President Heads Toward Re-election in August Vote

[VOA] Normally, African election campaigns like the one taking place in Rwanda generate a lot of “noise,” meaning tension and worries of unrest, according to Moody Awori, head of the East African Community team tasked with observing the August 4 presid…

[VOA] Normally, African election campaigns like the one taking place in Rwanda generate a lot of "noise," meaning tension and worries of unrest, according to Moody Awori, head of the East African Community team tasked with observing the August 4 presidential vote.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

‘Consider Amending Constitution to Create Slot for Third VP’

[The Herald] President Mugabe has urged the Zanu-PF Women’s League to consider amendments to the party’s constitution to create a slot for a third vice-president post that will be reserved for women.

[The Herald] President Mugabe has urged the Zanu-PF Women's League to consider amendments to the party's constitution to create a slot for a third vice-president post that will be reserved for women.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe Attacks Military Chiefs

[Zimbabwe Independent] President Robert Mugabe yesterday unexpectedly attacked the military fiercely in public amid delicate brinkmanship with the army over internal power struggles, warning them against succession manoeuvres which could amount to a co…

[Zimbabwe Independent] President Robert Mugabe yesterday unexpectedly attacked the military fiercely in public amid delicate brinkmanship with the army over internal power struggles, warning them against succession manoeuvres which could amount to a coup in remarks bound to trigger a seismic shift on the issue.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe, Military Face Off

[Zimbabwe Independent] For a long time now we have been writing that the stage in which we are in terms of President Robert Mugabe’s succession matrix is brinkmanship. We have reached a point where Mugabe and the military at least some senior army comm…

[Zimbabwe Independent] For a long time now we have been writing that the stage in which we are in terms of President Robert Mugabe's succession matrix is brinkmanship. We have reached a point where Mugabe and the military at least some senior army commanders are at loggerheads over who should succeed the veteran leader.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

State Drags Feet on Lumumba’s Mugabe Insult Case

[263Chat] Harare Magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta on Friday 28 July 2017 registered her displeasure at the conduct of the State, which was represented by Oscar Madhume whilst dismissing Lumumba William Gerald Mutumanje’s application for refusal of further re…

[263Chat] Harare Magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta on Friday 28 July 2017 registered her displeasure at the conduct of the State, which was represented by Oscar Madhume whilst dismissing Lumumba William Gerald Mutumanje's application for refusal of further remand.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dr GBM: Commonwealth University Confers GBM With Honorary Doctorate

Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM has joined the race for honorary doctorates after the Commonwealth University conferred him with a honorary degree in Business Administration. Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili and Copperbelt minister … Continued

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Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM has joined the race for honorary doctorates after the Commonwealth University conferred him with a honorary degree in Business Administration. Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili and Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo recently received honorary degrees. Dr GMB’s pictures have already been flashed on social. The UPND leader who has served the MMD and PF before finding himself on the other side of politics is a respected entrepreneur whose high school academic qualifications have previously come under question. GBM is owner of one of the successful local milling company christened after himself and has also diversified into transportation businesses as well as huge government tenders he enjoyed when he served as defence minister. It will be curious to learn of reactions from UPND quarters who have previously mocked Lusambo and Kambwili over their doctorate degrees. The post Dr GBM: Commonwealth University Confers GBM With Honorary Doctorate appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia U-17 Face Mauritius In Cosafa Final

Zambia stormed the final of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup championship handing Malawi its first defeat in the tournament. The Numba Mumamba drilled lads set up a final against islanders Mauritius who defeated South Africa 2-0 in the other semi-final. … Continued

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Zambia stormed the final of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup championship handing Malawi its first defeat in the tournament. The Numba Mumamba drilled lads set up a final against islanders Mauritius who defeated South Africa 2-0 in the other semi-final. Striker Martin Njobvu struck twice inside seven minutes to silence the Malawians that had been loud in the build up to the semi final. Njobvu poked home in the third minute after having pounced on an Andrew Phiri cross and found himself set up by skipper Prince Mumba in the seventh minute when he headed home the second goal to leave the junior flames chasing shadows. The tempo dropped soon after the goals with Zambia closing up its backline while the Malawians could not find a quick way back in the match. In the 30th minute Mumba came close but his effort drifted wide with the score line still reading 2-0. The Malawians reached for panic buttons introducing Patrick Mwaungulu for Prince Chingacheke in the 35th minute but it was Zambia’s Njobvu who threatened five minutes later. Referee Brighton Chimene from Zimbabwe blew for the end of the first half with Zambia leading 2-0. Ten minutes after the resumption of the second half Zambia withdrew Niza Simutenda for Christopher Phiri as the coach tried to bring on fresh legs in the Zambian set up. The Malawians also made a change at the hour mark bringing in Newton Nsoma for Willard Thathedwa. With time running out the Malawians were getting agitated with Alex Tsamba yellow carded after a crude tackle on Victor Kasokola. There was a scare for Zambia in the 83rd minute when Tsamba came close but his effort was swept off the line by the Zambian defence. With five minutes to full time Zambia threw in Michael Kafusha for Njobvu. Zambia will wait for the winner between South Africa and Mauritius for their opponents Sunday’s finals. To get to the final Zambia thumped Madagascar 7-1, edged South Africa 3-2 before losing to Mozambique 1-0. The win against Malawi was the third at the tournament with Njobvu and Banda leading the scorers’ charts on five goals each. (SOURCED FROM FAZ MEDIA) The post Zambia U-17 Face Mauritius In Cosafa Final appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lusaka Man Shoots Dead Wife And Suspected Lover In Front Of Own Children

Another love related crime has hit the Zambian scenario with a 33-year old man of Lusaka’s Meanwood Phase Two area shooting dead his wife and suspected lover in front of his children. Peter Siwale who is clearing agent in Nakonde … Continued

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Another love related crime has hit the Zambian scenario with a 33-year old man of Lusaka’s Meanwood Phase Two area shooting dead his wife and suspected lover in front of his children. Peter Siwale who is clearing agent in Nakonde shot dead his wife identified as Charity Namuko and her suspected lover Andrew Chibesa on Thursday evening before requesting neighbours to take him to the police station. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT FROM POLICE LUSAKA, 28TH JULY, 2017 – Police in Lusaka have arrested a 33 years old man identified as Peter Siwale, a clearing agent in Nakonde of Muchinga Province also of Lusaka’s Meanwood Phase 2 for allegedly shooting dead his wife identified Charity Namuko aged 30 together with another man identified as Andrew Chibesa aged 27, whom he suspected to have been having an affair with his wife. This happened on 27th July, 2017 between 18:00 and 19:00 hours in Mean wood. Brief facts of the matter are that the suspect trailed the victims who are both teachers at a named school in Kaunda Square to some place in mean wood using a friends motor vehicle where The saw them in a romantic state. He then picked the two who he took to his home where he is alleged to have shot both of them dead in the presence of his children. His wife sustained a wound on the right shoulder and right side of the chest while the other victim sustained a wound on the left side of the chest. The suspect later went to the neighbor with the children and requested that he be taken to the police. A pump action shotgun has since been recovered from the scene with three empty cartridges. The suspect is detained in Police custody while the bodies of the deceased are in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER The post Lusaka Man Shoots Dead Wife And Suspected Lover In Front Of Own Children appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Zuma and Dos Santos Manoeuvre to Rule From the Grave

[ISS] He may seem brazen, but give South African President Jacob Zuma a little – relative – credit for subtlety; he has at least captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies the Gupta brothers.

[ISS] He may seem brazen, but give South African President Jacob Zuma a little - relative - credit for subtlety; he has at least captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies the Gupta brothers.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Transforming Liberia’s Media – Time to Pay Our Own ‘Transport Costs’

[African Arguments] Spelling errors, lack of independence, and “stipends” for covering events are commonplace in Liberia’s media. We decided to do something about it.

[African Arguments] Spelling errors, lack of independence, and "stipends" for covering events are commonplace in Liberia's media. We decided to do something about it.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia