DA Federal Congress – Trollip Wins DA Federal Chair Race but Next Hurdle – Surviving a Motion of No Confidence – Is Already in Sight

[Daily Maverick] Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip was re-elected federal chairperson of the DA at the party’s federal congress on Sunday. His victory over Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga follows a campaign divided over diversity. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip was re-elected federal chairperson of the DA at the party's federal congress on Sunday. His victory over Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga follows a campaign divided over diversity. By GREG NICOLSON.

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Dr. Nevers Mumba’s Bail Hearing Expected Today

MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba may finally walk out of prison on the third attempt at bail application pending appeal of his three month jail sentence. Mumba was on March 28 sentenced to three months in prison but with his … Continued

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MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba may finally walk out of prison on the third attempt at bail application pending appeal of his three month jail sentence. Mumba was on March 28 sentenced to three months in prison but with his appeal process commencing the clergyman has been mired in courtroom bureaucracy leading him to remain behind bars for over a week. Magistrate David Simusamba could not deliver ruling on the bail application after being out of town. Simusamba is expected to deliver the ruling today when the matter comes up before him. Mumba was convicted for giving false information to a public officer at the ZNBC gate as he went to protest coverage of a news story in the aftermath of the August 2016 elections. The post Dr. Nevers Mumba’s Bail Hearing Expected Today appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Violence Erupts In Kasempa Ahead Of Local Government Polls

Pockets of violence have been recorded in Kasempa District ahead of the Kanongo Ward Local government by elections. Suspected United Party for National Developed (UPND) are alleged to have attacked some Patriotic Front cadres in the area. The cadre whose … Continued

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Pockets of violence have been recorded in Kasempa District ahead of the Kanongo Ward Local government by elections. Suspected United Party for National Developed (UPND) are alleged to have attacked some Patriotic Front cadres in the area. The cadre whose identity is yet to be revealed is currently admitted at Mukinge Hospital where he is nursing wounds after an attack from suspected UPND cadres. And North Western Province Patriotic Front Chairman Jackson Kungo has condemned the violent acts in Kanongo ward of Kasempa District. Kungo has accused the UPND of pressing the panic button after realising that the ruling party has made inroads in the opposition stronghold territory. He said it was shameful that the opposition political party leadership is panicking and is allegedly asking Party President Hakainde Hichilema to help in drumming up support for its candidate in the local government by election slated for 24th April, 2018. “The violence we are witnessing is very unfortunate and we condemn these acts in the strongest terms. It is however clear that people of North Western Province have lost interest and confidence in the opposition UPND as evidenced by the mass resignations of their councillors,” Kungo said. He said the Patriotic Front is ready to scoop all the four (4) by elections slated for the April 24 in North Western Province. Kungo further urged the opposition to own up and conduct violence free campaign adding that the Patriotic Front will not resort to violence at any time. The post Violence Erupts In Kasempa Ahead Of Local Government Polls appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Update On the Execution of Three People

[SAPS] Following the intensive police investigations including the autopsy and forensic, the two deceased who were found burnt inside the car beyond recognition, were positively identified as follows:

[SAPS] Following the intensive police investigations including the autopsy and forensic, the two deceased who were found burnt inside the car beyond recognition, were positively identified as follows:

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UPP Youths Take To The Streets Demanding Ministers Pay Back

United Progressive People (UPP) youths last week took to the streets demanding that ministers pay back public funds as determined by the constitutional court. The youths led by Mainda Simataa want ministers to respect the court after they were order … Continued

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United Progressive People (UPP) youths last week took to the streets demanding that ministers pay back public funds as determined by the constitutional court. The youths led by Mainda Simataa want ministers to respect the court after they were order to pay back public funds and salaries obtained when they remained in office after parliament was dissolved in 2016. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT By Cde Mainda Simataa Die-hard Revolutionary Nationalist – UPP The only necessary thing for corruption to triumph anywhere, is for good people, good Zambian people, to say and do nothing in the face of injustice! Yesterday, a contigent of 5 comrades only, UPP Revolutionary youth (4) acting with the Hon. Councillor of Chikibo ward, Keembe constituency, Reaganho Works (1), refused to remain silent, we refused to let the matter of the blatant looting our public resources ($120 million Dollars) without a fight. No, we refused to procrastinate, to wait for others to join us before we could march forward, and we risked arrest, but before we left, we had made up our minds to expect the expected – intimidation, arrest, or even death! Freedom is not free; The PF Ministers prior to the 2016 elections not only broke the law with impunity by staying in office to steal our money to finance their campaigns, money that could have gone to empower the 13 million unemployed youths, money to save the dying in hospitals, to rebuild collapsed schools and bridges, to feed the famine striken areas, money to improve housing and water, but they looted this money, and despite the highest Constitutional Court ruling against them, they stubbornly refuse to pay, and they insult our intelligence with an appeal against the unappealable! Well, we say either they pay now, or expect life imprisonment when the wind of change blows in 2021, we shall not retreat, we shall never surrender, forget or forgive. Justice must prevail, and it shall be done, but all Zambians must play their part Cde Mainda Simataa Party Media Director UNITED PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE (UPP) The post UPP Youths Take To The Streets Demanding Ministers Pay Back appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ghana Opposition Against United States Military Deal

[Fahamu] The United States African Command’s effort to deepen its penetration of the continent faces resistance; with the recent opposition coming from Ghana’s opposition parties.

[Fahamu] The United States African Command's effort to deepen its penetration of the continent faces resistance; with the recent opposition coming from Ghana's opposition parties.

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Winifred Madikizela-Mandela – the Incarnation of the Black Spirit and Black Pride

[Fahamu] Winnie Mandela is the incarnation of black spirit and pride. She was the incarnation of the struggle of oppressed black South African under the apartheid regime. She is truly an inspiration to the younger generation.

[Fahamu] Winnie Mandela is the incarnation of black spirit and pride. She was the incarnation of the struggle of oppressed black South African under the apartheid regime. She is truly an inspiration to the younger generation.

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Five Persons Sworn-in As Justices of the Appeal Court

[Ghana Govt.] In fulfilment of Article 144(3) of the 1992 Constitution and upon the advice of the Judicial Service Council, five personshave been appointed to the high office of Justices of the Court of Appeal, bringing the total number of Justices of …

[Ghana Govt.] In fulfilment of Article 144(3) of the 1992 Constitution and upon the advice of the Judicial Service Council, five personshave been appointed to the high office of Justices of the Court of Appeal, bringing the total number of Justices of that Court to 31.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana