Morocco See Off Libya in Extra Time to Reach Final

[CAF] A brace from Ayoub El Kaabi and one from Walid El Karti was enough for host Morocco to see off a resilient Libya side 3-1 on Wednesday in Casablanca to book a place in the final.

[CAF] A brace from Ayoub El Kaabi and one from Walid El Karti was enough for host Morocco to see off a resilient Libya side 3-1 on Wednesday in Casablanca to book a place in the final.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Minister Says NTV, KTN and Citizen TV to Remain Off Air

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi says NTV, KTN News and Citizen TV that were taken off-air Tuesday will not be allowed to operate until investigations on their alleged involvement in NASA activities are complete.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi says NTV, KTN News and Citizen TV that were taken off-air Tuesday will not be allowed to operate until investigations on their alleged involvement in NASA activities are complete.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Luapula MPs Counter Kalaba Wave with Visitations

Patriotic Front members of parliament in Luapula province have moved in to dilute the damage done by unsettled Bahati lawmaker Harry Kalaba by ploughing through the province preaching development. The pack of parliamentarians have combed through Luapula among other notable … Continued

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Patriotic Front members of parliament in Luapula province have moved in to dilute the damage done by unsettled Bahati lawmaker Harry Kalaba by ploughing through the province preaching development. The pack of parliamentarians have combed through Luapula among other notable personalities health minister Chitalu Chilufya and his infrastructure counterpart Ronald Chitotela and provincial minister Nixon Chilangwa Some parliamentarians have been meeting traditional leaders and constituents reaffirming their commitment to development. Kalaba’s resignation from his cabinet portfolio has put the Luapula province lawmakers in an awkward spot and have moved in to reassure the constituents that ruling party support is as intact as ever. The Bahati lawmaker had a public walk through his constituency last sending some worrying signals to the ruling party. Kalaba resigned his portfolio citing corruption in government. The post Luapula MPs Counter Kalaba Wave with Visitations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Amos Chanda Hits Back at Kambwili

State House press aide Amos Chanda and National Democratic Congress (NDC) defacto president Chishimba Kambwili have crossed swords again. Chanda has responded to summons by Kambwili to gag him from attacking usually provocative Roan constituency lawmaker. Kambwili has been the … Continued

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State House press aide Amos Chanda and National Democratic Congress (NDC) defacto president Chishimba Kambwili have crossed swords again. Chanda has responded to summons by Kambwili to gag him from attacking usually provocative Roan constituency lawmaker. Kambwili has been the chief government attacker since being fired by President Edgar Lungu last year. The Roan lawmaker is clinging on to his constituency on the PF ticket after having been filed a court challenge. BELOW IS CHANDA’S STATEMENT: I have always held KAMBWILI in very low esteem but he has exceeded even that low mark. Otherwise how can he not see it as the ultimate contradiction, that he, the very embodiment of slander, can himself sue others and seek gagging orders to prevent commentary on him? Below is my letter to my lawyers challenging his claims: 30th January, 2018 Messrs. Eric Silwamba & Company Plot No. 12 William Burton Place Chilekwa Mwamba road LONGACRES LUSAKA Dear Sirs,RE:INSTRUCTIONS: CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI & AMOS CHANDA (2017/HP/2155) I have received a Writ of Summons from the High Court of Zambia moved by Chishimba Kambwili, who is seeking my appearance before Court within 14 days of service in a suit where he alleges that I have defamed him. Although the Summons are dated 8th December, 2017, and accompanied by a Certificate of Urgency, I was only served on 15th January, 2018. From the Court Order, I have learnt that the matter comes up before the Hon. Mr. Justice Zulu on 7th February, 2018. In his affidavit in support of Summons, Kambwili seeks among other things, an Interlocutory Injunction to restrain me from defending myself, the President and the Government against his incessant, malicious and baseless falsehoods upon which he decided to build what already seems like an ill-fated bid for the Presidency given the extraordinary depths to which he has sank political discourse in a mistaken view that the public supports his rantings and foul language against others. He claims that his credit and reputation have been brought into scandal, odium and contempt in the eyes of right thinking members of society and therefore, I must be garged so that I do not say anything about him as he proceeds on an onslaught against me and others. It is my fervent belief that this raucous, vile, malicious mean-spirited, but cowardly bully, does not have any reputation to damage in the first place, and therefore, his claims are totally baseless. You therefore have my instructions, to, among other considerations, enter the defence of justification and fair comment on matters of public interest. I will aver before Court, that Kambwili cannot come to equity with dirty hands and that his general reputation is so soiled that it is not possible to lower it any further. His decision to run to Court to seek garging orders against his victims who have decided to defend themselves is nothing but typical of his cowardly acts when he is called to account. His action is also an abuse of the Court process to buy him time as he proceeds to willy-nilly character assassinate others. …./ -2- Further, a gagging order against me does not just go to the core of my responsibilities in my current job, but is also inherently undemocratic because it would narrow the space available to all citizens to exercise their freedom of expression, particularly in the face of senselessly aggressive characters like Kambwili. That notwithstanding, you may also proceed to counter demand against his many falsehoods he has issued against me. Kindly note also that the words complained of were made during my course of duty on an official television appearance. Yours sincerely, Amos Chanda SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT -PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS STATE HOUSE c.c. The post Amos Chanda Hits Back at Kambwili appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Njoya T’s Wife Gets 5 Years for Assaulting Niece

Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) president Njoya Tembo’s wife has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for assault on her niece. Tembo’s wife Brenda today got five years when magistrate Greenwell Malumani made the pronouncement. Brenda got convicted for having … Continued

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Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) president Njoya Tembo’s wife has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for assault on her niece. Tembo’s wife Brenda today got five years when magistrate Greenwell Malumani made the pronouncement. Brenda got convicted for having assaulted her niece whom she was keeping for using a pressing iron she was told not to use. The girl who was a pupil at Woodlands B Basic School with teachers alarmed by her showing up at school with swollen hands and a reddish blister on her chest. The matter was brought to the attention of the law enforcement agencies that arrested Brenda. Attempts to withdraw the matter were thwarted with Brenda taken through the court process. The assault occurred on October 26, 2016 at Tembo’s house in Lusaka’s Chalala area. The post Njoya T’s Wife Gets 5 Years for Assaulting Niece appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Archbishop Mpundu Takes Early Retirement

Lusaka Archbishop Teleshore Mpundu will take a backseat after having opted to retire at 70. Bishop Mpundu’s resignation has opened the way for Ndola diocese bishop Alick Banda to step in. The Lusaka cleric has opted to retire ahead of … Continued

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Lusaka Archbishop Teleshore Mpundu will take a backseat after having opted to retire at 70. Bishop Mpundu’s resignation has opened the way for Ndola diocese bishop Alick Banda to step in. The Lusaka cleric has opted to retire ahead of the regular retirement for bishops which is at 75. His replacement in Bishop Banda has the tendency to divide opinion but has long been a shining light in the catholic community. “The Holy Father Francis accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Archdiocese of Lusaka (Zambia), presented by S.E. Mons. Telesphore George Mpundu,†stated the Vatican. “The Pope has appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the same seat of S.E. Mons. Alick Banda, so far Bishop of Ndola.†Bishop Mpundu ascended to the top clerical posting aged 40 after having been ordained to the priestly ministry at 25. The post Archbishop Mpundu Takes Early Retirement appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Leprosy Management Challenged By High Stigma

[Concord] “Stigma has been the greatest challenge associated with leprosy management. We need a change in attitude towards leprosy. It must be perceived like any other disease in order to completely wipe out the stigma associated with it,” says Manjo A…

[Concord] "Stigma has been the greatest challenge associated with leprosy management. We need a change in attitude towards leprosy. It must be perceived like any other disease in order to completely wipe out the stigma associated with it," says Manjo A. Lamin, Multi-Drug TB Focal Point at the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Programme.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Exams Malpractice!

[Concord] Justice Ernest Gooding, presiding at the Freetown High Court, yesterday (30 January) sentenced two teachers to nine years imprisonment each after they pleaded guilty to five count charges of exams malpractices.

[Concord] Justice Ernest Gooding, presiding at the Freetown High Court, yesterday (30 January) sentenced two teachers to nine years imprisonment each after they pleaded guilty to five count charges of exams malpractices.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

MRCG Trains Journalists On Professional Media Coverage & Conflict Sensitive Reporting

[Concord] Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG), with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – under its Conflict Prevention and Mitigation during the Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone project – has concluded a two-day workshop for jou…

[Concord] Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG), with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - under its Conflict Prevention and Mitigation during the Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone project - has concluded a two-day workshop for journalists on 'Promoting Professional Media Coverage and Conflict Sensitive Reporting of the 2018 Multi-Tier Elections in Sierra Leone'.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone