Accept I’m Your President, Urges Pres. Lungu

President Edgar Lungu took a dig at his critics on his occasion to host the Under-20 national team saying some of them had not recovered from the acrimony of campaigns. A light spirited Lungu said some people have refused to … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu took a dig at his critics on his occasion to host the Under-20 national team saying some of them had not recovered from the acrimony of campaigns. A light spirited Lungu said some people have refused to accept he was President despite having won the elections. “You have brought joy at a time that the country is still undergoing some division. I am saying this because some people have not recovered from the acrimony of elections,†he said. “Some people are not used to losing elections; I have lost before I know how it feels. Kulabapepelakofye (just pray for them).†President Lungu said he could smile because he could not lose sleep over challenges to his leadership. “I should smile at your achievement because I am the President. Very few people say I am not the President,†he said in apparent reference to the opposition United Party for National Development that has been repeatedly refusing to acknowledge his victory in elections. The Head of State also had a note to parliamentarians who were present at the event by alluding to their appetite for allowances. “I will not take long because there are Members of Parliament. I know you want to go and get your allowances,†he said. President Lungu also advised the Under-20 that they should never rush into signing hurried contracts. “Do not rush into signing contracts that have been dangled on you but seek advice from coaches, managers, parents and guardians,†he said. The post Accept I’m Your President, Urges Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Violations Increase Against Anti-Mugabe Zimbabweans

[CAJ News] Harare -POLITICAL violence, deprivation of food and denial of rights to education and health care on partisan political grounds are on the increase in Zimbabwe where the ruling party is desperate to retain power in the next general election….

[CAJ News] Harare -POLITICAL violence, deprivation of food and denial of rights to education and health care on partisan political grounds are on the increase in Zimbabwe where the ruling party is desperate to retain power in the next general election. Rights groups said research for February revealed a total of 147 violations up from the previous month's 108 cases. The month under focus had 663 victims altogether, Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) reported.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kenyans Accused of Funding Al Shabaab Appear in Court

[Shabelle] Three of the six suspects arrested by Anti-Terrorism Police in Shella, Malindi, on Friday were presented yesterday in a Malindi court. Abdirahim Salim Mohamed, Salim Abdulkarim Salim (pictured) and Nur Swaleh Mahdi appeared before chief magi…

[Shabelle] Three of the six suspects arrested by Anti-Terrorism Police in Shella, Malindi, on Friday were presented yesterday in a Malindi court. Abdirahim Salim Mohamed, Salim Abdulkarim Salim (pictured) and Nur Swaleh Mahdi appeared before chief magistrate Julie Oseko.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Somali Pirates Demand Ransom for Oil Tanker, EU Force Says

[Shabelle] Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday.

[Shabelle] Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Arab League Chief Calls for Urgent Arab Action to Aid Somalia

[Shabelle] The Arab League Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Aboul Ghait called for an urgent Arab action to aid Somalia and for mobilizing financial and relief assistance required to address the grave humanitarian consequences resulting from the drought pla…

[Shabelle] The Arab League Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Aboul Ghait called for an urgent Arab action to aid Somalia and for mobilizing financial and relief assistance required to address the grave humanitarian consequences resulting from the drought plaguing the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

MP Asks Government to Bail Out St Balikuddembe Market Traders

[Monitor] Kampala -Legislators have asked the government to rescue traders who ply their trade in St Balikuddembe Market in Kampala whose future is uncertain if they fail to pay a Shs2.8 billion loan to dfcu bank.

[Monitor] Kampala -Legislators have asked the government to rescue traders who ply their trade in St Balikuddembe Market in Kampala whose future is uncertain if they fail to pay a Shs2.8 billion loan to dfcu bank.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Girls Need More Than Sanitary Pads, Says US Official

[Monitor] The United States Embassy in Kampala wants the government of Uganda to develop programmes tailored towards addressing challenges faced by adolescent girls beyond providing free sanitary pads to them.

[Monitor] The United States Embassy in Kampala wants the government of Uganda to develop programmes tailored towards addressing challenges faced by adolescent girls beyond providing free sanitary pads to them.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda