Mutharika Asked to Act On Bloodsuckers ‘Myth’

[Nyasa Times] The taxpayer-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has asked President Peter Mutharika to come out strongly and condemn the incidences of politically-motivated violence as as killings emnagting from the blood suckers rumours in Mul…

[Nyasa Times] The taxpayer-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has asked President Peter Mutharika to come out strongly and condemn the incidences of politically-motivated violence as as killings emnagting from the blood suckers rumours in Mulanje and other districts.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

MPs With Private Bills Admit Defeat

[Observer] After trying hard and failing to get their private member’s bills tabled in parliament ahead of Raphael Magyezi’s presidential age limits removal bill, MPs Sam Lyomoki, Barnabas Tinkasiimire, John Baptist Nambeshe and Patrick Nsamba Oshabe h…

[Observer] After trying hard and failing to get their private member's bills tabled in parliament ahead of Raphael Magyezi's presidential age limits removal bill, MPs Sam Lyomoki, Barnabas Tinkasiimire, John Baptist Nambeshe and Patrick Nsamba Oshabe have said they lost interest in their own draft legislations.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tears of Joy as Meddy Performs in Huye District

[New Times] Meddy, arguably the most popular Rwandan singer at the moment, enjoyed a remarkable reunion with his fans from the Southern region who filled up Huye stadium to see the U.S-based singer perform.

[New Times] Meddy, arguably the most popular Rwandan singer at the moment, enjoyed a remarkable reunion with his fans from the Southern region who filled up Huye stadium to see the U.S-based singer perform.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

What If Steve Biko Lived Here Today?

[Observer] One of the people whose brilliance, boldness, resolve, and charisma I really admire is the South African legendary anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko.

[Observer] One of the people whose brilliance, boldness, resolve, and charisma I really admire is the South African legendary anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opinion: Nigeria Vs Zambia – Where Was Rainford Kalaba?

By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba I have written in most of my articles and posts that everything nowadays is anchored on politics. Sport, religion, culture or anything to do with social development programs is politically influenced. This for me has … Continued

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By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba I have written in most of my articles and posts that everything nowadays is anchored on politics. Sport, religion, culture or anything to do with social development programs is politically influenced. This for me has a lot of issues attributed to it. Good and bad alike, the question is what can we learn from this? That is if we can. You will agree with me that sports disciplines like football are now run by people who are influenced by politics. In my opinion it is an animal farm affair. Look at how FIFA works and how they run their rankings. Purely political. Having said that. I want to talk about the Nigeria -Zambia game. Before, during and after the game and where we go from here. First things first. I am really sure that Mr Andrew Kamanga and his team at Football Association of Zambia are working very hard to improve the game of football in our nation. That’s why in their first term in office they have brought or rather helped us win the U20 COSAFA Cup, U20 African Cup of Nations and qualifications to the CHAN Championship among other achievements. This is good work. But we have achieved most of those things with previous administrators. People wanted a World Cup qualification. For me that was a standard l put for Kamanga. Hence regardless of what happened and what did not. FAZ and the technical bench have failed us. Too much politicking, pride and arrogance has failed us. The game against Nigeria was a game changer where qualification for Russia was concerned. In my opinion the exclusion of senior players was a very big mistake by coach Wada Nyirenda. Big boys know how to handle big games like the one we had with the Super Eagles. Experience counts. Kalaba, Tembo, Mbesuma, Kalengo among others would have used their experience to deal with the likes of Moses. Even that goal we are crying about. They would have known how to respond. Our young stars played standard football not one that would show a team going for a win. The likes of Fashion and Mwepu are good yes. But let’s face it they are still infants at senior level. So whatever beef happened between Wada or FAZ and people like Rainford and Winston was handled with immaturity by those in power. Football politics at play. I am a Liverpool supporter and my team is very bad at the back because of one thing. The defense which was getting strong because of the help of Mamadu Sakho. But because of the misunderstanding during pre season training between Liverpool manager Klopp and Sakho. Our defense is like a big net with holes. Mamadu was cast out through a loan and later a sell. Pride and arrogance at play. I am sure the Liverpool backroom stuff is regretting like Wada and FAZ is. To much politicking and pride. And talking about politics what the hell in the world of football was that big banner of President Lungu doing in Nigeria. We all love our President but that banner was misplaced. The Zambia National Team that went to West Africa belongs to all Zambians not only President Lungu. As l said we love our President but as a player that is the last thing l would think about. I expected to see a banner of solidarity for Kalaba and Kalengo. Even one with the name and face of Kalusha Bwalya would have scared the hell out of some of those Nigerian players. Not that of ba Lungu. That too might have cost us the game. Maybe l didn’t vote for President Lungu then l see that banner as a player. I can be like really!!! I know I said everything is anchored on politics but some things are just a distraction. And that banner was. Look at our friend’s banner. No Cadralism. My advice to everyone involved let us all focus on blending the team. Old and new alike. Those with ideas let’s engage those in power. Those in power let’s be approachable. And more importantly let’s leave cadre centered supporting out of football. Mr Kamanga as l said I will be visiting you soon. Author is a PhD candidate in Political, Gender and Transnational Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt am. NOTE: The views expressed in the article are that of the author and do not represent anyone else but himself. The post Opinion: Nigeria Vs Zambia – Where Was Rainford Kalaba? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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High Court Asked to Issue UK Arrest Warrant for Biafra Leader Kanu

[Vanguard] Abuja -A kinsman to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying it to order British High Commission and Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, to arrest and…

[Vanguard] Abuja -A kinsman to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying it to order British High Commission and Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, to arrest and repatriate him from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria to stand his trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Let Religious Leaders Present Views to the Committee of Parliament

[Monitor] The Daily Monitor of October 5, had a screaming headline: ‘Removing age limit is treason – Odama’. This was in reference to a press release the previous day by religious leaders in Acholi leaders under their umbrella organisation – Acholi Rel…

[Monitor] The Daily Monitor of October 5, had a screaming headline: 'Removing age limit is treason - Odama'. This was in reference to a press release the previous day by religious leaders in Acholi leaders under their umbrella organisation - Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI). Indeed, this paper produced the full statement verbatim signed John Baptist Odama, the Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese. In the statement, the religious leaders assert thus "our role is to advise the citizens of Uganda to stand on

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Probe Three NGOs Over Funding

[Monitor] Kampala -The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) has written to the Non-Government Organisation Bureau about the three civil society organisations it is investigating.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) has written to the Non-Government Organisation Bureau about the three civil society organisations it is investigating.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ghana Protest May Not Achieve Much

[Monitor] Kampala -Egypt, who played their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to Congo last night, will have as well continued with their business and cared less about the mess between Uganda and Ghana.

[Monitor] Kampala -Egypt, who played their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to Congo last night, will have as well continued with their business and cared less about the mess between Uganda and Ghana.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda