Parly Committee Raises Red Flag Over Diamond Valuators

[The Herald] Tinashe Makichi -The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has raised a red flag over the appointment of a Botswana-based company to carry out valuation of Marange diamonds without going to tender.This comes amid concern th…

[The Herald] Tinashe Makichi -The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has raised a red flag over the appointment of a Botswana-based company to carry out valuation of Marange diamonds without going to tender.This comes amid concern that Mines and Mining Development Permanent Secretary Professor Francis Gudyanga is running a one-man show at the ministry and going against good corporate governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Prosecutor Orders Arrest of Minister Moyo

[The Herald] ACTING Prosecutor-General Advocate Ray Goba has directed Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri to urgently finalise the necessary paperwork and take Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo to court to answ…

[The Herald] ACTING Prosecutor-General Advocate Ray Goba has directed Commissioner-General of Police Augustine Chihuri to urgently finalise the necessary paperwork and take Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo to court to answer to fraud, corruption, money laundering and obstructing the course of justice charges. Prof Moyo, his deputy Godfrey Gandawa and Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) finance director Nicholas Mapute stand accused of abusing nearly $500 000 belonging to (Zimdef).

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Doctors and Nurses Urged to End Strike After Patients Die

[Al Jazeera] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of treatment.

[Al Jazeera] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of treatment.

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Katumbi Vows To Return And Help Liberate DR Congo From Emerging Dictatorship

John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi has promised to return home from self-imposed exile and risk arrest if President Joseph Kabila refuses to leave office when his term ends this month. Mr Kabila’s second and final … Continued

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John Aglionby, East Africa Correspondent Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi has promised to return home from self-imposed exile and risk arrest if President Joseph Kabila refuses to leave office when his term ends this month. Mr Kabila’s second and final term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo is due to end on December 19. But his government failed to arrange elections in time and the supreme court has said he can remain in office until the next polls, which might not be until mid-2018. A group of Congolese bishops is seeking to broker a deal that would facilitate Mr Kabila’s leaving office but his ruling coalition has already branded their efforts a “failureâ€. Speaking to the Financial Times, Mr Katumbi — the most popular politician in the DRC, according to an opinion poll — said he would return if the talks collapsed. “I’m going to be on the side of the people,†he said from Washington. “This country doesn’t belong to one person. There’s a time to come and a time to go.†The pledge by the businessman and former provincial governor is likely to add to a tense atmosphere in the vast and resource-rich nation, which is one of the poorest and most chaotic in Africa. Dozens of people have died in recent political and ethnic violence in the DRC, whose weak economy has been further blighted by the commodities slump. Some small opposition parties have joined a newly formed interim government, but the main opposition groups accuse Mr Kabila, who became president in 2001 after his father was assassinated, of trying to cling to power. They are demanding that a new leader runs the country until elections and have promised huge protests if he stays in office. Mr Katumbi left the DRC in May to seek medical treatment shortly after being accused of hiring mercenaries. Soon after he was convicted in absentia of illegally selling a house that did not belong to him and sentenced to three years in jail. Then in July the judge in that case said she had been pressurised by the intelligence services to convict the businessman, whose popularity stems in part from his ownership of TP Mazembe, the country’s biggest football team. The intelligence services denied the allegation by the judge, who went into hiding. Mr Katumbi, who was previously governor of Katanga province, said he did not fear arrest or worse. “I’m not afraid because Mr Kabila’s already killed so many,†he said, referring to people killed in protests, particularly the several dozen killed in the capital, Kinshasa, in September. In an attempt to encourage Mr Kabila to leave, Mr Katumbi said he would not lobby for the president to be tried for any alleged abuse of office. “No one needs to arrest or prosecute the president if everything is done according to the constitution,†he said. “What’s important is to have free and fair elections.†Analysts are uncertain whether Mr Katumbi, who has previously failed to keep promises to return to the DRC, would really end his exile. “Diplomats are tired of hearing he’s almost about to go back,†said Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group at New York University. “He doesn’t have a political structure [in DRC] but he has his reputation, which is considerable, and his money. International concern over the escalating crisis in the DRC was demonstrated this week when the UN Security Council issued a statement calling on authorities in the country to “respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially the right of peaceful assembly, and to exercise maximum restraint in their response to protestsâ€. It also urged the opposition “to show responsibility†by demonstrating peacefully. Source: Financial Times The post Katumbi Vows To Return And Help Liberate DR Congo From Emerging Dictatorship appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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FIFA Backs Kamanga’s Decision To Take Kazala, Siwale Suspension To Council

World governing body FIFA has affirmed that the FAZ Council will decide the fate of suspended Vice President Richard Kazala and Committee member Blackwell Siwale. This is a matter where FAZ President Andrew Kamanga suspended Kazala and Siwale on 4th … Continued

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World governing body FIFA has affirmed that the FAZ Council will decide the fate of suspended Vice President Richard Kazala and Committee member Blackwell Siwale. This is a matter where FAZ President Andrew Kamanga suspended Kazala and Siwale on 4th November, 2016 for gross misconduct. In a statement, FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe said FIFA had guided Football House on the two suspended officials. “Fifa has provided guidance to the FAZ on the suspension of Vice President Richard Kazala and Executive Committee Member Blackwell Siwale and has recommended that the FAZ Council will have to take a decision as per FAZ Statutes,†Liwewe stated. On 5th November, 2016 FAZ President Andrew Kamanga informed the FAZ Council of the suspension of Messrs. Kazala and Siwale in accordance with clause 28 (2)(ii) of the FAZ Constitution. “We have correspondence from FIFA regarding the suspension. Fifa has stated that as per FAZ Statutes, the FAZ Council will have to take a decision on the matter,†said Liwewe. Kamanga has since filed a report with the FAZ Council tabulating the charges against Kazala and Siwale. The Council has according to the FAZ Constitution three months to decide the matter. Kazala and Siwale remain suspended from the executive until their fate is decided at the FAZ Council. (SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA) The post FIFA Backs Kamanga’s Decision To Take Kazala, Siwale Suspension To Council appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kulima Tower Is Still Council Property – LCC

KULIMA TOWER BUS STATION HAS NOT BEEN SOLD- LCC PRESS RELEASE THE NEWS EDITOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 07/12/2016 ALLEGED SALE OF KULIMA TOWER BUS STATION The Lusaka City Council would like to correct the impression created by some individuals … Continued

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KULIMA TOWER BUS STATION HAS NOT BEEN SOLD- LCC PRESS RELEASE THE NEWS EDITOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 07/12/2016 ALLEGED SALE OF KULIMA TOWER BUS STATION The Lusaka City Council would like to correct the impression created by some individuals that Kulima Tower Bus Station has been sold to a private company, to the contrary, Kulima Tower bus station has not been sold to anyone hence the station is still a property of Lusaka City Council. Recently the council announced the appointed of Parkrite Zambia limited as company which would manage the parking in the Central Business District with effect from 10th October, 2016. The decision to award the parking rights to Parkrite Zambia was reached at through a Full Council meeting under minute number LCC/PSU/001CP/12. In the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) it was agreed that Parkrite Zambia would manage the parking system on behalf of Lusaka City Council for an initial period of three (3) months subject to review with a possible extension of 10 years after which all the parking management system including the infrastructure would be handed over to LCC. The parties further agreed that the operator (Parkrite Zambia Limited) shall manage, collect and enforce all parking fees including all on street and all off street parking spaces including intra-city bus terminus and independently parking lots owned by Lusaka City Council in the CBD; and that Parkrite Zambia shall remit 40 percent of the parking proceeds to LCC after submission of all financials to the Finance Department. The City Council’s plan to engage a private company to manage the parking in the CBD is intended to sanitize and decongest the Central Business District to allow for better and safer parking system. The Local Authority through Parkrite Zambia intend to use proper paid parking management in its quest to move to smart city management protocols, such as smart traffic, smart lighting, and smart transport. Therefore the council wishes reiterate that the alleged sale of Kulima Tower which is being propagated by some individuals is false and incorrect. Public Relations Unit For/Town Clerks Office The post Kulima Tower Is Still Council Property – LCC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Legal Debt Follows Miles Sampa Into Political Oblivion

A Lusaka law firm has dragged former Matero ember of parliament Miles Sampa to court for failing to clear a K45,000 bill dating back to 2014. The law firm Zulu and Company has requested the Lusaka High Court to order … Continued

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A Lusaka law firm has dragged former Matero ember of parliament Miles Sampa to court for failing to clear a K45,000 bill dating back to 2014. The law firm Zulu and Company has requested the Lusaka High Court to order Sampa, a former commerce and finance deputy minister, to immediately settle the legal fees he owes. According to a statement of claim filed before court, Sampa has failed to settle the legal fees accrued during the legal suit that came about in the aftermath of President Michael Sata’s demise and who was to take over the leadership of the Patriotic Front Party. Sampa had attempted to become PF president having been assigned by crooked businessman Rajan Mahtani as an agent for the cartel following the crumbling of the PF house in the aftermath of President Sata’s demise. The former Namianga Secondary School pupil misleadingly thought he was Zambia’s Obama but learnt the hard way when the thick of politics caught up with him and immediately slid into political oblivion where he may permanently belong. The post Legal Debt Follows Miles Sampa Into Political Oblivion appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Under 20 Massacre Zimbabwe 5-1

Zambia opened the Under-20 Cosafa with an emphatic 5-1 win over neighbouring Zimbabwe. With the country hosting the Under-20 Africa Youth Championship eyes are firmly on events in South Africa where the junior Chipolopolo will wind up their group games … Continued

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Zambia opened the Under-20 Cosafa with an emphatic 5-1 win over neighbouring Zimbabwe. With the country hosting the Under-20 Africa Youth Championship eyes are firmly on events in South Africa where the junior Chipolopolo will wind up their group games with a match against Malawi on Sunday. Power Dynamos striker Patson Daka opened the scores on 41 minutes with Edward Chilufya doubling the lead three minutes to give Zambia a 2-0 cushion going into the second half. In the second stanza Crispin Sakulanda, Fashion Sakala and Moses Nyondo completed the rout with Zimbabwe getting a consolation in the 87th minute through Bukhosi Sibanda. Zambia last won the Cosafa Championship in 2011 in a team that had then hot talents like Ronald ‘Sate Sate’ Kampamba, Evans Kangwa and Bruce Musakanya under the tutelage of Keagan Mumba. In the opening Group A match Swaziland saw off Botswana via a 2-0 result. SOURCE: BOLAZAMBIA The post Zambia Under 20 Massacre Zimbabwe 5-1 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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