Kenyan Side Could Not Match Tanzanian Offer – Batambuze

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Departing Tusker FC left-back Shafik Batambuze has disclosed he turned down an offer to join 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions AFC Leopards as they could not match the offer put on the table by promoted Tanzanian side Singid…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Departing Tusker FC left-back Shafik Batambuze has disclosed he turned down an offer to join 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions AFC Leopards as they could not match the offer put on the table by promoted Tanzanian side Singida United.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Trump Is Turning Into Idi Amin, No-One’s Laughing

[East African]  Can media freedom actually disappear in the US? Based on five months of Trump’s rule, yes it can. Can America become a failed state? In the past, it would have been a stupid question to ask. Today, it is valid. And the answer is yes.

[East African]  Can media freedom actually disappear in the US? Based on five months of Trump's rule, yes it can. Can America become a failed state? In the past, it would have been a stupid question to ask. Today, it is valid. And the answer is yes.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Can Waiguru Survive Crisis And Become Kirinyaga Governor?

[Nation] One way an artist can illustrate the current situation of former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is by drawing someone being pelted with stones from various directions as she walks on a corridor and still manages to trudge on despite…

[Nation] One way an artist can illustrate the current situation of former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is by drawing someone being pelted with stones from various directions as she walks on a corridor and still manages to trudge on despite the many brickbats, sometimes picking some and hurling them back at her tormentors.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Magufuli Asks Energy Minister to Resign After Minerals Audit

[East African] Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has fired the Energy and Minerals minister Sospeter Muhongo after a report revealed that mining firms understated exports.

[East African] Tanzania's President John Magufuli has fired the Energy and Minerals minister Sospeter Muhongo after a report revealed that mining firms understated exports.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Five Police Officers Die in Attack on Mandera Governor’s Convoy

[Nation] Nairobi -Nine police officers died in two separate terror attacks in Mandera and Garissa on Wednesday when their vehicles were blown up after running over explosives.

[Nation] Nairobi -Nine police officers died in two separate terror attacks in Mandera and Garissa on Wednesday when their vehicles were blown up after running over explosives.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Pres. Lungu Salutes Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo After Remarkable Comeback

President Edgar Lungu has praised Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo for a spirited comeback that erased a 2-0 deficit to emerge 4-2 winnersover Iran. Zambia beat the Iranians 4-2 in Group C at the on-going FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Fashion Sakala, Enock … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has praised Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo for a spirited comeback that erased a 2-0 deficit to emerge 4-2 winnersover Iran. Zambia beat the Iranians 4-2 in Group C at the on-going FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu, Patson Daka and Emmanuel Banda each score a goal that secured Beston Chambeshi’s side victory and a place in the round of 16. Zambia will top Group C after Costa Rica and Portugal settled for a draw. “I am extremely delighted at the stunning team spirit and unity of purpose exhibited by the #Zambia Under-20 football team at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in South Korea and particularly in today’s [yesterday] game in which the Junior Chipolopolo beat the Iranian side 4-2,” he said. “The team’s flawless progression now seems to be a remarkable fairytale. Our gallant boys again have shown us another great example that, when we are united and focused, we can always be a winning nation.” President Lungu says team spirit and singleness of purpose can surmount any challenges even a nation like Zambia would face. “Join me in congratulating the team, the coaching Staff, FAZ President and the entire Football Administration,” he said. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT PRESIDENT LUNGU EXTOLS STUNNING ZAMBIA UNDER-20 LUSAKA, (Wednesday, 24th May, 2017) His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia is extremely delighted at the stunning team spirit and unity of purpose exhibited by the Zambia Under-20 football team at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in South Korea and particularly in today’s game in which the Junior Chipolopolo beat the Iranian side 4-2. “As I said last Sunday when the Junior Chipolopolo defeated Portugal in the opening match, team spirit and singleness of purpose can surmount any challenges we face as a nation. The team’s flawless progression now seems to be a remarkable fairytale,†the President said. The President said the gallant boys have again shown the country another great example that unity triggers positive results. “The gallant boys again have shown us another great example that, when we are united and focused, we can always be a winning nation. I congratulate the team whole-heartedly and pledge my own and government support to their continued campaign. I have no doubt, this team is about to make history,†the President said. “Well done boys. Well done the Coaching Staff and well done to the FAZ President and the entire Football Administration,†the President said. _________________________________________________________________________________ Issued by: AMOS CHANDA SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS) STATE HOUSE The post Pres. Lungu Salutes Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo After Remarkable Comeback appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Mourns Luangwa Road Victims

President Edgar Lungu is saddened by the death of 17 people in a road accident in Luangwa yesterday. The Head of State says government institutions should ensure road users abide by the law. “I am deeply saddened by the death … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is saddened by the death of 17 people in a road accident in Luangwa yesterday. The Head of State says government institutions should ensure road users abide by the law. “I am deeply saddened by the death of seventeen (17) people following a Road Accident in Luangwa on 23rd May 2017. “The accident involving a Kapena Bus Services owned bus heading to Chipata, Eastern Province occurred after the Driver failed to negotiate a curve and lost control,” he said. President Lungu has since sent a message of condolences to the bereaved families. “I urge the government and institutions involved to ensure that road users abide by the law so that we halt this unfortunate and preventable loss of valuable lives. “On behalf of the government and the nation at large, Let me convey my sincere condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a quick recovery,” he said. The post Pres. Lungu Mourns Luangwa Road Victims appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Calls to Release Students Jailed for Sharing Boko Haram Joke

[AI London] More than 300,000 letters and petitions from people around the world have been sent to Cameroonian President Paul Biya calling on him to release three students each sentenced to 10 years in prison by a military court for sharing a joke by S…

[AI London] More than 300,000 letters and petitions from people around the world have been sent to Cameroonian President Paul Biya calling on him to release three students each sentenced to 10 years in prison by a military court for sharing a joke by SMS about Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed today.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Police Foil Child Traffickers

[AIM] Chimoio -The police in the central Mozambican city of Chimoio on Monday detained two men, who subsequently confessed to reporters that they had kidnapped a seven year old child, whom they then attempted to sell.

[AIM] Chimoio -The police in the central Mozambican city of Chimoio on Monday detained two men, who subsequently confessed to reporters that they had kidnapped a seven year old child, whom they then attempted to sell.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique