‘Ellen Attacks Boakai’s Supporters’

[NEWS] From all indications, it appears that all is not well within the ruling Unity Party camp especially with the relationship between President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and supporters of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.

[NEWS] From all indications, it appears that all is not well within the ruling Unity Party camp especially with the relationship between President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and supporters of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

U.S.$1.5 Million to Print Ballot Papers

[NEWS] The National Elections Commission (NEC) has disclosed that preparations are being concluded for the printing of the 2017 representatives and presidential elections ballot papers.

[NEWS] The National Elections Commission (NEC) has disclosed that preparations are being concluded for the printing of the 2017 representatives and presidential elections ballot papers.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Brufut Super Cup Final Is Tomorrow

[Daily Observer] The 2017 Brufut Super Cup is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, 12th August between Black Stars and Any L.J at the Strassa Football Field at the Brufut Heights, opposite the Gamtel along the highway.

[Daily Observer] The 2017 Brufut Super Cup is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, 12th August between Black Stars and Any L.J at the Strassa Football Field at the Brufut Heights, opposite the Gamtel along the highway.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

New Sesdo President Calls for Unity to Develop the Zone

[Daily Observer] The newly elected president of the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organization (SESDO) has said that his committee’s first step would be to have all stakeholders unite and come on board to develop and restore the lost glory at the …

[Daily Observer] The newly elected president of the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organization (SESDO) has said that his committee's first step would be to have all stakeholders unite and come on board to develop and restore the lost glory at the Serekunda East Zone.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Court Sentences Two for Threatening Violence

[Daily Observer] Two men who were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, threatening violence, stealing and assault have been convicted and sentenced by Magistrate F.B. Sallah at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday.

[Daily Observer] Two men who were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, threatening violence, stealing and assault have been convicted and sentenced by Magistrate F.B. Sallah at the Bundung Magistrates' Court, on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

A Win for Saidy Janko On Saint-Etienne Debut

[Daily Observer] Scorpions-eligible Saidy Janko made his debut for Saint-Etienne who beat Champions League hopefuls Nice 1-0 on the opening day of the French Ligue 1 season, GambiaSports reports.

[Daily Observer] Scorpions-eligible Saidy Janko made his debut for Saint-Etienne who beat Champions League hopefuls Nice 1-0 on the opening day of the French Ligue 1 season, GambiaSports reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambia to Open 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s W/C Qualifier in October

[Daily Observer] Returning to international football competition since 2012; The Gambia National U-17 Female Scorpions will open their qualifying campaign against Sierra Leone in October for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018.

[Daily Observer] Returning to international football competition since 2012; The Gambia National U-17 Female Scorpions will open their qualifying campaign against Sierra Leone in October for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Man Sentenced for Stabbing With Knife

[Daily Observer] A Brikama Magistrates’ Court Monday convicted and sentenced a man who was charged with stabbing a complainant with a knife and caused him actual bodily harm.

[Daily Observer] A Brikama Magistrates' Court Monday convicted and sentenced a man who was charged with stabbing a complainant with a knife and caused him actual bodily harm.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Opinion: Why Is Hichilema In Prison

In case you have forgotten, HH was arrested for a traffic offence of obstructing the Presidential motorcade. When the matter came up in court the State FAILED to prosecute the matter and instead opted to enter a Nolle Prosequi. So … Continued

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In case you have forgotten, HH was arrested for a traffic offence of obstructing the Presidential motorcade. When the matter came up in court the State FAILED to prosecute the matter and instead opted to enter a Nolle Prosequi. So just to set the record straight the reason why HH is still incarcerated has NOTHING to do with the reason he was initially arrested for, that is, the Mongu traffic debacle. So why is he still incarcerated? Your guess is as good as mine but one thing is a fact for sure: The PF Government is hell bent at using and abusing state institutions such as the police, ACC and the judiciary to sort out their political enemies, real or perceived. They will stop at nothing to cage and silence anyone who is holding them to account for their actions. I have heard some narrow minded folks praising President Lungu for “allowing” certain individuals such as the Catholic Bishops and other notables to visit HH in prison. Really!!! Why should the President be the one to authorise who sees HH? Issues to deal with who visits or not visit a suspect fall under the ambit of the Courts and the prison authorities. And the last I checked I found that President Lungu is neither the Court nor a Commissioner of Prisons, let alone a prison warder, so why is he the one authorising visitations? Why is HH being treated like a convicted criminal when the man is innocent until proven otherwise by a competent court of law? They want to break the man; they want to break his spirit, compromise his health and literally destroy his life. We have seen so many people whose lives have been destroyed by the System, through systematic, incarcerations, Dean Mung’omba, Musakanya, Captain Solo, Archie and the least goes on and on. Mukobeko prison is a hell of a place for any human being. It was meant for condemned hardcore criminals. It is not a reformatory facility as some semantics suggest, no, it is a hole, a chiller that is meant to punish and not to reform a prisoner. It is clear that PF’s strategy is to instill fear in the citizens, fear of arrest, fear of losing friends and contacts, fear of losing business, fear of losing a job, fear, fear, fear and more fear. But why should a government resort to threats, arrests and intimidation in dealing with those that doesn’t agree with it? That is exactly what happens when a party in power or a government has failed to provide leadership. When power is placed in wrong hands what follows is abuse of state institutions, corruption, theft, massive unemployment, widespread poverty, squalor and destitution and of course violence, arbitrary arrests and even extra judicial killings. They have caged HH to not only slow him or eliminate him from the political scene but to send a chill and a signal to everyone, especially his supporters that if you do or say anything you shall brutally be dealt with. What conforts some of us is the fact that no matter what they may try to do to silence us, they can’t kill the spirit. Good will always triumph over evil. Now they have blocked the media from covering HH’s Trial because of the traction it is gaining internationally and for fear of the embarrassment his captors are likely to suffer at the hands of one Berbeto aka Keith Mweemba and company. They now don’t know how to deal with HH’s case since it is abundantly clear that “evidence” against the man iliko rather. It is wrong and cruel to use state machinery to punish, fix or sort out your political opponents. Power should not be used to settle political scores or to steal from your people. Power must be used to provide solutions to your people. As for HH, our hearts and thoughts are with you. Today it is you, tomorrow it could me or Chanda or Joseph. ALUTA CONTINUA, VICTORIO ACETE. Antonio Mwanza The post Opinion: Why Is Hichilema In Prison appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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