Uganda Registers U.S.$222 Million Surplus in Export Revenue

[East African] Increased earnings from commodity exports have helped Uganda to record a surplus on its balance of payments of Ush790 billion ($222 million) in the quarter first quarter of the year ending February 2017.Bank of Uganda said the surplus he…

[East African] Increased earnings from commodity exports have helped Uganda to record a surplus on its balance of payments of Ush790 billion ($222 million) in the quarter first quarter of the year ending February 2017.Bank of Uganda said the surplus helped to boost the country's foreign exchange reserves by a considerable margin.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Military Court Convicts Journalist of Terrorism Charges

[CPJ] New York -A military court in Cameroon today convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale’s Hausa service, on charges of “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts,” according to his la…

[CPJ] New York -A military court in Cameroon today convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, on charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts," according to his lawyer and RFI.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Lusaka’s Kanyama Local Court In Flames

A local court in Lusaka’s Kanyama township is on fire, reports reaching Zambia Reports suggest. The fire at the local court in one of the urban opposition strongholds is part of a string of suspected politically motivated acts of arson. … Continued

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A local court in Lusaka’s Kanyama township is on fire, reports reaching Zambia Reports suggest. The fire at the local court in one of the urban opposition strongholds is part of a string of suspected politically motivated acts of arson. Lusaka, Mongu, Kabwe and Choma have all recorded sporadic cases of arson following the arrest of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema who is charged with treason. Hichilema was arrested last week on Tuesday after police raided his private home at his residence. This followed an incident in Mongu in which Hichilema’s motorcade did not yield to a presidential motorcade. This afternoon, police issued a statement it had arrested one person in connection with a foiled arson attempt at Inter City Bus Terminus last night. More than 150 shops were reduced to ashes at Kamwala market in Lusaka while property was lost in the Chalimbana fire in Lusaka. In Mongu a local court was burnt down so was a similar structure in Kabwe while a Choma Market was also gutted. BELOW IS A FULL STATEMENT ISSUED EARLIER TODAY We have picked up one person identified as Mwila Chungu ( 32) and we are looking for another person for attempting to set one of the buses ablaze at Intercity bus terminus. The person who is on the run had set on fire a head sock which he later threw under one of the buses and alert members of the public rushed to the scene and quickly removed it. The members of the public then turned on Mwila Chungu whom they had also suspected and after searching him they found a similar headsoak in his bag as the one that was thrown under the bus. They then apprehended him and reported the matter to police. All this happened between 2000 hours and 21 00 hours yesterday, 20th April, 2017. The suspect is currently in police custody. Investigations and a manhunt for the person on the run have been instituted. We therefore thank the alert members of the public for partinering with the police in promoting public security and safety and for preventing the misfortune from happening and we call upon them to continue being alert in avoiding any eventuality from happening. Meanwhile, We have apprehended one person and we are still looking for two others in connection with the stabbing of a minibus conductor at UTH. The suspect who was in the company of two others is believed to have come from Monze and were using a Toyota Corrolla . After a crowd was pushed from High Court by Police officers, part of it went to UTH bus station where the suspect started demanding money from the Victim, the bus conductor Shadreck Njovu. When he told them he had no money one of them stabbed him and rushed to their vehicle to change cloths. They victimised another person whom they beat up and wanted to burn using a tyre. He was apprehended the same day around 10 00 hours. After searching the motor vehicle, a UPND membership card and UPND Regalia was found. He has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with Intent to steal contrary to section 295 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia. A search for the other two has continued. He is currently undergoing medication at UTH as he fell in a ditch when police were pursuing him and had a dislocation on the leg. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE The post Lusaka’s Kanyama Local Court In Flames appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Police Arrests Suspected Arsonists Attempting To Set Inter-City Ablaze

Police in Lusaka have arrested a 32 year old man identified as Mwila Chungu in connection with a failed attempt to set on fire a bus at the intercity bus terminus. The country has recently experienced a spate of fires … Continued

