Great Writers Go Unnoticed

[The Herald] Most followers of Zimbabwean literature first came across the works of Samuel Chimsoro in his first collection of poetry entitled “Smoke and Flames” published in 1978 by Mambo Press. However, this eminent Zimbabwean poet had been operating…

[The Herald] Most followers of Zimbabwean literature first came across the works of Samuel Chimsoro in his first collection of poetry entitled "Smoke and Flames" published in 1978 by Mambo Press. However, this eminent Zimbabwean poet had been operating under the radar for close to a decade and half from the late 1960's until then, writing and refining his craft almost entirely out of the public view.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pres Lungu Mourns Regina Chiluba

President Edgar Lungu has mourned former First Lady Regina Chiluba and Radio Phoenix founder Errol Hickey. The Head of State has paid tribute to the two towering personalities whose paths touched the nation in different ways with Regina having been … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has mourned former First Lady Regina Chiluba and Radio Phoenix founder Errol Hickey. The Head of State has paid tribute to the two towering personalities whose paths touched the nation in different ways with Regina having been wife to late second Republican President Frederick Chiluba while Hickey made his name in the media where he was a renowned photo journalist and founder of Radio Phoenix, a pioneer in private media circles. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT: PRESIDENT LUNGU MOURNS REGINA CHILUBA, ERROL HICKEY Lusaka, February 26, 2017 – His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia is deeply saddened by the passing away of late Second Republican President Mr Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba’s widow Regina who died today after an illness. The President has described Mrs Chiluba as a strong and supportive spouse who firmly stood by the late President. President Lungu has also extolled Mrs Chiluba’s tremendous contribution to the success of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy(MMD)particularly in mobilising the women to rally behind the former ruling party. The President has extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Chiluba and Chifunda families and urged them to find fortitude in the Almighty God as they mourn. “Her passing away is not only a great loss to her family but also to the entire nation and particularly the womenfolk. On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May her soul rest in eternal peace,†the President said. Meanwhile, the President has regretted the passing away of Mr Errol Hickey, a pioneer in the development of Zambia’s first private radio broadcasting. The President hailed Mr Hickey for his ingenuity and unwavering commitment to take radio broadcasting to the level that it is in the country today. President Lungu has said Mr Hickey an icon in the media industry will not only be missed by the media fraternity but also the entire country. The President has extended his profound condolences to the bereaved family and wished them God’s solace and strength as they go through this trying moment. “On behalf of Government and the people of the Republic of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, we commiserate with the bereaved family. May the Soul of Mr Hickey rest in peace,†the President said. Issued by AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres Lungu Mourns Regina Chiluba appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Obasanjo – I Consulted Mandela, Tutu Before Vying for Presidency

[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a recollection of election as president in 1999, declaring that he had to travel to South Africa to seek the counsel of Nelson Mandela (late) and Desmond Tutu before accepting to…

[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a recollection of election as president in 1999, declaring that he had to travel to South Africa to seek the counsel of Nelson Mandela (late) and Desmond Tutu before accepting to seek for election as president

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Miss Rwanda 2017: How It All Unfolded

[New Times] But before the drama and tears leading to the crowning of Iradukunda, there was a bit of an upset brought by poor time keeping. While the event was scheduled to start at 5pm, it kicked off 3 hours late.

[New Times] But before the drama and tears leading to the crowning of Iradukunda, there was a bit of an upset brought by poor time keeping. While the event was scheduled to start at 5pm, it kicked off 3 hours late.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Mandela, Tutu Encouraged Me to Run for President – Obasanjo

[Leadership] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday disclosed that he consulted the late South African President, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu before joining the race for the presidency in 1998 just as he declared that God has too p…

[Leadership] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday disclosed that he consulted the late South African President, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu before joining the race for the presidency in 1998 just as he declared that God has too partial to him for attaining the height he has in his lifetime.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Obasanjo Passes Vote of Confidence in Buhari, Says He’s Not Disappointed

[Leadership] Former Nigerian leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo confessed yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since he assumed office in May 2015.

[Leadership] Former Nigerian leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo confessed yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since he assumed office in May 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lifwekelo Says UPND Is Becoming Irrelevant

Former UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo says political parties like UPND which want to behave in unlawful manner by falling to recognize the president of the country is becoming irrelevant to the political dispensation. Lifwekelo says democracy is collective undertaking … Continued

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Former UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo says political parties like UPND which want to behave in unlawful manner by falling to recognize the president of the country is becoming irrelevant to the political dispensation. Lifwekelo says democracy is collective undertaking that involves duties and obligations, rights and responsibilities that bring together the leaders. He has however urged UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND to ensure at all cost that national cohesion and avoidance of divisive pluralism in multi -religious society. Lifwekelo, who is also a PF Member, says president Lungu has embraced everyone regardless of the political affiliation, color or tribe because his passion has been seen in a number of trips undertaken to Northwestern province and southern provinces. Lifwekelo says president Lungu is determined to develop and strengthen the institution of the state and society, which are centre to the process of democratization. He says what president Lungu is doing is making the public service more responsive and accountable to the people which is the mire reason we are seeing massive changes in the society. The post Lifwekelo Says UPND Is Becoming Irrelevant appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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IMF Coming To Zambia Next Month

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the consultative process for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported program will soon be completed and presented to Cabinet in readiness for a team from the fund which will be coming to Zambia next month. … Continued

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Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the consultative process for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported program will soon be completed and presented to Cabinet in readiness for a team from the fund which will be coming to Zambia next month. The Minister was speaking to investors and British government officials at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in London last evening. Mr. Mutati says the government is consulting various stakeholders in readiness for consideration by cabinet before IMF comes next month for program talks. During the seminar, Mutati shared information on the available investment prospects and on the engagements which the government has been having with various cooperating partners in Zambia and abroad. He says this year, government is confident that cooperating partners will disburse budget support in excess of US$400 million. He adds that Zambia needs private sector investment in order to accelerate job-creation and give direction and hope for a better Zambia for the people. Mutati has also said international interest in Zambia’s Current US$ 750 Million, US$ 1 Billion and US$ 1.25 Billion sovereign bonds is rising due to positive sentiments on the economic recovery program. Meanwhile, FQM Director of Government Relations John Gladston attested during the seminar that the policies which the Zambian government is implementing through the economic recovery program have had a huge positive impact across the spectrum of the private sector community in Zambia. Meanwhile, seminar Chairman Chris Van Nierkek says, “Zambia is moving in the right direction.†Van Niekert says commitment to Zambia’s economic recovery and stabilization program is a key step in preparing for government’s engagement with IMF. The post IMF Coming To Zambia Next Month appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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