Ruling Party Regains Power but Faces Legitimacy Questions

[The Conversation Africa] The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. João Lourenço, who Angolans refer to as “JLo”, replaces the long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who carries on as president of the ruling MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola).

[The Conversation Africa] The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. João Lourenço, who Angolans refer to as "JLo", replaces the long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who carries on as president of the ruling MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola).

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Kambwili Goes Eyeball To Eyeball With Pres. Lungu

Hours after unleashing a litany of allegations of corruption against President Edgar Lungu, Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili came into contact with the Head of State at Parliament today. Whatever the exchanges, it can only be assumed the two exchanged some … Continued

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Hours after unleashing a litany of allegations of corruption against President Edgar Lungu, Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili came into contact with the Head of State at Parliament today. Whatever the exchanges, it can only be assumed the two exchanged some pleasantries . The post Kambwili Goes Eyeball To Eyeball With Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Region Intervenes, Sends ‘Contingent Force’ to Maseru

[SAnews.gov.za] The SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government has approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising of military, security, intelligence and civilian personnel who are expected to support the government of Lesotho.

[SAnews.gov.za] The SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government has approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising of military, security, intelligence and civilian personnel who are expected to support the government of Lesotho.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

MultiChoice Treating Zambians Like “Bloody Cinderella” – Senior Journalist

Distinguished journalist Edem Djokotoe says South African pay television channel Multichoice is taking Zambians for a ride. Djokotoe is particularly upset that SuperSport will not show the Carnelo Alvarez fight this weekend. He said some channels are filled with content … Continued

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Distinguished journalist Edem Djokotoe says South African pay television channel Multichoice is taking Zambians for a ride. Djokotoe is particularly upset that SuperSport will not show the Carnelo Alvarez fight this weekend. He said some channels are filled with content for an Afrikaans audience. Djokotoe, a key feature in the Zambia media, says it was sad Multichoice had continued to treat Zambians as third class citizens. BELOW IS WHAT EDEM DJOKOTOE WRITES It’s official. Multichoice treats those of us who live outside South Africa as third-class citizens. And if they think they will pressurise me to take down my complaint like they’ve done to one Eugine Phiri, theyve got another thing coming because I won’t. Not when I am a paying customer and they treat me like my Kwacha aint shit. We all have our reasons for subscribing. I was big on Premium because of boxing–as in live world championship boxing fought in Madison Square Garden, the MGM Grand, The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, at Wembley in London or wherever big money scraps could be organised. Never mind all those crazy game shows and Afrikaans channels I care two hoots about. As long as I could watch my No. 1 sport and keep abreast with What’s What in The Fight Game. And then, one day, without warning, they stopped showing us elite boxing fights and decided that we were better off watching Golden Gloves and fisticuffs from East London . The so-called best of South African boxing from town halls in the Eastern Cape.. Folks, if that is the level of boxing I want, I could mosey on down to Matero all day long and watch bloods trading leather in dingy little venues where their skill set isnt too different from my own. That’s like taking away the EPL and La Liga from soccer lovers only to give them league games from Outer Mongolia where there are more mountain goats per square kilometre than there are people! Anyway, you con us into believing that you’d seen the error of your ways and would start treating us to The Fight Game like you used to do. All you did was show us The Money Fight which, as any aficionado of pugilism will tell you, wasnt a real boxing match. There is no such thing as The Money Belt. It is not a title sanctioned by any of the boxing bodies. That fight was all about money, period. Yet you showed it and we got our fill of the novelty. Now, tomorrow night, the world will wake up to what is arguably The Fight of the Year. Genaddy Golovkin steps into the ring to fight Canelo Alvarez to determine who is the baddest middlweight on the planet. This here fight, which has taken years to seal, is the only fight in town and we all want to watch it. But all you’ve done, MultiChoice, is to show us the hype and to take us through the countdown–only to make it clear that the fight is only available to viewers in South Africa. Now if this isnt treating us like bloody Cinderella, then I dont know what is. Now you know exactly what I think of you. I have said my piece and it is either you get with the programme and note down a genuine complaint by an old client who is as pissed off as hell with you. Do I speak Afrikaans to be saddled with all those Boer channels? Aikona wena. I dont want!!! It has taken me the better part of 15 minutes to vent my spleen at an infernal time of the morning when normal people should be sleeping but I needed the peace and quiet to put my thoughts together for your benefit and on behalf of many subscribers who feel as cheated and as slighted by your lack of consideration like I do. Just know that I will not take down this complaint, no matter who makes a song and dance about it. It is, after all, my wall, and last time I checked, freedom of expression, was still a basic human right. You heard. The post MultiChoice Treating Zambians Like “Bloody Cinderella” – Senior Journalist appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Technical Problem’ Possibly to Blame for Robben Island Ferry Sinking – Museum

[News24Wire] A “technical problem” could possibly have led to a Robben Island ferry partially sinking on Friday afternoon, the Robben Island Museum said.

[News24Wire] A "technical problem" could possibly have led to a Robben Island ferry partially sinking on Friday afternoon, the Robben Island Museum said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Man Sentenced to Life for Glebelands Murder

[News24Wire] The High Court in Durban on Friday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murder and another 12 years for an attempted murder which took place at the infamous Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, Durban.

[News24Wire] The High Court in Durban on Friday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murder and another 12 years for an attempted murder which took place at the infamous Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, Durban.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Many Lessons for KPMG – and Other State Capture Collaborators

[Daily Maverick] As SAVE SOUTH AFRICA, we are encouraged by the outcomes of our campaign against KPMG, and the impact of people’s pressure. We are also very pleased with this public accountability – but it’s not good enough.

[Daily Maverick] As SAVE SOUTH AFRICA, we are encouraged by the outcomes of our campaign against KPMG, and the impact of people's pressure. We are also very pleased with this public accountability - but it's not good enough.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Oromo Crisis – Cut the Gordian Knot or Let the People Go

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -In his book, Moral Man and Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr, the influential American theologian and ethicist, discusses the difficulty of achieving social justice through moral and rational means. Following Thomas Hobbes…

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -In his book, Moral Man and Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr, the influential American theologian and ethicist, discusses the difficulty of achieving social justice through moral and rational means. Following Thomas Hobbes, Niebuhr argues that individual humans, suffering from the anxiety of knowing the finiteness of life, tend to rely on power and self-assured security as a means of protection against competitors.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Christian Council Urges Government, Opposition to Observe Rule of Law

[CISA] Maseru -The Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL) has called on the government, the opposition and the general public to observe the rule of law to ensure peace and stability in the country.

[CISA] Maseru -The Christian Council of Lesotho (CCL) has called on the government, the opposition and the general public to observe the rule of law to ensure peace and stability in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho