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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Letter: How Is CDF Being Used?

I feel pity for our people. Sometimes l ask myself how is our CDF being used and what value has it added towards the development of the constituency. We have abundance of natural resources that of Lake Bangweulu but nothing … Continued

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I feel pity for our people. Sometimes l ask myself how is our CDF being used and what value has it added towards the development of the constituency. We have abundance of natural resources that of Lake Bangweulu but nothing has been done to woo the investors in order to attract tourism. Our MP is unspeakable, he is only seen and known during elections. I am challenging Honourable Kasandwe to come out in the open and interact with the people to appreciate their challenges. Let him come out and explain or help us understand how our CDF has been utilized in his constituency. Ever since he took up the responsibilities from 2015 to date he has only gone back once to the constituency. Transparency, honest and genuineness shall help us attain our desired goals. Reuben K Chama Aspiring candidate for Bangweulu constituency Samfya District in Luapula Provice The post Letter: How Is CDF Being Used? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MMD Mobilization Team Pays Courtesy Call On Chief Kizela In North Western

The MMD team on a mobilization tour of North Western Province on Wednesday visited Chief Kizela of the Kaonde people of Mufumbwe. Team Leader Mtolo Phiri said they had taken time to visit his royal highness to wish him a … Continued

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The MMD team on a mobilization tour of North Western Province on Wednesday visited Chief Kizela of the Kaonde people of Mufumbwe. Team Leader Mtolo Phiri said they had taken time to visit his royal highness to wish him a full recovery from the stroke he suffered recently and explain what they were doing in his chiefdom. Phiri who is the Vice President of the former ruling party said his party was in the province in a bid to revamp it and ensure that it returns its status as the strongest political party in the province. He said North Western Province was a strong hold of the party but that it had lost its grip due to the challenges the party has gone though since losing elections in 2011. He noted that from his assessment from the three districts the entourage had visited the prospects were positive and that the leadership of the party will do everything possible to return its status in the province. Phiri also took time to clarify to his royal highness that the president of the party Felix Mutati was saving in government at the invitation of President Lungu but he still remains leader of the party. Meanwhile, his royal highness chief Kizela appreciated the visit by the leadership of the former ruling party saying their visit was important so that they could explain the position of the party on a number of issues. He told the entourage that the party was appreciated in the province because of a number of development they initiated when they were in office including opening up the mines in the province. His Royal highness further urged the party leadership to clarify their association with the PF because it was confusing their members. Phiri and his entourage has since proceeded to Zambezi district where they will have meetings with party officials before meeting party structures in Kapombo district. The post MMD Mobilization Team Pays Courtesy Call On Chief Kizela In North Western appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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