Financial System Living On Borrowed Time

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe’s financial system increasingly resembles a house of cards. Were one card to give way – for instance, if South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, were to have the temerity to suggest that Zimbabwe actually pay for the ele…

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe's financial system increasingly resembles a house of cards. Were one card to give way - for instance, if South Africa's power utility, Eskom, were to have the temerity to suggest that Zimbabwe actually pay for the electricity that it's supplying the country - the entire edifice would collapse.

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Africa Rising’s Faulty Logic – How to Fix It

[The Conversation Africa] Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating ‘Africa Rising’, in a symphony of compliments that should have cautioned any reasonable African leader as well as citizens on the co…

[The Conversation Africa] Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating 'Africa Rising', in a symphony of compliments that should have cautioned any reasonable African leader as well as citizens on the continent.

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Police Record Low RTAs In Third Quarter

The Zambia Police has recorded a reduction in the number of road traffic accidents in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo has said in the third quarter of 2017 … Continued

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The Zambia Police has recorded a reduction in the number of road traffic accidents in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo has said in the third quarter of 2017 a total of 7,832 road traffic accidents have been recorded compared to 8,231 in 2016. Katongo said 497 died from road traffic accidents in 2017 compared to 635 recorded in the same period in 2016 indicating a reduction of about 138. “During the third quarter of 2017, a total number of 7,831 road traffic accidents were recorded compared to the third quarter of 202 where 8,231 road traffic accidents were recorded an indication that there was a reduction in the number of road traffic accidents by 399,†Katongo said. Katongo has disclosed that Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents standing at 4,140 while Copperbelt Province recorded 1,202 accidents in the third quarter of 2017. She has further stated that Western Province recorded the lowest number of road traffic accidents at 136. “Lusaka Province recorded 4,140 road traffic accidents followed by Copperbelt Province with 1,202 accidents, Central province had 549, Southern Province had 502 and Eastern Province recorded 424, North Western Province had 337, Luapula Province had 196, Muchinga Province had 194, Northern Province had 152 while Western recorded the lowest number at 136 road traffic accidents,†Katongo explained. She further disclosed that in the third quarter of 2017, a total of 434 children were involved in road traffic accidents as compared to 355 children involved in 2016 recording an increase of 79. The post Police Record Low RTAs In Third Quarter appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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NDC Claims PF Take Over On The Copperbelt

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party has claimed that it has taken over part of the structures from the Patriotic Front in different parts of the Copperbelt due to its popularity. Party National Youth Chairperson Charles Kabwita has said Patriotic … Continued

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party has claimed that it has taken over part of the structures from the Patriotic Front in different parts of the Copperbelt due to its popularity. Party National Youth Chairperson Charles Kabwita has said Patriotic Front officials from different parts of the country are freely joining the NDC in which most of them have gone ahead to form structures. He said the recently registered political party has continued to receive support and will continue to welcome those frustrated with the governance system of the Patriotic Front. “We are on top of things. The response we are receiving from the general public is overwhelming, and it has become easy for us to form structures,†Kabwita said. “The formation of structures is actually being done by the people themselves and bringing the structures to us, and they are telling us, we are so many and we felt we could form a branch in our area. In NDC the simplest exercise is to put up structures.†Kabwita, a former Ward Councillor for Chimwemwe under the Patriotic Front, said it was difficult to form structures in the PF adding that NDC has attracted a good number people with less than six months in existence. “Our role is to kick out the Patriotic Front and bring hope for the people that have remained hopeless under the current regime; our people need food on their table to survive,†he said. Kabwita said the party has continued with the recruitment of members in all parts of the country in readiness for the 2021 elections. The post NDC Claims PF Take Over On The Copperbelt appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Five Kitwe Residents Committed To High Court For Murder

The Kitwe Magistrate Court has committed to the high Court five of the six people that are charged with one count of murdering a 20 year old resident of Twatasha Township in Kitwe. And the Kitwe Magistrate Court has discharged … Continued

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The Kitwe Magistrate Court has committed to the high Court five of the six people that are charged with one count of murdering a 20 year old resident of Twatasha Township in Kitwe. And the Kitwe Magistrate Court has discharged Catharine Bwalya one of the six in the matter after the state entered a nolle prosequi in her case. This is in matter Vincent Simwanza, Kosamu Mwanza, Misheck Mukuka, Brian Chikonde and Erick Kaira are jointly charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia. Particulars of the offence are that between 20th March and 21st Match 2017 in Kitwe, the six persons allegedly murdered Wilson Musonda. When the matter came up for mention before Kitwe Chief Resident Magistrate Yvonne Nalomba, the state informed the court that it had received instructions from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution to commit the accused persons to the high court. The five accused persons will appear before the High Court for murder while one Catherine Bwalya was discharged after the state entered a nolle prosequi. The post Five Kitwe Residents Committed To High Court For Murder appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Rampant Illegal Land Allocation On The Rise In Ndola

The continued illegal sale of huge pieces of land to foreigners in Ndola Constituency has shocked Bwana Mkubwa Constituency Member of Parliament Dr Jonas Chanda. Dr Chanda called for a meeting with Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga, Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya, … Continued

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The continued illegal sale of huge pieces of land to foreigners in Ndola Constituency has shocked Bwana Mkubwa Constituency Member of Parliament Dr Jonas Chanda. Dr Chanda called for a meeting with Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga, Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya, the Zambia Police, Ministry of Lands Chief Lands officials and planning officers at Ndola City Council. He expressed shock at the illegal land allocations in the city. The visibly angry Parliamentarian has accused some people purporting to be Patriotic Front cadres as being behind the illegal activities that has seen an increase in foreigners owning land in his constituency. “It is shocking that in Twashuka and Chichele wards in Bwana Mkubwa Constituency some foreign entities who are mere shop owners and not investors in the true sense of the word have bought in excess of 60 hectares of land, evicting over 800 Zambian citizens who have lived there for years without compensation, even when some had genuine papers from the council,†Dr Chanda disclosed. The Parliamentarian alleged that some Patriotic Front cadres have been working with some council workers many of whom he says have been suspended to allocate land illegally. “There has been so much indiscipline in illegal land allocations by some cadres in Mushili and Nakaputa by cadres. In Mushili and Chichele in liaison with some corrupt council officials, land is being sold illegally. Even Katombola cemetery has not been spared in the madness,†Dr Chanda complained. Dr Chanda has demanded that such acts come to an end further warning those involved that the full arm of the law will soon catch up with them. The post Rampant Illegal Land Allocation On The Rise In Ndola appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Will Pres. Lungu Hear Their Cry?

HEAR THE CRY OF A REFUGEE A criminal without a crime. By Tilyenji Mwanza Refugees are proven victims of persecution that flee their homelands in search of hope, justice and a safe place to raise their families. In a foreign … Continued

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HEAR THE CRY OF A REFUGEE A criminal without a crime. By Tilyenji Mwanza Refugees are proven victims of persecution that flee their homelands in search of hope, justice and a safe place to raise their families. In a foreign land they seek asylum after suffering unthinkable tragedy in their homelands. They arrive in our land with next to nothing, and knowing no one. Chased by guns from their homeland, nightmare characterise their dreams, torment, anguish and fright. Their pain unimaginable, yes we see the documentary on television depicting their pain but no one can imagin the pain that tears in them. They leave their families a beacon of hope for most of us; now what is life without hope? SCARED AND LONELY images of your house burning, a place you called home. We stare and watch watch the news together and I see her mouth become a sink full of blood. I stare at the lines, the forms, the people at the desks, the calling cards, the immigration officers, the looks on the street, the wind whistles and on a winter night I can only imagine the cold settling deep into their bones. But she says this is better than the scent of a woman completely on fire, or the cry of a little girl continously raped by men, as they steal her innocence… Boom!!! the sound of a gun and everything goes dark. CAN THEY START ALL OVER AGAIN? *Photo credit: Smart Eagles* The post Will Pres. Lungu Hear Their Cry? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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