Chitipa United Four Wins Away From Promotion Glory

[Nyasa Times] Northern Region Premier League underdogs Chitipa United FC are four wins away from incredible promotion to the Super League, following six maximum points picked up in their two away matches in Mzuzu over the weekend.

[Nyasa Times] Northern Region Premier League underdogs Chitipa United FC are four wins away from incredible promotion to the Super League, following six maximum points picked up in their two away matches in Mzuzu over the weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

HRDC Not Enemy – Official

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The director at Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Dr Ellah Matshediso has called on tertiary education institutions to desist from shutting their doors on HRDC.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The director at Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Dr Ellah Matshediso has called on tertiary education institutions to desist from shutting their doors on HRDC.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Opinion: When Did VJ Become Champion Of Media Freedom?

Does it not strike anyone as strange that Vernon Johnson Mwaanga should all of a sudden emerge as a champion of media freedom and the finest of the tenets of democracy? VJ, as he is widely known, has become a … Continued

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Does it not strike anyone as strange that Vernon Johnson Mwaanga should all of a sudden emerge as a champion of media freedom and the finest of the tenets of democracy? VJ, as he is widely known, has become a darling of the media often spouting textbook definitions of the finest of democratic practices and the best of political practices. Nothing wrong with the once upon a time high flying diplomat and top notch politician but maybe before the media launders VJ they should do a little audit of part of his anti media and democratic credentials. Lest anyone forgets VJ once served as Information Minister under the late Levy Patrick Mwanawasa and his record cannot be said to have been without blemish. While his record at the Times of Zambia as Managing Director in the Kaunda regime where the paper occasionally stood up to the mighty of the system is commendable, there is no prizes for guessing how much of a pain he became to the private media once he was information minister. The shameless culture of only spouting pro Mwanawasa propaganda continued under his watch. Perhaps the most chilling anti media stunt he pulled was his attempt to close the country’s signature private radio station Radio Phoenix for the manner they fearlessly conducted their Let The People Talk program. VJ was on Radio Phoenix’s case until its then owner Erol Hickey had to buck down on his independent stance. Yet today VJ postures himself as a friend of free media that he often gets unfettered coverage on Radio Phoenix and other related media. Is this not the man that was fired by Levy Mwanawasa twice for crossing the line? In the post 2001 election period, Mwanawasa had appointed VJ in his government but the latter was caught cutting deals under the cover of darkness with the opposition promising the late Anderson Mazoka a nonexistent prime minister position. With that Mwanawasa had to fire him. The man was later again given an opportunity after the 2006 elections but was again fired after having (mis)represented the government position on the then differences with then Katanga governor Moise Katumbi. Without having to crucify the new found Mr Clean at least by acres of media coverage he is getting, we should perhaps freely put him on the spot. Who can forget his flirtation with drugs when he even had a long stint in jail under the infamous mandrax scandal? So while VJ can freely go about expressing his views, the veteran diplomat might as well be put to the sword by the gospel he preaches. Do they not say those that seek equity should come with clean hands? VJ’s hands ought to be without blemish lest we mistake him for the grand emperor. The post Opinion: When Did VJ Become Champion Of Media Freedom? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lunda Norte – PGF Arrests Over 700 Illegal Immigrants From the DRC

[ANGOP] Dundo -At least 750 citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were detained from 14 October to 7 November this year by the Border Guard Police (PGF) in the province of Lunda Norte for attempted border violations.

[ANGOP] Dundo -At least 750 citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were detained from 14 October to 7 November this year by the Border Guard Police (PGF) in the province of Lunda Norte for attempted border violations.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Gov Dickson Mocks APC Members, Says Federal Appointment, Wealth in APC a Mirage

[Leadership] The Bayelsa State Governor,Hon. Seriake Dickon, yesterday mocked the members of the ?All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State following his victory at the Supreme Court, saying the wealth and rosy appointment they seek at the national l…

[Leadership] The Bayelsa State Governor,Hon. Seriake Dickon, yesterday mocked the members of the ?All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State following his victory at the Supreme Court, saying the wealth and rosy appointment they seek at the national level would be a mirage.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

APC Denies Executive, Legislative Rift Over Ambassadorial List Rejection

[Vanguard] Following last Tuesday’s decision of the Senate to reject the non-career ambassadorial list sent to it by the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied reports of a face-off between the lawmakers and President Muhammadu Buhari.

[Vanguard] Following last Tuesday's decision of the Senate to reject the non-career ambassadorial list sent to it by the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied reports of a face-off between the lawmakers and President Muhammadu Buhari.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria Ranks First As Source of U.S. Foreign Students

[Daily Trust] The number of Nigerians studying in the United States’ tertiary institutions during the 2015-16 academic year is upped by 12.4% to 10,674, the country’s 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange has revealed.

[Daily Trust] The number of Nigerians studying in the United States' tertiary institutions during the 2015-16 academic year is upped by 12.4% to 10,674, the country's 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Knocks, Kudos On Establishment of More Universities

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government on November 2 announced the approval of the establishment of eight new private universities in the country saying it is based on the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government on November 2 announced the approval of the establishment of eight new private universities in the country saying it is based on the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria