France Seeks to Jail Obiang Junior

[RFI] French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were seeking a three-year jail term and a 30 million euro fine for Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodorin Obiang, on trial in absentia for embezzlement.

[RFI] French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were seeking a three-year jail term and a 30 million euro fine for Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodorin Obiang, on trial in absentia for embezzlement.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

President Lungu Declares State Of Emergency

President Edgar Lungu has declared a State of Emergency by invoking Article 31 of the Zambian constitution. “There is no doubt perpetrators of this act is to make the country ungovernable. As president, I will not tolerate this lawslessness,” he … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has declared a State of Emergency by invoking Article 31 of the Zambian constitution. “There is no doubt perpetrators of this act is to make the country ungovernable. As president, I will not tolerate this lawslessness,” he said in a national address on both radio and television. President Lungu says it was not an easy decision to make but was left with no choice as the primary responsibility is to protect life and property. The post President Lungu Declares State Of Emergency appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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We Will Unite Zambia, Pledges Hichilema

….Let’s guard Zambia Jealously; it’s our only country. ….Pray for our good health. Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has pledged to unite the country when given an opportunity to rule as president. Zambia is deeply divided following the incarceration of … Continued

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….Let’s guard Zambia Jealously; it’s our only country. ….Pray for our good health. Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has pledged to unite the country when given an opportunity to rule as president. Zambia is deeply divided following the incarceration of Hichilema who is charged with treason, a non-bailable offense. Hichilema, who is five days away from hitting 90 days behind bars, was at court today where Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda and Daily Nation editor Richard Sakala escaped contempt charges through a nolle prosequi. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S WRITE UP Fellow countrymen and women, This is to let you know that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has discontinued through a nolle prosequi the matter of contempt of court that involved us and State House Press Aide, Amos Chanda and Daily Nation Newspaper owner, Richard Sakala. The two have since been discharged. We remain in jail at Chimbokaila prison awaiting other matters. While the struggle is real in our country, we want to assure you of our full support where democracy and good governance is concerned. Zambia is our only country, therefore we must guard it jealously while practicing democracy which is based on the rule of law. God, Almighty knows why today, we are here, but believe us, it is for a purpose and soon and very soon, our Almighty creator, God, will reveal why we as individuals, and as a country we are undergoing such tribulations. Yes, our country maybe facing many challenges, but count on us, we will unite and develop it, we will not spend time persecuting those opposed to us because that is democracy. People with dissenting voices must be accommodated. Your prayers are keeping us strong amidst life threatening circumstances, keep praying for us, for good health is what we long for in order for us to come and deliver our promises based on our vision of a better Zambia for all. God Bless you all, God Bless our country. The post We Will Unite Zambia, Pledges Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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State Enters Nolle in Amos Chanda Contempt Case

The state has entered a nolle prosequi in a case in which state house press aide Amos Chanda and Daily Nation proprietor Richard Sakala were cited for contempt of court. Hichilema and five others had cited Chanda for contempt of … Continued

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The state has entered a nolle prosequi in a case in which state house press aide Amos Chanda and Daily Nation proprietor Richard Sakala were cited for contempt of court. Hichilema and five others had cited Chanda for contempt of court for remarks made in connection with the treason charge. Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyuni has signed a nolle prosequi discontinuing the case. Chanda and Sakala were due to appear before Magistrate Felix Kaoma for taking of plea but have been let off the hook. The contempt charges are based on complaints by Hichilema and five others over a story that appeared in the Daily Nation headlined ‘HH acted foolishly’ that the newspaper published on June 1 quoting President Lungu’s press aide who appeared on an Al Jazeera ‘The Stream’ Programme on May 30. Chanda is quoted as having said “…there was no witch-hunt in the arrest of Mr Hichilema as the predicament he faced was purely out of his recklessness and foolish behaviour of endangering the life of the President even after power sirens signalled the coming of the presidential motorcade.†The post State Enters Nolle in Amos Chanda Contempt Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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President Lungu To Address Nation At 20: Hours Tonight

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu will address the nation at 20:00 hours on Radio and ZNBC Television. President Lungu’s address comes hours after the country’s biggest market was brought to ashes in a fire widely suspected to be politically motivated. The … Continued

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu will address the nation at 20:00 hours on Radio and ZNBC Television. President Lungu’s address comes hours after the country’s biggest market was brought to ashes in a fire widely suspected to be politically motivated. The Head of State has hinted on suspending human rights in what many believe could be a declaration of a State of Emergency. The post President Lungu To Address Nation At 20: Hours Tonight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Wada Wada Sends Critics Into Hiding After Chipolopolo Bash Tanzania 4-2 At COSAFA

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda continued with the building process that produced a third straight win for Chipolopolo’s newcomers to reach final the COSAFA final for the first time in four years. Nyirenda’s Chipolopolo start has been rough with the senior … Continued

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Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda continued with the building process that produced a third straight win for Chipolopolo’s newcomers to reach final the COSAFA final for the first time in four years. Nyirenda’s Chipolopolo start has been rough with the senior national team struggling to win matches. He went to the COSAFA with a modest target to reach the semi-final, but triggered venomous reaction from his doubters. Nyirenda has, however, guided the Zambians to the final with eyes now set on a fifth COSAFA title at this year’s tournament. Zambia defeated Tanzania 4-2 today with goals fro Nkwazi star Justin Shonga who netted a brace. Green Buffaloes forward Brian Mwila and Jack Chirwa were also on target tonight. Shonga was voted man of the match. He received the same accolade when Zambia dispatched Botswana in the semi-finals on Saturday. The post Wada Wada Sends Critics Into Hiding After Chipolopolo Bash Tanzania 4-2 At COSAFA appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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DA Strongly Condemns Break-in At Hawks Head Office

[DA] The DA condemns in the strongest terms the break-in at the Hawks Head Office this morning, where several computers were reportedly stolen from the Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain departments.

[DA] The DA condemns in the strongest terms the break-in at the Hawks Head Office this morning, where several computers were reportedly stolen from the Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain departments.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Two Deputy Presidents the Remedy for Factionalism – President Zuma

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has agreed with a KwaZulu-Natal proposal that the loser of the elective conference in December should take the deputy president role.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has agreed with a KwaZulu-Natal proposal that the loser of the elective conference in December should take the deputy president role.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa