President Mnangagwa Dissolves Cabinet

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolved cabinet Monday and immediately appointed two allies to, in the interim, hold forte at two of the great offices of state – finance and foreign affairs.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolved cabinet Monday and immediately appointed two allies to, in the interim, hold forte at two of the great offices of state - finance and foreign affairs.

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Patson Daka, Sikazwe & Zambia U-20 Race For CAF Awards

Zambia striker Patson Daka, referee Jan Sikazwe and the Zambia Under-20 have made the shortlist for this year’s CAF personalities of the set for January 4, 2018 in Accra, Ghana. Daka is nominated for the Young Player of the Year … Continued

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Zambia striker Patson Daka, referee Jan Sikazwe and the Zambia Under-20 have made the shortlist for this year’s CAF personalities of the set for January 4, 2018 in Accra, Ghana. Daka is nominated for the Young Player of the Year Award, Sikazwe will compete for the Referee of the Year Award while the Zambia Under-20 is in contention for national team of the year for reaching the FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals. FULL AWARDS LIST BELOW RELEASED BY CAF African Player of the Year (alphabetical order) 1. Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Olympique Lyon) 2. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) 3. Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord) 4. Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco) 5. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) 6. Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig) 7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & B. Dortmund) 8. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool) 9. Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea) 10. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto) 11. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto) Player of the Year (Based in Africa) 1. Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club) 2. Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly) 3. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly) 4. Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & El Masry) 5. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe) 6. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) 7. Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport) 8. Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly) 9. Mohamed Ounnajem (Morooco & Wydad Athletic Club) 10. Taha Yassine Khenisssi (Tunisia & Esperance) Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian) Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies) Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow) Rutendo Makore (Zimbabwe & Black Rhinos) Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Kvarnsvedens) Women’s National Team of the Year Ghana U-20 Kenya Nigeria U-20 South Africa Zimbabwe Coach of the Year Gernot Rohr (Nigeria) Hector Cuper (Egypt) Hugo Broos (Cameroon) L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club) Mihayo Kazembe (TP Mazembe) National Team of the Year Cameroon Egypt Mali U-17 Nigeria Zambia U-20 Club of the Year Al Ahly Mbabane Swallows SuperSport United TP Mazembe Wydad Athletic Club Youth Player of the Year Eric Ayiah (Ghana & Charity Stars) Krepin Diatta (Senegal &Sarpsborg) Luther Singh (South Africa & Braga) Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering) Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars) Referee of the Year Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia) Ghead Grisha (Egypt) Janny Sikazwe (Zambia) Malang Diedhiou (Senegal) Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria) Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia) The post Patson Daka, Sikazwe & Zambia U-20 Race For CAF Awards appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lifestyle: Culture Of Zambians In USA Under The Spotlight

An article narrating the culture and lifestyle of Zambians living in the USA has triggered debate on social media. Although the article reads like a fiction expedition, it lays out details many who experience the life home away from home … Continued

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An article narrating the culture and lifestyle of Zambians living in the USA has triggered debate on social media. Although the article reads like a fiction expedition, it lays out details many who experience the life home away from home can relate to. A white woman claims Zambians are gossipers, drunkards, jealousy and lazy. The lady, who blames Zambians for the misfortune of her now late husband, says there is very little support for each other in the Zambian community. Instead, the article alleges Zambians thrive in what is colloquially referred to as PHD [Pull Him Down] syndrome. George Mtonga, a Zambian based in the USA, agrees with the article writing; “Yea. The prevailing themes in the story are true. That’s why if you are not strong the Zambian community in the USA can destroy you or make you. “I succeed in the community because I don’t take bushit.. from anyone. I will work and volunteer that’s it. But I don’t allow anyone to discuss my personal life or attempt to get close to me beyond professional comfort. “So you won’t find guys drinking at my place, you won’t find me hanging out with couples in the community, you won’t find me interacting with people beyond community work or business.” BELOW IS AN ARTICLE WHOSE AUTHENTICITY HAS NOT BEEN INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY ZAMBIA REPORTS Read the story below: Sad story…… I met Sylvester Mumba in 2012 in Livingstone,Zambia when I went there on vacation. Sylvester used to sell things made out of wood at a place called Mukuni park in Livingstone. He was a talented woodcarver ,he used to make decorative crafts out of wood. I got his phone number after I asked him to make a wooden map of United States Of America with my names written on it. From that day,he became my friend and we started communicating even when I came back to USA. I was 23 years old and single when I met him, I just did not feel happy,I was basically lonely and I would call Sylvester whenever I felt lonely. We would chat for hours non-stop. He had broken english but I understood everything. He used to tell me that” we were meant to be because only I understood His bad english” We then started dating six months later. I saved up just enough working as a Host in at a SteakHouse, went to a travel agency booked a plane ticket and was off again to Zambia,but this time not to see the Victoria falls but to see Sylvester. The ticket was $1,357 dollars at the time round trip. I stayed in Zambia for a month and we quickly got married. Then after the wedding,i left him in Zambia. Back home in USA, I paid an Immigration lawyer to help me with visa paper work for Sylvester. To make the long story short, Sylvester was given a green card and that’s how he came to USA in May 2013. We did another wedding in USA. We were so Much in love. All was well in our marriage. I even helped him get a Job at Target Stores and helped him buy a car to ease his movements. He slowly started adapting to the American culture and his English Improved. He also met some Zambians living in USA and together they became one family. As time went by,we started attending functions/parties organised by the Zambian community in USA. I was even there in Tampa, Florida to support Zambia National Soccer Team when they took on Japan. And after the soccer match there was a party where we interacted with the Soccer players and other people in attendance. I have attended many independence functions organised by the Zambian community in Atlanta. I started noticing one thing,the Zambians in USA like Gossiping and do not like to see their fellow Zambians (Friends) prosper in Life. Sylvester’s Zambian friends, Women inclusive would call and tell me that Sylvester did not marry me because he loves me, but because of poverty and papers (Green card). They would tell me that he was going around the Zambian community,telling people that he was just using me to become a US citizen and that he will leave me once he is given a green card valid for 10-years. Some of his Male Friends would call me asking me to divorce him and marry them instead, and some would call asking me for sex. I did not care about what people were telling me. I loved him so much and he meant my world to me. Update I do not understand why Zambians in diaspora are jealous of each other. My step sister is married to a Nigerian Man and The Nigerians are so supportive of each other. Sylvester and I decided to isolate ourselves from all the Zambians in USA because their gossips started affecting our marriage. We were happy once again until in June this year when Sylvester was arrested for being in possession of drugs. He went drinking with some of his trusted Zambian friends. After around midnight,they all decided to call it a day. Sylvester was the only one driving,so he had to drop his friends at their various homes. And after dropping his friends,on his way back home, he was stopped by a squad car (Police Car). His friends planted some drugs in his car and called the police. And that’s how he was arrested in June and was deported back to Zambia Three weeks ago. I tried to fight his deportation for 4 months but it couldn’t work out as you know our immigration laws are now tough because of our current president. People get deported for minor offences. And the sad part is that his friends have been asking me to date them since the time he was detained. Sylvester left USA three weeks ago and on Friday 24th November,2017 he committed suicide. Sylvester will be put to rest today the 27th of November,2017 at his parents village in Northern part of Zambia. I am so heartbroken. I am unable to travel to Zambia. 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60-Year-Old Inmate Commits Suicide In Police Cells

A 60-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in police cells in Solwezi. Leonard Kabamba hang himself using a belt which he tied to a burglar bar in the male toilet cells at Solwezi Central Police in North … Continued

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A 60-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in police cells in Solwezi. Leonard Kabamba hang himself using a belt which he tied to a burglar bar in the male toilet cells at Solwezi Central Police in North Western Province. North Western Commissioner of Police Auxensio Daka says the deceased is believed to have hang himself between November 26, 2017 at about 23:50hrs and November 27, 2017 at 02:00hrs. “The particulars of the report are the suspect by the name of Leonard Kabamba aged 60 years who was detained for the offence of unlawful possession of fire arm was found dead in police cells at Solwezi Central police after hanging himself with a belt to a burglar bar in the toilet of the male cell,†Daka said. He said the deceased was last seen on November 26, 2017 at 23:50 hours when officers in shift three (3) were doing a hand over to shift one. Daka added that the deceased was discovered dead on November 27, 2017 at 0240 hours by a fellow suspect by the name of Brian Kalepa who was going in the toilet to answer the call of nature. “The cell had 27 inmates at the time and they all have denied hearing anything despite the toilet being very close to the cell. The body has been seen by the relatives before being moved to Solwezi Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem,” he added. Daka said an inquiry file has been opened, apart from the case he was charged with, police were investigating the deceased for a murder case that happened in the 1980s in Solwezi for a Zambian man whose national registration card (NRC) he is suspected to have inherited as he is believed to have come from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “We are also investigating the officers that allowed the deceased to go with a belt in cells,†said Daka. The post 60-Year-Old Inmate Commits Suicide In Police Cells appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ndola Council Cancels Joint Venture With Henan Gouji

The Ndola City Council has terminated a joint venture with Henan Gouji which would have involved the construction of 1, 000 units. According to the resolution of NCC, the problem of encroachment had forced the parties to terminate the agreement. … Continued

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The Ndola City Council has terminated a joint venture with Henan Gouji which would have involved the construction of 1, 000 units. According to the resolution of NCC, the problem of encroachment had forced the parties to terminate the agreement. “The decision by Ndola City Council to terminate the agreement was reached after several consultative meetings with stakeholders especially that the land in question has now been encroached upon,” Tilyenji Mwanza, the NCC public relations manager, says. In expounding the Local Authority’s decision Acting Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya stated to Henan Gouji that the extent of encroachment on the said piece of land was overwhelming and would prove to be a very big challenge to address hence the Council’s decision. NDOLA CITY COUNCIL TERMINATES JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT WITH HENAN GOUJI 27th November, 2017. NDOLA City Council has decided to terminate the Joint Venture Agreement entered into with Henan Gouji on 31st May, 2013 in which the Local Authority and the aforementioned formed a company called NCC – Henan Gouji. Ndola City Council contributed a parcel of land and Henan Gouji was to construct over a thousand housing units, this has hitherto not happened. The Local Authority has since written to Henan Gouji through its lawyers Messrs Mweemba Chashi and partners stating its position to terminate the joint venture agreement. The decision by Ndola City Council to terminate the agreement was reached after several consultative meetings with stakeholders especially that the land in question has now been encroached upon. In expounding the Local Authority’s decision Acting Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya stated to Henan Gouji that the extent of encroachment on the said piece of land was overwhelming and would prove to be a very big challenge to address hence the Council’s decision. Bwalya noted that the encroachment covered almost the whole parcel of land meant for the project. However, Ndola City Council would like to clarify that we are not offering any alternative piece of land to China Henan Gouji as we currently do not have such powers seeing as our land agency remains suspended. The Local Authority, who wrote to Henna Gouji on the 17th November, 2017 is still waiting on a response from Henan Gouji lawyers. Issued by; Ms. Tilyenji Mwanza Public Relations Manager Ndola City Council The post Ndola Council Cancels Joint Venture With Henan Gouji appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ecowas Parliament Focus On Liberian Elections

[New Democrat] The Fourth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament commenced its Second Ordinary Session in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament drawing the attention of the august body to the burning issues of t…

[New Democrat] The Fourth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament commenced its Second Ordinary Session in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament drawing the attention of the august body to the burning issues of the moment in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ridiculous – UP Terms NEC’s Ruling

[New Democrat] Unity Party lead lawyer Cllr. Varney Sherman has described as erroneous the ruling of the National Election Commission (NEC) and has announced an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking reversal of the judgment.

[New Democrat] Unity Party lead lawyer Cllr. Varney Sherman has described as erroneous the ruling of the National Election Commission (NEC) and has announced an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking reversal of the judgment.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia