UPND Write ECZ Over Police Blocking them from Holding Meetings

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) over being denied an opportunity to hold public meetings where local government by-elections are due to take place. And the Zambia Police say … Continued

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The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) over being denied an opportunity to hold public meetings where local government by-elections are due to take place. And the Zambia Police say they are constrained from allowing the opposition to hold rallies as they are bound by the conditions of the state of threatened state of emergency. UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma says that the UPND has been compelled to write to the ECZ to intervene as the party had been deprived of their right to market their candidates in next month’s elections. The UPND in Itezhi Tezhi have yet to hold a rally with imminent polls of the local government chairmanship and have pressed panic buttons to push for permission to campaign. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said that the police were not deliberately denying the UPND a chance to campaign but were in a difficult position given the declared state of public emergency. The post UPND Write ECZ Over Police Blocking them from Holding Meetings appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Lay Council Calls On Ahiara Diocese Clergy to Respect Pope

[CISA] Lagos -The Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN) has warned Catholic Priests and faithful in Ahiara Diocese, who challenged the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpalaeke as the Bishop of the Diocese, to retrace their steps or face severe conseque…

[CISA] Lagos -The Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN) has warned Catholic Priests and faithful in Ahiara Diocese, who challenged the appointment of Bishop Peter Okpalaeke as the Bishop of the Diocese, to retrace their steps or face severe consequences.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Focus On Interreligious Dialogue, Bishop Augustine Tells Amecea Bishops

[CISA] Zanzibar City -Bishop Augustine Shao of the Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar has urged the forthcoming Plenary Assembly of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) to focus more in promoting interreligious dialogue in t…

[CISA] Zanzibar City -Bishop Augustine Shao of the Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar has urged the forthcoming Plenary Assembly of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) to focus more in promoting interreligious dialogue in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Cardinal Urges State to Fund Faith Based Health Care Providers

[CISA] Abuja -John Cardinal Onaiyekan of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, has called on the government to collaborate with the Church in taming infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS.

[CISA] Abuja -John Cardinal Onaiyekan of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, has called on the government to collaborate with the Church in taming infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Muslims Seek Refuge in Cathedral to Escape Violence

[CISA] Bangui -Two thousand Muslims have taken refuge in the Cathedral of Bangassou and are being guarded by UN peacekeepers, Bishop Juan José Aguirre Muñoz of Bangassou said July 27.

[CISA] Bangui -Two thousand Muslims have taken refuge in the Cathedral of Bangassou and are being guarded by UN peacekeepers, Bishop Juan José Aguirre Muñoz of Bangassou said July 27.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Insecurity Is the Biggest Threat to Credible Elections, Religious Leaders Say

[CISA] Nairobi -Religious leaders from different faiths in Kenya have urged security agencies to enforce security coverage for all Kenyans noting that the strongest threat to credible, peaceful, free and fair elections is the compromise of peace and se…

[CISA] Nairobi -Religious leaders from different faiths in Kenya have urged security agencies to enforce security coverage for all Kenyans noting that the strongest threat to credible, peaceful, free and fair elections is the compromise of peace and security.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Civil Society Opposes President’s Declaration of State of Emergency

[CISA] Lusaka -Civil society groups and opposition parties in Zambia are against President Edgar Lungu’s decision to declare a state of emergency in response to the recent market fires suspected to have been deliberately sparked by arsonists.

[CISA] Lusaka -Civil society groups and opposition parties in Zambia are against President Edgar Lungu's decision to declare a state of emergency in response to the recent market fires suspected to have been deliberately sparked by arsonists.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

It’s Time to Declare Bankruptcy, Bishops Urge Government

[CISA] Juba -Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala President of Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference (SCBC) has challenged the government to declare itself bankrupt and seek bailout from the international community.

[CISA] Juba -Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala President of Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference (SCBC) has challenged the government to declare itself bankrupt and seek bailout from the international community.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Amecea Congratulates Church for 125 Years of Catholic Faith

[CISA] Lusaka -Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, Chairman of the Association of Members Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), has applauded the Church in Zambia for 125 years of Catholic Faith.

[CISA] Lusaka -Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, Chairman of the Association of Members Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), has applauded the Church in Zambia for 125 years of Catholic Faith.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia