Orange Liberia, Kwesé TV Partnership – Thousands Watches Weah Inauguration Online

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Thousands of Liberians were able to view live stream of Monday’s inauguration of the new President of Liberia, H.E. George Weah, for free even if they did not have Internet data thanks to an innovative partnership between Orange Liberia and Kwesé TV.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Thousands of Liberians were able to view live stream of Monday's inauguration of the new President of Liberia, H.E. George Weah, for free even if they did not have Internet data thanks to an innovative partnership between Orange Liberia and Kwesé TV.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Pilato: I’m Safe, But Please Check On My Family

Satirical singer Pilato has sent an emotional appeal to his sympathisers to check on his family as he secures his life in exile. Pilato has fled to unknown destination after dropping a political satire that depicts President Edgar Lungu as … Continued

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Satirical singer Pilato has sent an emotional appeal to his sympathisers to check on his family as he secures his life in exile. Pilato has fled to unknown destination after dropping a political satire that depicts President Edgar Lungu as a rat in a pot devouring its content in an analogue of alleged corruption obtaining. The Koswe Mumpoto hit has not gone down well with President Lungu’s supporters. The cadres have gone after Pilato’s life forcing the singer to abandon his country to seek political asylum elsewhere. Writing for the first time since reports emerged he was in exile, Pilato pleads with his supporters to check on his family assuring he was safe. BELOW IS PILATO’S WRITE UP AWAY FROM ZAMBIA It doesn’t matter where you claim to be going, you will only go where you are heading. If one is on the bus to Chawama, even if they claim to be going to Woodlands, they will only go as far as the bus can go. So it doesn’t matter what we claim to be, we are what we act. The greatest act of belief is not in the claiming but in the acting. Do we live what we believe? Zambia is a beautiful country with very beautiful and peaceful people. It is sad that those that we’ve given our power to manage and rule our land are taking advantage of this fact. Today i am writing from a foreign country not because i chose to but because i chose life. It is important to die for a cause but it is even more important to live for it. My country Zambia is blessed with resources, copper, water, youths and so many other great things. If these resources are not benefiting the people of Zambia now, what will they benefit from in the future when we will not have anymore copper? If our resources dont improve the living standards of our people now what will? I am an artist who lives among the poor people, these poor people speak to me daily. It is in their eyes i look everyday and i always pray that they dont lose hope. I pray that they keep believing for a better future. I pray that they still look at the national flag and be proud that they belong to a country that is not anything lesser than other countries. I pray that every Zambian will walk tall among his or her other human beings from other countries. I pray for dignity for my people. But what is dignity without a proper health-care? When our people cant find drugs in hospitals? What is their dignity when students are brutally beaten by the state police for asking for meal allowances from their own government? When majority of our young people can’t find jobs and when they do its under very inhumane conditions, what is their dignity? When our people cry for proper health care, our leaders use that to enrich themselves. They use our cries to steal. They buy ambulances at prices that not even rich country can consider buying. When our youths cry for jobs, they sign a $1.2 billion road construction contracts and say our people will have jobs. A road that costs less in other places. We have a president who became rich just by being alive. In my attempt to share this story, I was threatened with death. I was forced to leave home and stayed in the bush for 25 days for marely sharing this truth. The 14th of January 2018 was my daughter’s birthday, on this day i usually take her and the sister out for a Pizza but this time i couldn’t. I called and spoke to her and she asked when i was going back home, i cut the call because i didn’t know when. I have stopped calling home now because i dont know what to say to them. In my lonely moments I ask myself, is it worthy fighting for the good of my people even when it means endagering my own life? Why can’t i be like many other artists that just sing and make money? A bigger part of me reminds me that i am a part of every human being that has shared their pain and sorrows with me. I want to be alive and safe but i only deserve the life that i can fight and speak for. I want my children to go to school, but they only deserve the education that every child in my country can get. I want proper health-care for Christina and Abishai but only that which every child in Zambia can get. This is why my life is threatened. This is why i am where i am today. I have been warned that i will be snatched even from the courts of law. I have been warned that even if I dared to go hide in the American Embassy i would still be snatched and dealt with. I dont want to die for this fight, I want to live for it. The police officers have lost power to political blood thirsty Satanists who are beating and killing people with impunity. These demons attacked people at the graveyard and no one has accounted for that. I refuse to die or be beaten by such evil imitations of humanity. I will live to see the greatness of my people….and of my country To my family and friends, I am well and safe, please whenever you can check on my family. Thank you. The post Pilato: I’m Safe, But Please Check On My Family appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Catholic Run St Marys K10, 000 per Pupil Demand Raises Eyebrows

St Marys Girls Catholic School in Lusaka has hit headlines for the wrong reasons with exorbitant fees demanded from the parents shocking members of the public. On top of the K3, 500 that the pupils pay as tuition fees, the … Continued

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St Marys Girls Catholic School in Lusaka has hit headlines for the wrong reasons with exorbitant fees demanded from the parents shocking members of the public. On top of the K3, 500 that the pupils pay as tuition fees, the Roman Catholic run institution is asking pupils for a K10, 000 contribution listed as project fee. Pupils that are able to meet the K3, 500 tuition fees are sent home if they are unable to raise the K10, 000. St Mary’s management has been on the spotlight for their worldly inclinations that had the Bishop’s Council moving a project to build a shopping mall within the school premises. The post Catholic Run St Marys K10, 000 per Pupil Demand Raises Eyebrows appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambian Medics Keeping an Eye on Ng’onga Recovery

Chipolopolo team doctor Mwila Lupasha says he is hopeful that injured Godfrey Ngwenya and Kondwani Mtonga will be back to full fitness in Saturday’s quarterfinal match against Sudan. Doctor Lupasha told Fazfootball.com after Wednesday’s training session at the Grand Stade … Continued

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Chipolopolo team doctor Mwila Lupasha says he is hopeful that injured Godfrey Ngwenya and Kondwani Mtonga will be back to full fitness in Saturday’s quarterfinal match against Sudan. Doctor Lupasha told Fazfootball.com after Wednesday’s training session at the Grand Stade de Marrakech annex pitch that Mtonga who limped off in the 1-all draw against Namibia on Monday night trained on the sidelines as a precautionary measure alongside Alex Ng’onga. Zambia had its first session after returning to Marrakech on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s crucial encounter against Sudan. “We had a few injuries when we played against Namibia. They are just usual knocks as happens in football. I can safely say that all the players who had those knocks have recuperated except for Kondwani Mtonga as you saw I was training with him. It was a precautionary light training for him but otherwise he is generally okay,†he said. “Like I said two days ago, he (Ngwenya) has made tremendous recovery so today I wanted him to do full training with the rest of the players and so far so good he has done very well. I just hope that he is going to be considered for the next game against Sudan.†On Ng’onga, “As for Alex Ng’onga he is still recuperating from the injury that he sustained, it will take a bit of time because the type of injury that he has we have to be careful even making him train.†Mtonga sustained an ankle injury that the medics say is not serious. Zambia faces Sudan on Saturday at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in a must win game that kicks off at 21:30 hours (Zambian time). The game will be live on SuperSport. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Zambian Medics Keeping an Eye on Ng’onga Recovery appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Water Woes – Maimane, Zille Shift Blame to Nomvula Mokonyane

[News24Wire] Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane made it very clear on Wednesday that the responsibility to provide bulk water lay with the national Department of Water and Sanitation.

[News24Wire] Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane made it very clear on Wednesday that the responsibility to provide bulk water lay with the national Department of Water and Sanitation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mark Lifman Controls the Police, Attorney Alleges in Court

[News24Wire] An attorney has alleged that controversial businessman Mark Lifman is in control of police, especially officers who are driving the extortion case against suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack.

[News24Wire] An attorney has alleged that controversial businessman Mark Lifman is in control of police, especially officers who are driving the extortion case against suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Liberian Senate Strengthens Guidelines for Confirmation Hearing

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As President George Weah begins the nomination of individuals to key positions of trust in his new Cabinet in keeping with Article 54 A of the Liberian Constitution, the Senate has seen the need to review its rules governing…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As President George Weah begins the nomination of individuals to key positions of trust in his new Cabinet in keeping with Article 54 A of the Liberian Constitution, the Senate has seen the need to review its rules governing confirmation.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Weah Cautions Liberians Against Alienating the First Lady

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The President of the Republic of Liberia George Weah has called on Liberians to avoid alienating his wife, Clar Duncan-Weah, who according to reports is a naturalized American citizen that was born to Jamaican parents.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The President of the Republic of Liberia George Weah has called on Liberians to avoid alienating his wife, Clar Duncan-Weah, who according to reports is a naturalized American citizen that was born to Jamaican parents.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Putting Policy Muscles On Aspects of President George Weah’s Inaugural Speech

[FrontPageAfrica] It is now time for governance. The World Bank defines governance as “the way power is exercised in the management of a country’s economic and social resources for development.”

[FrontPageAfrica] It is now time for governance. The World Bank defines governance as "the way power is exercised in the management of a country's economic and social resources for development."

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Transparency International, Cental Urge President Weah to Tackle Corruption

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Transparency International and the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) have called on the administration of President George Weah to “clean up government and tackle corruption.”

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Transparency International and the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) have called on the administration of President George Weah to "clean up government and tackle corruption."

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia