Mugabe-Backed Party To Challenge Mnangagwa Govt in Court

[New Zimbabwe] THE newly formed National Patriotic Front (NPF) says it is preparing to file a Constitutional Court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy, coupled with massive street demonstrations to force the disputed leader out …

[New Zimbabwe] THE newly formed National Patriotic Front (NPF) says it is preparing to file a Constitutional Court challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's legitimacy, coupled with massive street demonstrations to force the disputed leader out of power.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa Frees Cop Killer as 3000 Prisoners Get Amnesty

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa released Wednesday a female prisoner jailed 20 years for killing a police inspector as part of a general amnesty which will benefit some 3,000 inmates.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa released Wednesday a female prisoner jailed 20 years for killing a police inspector as part of a general amnesty which will benefit some 3,000 inmates.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rwanda Secures Rwf58 Billion Loan for Ngoma-Ramiro Road Upgrade

[New Times] The Japanese government has extended to the Government of Rwanda a loan facility of $68m (about Rwf58billion) toward upgrading the Ngoma- Ramiro road in Eastern Province.

[New Times] The Japanese government has extended to the Government of Rwanda a loan facility of $68m (about Rwf58billion) toward upgrading the Ngoma- Ramiro road in Eastern Province.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Court Outlaws Anal Exams in Landmark Victory for Gay Rights

[Deutsche Welle] Rights groups have hailed the ruling as a “tremendous step” for gay rights in the conservative country. Kenya has been listed by LGBTQ rights groups has a country that sponsors homophobia through its laws and policies.

[Deutsche Welle] Rights groups have hailed the ruling as a "tremendous step" for gay rights in the conservative country. Kenya has been listed by LGBTQ rights groups has a country that sponsors homophobia through its laws and policies.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Bringing Khartoum In From The Cold

[Atlantic Council] After decades of frozen relations with the United States, Sudan is poised to come in from the cold. Following the October 2017 relaxation of longstanding sanctions, Sudan appears eager to continue US engagement. However, since Octobe…

[Atlantic Council] After decades of frozen relations with the United States, Sudan is poised to come in from the cold. Following the October 2017 relaxation of longstanding sanctions, Sudan appears eager to continue US engagement. However, since October, momentum for next steps toward improving the bilateral relationship has slowed.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Letter: Concerns Of Unza Students

Good evening, please post for me. I want to thank the government of the Republic of Zambia under the able leadership of Mr Edgar Lungu, not forgetting Madam Luo. However on behalf of the students we seek to be addressed … Continued

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Good evening, please post for me. I want to thank the government of the Republic of Zambia under the able leadership of Mr Edgar Lungu, not forgetting Madam Luo. However on behalf of the students we seek to be addressed on a few matters which are causing panic. The first matter is that of increasing Loan Agreement Forms from K10 to K30. It would be in the interest of the students if the Ministry of Higher Education could come out and explain, or justify this increment. If it’s due to high cost of printing, let them tell us what’s been done to address the high cost of living for students. The second issue is that of Unions. We are all aware that Madam Luo banned all union activities at the University of Zambia, meaning students are not represented in any way, but to everyone’s surprise, students are being charged a Union fee of about K45, where is the money going, let alone why it is being paid. If we pay, then I suggest Union activities resume immediately because we, the students need answers, like why scrap off the mini shops, the famous yellow container, Barbar shops, etc. I thank you DANIEL S The post Letter: Concerns Of Unza Students appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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It’s False, FAZ Officials Are Working ‘Pro-Bono’ At 4-Nations Tourney

FAZ has claimed the hefty allowances given to officials at the four nations tournament as reported by Zambia Reports were false claiming the employees are virtually working ‘pro bono’ (without pay) to cut down on costs. BELOW IS A STATEMENT … Continued

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FAZ has claimed the hefty allowances given to officials at the four nations tournament as reported by Zambia Reports were false claiming the employees are virtually working ‘pro bono’ (without pay) to cut down on costs. BELOW IS A STATEMENT DISPELLING THE HEFTY ALLOWANCES FAZ REPELS SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKS Press Statement (For Immediate Release) Football Association of Zambia Football House, Lusaka 22nd March, 2018 FAZ repels social media attacks The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has noted the growing trend of fabricated online stories aimed at frustrating the operations of the Association. Just in the last 24 hours, FAZ has had to deal with wild and unsubstantiated allegations of staff allowances for servicing the on-going Four Nation Tournament in Ndola. Since the new executive was voted into office in 2016, drastic changes have been made aimed at cutting down on operational costs. Evident among these is the decision to reduce on costs every time the Association is organizing local and international matches. This measure is self-evident at the on-going Four Nation Tournament that FAZ is hosting, where secretariat staff has been reduced to half the number that would normally service international matches. Traditionally, the standard number of secretariat staff servicing international games has been pegged at 20 to 30 but has significantly been reduced to around 10. Despite taking costing cutting measures, some known elements have still found it fit to make unsubstantiated allegations to discredit the Association. We wish to inform the public that the story published on a named online news publication is false and is only an attempt to derail the Associations efforts to operate prudently. The strides being made by FAZ to propagate a culture of transparency and accountability have not gone well with some individuals that are beneficiaries of confusion. The Association also wishes to put it on record that the dreamt up figures that were produced are not only false but also an attempt to divert public attention from the efforts being put at preparing various teams for different national assignments. Ideally at this moment the nation should be rallying behind the Chipolopolo in their quest to get the best possible preparation for the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and other competitions. The vicious social media attacks have a recognizable pattern of surfacing each time FAZ makes strides in international engagements such as the on-going Four Nation Tournament. We wish to further dispel online reports that the Association has failed to pay hotels currently hosting the four teams participating in the on-going Four Nation Tournament. In the run-up to the Four Nation Tournament, the Association engaged all its stakeholders with a view to hosting a successful competition. We wish to inform the public that FAZ’s books with all the hotels lodging participating teams are in order as per contractual agreement. Lastly, the Association is grateful for the overwhelming support it continues to receive from various stakeholders that desire to see the Zambian game reach greater heights. It is because of their support that the Association has thus far managed to successfully stage the Four Nation Tournament. We are hopeful that by the time the tournament comes to a close on Saturday, it would have left an indelible mark on the Zambian game. FAZ would like to appeal to members of the public to turn out in large numbers and support the Chipolopolo as they face South Africa in the finals of the Four Nation Tournament. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER The post It’s False, FAZ Officials Are Working ‘Pro-Bono’ At 4-Nations Tourney appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ABAX will meet its partners at the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan

[35°N] For its fourth participation to the Africa CEO Forum, ABAX, an international management company, headquartered in Mauritius, will meet its partners on March 26 and 27 in Abidjan.

[35°N] For its fourth participation to the Africa CEO Forum, ABAX, an international management company, headquartered in Mauritius, will meet its partners on March 26 and 27 in Abidjan.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

De Lille Hearing Adjourned

[DA] The disciplinary hearing against Ms De Lille was adjourned today after one of the Panel members, Adv P Monchusi, decided to withdraw from the proceedings. This should in no way be construed as an admission of any wrongdoing on the part of Adv Monc…

[DA] The disciplinary hearing against Ms De Lille was adjourned today after one of the Panel members, Adv P Monchusi, decided to withdraw from the proceedings. This should in no way be construed as an admission of any wrongdoing on the part of Adv Monchusi, as he made it clear that he was withdrawing solely to avoid any potential risk to the proceedings, subsequent to arguments being presented by Ms De Lille's legal representative with regard to a recusal application.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa