We Arrested 52 Shi’ite Members in Abuja With Petrol Bombs – Police

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command, Wenesday, arrested 52 members of the El-Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria,IMN, following yesterday’s protest embarked upon by the group seeking the release of their leader,Shei…

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command, Wenesday, arrested 52 members of the El-Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria,IMN, following yesterday's protest embarked upon by the group seeking the release of their leader,Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

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Jonathan Moyo’s On BBC Hardtalk

[New Zimbabwe] Former higher education minister and now prominent government critic professor Jonathan Moyo has appeared on the BBC’s HARDtalk with the pre-recorded interview set to be broadcast Thursday morning.

[New Zimbabwe] Former higher education minister and now prominent government critic professor Jonathan Moyo has appeared on the BBC's HARDtalk with the pre-recorded interview set to be broadcast Thursday morning.

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Kalaba’s Supporter On The Copperbelt Asked To Resign

Patriotic Front Members in Luanshya have taken on Kitwe District vice Information Publicity Secretary Gift Kalumba for siding with Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba asking him to resign from the party. Responding to Kalumba’s audio, the PF members are … Continued

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Patriotic Front Members in Luanshya have taken on Kitwe District vice Information Publicity Secretary Gift Kalumba for siding with Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba asking him to resign from the party. Responding to Kalumba’s audio, the PF members are disappointed and accused Kalumba of working with Kalaba while he continues to pretend being a member of the Patriotic Front. They alleged that Kalumba has been organising meetings for Harry Kalaba, the former foreign affairs minister who recently quit citing corruption, both on the Copperbelt and Lusaka. “This Gift Kalumba is a disgruntled element; he has never recovered from the shock of not being adopted. Overrating himself killed his chances, if you are frustrated do not bring your problems to us; we are in no compromise gear to see our party fulfil the promises made to the people of Zambia,†one of the PF members remarked. He added “we are aware of your agenda and trust me it’s going nowhere because it’s born out of hatred.” Another question the people Kalumba was speaking on behalf of, because what he was doing was wrong and had no blessings from the Patriotic Front leadership at any level. “You are just a frustrated youth, we know you are a spokesperson for the few PF youths on the Copperbelt who have been eating Kalaba’s money and that they will deliver Copperbelt to him. Very shameful, when Davies Mwila resigned from the PF he remained quiet, so those of you, who eat Kalaba’s money and claiming to be intelligent the party is bigger than an individual, don’t even mislead people. They challenged Kalumba to clear state his allegiance and stop offering unsolicited for advice. “we are aware that you are even suspended from that position in the party that is why you are ever in Lusaka, meeting with Kalaba…if you feel Kalaba is good enough resign from PF than pretending to be with us yet you are not. Kalumba yesterday took on the Patriotic Front for calling on Harry Kalaba to resign having left his ministerial position. The post Kalaba’s Supporter On The Copperbelt Asked To Resign appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Talks For Modern Chisokone Market Underway

Kitwe District commissioner Binwell Mpundu has announced that government will take advantage of the closure of Chisokone Market to open up discussions for the construction of a modern market in the district. And Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe has said that … Continued

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Kitwe District commissioner Binwell Mpundu has announced that government will take advantage of the closure of Chisokone Market to open up discussions for the construction of a modern market in the district. And Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe has said that the construction of an ultra modern market and bus station at Chisokone Market in Kitwe will require about $145 million. Mpundu said the closure of Chisokone Market has exposed high poor sanitation levels that leave trading place inhabitable for trading “The outbreak of cholera in somewhat inverted commas is a blessing in disguise because then it gives us a wake up call to change the approach in addressing the issues. At Chisokone market, we will have to make very tough decisions, you will agree that when we decided to remove vendors from the Central Business District there was an uproar from marketeers on the decision we made, but today we are vindicated. Mpundu said now is the time to act and fight the outbreak of cholera and avoid bringing politics in the matter. He further disclosed that of the three victims of cholera in Kitwe, one has been discharged while the two others could be released any day as they have shown positive indications of recovery. Mpundu further said Chisokone market will remain closed until the exercise of cleaning is completed. Meanwhile, Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe said the modernisation of Chisokone Market will require about $ 145 million. “$145 million dollars is needed to build both a two storey ultra modern market and bus station at Chisokone market in Kitwe. The architectural designs and estimated bill of quantities are ready as per Kitwe City Council project proposal,†said Kang’ombe. The post Talks For Modern Chisokone Market Underway appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tutwa Ngulube Upsets MMD; He Is Frustrated For Not Getting Cabinet Post

MMD National treasurer Chris Banda has expressed shock and disappointment at utterances by PF Kabwe central member of Parliament Hon Tutwa Ngulube who accused the former ruling party of working against government. Hon Ngulube on Monday during Prime TV’s Oxygen … Continued

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MMD National treasurer Chris Banda has expressed shock and disappointment at utterances by PF Kabwe central member of Parliament Hon Tutwa Ngulube who accused the former ruling party of working against government. Hon Ngulube on Monday during Prime TV’s Oxygen of Democracy accused the MMD of being the ruling party’s greatest enemy. Ngulube also said the MMD National Secretary was in Kabwe a few weeks ago mobilising the party and promised to field a candidate against the PF in 2021 General elections. But Banda called the allegation funny and called on Ngulube to direct his frustrations away from the MMD. “I would love to advise my brother Hon Ngulube to direct his frustrations else where, MMD has been a very loyal partner in this alliance, we have no time to start exchanging sentiments with an individual who obviously has his own personal issues with his party,” he said. Banda said Ngulube’s issues were obvious and had nothing to do with the MMD but his failure to get into Cabinet. He said his efforts to bring the MMD into his frustrations is aimed at creating discontent within his party adding that the Kabwe law maker was not privy to any working relationship arrangement between the two parties. “We won’t engage in any exchange of words with Hon Ngulube because as far as we are concerned he was not there when negotiations for this alliance were taking place, so if he isn’t satisfied with the happenings in the alliance he should address his issues with his party leadership and not run to the media daily,” said Banda. Banda further wondered whether Hon Ngulube had any loyalty to his party and its President as the stance he has taken seems to be disruptive. He said the mature way of sorting out challenges in the family should be away from the public as opposed to washing dirty linen in public. “We as MMD have faith in the leadership of President Lungu and that is why we collectively decided to work with him and his Patriotic Front government, not for our personal gain but for the betterment of all Zambians. “We urge Hon Ngulube to exhibit maturity in his politics and not use emotions, we know that he currently has one leg in the PF and another else where but trying to use us as a scape goat will not help,” Banda said.   The post Tutwa Ngulube Upsets MMD; He Is Frustrated For Not Getting Cabinet Post appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zanaco Donates K1.5 Million Towards Cholera Fight

ZANACO has today donated K1.5 million to help the Ministry of Health intensify the fight against cholera. ZANACO Head of Retail Banking Simon Chuma made the donation on behalf of Managing Director Henk Mulder to the Minister of Health Dr … Continued

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ZANACO has today donated K1.5 million to help the Ministry of Health intensify the fight against cholera. ZANACO Head of Retail Banking Simon Chuma made the donation on behalf of Managing Director Henk Mulder to the Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya at the occasion of flagging off of the vaccination exercise against cholera in Kanyama Compound. The donation will go towards the purchase of 130 x 10,000 litre water tanks, which will be used to provide clean water in the communities that are worst hit by cholera. One of ZANACO’s CSR focus areas is that of the provision of clean water and sanitation, and the bank believes that in order to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the fight against cholera, access to clean water should be at the core of all interventions. The post Zanaco Donates K1.5 Million Towards Cholera Fight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Change Bad Perception Of The Judiciary, Pres. Lungu Tells New Judges

President Edgar Lungu has urged newly sworn in judges to change the perception of the judiciary saying this is possible if officers of a critical arm of governance were selective in their company. President Lungu swore in Justice Mwiinde Siavwapa, … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has urged newly sworn in judges to change the perception of the judiciary saying this is possible if officers of a critical arm of governance were selective in their company. President Lungu swore in Justice Mwiinde Siavwapa, Justice Betty Mwaka Majula, and Justice Petronella Chama Mwitwa-Ngulube as Judges of the Court of Appeals today. The Head of State also swore in Justice Conceptor Chinyanwa Zulu as a High Court Judge. “I understand that people have raised concerns with the manner in which the Judiciary has conducted itself. I urge judges to change the bad perception that has been painted over the years. “This can be done if the judges stop socializing with people perceived to be of bad conduct in society and be selective in your contacts,” he said it a brief statement on his social media page. President Lungu reminded the judges of their duty to guard the integrity and independence of the judiciary through their conduct when delivering justice. The post Change Bad Perception Of The Judiciary, Pres. Lungu Tells New Judges appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Arrest Of Cops In K2 Million Counterfeit Syndicate Shocks Zambians

Zambians are expressing shock at the arrest of police officer involved in counterfeit money. The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged three Police officers for being in possession of over K2 million counterfeit notes. Drug Enforcement … Continued

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Zambians are expressing shock at the arrest of police officer involved in counterfeit money. The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged three Police officers for being in possession of over K2 million counterfeit notes. Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo has identified the three officers as Chief Inspector Maybin Kasezya, 43, of Chelston Police Station, Inspector Maureen Nawa, 45, also of Chelston Police Station and Sergeant Joyford Mambe, 29, of Nakonde Police Station who is believed to have couriered the contraband. She said the suspects have been charged with being in possession of counterfeit notes amounting to over K2.4 million in K100 bills after being intercepted in Lusaka’s Chelston Township when they were about to transact. “The Commission wishes to strongly reiterate its caution to members of the public to familiarise themselves with the features of the Zambian Kwacha and look out for unscrupulous individuals behind a spate of counterfeit notes as the Commission will not relent in its mandate to ensure that individuals behind such illicit activities are brought to book,†Katongo said The suspects are currently in Police custody and will appear in court soon. Zambia’s on social media are expressing fear and shock that if police officers engage in such vice there will be no one to protect them. The post Arrest Of Cops In K2 Million Counterfeit Syndicate Shocks Zambians appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Donates To Cholera Fight As Hichilema Says “Let’s Join Hands To Fight The Epidemic”

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has urged Zambians to join hands in the fight against cholera. This follows the opposition party’s donation to the efforts to combat the waterborne disease that has claimed over 60 lives since the first case was … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has urged Zambians to join hands in the fight against cholera. This follows the opposition party’s donation to the efforts to combat the waterborne disease that has claimed over 60 lives since the first case was reported in October 2017. Hichilema assigned UPND deputy secretary general Patrick Mucheleka to donate equipment and foodstuff that should help the government’s effort in the fight against the disease. Health minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya and his local goverment counterpart were on hand to receive the donation. His deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM said the donation was demonstration UPND was taking a step of action in collectively managing the affairs of the country. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S STATEMENT Greetings friends, We sincerely hope that you have continued to be brave in the face of this adversity our country is experiencing. As guided by our country’s health personnel, today, through our party Deputy Secretary General, Patrick Mucheleka, we delivered an assortment of items to the Zambian government through the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government towards the fight against cholera. In doing this, we are honouring the pledge for material support following our recent visit to some selected cholera centres in Lusaka. We hope this goes a long way in helping towards the national concerted efforts in combating this epidemic. Once more, we say thank you to our country’s health personnel, men and women in uniform for their selflessness and commitment throughout this national tragedy. Let us all join hands in combating this epidemic regardless of our political affiliations by abiding by the professional advice. Blessed evening, God bless our country. HH. The post UPND Donates To Cholera Fight As Hichilema Says “Let’s Join Hands To Fight The Epidemic” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Medical Doctor Jailed 3 Years For Defamation of President Lungu; Creating Fake Facebook Account

The Mongu Magistrates Court has convicted and sentenced a medical doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Western Province identified as Dr Kwalela Kafunya to three years imprisonment for defaming President Edgar Lungu. Dr Kafunya was charged with three counts of … Continued

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The Mongu Magistrates Court has convicted and sentenced a medical doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Western Province identified as Dr Kwalela Kafunya to three years imprisonment for defaming President Edgar Lungu. Dr Kafunya was charged with three counts of Defamation of the President contrary to section 59 Chapter 87, Written Threats to Murder contrary to section 218 chapter 87 and Giving False Information to a Public Officer contrary to section 125 cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia. Facts of the matter are that Dr Kafunya created a fake Facebook account for purposes of bringing the name of the Republican President into ridicule by posting disturbing remarks, insults and digitally altering images of the Republican President with intent to bring his name into disrepute using a facebook account created in the names of another person who is also a medical doctor at the same Hospital. Dr. Kafunya further sent written threats to murder the doctor in whose name the facebook account was created through text messages while in another count the accused gave false Information to a Public Officer of Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Police Station. For the offences of Defamation of the President and Giving False Information to a Public Officer, Dr Kafunya was sentenced to two years imprisonment for each count while for written threat to murder; he was sentenced to three years. The sentences will run concurrently translating into three years behind bars. “We welcome this judgment and we believe that this conviction will send a strong warning to all those that are in a habit of abusing social media because officers are working round the clock to bring perpetrators to book,” Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said. The post Medical Doctor Jailed 3 Years For Defamation of President Lungu; Creating Fake Facebook Account appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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