People’s Party Suspends Uladi, Presidency Reverts to Joyce Banda in Exile

[Nyasa Times] An extraordinary national executive committee (NEC) meeting of former ruling People’s Party (PP) has suspended the party’s acting president Uladi Mussa for sowing discord and undermining founding president Joyce Banda’s authority.

[Nyasa Times] An extraordinary national executive committee (NEC) meeting of former ruling People's Party (PP) has suspended the party's acting president Uladi Mussa for sowing discord and undermining founding president Joyce Banda's authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

German Defense Minister – Development in Mali ‘A Question of Political Processes’

[Deutsche Welle] Germany has stationed some 1,000 troops in Mali and supports the joint reaction force G5 Sahel. Speaking to DW, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls for progress in the country’s peace process.

[Deutsche Welle] Germany has stationed some 1,000 troops in Mali and supports the joint reaction force G5 Sahel. Speaking to DW, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls for progress in the country's peace process.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Togo – President Gnassingbe Under Pressure

[Deutsche Welle] In Togo, protesters are calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition is confident that it will be successful in forcing a change in government. But will the president go voluntarily?

[Deutsche Welle] In Togo, protesters are calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition is confident that it will be successful in forcing a change in government. But will the president go voluntarily?

source: AllAfrica News: Togo

Papa Ajasco – I Am Happy Changing Lives With Comedy

[This Day] Abiodun Ayoyinka, popularly known as Papa Ajasco, is a major player in the comedy genre. In this interview with Tosin Clegg, he talks about how his character and lifestyle

[This Day] Abiodun Ayoyinka, popularly known as Papa Ajasco, is a major player in the comedy genre. In this interview with Tosin Clegg, he talks about how his character and lifestyle

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Guinean Couple in Germany Helps African Migrants Integrate

[Deutsche Welle] She is a tailor and he is actively involved in helping African migrants, particularly those from Guinea. The Toure family, in Cologne, is committed to assisting African migrants integrate into the German society.

[Deutsche Welle] She is a tailor and he is actively involved in helping African migrants, particularly those from Guinea. The Toure family, in Cologne, is committed to assisting African migrants integrate into the German society.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

A Stateless Statesman: The Plight Of Mumba Yachi

Local singer Mumba Yachi’s predicament continues to win him more friends than foes. Whatever the case is with the Zambia immigration authorities, a talented young artiste in the form of Mumba Yachi does not deserve the punishment he is enduring. … Continued

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Local singer Mumba Yachi’s predicament continues to win him more friends than foes. Whatever the case is with the Zambia immigration authorities, a talented young artiste in the form of Mumba Yachi does not deserve the punishment he is enduring. A good number of Lebanese businessmen and women, Indians and Somalians are roaming the streets of Zambia masquerading as Zambians. They have never received the type of punishment Mumba Yachi is subjected to. This is all because they have enough resources to bribe immigration officers. By saying so, we are not promoting lawlessness. We are only calling on authorities to be fair and justice in handling Mumba Yachi’s case. Mumba Yachi cannot even be granted bail. How? The magistrate claims he will be re-arrested. This is total rubbish! The court can issue lawful instructions to the immigration not to re-arrest Mumba Yachi until the matter is disposed off. This is why apart from parliament, the Supreme Court, which of course receives matters from subordinate courts is one of our democratic institutions that can make laws. And we see no reason why a subordinate court cannot issue a waiver in a matter that clearly is not in public interest. If Mumba Yachi was of Indian origin or some Lebanese that had enough money to bribe the system, his 2-year-old daughter would not suffer the psychological torture of missing her first love – her father. This is the worst form of treatment you can subject a poor human being to who is only trying to survive using his God given talent. It’s morally wrong and legally incomprehensible that Mumba Yachi should suffer in this manner. The case he faces is very flimsy and most of such cases have gone against the immigration thereby costing taxpayers millions in unnecessary litigation. If Mumba Yachi has some traces of Congolese in him, it does not mean he is Congolese. The geographical location of Zambia is what has made most of its inhabitants connect to other tribes from Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, the DRC and Botswana. The Lambas, Ushis, Lalas, Kaondes, Lundas from Luapula and Lundas from North Western have relatives across the border. This is not a secret. For instance the senior most Chief of the Lunda in Zambia is Mwata Yav who is based in some place called Kapanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We join those that are calling on authorities to demand Mumba Yachi’s release unconditionally and allow him to regularize his documentation if they think he is not Zambian. After all, this is a talent you want to build rather than destroy. READ BELOW A WRITE UP BY SENIOR JOURNALIST MABVUTO PHIRI WHO SHARES HIS PAIN FOR MUMBA YACHI’S PREDICAMENT FROM A FATHER’S POINT OF VIEW. BOMA IYANGANEPO TAPAPATA!!!! I am currently in tears, as l write this because of one person, Mumba Yachi. I might not have known the musician personally but l have had a connection with his music several times. Why am l crying?His interview outside court after today’s [yesterday] court appearance to the journalists is heart breaking and too heavy to digest or comprehend. The feeling and reality of knowing that you are ‘stateless’ in two countries simply put no proper documentation to back your claim that you are a citizen of one of the countries. The court has delayed to give him bail until he gets a temporal permit to stay within the boundaries of Zambia, the question is where will he get the documentation to validate his Congolese nationality? How can such a talented young man be stateless? is he being a victim of his talent? What will he tell prospective generations about the imaginary boundaries that the Europeans created to separate our people? It is seven days without seeing his daughter because the walls of prison has dictated so. I being a father like him, it is painful: the absence of family is one of the worst experiences considering bonds that we create especially with a girl child. I feel your pain away from our beloved ones. My earnest appeal is to the leadership of the country to cherish and embrace Mumba Yachi, as our own brother making a difference in a society littered with scandals such as sex parties. Admittedly, he might have been wrong in his presentation of documents to law enforcement agencies but it is time to look beyond his citizenship and focus on his contribution. What if he used the same documents to vote in previous elections for his preferred candidates? Will we still treat him the same? This could be an opportunity for Zambia to consolidate a constitutional provision that provides for dual citizenship and fully integrate him into our society. I am optimistic that soon the son of the soil will walk to freedom and sing proud and free like an noble eagle. Mumba Yachi is noble and society should be just to him. Mumba Yachi you are not stateless but a statesman, a noble one for that matter. Thoughts of my father…. The post A Stateless Statesman: The Plight Of Mumba Yachi appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Launches Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway

PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu today attended the grand ground breaking ceremony of Lusaka- Ndola Dual Carriageway Project. The 1.2 billion dollar project expected to be completed in the next 48 months will stand as a legacy project for the Patriotic … Continued

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PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu today attended the grand ground breaking ceremony of Lusaka- Ndola Dual Carriageway Project. The 1.2 billion dollar project expected to be completed in the next 48 months will stand as a legacy project for the Patriotic Front government. The Lusaka -Ndola carriageway is the atery of Zambia’s economic development as it opens to the mining hub as well as connects Zambia to the SADC region and COMESA. Officiating at this auspicious event, President Lungu reiterated that his role now was to fulfil his campaign promises and not talk. He added that time for this generation to create a history of its own and leave behind a legacy like our fathers did. “President Chairman Mao and President Kenneth Kaunda left the TAZARA a legacy and now its time this generation created its own history President JinPing and Edgar Lungu will leave the dual carriageway,” President Lungu said. He noted that the dual carriageway was not only a wealth seeking investment but also a life-saving venture by guaranteeing road safety. Meanwhile, President Lungu has asked the contractor China Jiangxi Corporation to enusure that local Zambian firms comprising small and medium scale contractors are engaged on the project as sub- contractors in line with the 20 percent sub- contracting policy. The head of state has also asked the contractor to ensure that the 3000 jobs to be created will be given to residents within the area where the road construction is being undertaken. Source: Smart Eagles The post Pres. Lungu Launches Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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