Suspected Shiekh Kirya’s Killer Identified in Court

[Independent (Kampala)] A police officer attached to Special Investigation Unit Kireka has told the International Crimes Division Court that George William Iga is one of the 14 people suspected to be behind the killing of Shiekh Hassan Ibrahim Kirya.

[Independent (Kampala)] A police officer attached to Special Investigation Unit Kireka has told the International Crimes Division Court that George William Iga is one of the 14 people suspected to be behind the killing of Shiekh Hassan Ibrahim Kirya.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uganda Needs Food Storage Policy – Kadaga

[Independent (Kampala)] Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked cabinet to come up with a clear policy on food storage the lack of which, she said, is the cause of the current food shortage and famine in many parts of the country.

[Independent (Kampala)] Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked cabinet to come up with a clear policy on food storage the lack of which, she said, is the cause of the current food shortage and famine in many parts of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

CAF Satisfied With Zambia U-20 Preps…Cameroun Lead Arrivals

The Confederation of African has given Zambia the all clear on the readiness to host the Under-20 Total Africa Cup of Nations. And FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said that the CAF team was in the country for the tournament laying … Continued

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The Confederation of African has given Zambia the all clear on the readiness to host the Under-20 Total Africa Cup of Nations. And FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said that the CAF team was in the country for the tournament laying to rest rumours that South Africa had been put on standby to host the U-20 Africa Cup. CAF Total Under-20 Organizing Committee chairperson Amadou Diakite said that continental body had skipped the final inspection on account of being satisfied with the facilities. Addressing a media briefing at Radisson Blu in Lusaka today, Diakite said that CAF was scheduled to have four rounds of inspection but will forego the fourth inspection as they were satisfied. He said that the two stadia to be used were of international standard. “We have had three inspections and we were supposed to do the fourth but because of what we have found we will not do the fourth,†he said. “This shows the confidence we have in FAZ and the local organizing committee.†The FAZ president urged the locals to swamp the stadia even when Zambia was not playing. He appealed to the fans to come in droves and ensure that they enhance Zambia’s reputation of hosting major tournaments. Teams will start trooping in on Wednesday with Cameroun expected after midnight while Egypt will jet in at 12:15 tomorrow. Zambia is in Group A alongside Egypt, Guinea and Mali while Group B has Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Cameroun. The tournament kicks off on Sunday with Zambia playing Guinea at Heroes Stadium. Tickets for the match will be K10, K20 for open wing while K200 for the VIP. (SOURCE: Bolazambia) The post CAF Satisfied With Zambia U-20 Preps…Cameroun Lead Arrivals appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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GBM Throat Case Still Alive

The Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba throat case is still alive before the Magistrate Court with the matter adjourned to 30th May, 2017. GBM crossed swords with President Edgar Lungu in the heat of election campaigns when he was arrested for having … Continued

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The Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba throat case is still alive before the Magistrate Court with the matter adjourned to 30th May, 2017. GBM crossed swords with President Edgar Lungu in the heat of election campaigns when he was arrested for having said that he will go for the Head of State’s throat. The case has been dragging on in the court from the pre-election season and has yet to make notable progress. GBM is appearing in various courts across the country on various charges that he alleges are politically motivated. He is also facing another case of unlawful drilling in Lusaka while in Kitwe and Luanshya he is appearing routinely on different matters. Addressing journalists after making an appearance GBM said that no situation was permanent. The post GBM Throat Case Still Alive appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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M’membe Goes To Court To Chase Police From His Residence

Fred M’membe’s wife Mutinta has appeared in court for her contempt of court case for tearing a search warrant. And M’membe and his wife have taken the continued camping at their residence of state police to the Lusaka High Court … Continued

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Fred M’membe’s wife Mutinta has appeared in court for her contempt of court case for tearing a search warrant. And M’membe and his wife have taken the continued camping at their residence of state police to the Lusaka High Court asking the institution order the police to vacate their residence. Mutinta appeared before Magistrate Ireen Washimanga for mention. On February 15 Mutinta had an altercation with police that had gone to search the M’membe residence with the wife of the media guru tearing the warrant in protest of the alleged high handedness by the police. The case has been adjourned to February 22 for taking plea. On Saturday the police were at it again by attempting to canter away a printing press housed in the car park that is used to print the Mast Newspaper. And the M’membes has applied for an injunction in the Lusaka High Court to restrain police from carrying away their printing press and also vacate the premises. M’membe is currently being hunted for by the police with an arrest warrant issued on February 14, 2017. He is reportedly out of the country in the United States on unknown business. The post M’membe Goes To Court To Chase Police From His Residence appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: How Is The Under-20 Vibe In Your Area?

There have been concerns raised over the hosting of the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia with many complaining about the poor publicity of the tournament. FAZ has in the last week tried a little harder to up the … Continued

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There have been concerns raised over the hosting of the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia with many complaining about the poor publicity of the tournament. FAZ has in the last week tried a little harder to up the tempo. The arrival of the mascot named Nkwazi [the Eagle] which was launched on Sunday has added an interesting effect. But are Zambians feeling the hype? JAMES MUTUNGU CHIWALA of NDOLA where one of the two groups will be based shared his views on social media. Who is the Marketing Manager for FAZ? I think they need a proactive person who should be on the ground to get feedback on the current preparation of CAF under 20 games. Just this morning, I was chatting to a group of street vendors trading along chisokone avenue in Ndola. These boys literally mentioned that publicity of CAF under 20 games has been extremely disappointing. They claimed that using traditional channels of advertising alone such as ZNBC TV or public newspapers is not enough because few people actually tune to ZNBC TV nowadays and majority of soccer fans in compounds can’t afford to consistently buy a newspaper at k10. They shared various ideas that could have helped whoever is in charge of publicising these games to reach the masses in the streets and compounds. I won’t go into details but these guys are really in touch with reality on the ground despite having no formal academic qualifications in marketing. Suffice to say that what’s needed is a mix of advertising and promotional activities such as advertisements in the electronic and print media plus other direct marketing approaches to reach the masses who have no access to newspapers or television sets. I’m aware that sub committees were formed but not sure if Zambia Institute of Marketing(ZIM) or Zambia Public Relations Association (ZAPRA) were approached to nominate members to sit on some of these committees who could have provided professional and expert advice regarding the aggressive promotion and marketing of the games. The post Letter: How Is The Under-20 Vibe In Your Area? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Foreign Minister Johnson Says UK, Liberia Ties ‘Very Important’

[LINA] The United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, has described bilateral relations with Liberia as “very important.”

[LINA] The United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, has described bilateral relations with Liberia as "very important."

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberia Congratulates the Gambia On Its 52nd Anniversary

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent heartfelt felicitations and best wishes to the Government and people of The Gambia in commemoration of their 52nd independence anniversary on Saturday, February 18.

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent heartfelt felicitations and best wishes to the Government and people of The Gambia in commemoration of their 52nd independence anniversary on Saturday, February 18.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Internews Ends 3-Day Community Radio Forum in Ganta

[LINA] A community radio conference bringing together sixty-three participants from twenty-one community radios that are partners of Internews has ended in Ganta, Nimba County.

[LINA] A community radio conference bringing together sixty-three participants from twenty-one community radios that are partners of Internews has ended in Ganta, Nimba County.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Senators Want 25 Percent Cut in Benefits to Top Officials

[LINA] As part of efforts to resuscitate Liberia’s ailing economy, three members of the Liberian Senate have recommended a review of the benefits of top officials with the intent to effect a 25 percent reduction.

[LINA] As part of efforts to resuscitate Liberia's ailing economy, three members of the Liberian Senate have recommended a review of the benefits of top officials with the intent to effect a 25 percent reduction.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia