Should Museveni and Besigye Talk? Yes, and No. Here’s Why

[Monitor] Daily Monitor reports that talks to craft some sort of political compact between President Museveni and Opposition FDC’s former election rival Kizza Besigye are in the works.

[Monitor] Daily Monitor reports that talks to craft some sort of political compact between President Museveni and Opposition FDC's former election rival Kizza Besigye are in the works.

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Govt Endorses Football Chief Pinnick for CAF Position

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Tuesday endorsed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amadu Pinnick, to contest for an elective position in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, election.

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Tuesday endorsed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amadu Pinnick, to contest for an elective position in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, election.

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Why We’re Demanding Nnamdi Kanu’s Immediate Release – Soludo, Utomi, Others

[Premium Times] Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “natio…

[Premium Times] Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for "national cohesion".

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South Africa Deports 97 Nigerians

[Premium Times] While the Nigerian government criticises South Africa’s handling of recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, the South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.

[Premium Times] While the Nigerian government criticises South Africa's handling of recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, the South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.

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Errol Hickey Deserves National Mourning; It Should Not Only Be For Political “Kambwangas”

Political nonentities have been honoured with State Funerals, but iconic figures who have made significant contributions from their private standpoint die without notice. The “Father of Private Radio” in Zambia has died. Errol Hickey stood tall in his career and … Continued

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Political nonentities have been honoured with State Funerals, but iconic figures who have made significant contributions from their private standpoint die without notice. The “Father of Private Radio” in Zambia has died. Errol Hickey stood tall in his career and is largely the reason why we are not subjected to one frequency – Radio Mulungushi (now Radio Four). Why not honour the man with a State Funeral? He pioneered what we enjoy as radio today. He promoted free speech. He cared for the poor. What else does a man need to do for his country to deserve a gun salute send-off. We can’t all become Cabinet ministers or some useless MP who spends find years on Manda Hill drinking free coffee. JOURNALIST LUCKY SICHULA URGES GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER NATIONAL MOURNING FOR ICONIC FIGURES In wishing my condolences to the bereaved firmly of the founding Father of Zambia’s Community Radio stations Errol Hickey, I wish to appeal to the Justice Minister Hon. Given Lubinda that if there is any law which forbids Government from honouring Important People like Errol Hickey with National Mourning better still a State funeral, that law must quickly be taken to Parliament for an amendment. Without mentioning some People who have been honoured with National Mourning and State Funerals from 1964 to date, some of them their contribution to the Nation is not even quarter of Mr Hickey’s contribution. Mr Hickey’s positive Contribution to Zambia is engraved and as visible as the sky for everyone to see. His Curriculum Vitae is worth envying as it indicates that he began as a Photographer but with focus he on Sunday died as one of the major People who have contributed not only to the Zambian Media among other sectors but also to Zambia as a Country. His top climax contribution to Zambia is that of being a founding Father of Private and Community radio stations. Practically every Zambian has benefited from Mr Hickey’s contributions and fortunately even the Zambians who are yet to be born shall also benefit. Mr Hickey deserves to be celebrated by all Zambians, the Comrade is worthy to be missed and above all he deserves a National Mourning More than some of those who have been honoured in the past. With this regard, it is my appeal to the Government through the Acting Republican President Her Excellency Madam Inonge Wina to honour Mr Hickey with a National Mourning. However, Just in case the Zambian Government does not honour Mr Hickey with a National Mourning, I urge the Zambian Radio and Television stations to take it upon themselves to treat this Friday when Mr Hickey is to be put to rest as a National mourning day by playing solemn music like any other National Mourning day. In the same vain I also urge the general public to treat this Friday as a National Mourning day just case the Government does not honour him. May Mr Errol Hickey’s Soul Rest in Peace. The post Errol Hickey Deserves National Mourning; It Should Not Only Be For Political “Kambwangas” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Israel Inspires Zambia, says Pres. Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia draws her inspiration from Israel. The Head of State currently on a 5-day visit has since met Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Lungu describes the invitation to Israel as historic. Pres. Lungu also met … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu says Zambia draws her inspiration from Israel. The Head of State currently on a 5-day visit has since met Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Lungu describes the invitation to Israel as historic. Pres. Lungu also met the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin. “Earlier today, I held a meeting with The Israeli President, H.E Reuven Rivlin at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. “I should admit that our country has drawn inspiration from Israel hence Zambia is looking forward to working with Israel in many spheres for the mutual benefit of both countries. “This visit will result in enhancing our international relations as well as strengthening our economy through mutual trade,” says Pres. Lungu. The Head of State is in the holy land on the the invitation of Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The post Israel Inspires Zambia, says Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ZNBC Failure To Broadcast Under-20 AfCON Goes To Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed sports minister Moses Mawere to issue a ministerial statement on the failure by ZNBC to secure television rights for the on-going Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations. Zambians have been up in … Continued

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Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed sports minister Moses Mawere to issue a ministerial statement on the failure by ZNBC to secure television rights for the on-going Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations. Zambians have been up in arms after the country’s national broadcaster failed to secure television rights for the tournament. The first match attracted a sell-out crowd. While 60, 000 plus people made it to the stadium for the opening match, those who stayed back could only watch the events on pay television channels. The minister is expected to give a statement on Thursday, a day after Zambia plays Mali in the team’s second Group A match. Meanwhile, ZNBC corporate affairs has issued a statement explaining the company’s failure to televise the matches. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT ZNBC is owing CAF $750,000 for the 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations as of December 31st 2016. We were charged $141,424 as interest charges.For the 2017/2018 CAF competition package which includes the Under 20 tournament being held in Zambia .ZNBC has been requested to pay £400,000. Based on the central statistics office census of 2010,the country had 2.6 million households and 1,857,891 television sets.According to records maintained by ZNBC commercial houses have further 12,978 television sets bringing the total number of television sets in the country to 1,870,869.TV levy based on these figures is expected to be at least 5.6 million per month. However.the Corporation is only receiving an average figure of K1.7 million per month translating into a compliance level of 27â„….This therefore implies that 73â„… or K3.9 million (46.8million per annum) is not remitted to the Corporation by households and commercial houses.A number of reasons can be cited for the failure bnnn to collect the 73â„… of TV levy as follows: A)High cost of collection-The use of ZNBC TV levy inspectors foot soldiers has proven to be expensive when compared to the k3 levy per household. B) Limitations of ZESCO scheme.The ZESCO scheme collects 87â„… of the total TV levy income that comes to ZNBC.ZESCO only collects from individuals that are on their database which is not more than 500,000 households. By Corporate Affairs Office ZNBC The post ZNBC Failure To Broadcast Under-20 AfCON Goes To Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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