‘New PDP’ Pulls Out of Dialogue With Nigerian Govt

[Premium Times] The leadership of a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), known as nPDP, has announced withdrawal from dialogue with the APC-led federal government.

[Premium Times] The leadership of a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), known as nPDP, has announced withdrawal from dialogue with the APC-led federal government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minna Jail Break – Attackers Not Boko Haram Members – Gov. Bello

[Premium Times] Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Monday refuted allegations that the Sunday night attack by some gunmen on Minna Medium Prison was as a result of activities of some condemned criminals.

[Premium Times] Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Monday refuted allegations that the Sunday night attack by some gunmen on Minna Medium Prison was as a result of activities of some condemned criminals.

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Chilanga Takes Political Spotlight

Voters in Chilanga Constituency will today cast their votes in a parliamentary by-election that has drawn widespread interest from across the Zambian political spectrum. With the current constitution having put a lid to incessant by-elections the few that will occur … Continued

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Voters in Chilanga Constituency will today cast their votes in a parliamentary by-election that has drawn widespread interest from across the Zambian political spectrum. With the current constitution having put a lid to incessant by-elections the few that will occur will provide fierce political competition. The Chilanga seat fell vacant after the incumbent MP Keith Mukata was sentenced to death by hanging for murder by the Lusaka High Court. Mukata has appealed his sentence in the Supreme Court but the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini declared his seat vacant. Political parties have been traversing the Chilanga Constituency and will see the fruit of the labour materialise today. The ruling Patriotic Front is fielding Maria Langa while their fiercest rivals the UPND has opted for a controversial choice in Mukata’s concubine Charmaine Musonda. Elias Chipimo’s National Restoration Party (NAREP) is fielding Pride Mazabuka. There will also be by-elections in six Local Government wards in Mwense, Kasama, Chienge, Sinda and Nyimba districts. The vacancies in the six wards occurred as a result of a death and resignations.   Chilanga Takes Political Spotlight The post Chilanga Takes Political Spotlight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Two Zambian Students Drown in Mediterranean Sea

Two Zambian students based in Algeria have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. The duo identified as Kelvin Musanda aged 19 and Innocent Kangwa who is a year older were part of the larger Zambian community Algeria who had gone to … Continued

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Two Zambian students based in Algeria have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. The duo identified as Kelvin Musanda aged 19 and Innocent Kangwa who is a year older were part of the larger Zambian community Algeria who had gone to the beach to celebrate the completion of the French language instruction by the first year students. Acting minister of higher education, Dr Chitalu Chilufya confirmed the incident in Lusaka. Musanda was a first year student in material science while Kangwa was studying electrical engineering. The deceased were in the company of a Zambian community and other foreign students, based in Tlemcem, Algeria. Musanda and Kangwa were swept away by a strong wind after the former tried to save his colleague who had been blown away by a strong current. The two students’ bodies were retrieved but pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Dr Chilufya said that the government, through the Zambian embassy in Cairo, responsible for Algeria is doing everything possible to repatriate the remains of our students back to Zambia. Two Zambian Students Drown in Mediterranean Sea The post Two Zambian Students Drown in Mediterranean Sea appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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50 Arrested at Chingola Jerabo ‘Commander’s Burial

The burial of one of Chingola’s leading small scale miners otherwise known as Jerabos turned ugly with police arresting 50 jerabos (illegal miners) for unruly behaviour. Lead jerabo Isaac Chiwasha popularly known as Debra Richie succumbed to fire burns after … Continued

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The burial of one of Chingola’s leading small scale miners otherwise known as Jerabos turned ugly with police arresting 50 jerabos (illegal miners) for unruly behaviour. Lead jerabo Isaac Chiwasha popularly known as Debra Richie succumbed to fire burns after he was attacked in his home last week by a rival gang. Police in full riot gear kept were on the lookout for any lawlessness during the burial programme and it did not take long as 50 were nabbed for conduct likely to cause the breach of peace. Chiwasha’s loyalists were bent on running the show and taunted the police and also those suspected to be from the rival gangs creating a tense atmosphere. Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga said 16 of the Jerabos were picked in Chingola’s Kapisha Township while the other 34 were nabbed from Town Centre on their way to the burial site. Katanga said the 50 suspects had been detained and would appear in court soon. A tense atmosphere among jerabos has ensued following government opening up part of the mining activities to the youth. https://zambiareports.com/2018/06/05/50-arrested-chin'>https://zambiareports.com/2018/06/05/50-arrested-chin…ommanders-burial/ The post 50 Arrested at Chingola Jerabo ‘Commander’s Burial appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chingola Inter-Mine Bus Operators Protest

A dispute over the location of an Inter-mine bus station in Chingola has ensued with operators staging a protest. The bus operators are demanding that Chingola Municipal Council takes back to Town Centre, Kitwe Station that was moved to Mwaiseni … Continued

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A dispute over the location of an Inter-mine bus station in Chingola has ensued with operators staging a protest. The bus operators are demanding that Chingola Municipal Council takes back to Town Centre, Kitwe Station that was moved to Mwaiseni Bus Station. The Bus Operators parked all their buses and refused to work arguing that taking the Kitwe Station to Mwaiseni Bus Station is unconvincing. District Bus Drivers Association Secretary Rafael Mwansa said Bus Operators were not ready to resume operations until the local authority takes back to Town Centre the Kitwe bound busses station. But Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo has pleaded with bus operators to reason with the local authority on the move taken saying it is aimed improving their area of operation. Tembo said currently the Bus Station within town has no toilets to handle the volume of commuters. He stated that decision to move the Kitwe Bus Station to Mwaiseni is also meant to allow road works to start on the Kabundi Roads. https://zambiareports.com/2018/06/05/chingola-inter-m'>https://zambiareports.com/2018/06/05/chingola-inter-m…perators-protest/ The post Chingola Inter-Mine Bus Operators Protest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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An ‘Exceptional Day’ as Arab Spring Trial Kicks Off

[Legalbrief] The first court case brought by a Tunisian commission probing human rights violations stretching back six decades is under way with 14 former officials, including ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, on trial.

[Legalbrief] The first court case brought by a Tunisian commission probing human rights violations stretching back six decades is under way with 14 former officials, including ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, on trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Sisi Reviews Work Progress in Under Construction New Cities

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held on Sunday 3/6/2018 a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, and Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouli where they discussed the latest developments in the under construction new cities nationwide.

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held on Sunday 3/6/2018 a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, and Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouli where they discussed the latest developments in the under construction new cities nationwide.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt