World Champ Wayde Leads Strong Contingent in Lausanne

[News24Wire] World record holder Wayde van Niekerk will lead a strong contingent of six South Africans at the eighth leg of the Diamond League Series in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday night.

[News24Wire] World record holder Wayde van Niekerk will lead a strong contingent of six South Africans at the eighth leg of the Diamond League Series in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday night.

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Lawyer Makembi Zulu Says It’s Not A ‘State Of Emergency’

Lusaka Lawyer and Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu has advised as follows following the proclamation: “It’s not a state of emergency. It’s simply steps being taken to avoid a state of emergency. “An acknowledgement that if the current status is … Continued

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Lusaka Lawyer and Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu has advised as follows following the proclamation: “It’s not a state of emergency. It’s simply steps being taken to avoid a state of emergency. “An acknowledgement that if the current status is allowed to continue, it may result into a state of emergency and government will take steps to nip it in the bud to avoid a state of emergency. Article 30 provides for state of emergency. Which empowers the president to invoke cap 108 which is the emergency powers act. “Under article 31, he invokes the provisions of cap 112 which is the preservation of public security act. However, both articles require approval by parliament.” EDITOR’S NOTE These legal provisions will lead to one thing; limitations of citizens right giving law enforcers excessive power to curb dissent and suspend basic rights. Whichever way we look at it, a State of Emergency or put mildly a semi State of Emergency is in enforce thereby creating a very thin line between what will determine operating within the law. Do we expect a parliament with overwhelming PF numbers to go against President Edgar Lungu? The post Lawyer Makembi Zulu Says It’s Not A ‘State Of Emergency’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ICC to Rule On Sudan Leader Bashir’s Visit to South Africa

[News24Wire] The International Criminal Court (ICC) will hand down its ruling on Thursday on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an African Union summit in SA in June 2015.

[News24Wire] The International Criminal Court (ICC) will hand down its ruling on Thursday on South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an African Union summit in SA in June 2015.

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ANC Policy Conference – Deeper Polarisation and a Stalemate for South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s previous four policy conferences have given a very good indication of what the policy resolutions will be at the national conferences that follow. As a result it was possibl…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's governing African National Congress's previous four policy conferences have given a very good indication of what the policy resolutions will be at the national conferences that follow. As a result it was possible to anticipate whether changes in policies or continuity would characterise the next five years, several months before the final conference.

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Stowaway Exposes Poor Security At Lagos Airport

[This Day] It has been confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Nnewi in Anambra State stowed away in a spare compartment of Boeing B747 aircraft operated by Medview Airline and travelled to London from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), L…

[This Day] It has been confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Nnewi in Anambra State stowed away in a spare compartment of Boeing B747 aircraft operated by Medview Airline and travelled to London from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and returned unharmed.

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Senator Dispels Plot to Make Saraki Acting President

[This Day] Abuja -Senator Olusola Adeyeye (Osun Central) has dispelled what he called rumours that the Senate is plotting to impeach the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and make Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Acting president.

[This Day] Abuja -Senator Olusola Adeyeye (Osun Central) has dispelled what he called rumours that the Senate is plotting to impeach the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and make Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Acting president.

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Group Alleges Plan to Declare State of Emergency in Taraba

[This Day] Jalingo -A pro-democracy group, Good Governance Group (GGG), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government of planning to declare a state of emergency in Taraba State following the crisis that occurred in the …

[This Day] Jalingo -A pro-democracy group, Good Governance Group (GGG), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government of planning to declare a state of emergency in Taraba State following the crisis that occurred in the Mambilla plateau.

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Lawmakers Revive Southern Nigeria Senators’ Caucus

[This Day] Abuja -Serving senators from the southern part of the country have revived the Southern Nigeria Senators’ Caucus, which was first formed during the fifth assembly under the leadership of then Senate President Ken Nnamani.

[This Day] Abuja -Serving senators from the southern part of the country have revived the Southern Nigeria Senators' Caucus, which was first formed during the fifth assembly under the leadership of then Senate President Ken Nnamani.

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Fayose Blasts EFCC for Subjecting Yari to Media Trial

[This Day] Ado Ekiti -Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of bias and vindictiveness for allegedly accusing Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alh…

[This Day] Ado Ekiti -Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of bias and vindictiveness for allegedly accusing Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, of looting N500million and $500,000 from the Paris Club refunds allocated to his state.

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AfDB Seeks $135bn Additional Lending for Africa’s MSMEs

[Vanguard] THE African Development Bank (AfDB) said that financial markets in Africa need to increase their lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the continent by at least $135 billion in order to meet their demand.

[Vanguard] THE African Development Bank (AfDB) said that financial markets in Africa need to increase their lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the continent by at least $135 billion in order to meet their demand.

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