Police Formally Slap Hichilema With Treason, 4 Other Charges In Mongu Fracas

Police have formally charged opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema with treason and four other charges. Hichilema has been in detention the last 24 hours after police arrested him on Tuesday following the Mongu motorcade incident … Continued

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Police have formally charged opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema with treason and four other charges. Hichilema has been in detention the last 24 hours after police arrested him on Tuesday following the Mongu motorcade incident that saw him refuse to pave way for President Lungu’s entourage. Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja told a media briefing at force headquarters today that Hichilema had also been charged with disobeying statutory duty, disobedience of lawful orders and use of insulting language. Treason is a non bailable offence leaving Hichilema firmly behind bars until his case is disposed of. Kanganja told a media briefing that his office had since forwarded the docket to the Attorney General’s chambers for processing. Hichilema is being held at Lilayi Police Training College. On Saturday during the Kuomboka ceremony Hichilema’s motorcade could not move aside to pave way for the Presidential motorcade with the entourage almost bumping him off the road. “I would like to inform the nation that we have jointly charged and arrested Mr Hichilema and five others with: Treason contrary to section 43 (1) (a), disobedient to lawful orders contrary to section 127 of the penal code, disobeying of statutory duty contrary to section 126 of the penal code of the laws of Zambia (rule No. 222 of the High Way Code), and use of insulting language contrary to section 179 of the penal code,†Kanganja said. The post Police Formally Slap Hichilema With Treason, 4 Other Charges In Mongu Fracas appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Goods Train Strike Ambulance In Kitwe; No Fatalities Recorded

A goods train has collided with an ambulance at Nkana West Traffic Lights in Kitwe. There have been fatalities recorded from the accident. The train had already reduced speed when approaching the rail/road crossing and halted when the ambulance attempted … Continued

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A goods train has collided with an ambulance at Nkana West Traffic Lights in Kitwe. There have been fatalities recorded from the accident. The train had already reduced speed when approaching the rail/road crossing and halted when the ambulance attempted to beat traffic. The post Goods Train Strike Ambulance In Kitwe; No Fatalities Recorded appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Mourns Egypt Christians Killed In Terror Attacks

President Edgar Lungu has sent a message of comfort to his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah El-Sisi over the death of over 44 Christians who died in terror attacks three days ago. President Lungu was due to travel to Egypt but … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has sent a message of comfort to his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah El-Sisi over the death of over 44 Christians who died in terror attacks three days ago. President Lungu was due to travel to Egypt but cancelled the trip in the wake of the incident. BELOW IS A STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT LUNGU PRESIDENT LUNGU MOURNS WITH EGYPT, TERROR VICTIMS LUSAKA, (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has extended deepest condolences to His counterpart His Excellency Mr Abdul Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the death of about 44 people who were killed in bomb blasts at Tanta and Alexandria Coptic churches on 9th April, 2017. The President in a message of condolences to Mr El-Sisi said he had learnt with a deep sense of sorrow and sadness of the tragic death of about 44 people who were killed in bomb blasts at the two Coptic churches in Egypt. President Lungu said the Government and the Zambian people mourn with President El-Sisi, the Egyptian government and its people the loss of lives in Sunday’s bomb blasts. The President wished Mr El-Sisi and the bereaved families God’s strength and fortitude to bear this great loss during the period of mourning. “On behalf of the Government, the people of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, allow me to extend my deepest condolences to Your Excellency, the bereaved families and indeed the people of Egypt during this trying time,†the President said. _____________________________________________________________________________ Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres. Lungu Mourns Egypt Christians Killed In Terror Attacks appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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President Elects Allies in Key Govt Position Ahead of Crucial Polls – Report

[News24Wire] Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has reportedly reshuffled his government, bringing in loyalists who are seen as important allies in preparation for re-election next year.

[News24Wire] Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has reportedly reshuffled his government, bringing in loyalists who are seen as important allies in preparation for re-election next year.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

President Sirleaf Calls for Strong Drug Regulation in Ecowas Region

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged ECOWAS Member States to strengthen their drug regulatory authorities and their powers to enforce drug laws and regulations to curb the counterfeiting of drugs in the region.

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged ECOWAS Member States to strengthen their drug regulatory authorities and their powers to enforce drug laws and regulations to curb the counterfeiting of drugs in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

A Show of Force to Send One Message, Malema Tells Union Buildings Marchers

[News24Wire] The march to the Union Buildings was a show of force by all opposition parties and South Africans to show President Jacob Zuma he was no longer a credible leader, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The march to the Union Buildings was a show of force by all opposition parties and South Africans to show President Jacob Zuma he was no longer a credible leader, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ramatlhodi Served With Distinction – Mthembu

[News24Wire] Former public service and administration minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi served with absolute distinction and dedication, African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Former public service and administration minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi served with absolute distinction and dedication, African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa