Uber Partners Nigerian Auto Coy to Service Drivers’ Vehicles

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre – a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company – to provide maintenance services to its driver partners.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners.

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Mugabe’s Sons ‘Evicted’ From Luxury Sandton Apartment Over ‘Unacceptable Behaviour’

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe’s sons were evicted from a luxury apartment block in Johannesburg’s affluent Sandton area because of their “unacceptable behaviour”, a newspaper claimed on Friday.

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's sons were evicted from a luxury apartment block in Johannesburg's affluent Sandton area because of their "unacceptable behaviour", a newspaper claimed on Friday.

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Suspected PF Cadres Terrorise Marketeers At Munyaule Market

Suspected Patriotic Front cadres are terrorising marketeers at Munyaule Market near City Market in Lusaka. The cadres are grabbing stands from marketeers viewed to be in prime business areas. Victims of the attack tell Zambia Reports the cadres are untouchable … Continued

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Suspected Patriotic Front cadres are terrorising marketeers at Munyaule Market near City Market in Lusaka. The cadres are grabbing stands from marketeers viewed to be in prime business areas. Victims of the attack tell Zambia Reports the cadres are untouchable and efforts to report their lawless behaviour at the police are yielding no results. “These cadres have snatched our stand and we have tried everything possible but it seems they have more powers in this country. “The law is being ignored. We went to the police and they told us that they don’t have powers over carders,” one of the victims said. The victims said the cadres had taken away they only source of the family’s income. Those in the lead among the suspected PF cadres have been identified as Chipulu, the chairman, Mama Chairlady, Muya the Spokesperson for the branch and many other youths. Their branch is located behind Mukupa Guest House and is called Chamapepe branch. “People have suffered but they have no say about cadres. We really have one where go for help because of the same people. We really need help please we are suffering,” another victim said. The marketeers have appealed to authorities to empower police and help restore order at the market because things were getting out of hands. The post Suspected PF Cadres Terrorise Marketeers At Munyaule Market appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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RB Gives First Lecture At Launch Of Eastern University In Chipata

Fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda yesterday delivered the first lecture at Eastern University, a higher learning institution, to be based in his home town of Chipata. President Banda is encouraged with the arrival of a university that will promote Mathematics … Continued

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Fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda yesterday delivered the first lecture at Eastern University, a higher learning institution, to be based in his home town of Chipata. President Banda is encouraged with the arrival of a university that will promote Mathematics and Information technology fields. He said; “there is no magic formula for countries to develop, but through advanced education in Science, Mathematics and Technology and has given extensive examples which show that the most developed countries in the world today are those with the oldest, and the most Universities, among them, The United Kingdom which boasts of Oxford University founded in 1096.” President Banda has thanked the initiators of the university which he believes adds to the growing economic activities of Eastern Province. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT ISSUED BY PRESIDENT BANDA’S DEPUTY ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY CHIBEZA MFUNI *PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* *RB-LAUNCHES EASTERN UNIVERSITY* Former Zambian Republican President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda has launched the new Eastern University at the Protea Hotel in Chipata in the Eastern Province of Zambia by giving the very first lecture at the premier institution. This was yesterday, Friday 14th July, 2017. Mr. Banda has thanked the initiators of the University, which will be among the first exclusively science and technology based University in the country run by the private sector, for the honour of being the first to give a Lecture at this new University. This is but the second time, the former head of State is being honoured in this manner since leaving office, the first having been a lecturing stint at Boston University in the United States of America in 2012. Mr. Banda has challenged the Eastern University whose initial programme was to be mainly agriculture; on account of being located in a predominantly agrarian part of Zambia, to reconsider this strategy and include the whole science and technology field including but not only, Mathematics and Information technology. In his inaugural lecture Mr. Banda has argued that world history clearly shows that development is not linear, and that areas which were once dependant on raw material production including agriculture such as China are now major science and technology giants. So while agriculture is important, diversification of areas of expertise and specialization in the economy and education sectors is of strategic importance for the future development of the country. The former President has further argued that, there is no magic formula for countries to develop, but through advanced education in Science, Mathematics and Technology and has given extensive examples which show that the most developed countries in the world today are those with the oldest, and the most Universities, among them, The United Kingdom which boasts of Oxford University founded in 1096,Cabridge -1209,St Andrews and Edinburgh universities founded in 1413 and 1583 respectively ,then there is the United states of America which boasts of Harvard founded in1636, Yale founded in 1701 and Pennsylvania founded in 1701 .Others such as Germany, Italy, France , China, India in Asia, South Africa, Egypt ,Algeria, Ethiopia, Uganda ,and Kenya on the African continent all have a high pedigree of vintage University education. Mr. Banda has however noted that government alone cannot fulfill this great need for tertiary education, and that is where private citizens like the ones who have founded Eastern University come in to augment government effort and has called on other Zambians either as individuals or as corporates to join in this noble but crucial national undertaking to make Zambia a great and proud country now and in years to come. Finally he has, paid glowing tribute to the founding President of the republic and founding Chancellor of the first university in Zambia- His Excellency Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda. ISSUED BY; Chibeza Mfuni DEPUTY ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT DATE: 15 TH July, 2017 The post RB Gives First Lecture At Launch Of Eastern University In Chipata appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tribute to Babacar Ndiaye – Titan of Africa

[allAfrica] New Orleans -The Greek mythological Titan of Forethought, Prometheus, dared to disobey Zeus’ wishes by sharing fire and heat with humanity. His punishment was to be shackled to the Caucasus Mountains (The derivation of Caucasian comes from …

[allAfrica] New Orleans -The Greek mythological Titan of Forethought, Prometheus, dared to disobey Zeus' wishes by sharing fire and heat with humanity. His punishment was to be shackled to the Caucasus Mountains (The derivation of Caucasian comes from the people of the Caucasus Mountains.).

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Laura Miti Gives Pres. Lungu Thumbs Up For Meeting Catholic Bishops

Political commentator Laura Miti has saluted President Edgar Lungu for meeting 14 Catholic Bishops and agreeing to an initial process that will lead to reconciliation with opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema has spent over 90 days in jail awaiting … Continued

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Political commentator Laura Miti has saluted President Edgar Lungu for meeting 14 Catholic Bishops and agreeing to an initial process that will lead to reconciliation with opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema has spent over 90 days in jail awaiting trail for a non bailable treason charge. Miti has been one of the strongest voices in demanding fair treatment of Hichilema. She has also emerged as a stern critic of President Lungu’s governance style. Today, Miti has spared some words that will soothe President Lungu into a good night sleep after enduring the dreaded label of ‘rising dictator’. BELOW IS LAURA MITI’S COMMENT Very happy that President Lungu met the Catholic Bishops today and has allowed them to meet HH to broker dialogue and reconciliation. Very impressed with the soberness and dignity in the announcement of the meeting and its results. I hope that from now, what will not be easy discussions will be allowed to continue behind closed doors. Space has to be given to both the President’s team and that of the UPND to do what we all know is best for our country. Well done President Lungu! The post Laura Miti Gives Pres. Lungu Thumbs Up For Meeting Catholic Bishops appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Masebo Acquitted Of Corruption

THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has acquitted former tourism minister Sylvia Masebo of abuse of authority. Lusaka senior resident magistrate Ireen Wishimanga in her judgment this morning said Masebo did not abuse her power by directing the cancellation of hunting concessions … Continued

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THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has acquitted former tourism minister Sylvia Masebo of abuse of authority. Lusaka senior resident magistrate Ireen Wishimanga in her judgment this morning said Masebo did not abuse her power by directing the cancellation of hunting concessions under then Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) when she was Minister of Tourism. This is in a case where Masebo was charged with abuse of authority of office contrary to the Laws of Zambia. It was alleged that Masebo on dates unknown but between December 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 in Lusaka, being Minister of Tourism and Arts, abused the authority of her office by cancelling the procurement process of the hunting concessions without following laid down procedure, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government of the Republic of Zambia. She pleaded not guilty to the charge and stated in her final submission that the cancellation of the corrupt and irregularity-ridden tender process actually served the interests of the government and could not be said to be prejudicial to the interests of the government. She submitted that the case was a very bad example for whistle blowers, be it those serving in the government or otherwise. “We in conclusion submit that the prosecution has failed to prove the case of abuse of authority of office beyond doubt against the accused and she ought to be set at liberty,†read the submissions in part. Masebo stated that facts of this case were too glaring to call for any further elaboration. She stated that instead of vindicting her, she should have received praise for her effort to fight the deeply entrenched corruption at Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). Masebo added that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) who independently proved most of the concerns she raised and who concluded that ZAWA officials were prone and conducive to corrupt practices, turned around when it was politically convenient to persecute her instead on a matter she reported to them. But the prosecution submitted that Masebo had not defended the case of the cancellation of the tender and that the defence had adduced evidence which either supports their case or does not attack the indictment. “On the premises, count one is satisfied. We urge this court to find the accused guilty as charged and convict her accordingly,†read the State’s submissions. But Magistrate Wishimanga this morning said the prosecution failed to provide evidence of how Masebo, who is is also former Chongwe member of parliament, personally benefitted from the cancellation of the hunting concession and therefore acquitted her of the charge. SOURCE: THE MAST NOTE: Masebo is now a senior UPND official. The post Masebo Acquitted Of Corruption appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Beefy Mayuka Labelled Worst Foreign Forward In Egypt History

A picture of Zambia’s 2012 golden boot winner at the Africa Cup of Nations Emmanuel Mayuka has triggered debate on social media. Mayuka appears to have gained considerable weight with a pot belly taking shape while his behind seems to … Continued

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A picture of Zambia’s 2012 golden boot winner at the Africa Cup of Nations Emmanuel Mayuka has triggered debate on social media. Mayuka appears to have gained considerable weight with a pot belly taking shape while his behind seems to form a significant adipose layer. An Egyptian social media commentator Marwan A.†@MarwanAhmed_KF triggered the thread with a picture of Mayuka stating, “#AFCON2012 top scorer & former #SFC striker Emmanuel Mayuka gets paid over 200 thousand US Dollars to turn up for Zamalek looking like this.” Other commentators blamed Zamalek directors for signing players without consulting technical staff and using the case of Mayuka as an example. Marwan A.†@MarwanAhmed_KF added, “Emmanuel Mayuka cements his position as the worst foreign forward in Egypt’s history. His former coach said on TV yesterday he “loves food.”,” Mayuka was one of Zambia’s hottest strikers in the last 10 years leading the youth team at the 2007 FIFA World Cup before propelling Chipolopolo to her first AfCON title in 2012 where he scored five goals and emerged top scorer. The former Mpanza Chiefs and Kabwe Warriors forward joined Zamalek from Southampton in England after a less than impressive season in England. The post Beefy Mayuka Labelled Worst Foreign Forward In Egypt History appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Heavy’ Presence Of Soldiers On Kasama Streets Sends Panic

An unusual presence of heavily armed military personnel on the streets of Kasama in Zambia’s Northern Province has sent shivers among residents. Zambia is under a Semi-State of Emergency and security has been heightened across the country following acts of … Continued

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An unusual presence of heavily armed military personnel on the streets of Kasama in Zambia’s Northern Province has sent shivers among residents. Zambia is under a Semi-State of Emergency and security has been heightened across the country following acts of arson dimmed as sabotage. But the Zambia Army Command in Northern Province says there is nothing sinister about the presence of soldiers in selected streets in Kasama. Deputy Regional Commander Colonel Danny Maimbolwa says fears that the army had taken over patrol in the city were unfounded. Colonel Maimbolwa told Mano News that contrary to the assumptions, the soldiers were on what the army terms as a routine march. He adds that Wednesday’s route march was held as part of preparations for the forthcoming inter-provincial competitions within the Zambia Army. The Deputy Regional Commander has since advised the general public not to panic as the walk was purely a military exercise. The post ‘Heavy’ Presence Of Soldiers On Kasama Streets Sends Panic appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MMD Die Hard Want ‘Violent’ Political Parties De-Registered

MMD Die Hard Youths Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has called on the Registrar of Societies to take a firm stance and de-register any political party which will be linked to acts of sabotage that the country has experienced in the recent … Continued

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MMD Die Hard Youths Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has called on the Registrar of Societies to take a firm stance and de-register any political party which will be linked to acts of sabotage that the country has experienced in the recent past. In a statement, Chiluba said the any political party found participating in the evil acts are to be considered terrorists and should be disbanded. “As MMD Die Hards we want to urge the Registrar of Societies to take a firm stance of de-registering any political party which will be linked to acts of sabotage, as such a political party is a danger and nolonger deserves to exist as a party but as a group of terrorists. “We feel if the Registrar of Societies intervened in this manner, we shall holistically deal with this devilish and savage behaviour which for the has engulfed our country Zambia,” he said. Chiluba further accused some political parties of operating outside the confines of the law. “The political environment has been very loose of let, politicians have been perceived to be above the law, some political parties are operating instead under the laws of Zambia but rather under the laws of their political parties, everything about politics today seem not to have any form of regulation, which is a public danger if no serious interventions are put in place. “The Registrar of Societies Should be courageous enough to halt political parties that are operating outside the values of our constitution so as to restore calm and peace in the country. We understand that once the move is made it could be perceived differently by others, but this should not be an excuse for them not to do that which their mandanted to do under the law. “It is our deep felt conviction that this is yet another time when the government needs to make radical decisions for us to preserve the peace and unity which we fought so hard to gain. This is indeed time for serious business, business of uniting the country and restoring of peace and order,” he said He added that the objective of multi-partism was to fight using ideas that would improve the lives of people. “The core objective of multi-partism was not to destroy or burn property, the intent was for us to fight and destroy each other using ideas that will improve the well-being of Zambians. “We want to take this opportunity to appeal to the security agencies to expedite the process of investigations in order to reduce curiosity among Zambians. We also want to take this opportunity to challenge the Registrar of Societies to take a front role in overhauling the conduct of political parties,” he said. Chiluba’s statement comes in the wake of calls by a number of stakeholders to have any political party found wanting in the recent acts of sabotage de-register. EEP President Chilufya Tayali and former UPND Vice President Canisius Banda have also voiced their concerns regarding the acts of sabotage that have rocked the country. In the recent past, Clement Andeleki shocked the country when he attempted to de-register the former ruling party which had 52 MPs, the MMD, for non remittance of annual returns and rental fees to NAPASA. The post MMD Die Hard Want ‘Violent’ Political Parties De-Registered appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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