Congo Offer Peek Into Cranes Future

[Monitor] Kampala -Cranes interim coach Moses Basena first showed intentions of using a good number of home-based players in tomorrow’s final World Cup qualifier in Congo when he named 24 of his provisional 32-man squad from the local league.

[Monitor] Kampala -Cranes interim coach Moses Basena first showed intentions of using a good number of home-based players in tomorrow's final World Cup qualifier in Congo when he named 24 of his provisional 32-man squad from the local league.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Militiamen Accused of Mass Rape of Young Girls

[Deutsche Welle] Some of the girls were infants, as young as eight months, and none of the victims was older than 12. The fight for mineral resources has led some to dub the DR Congo “the rape capital of the world.”

[Deutsche Welle] Some of the girls were infants, as young as eight months, and none of the victims was older than 12. The fight for mineral resources has led some to dub the DR Congo "the rape capital of the world."

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

OPINION: Inonge Wina’s Welcome Mistake in Parliament

Vice President Inonge Wina definitely has to be our politician of the week. Firstly Wina hit the headlines for castigating Patriotic Front youths that barred opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Luampa lawmaker Makozo Chikote from witnessing the commissioning … Continued

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Vice President Inonge Wina definitely has to be our politician of the week. Firstly Wina hit the headlines for castigating Patriotic Front youths that barred opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Luampa lawmaker Makozo Chikote from witnessing the commissioning of the K20 million Luampa Grid Extension Project. Wina uncharacteristically blasted the PF youths when other leaders could have cheered on the youth to humiliate opponents. It was a rare gesture in a political sphere ridden with calumny and sheer hostility. But then bo Inonge was not done for the week as she voted alongside opposition parliamentarians in a bid to expedite the payment of retirees’ packages. Never mind that she later mouthed an apology for her well-intended decision to help improve the plight of retirees. No matter what political penalties she may have suffered for siding with the opposition bo Inonge showed that there is still some ground to be hopeful about uniting among political divides on issues of national interest. The ruling party carried the day by a count of 83 while the opposition with bo Inonge’s vote garnered 58 votes to lose the vote. At this stage bo Inonge had won new friends among the citizenry but once the political daggers were out within the ruling PF she withdrew her vote apologizing to her party. Why would bo Inonge be so quick to distance herself from that one good deed that raises her above the political divide? We do not for once imagine that the Vice President is not quietly proud about her siding with the plight of the retirees. Bo Inonge may have withdrawn her vote but we imagine her conscience was clear at the time of casting the vote before politics weighed in heavily on her good naturedness. Otherwise what is shameful about siding with the retirees’ plight? Well maybe bo Inonge reminds us that there are still some good men and women in Zambian politics. The post OPINION: Inonge Wina’s Welcome Mistake in Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Squares Off with Cameroon in Final World Cup Match

The Zambia National Team closes its race to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a clash with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has named a full strength squad … Continued

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The Zambia National Team closes its race to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a clash with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has named a full strength squad to keep the resurgent spirit in the Chipolopolo squad going. Part of the cast on display for the Group B match includes the exciting Under-20 Africa Cup winning side quintet of Patson Daka, Enock Mwepu, Fashion Sakala, Edward Chilufya, Emmanuel Banda, Moses Nyondo and Boston Muchindu. Nyirenda has blended youth with experience with skipper Kennedy Mweene and Stoppilla Sunzu among the experienced players while Brian Mwila and Justin Shonga have provided a spark in the Zambian attack in a new look Chipolopolo set up. Reigning African champions Cameroon have carried a full strength squad led by skipper Benjamin Moukandjo. Kickoff for the match is at 15:00 hours with a second place finish in Group B at stake. Nigeria tops Group B on 14 points while Zambia lies second on seven with Cameroon a point behind while Algeria ended their race on two points. Algeria and Nigeria drew 1-all on Friday to bring the curtain down on their campaign. Kickoff for the match is at 15:00 hours with tickets on sale in Shoprtite outlets via Computicket. (SOURCE: FAZ MEDIA) The post Zambia Squares Off with Cameroon in Final World Cup Match appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Birthday Boy: President Lungu Turns 61

Find something nice to say about President Edgar Lungu. Today is his special day. There is something nice we can find to say about him. If you find none, just wish him a happy birthday. He will forever be Zambia’s … Continued

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Find something nice to say about President Edgar Lungu. Today is his special day. There is something nice we can find to say about him. If you find none, just wish him a happy birthday. He will forever be Zambia’s 6th Republican president. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ECL AS HIS SUPPORTERS FONDLY CALL HIM The post Birthday Boy: President Lungu Turns 61 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports