OPINION: Why Should Zuma’s Exit Excite Lungu Critics?

The forced resignation of South African President Jacob Zuma has excited some local political commentators that have drawn parallels with the Zambian case. Some analysts and political commentators have let their imaginations run away with them by saying that President … Continued

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The forced resignation of South African President Jacob Zuma has excited some local political commentators that have drawn parallels with the Zambian case. Some analysts and political commentators have let their imaginations run away with them by saying that President Edgar Lungu is next on the roster. Very self-comforting prognosis if one is a die-hard anti-Lungu critique. Perhaps the ultimate summation of wishful thinking. Otherwise any Lungu critique should just get used to the idea that the only way they are going to have him out is through the ballot. Twice he has put himself to a test through the ballot and has beaten his opponents twice. Even the exit of long serving Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe through the aid of the army did excite some opposition elements in Zambia that the same could be replicated in Zambia. But any rational observer would laugh at such levels of reckless thinking that only seems to massage people’s egos. For a start Mugabe had ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years through which period Zambia has seen seven heads of state. Zambians have never failed to remove a President whenever they have wanted to. Did they not wind up Dr Kenneth Kaunda after 27 years? Did they not democratically stop Frederick Chiluba from going for a third term? Did they not remove Rupiah Banda in 2011? So rather than draw imagined parallels we better draw lessons from our own rich examples of Zambian democracy through electioneering. Zuma’s problems have been a carryover from the hour he ascended to power. It may not very comforting for President Lungu’s opponents that he is still around until and 2021 with the decision beyond that still mired in litigious controversy. Should he decide to the legal process okay his candidature beyond 2021 then his opponents may have to live with the possibility of seeing for an even longer period but that is would be a decision only the Zambians can make. So rather than get excited about adversities beyond our borders perhaps we would do better to just sell our own candidates to the Zambian public and not rely on the misfortune of others. After all even President Lungu’s fall on Women’s Day in 2015 had sent his opponents celebrating pronouncing that he would not live beyond his first term of office. But President has looked even fitter afterwards. The post OPINION: Why Should Zuma’s Exit Excite Lungu Critics? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cheetah Cement Imports Cement Clinger From China

[Namibia Economist] A consignment of 40,000 cement clinger from China is currently being offloaded at the Port of Walvis Bay to be transported to local cement producer, Whale Rock/Cheetah Cement.

[Namibia Economist] A consignment of 40,000 cement clinger from China is currently being offloaded at the Port of Walvis Bay to be transported to local cement producer, Whale Rock/Cheetah Cement.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Vice President Cheers Phalombe Flood Victims

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Vice President Saulosi Chilima who is also Minister of the Department of Disaster Management Affairs on Thursday reaffirmed government’s commitment to bail out the country’s citizens from the curse of natural disasters.

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Vice President Saulosi Chilima who is also Minister of the Department of Disaster Management Affairs on Thursday reaffirmed government's commitment to bail out the country's citizens from the curse of natural disasters.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nevers Mumba Trespass Case Adjourned to March 22

Nevers Mumba’s illegal trespass case was back in court with Magistrate Betty Malupenga adjourning the case again. Mumba stormed ZNBC studios in the aftermath of the August 2016 general elections protesting the coverage of a news story. The case has … Continued

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Nevers Mumba’s illegal trespass case was back in court with Magistrate Betty Malupenga adjourning the case again. Mumba stormed ZNBC studios in the aftermath of the August 2016 general elections protesting the coverage of a news story. The case has been coming before Magistrate David Simusamba but has been a subject of constant adjournments. Mumba has pleaded not guilty in the matter where several ZNBC employees testified against him. When the matter came up Magistrate Malupenga adjourned the matter as the presiding magistrate was out of station. The matter has been adjourned to March 22. The post Nevers Mumba Trespass Case Adjourned to March 22 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Stop Hating On Dora Siliya

Hon Dora Siliya had long left the MMD thanks to the NEVERS MUMBA NONSENSE, a new party by her and some friends was even on the horizon, yet Zambian tin pot journalist and many who draw their intelligence from the … Continued

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Hon Dora Siliya had long left the MMD thanks to the NEVERS MUMBA NONSENSE, a new party by her and some friends was even on the horizon, yet Zambian tin pot journalist and many who draw their intelligence from the newspapers continue smearing her as such. Is she any different from GMB, AND MANY OTHER POLITICIANS WHO HAVE CRIS CROSSED THE POLITICAL PARTIES FLOOR? LEAVE HARD WORKING BETTER STANDING PEOPLE IN THE SOCIETY GO ON WITH WORKING FOR THIS COUNTRY PLEASE? HATRED IS DIRTY! JS The post Letter: Stop Hating On Dora Siliya appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Buhari Unveils Nigeria-Made Drone in Kaduna

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -As part of the Federal Government efforts to tackle insecurity in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) produced locally by the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Technology.

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -As part of the Federal Government efforts to tackle insecurity in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) produced locally by the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Technology.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Exam Ruling a Promotion of Dishonest Generation – Mavhima

[263Chat] Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavhima says the High Court ruling barring the rewrite of a leaked November 2017 English Paper Two exam, is promotion of a dishonest generation.

[263Chat] Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavhima says the High Court ruling barring the rewrite of a leaked November 2017 English Paper Two exam, is promotion of a dishonest generation.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe