I Don’t Need Immunity – – Pasi

[Zimbabwe Independent] FORMER Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general Gershem Pasi, locked in a bruising legal battle with his employer of 16 years, resigned last week. Pasi was suspended last year in May to allow for investigations san…

[Zimbabwe Independent] FORMER Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general Gershem Pasi, locked in a bruising legal battle with his employer of 16 years, resigned last week. Pasi was suspended last year in May to allow for investigations sanctioned by the Zimra board, chaired by Willia Bonyongwe. HLB Chartered Accountants carried out an audit which raised issues of fraud, poor corporate governance, tax evasion and corruption, among other things. Zimbabwe Independent deputy editor Faith Zaba (FZ) on Monday spoke to Pas

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kakamega Battle Musingu in Boys’ Football Final

[Nation] Former national champions Kakamega High School will battle Mukumu Secondary School in the boys’ football final in the Kakamega County Secondary Schools Term 2 “B” Games on Friday.

[Nation] Former national champions Kakamega High School will battle Mukumu Secondary School in the boys' football final in the Kakamega County Secondary Schools Term 2 "B" Games on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

#GuptaLeaks – The Day Our World Tilted

[Daily Maverick] I woke to the news of #GuptaLeaks on Thursday morning, and felt the world tilt. It is not as though any even partially informed citizen doesn’t strongly smell the odour of theft and authoritarian consolidation of power that is our gove…

[Daily Maverick] I woke to the news of #GuptaLeaks on Thursday morning, and felt the world tilt. It is not as though any even partially informed citizen doesn't strongly smell the odour of theft and authoritarian consolidation of power that is our government. But smoking guns are difficult to come by in a paranoid state. And now we have an entire smoking artillery battalion - large, hot, co-ordinated and without camouflage.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Germans Upset With Hichilema’s Incarceration

A German diplomatic says the continued detention of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was an obvious case of political persecution. The chairperson of the German parliamentary committee for Southern African Development Community (SADC) Martin Rabanus says Europe will continue to speak … Continued

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A German diplomatic says the continued detention of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was an obvious case of political persecution. The chairperson of the German parliamentary committee for Southern African Development Community (SADC) Martin Rabanus says Europe will continue to speak out when opposition leaders in the region are “incarcerated for obvious political reasonsâ€. Rabanus was speaking when he met a group of journalists from Southern Africa at the German parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin German. The German law maker was echoing the decision by the EU parliament to call for the release of Hakainde Hichilema. He said much as that was seen as interference in Zambia’s internal affairs, European countries like Germany considered Zambia a key partner in development and as such there was need to speak out on matters of concern. Hichilema has remained in prison since April 11 when his residence was raided before his arrest and subsequent charge of treason which is non-bailable. The political troubles of Hichilema starts from an incident in which his convoy did not yield to the presidential motorcade during a traditional ceremony in Mongu. The post Germans Upset With Hichilema’s Incarceration appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

#GuptaLeaks and Team Zuma – What’s Next?

[Daily Maverick] Early on Thursday, amaBhungane and Scorpio released what promises to be the beginning of a series of explosive revelations about the relationship between the Gupta family, their employees, and SA government officials. The Gupta e-mails…

[Daily Maverick] Early on Thursday, amaBhungane and Scorpio released what promises to be the beginning of a series of explosive revelations about the relationship between the Gupta family, their employees, and SA government officials. The Gupta e-mails trove is full of evidence of how the family were able to get their way, how they were able to land incredibly lucrative deals, and how they've been ripping off every South African. Still, in the strange and slightly twisted current politics of our democracy, the real questio

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jazz Appreciatio – Art Blakey the Bebop Jazz Drummer

[The Point] As we continue our literary journey through jazz, let us take a look at the “Drum” and its use in jazz music. The drum is a member of the percussion group of jazz instruments, technically classified as the “memranophones”. Drums consist of …

[The Point] As we continue our literary journey through jazz, let us take a look at the "Drum" and its use in jazz music. The drum is a member of the percussion group of jazz instruments, technically classified as the "memranophones". Drums consist of at least one membrane called the drumhead or drum skin that is stretched tightly over a shell and struck either directly with the player's hands or with a drum stick to produce sound.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Unicef Reaches Children Fleeing to Angola From Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

[Unicef] Luanda, Ango -More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in Dundo, northern Angola, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) need urgent support, UNICEF said today. To date, more than 25,000 people have arr…

[Unicef] Luanda, Ango -More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in Dundo, northern Angola, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) need urgent support, UNICEF said today. To date, more than 25,000 people have arrived in Angola, having fled violence in the Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa