Sata’s Relative Jailed For Abuse Of Authority

Former Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office in charge of administration Annie Sinyangwe has been handed a 12 months jail sentence for abuse of authority of office. Lusaka Magistrate Lameck Mwale jailed Sinyangwe who also later served Permanent Secretary in Southern … Continued

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Former Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office in charge of administration Annie Sinyangwe has been handed a 12 months jail sentence for abuse of authority of office. Lusaka Magistrate Lameck Mwale jailed Sinyangwe who also later served Permanent Secretary in Southern Province after he found her guilty of corruption involving K 89, 253. Sinyangwe is said to have irregularly awarded a tender to renovate the car park at Cabinet Office to a company she had an interest in whilst serving there. Magistrate Mwale found Sinyangwe, 49, of plot No. SUB G/16520 off Kasama road Lilayi old Airstrip guilty of one count of Wilful Failure to Comply with Applicable Procedure Relating to Procurement contrary to Section 34 (2) B as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012. Sinyangwe wilfully failed to comply with the law and applicable procedure relating to procurement when she awarded a contract for paving of Cabinet Office Car Park to Moonstone Investments Limited valued at K 89, 253.44, a matter or transaction prejudicial to the interests of cabinet Office, a public body under the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The post Sata’s Relative Jailed For Abuse Of Authority appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Clearing of Sambisa Forest Not End of War Against Insurgency – PDP

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended the Federal Government and the nation’s Armed Forces for clearing the Sambisa forest of Boko Haram insurgents.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended the Federal Government and the nation's Armed Forces for clearing the Sambisa forest of Boko Haram insurgents.

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FIFA and ‘Godfather of COSAFA’ Mamelodi Ends Decades Long Career

[The Herald] Long-serving FIFA development officer for Eastern and Southern Africa Ashford Mamelodi is stepping down from his post at the end of this month, calling time on an illustrious football administration career during which he grew an affection…

[The Herald] Long-serving FIFA development officer for Eastern and Southern Africa Ashford Mamelodi is stepping down from his post at the end of this month, calling time on an illustrious football administration career during which he grew an affection with Zimbabwe and worked tirelessly to help the national game.

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Presidential Elections Delayed Again

[Deutsche Welle] Somali’s long-awaited presidential elections were to take place this week but have been postponed until January 2017. Despite allegations of corruption, there are tentative signs of democratization and progress.

[Deutsche Welle] Somali's long-awaited presidential elections were to take place this week but have been postponed until January 2017. Despite allegations of corruption, there are tentative signs of democratization and progress.

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AU, UN and World Powers ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Election

[Nation] The African Union, United Nations and leading Western countries said in an unusual joint statement on Tuesday that they are “gravely concerned” about Somalia’s electoral process.

[Nation] The African Union, United Nations and leading Western countries said in an unusual joint statement on Tuesday that they are "gravely concerned" about Somalia's electoral process.

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Typhoid Kills One, Nine Hospitalised

[The Herald] A suspected typhoid outbreak is feared to have hit Harare amid reports that one person has died so far, while nine others have been hospitalised. Thirty more people have been treated and discharged.

[The Herald] A suspected typhoid outbreak is feared to have hit Harare amid reports that one person has died so far, while nine others have been hospitalised. Thirty more people have been treated and discharged.

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Another Man Hacked By Girlfriend In Luanshya

Another man has been murdered by his girlfriend adding to the growing list of killings perpetuated by the female specie. Fifty year old Stephen Mulenga of Mpatamatu Township of Luanshya was hacked on the head with a hoe by his … Continued

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Another man has been murdered by his girlfriend adding to the growing list of killings perpetuated by the female specie. Fifty year old Stephen Mulenga of Mpatamatu Township of Luanshya was hacked on the head with a hoe by his 22-year old girlfriend identified as Bwalya Komakoma on Christmas day. Mulenga had gone to visit his girlfriend whom he found with another man with a fight ensuing leading to Bwalya using a hoe to hack the former. The deceased did not die on the spot but later lost the battle with life on the way to the hospital. Murders by ladies have become a common occurrence with the gruesome manner they are executed becoming something of neighbourhood legend. The post Another Man Hacked By Girlfriend In Luanshya appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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20 Die in Christmas Road Accidents

Twenty people died in road traffic accidents during the Christmas period with the country recording 201 accidents. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said there were 12 serious Road Traffic Accidents in which 34 people were seriously injured with 52 classified as … Continued

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Twenty people died in road traffic accidents during the Christmas period with the country recording 201 accidents. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said there were 12 serious Road Traffic Accidents in which 34 people were seriously injured with 52 classified as Slight Injury Road Traffic Accidents in which 69 persons sustained minor injuries. BELOW IS THE FULL ZAMBIA POLICE STATEMENT LUSAKA, 27TH DECEMBER, 2016 – The period between 24th December, 2016 and 26th December, 2016 was generally peaceful and as Zambia Police, we would like to thank members of the public for conducting their Christmas celebrations in a peaceful manner. We would also want to congratulate police officers across the country for staging a spirited stance in crime prevention through intensified patrols. We however recorded some criminal activities around the country during the period under review and the highest crime recorded was Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm with 64 cases followed by 48 cases of general Thefts, 26 House Breaking and 11 cases of unlawful wounding. Other cases are seven (07) Thefts from Motor Vehicle, six (06) Burglary and Theft, five (05) murder, four theft of motor vehicles of which one was recovered and three reports of Rape. We also recorded two shooting incidences which happened in Lusaka’s Woodlands in which one person died and another in Central Province. Our aim as Zambia Police is to ensure that these recorded statistics during Christmas period reduce hence as the festive period continues, police officers will continue conducting foot and motorised patrols during both day and night time. These patrols will be conducted on both highways and communities to ensure that people celebrate in a crime free environment. On accident statistics, from 23rd December, 2016 at 18 00 hours to 27th December, 2016 at 06 00 hours, the country recorded 201 accidents out of which 15 were fatal Road Traffic accidents in which 20 people died, 12 were serious Road Traffic Accidents in which 34 people were seriously injured and 52 were classified as Slight Injury Road Traffic Accidents in which 69 persons sustained minor injuries. 122 were damages only Road Traffic Accidents which did not involve any injuries to persons. Lusaka recorded 113 road Traffic Accidents with four deaths followed by Copperbelt which recorded 41 accidents with one death, Muchinga had 12 accidents with three deaths and Southern had 11 accidents with two deaths. Luapula had four accidents in which three people died, North Western also had four accidents with three deaths, Eastern had three accidents with three deaths Central province had eight accidents with one death while Western and Northern Provinces had 3 and 2 accidents respectively and did not record any death. Last year the statistics for accidents were from 24th December, 2015, 0600 hours to 26th December, 2015, 1800 hours and the country recorded 99 Road Traffic Accidents countrywide with 13 fatalities. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER The post 20 Die in Christmas Road Accidents appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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RBZ Licences Success Microfinance Bank

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has issued Success Microfinance Bank, formerly Collarhedge Finance, with a deposit taking licence, as it presses on with efforts to expand financial services to cover the poor and business start ups.”It is here…

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has issued Success Microfinance Bank, formerly Collarhedge Finance, with a deposit taking licence, as it presses on with efforts to expand financial services to cover the poor and business start ups."It is hereby notified that Success Microfinance Bank Ltd has been licenced and authorised to conduct deposit-taking micro-finance business . . . with effect from December 2, 2016," the RBZ said in a statement.

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