Gen Muntu Watches His Authority Slip Away As Turinawe Remains EALA Candidate

[Monitor] Kampala -Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president retired Major General Mugisha Muntu today faces a test of his leadership skills and ability to hold the largest and most influential opposition party’s flock together as secretary for mobil…

[Monitor] Kampala -Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president retired Major General Mugisha Muntu today faces a test of his leadership skills and ability to hold the largest and most influential opposition party's flock together as secretary for mobilization Ms Ingrid Turinawe features on the ballot for the East African Legislative Assembly election by parliament.

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Trade Union Seeks Evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria yesterday implored the federal government to recall Nigeria’s high commissioner to South Africa in view of the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other non-nationals of that country.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria yesterday implored the federal government to recall Nigeria's high commissioner to South Africa in view of the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other non-nationals of that country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

LAZ Hire Musa Mwenye To Defend Nchima Nchito

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) laid their cartel loyalty before all to see when they appointed Lusaka lawyer Musa Mwenye to represent lawyer Nchima Nchito in his personification case. Nchito is in court on a charge of personating a … Continued

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The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) laid their cartel loyalty before all to see when they appointed Lusaka lawyer Musa Mwenye to represent lawyer Nchima Nchito in his personification case. Nchito is in court on a charge of personating a Post Newspapers in liquidation lawyer and has denied the charge. A warrant of arrest had been invoked by the Lusaka Magistrate Court with Nchito successfully appealing for its quashing on account of it being unnecessary. Lawyer Mwenye took the stand in defence of Nchito on instruction from LAZ. Nchito is the lawyer for Fred M’membe’s Post Newspapers in liquidation but liquidator Lewis Mosho has been insisting that the lawyer’s services were terminated once the liquidator took over. Magistrate Greenwell Malumani adjourned the matter to April 3, 2017 for hearing. LAZ president Linda Kasonde was in attendance alongside former Director of Public Prosecution Mutembo Nchito. Nchito has been caught up in crossfire given the Post Newspapers in liquidation’s long standing battles with tax authorities that the defunct publication allege is politically motivated. The defence team led by lawyer Rabson Malipenga opposed LAZ’s appointing of a lawyer to defend Nchito saying it was outside their mandate but Magistrate Malumani passed it saying the law was not categorical. The post LAZ Hire Musa Mwenye To Defend Nchima Nchito appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema Goes For ‘Bevra’

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema climbed down his high corporate horse to project a man of the people image as he interacted with the locals at Chelstone Market in Lusaka. Hichilema spiced his visit by getting down to eating a meal … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema climbed down his high corporate horse to project a man of the people image as he interacted with the locals at Chelstone Market in Lusaka. Hichilema spiced his visit by getting down to eating a meal of nshima at the market as he interacted with the people of Munali Constituency. The UPND leader has often been accused of being too corporate with a disconnect with the ordinary people on the ground. A by-election is looming in Munali Constituency after the High Court nullified incumbent Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo’s seat on November 22, 2016. Professor Luo has appealed to the nullification in the Constitutional Court but the 90 day cap set by the amended constitution is nearing opening up Munali to political activity. The post Hichilema Goes For ‘Bevra’ appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu On 5-Day Israel Visit

President Edgar Lungu is in Israel on a five day State Visit on the invitation of that country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Head of State has carried along five ministers in anticipation of signing of high profile investment deals. … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is in Israel on a five day State Visit on the invitation of that country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Head of State has carried along five ministers in anticipation of signing of high profile investment deals. President has had a busy diplomatic shift after having hosted the King of Morocco who was in the country on a State Visit. Here below is a lowdown: President EDGAR LUNGU has arrived in Israel for a five-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. The Presidential Challenger jet carrying the Head of State touched down at BEN GURUON International Airport in the city of TEL AVIV at 15:43 hours Zambian and Israeli time. And President LUNGU who wants to strengthen economic Diplomacy with Israel established the first ever Embassy in that Country two years ago headed by Ambassador MARTIN MWANAMBALE. The Head of State is expected to meet with the Israeli President REUVEN RIVLIN and Prime Minister BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. President LUNGU is also expected to officiate at a business forum organised by the Israeli and Zambian Chambers of Commerce and Industry- ZACCI which would focus on investment opportunities within the two countries. The delegation to Israel includes cabinet ministers from Foreign Affairs HARRY KALABA, Agriculture DORA SILIYA, Health CHITALU CHILUFYA, Commerce and Industry MARGARET MWANAKATWE, Energy DAVID MABUMBA, Tourism and Arts CHARLES BANDA, Transport BRIAN MUSHIMBA, among others. Others are Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations AMOS CHANDA, Special Assistant to the President for Politics KAIZAR ZULU, Special Assistant to the President for Economics HIBEENE MWIINGA, and Senior Private Secretary DANIEL SIWO. The Head of State is further accompanied by a business delegation in order to accord an opportunity to the private sector representatives of both countries to interact and forge business partnerships. The visit is further expected to provide Mr Lungu and his delegation an important opportunity to market the numerous business opportunities that Zambia has to offer with the view to attract Israeli investment into Zambia. President LUNGU will also interact with Zambians living in Israel. The post Pres. Lungu On 5-Day Israel Visit appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Army Chief Sacked As New President Cleans House

[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President Adama Barrow has sacked the country’s army chief. The country’s new president has been trying to assert control and clear out vestiges of former ruler Jammeh’s feared regime.

[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President Adama Barrow has sacked the country's army chief. The country's new president has been trying to assert control and clear out vestiges of former ruler Jammeh's feared regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Girls Rugby Teams Shatter Stereotypes

[VOA] It’s a rare sight. Girls in Nigeria playing rugby. And in northern Nigeria’s Kano state, the girls in the Basic College secondary school are defying cultural norms.

[VOA] It's a rare sight. Girls in Nigeria playing rugby. And in northern Nigeria's Kano state, the girls in the Basic College secondary school are defying cultural norms.

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Mushohwe Lashes At ‘Spineless Quitter’ Nkosana Moyo

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER industry minister Nkosana Moyo is a “spineless quitter” who failed to “contribute anything meaningful to the development of Zimbabwe” when he was in government, says Chris Mushowe.

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER industry minister Nkosana Moyo is a "spineless quitter" who failed to "contribute anything meaningful to the development of Zimbabwe" when he was in government, says Chris Mushowe.

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Fired Gweru Mayor Owes $400k in Unpaid Rates, Water Bills

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi allegedly owes the city council more than $400, 000 in unpaid rates and water bills, a report from an independent tribunal that investigated charges levelled against councilllors has revealed.

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi allegedly owes the city council more than $400, 000 in unpaid rates and water bills, a report from an independent tribunal that investigated charges levelled against councilllors has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe