Pres. Lungu In Ethiopia For AU Summit

PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu this morning left to Attend the 29th African Union summit in Ethopia Addis Ababa. The summit is being held under the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”. The head of state left Kenneth … Continued

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PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu this morning left to Attend the 29th African Union summit in Ethopia Addis Ababa. The summit is being held under the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youthâ€. The head of state left Kenneth Kaunda International airport around 11:00hrs, he was seen off by Vice President Inonge Wina, defence chiefs, ministers and Patriotic Front officials. The head of state touched down at Bole International nternational Airport at 15:20. Before departure President Lungu noted that youths in society need protection because they are the future. “If we protect the youth we are building the future,” said President Lungu. SOURCE: PF MEDIA The post Pres. Lungu In Ethiopia For AU Summit appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Backtracks on ICC Withdrawal

Government has backtracked on its plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Justice Minister Given Lubinda told parliament that Zambians had rejected the withdrawal during the nationwide consultation conducted by government. Lubinda said that over 90% of respondents across … Continued

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Government has backtracked on its plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Justice Minister Given Lubinda told parliament that Zambians had rejected the withdrawal during the nationwide consultation conducted by government. Lubinda said that over 90% of respondents across the country submitted against withdrawal. The Justice Minister said that most respondents were of the view that the ICC provided some measure of recourse for internationally committed injustices. Lubinda said that Zambia would make known its stand to the African Union. In March the Ministry of Justice announced that it would hold countrywide consultative fora on whether Zambia should leave the ICC or not. African leaders have often accused the global court of targeting them unfairly, hence pushing for a mass withdrawal. The African Union backed the push for a collective withdrawal but the decision, taken by African leaders during a closed door session at an AU summit in Ethiopia, was not legally binding. The continent has 34 signatories to the Rome Statute, the treaty which set up the court. The debate on the ICC was hugely divisive on the question of whether this should be individual or collective withdrawal. Burundi, South Africa and The Gambia applied to leave the court – but the case for the latter two seems to have hit a wall. The post Govt Backtracks on ICC Withdrawal appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Command Agriculture Fiasco – ‘Country’s Own Version of State Capture’

[Zimbabwe Standard] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week came out guns blazing as he tried to defend government’s controversial command agriculture programme after The Standard revealed that a scandal could be brewing over the financing model.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week came out guns blazing as he tried to defend government's controversial command agriculture programme after The Standard revealed that a scandal could be brewing over the financing model.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

CAPS United Brace for ‘Biggest Game of the Year’

[Zimbabwe Standard] CAPS United assistant coach Fungai “Tostao” Kwashi has described their clash against Zamalek in a CAF Champions League Group B match at the National Sports Stadium today as their biggest game of the year as the Harare giants look to…

[Zimbabwe Standard] CAPS United assistant coach Fungai "Tostao" Kwashi has described their clash against Zamalek in a CAF Champions League Group B match at the National Sports Stadium today as their biggest game of the year as the Harare giants look to revive their fading hopes of progressing to the quarterfinals.

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Govt Turns Blind Eye to Worsening Graft

[Zimbabwe Standard] The failure by government to act on numerous reports of corruption and incompetence produced by the Auditor-General (AG) is pushing the country deeper into economic turmoil, analysts have said.

[Zimbabwe Standard] The failure by government to act on numerous reports of corruption and incompetence produced by the Auditor-General (AG) is pushing the country deeper into economic turmoil, analysts have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Slippery Road to Implementing Oil Exportation Plan

[Nation] Political interests, infighting within the Energy ministry and business interests may have caused the suspension of the plan to transport crude oil from Lokichar in Turkana to the Port of Mombasa by road.

[Nation] Political interests, infighting within the Energy ministry and business interests may have caused the suspension of the plan to transport crude oil from Lokichar in Turkana to the Port of Mombasa by road.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Local Employees Back Teachers On Primary Education Funding

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has joined the campaign of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to advocate against transfer of primary education funding and management to the local government tier.

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has joined the campaign of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to advocate against transfer of primary education funding and management to the local government tier.

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Minister Sued Over Farm Takeover

[Zimbabwe Standard] A Marondera farmer has dragged Lands and Land Resettlement minister, Douglas Mombeshora to court seeking to bar the government from taking over his remaining piece of land.

[Zimbabwe Standard] A Marondera farmer has dragged Lands and Land Resettlement minister, Douglas Mombeshora to court seeking to bar the government from taking over his remaining piece of land.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe