Govt to Evacuate More Citizens From Libya

[Premium Times] The Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February, Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Bandele Onimode, has said.

[Premium Times] The Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February, Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Bandele Onimode, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Second Edition of Big Brother Naija, Meet the House Mates

[Leadership] The second edition of the Big Brother Naija edition kicked off on Sunday, a host of Nigerians chosen at random all over the globe and locally where auditioned and 12 housemates where chosen. Below are the list of house mates :

[Leadership] The second edition of the Big Brother Naija edition kicked off on Sunday, a host of Nigerians chosen at random all over the globe and locally where auditioned and 12 housemates where chosen. Below are the list of house mates :

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Letter: Anthony Mukwita Reviews His Own Book

Editor, It’s just come to my attention that journalist and Zambia’s deputy ambassador to Sweden Anthony Mukwita has authored a book on President Edgar Lungu titled: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’-PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU’S ROUGH JOURNEY TO STATE HOUSE. Much as this … Continued

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Editor, It’s just come to my attention that journalist and Zambia’s deputy ambassador to Sweden Anthony Mukwita has authored a book on President Edgar Lungu titled: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS’-PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU’S ROUGH JOURNEY TO STATE HOUSE. Much as this is good and President Lungu definitely needs some propaganda spin to his leadership, whenever propaganda becomes too obvious, it ceases to be relevant. In fact, it borders on annoyance. I say this because I have again just learnt that besides Anthony Mukwita writing the same book, he’s further been given space in local newspapers to review his own book. And the gentleman has so far had this work already published by the New Vision newspaper. Surely, how can someone review his own work and expect them to be objective; what kind of journalism and ethics are that? Maybe it’s expecting too much from Mukwita whose journalism generation many admired only to later to learn it’s ‘sebana wikute’. It’s never too let though for President Lungu to chide some of his praise-singers lest they put off people from his works through such blatant, obvious and see-through propaganda. Lumbi Bwalya. The post Letter: Anthony Mukwita Reviews His Own Book appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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DR Congo Reach AfCON Last 8 As Morocco Knock Out Champions Ivory Coast

DR Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations last eight as Group C winners with a victory that eliminated Togo. Tournament top scorer Junior Kabananga converted Chancel Mbemba’s pass for the opener, his third goal in three games. Kabananga hit … Continued

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DR Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations last eight as Group C winners with a victory that eliminated Togo. Tournament top scorer Junior Kabananga converted Chancel Mbemba’s pass for the opener, his third goal in three games. Kabananga hit the post with a flicked header before Ndombe Mubele doubled the lead after the break, looping the ball over the keeper amid static defending. Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba’s tidy finish gave Togo hope, but Paul-Jose M’Poku’s free-kick secured a deserved DR Congo win. In the group’s other game, holders Ivory Coast were knocked out after a 1-0 defeat by Morocco, who go through as group runners-up. DR Congo go on to play the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals, which will be one of Mali, Ghana or – most likely – Egypt. Togo had to beat DR Congo to go through and the game began with ill fortune as goalkeeper Baba Tchagouni was forced off injured. He had to be replaced by third-choice stopper Cedric Mensah as first-choice Kossi Agassa had been allowed to return home after his house was vandalised by fans angry with his performance in the previous game, a 3-1 defeat by Morocco. After Fo-Doh Laba’s goal, former Arsenal and Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor blasted a chance for an equaliser straight at the keeper and was denied by a goalline clearance in injury time, but DR Congo were comfortable for the majority of the match. Jonathan Bolingi had a goal ruled out for offside, and the striker might have wrapped the result up sooner with a shot deflected just wide before M’Poku’s free-kick swerved in off the underside of the bar. Meanwhile, Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and knock out the champions. Rachid Alioui scored with a terrific shot from 25 yards to earn the win for Morocco and their coach Herve Renard, who led the Ivorians to the 2015 title. Ivory Coast needed a win to go through but gave a listless performance, creating only two chances of note. Source: BBC Sport The post DR Congo Reach AfCON Last 8 As Morocco Knock Out Champions Ivory Coast appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Opposition Dreading Pres. Lungu’s Candidature for 2021 – Kanyanta

President Lungu’s leadership style has sent shivers to the opposition. President Lungu has brought the country together and proved that he is the president for all Zambians. A healthy democracy requires a strong opposition, but to be in the opposition … Continued

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President Lungu’s leadership style has sent shivers to the opposition. President Lungu has brought the country together and proved that he is the president for all Zambians. A healthy democracy requires a strong opposition, but to be in the opposition does not mean criticizing even the developmental programs of the government. The opposition must provide checks and balances but unfortunately, the Zambian opposition is only looking for ways to wrestle power from the Patriotic Front Government with no interest for ordinary Zambians. Currently, there’s a lot of political cacophony about the eligibility of president Lungu to contest the presidential election in 2021. It is a known fact that the opposition political parties are afraid of Lungu’s candidature in 2021 because his works will speak for him to the voters, and they do not stand any chance if he decides to run. President Lungu continues to outwit the opposition leaders because he relies on sound judgment while they rely on bombastic rhetoric. Talk is cheap, action speaks louder than words. The Patriotic Front Government has scored in infrastructure development and education though there is still much needed to transform the educational pedagogy. The government’s initiative to diversify the economy is another step in the right direction. The government’s agricultural strategies such as the reduction of taxes on farming equipment will enable the country have successful yields and in the long term become the bread basket of Southern Africa. The president continues to show leadership by applying common sense solutions in fighting armyworms and must be applauded by every Zambian including the opposition. Most crops have since been prevented from destruction; unfortunately, the opposition has chosen to remain blind to reality. Zambians must stop being critical of others without genuine reasons but give credit where it is due. So far, President Lungu deserves credit. Kanyanta Clever, MBA Financial Consultant New York, USA The post Letter: Opposition Dreading Pres. Lungu’s Candidature for 2021 – Kanyanta appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Under-20 Off To Spain

  The Zambia Under-20 has finally left for Tenerife Spain after a three day delay over travel arrangements. Last week Sports Minister Moses Mawere addressed the lads confirming that a government funded two week training camp to Spain had been … Continued

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  The Zambia Under-20 has finally left for Tenerife Spain after a three day delay over travel arrangements. Last week Sports Minister Moses Mawere addressed the lads confirming that a government funded two week training camp to Spain had been secured. The team was scheduled to fly out on Saturday but has had to stay back while some logistical and travel arrangements were being hammered out. Beston Chambeshi’s lads will play practice matches against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid youth sides. The team left aboard South African Airways at 16:00 hours and is expected back on February 8. Whilst in Spain they may play another friendly against either Morocco or Tunisia. The friendly against South Africa that was scheduled for February 8 may be pushed further as the initial set date is when the team is expected from Spain. Zambia is in Group A alongside Guinea, Mali and Egypt with the opening fixture against the Guineans on February 26 at Heroes Stadium. The top four teams at the African Championship will qualify to the FIFA World Cup in Seoul South Korea the setting for Zambia’s 1988 Olympic Games memorable run. Zambia has been to the World Cup in 1999 and 2007 under Patrick Phiri and George Lwandamina respectively. The post Zambia Under-20 Off To Spain appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Slow Death of a Civilian Govt

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -To the media’s keen observation, the immediate cause that triggered Ethiopia’s recent nose-dive into the unknown began when, on November 12, 2015, the residents of Ginchi, a small town some 80 Kms South West of the Capital…

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -To the media's keen observation, the immediate cause that triggered Ethiopia's recent nose-dive into the unknown began when, on November 12, 2015, the residents of Ginchi, a small town some 80 Kms South West of the Capital Addis Abeba, took to the streets demanding authorities in Oromia regional state, the largest and most populated regional states to which Ginchi is a part, to halt a move to give a football pitch to private investors.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Fiscal Consolidation to Complement Tight Monetary Policy Stance to Improve Inflation Outlook – BoG Governor

[Ghana Govt.] Headline inflation has continued to ease, closing the year at 15.4 per cent from 15.8 per cent in October 2016 while underlying inflation pressures, measured by core inflation (CPI excluding energy and utility prices) have also declined s…

[Ghana Govt.] Headline inflation has continued to ease, closing the year at 15.4 per cent from 15.8 per cent in October 2016 while underlying inflation pressures, measured by core inflation (CPI excluding energy and utility prices) have also declined significantly.

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Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of Ghana Assesses Economy in 2016

[Ghana Govt.] The 74th regular meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has ended in Accra. In its assessment of the economy, the Committee, in a statement read on its behalf by Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at a news …

[Ghana Govt.] The 74th regular meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has ended in Accra. In its assessment of the economy, the Committee, in a statement read on its behalf by Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at a news conference in Accra, yesterday, noted that economic activity remained modest throughout the year, against the backdrop of policy tightness, oil and gas production challenges at the Jubilee field, and lingering consequences of the power supply constraints.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana