Hichilema Back in Court; Will He See Light Today?

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema will be back to the Lusaka Magistrate Court in what has become his second home after being incarcerated on the non bailable charge of treason. Legal gymnastics in the past … Continued

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Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema will be back to the Lusaka Magistrate Court in what has become his second home after being incarcerated on the non bailable charge of treason. Legal gymnastics in the past one month have not restored his freedom with lawyers moving back and forth probing the veracity of the charge. Last week the legal team struck some minor victories with the state conceding some ground when they entered a nolle prosequi on the traffic offence slapped against the opposition leader among other charges he is facing. Hichiilema will be in court on the alleged use of insulting language with Magistrate Greenwell Malumani expected to make a ruling. The use of insulting language is just a sideshow with the treason charge under magistrate David Simusamba still under scrutiny and is also coming up today. A ruling is being awaited on the credibility of the treason charge with the defence alleging that the charge is unreasonable. The defense team has also challenged the certificate of committal to the High Court that was not signed by the Director of Public Prosecution but by her subordinate. Hichilema has been behind bars since being violently arrested on April 10 at his house. He is facing treason charges that face a maximum of a death sentence if convicted The post Hichilema Back in Court; Will He See Light Today? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Unpaid Nigerian Soldiers Allegedly Write Open Letter to Buhari

[Premium Times] Nigerian soldiers of Battalion 38, United Nation Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, who recently came back from a peacekeeping mission have allegedly written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari expressing dissatisfaction over the non-p…

[Premium Times] Nigerian soldiers of Battalion 38, United Nation Mission in Liberia, UNMIL, who recently came back from a peacekeeping mission have allegedly written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari expressing dissatisfaction over the non-payment of their five-month allowances.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria Seeks Foreign Investors for Smart Cities Project

[Premium Times] The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says Nigeria is set to hold a smart cities summit in June as part of efforts by the Federal Government to develop ICT sector in the country.

[Premium Times] The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says Nigeria is set to hold a smart cities summit in June as part of efforts by the Federal Government to develop ICT sector in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Patson Daka Joins U-20 Camp

Austria-based Patson Daka has joined the U-20 team in Spain completing the list of players coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned for FIFA World Cup Korea Republic 2017. Daka joined the squad on Saturday evening and was received by FAZ Communications … Continued

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Austria-based Patson Daka has joined the U-20 team in Spain completing the list of players coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned for FIFA World Cup Korea Republic 2017. Daka joined the squad on Saturday evening and was received by FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo and Team Manager Hastings Ndovi at the Reina Sofia Tenerife Sur Airport. The 2017 UEFA U-21 champion told Fazfooball.com that he was excited to be back in the Zambian team set up after being on duty with his club. He said that the team would have to work as a unit to ensure that they performed well at the world cup. Daka said he was hoping to add value to the team acknowledging that his teammates had done a lot of good work in his absence. With Daka joining camp, Chambeshi will now prepare the last stretch of the World Cup with all his players available. The team has so far played two practice matches beating FC Tenerife 3-0 before drawing 2-all against Marino. The team is set to play Las Palmas on Monday in another friendly match. Zambia opens its World Cup campaign against Portugal on May 21 at the Jeju World Cup stadium. Source: FAZ Football The post Patson Daka Joins U-20 Camp appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Isimila Festival Is Back

[East African] The Isimila Festival, first held last September, will be holding its second edition from May 21-22 at the Isimila historical Stone Age site inside the Isimila African Garden, 20km from Iringa town in southern Tanzania.

[East African] The Isimila Festival, first held last September, will be holding its second edition from May 21-22 at the Isimila historical Stone Age site inside the Isimila African Garden, 20km from Iringa town in southern Tanzania.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Zesco Tariff Hike Takes Effect Today

The electricity tariff hike approved by the Energy Regulation Board will take effect today with a 50% increase. Zesco had applied to the Energy Regulation Board to have a 75% tariff increase that was approved but will be done in … Continued

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The electricity tariff hike approved by the Energy Regulation Board will take effect today with a 50% increase. Zesco had applied to the Energy Regulation Board to have a 75% tariff increase that was approved but will be done in phases. The adjustment has been broken down to be effected in two phases of 50 percent effective 15th May, 2017 and 25 percent to be effected on 1st September, 2017. The ERB said that the increase was approved based on tariff justification and assumptions, financial performance, electricity demand forecast, customer comments and the need to progress towards cost reflective tariffs. The post Zesco Tariff Hike Takes Effect Today appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lumwana Radiants Fairly Tale Run Continues

Lumwana Radiants continue their fairly tale run the MTN/FAZ Super Division having shot back to the top of the table ahead of big guns. A 1-0 win away to Nakambala took them to a breakaway 15 points with four wins … Continued

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Lumwana Radiants continue their fairly tale run the MTN/FAZ Super Division having shot back to the top of the table ahead of big guns. A 1-0 win away to Nakambala took them to a breakaway 15 points with four wins and two draws. Lumwana have broken away from second placed Zesco United that has 11 points having played an equal number of matches. Only Zanaco and Nchanga Rangers have played one game less. Lusaka Dynamos recorded their second successive win away to In Choma Eagles to hit sixth position. Dynamos seem to have shaken off their early season blues since turning a corner in their 3-1 win against Red Arrows last weeend. Dynamos goalkeeper Monga Ndala saved a Mwila Phiri penalty before Potiphar Zulu netted for Patrick Phiri’s side. Captain Clatous Chota Chama set up Zulu. Leading league top scorer Chris Mutshimba Mugalu grabbed the second to move Dynamos to number six on the log. Zanaco, who returned from Egypt today after that fine effort in a 0-0 draw against Al-Ahly, face Nchanga Rangers in the bankers’ rescheduled Super Division Week 6 match on Wednesday. MTN/FAZ Super League Full Week Six results: Sunday May14, 2017 Nkana 1-0 City of Lusaka Red Arrows 1-1 Power Dynamos Buildcon 1-0 Napsa Stars Forest 0-2 Nkwazi Choma Eagles 0-2 Lusaka Dynamos Mufulira Wanderers 1-1 Kabwe Warriors Konkola Blades 1-0 Real Nakonde Nakambala 0-1 Lumwana Note: Zesco 2-2 Green Buffaloes was played on Wednesday. Zanaco v Nchanga Rangers will be played on Wednesday. The post Lumwana Radiants Fairly Tale Run Continues appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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EU Courts Magufuli to Sign ‘Controversial’ Trade Deal

[East African] The European Union has invited the government of Tanzania for dialogue over the Economic Partnership Agreement impasse that has threatened to derail the trade pact between the bloc and the East African Community member countries.

[East African] The European Union has invited the government of Tanzania for dialogue over the Economic Partnership Agreement impasse that has threatened to derail the trade pact between the bloc and the East African Community member countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania