Darfur Protest Spreads After Teachers Raped

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Several civil society groups in West Darfur say that they will participate in a mass demonstration in the state capital of El Geneina on Sunday to condemn the rape of two teachers at Adar, north of the town on Tuesday evenin…

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Several civil society groups in West Darfur say that they will participate in a mass demonstration in the state capital of El Geneina on Sunday to condemn the rape of two teachers at Adar, north of the town on Tuesday evening. Authorities confirm hard evidence has been found in possession of the two accused.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Prince Boateng Unimpressed With Black Stars Afcon Performance

[Ghana Star] Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng has taken to twitter to vent his anger about how the Black Stars failed to win a medal at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

[Ghana Star] Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng has taken to twitter to vent his anger about how the Black Stars failed to win a medal at this year's Africa Cup of Nations.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Burkinabe Win Bronze as Black Stars Crash at #AFCON2017

[allAfrica] Burkina Faso’s 1-0 victory over Ghana in the third-place play-off match at the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon on Saturday exceeded expectations for the winners and heaped more misery on the vanquished.

[allAfrica] Burkina Faso's 1-0 victory over Ghana in the third-place play-off match at the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon on Saturday exceeded expectations for the winners and heaped more misery on the vanquished.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

FAZ Breaches Own Constitution, Defers Kazala Case to March 26

The Football Association of Zambia has acceded to the demand by the National Sports Council of Zambia not to table the item on the suspension of vice president Richard Kazala and committee member. Kazala and Siwale were conspicuously missing from … Continued

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The Football Association of Zambia has acceded to the demand by the National Sports Council of Zambia not to table the item on the suspension of vice president Richard Kazala and committee member. Kazala and Siwale were conspicuously missing from the Emergency Council Meeting on account of not being eligible to attend due to suspension. And the adoption of the proposed FAZ constitution has been deferred to the March 26 Annual General meeting after members raised pertinent issues that have to be addressed before the new constitution has been adopted. The deadline for the adoption of the new constitution is March 31 which if not met FIFA Members Association Chairperson Luca Nicola said would amount to suspension. The build up to the Emergency Council Meeting had been mired in controversy after the National Sports Council made a last minute demand that the item of the suspension could not be tabled until the board had conducted investigations. However, the NSCZ demand threw the three month window within which the FAZ Council should decide on the matter outside the constitution. “Article 59 (4) states that all Member Clubs, Member Associations, officials, players, shall agree to comply fully with the Statutes, Regualtions, Directives and Decisions of FIFA, CAF, Cosafa, National Sports Council of Zambia and National Olympic Committee of Zambia,†said FAZ General Secretary Ponga Liwewe. “The next stage is for the Sports Council to submit their report on this matter then by the time we go to the March meeting they will have filed their report.†The meeting had been swimmingly going smoothly until councillors began to assert themselves with questions raised over the reduction of the Electoral College. Northern Province Association official Michael Chimponda said that the allotting of 20 votes to the Super Division and Division clubs was unfair. Chimponda said the lower division clubs wanted the league structure to remain as it was because the Super Division teams would have too much power. And Kasama United Chairperson Mwansa Kapyanga said that giving 20 votes each to Super Division clubs and equal votes to Division One meant the two streams would control 50% of the power in the game. Kapyanga said that there should be a way that should be created to reduce the voting rights and spread them across lower divisions. And Mofya Chisala touched on the touchy issue of non discrimination on account of sexual orientation advising that the matter should be tied to the national constitution that does not recognize gay rights. And FAZ Legal Committee Deputy Chairperson Sokwani Chilembo said that under the proposed constitution the position of treasurer will be abolished with the functions integrated in the secretariat where professional accountants will be deployed. Chilembo also said that the term of office for the president shall not exceed three terms. He also said that the new constitution had legalized the position of Deputy General Secretary that was created out of convenience during the board room haggling in the run up to the appointment of the General Secretary. The proposed constitution has put safety nets to avoid the chaos that characterized the appointment of the General Secretary by giving the President up to three propositions for which the third would take effect even if it is rejected. At the close of the meeting Liwewe announced that the members would receive the draft constitution next week after the Saturday meeting and will have seven days to make comments. Once the seven days had lapsed the legal committee will put up the final document that the Council will adopt at the March 26 AGM. The post FAZ Breaches Own Constitution, Defers Kazala Case to March 26 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cricketer Girls Break Stereotypes and Barriers

[Al Jazeera] Blantyre, Malawi – Vivek Ganesan founded the Cricket Academy in 2010. He decided to start small, with one team of 10 players, all local children from low-income areas. The academy grew faster than expected, and three years later, Ganesan f…

[Al Jazeera] Blantyre, Malawi - Vivek Ganesan founded the Cricket Academy in 2010. He decided to start small, with one team of 10 players, all local children from low-income areas. The academy grew faster than expected, and three years later, Ganesan found himself managing a nationwide sport and education programme in 25 schools all over Malawi.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Explains Role of Task Force On Food Prices

[Guardian] The Federal Government has said that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country.

[Guardian] The Federal Government has said that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

#ThisFlag Founder Mawarire Denied Bail

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwean pastor, Evan Mawarire, famous for launching the #ThisFlag protest, has been denied bail by a Harare court. He was arrested on arrival from the US and is being charged with subverting the government.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwean pastor, Evan Mawarire, famous for launching the #ThisFlag protest, has been denied bail by a Harare court. He was arrested on arrival from the US and is being charged with subverting the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Criminalises Stigmatising People Living With HIV/Aids

[Guardian] The Oyo State Government on Friday launched the state’s HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Law 2016, to protect and preserve the fundamental rights of people living with the disease.

[Guardian] The Oyo State Government on Friday launched the state's HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Law 2016, to protect and preserve the fundamental rights of people living with the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Launches Manual for Low Volume Roads

[Daily News] THE Government has launched a manual for low volume roads (LVR 2016) to cater for the design of new or upgrading of existing unpaved roads with a capacity of not more than 300 vehicles a day in a move to significantly reduce construction c…

[Daily News] THE Government has launched a manual for low volume roads (LVR 2016) to cater for the design of new or upgrading of existing unpaved roads with a capacity of not more than 300 vehicles a day in a move to significantly reduce construction costs.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania