Journalist Chanda Chimba III Appeals Conviction

Freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III is set to appeal against his conviction by the Lusaka magistrate. The Lusaka Magistrate court convicted Chimba III for his role in the production of the Stand Up for Zambia documentaries. Chimba’s co-accused former Information … Continued

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Freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III is set to appeal against his conviction by the Lusaka magistrate. The Lusaka Magistrate court convicted Chimba III for his role in the production of the Stand Up for Zambia documentaries. Chimba’s co-accused former Information Minister Lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha and former Information Permanent Secretary Sam Phiri have been acquitted. Shikapwasha and Phiri were arrested on 2 counts of Abuse of Authority of Office Contrary to Section 99(1) of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia. Chimba was slapped with 2 counts of unlawful printing and publication Contrary to Section 5 (1)(2) of chapter 161 of the Laws of Zambia, and Possession of Property suspected of being proceeds of a crime Contrary to Section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No 19 of 2010. The charge on Shikapwasha was that being a person employed in the public service as Minster in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting services arbitrarily and in disregard of defamation laws and Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) editorial policy did direct board and management to air the ‘Stand up for Zambia’ documentaries an act prejudicial to the rights and interest of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation a public body. Shikapwasha arbitrarily and in disregard to Professional Legal Advice not to broadcast “Stand up for Zambia†committed the Government to pay all liabilities and legal fees emanating from the broadcast of the said program an act prejudicial to the rights and interest of ZNBC and the Government of Zambia. Chimba has been remanded in custody awaiting sentencing. Magistrate Obbister Musukwa found Chimba guilty but acquitted the two on grounds that the prosecution did not find them guilty of having issued directives to have the program aired. The post Journalist Chanda Chimba III Appeals Conviction appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Striving Only for Better Remunerations?

[Ghanaian Chronicle] There are times of seasonal rituals, when workers, especially those on government pay-rolls, go on strikes and demonstrations for better remunerations. The employer is held at ransom with demands from the employees – demands that c…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] There are times of seasonal rituals, when workers, especially those on government pay-rolls, go on strikes and demonstrations for better remunerations. The employer is held at ransom with demands from the employees - demands that can sometimes be said to be too high and too impossible to be met.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Ambulance Service Passes Out Military Emts

[Ghanaian Chronicle] The National Ambulance Service (NAS), in collaboration with the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services, has graduated the second batch of Military Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in paramedical training to provide first aid and f…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] The National Ambulance Service (NAS), in collaboration with the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services, has graduated the second batch of Military Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in paramedical training to provide first aid and frontline trauma care on the battlefield.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Lavender Hill Shut Down, U.S.$25 Million Plant Takes Over

[Ghanaian Chronicle] BY BERNICE BESSEY… The over century old Lavender Hills has finally been shut down and replaced with an ultramodern feacal treatment plant that has a capacity to digest 2,000 cubic meters of human excretion daily and safely discha…

[Ghanaian Chronicle] BY BERNICE BESSEY... The over century old Lavender Hills has finally been shut down and replaced with an ultramodern feacal treatment plant that has a capacity to digest 2,000 cubic meters of human excretion daily and safely discharge water into the sea.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Egypt MP Says Naguib Mahfouz Should Have Been Prosecuted for Violating Public Morality

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -An Egyptian MP said that late Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz should have been put on trial for violating public morality, amid discussions to amend a law related to publishing crimes on Monday.

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -An Egyptian MP said that late Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz should have been put on trial for violating public morality, amid discussions to amend a law related to publishing crimes on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

President Sirleaf Signs Book of Condolence for Fallen Lofa County Representative, Hon. Eugene Fallah-Kparkar.

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday, November 28, 2016 led an array Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials to sign the book of condolence for fallen Lofa County Representative, Hon. Eugene Fallah-Kparkar of Electoral Dis…

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday, November 28, 2016 led an array Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials to sign the book of condolence for fallen Lofa County Representative, Hon. Eugene Fallah-Kparkar of Electoral District # 1.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa Addresses Third Annual Southern African Women in Tourism Conference, 28 Nov

[SA Govt] Tourism Deputy Minister, Tokozile Xasa will give the opening address at the opening of the 3rd annual Southern African Women in Tourism Conference on Monday, 28 November 2016 at the Velmore Hotel in Centurion, Gauteng.

[SA Govt] Tourism Deputy Minister, Tokozile Xasa will give the opening address at the opening of the 3rd annual Southern African Women in Tourism Conference on Monday, 28 November 2016 at the Velmore Hotel in Centurion, Gauteng.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Premier Supra Mahumapelo Conveys Condolences to Lobelo Family

[SA Govt] Premier Supra Mahumapelo has expressed his profound sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the Lobelo family and people of Greater Taung Local Municipality, on the passing away of Mr Kaone Lobelo, former Executive Mayor of Greater Taung Local Mu…

[SA Govt] Premier Supra Mahumapelo has expressed his profound sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the Lobelo family and people of Greater Taung Local Municipality, on the passing away of Mr Kaone Lobelo, former Executive Mayor of Greater Taung Local Municipality and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality respectively, who died last night on a car accident.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa