VJ Discuss Renewed Friendship Between Zambia and Israel

Veteran politician and diplomat Vernon Mwaanga says it will be a tall order for Zambia to try and help Israel regain its lost African Union observer status. Dr. Mwaanga says Zambia’s success in helping Israel regain its lost position in … Continued

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Veteran politician and diplomat Vernon Mwaanga says it will be a tall order for Zambia to try and help Israel regain its lost African Union observer status. Dr. Mwaanga says Zambia’s success in helping Israel regain its lost position in the AU will depend on the progress made in achieving peace in the Middle East. He says this is in view of the position held by the African Union endorsing the United Nations (UN) resolution of a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Mwaanga who served as Foreign Affairs Minister in the second republic notes that the principle of a two state solution has to be adhered to at all cost. He states that whatever agreement Zambia will reach with Israel during the president’s visit should therefore be within the framework of the AU backed UN two state solution on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Dr. Mwaanga who also served as Zambia’s ambassador to the UN during the first republic, says Zambia should in this case continue working within the framework of the AU as it engages with Israel. The post VJ Discuss Renewed Friendship Between Zambia and Israel appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cease Fire, Hayatou Tells Kamanga, Kalu

CAF president Issa Hayatou brought FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga and his predecessor Kalusha Bwalya to a round table to iron out their differences. Hayatou told a media briefing at Heroes Stadium that CAF had advised former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya … Continued

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CAF president Issa Hayatou brought FAZ boss Andrew Kamanga and his predecessor Kalusha Bwalya to a round table to iron out their differences. Hayatou told a media briefing at Heroes Stadium that CAF had advised former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya to respect the fact that Andrew Kamanga is the head of Zambian football. He said that the two had made peace before him and hoped that the shadow boxing between the two towering figures in the game had come to a close. “During our meeting we requested the former president (Bwalya) to respect the current and we also asked the current to seek advice for the good of the game,†Hayatou said. “The two I am sure are in good relations now there is nothing wrong. We are very satisfied with the outcome of that meeting.†He added: “We know that in the current executive there are some members who are very close to Kalusha Bwalya so we requested that if there is a problem he should meet the current president (Kamanga) so that they work together.†Hayatou heaped praise on Zambia for a well organized Total U-20 Africa Cup tournament. “I am also glad to say the political side of Zambia, particularly the Republican President, the government and also the authorities in general that they were interested in organizing the tournament and they have done perfectly.†Matters came to a head last week after Bwalya was identified as the architect of the motion of impeachment moved by Northern Province Amateur Football Association Mike Chimponda whose motion curiously sprung from the blue. Kamanga wrote a protest letter to CAF after having initially alerted the continental body of the underground manoeuvres to undermine his leadership. The FAZ chief has had forces that have never accepted his triumph over Bwalya and continue to fight him. (SOURCE: Bolazambia) The post Cease Fire, Hayatou Tells Kamanga, Kalu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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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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