Foroyaa Launches 3 Months Certificate Course for Reporters

[Foroyaa] The three month certificate course for seventeen reporters of Foroyaa Newspaper, conducted by Gambia Press Union-School of Journalism was officially launched on Friday, 14 April. The official opening of the programme was held at the Press Uni…

[Foroyaa] The three month certificate course for seventeen reporters of Foroyaa Newspaper, conducted by Gambia Press Union-School of Journalism was officially launched on Friday, 14 April. The official opening of the programme was held at the Press Union headquarters in Bakau. The course is part of the European Union's media houses' capacity building project through UNESCO.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Pres. Lungu Gags PF Members On Hichilema Treason Trial

President Edgar Lungu has put a gag on ministers and Patriotic Front officials recklessly commenting on the treason charge of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. The Head of State has said through his presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda that the only offices … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has put a gag on ministers and Patriotic Front officials recklessly commenting on the treason charge of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. The Head of State has said through his presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda that the only offices that will comment on the matter are State House, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Home Affairs portfolio. President Lungu said that there was need to put controls on the statements that were pouring out of his government on the subject. He said that whoever wanted to comment on the matter should seek clearance from State House. President Lungu said foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba would deal with diplomats on any matters concerning the arrest of Hichilema. UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was arrested and detained last week on a charge of treason. He is currently appearing before the Lusaka Magistrate Court where the court awaits a certificate of committal to the High Court that has the jurisdiction to preside on treason charges. Hichilema is currently detained at Lusaka Central Prison alongside five of his party lieutenants. The Zambian government accuses Hichilema of and his co-accused of plotting to overthrow the government. The post Pres. Lungu Gags PF Members On Hichilema Treason Trial appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Negligent’ Housemaid Jailed

[The Herald] A maid who caused the death of a minor after she left a bucket full of boiling water unattended resulting in it spilling and scalding the child, was yesterday jailed for an effective three years. Vaida Nzanga (20) was convicted of culpable…

[The Herald] A maid who caused the death of a minor after she left a bucket full of boiling water unattended resulting in it spilling and scalding the child, was yesterday jailed for an effective three years. Vaida Nzanga (20) was convicted of culpable homicide by magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Wits Students Protest Over Accommodation

[News24Wire] About 100 students from the University of the Witwatersrand are protesting at the institution’s Empire Road entrance over residence related issues, the university said.

[News24Wire] About 100 students from the University of the Witwatersrand are protesting at the institution's Empire Road entrance over residence related issues, the university said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tayali On Bail

‘Facebook’ freak Chilufya Tayali has been granted a K5, 000 bail on his criminal libel case brought against him by Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja. Tayali who heads the Economic and Equity Forum party has spent five days behind … Continued

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‘Facebook’ freak Chilufya Tayali has been granted a K5, 000 bail on his criminal libel case brought against him by Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja. Tayali who heads the Economic and Equity Forum party has spent five days behind bars after his facebook posting alleging that Kanganja engineered the treason charges against the UPND president to mask his incompetence. The former Zambian Voice director was bundled away by police and locked up at Kabwata Police station on Thursday last week. Tayali is set to appear in court on 5th May 2017 for commencement of trial. Magistrate Felix Kaoma granted Tayali bail after the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of criminal libel. The post Tayali On Bail appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Week In Brief: Zambia Endures A Tough Week

Zambians have endured one of their most trying weeks with political tension reaching fever pitch following the arrest of leading opposition figure Hakainde Hichilema who has since been charged with treason. Cases of politically motivated arson were recorded in three … Continued

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Zambians have endured one of their most trying weeks with political tension reaching fever pitch following the arrest of leading opposition figure Hakainde Hichilema who has since been charged with treason. Cases of politically motivated arson were recorded in three cities – Lusaka, Choma and Kabwe. Here is a round up of some of the events from the week as Zambians joined the rest if the Christian world celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lusaka: More than 129 shops in Kamwala trading aea were destroyed by fire. Goods worth million of Kwacha were reduced to ashes as owners of the shops watched helplessly. The fire started in one of the shops around 18 hours on Sunday and was only quenched by midmorning on Monday. Thugs did not spare the victims taking advantage of the situation to lay their hands on anything they could. On the same day, Lusaka also recorded a similar incident at Chalimbana, over 30 kilometres on the outskirts of the capital. Chilimbamana University was gutted with over 400 new mattresses among properties that were destroyed. In Chingola, a motorcyclist died on the spot when struck by a vehicle on the Solwezi road. The victim was identified as Mwinga Cheelo of Mwinga farm. In Kitwe, a 10 year old of Luangwa township was hit by a vehicle in Ndeke road. Jacqueline Chilufya of house No 1028 died on arrival at Kitwe Hospital. The driver has been detained by Police. In Lusaka, the Drug Commission confiscated K 100 000 counterfeit notes from Abraham Chidoyi of Kafue. He was found in possession of a print machine and foreign fake notes from DR Congo. In another operations 15 people have been arrested for illegally cultivating cannabis. In Kitwe, the Water company has restored water to townshipswhich were affected when a South Africa truck ploughed into a stream cutting supply to various areas. Residents went without water for over three days. The post The Week In Brief: Zambia Endures A Tough Week appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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One Killed After Taxi Rolls On Busy Joburg M1 Highway

[News24Wire] One person died and several people were injured when their taxi overturned near the Corlett Drive off-ramp on the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

[News24Wire] One person died and several people were injured when their taxi overturned near the Corlett Drive off-ramp on the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

23 Women Aim to Get Into the Senate

[Nation] The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election.

[Nation] The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tsvangirai, Mujuru Join Hands

[The Herald] Former Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru and her National People’s Party leadership were yesterday summoned by MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai to his residence in Harare to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a proposed coalition of oppo…

[The Herald] Former Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru and her National People's Party leadership were yesterday summoned by MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai to his residence in Harare to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a proposed coalition of opposition parties ahead of next year's national elections. Dr Mujuru and her top brass comprising Ambassador John Mvundura and Mr Dzikamai Mavhaire in tow gladly obliged, effectively marking their absorption as a political outfit by MDC-T.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe