Army Chief Ready to Accept His Fate

[RFI] Gambia’s General Ousman Badjie is ready to work with recently sworn in President Adama Barrow, he told RFI shortly after Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flew out of Banjul on Saturday, but he is also equally ready to be replaced.

[RFI] Gambia's General Ousman Badjie is ready to work with recently sworn in President Adama Barrow, he told RFI shortly after Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flew out of Banjul on Saturday, but he is also equally ready to be replaced.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

North Darfur Capital ‘Crammed With Cars From Libya’

[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The squares in front of the North Darfur General Command and the Customs Office in the state capital El Fasher are reportedly crammed with about 4,000 vehicles from Libya.

[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The squares in front of the North Darfur General Command and the Customs Office in the state capital El Fasher are reportedly crammed with about 4,000 vehicles from Libya.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Today’s Photo: Pres. Lungu Leads Army Worm Onslaught

President Edgar Lungu is leading the war on army worms from the frontline. The Commander In Chief recently ordered armed forces to fight the pest that was devouring Zambian crops potentially threatening food security. Here, he stopped over at a … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is leading the war on army worms from the frontline. The Commander In Chief recently ordered armed forces to fight the pest that was devouring Zambian crops potentially threatening food security. Here, he stopped over at a field that is recovering from the defeat of army worms in Eastern Province where he is on a working visit. The post Today’s Photo: Pres. Lungu Leads Army Worm Onslaught appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Gabon Face Moment of Truth Against Cameroon

[RFI] Gabon go into their final Group A game against Cameroon on Sunday needing all three points to guarantee progress to the last eight. The hosts have so far only managed two 1-1 draws against Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso. The faithful at the Stade de l’Amitié have made their displeasure apparent by jeering at the end of the stalemates.

[RFI] Gabon go into their final Group A game against Cameroon on Sunday needing all three points to guarantee progress to the last eight. The hosts have so far only managed two 1-1 draws against Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso. The faithful at the Stade de l'Amitié have made their displeasure apparent by jeering at the end of the stalemates.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Gambia – A Lesson for African Dictators

[Al Jazeera] Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia’s crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision “to r…

[Al Jazeera] Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia's crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision "to relinquish the mantle of leadership".

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Dora Siliya Asks Counterpart To Investigate Kasama Girls Hoax

Dora Silya, the minister of Agriculture, has asked her counterpart in Northern Province to establish the details behind what appears to be a hoax highlighting alleged abuse of school going girls at Kasama Secondary School. A clearly fictitious letter has … Continued

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Dora Silya, the minister of Agriculture, has asked her counterpart in Northern Province to establish the details behind what appears to be a hoax highlighting alleged abuse of school going girls at Kasama Secondary School. A clearly fictitious letter has gone viral in the Zambian circles chronicling alleged abuse written by an alleged victim. Siliya, who is on a mission to Europe, writes Hello friends The story above [below] has been making rounds all weekend..I find it very disturbing. As initiator of Show you Care, I have asked my colleague Hon Brian Mundubile, Minister in Northern Province to investigate immediately. I will also follow up upon my return from Europe and share my findings. I thank you all decent people who have been sending me requests to attend to this matter..I will continue to count on your support to root out child sexual abuse. Have a blessed Sunday THE KASAMA GIRLS STORY THE TEARS OF KASAMA GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS. Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to all Zambian on behalf of all sexually abused pupils at Kasama Girls. I am in Grade 12 and have been at the same school for 4 years now. Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters; the problem we have been having here is that of being sexually abused by our watchmen and some few male teachers. I say few male teachers because majority of male teachers here are very respectful to us except for a few. Well, we have a problem at this school. Our night watchmen (plus some few male teachers) like having unprotected sex with a lot of pupils at night to the extent that a lot of us have been aborting. Last year alone, about 22 girls were impregnated by these merciless members of staff (Teachers and Watchmen). I am also one of these victims. On the fateful day last year, I happened to come late from town and found the gate closed. Unfortunately, I was out of bounds illegally and I was supposed to face the wrath of school rules. I found the watchman at the school gate who threatened to report me to the administration for further judgment. At Kasama Girls, when you are taken to the administration for out of bounds offence, you are either expelled or asked to call your parents, and a lot of girls who rather sacrifice their bodies than reaching these extreme levels. Fearing to be punished and sent away on CP, I humbled myself before the watchman and pleaded for his mercy. The watchman agreed to forgive me on condition that I give him sex. I tried to explain to him that I was about to start attending and that my parents back home taught me not to have sex with any man outside marriage but my plea fell on deaf ears of the sexually excited man whose primary desire was to destroy my virgin just as he (together with his watchmen and teachers) has been doing to other girls for years. He cheated me that he had a special medicine (umuti) that prevents him from impregnating school girls. After more than 40 minutes of refusing, I gave in after he threatened to terminate our discussion and report me to the T.O.D (uncompromising female teacher). He is old (40) as my uncle who keeps me but his sexual activity was like that of a 25 year old man on sexual drugs. He warned me not to shout as that would attract other people’s attention. I am 17. After that brutal sexual encounter, he allowed me to go to my dormitory and never reported me to the administration the following morning. I was affected emotionally and my close school mates detected my change in behavior, I became mood and lonely, but never disclosed to anyone abort my sexual encounter with the school watchman. But alas, during the holiday (December 2016), I started feeling week and discovered I was three months pregnant for this watchman. I was forced to abort without the knowledge of my uncle and untie and I am now back at school for Grade 12 Term One. But on Tuesday this week when I told my friends what had happened to me, I was shocked to be told that a lot of them had similar experiences. Starting from Grade 8 – 12, most girls are sexually abused by teachers and watchmen especially if you are caught OB. Even people cooking for us have also joined. Some hungry campus girls sell their bodies in exchange for extra food from the school cooks. At KG (Kasama Girls), when you are caught with a phone or Outside Boundaries, you are forced to Call Your Parents. And in order to avoid calling your uncompromising parents or guardians some of whom are situated in far flung places, you are forced to sleep with Watchmen and Teachers who are size of your same parents. And when you come from poor family where your parents don’t give you enough pocket money, the school cook becomes your sexual friend, just for bevula. Now fellow citizens, how can you help us? Some of us wanted to get a transfer s to our sister girls boarding school Chinsali in Muchinga Province, but we were warned by girls there that the situation was the same if not worse. We were told Kasama was much better now because teachers fear Mr Kalumba the P.E.O. Our PEO can be the best in Zambia because he doesn’t tolerate nonsense. But unfortunately, his close jurisdiction is not extended to these sexually abusive auxiliary officers. I wish he (PEO) could visit our school and address us in secrete (outside teachers’ presence) so that we could air our views. So how can you help us fellow Zambians? We are your children. If this has not affected you directly, it must affect u in the other way because nearly all of u have female relations who are still in school, whether boarding of day. A lot of girls here are complaining, but we are fearing to be sent back home to call our parents. Some girls have lost their lives while trying to abort these unwarranted pregnancies coming from the same people that are supposed to take the positions of our parents or guardians. While, it is true that some of the girls enjoy having sex with teachers and watchmen plus cooks, majority of us are just being forced. I am a living example. I will never forget when the watchman forced me to have sex with him and ended up aborting his baby boy pregnancy. Please help us, also help girls at Chinsali Girls. Help before most of girls finish school with pregnancies and HIV/AIDS. It is outside majoritarian girls’ instincts to open legs to people that are our parents academically. SEXUALLY ABUSED KASAMA GIRLS PUPILS (20th JANUARY 2017). The post Dora Siliya Asks Counterpart To Investigate Kasama Girls Hoax appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF MPs On The Copperbelt Endorse Pres. Lungu For 2021

Nearly all Copperbelt Province-based Patriotic Front MP’s have resolved to support President’s Edgar Lungu’s pronouncement that he is eligible to stand for elections in 2021, according to a press statement released by Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo has announced. Erstwhile Roan … Continued

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Nearly all Copperbelt Province-based Patriotic Front MP’s have resolved to support President’s Edgar Lungu’s pronouncement that he is eligible to stand for elections in 2021, according to a press statement released by Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo has announced. Erstwhile Roan PF MP Chishimba Kambwili is expectedly not among the 12. During a news conference held at Protea Hotel in Ndola on Sunday, the 12 MP’s said President Lungu’s pronouncement is within his constitutional rights. The MPs told the media that President Lungu deserves another term in office because he has demonstrated quality leadership. The MPs have since declared Copperbelt Province a no-go zone for people opposed to the pronouncement by President Lungu. Nkana MP Alex Chiteme and his Kabushi and Chifubu counterparts Bowman Lusambo and Frank Ngambi respectively spoke on behalf of the other MPs. The press conference was also attended by Deputy Parliamentary Chiefwip Steven Chungu who is also Luanshya MP and PF Provincial Chairman Steven Kainga and other provincial and constituency officials. The MPs contended that the issue of President Lungu’s eligibility is a straight forward matter which should not even be debated. The Members of Parliament stated that President Lungu has shown selfless leadership and that he has now managed to embrace all tribes in the development process. The MPs say they will rally behind President Lungu from 2016 and beyond and will ensure that they unify the party in the province. They said President Lungu is able to interact with people from all walks of life because he is a humble leader with a heart for the people. The post PF MPs On The Copperbelt Endorse Pres. Lungu For 2021 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Dear President Trump – Home Truths About Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Africa has occupied a more or less constantly insignificant position in both Republican and Democratic administrations in the US since the 1960s.

[The Conversation Africa] Africa has occupied a more or less constantly insignificant position in both Republican and Democratic administrations in the US since the 1960s.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Can Warriors Upset the Carthage Eagles?

[allAfrica] Tunisia need just a point from their final Group B clash with Zimbabwe in Libreville on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals and at the same time knock out North African rivals Algeria.

[allAfrica] Tunisia need just a point from their final Group B clash with Zimbabwe in Libreville on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals and at the same time knock out North African rivals Algeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia