Nation On Brink of Ethnic Civil War – UN

[Al Jazeera] South Sudan is “on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region”, the head of a team of UN human rights investigators told the UN Human Rights Council, describing a shattered country where children as …

[Al Jazeera] South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region", the head of a team of UN human rights investigators told the UN Human Rights Council, describing a shattered country where children as young as two have been raped.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Zambia Faces South Africa in Cosafa Final

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia Under-20 has sailed to the finals of the 2016 Cosafa Championship after staving off a challenge from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo through a 2-1 score line.

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia Under-20 has sailed to the finals of the 2016 Cosafa Championship after staving off a challenge from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo through a 2-1 score line.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Zambia U-20 Storm Cosafa Final; Set Up Date With South Africa

The Zambia Under-20 has sailed to the finals of the 2016 Cosafa Championship after staving off a challenge from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo through a 2-1 score line. Beston Chambeshi’s side met their strongest challenge thus far in the … Continued

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The Zambia Under-20 has sailed to the finals of the 2016 Cosafa Championship after staving off a challenge from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo through a 2-1 score line. Beston Chambeshi’s side met their strongest challenge thus far in the tournament and had to step up to see off the junior Leopards. Fashion Sakala put Zambia ahead in the 36th minute but the dust had hardly settled with Congo levelling matters five minutes later through Chadrack Lukombe. The two sides went for the break tied at 1-all. In the second half Zambia stepped up with Boyd Musonda restoring the lead in the 77th minute through a free kick. The goal sent Zambia into the finals where they face hosts South Africa who whitewashed Angola 5-0 in the other semi-final. Zambia has won the U-20 championship on 10 occasions and could add another trophy in the cabinet. The junior Chipolopolo are using the tournament as preparation for the Africa Cup next year which Zambia will host. (SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA) The post Zambia U-20 Storm Cosafa Final; Set Up Date With South Africa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Continues To Mourn Electoral Defeat; Starts Focusing On 2021

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema took his funeral about the August 11 elections loss to Golden Bridge Hotel where he issued a directive to his Members of Parliament to move a motion to disband the Electoral Commission of Zambia. And UPND … Continued

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UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema took his funeral about the August 11 elections loss to Golden Bridge Hotel where he issued a directive to his Members of Parliament to move a motion to disband the Electoral Commission of Zambia. And UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has closed whatever little possibility of having an elective convention in the party by saying there was no need as they had an intelligent leader. Addressing a media briefing this morning Hichilema said that the ECZ was incompetent and needed to be disbanded. He said he will direct his MPs to move a motion in parliament to disband the ECZ and replace it with a new body. Hichilema said the new body should be chosen by the church, civil society and trade unions. The UPND leader who has lost elections on five occasions is currently shuttling among courts of law seeking to overturn the outcome of the August 11 elections that were won by President Lungu. Meanwhile Mwamba said that the UPND will not hold an elective convention to subject Hichilema to a challenge as he was the right leader. “…is it necessary to hold a convention? Are we short of a President? We have a vibrant and intelligent president. So members of the media go and tell all those who want us to hold a convention that balboa ilyauma,†he said. The post Hichilema Continues To Mourn Electoral Defeat; Starts Focusing On 2021 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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President Continues Grassroots Tour, Promises to Review Councillors Allowances

President Edgar Lungu says councillors are justified in their demand to better the K700 monthly allowance they get promising to address the matter. The Head of State who took a short trip into Luangwa on a meet-the-people tour warning civil … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu says councillors are justified in their demand to better the K700 monthly allowance they get promising to address the matter. The Head of State who took a short trip into Luangwa on a meet-the-people tour warning civil servants that were getting in the way of development that they will be fired. President Lungu who has continued meeting the grassroots and ordinary citizens said that councillors played a huge role in development therefore needed to see their package improved. “I am saying K700 yachepa maningi (K700 is too little) because an MP gets K1, 500 everyday as sitting allowance and on top of that he has an allowance so I think I am going to look into that matter,†he said. “I am not saying that it is a salary but there has to be a sense of justice. Let me promise that we are going to sit and see what can be done.†President Lungu said that civil servants that were standing in the way of development were going to be fired. “If you are going into the way of development we are going to fire you. It does not matter whether we do it wrongly or not, you are going to be fired. If you go to court, we have lawyers also we will defend ourselves,†he said. The Head of State has often complained of opposition aligned civil servants that have been frustrating government efforts at development. The post President Continues Grassroots Tour, Promises to Review Councillors Allowances appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kazala’s Paid Agent Withdraws Case Of Alleged Corruption Against Kamanga

Kabwe United Sports Academy official Maxmillian Chanda has swallowed his own vomit by withdrawing his highly publicized complaint he filed with the Anti Corruption Commission of Zambia against FAZ President Andrew Kamanga. Chanda was forced to abandon his cause after … Continued

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Kabwe United Sports Academy official Maxmillian Chanda has swallowed his own vomit by withdrawing his highly publicized complaint he filed with the Anti Corruption Commission of Zambia against FAZ President Andrew Kamanga. Chanda was forced to abandon his cause after his handlers refused to pay him for the work he did in reporting Kamanga to the ACC. He has been reportedly calling Kazala and Siwale to bail him out but to no avail. The Kabwe based official had reported Kamanga to the ACC to dilute inquiry the ACC had opened on suspended FAZ vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale. The inquiry into Kazala and Siwale’s theft was an ACC initiative and has since been discontinued by the anti graft body. Once that inquiry had opened against Kazala and Siwale by the ACC, Chanda also wrote to ACC accusing Kamanga of abuse of authority of office. Chanda made himself available in doing the dirty work and enlisted himself as co- administrator of the We Love Football Whatsup Group created by Kazala and is part of the charge sheet in the letter Kamanga has written the FAZ Council. His allegations against Kamanga has left a trail of legal suits by people he named leaving him with an unsustainable legal bill. Chanda has been sued alongside the publications that covered his allegations that are the Times of Zambia, Daily Mail and The Post. He was forced to withdraw the matter once his handlers refused to pay him the agreed fee. Chanda has also been reportedly following up his backers to pick up the legal bill but they have all dumped him. He has been sued by Director of Sports in the Police Adrian Kashala and football administrator Gift Chaipa. According to the writ of summons filed in the Lusaka High Court by Kashala and Chaipa, the duo is asking the court to restrain Chanda from continuing with issuing defamatory statements. The duo has also jointly sued publications that were the conduit of the story which are the Times of Zambia, Daily Mail and Robinson Kunda with The Post and reporter Prudence Phiri. In a letter dated December 13, 2016 signed by Chanda and stamped by the ACC the former has withdrawn his case saying there are other avenues in football to iron out differences. The post Kazala’s Paid Agent Withdraws Case Of Alleged Corruption Against Kamanga appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Soccer’s Best: MTN/FAZ Shortlist 2016 Awards Nominees

With the MTN/FAZ Super League on recess the final chapter for the season will be the awards gala set for next Tuesday. Sponsors MTN will award winners in various categories. Below is the full list of nominees: PLAYER OF THE … Continued

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With the MTN/FAZ Super League on recess the final chapter for the season will be the awards gala set for next Tuesday. Sponsors MTN will award winners in various categories. Below is the full list of nominees: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ziyo Tembo Walter Bwalya Misheck Chaila MOST DISCIPLINED Ziyo Tembo Jacob Banda Aubrey Funga YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR Charles Zulu Patson Daka Shemmy Mayembe COACH OF THE YEAR George Lwandamina Numba Mumamba Aggrey Chiyangi REFEREE OF THE YEAR Wisdom Chewe Jan Sikazwe Stanely Hachiwa ASSISTANT REFEREE OF THE YEAR Kabwe Chansa Bruno Tembo Mercy Zulu (SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA) The post Soccer’s Best: MTN/FAZ Shortlist 2016 Awards Nominees appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Diplomat Mwamba & FDD’s Mwanza Cross Swords

A war of words has emerged between Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba and FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza over President Lungu’s statement on the importation of electricity whilst in South Africa. Mwanza had torn down the Head of … Continued

