Vodacom IPO – SA Firm Buys 40% Shares Allocated for Foreigners

[East African] South African fund manager Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has bought the 40 per cent stake in Vodacom Tanzania allocated for foreign investors in the telco’s initial public offering (IPO).

[East African] South African fund manager Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has bought the 40 per cent stake in Vodacom Tanzania allocated for foreign investors in the telco's initial public offering (IPO).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How Uganda Children Are Affected By Urbanisation

[East African] Children in Uganda’s urban areas may be better off with their greater access to social services compared with their rural counterparts but they are also more vulnerable to homelessness, exploitation and abuse.

[East African] Children in Uganda's urban areas may be better off with their greater access to social services compared with their rural counterparts but they are also more vulnerable to homelessness, exploitation and abuse.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Hichilema: Zambia Blossomed Under Levy Mwanawasa

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has paid tribute to Zambia’s third Republican president Levy Mwanawasa. On the occasion of late Mwanawasa’s ninth memorial, Hichilema says Mwanawasa’s leadership belonged to the present and future. HICHILEMA’S FULL STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT. 19th August … Continued

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Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has paid tribute to Zambia’s third Republican president Levy Mwanawasa. On the occasion of late Mwanawasa’s ninth memorial, Hichilema says Mwanawasa’s leadership belonged to the present and future. HICHILEMA’S FULL STATEMENT PRESS STATEMENT. 19th August 2017 WE CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF LATE PRESIDENT MWANAWASA WITH GRATITUDE AND RESPECT. Fellow citizens and compatriots, today marks the 9th year since the passing on of our dear President Dr. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa who died in France while on a tour of duty on behalf of our Nation. The death of President Mwanawasa was without doubt the darkest day of the Nation’s history. On the day the tragic news was received, our Republic stood still and held vigil by our radios and televisions, trying to absorb what had befallen the nation. Our Radios were jammed with callers of different ethnicities,religions, races, gender and national origins. Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Bahai and African traditional religions were bound together by the sadness of the grave loss, but most importantly, they were held together by our shared values, patriotism, solidarity and pride with which our founding fathers and mothers built this Nation upon. Our profound grief at the loss of a visionary, nationalist and distinguished lawyer, quickly gave way to the hope for a better future, based on the firm social, economic and political foundation he had built for us, within such a short period of time. And so the Nation began to celebrate the rewards of his selfless and visionary leadership based on sound and prudent economic management anchored on zero tolerance to corruption, respect for basic freedoms, civil liberties and the rule of law. Under Dr Mwanawasa, free press flourished and blossomed, the freedoms of expression, assembly and association thrived while differences of political opinions and divergent views strengthened our common values, as a society who saw things in different perspectives, but all bound and in one accord over one common destiny, as one Nation under One God. Though President Mwanawasa lived in his era gone by as a result of his sad and untimely demise, his leadership belonged to the present and future expectations of what new African gorvernance ought to be, accountable, transparent and honest. Dr Mwanawasa unlocked the potential of future generations, inspired confidence in budding youth business leaders, gave hope to women entreupreunship, and created an enabling environment for our marketeers and farmers. The President set pace on the uncompromised fight against corruption, cronyism and political violence and defined a sound and sober ideology that, a fellow politician with a divergent view is not a sworn enemy, but a political opponent and a fellow citizen. He answered a call beyond duty, ran his race and accomplished so much so few have achieved in so short a period of time. On this day on the celebration of the brave, corrupt free and visionary leadership of President Mwanawasa, we pay our heartfelt tribute to the widow, Dr Maureen Mwanawasa and family who gave more than what was expected of them by sharing President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa to Zambia. May God bless them always. In the words of an anonymous poet, we conclude with these profound words, “He shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary him nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember him”. May the soul of Dr Levy Patrick Mwanawasa rest in peace. Hakainde Hichilema President UPND The post Hichilema: Zambia Blossomed Under Levy Mwanawasa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Chase CHAN Spot With Bafana Bafana Clash

The Zambia National Team is 90 minutes away from making it to the Kenya 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with South Africa standing in their way. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has half the job done after having posted a significant away … Continued

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The Zambia National Team is 90 minutes away from making it to the Kenya 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with South Africa standing in their way. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has half the job done after having posted a significant away draw in the first leg of the final qualifying round in South Africa. Zambia and South Africa battled to a 2-all draw in East London last weekend but will have to settle this duel this afternoon at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Coach Wedson Nyirenda will be banking on in-form striker Justin Shonga to lead the attack alongside Power Dynamos forward Alex Ng’onga. Skipper Ziyo Tembo will marshal the backline with Adrian Chama, Fackson Kapumbu and Mwila Phiri likely to complete the backline. In midfield the industry of Jack Chirwa will be called upon with the likes of John Ching’andu, Augustine Mulenga and Ernest Mbewe also expected to have a run in. Zambia needs to avoid defeat or a high scoring draw that could cancel out the 2-2 draw recorded in the first leg. Winner over two legs will earn qualification to the CHAN competition next year. Zambia v South Africa Date: 19/08/17 Venue: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium Kickoff: 15:00 hours CHARGES Lower, Upper East, North and South Decks: K15 Upper West: K40 Lower West: K80 VIP: K200 Tickets are available across all Shoprite outlets via Computicket. Source: FAZ MEDIA The post Zambia Chase CHAN Spot With Bafana Bafana Clash appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Summons Sa Opposition Leaders Julius Malema & Maimane

President Edgar Lungu has summoned two South African opposition leaders months after the duo attempted to meddle in domestic politics branding him a “dictator”. Vibrant Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane had joined the crusade to push for the release of … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has summoned two South African opposition leaders months after the duo attempted to meddle in domestic politics branding him a “dictator”. Vibrant Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane had joined the crusade to push for the release of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema, released on Wednesday, was in jail for treason related charges that both local and domestic observers believed were politically non-bailable charges. President Lungu who arrived in South Africa last night after attending the inauguration of Rwanda President Paul Kagame has intimated a meeting with both Malema and Maimane while in Pretoria. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU SUMMONS OPPOSITION EFF& DA LEADERS Pretoria-Friday 18th August 2017 Zambia’s President, Mr. Edgar Lungu has summoned for a meeting, opposition leaders in South Africa who have been making remarks against Zambia. President Lungu said this when he was welcomed by a cheering crowd upon arrival at a named Hotel. He said that he had instructed the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa to facilitate such a meeting with Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema and his Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during his stay in South Africa. He expressed concern that the two opposition parties appeared to disrespect the sovereignty of Zambia and had interfered in the domestic affairs of countries like Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. He said he was keen to engage the two opposition leaders to understand their concerns about Zambia. He said the two parties were creating a dangerous precedence that was likely to encourage political interference across borders. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba said that his office had started the process of preparing for the proposed meetings. The post Pres. Summons Sa Opposition Leaders Julius Malema & Maimane appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Comoros, Burundi Apply to Join Regional Body

[SANF] Pretoria -One of the key issues to be discussed by the 37th SADC Summit to open 19 August in Pretoria, South Africa is to expand the membership of the regional organization.

[SANF] Pretoria -One of the key issues to be discussed by the 37th SADC Summit to open 19 August in Pretoria, South Africa is to expand the membership of the regional organization.

source: AllAfrica News: Comoros

Brics Bank to Unlock Africa’s Economic Potential

[SANF] Pretoria -The launch of a regional development bank by the BRICS countries to service the African continent is a positive development that is expected to unlock the continent’s socio-economic potential.

[SANF] Pretoria -The launch of a regional development bank by the BRICS countries to service the African continent is a positive development that is expected to unlock the continent's socio-economic potential.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Chris Msando’s Body Arrives in Kisumu on Way to Siaya

[Nation] The body of slain IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando has arrived at the Kisumu International Airport before being taken to his rural home in Lifunga Kobiero, Siaya County, for burial tomorrow.

[Nation] The body of slain IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando has arrived at the Kisumu International Airport before being taken to his rural home in Lifunga Kobiero, Siaya County, for burial tomorrow.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya