Starvation Kills Over 100 As Famine Looms

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has said 5 million people are at risk, and thousands have already begun streaming into the capital in search of food. Aid efforts are being hampered by a lack of international response and conflict on the ground.

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has said 5 million people are at risk, and thousands have already begun streaming into the capital in search of food. Aid efforts are being hampered by a lack of international response and conflict on the ground.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Turkish Govt Presses for Closure of Schools

[Deutsche Welle] The Turkish government has been actively cracking down on African schools run by the controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Now, Gulen schools in Ethiopia have changed hands. Due to pressure from Ankara?

[Deutsche Welle] The Turkish government has been actively cracking down on African schools run by the controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Now, Gulen schools in Ethiopia have changed hands. Due to pressure from Ankara?

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Benghazi Defence Brigades Claims Seizing Cities

[Al Jazeera] The Benghazi Defence Brigades says it has captured five cities and two major oil-producing areas in the east of Libya after opposing forces carried out air raids around major oil ports overnight, seeking to regain control of the area.

[Al Jazeera] The Benghazi Defence Brigades says it has captured five cities and two major oil-producing areas in the east of Libya after opposing forces carried out air raids around major oil ports overnight, seeking to regain control of the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

[Deutsche Welle] A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes.

[Deutsche Welle] A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Zambia Under-20 Uniting Us, says Pres Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says the performance of Zambia Under 20 which has recorded three victories at the on-going Africa Youth Cup is uniting the country. The Head of State has watched two of Zambia’s scintillating performances. On Saturday, he was … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu says the performance of Zambia Under 20 which has recorded three victories at the on-going Africa Youth Cup is uniting the country. The Head of State has watched two of Zambia’s scintillating performances. On Saturday, he was captured on television flashing a 3 goal predication which the team eventually posted. President Lungu was in the stands for Zambia’s opening match against Guinea Conakry which the Beston Chambeshi lads won 1-0. The Head of State missed out on the team’s six star performance against Mali which brought home a 6-1 triumph. President Lungu, patron of the Chipolopolo, was back to football duty shortly after returning from a 5 day tour of Israel. “Once again, our Junior #Chipolopolo did it and made all of us proud after scoring a sweetly 3-1 victory against Egypt. I am convinced that we are building a solid senior team that can bring us greater glory not too long from now,” he states. “As your President and Patron, I remain more proud of you than you’ll ever realize. Be assured of my personal and government support to raise the standard of football and other sports to greater heights. “Your victory continues to unite us as #Zambians. Keep up the winning attitude! #U20WC,” he said. Zambia will play the runner up in Group B on Wednesday to determine their passage to the final. The team has since qualified to the FIFA Under 20 World kicking off on May 20. The post Zambia Under-20 Uniting Us, says Pres Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nawakwi Must Respect FDD’s Democratic Principles

The forum for democracy and development (FDD) in Chama district Muchinga province has appealed to party president Edith Nawakwi not to abandon the party’s democratic principles. FDD Chama district chairperson Yotam Mtayachalo says the party leadership must uphold the constitution … Continued

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The forum for democracy and development (FDD) in Chama district Muchinga province has appealed to party president Edith Nawakwi not to abandon the party’s democratic principles. FDD Chama district chairperson Yotam Mtayachalo says the party leadership must uphold the constitution by going to a convention. Mtayachalo says party members are ready to use the party constitution to ensure their interest is protected and are able enjoy their fundamental rights as enshrined therein. He says what is happening in the party where some members who are exercising their democratic rights are being victimized by those who want to consolidate their positions is wrong. Mtayachalo adds that there is impunity in the FDD where party members are being expelled with total disregard of the constitution. The post Nawakwi Must Respect FDD’s Democratic Principles appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Creates 3 New Districts

President Edgar Lungu has established three new districts in Northern Province. Local government Minister Vincent Mwale has named the new districts as Lunte which has been created from Mporokoso district and Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda districts from Mpika. Mwale has told … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has established three new districts in Northern Province. Local government Minister Vincent Mwale has named the new districts as Lunte which has been created from Mporokoso district and Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda districts from Mpika. Mwale has told Parliament that the creation of the three districts is in government’s continued effort and programme of taking services closer to the people. He adds that this is also part of the implementation of the decentralization process and continued fulfillment of campaign promises. Mwale states that the potential the creation of new districts has to create the human, social, economic and sustainable development cannot be overemphasized as it has been appreciated by people in the newly created districts from 2011 to date. He also defended the decision to create two new districts from Mpika district explaining that Mpika was the biggest district in the country. The post Pres. Lungu Creates 3 New Districts appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND MPs Protest Against Matibini; Walk Out Of Parliament

Opposition UPND Members of Parliament this morning walked out of Parliament in protest against a ruling made by the Speaker Patrick Matibini against Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo. This was after the Speaker forced Nkombo to withdraw a question he posed … Continued

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Opposition UPND Members of Parliament this morning walked out of Parliament in protest against a ruling made by the Speaker Patrick Matibini against Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo. This was after the Speaker forced Nkombo to withdraw a question he posed following a Ministerial statement by Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela. In his question, Nkombo wanted to dispute Chitotela’s suggestion that the corruption the PF government has been accused of in the road sector was only perception without proven evidence, by reminding him that President Edgar Lungu is on record of having hinted on dismissing corrupt Ministers. But before Nkombo could justify his argument, Dr Matibini interjected by advising Nkombo not to involve President Lungu in the matter before the House. Nkombo responded to the Speaker’s guidance by saying he would then withdraw both his question and President Lungu’s suggestion that there are corrupt Ministers in government. Dr Matibini, however, insisted by ruling that Nkombo does not involve President Lungu in his debate forcing the Mazabuka lawmaker to opt to withdraw the whole question. It was after this ruling that UPND MPs decided to walk out of the House in protest. This prompted Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to rise on a point of order seeking the speaker’s ruling on whether Mr Nkombo was in order to leave the house in the manner he did. Justice Matibini has since reserved his ruling on the Point of Order. The post UPND MPs Protest Against Matibini; Walk Out Of Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Stylish Zambia Down Egypt 3-1

Zambia and Guinea both came from behind to win their respective matches against Egypt and Mali to confirm their places in the semi finals of the Total U-20 Africa Cup. Guinea stunned Mali by beating them 3-2 in a thrilling … Continued

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Zambia and Guinea both came from behind to win their respective matches against Egypt and Mali to confirm their places in the semi finals of the Total U-20 Africa Cup. Guinea stunned Mali by beating them 3-2 in a thrilling encounter played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Beston Chambeshi’s lads were in no mood to give favours and defeated the Egyptians despite having already qualified to the semi finals. The Egyptians had a dream start when Karim Hassan scored in the 36th minute and went to the half time break in the lead. Chambeshi withdrew Chrispine Sakulanda just before the break for Emmanuel Banda. The junior Chipolopolo were back breathing fire in the second half and were back on level terms three minutes into the second half through an acrobatic Patson Daka effort. Zambia started pushing in front and went ahead in the 73rd minute through Fashion Sakala who took his tournament tally to three goals. Enock Mwepu’s pin-point cross landed gracefully on Sakala’s head with Daka harvesting his brace in the added time. Zambia and Guinea will wait for the outcome of Group B matches to know their semi-final opponents. President Edgar Lungu was in the stands to witness the lads beat Egypt. (Source: Bolazambia) The post Stylish Zambia Down Egypt 3-1 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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