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Police in Lusaka have arrested a 32 year old man identified as Mwila Chungu in connection with a failed attempt to set on fire a bus at the intercity bus terminus. The country has recently experienced a spate of fires mostly involving public property In a statement released to the media, Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says incident happened on last evening between 20 and 21:00 hours. Below is the full statement We have picked up one person identified as Mwila Chungu ( 32) and we are looking for another person for attempting to set one of the buses ablaze at Intercity bus terminus. The person who is on the run had set on fire a head sock which he later threw under one of the buses and alert members of the public rushed to the scene and quickly removed it. The members of the public then turned on Mwila Chungu whom they had also suspected and after searching him they found a similar headsoak in his bag as the one that was thrown under the bus. They then apprehended him and reported the matter to police. All this happened between 2000 hours and 21 00 hours yesterday, 20th April, 2017. The suspect is currently in police custody. Investigations and a manhunt for the person on the run have been instituted. We therefore thank the alert members of the public for partinering with the police in promoting public security and safety and for preventing the misfortune from happening and we call upon them to continue being alert in avoiding any eventuality from happening. Meanwhile, We have apprehended one person and we are still looking for two others in connection with the stabbing of a minibus conductor at UTH. The suspect who was in the company of two others is believed to have come from Monze and were using a Toyota Corrolla . After a crowd was pushed from High Court by Police officers, part of it went to UTH bus station where the suspect started demanding money from the Victim, the bus conductor Shadreck Njovu. When he told them he had no money one of them stabbed him and rushed to their vehicle to change cloths. They victimised another person whom they beat up and wanted to burn using a tyre. He was apprehended the same day around 10 00 hours. After searching the motor vehicle, a UPND membership card and UPND Regalia was found. He has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with Intent to steal contrary to section 295 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia. A search for the other two has continued. He is currently undergoing medication at UTH as he fell in a ditch when police were pursuing him and had a dislocation on the leg. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE The post Police Arrests Suspected Arsonists Attempting To Set Inter-City Ablaze appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Patson Daka Denies Barca B UEFA Final Spot

Patson Daka sent his club Redbull Salzburg in the finals of the UEFA Youth League Champions League finals with an 84th minute winner at the expense of Barcelona in a semi final played at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon. With … Continued

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Patson Daka sent his club Redbull Salzburg in the finals of the UEFA Youth League Champions League finals with an 84th minute winner at the expense of Barcelona in a semi final played at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon. With the match tied at 1-all Daka lurched on a Hannes Wolf low pass that he swept past Barcelona goal minder Sergi Puigi to send Salzburg in their first final at this level. Jordi Mboula had scored for Barcelona in the 19th minute but Wolf cancelled out that goal in the 63rd minute. Salzburg will wait for the winner between Real Madrid and Benfica for the final to be played on Monday. The Austrian side came into this fixture with six wins from seven unbeaten games, a qualifying-high 25 goals scored and just three conceded, Salzburg have been the UEFA Youth League’s entertainers this term. Barcelona won seven of their eight fixtures en route to Nyon, their only defeat coming against Borussia Monchengladbach on match day six when they had already qualified from the UEFA Champions League path. Daka is one of the players Beston Chambeshi is counting on two lead Zambia at the U-20 FIFA World Cup Korea Republic 2017. The 2017 Africa Cup Player of the Tournament will link up with the Zambian team in Spain. He scored four goals at the Africa Cup with top scorer Luther Singh edge him having had more assists. SOURCE: Fazfootball The post Patson Daka Denies Barca B UEFA Final Spot appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tutwa Ngulube Wins Mazhandu Bus Reinstatement

Patriotic Front MP and laweyer Tutwa Ngulube has successfully won reinstatement for his clients Mazhandu Bus Services. Tutwa has since suffered demotion in the party for representing Mazhandu. The lawyer remains a lawmaker for Kabwe Central. He has since appealed … Continued

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Patriotic Front MP and laweyer Tutwa Ngulube has successfully won reinstatement for his clients Mazhandu Bus Services. Tutwa has since suffered demotion in the party for representing Mazhandu. The lawyer remains a lawmaker for Kabwe Central. He has since appealed his demotion. Today, government has lifted the ban for the licence of Mazhandu Family Bus Services after almost 3 months of Suspension. On 31st of January, 2017, one of the company’s bus driven by Vincent Hangandu collided with a Freightliner truck belonging to Sandhu Transport around 05:40 hours on Great North road near Lwansimba between Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi. Nine (09) people died on the spot from both vehicles: seven (07) from the bus and two (02) from the truck. The 10th victim died at the hospital leaving several injured. This prompted the Roads and Transport Service Agency to suspend the company from operating on the road on 2nd February, 2017. Meanwhile, the lift of the ban comes with three conditions that include: 1) that the buses be submitted to RATSA for fitness tests, 2) that all the drivers undergo driving tests and 3) that the company complies with Safety first measures on the road by implementing all the necessary road traffic rules. The post Tutwa Ngulube Wins Mazhandu Bus Reinstatement appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘I Expected President Zuma to Go After Nkandla Ruling’ – Motlanthe

[News24Wire] Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has told the BBC that he expected President Jacob Zuma to step down in 2016 after the Constitutional Court’s ruling on non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home.

[News24Wire] Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has told the BBC that he expected President Jacob Zuma to step down in 2016 after the Constitutional Court's ruling on non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jubilee Primaries in Thika Done After Delays, Confusion

[Nation] Voting in Thika Town Constituency begun minutes before mid-day following a morning of confusion and chaos after reports emerged that some extra ballot boxes had been found hidden in Thika Town Hall offices.

[Nation] Voting in Thika Town Constituency begun minutes before mid-day following a morning of confusion and chaos after reports emerged that some extra ballot boxes had been found hidden in Thika Town Hall offices.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya