Sick Mnangagwa Rushed to Hospitalby Chopper

[New Zimbabwe] Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly rushed to hospital by helicopter Saturday after being taken ill while attending President Robert Mugabe’s rally in Gwanda.

[New Zimbabwe] Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly rushed to hospital by helicopter Saturday after being taken ill while attending President Robert Mugabe's rally in Gwanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe – Trump a Better Devil Than Cruel Clinton

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has scorned former US President George Bush’s hostile stance towards his government but thanked current President Donald Trump for defeating an equally “cruel” Hillary Clinton he feared could have tightened the sc…

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has scorned former US President George Bush's hostile stance towards his government but thanked current President Donald Trump for defeating an equally "cruel" Hillary Clinton he feared could have tightened the screws on his regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Grace Mugabe Seeks Treatment in South Africa

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe says his wife Grace was in South African to seek treatment over an ankle injury she sustained during a “freak” road accident involving the Presidential limousine last month.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe says his wife Grace was in South African to seek treatment over an ankle injury she sustained during a "freak" road accident involving the Presidential limousine last month.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Citizen’s View: Zambia’s Judicial System Is A Circus – Mwanza

The concept of justice being delivered from the open court can best be summarised by what one writer wrote: “Justice must not only be seen to be done but has to be seen to be believed.” Zambia’s Judicial system is … Continued

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The concept of justice being delivered from the open court can best be summarised by what one writer wrote: “Justice must not only be seen to be done but has to be seen to be believed.” Zambia’s Judicial system is a circus when it comes to justice especially when the judiciary becomes under intense pressure in trying these political cases. The Judiciary has no excuse for limiting public knowledge on how the Hakainde Hichilema case will be tried, or how the DPP may be left with no option but to enter a Nolle, or for the public to know how the court may have arrived at its decisions on whether to acquit him or convict him for treason over a road altercation in Mongu. If Chief Justice Mambilima does not want the media or counsel to record verbatim of the proceedings of the court so they can accurately report, who is the Judiciary going to blame if inaccurate reports are reported by media houses? Will you cite the media for contempt when the Court itself is promoting inaccurate reporting? You even prevent advocates from recording court proceedings, if they wish to, for purposes of reviewing and preparing their case on whether HH has a case to answer or no case to answer. Does the Court want to doctor some verbatim on record which it intends to be the only source for advocates to review their notes on proceedings? What is it that the Judiciary is seeking to hide from the public on the treason trial of Hakainde Hichilema which has attracted so much public attention? How will the public get to believe the State made their case and HH was wrong and committed treason by barring people from freely attending? What madam Mambilima and her Judiciary should have done was to actually tell citizens not to travel to Court as the trial would be televised on various local and international media who may want to televise it. The Judiciary should have, in fact, asked ZNBC to publicly cover proceedings so that people don’t have the pressure of going to court and congest the courtroom. The orders by the Registrar, which no doubt are sanctioned by Chief Justice as Head of the Judiciary, have nothing to deal with controlling the unruly cadres but has more to do with censorship or acts meant to cite some media houses for contempt who may report wrongly because the Judiciary wanted them to do so. They are meant to hide something associated with this trial or evidence and will produce greater injustice, irrespective of any outcome. If it is their intention to keep the treason trial in secret, they should have opted to have the trial conducted in Chambers or in-camera. Even those who have committed crimes against humanity, we have seen footages of them being tried in truly open courts where necessary. There is something the Zambian Judiciary is hiding in the dispensation of justice and this must make Chief Justice Mambilima to resign. Some acts and inefficiencies in the Judiciary are some of the many reasons why people charged with unbailable offences stay in prison for a year or more without trial. The judiciary has greatly contributed to delays in concluding trial. When all is done, the accused have later been found innocent. The Judiciary in Zambia is not the true protector of our people’s liberties but an accomplice in the violation of human rights. People had expected a lot from madam Irene Mambilima when she was appointed to take charge of the judiciary but, for the head of the judiciary to allow such orders to remain in force, is quiet a let down to say the least. Could it be that late President Michael Chilufya Sata was so intelligent enough that when Ernest Sakala had been sent into early retirement, he did not want the ratified Deputy Chief Justice to take over the control of the judiciary and was best placed as head of the Electoral Commission? The man may have really known something that some of us who wanted Irene Mambilima to over the reins of the Judiciary did not know. Cry My Beloved Country Isaac Mwanza The post Citizen’s View: Zambia’s Judicial System Is A Circus – Mwanza appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ugandan Traders On Edge Over Kenya Elections Results

[East African] Ugandan business transactions with Kenya have been held in abeyance, with most bus companies suspending services or reducing the frequency. Already, Buscar and Dreamline, which ply the Nairobi-Kampala route, have halted their services un…

[East African] Ugandan business transactions with Kenya have been held in abeyance, with most bus companies suspending services or reducing the frequency. Already, Buscar and Dreamline, which ply the Nairobi-Kampala route, have halted their services until the elections are done with.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uhuru’s Second Term Off to a Rocky Start As Nasa Rejects Results

[East African] Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s struck a reconciliatory tone as he reached out to the opposition to work with him in developing the country during his second term in office.

[East African] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta's struck a reconciliatory tone as he reached out to the opposition to work with him in developing the country during his second term in office.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ethiopian Team Tact Floors Farah, Kenya Miss Out

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A well executed team tact by the Ethiopian athletes in the 5,000m floored home boy and crowd favorite Mo Farah on his final goodbye racing on track for Great Britain, 2012 World Junior Champion Muktar Edris picking gold with Farah…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A well executed team tact by the Ethiopian athletes in the 5,000m floored home boy and crowd favorite Mo Farah on his final goodbye racing on track for Great Britain, 2012 World Junior Champion Muktar Edris picking gold with Farah coming home second for silver.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uhuru Votes Were Inflated, Nasa Tells Electoral Agency

[Nation] Nasa’s technical team has presented a dossier to IEBC in which it claims there were discrepancies in the presidential results transmission from polling stations to the national tallying centre.

[Nation] Nasa's technical team has presented a dossier to IEBC in which it claims there were discrepancies in the presidential results transmission from polling stations to the national tallying centre.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Abused Schoolgirl’s Dad Can’t Remember Cops Who Refused to Open Case, Say Police

[News24Wire] The father of the schoolgirl seen in a viral video being assaulted by a male learner at an Inanda school, north of Durban, cannot recall the police officials who advised him not to open a case against the perpetrator, KwaZulu-Natal police …

[News24Wire] The father of the schoolgirl seen in a viral video being assaulted by a male learner at an Inanda school, north of Durban, cannot recall the police officials who advised him not to open a case against the perpetrator, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa