Benefits of Early Smoking Cessation

[New Times] Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. The earlier one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking before age 50 reduce their risk of dying over the next 15 years by one-half, a…

[New Times] Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. The earlier one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking before age 50 reduce their risk of dying over the next 15 years by one-half, as compared to those who continue to smoke. Smoking cessation is also important to those who do not smoke since being exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke is responsible for a number of serious health conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Hichilema’s Lawyers Must Take Responsibility For Prolonged Detention

For seven weeks now, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has shuttled between Chimbokaila and the Magistrate Court in the hope of seeing light, but all in vain. Legal gymnastics have held Hichilema incarcerated for a period longer than necessary. We agree … Continued

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For seven weeks now, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has shuttled between Chimbokaila and the Magistrate Court in the hope of seeing light, but all in vain. Legal gymnastics have held Hichilema incarcerated for a period longer than necessary. We agree the charges preferred on Hichilema are ridiculous, and an abuse of the court process. However, his lawyers could have done better to dodge the punishment that has been meted on their innocent client. Hichilema has assembled more than 10 lawyers – most of whom one would say are the creme de la creme – in the judicial system of our country. Yet these men of the wig have failed their client. They say too many cooks spoil the broth. The Hichilema persecution is a case in point. And we are seeing it unfold in our face. If the lawyers were clever, not even super intelligent, just clever; they could have easily secured Hichilema’s freedom by now. Why did they chose to battle preliminaries when their client is on a non-bailable charge? Which criminal lawyer doesn’t know that battling legalistic niceties is the best way to delay the wheels of justice? Why take that route? Why didn’t they take all their concerns to the High Court. Surely, Hichilema’s lawyers should have known the wide range of constitutional powers the High Court enjoys as opposed to the subordinate court. Reports coming through that a set of lawyers have abandoned the option for judicial review while another set wants to continue on that path make very sad reading. Is this really the time to even fight within yourselves when your biggest client is rotting in jail? It’s understood that Vincent Malambo, Martha Mushipe, Majo Muchende, Robert Simeza, Nelli Mutti, Keith Mweemba, Jack Mwiimbu want the treason case referred to the High Court. They basically have resolved to abandon the pursuit to seek Judicial review on the certificate of committal. The certificate of committal was issued by the office of the Director of Public prosecution and signed by deputy State advocate Mariam Matandala. And it has been accepted in court. UPND are well aware of Magistrate David Simusamba’s allegiances. They have accused him of being a PF aligned judicial officer and there is no way they expect to get away with legal gymnastics. So, why didn’t they go for the kill? Take the matter to the High Court irrespective of the legal bottlenecks. It was trivial to start some perceived intellectual battle about whether the certificate was signed with blue or black ink. Magistrate Simusamba had already hinted he had no powers as a magistrate to rule on constitutional matters and as per practice could not object the committal certificate issued by the DPP to send Hichilema to the High Court. Why then did Hichilema’s lawyers continue pursuing a non-starter when the authority had indicated he was ready to deal with the defective committal certificate? Clearly, they chose a path that wasted valuable time. If Magistrate Simusamba considered the committal certificate as official correspondence from State Prosecutors, the best Hichilema’s lawyers could have done was quickly go by his assertion, demand the matter committed and then unleash their best brains to the matter. It is at the High Court where all the battles could be fought. As we write, Hichilema would have been following this matter from outside Chimbokaila. We in no way doubt the astute legal brains assembled to secure Hichilema’s freedom, but fighting such battles calls for a solid tactical approach. The lawyers must re-assemble and redeem themselves from the mess they have landed Hichilema in. The post Hichilema’s Lawyers Must Take Responsibility For Prolonged Detention appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Amavubi Enter Residential Camp Ahead of First AFCON Qualifier

[New Times] Rwanda national team, Amavubi will start residential training camp on Monday ahead of the opening 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic scheduled for June 11 in Bangui.

[New Times] Rwanda national team, Amavubi will start residential training camp on Monday ahead of the opening 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic scheduled for June 11 in Bangui.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Tuyisenge Rescues Point for Gor Mahia

[Nation] A share of spoils was the outcome of the SportPesa Premier match between Posta Rangers and Gor Mahia played on Sunday at the Nyayo National Stadium.

[Nation] A share of spoils was the outcome of the SportPesa Premier match between Posta Rangers and Gor Mahia played on Sunday at the Nyayo National Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

MMD Officials Says Freedom Of Expression Has Limits

MMD Die Hard Youths National Coordinator Gerald Chiluba says people should not abrogate the law in the name of freedom of expression. Speaking when he featured on Joy FM’ s interactive Radio programme Talking Points on yesterday, Chiluba said there … Continued

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MMD Die Hard Youths National Coordinator Gerald Chiluba says people should not abrogate the law in the name of freedom of expression. Speaking when he featured on Joy FM’ s interactive Radio programme Talking Points on yesterday, Chiluba said there is so much “nonsense in the country” because people were abusing their right to express themselves. He said freedom of expression should not be a free pass to abrogating the law. “It’s being abused because people are speaking carelessly, people are using this expression to abrogate the law that is why we are having a lot of nonsense in our country. “That has the potential to incite people not to obey the laws of the country or submit to the government of the day especially when it is coming from a political party because that party has a following and what does that message send to the community and the people in their party structures? It will bring about lawlessness in the country,” he said. And Chiluba has called on politicians to start practicing politics that champion the agenda of a common Zambian. He said political parties and their leaders should refocus their energies to offering positive checks and balances and add value to the growth of the country as opposed to being at each other’s throats all the time. “What should be done is that number one, can we begin to play politics that is aimed at championing a good agenda for this country?We need opposition political parties to be giving us a basket of broad policies. “We feel the way things are being done it is not correct. Why can’t we offer positive criticism by offering solutions. If we start saying why can’t we put into practice such policy because it will achieve ABCD or D because that type of critical opposition will add value to the growth of this country not just criticising without offering solutions,” he said. Chiluba, who is also former Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) president, explained that no single individual has the collective wisdom to run the country hence the need for every well meaning Zambian to be involved. He advised political parties not to be oblivious to the fact that governments are systems which must be used by anyone who ascends to power. “A government is a system, today we can be in the opposition and say that when we come back into government we are going to do ABC or D but there is a system in government, my comrade here from the UPND can say when we form government we are going to do this and that but when they get there they will find the same system which the PF are in today,,” said Chiluba. The post MMD Officials Says Freedom Of Expression Has Limits appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kenya’s Major Sectors Stand to Benefit After G7 Talks

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with four of the six leaders from the Group of Industrialised Countries who attended the G7 meeting in Italy over the weekend, State House reported today.

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with four of the six leaders from the Group of Industrialised Countries who attended the G7 meeting in Italy over the weekend, State House reported today.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya