Building the New Gambia: Coalition Leaders Must Tell Us the Truth About the MOU

[The Point] Since the Opposition Convention in October 2016, all of its leaders, individually and collectively including President Adama Barrow have consistently told Gambians that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to come together as a uni…

[The Point] Since the Opposition Convention in October 2016, all of its leaders, individually and collectively including President Adama Barrow have consistently told Gambians that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to come together as a unified force to bring about change in the Gambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Assemblies of God Church Holds Fruitful Convention

[The Point] Assemblies of God-The Gambia has just concluded a three-day national convention which brought together members of the church from various branches across the country.

[The Point] Assemblies of God-The Gambia has just concluded a three-day national convention which brought together members of the church from various branches across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

KAC Wraps Up Training of Trainers for 40 Mdfts On Strengthening of VDCS

[The Point] The Governor North Bank Region, Ebrima K.S. Dampha, has underscored the importance of building the capacity of Multidisciplinary Facilitation Team on techniques and skills of strengthening and reactivating of Village Development Committees …

[The Point] The Governor North Bank Region, Ebrima K.S. Dampha, has underscored the importance of building the capacity of Multidisciplinary Facilitation Team on techniques and skills of strengthening and reactivating of Village Development Committees (VDC) to support the development aspiration.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Dr Kasonde Gets National Mourning

Former Health Minister Dr Joseph Kasonde will be laid to rest on Tuesday with government declaring a day of national mourning in his honour. Dr Kasonde died on Friday at the University Teaching Hospital after having been battling with cancer. … Continued

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Former Health Minister Dr Joseph Kasonde will be laid to rest on Tuesday with government declaring a day of national mourning in his honour. Dr Kasonde died on Friday at the University Teaching Hospital after having been battling with cancer. He served as minister under late President Michael Sata and Edgar Lungu. The funeral gathering is at 2304 Sub LB in Ibex Hill. Secretary to the cabinet Rowland Msiska said that Tuesday had been declared a day of national mourning. The post Dr Kasonde Gets National Mourning appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UP Enjoys Surging Support in Lofa

[New Democrat] In their multitude, Lofa County’s citizens turned out at a rally in the provincial capital Voinjama to demonstrate their commitment in helping the ruling Unity Party win the October 10 votes.

[New Democrat] In their multitude, Lofa County's citizens turned out at a rally in the provincial capital Voinjama to demonstrate their commitment in helping the ruling Unity Party win the October 10 votes.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Pres. Lungu’s Mfuwe Retreat Fuels Reshuffle Rumours

Panic has hit some cabinet ministers following President Edgar Lungu’s holiday in Mfuwe. A leaked document of purported reshuffles has sent panic waves with some officials allegedly sacked coming out of the woods to plead ignorance on the alleged sacking. … Continued

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Panic has hit some cabinet ministers following President Edgar Lungu’s holiday in Mfuwe. A leaked document of purported reshuffles has sent panic waves with some officials allegedly sacked coming out of the woods to plead ignorance on the alleged sacking. Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba and Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba have come out fending off shadows. President Lungu is expected back in Lusaka later today having had his retreat. It is not clear whether the retreat is a precursor to major policy pronouncements or reshuffles. The post Pres. Lungu’s Mfuwe Retreat Fuels Reshuffle Rumours appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Confirms Interpol Wants Campaign Manager of Opposition Party

[New Democrat] Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has confirmed a New Democrat’s report that the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued an arrest warrant against Mr. Musa Hassan Bility for his extradition into the Federal Republic of…

[New Democrat] Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has confirmed a New Democrat's report that the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued an arrest warrant against Mr. Musa Hassan Bility for his extradition into the Federal Republic of Nigeria for investigation in connection with a US$2.4million alleged criminal transaction.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

OPINION: Police Must Reflect on their Conduct

The Zambia police once again found itself in an embarrassing situation in their eagerness to impress on their political handlers. Lusaka Province commanding officer Nelson Phiri commandeered an operation last Thursday to bar would be congregants at the Cathedral of … Continued

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The Zambia police once again found itself in an embarrassing situation in their eagerness to impress on their political handlers. Lusaka Province commanding officer Nelson Phiri commandeered an operation last Thursday to bar would be congregants at the Cathedral of Holy Cross planning to hold thanks giving prayers for the release of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Commisioner Phiri unashamedly said that his officers were applying the requirements of the Public Order Act in stopping the prayers. The scene of armed police officers turning away congregants made for a very comical scene if not for its seriousness. While the police were all over town imagining their political handlers would be most pleased with them, they were rudely shocked that the one person they thought would come to their defence lambasted them. Minister of Religious Affairs and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili said the police were out of order. No apology was forthcoming from the police and State House drove the final nail in the police coffin by blasting the police branding them unprofessional. Now the police were left eating humble pie for their high handedness. Considering the number of cases that they have bungled with their arrest and then investigate style, they should deeply reflect on their conduct. Look at how embarrassingly the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja had to retreat in the Chilufya Tayali defamation case. Did not Obvious Mwaliteta and his colleagues endure one year behind bars only for the police to have given conflicting statements laced with false testimony. We cannot even begin to talk about other cases where the name of the President has been dragged in the mud. What of the Chawama reserve police officer Peter Habasimbi who had been dragged to court on the strength of false another case of confused testimony? Sometimes it is not the politicians pushing the police to flout the law very law they are supposed to be upholding but they are so bent on impressing on politicians that they mess up. The police should just commit to acting professionally and spare the dignity of their profession. Otherwise there is no need for properly trained officers to be pandering to the whims of politicians. Police should just begin to learn that only being professional will earn them the respect of the citizenry. The post OPINION: Police Must Reflect on their Conduct appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Where Is Comrade Erick Chanda

Fourth Revolution Party president Erick Chanda seems to have gone under in the aftermath of the August 11 2016 elections. For a man who had become a perennial fixture in the news with his trademark cross or the Umusalaba as … Continued

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Fourth Revolution Party president Erick Chanda seems to have gone under in the aftermath of the August 11 2016 elections. For a man who had become a perennial fixture in the news with his trademark cross or the Umusalaba as he loved to refer to it, his absence cannot go unnoticed. The last we checked he was trekking to court over the defamation of the president case alongside The Post Newspapers in liquridation reporters. Someone tell where comrade Erick Chanda is. The post Where Is Comrade Erick Chanda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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