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A war of words has emerged between Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba and FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza over President Lungu’s statement on the importation of electricity whilst in South Africa. Mwanza had torn down the Head of State’s statement labelling it tragic while Mwamba has come out to set the record straight on the matter. Below is the gentlemen’s take on the matter: ANTONIO MWANZA The statement by President Edgar Lungu that we should just be importing electricity from South Africa instead of building our own power plants is not only shocking but tragic, considering that it has come from the head of state. Electricity is a strategic commodity for national development and national security and all serious governments are investing billions of dollars in power generatio, transmission and distribution to ensure sustainable development and national security. We are in an economic crisis right now partly as a result of power deficits. Thousands of jobs have been lost and small and medium scale businesses continue to close or prune their workforce as a result of the continued loadshedding; we are losing almost 20 million dollars every month on electricity imports and to hear the President say it’s better for us to be depending on South Africa for our energy source is flabbergasting. Maybe there is something that is motivating about import deals involving electricity that the public is not aware of. But with such kind of thinking on the part of those that have been tasked with the responsibility of providing leadership to our country, Zambia is doomed. We have potential to generate, transmit and distribute enough electricity to satisfy the local needs as well as exporting to other countries, South Africa inclusive but because of lack of vision and failure to plan on the part of our leaders, almost 80% of Zambians live in the dark with no power to unlock their regional and individual potential for production, growth and sustainable development. Now we understand why the Eurobond money which was aimed at improving the generating capacity of Zesco can not be accounted for. EMMANUEL MWAMBA FDD Antonio Mwanza your views are misplaced. Let me explain. During his state visit to South Africa, President Edgar Lungu helped negotiate power upto 300MW to help end the current loadshedding. In relation to regional energy security: President Lungu visited the 4800MW Khusile Power Project in Mpumalanga, in Emalatheni district. During his visit and talks with Eskom the state owned power company in South Africa, President Lungu informed the meeting that the Region was promoting regional energy security. He stated that this was the reason that industrial transmission lines were being erected from Nairobi- to Maputo- From Johannesburg to Livingstone, from Lilongwe- to mbala, from Ndola to Lubumbashi etc to help take power from places of excess to places of deficit. He said the current regional power-pool was limited by few or overloaded transmission lines. He said that Zambia had lined up power projects and called for regional harmonization of such projects to ensure that resources are saved. Zambia has hydro, renewable and nuclear power projects planned or are underway. And because of many factors, places of power excess can fall and become places of deficit but the idea is to have adequate powerlines that can help supply to areas of need. The post Diplomat Mwamba & FDD’s Mwanza Cross Swords appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MPs Vote To Take Control Of CDF

Members of Parliament across the political divide joined hands on the one subject that unites them as they voted to wrestle control of the Constituency Development Fund from central government and councils into their hands. And Local Government Minister Vincent … Continued

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Members of Parliament across the political divide joined hands on the one subject that unites them as they voted to wrestle control of the Constituency Development Fund from central government and councils into their hands. And Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale said that if the MPs were as united in the manner they had been in wanting to control CDF in other important matters the country would have been by far developed. In a motion that made no pretence about them wanting unilateral control of CDF the MPs agreed without any dissension to the motion moved by Mkushi South Patriotic MP Davies Chisopa while his UPND counterpart for Moomba Constituency seconded it. So hurried was the process that no one was willing to debate with only Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale stepping but was routinely heckled down as he attempted to warn that even if the motion is passed there will be caveats. Chisopa said the MP should be the central person to regulate, manage, disburse and utilize the CDF. He argued that the MP was the head of the constituency and therefore should be at the head of controlling the CDF. Moomba MP Chibulo Chaatila said that it was only logical that the MP leads the way in controlling CDF as they were blamed by the electorates if there was no development. And Mwale said that his ministry had brought the matter earlier into the house and asked for recommendations but none came through from MPs. In closing debate an elated Chisopa said that it was the first time in the history of parliament that a motion was proposed and closed after being introduced and seconded. The motion was moved in respect with Article 162 of the Zambian Constitution where Chisopa was urging government to enact legislation to enable the MP be central in the regulation, management, disbursement and utilization of CDF. The post MPs Vote To Take Control Of CDF appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opposition Party Calls On Koroma to Announce Election Date

[Concord] Acting Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples (SLPP) has urged President Ernest Bai Koroma to work closely with the National Electoral Commission(NEC), without delay, to announce a date for the forthcoming Presidentia…

[Concord] Acting Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples (SLPP) has urged President Ernest Bai Koroma to work closely with the National Electoral Commission(NEC), without delay, to announce a date for the forthcoming Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections, adding that there should be no excuse from any state authority to fulfilling that constitutional mandate.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone