Before President Buhari Returns Home

[This Day] Fellow Nigerians, something major is happening in our dear beloved country and it is very positive. Every disappointment they say is a blessing. While we are very sad that our President, Muhammadu Buhari, has not been feeling too well for so…

[This Day] Fellow Nigerians, something major is happening in our dear beloved country and it is very positive. Every disappointment they say is a blessing. While we are very sad that our President, Muhammadu Buhari, has not been feeling too well for some time now and needs treatment and recuperation abroad, I now believe that God wants him to also have some time for sober and deep reflection. Someone asked me about two weeks ago, on Twitter if I have given up on the Buhari government? My answer was an emphatic NO! An

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DA to Elect Interim Western Cape Leader – Who’s in the Running?

[News24Wire] Five DA members go into this weekend’s Western Cape leadership race following a bruising two-week contest rocked by scandals involving leaked party documents and allegations of race-based campaigning.

[News24Wire] Five DA members go into this weekend's Western Cape leadership race following a bruising two-week contest rocked by scandals involving leaked party documents and allegations of race-based campaigning.

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President Zuma Waits for Courts to Do His Job for Him

[DA] President Jacob Zuma’s decision to not suspend or institute an inquiry into the fitness of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi and Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba to hold office, is hardly surprising.

[DA] President Jacob Zuma's decision to not suspend or institute an inquiry into the fitness of the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi and Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba to hold office, is hardly surprising.

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21st Feb Carnival Livens Up Matobo

[The Herald] President Mugabe arrives in Bulawayo this morning for the 21st February Movement celebrations which roar to life at the Rhodes Estate Preparatory School (REPS) in Matobo District, Matabeleland South. Thousands of delegates are already in t…

[The Herald] President Mugabe arrives in Bulawayo this morning for the 21st February Movement celebrations which roar to life at the Rhodes Estate Preparatory School (REPS) in Matobo District, Matabeleland South. Thousands of delegates are already in the city to commemorate the President's 93rd birthday. President Mugabe turned 93 on Tuesday. The celebrations, which bring together people from all corners of Zimbabwe and other parts of the world, have brought a festive atmosphere to the usually sleepy district of Matobo

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Zambian Govt Insists Malawi Maize Scandal is a Private Affair

Chief Government Kampamba Mulenga has distanced the Zambian authorities from the mega million dollar deal maize scandal in Malawi that has seen the dismissal of the Malawian Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda. United Progressive Party president Saviour Chishimba has implicated … Continued

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Chief Government Kampamba Mulenga has distanced the Zambian authorities from the mega million dollar deal maize scandal in Malawi that has seen the dismissal of the Malawian Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda. United Progressive Party president Saviour Chishimba has implicated serving senior government officials among the Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya as having been involved in the saga. Below is the full statement MAIZEGATE SCANDAL BETWEEN ZAMBIAN AND MALAWIAN GOVERNMENTS Government wishes to dispel allegations being peddled by some people in some sections of the media that Government was involved in the alleged Zambia- Malawi maize gate scandal. To the contrary, the Zambian Government was not directly, or indirectly linked to the transaction. In the spirit of good neighbourliness, President Lungu and his Malawian counterpart went into an agreement to facilitate the Zambian grain dealers that had sufficient maize stocks to trade with their Malawian counterparts. The Government only played a facilitatory role through the Ministry of Agriculture by waiving the maize export ban. Therefore, Government finds the persistent attacks from opposition UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba totally baseless, misplaced and lacking credibility. At the height of the shortage of maize in Malawi and the region due to the severe drought that visited the entire Southern African region, only Zambia and Tanzania were food secure in terms of cereal sufficiency. As a matter of fact, Zambia has continued to receive requests from neighbouring countries to waive the maize export ban ,the latest being the Democratic Republic of Congo which sent a delegation a week ago to confer with the Zambian Government. The Zambian Government has since allowed the Congo DR Government to buy 25,000 metric tonnes from grain dealers in the country. Zambians may wish to note that arising from the imminent threat of hunger that faced the nation, one of the stop gap measures Government employed was to slap a ban on the exportation of Maize until further notice. To this end, Zambia National Service officers and other law enforcement wings were deployed to man the borders through which maize and mealie-meal were being smuggled to the neighbouring countries. It is important for people aspiring to the highest office in the land to be factual when discussing issues of national interest. Government will not be swayed from helping its neighbours by persistent attacks from one- man party leaders like Dr. Chishimba. Hon Kampamba Mulenga, MP MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES & CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON 24th February, 2017 The post Zambian Govt Insists Malawi Maize Scandal is a Private Affair appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Antonio Mwanza Challenges Yali Over Term Limit Proposal

The call by the Young African Leadership Initiative that Zambia should scrap off the term limit for a President has continued to raise dust with FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza saying the move is unfortunate. Mwanza said that Zambians should never … Continued

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The call by the Young African Leadership Initiative that Zambia should scrap off the term limit for a President has continued to raise dust with FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza saying the move is unfortunate. Mwanza said that Zambians should never allow any leader to be at the helm of the country’s affairs for more than five years. He said that the call was reminiscent of calling back the One Party State that saw Dr Kenneth Kaunda rule Zambia for 27 years. Mwanza said that it was unfortunate that a youth organization had relegated itself to promoting retrogressive practices. The last time Zambians battled under the strain of a prospective extended tenure was late Frederick Chiluba’s botched third term bid in 2001. The post Antonio Mwanza Challenges Yali Over Term Limit Proposal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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