Disarmament, Arms Limitation Top Agenda of Regional Security Experts Meet in Kigali

[New Times] Review of the geo-political situation in Central Africa, as well as the disarmament and arms limitation programmes in the sub-region are key items on the agenda as Kigali hosts the 45th meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Commit…

[New Times] Review of the geo-political situation in Central Africa, as well as the disarmament and arms limitation programmes in the sub-region are key items on the agenda as Kigali hosts the 45th meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa-UNSAC.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Internet Blackout Halts Business

[The Herald] Business came to a halt across Zimbabwe yesterday when the country’s internet connectivity went down from mid-morning. A major fibre optic cable linking Zimbabwe to neighbouring South Africa was damaged, causing temporary internet blackout…

[The Herald] Business came to a halt across Zimbabwe yesterday when the country's internet connectivity went down from mid-morning. A major fibre optic cable linking Zimbabwe to neighbouring South Africa was damaged, causing temporary internet blackout, according to information gathered at the time of going to print.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Byukusenge Appointed as Youth, Women’s Team Coach

[New Times] Former Team Rwanda rider Nathan Byukusenge has been appointed as the national cycling coach in charge of women and the junior teams. FERWACY president Aimable Bayingana confirmed the development to Times Sport, adding that this was aimed at…

[New Times] Former Team Rwanda rider Nathan Byukusenge has been appointed as the national cycling coach in charge of women and the junior teams. FERWACY president Aimable Bayingana confirmed the development to Times Sport, adding that this was aimed at giving chance to former Team Rwanda cyclists to be part of the development of the sport in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Kung Fu Tourney Finals for Sunday

[New Times] After preliminary rounds held in all provinces and City of Kigali last month, the national Kung fu finals will be held on December 10, at Amahoro National Stadium. At least 193 Kung fu players made it to the finals.

[New Times] After preliminary rounds held in all provinces and City of Kigali last month, the national Kung fu finals will be held on December 10, at Amahoro National Stadium. At least 193 Kung fu players made it to the finals.

UPP to Sue ACC

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has continued its crusade against public institutions they deem corrupt with the Anti Corruption Commission placed on their list of targets. Party president Saviour Chishimba says the UPP will commence legal proceedings against the ACC … Continued

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The United Progressive Party (UPP) has continued its crusade against public institutions they deem corrupt with the Anti Corruption Commission placed on their list of targets. Party president Saviour Chishimba says the UPP will commence legal proceedings against the ACC for alleged ineptitude. Ironically the ACC is hot on the heels of Chishimba probing his case at the time he presided over the National Youth Development Council where funds were allegedly misappropriated. BELOW IS THE FULL TEXT: THE ACC IS NOW A TOTAL SHAM AND A LIABILITY TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA We shall be commencing legal proceedings against the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) by way of seeking an order of Court to compel it to be an impartial anti graft agency rather than being the most useless corruption clearance house and persecutor of whistleblowers. Senior directors of the ACC must also be placed under serious investigations. To facilitate this, we shall be seeking an injunction to restrain them from reporting for work to pave way for a proper public inquiry into their professional misconduct and negligence. All public officers of the ACC statutorily owe the people of Zambia a duty of care by protecting public resources from daylight robbery by thieves in government. Failure to act with diligence is a public wrong. The ACC cannot be transformed into a circus of which it has become! When I recover fully from poisoning and an injury, I will lead a protest at the ACC headquarters next week on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00 am. We shall not apply for a permit under an archaic colonial law. Enough is enough! The protest will be a precursor to the commencement of legal proceedings. We shall not lose Zambia before our eyes! UPP will adduce evidence before court which will overwhelmingly show that ever since the immediate past director was victimised and removed for commencing investigations into the US$34.5 million Zambia-Malawi maizegate scandal, the ACC has been transformed into a Commission whose agenda is to purely pursue fake and politically manufactured “cases†against opposition leaders. The ACC has become a very big security risk to the state predominantly because its actions are rapidly building discontentment among Zambians. The anger among Zambians is like a volcano whose eruption may have devastating negative impacts on national development. The latest anti corruption briefing was not only laughable, but also a display of the highest level of complacency and a culture of taking Zambians for granted! The claimed window dressing announcement of re-opening investigations into the US$42 million fire tender saga confirms the corporate capture of the ACC by the corrupt cartel in government. This also confirms UPP’s concerns on the so called clearance and closure of the maizegate scandal while continuing with baseless political cases. The evidence and several reports that have been submitted to the ACC involving over US$5 billion, which is about the national budget of Zambia, are not acted upon and only referred to with passivity and unprecedented perfunctoriness. The UPP’s #BringBackOurMoney! anti corruption crusade is vindicated by the current revelations among senior PF officials on the scale and depth of the looting that has gone on since 2011. Over US$15 billion has been looted and far more than 50% of this amount is in offshore accounts. We are grateful to the Almighty God that the G20 has endorsed the campaign by Mr Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of UK, to end tax havens. The #BringBackOurMoney! crusade will ride on this international wave to demand that the stolen public funds in all tax havens be brought back to the owners, the people of Zambia. The Zambia Army, Zambia Air Force, Zambia Police, Zambia National Service, Prisons, Immigration, intelligence community and civil service continue to be the biggest funders of the budget through PAYE. The living standards of these men and women have plummeted due to the reduced purchasing power of the Kwacha. Their remunerations cannot sustain their families and this is pushing them into the lowest income earners. Consequently, the middle class is getting decimated in Zambia. UPP’s next course of action in Court will be part of our policy to start transforming the ACC Now! God bless Zambia! Saviour Chishimba PARTY PRESIDENT – UPP #UPP for: No PAYE; No Sales Tax; No Market & TV levies; No tolls on Public Roads; Land redistribution & houses for all Zambians! The post UPP to Sue ACC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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U-20 Cosafa Kicksoff In Kitwe

The 2017 Mopani Copper Mines U-20 Cosafa Youth championships get underway today with three prospective explosive fixtures set for Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Swaziland and Malawi will open the action with an 11:30 hours kickoff in a Group A … Continued

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The 2017 Mopani Copper Mines U-20 Cosafa Youth championships get underway today with three prospective explosive fixtures set for Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Swaziland and Malawi will open the action with an 11:30 hours kickoff in a Group A fixture Zambia will be keeping an eye on being a member of that pool. Malawi’s best finish at the U-20 championship is their 2003 runner up medal when they fell to Zambia. In the second match of the day guest nation and four time African champions Egypt will tackle Mozambique at 14:30 hours. Mozambique are still hunting for their first ever Cosafa crown having come close in 2008 when they lost to South Africa in the finals. Defending champions Zambia will make known their intentions in the tournament when they face guest nation Uganda in a 17:30 hours kickoff. Zambia has won 11 of the 24 Cosafa crowns and will be hoping to add another tally on home soil. With success at junior level becoming customary in Zambia expectations from the ever demanding fans will be high. Coach Mumamba Numba and his technical staff are not new to the Cosafa front having already chalked up victory at U-17 level with most of the players that have been graduated to U-20 level so that they can be prepared for qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup at junior level. Upfront 2017 Cosafa U-17 top scorer Martin Njobvu will team up with his prolific partner Lameck Banda to conjure goals for Zambia. Sweden based Edward Chilufya who is on the books of topflight Djurgardens will add some firepower upfront. The 18-year-old Chilufya was a last minute replacement of the injured Niza Simutenda who suffered a fractured arm. In midfield the coaches will have a headache on who goes first between Muma Mumba and Benson Kolala with skipper Prince Mumba expected to link play between the engine room and the striking force. At the back there will be a promisingly rock solid partnership of Kingsley Hakwiya and Ngosa Sunzu while Victor Kasokola and Justin Mwanza will take the wingbacks. Numba has a host of youngsters on the bench that are knocking hard on his door with defender Andrew Phiri staking a strong claim while upfront Francesco Mwepu may be summoned should any of the attackers be having an off day. Ticket can be purchased at Shoprite outlets via computicket. All matches will be beamed live by Kwese Sports pay television channel. (Source: FAZ Media) The post U-20 Cosafa Kicksoff In Kitwe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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