even at 80, is his ability to trust people, even those who betrayed him. He believes in loyalty so much that one wonders how he mingles with his enemies freely with his trademark smile. “Ni vao ivo (it’s their own problem,” is his instant answer when asked what he was doing with someone who openly insulted him or betrayed his trust. At 80, the man has lived his life. He has had his fair share of shortcomings, just like any human being. He may have also stepped on people’s toes, who still hold him in contempt and may not see his good side. That notwithstanding, I sincerely believe he is qualified for the highest medal in Zambia -the Grand Commander of the Eagle – for his contribution to the country from the time he was a freedom fighter up until now. I know he personally would not want this kind of honour but I think he deserves it. As a country, we need to honour our heroes while they are alive! Last week, he came through my office and we talked about his big birthday but his take was that he wanted it low key. Happy birthday Zambia’s 4th President! Below are position he held: ⃠President of the Republic of Zambia ⃠Vice President of the Republic of Zambia ⃠Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Munali constituency ⃠Minister of State for Mines and Mineral Development ⃠Ambassador to Egypt ⃠Ambassador to Washington ⃠Permanent Representative to the United Nations ⃠Senior Governor of the City of Lusaka ⃠Chief Executive Officer of National Agriculture Marketing Board ⃠Vice President of the Football Association of Zambia ⃠Chairman of the Chiparamba Soccer Academy ⃠UNIP representative to Ethiopia (during independence struggle) The post Dickson Jere Toasts To RB’s 80th Birthday appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Singer Kachanana Pens Touching Tale; Ex-Boss Demeaned Her Over “Complexion” & “Dental Formula”

Former television personality Kachanana Simate has offloaded a moving tale on social media in which she reveals how an ex-supervisor during her days at ZNBC derided her complexion and dental formula. She says the supervisor told her she had a … Continued

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Former television personality Kachanana Simate has offloaded a moving tale on social media in which she reveals how an ex-supervisor during her days at ZNBC derided her complexion and dental formula. She says the supervisor told her she had a “disgusting dental formula”, “was too dark in complexion” that it required double the normal light to view her image and that her high pitch voice was “very irritating”. The singer, who is making her mark with nude performances, says she was broken to the bone. “i slept in bed for 2days, didnt care about work. only getting up 2 bath and eat. the bathing was painful… why did God make me this way. I hated God. i loathed him for making me a joke. for giving me a talent in a field i did not fit in. Why God? is this a joke? i hate u. and i cried again. i hate u God,” she narrates. Kachanana says she was forced to visit a dentist to help realign her dental formula. BELOW IS THE FULL NARRATION POSTED ON KACHANANA’S FACEBOOK PAGE one day my boss at the time at znbc called me into her office. she seemed angry i wasnt sure why. i had tried all manner of ways 2 make my work as perfect as possible but it never pleased her… she told me these words; i dnt knw who u knew or wat u did for u 2 b employed here. u are not tv material. u are so ugly. yr skin is so dark yr the lighting pipo struggle 2 light yr skin, your teeth are so disgusting i feel like puking… u talk too much on tv and yr voice is so high pitched, its irritating. you dont deserve 2 be here. you are too ugly for tv yr skin is too dark for tv… she went on like this for 1hr45min. within that one sided conversation, some things were so painful 2 hear i would zone out and zone back in to find her still expressing her hate for all about me… until the then head of studio technicians knocked on her door. he had come to tell her that the presenter of the next live show had not showed up. it was me. she released me in that state of mind 2 go and do a live tv show. when i walked out i was so weak i walked into the next office. thankfully a friend was seated in there. i cried. i couldnt tell her why… dear God where 2 even start from… but she was there comforting me. time was ticking. in 5min i had 2 b live. i went to the bathroom washed my face i couldnt look in the mirror… then i walked 2 the studio. 1minute to the show i was failing 2 read my script. 20 seconds countdown. i did what i always did, say a prayer, smile with that disgusting smile and started the show. all went well, guests were happy audience was happy but me, i was miserable. i drove home. i slept in bed for 2days, didnt care about work. only getting up 2 bath and eat. the bathing was painful… why did God make me this way. I hated God. i loathed him for making me a joke. for giving me a talent in a field i did not fit in. Why God? is this a joke? i hate u. and i cried again. i hate u God. on the third day, just like Jesus i rose again. ok what can i do? the teeth were my fault due to sucking my thumb into my teens. i remembered someone recommending this dentist… i went to see her… Dr Njai. she had a talk with me and during that talk i just started crying. she said she understood… how could she? she had perfect teeth and a light skin. she told me it wasnt like that all her life. she showed me how she had fixed her own teeth…. i was now amazed… dentist fixing yr own teeth??? i had dentist phobia but i put that aside. she put wires in my mouth i was to where them for the next six months but i could take them off during my shows. i went home… six more months of ugly duckling life. i looked in the mirror at my skin. i remembered a girl i went with at school.. much darker than me but she was the prettiest in class… hmmm God doesnt make mistakes. i watched some videos of me on tv, no, God didnt make a mistake with that voice either. i am sorry God. after 4months dr Njai removed the wires she was supposed 2 put new ones for the next three months… it wasnt a perfect smile but it was way better… i didnt even want the rest of the treatment… imperfection creates character. i was happy. i usually dont pry into pipos personal life but i checked out ba bosses life, she was miserable in her personal/romantic life… elo for good reason. her misery she was projecting on me… so i should be miserable with her. Ha! i will never allow anyone to downgrade the works of God again. i am perfectly me.last night was booked to perform for 1hr, i performed for 4 and made more money, because the audience wouldnt leave and wanted more and more…. meanwhile other miserable human beings were on facebook participating in a “roast” of me, 90% of which was how ugly they think i am becoz i am dark lol i wonder if there are any white pipo criticised for being to white… anyway…i feel sorry for u. I pray u will find the inner peace and personal acceptance and Joy i have found. Becoz to this day and any day forward… no amount of hate from a human being shall ever phase me. thankyou. God Bless. #NanaFire #QueenOfQueens. The post Singer Kachanana Pens Touching Tale; Ex-Boss Demeaned Her Over “Complexion” & “Dental Formula” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Welcome Changes in the War On Drugs

[Citizen] Social cognitive theories hold that our behaviors are partly influenced with what we observe from others and our interactions with them. In the same line, we do not expect our elders to apologize to those who are far young to them or those wi…

[Citizen] Social cognitive theories hold that our behaviors are partly influenced with what we observe from others and our interactions with them. In the same line, we do not expect our elders to apologize to those who are far young to them or those with authority to explicitly say that a certain strategy was wrong or inaccurate.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How Madonna Managed to Adopt African Children

[Legalbrief] Perhaps you are a bit uneasy about high profile adoptions of African children by international celebrities? Perhaps you’ve read about their generous donations to special causes that seem to smooth the way for adoptions and wonder whether t…

[Legalbrief] Perhaps you are a bit uneasy about high profile adoptions of African children by international celebrities? Perhaps you've read about their generous donations to special causes that seem to smooth the way for adoptions and wonder whether the welfare of the children involved is a serious consideration.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Why Tanzania Risks Becoming a Land of Zombies

[Citizen] Sometimes in the mid 70s my then Member of Parliament, the late Jackson Makweta, rattled members of the National Assembly by tabling a motion urging the august House to legalise the use marijuana.

[Citizen] Sometimes in the mid 70s my then Member of Parliament, the late Jackson Makweta, rattled members of the National Assembly by tabling a motion urging the august House to legalise the use marijuana.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Zim a Big Prison, Says #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Mawarire

[Zimbabwe Standard] Pastor Evan Mawarire was defiant when he emerged out of the gates of Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison following his brief incarceration on treason related charges early this month, declaring that there would be no let-up in his cam…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Pastor Evan Mawarire was defiant when he emerged out of the gates of Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison following his brief incarceration on treason related charges early this month, declaring that there would be no let-up in his campaign to bring President Robert Mugabe's regime to account.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Amherst College Humbled Uhuru in Spite of High Life Back At Home

[Nation] A quiet, reserved but attentive student. That is how classmates and professors of Uhuru Kenyatta remember him during his time as a university student in the United States more than three decades ago, multiple interviews with his classmates and…

[Nation] A quiet, reserved but attentive student. That is how classmates and professors of Uhuru Kenyatta remember him during his time as a university student in the United States more than three decades ago, multiple interviews with his classmates and lecturers show.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya