Acting President Osinbajo Set For Book Launch

[This Day] Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, royal fathers and other eminent personalities are set for a book launch at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on Tuesday, July 4.

[This Day] Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, royal fathers and other eminent personalities are set for a book launch at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on Tuesday, July 4.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former Flames Striker Mkandawire Dies

[Nyasa Times] Former Civo United and Escom United Malawi national striker Noel Mkandawire has died after a long sickness at Mzimba District Hospital on Saturday.

[Nyasa Times] Former Civo United and Escom United Malawi national striker Noel Mkandawire has died after a long sickness at Mzimba District Hospital on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Opposition Party Sues Minister Chombo Over Police Brutality

[New Zimbabwe] THE National Democratic Party (NDP) is in the process of filing a court application to compel the Minister of Home Affairs Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri to stop police brutality against citizens.

[New Zimbabwe] THE National Democratic Party (NDP) is in the process of filing a court application to compel the Minister of Home Affairs Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri to stop police brutality against citizens.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

British Envoy Visits National Broadcaster Studios

[Nyasa Times] British High Commissioner to Malawi Holy Tett on Friday toured Malawi Broadcasting Corporation studios (both television and radio) in Blantyre with a call for more for positive stories that would advance the country’s social and economic …

[Nyasa Times] British High Commissioner to Malawi Holy Tett on Friday toured Malawi Broadcasting Corporation studios (both television and radio) in Blantyre with a call for more for positive stories that would advance the country's social and economic development.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Mulls 99-Year Leases for Small Scale Farmers

[New Zimbabwe] Despite bankability challenges faced with the 99 year leases given to A1 and A2 farmers, the government is mulling extending the agreements to small scale farmers, an official revealed this week.

[New Zimbabwe] Despite bankability challenges faced with the 99 year leases given to A1 and A2 farmers, the government is mulling extending the agreements to small scale farmers, an official revealed this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Reps Seek Economic Amnesty for Treasury Looters

[This Day] The House of Representatives has initiated a Bill for an Act seeking to grant conditional economic amnesty to treasury looters as a tool for the rapid return of illicit financial flows and other assets, which would be invested in Nigeria to …

[This Day] The House of Representatives has initiated a Bill for an Act seeking to grant conditional economic amnesty to treasury looters as a tool for the rapid return of illicit financial flows and other assets, which would be invested in Nigeria to scale up development in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Brave Warriors Knocked Out of Cosafa Cup

[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday.

[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

GBM Boycotts Traditional Ceremonies Until Hichilema Is Released

Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has announced he will never attend any traditional ceremony in Northern Province until his leader Hakainde Hichilema is released from jail. Hichilema is few days shy of clocking 90 days behind bars where he … Continued

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Opposition UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has announced he will never attend any traditional ceremony in Northern Province until his leader Hakainde Hichilema is released from jail. Hichilema is few days shy of clocking 90 days behind bars where he is awaiting trial for a non bailable treason charge. GBM made the announcement today [yesterday]. I WILL NEVER ATTEND ANY TRADITIONAL CEREMONY IN NORTHERN PROVINCE UNTIL HH IS RELEASED-GBM I will not attend today’s Chief Mwamba’s Installation due to the continued detention of my President Hakainde Hichilema. Why should I go to attend a traditional ceremony there when non of the chiefs has spoken out condemning Edgar Lungu’s persecution of HH? Infact so many people in UPND have been incarcerated and traditional leaders have been quiet there….What is the meaning of that? So many people now are shying away from the ceremony because the traditional leaders in Northern province cannot speak out when their people are being given trumped up charges. Traditional leaders are a source of wisdom and they are supposed to guide politicians like Edgar Lungu. I must put it on record that I wont attend even the coming ceremonies for as long as my President is still remanded. A traditional ceremony is a way of comemorating our national heritage. So why should I celebrate when my President is in detention? We expect traditional leaders to guide Edgar Lungu when he is doing wrong things in the country than keeping quiet. Remember that the incarceration of my President arose from a traditional ceremony . Today it is president Hakainde Hichilema, tomorrow it will be GBM; what gives me the guarantee that they will speak for GBM if they cannot speak for HH? We need to remember that all of us are potential victims and we need to stand for our brothers and sisters when they are being persecuted. The post GBM Boycotts Traditional Ceremonies Until Hichilema Is Released appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu, Catholic Bishops Meet Weeks After Spat

Following weeks of ugly exchanges between senior members of the Catholic church and government, President Edgar Lungu and representatives of the biggest Christian denomination met at State House today. Catholic senior bishop Telesphore Mpundu has been at the centre of … Continued

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Following weeks of ugly exchanges between senior members of the Catholic church and government, President Edgar Lungu and representatives of the biggest Christian denomination met at State House today. Catholic senior bishop Telesphore Mpundu has been at the centre of the controversy that has branded Pres. Lungu’s government a dictatorship. Archbishop Mpundu has also led calls for the release of incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. The arrest has been dimmed undemocratic. At the invitation of President Edgar Lungu, the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi Archibishop Julio Murat attended a meeting at State House this morning. Presidential spokesperson, Amos Chanda, the President and Nuncio discussed a broad range of issues including the relationship between Church and State and the role of the Church in promoting dialogue and national unity. The post Pres. Lungu, Catholic Bishops Meet Weeks After Spat appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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