UPND MPs Expected In The House As Pres. Lungu Opens Parley

President Edgar Lungu will today open the second session of the 12th National Assembly after parliament having adjourned sine die. The recent opening sessions addressed by President Lungu have been controversial with opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu will today open the second session of the 12th National Assembly after parliament having adjourned sine die. The recent opening sessions addressed by President Lungu have been controversial with opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament boycotting. In the last sitting Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini handed one month suspensions to 47 UPND lawmakers that shunned the last Presidential address. The UPND lawmakers have been protesting President Lungu’s victory in the August 2016 elections. However, today the UPND MPs will be expected to take up their seats in the house fearing consequences after having their payments suspended during the punishment. In this sitting of parliament the citizenry will be looking out for the presentation of the national budget by Finance Minister Felix Mutati on September 29. The presentation of the political parties’ bill will also be on the cards. The post UPND MPs Expected In The House As Pres. Lungu Opens Parley appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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It’s Our Fight for Uganda’s Future

[Observer] On Tuesday, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus resolved to press on with the nefarious plot of further entrenching Yoweri Museveni’s life-presidency.

[Observer] On Tuesday, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus resolved to press on with the nefarious plot of further entrenching Yoweri Museveni's life-presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Museveni – Age Removal Activists Are Volunteers

[Observer] On Wednesday, September 13, President Museveni spent about four hours at State House Entebbe with journalists, discussing, among other things, the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 and the fast-tracked plan by NRM MPs to scrap t…

[Observer] On Wednesday, September 13, President Museveni spent about four hours at State House Entebbe with journalists, discussing, among other things, the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 and the fast-tracked plan by NRM MPs to scrap the constitutional presidential age limits.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Zesco Clash With SuperSport United In CAF Tie

Zesco United will take on SuperSport United this evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium defending Zambian pride in the CAF confederation Cup first leg quarterfinal clash. The Zambian envoys will be looking to doing better against South African opposition having … Continued

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Zesco United will take on SuperSport United this evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium defending Zambian pride in the CAF confederation Cup first leg quarterfinal clash. The Zambian envoys will be looking to doing better against South African opposition having fallen at the semi final hurdle last year in the CAF Champions League against Mamelodi Sundowns. Zesco United who have become perennial campaigners on the continent have enough experience in his squad to ensure that they record a positive result. A spray of seasoned campaigners in Jesse Were will complement the youth of Lazarus Kambole and Burundi national David Kasirye in unlocking the SuperSport United defence. The stability of Kondwani Mtonga and Mischeck Chaila should give cover to the central defence manned by Ben Bahn and David Odhiambo while Fackson Kapumbu and Simon Silwimba will take the wing back positions. Skipper Jacob Banda will take up his familiar slot between the sticks hoping to keep a clean sheet. Kickoff is at 19:00 hours with the match live on pay television channel SuperSport. The return leg is on September 23 in Ndola at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium with the winner over two legs qualifying to the semi finals. Full Squad: Goalkeepers Jacob Banda, Lameck Nyangu Defenders Ben Adama Banh, David Owino Odhiambo, Simon Silwimba, Marcel Kalonde, Fackson Kapumbu,Daut Musekwa Midfielders MwapeMwelwa, John Ching’andu,Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila Strikers Jesse Jackson Were, Lazarous Kambole, Dave Daka, Davies Kasirye, Maybin Kalengo (SOURCE: FAZ Media) The post Zesco Clash With SuperSport United In CAF Tie appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ekiti PDP Crisis Deepens – Fayose Loyalists Oppose Imposition of Candidate

[Premium Times] There is more trouble for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State as the number of those opposing the adoption of the Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola, as the party’s sole candidate for the next year’s governorship race is on t…

[Premium Times] There is more trouble for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State as the number of those opposing the adoption of the Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola, as the party's sole candidate for the next year's governorship race is on the increase.

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Groups Blame Govt for Illegal Importation of GM Food

[Premium Times] The Health of Mother Earth Foundation has attributed the illegal shipment of 25,750 metric tons of genetically modified maize worth an estimated $3.7 million into Nigeria to the attitude of the federal government towards genetically mod…

[Premium Times] The Health of Mother Earth Foundation has attributed the illegal shipment of 25,750 metric tons of genetically modified maize worth an estimated $3.7 million into Nigeria to the attitude of the federal government towards genetically modified foods.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

As Kigali Coach Salutes Players After Rayon Win

[New Times] As Kigali head coach Eric Nshimiyimana has saluted his players after beating ten-man Rayon Sports 1-0 in their second game of this year’s Agaciro Development Fund tournament on Wednesday at Amahoro National Stadium.

[New Times] As Kigali head coach Eric Nshimiyimana has saluted his players after beating ten-man Rayon Sports 1-0 in their second game of this year's Agaciro Development Fund tournament on Wednesday at Amahoro National Stadium.

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Could Zweli Mkhize Take the Number One Spot? and If He Did… Then What?

[Daily Maverick] Reports emerged this week that the ANC in Mpumalanga was going to support ANC Treasurer Zweli Mkhize for the position of party leader in December. Coming in a week in which the party’s KwaZulu-Natal leadership lost a crucial court case…

[Daily Maverick] Reports emerged this week that the ANC in Mpumalanga was going to support ANC Treasurer Zweli Mkhize for the position of party leader in December. Coming in a week in which the party's KwaZulu-Natal leadership lost a crucial court case, and as divisions in the party deepen, it appears that a realisation is dawning of just how close the party could be to an irrevocable split. Coming with that realisation is the search for candidates who can keep the party together, and get it over the existential hurdle tha

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