OPINION: Kalaba’s Korea Outburst has to be Statement of the Week

What a week it has been with the US42 million of procurement of fire tenders topping the list. But there was perhaps something more baffling than anything the US$42 million expenditure on fire tenders would invoke. It was the Harry … Continued

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What a week it has been with the US42 million of procurement of fire tenders topping the list. But there was perhaps something more baffling than anything the US$42 million expenditure on fire tenders would invoke. It was the Harry Kalaba statement against North Korea. What was the genesis of that statement? It seemed to have come out of the blue and with absolutely no necessity for it. In case one missed it, here it is. PRESS RELEASE BY HON. HARRY KALABA, MP, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON THE NUCLEAR TEST AND FIRING OF BALLISTIC MISSILES BY THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA. The Government of the Republic of Zambia is deeply concerned over the continued firing of ballistic missiles and nuclear tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea despite international outcry to cease such activities. As a member of the United Nations and a State Party to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Zambia supports calls from the international community for nuclear disarmament and subsequently urges the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea not to engage in provocative acts but to participate in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Republic of Zambia, therefore, calls on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to abandon its nuclear programmes and comply with the respective resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. Hon. Harry Kalaba 20th September, 2017 Well whatever prompted Kalaba to issue this statement must have been very strong. Naturally Kalaba is not one that issues emotional statements but to have issued something way out of his league raises questions about what state he was in. surely even if North Korea is rubbing the global conscious, Zambia is not the one to pick up the stick and threaten Pyong Yang. What muscle does Zambia have to even talk about anything concerning a nuclear war? Like many people have suggested we better stick to fighting army worms. Whatever it is this has got to be the utterance of the week. The post OPINION: Kalaba’s Korea Outburst has to be Statement of the Week appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Grumpy’ Kambwili Praises Pres. Lungu

Expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has found something positive in President Edgar Lungu after months of just bashing anything about the Head of State. Kambwili has welcomed President Lungu’s call for investigation on the procurement of the US$42 … Continued

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Expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has found something positive in President Edgar Lungu after months of just bashing anything about the Head of State. Kambwili has welcomed President Lungu’s call for investigation on the procurement of the US$42 million fire tenders. The Roan lawmaker said that President Lungu had done the right thing by calling for the investigation in the matter that has stirred a public outcry. Kambwili said that the Head of State should ask the people involved in the matter to step aside until investigations are concluded. “What President Lungu has done is as it should be. We also appeal to the President to ask those that were involved to be suspended until investigations are concluded,†he said. The purchase of the fire tenders has raised dust with the public demanding answers from the ministry of local government and Zambia Public Procurement Authority. The post ‘Grumpy’ Kambwili Praises Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kebbi – 400 Almajiri Children Enroll in School

[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -Over 400 almajiri children have been enrolled in a mass literacy programme initiated by the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bagudu, for less privileged children.

[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -Over 400 almajiri children have been enrolled in a mass literacy programme initiated by the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bagudu, for less privileged children.

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Musician Advocates Support for Govt’s Change Campaign Through Music

[Vanguard] An up and coming musician, Idopise Emmanuel, popularly called , “Mr Jack”, has appealed to musicians to support the change agenda of the Federal Government through their choice of lyrics.

[Vanguard] An up and coming musician, Idopise Emmanuel, popularly called , "Mr Jack", has appealed to musicians to support the change agenda of the Federal Government through their choice of lyrics.

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UK Indicts Nigeria Over Radio Biafra

[Vanguard] The United Kingdom has blamed Nigeria for the continued operation of pirate Radio Biafra which the Indigenous People of Biafra (POB)uses to preach hate against the country.

[Vanguard] The United Kingdom has blamed Nigeria for the continued operation of pirate Radio Biafra which the Indigenous People of Biafra (POB)uses to preach hate against the country.

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FM Meets Secretary General of OIC

[SNA] New York -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour , met, yesterday, Wednesday, in New York, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousif bin Ahmed al- Otheimin, and congratulated him for takin…

[SNA] New York -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour , met, yesterday, Wednesday, in New York, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousif bin Ahmed al- Otheimin, and congratulated him for taking the position of secretary general.

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Govt Summons Turkish Ambassador Over Illicit Arms Exports

[This Day] The federal government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl, for talks over the massive illegal shipment of arms from his country to Nigeria.

[This Day] The federal government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl, for talks over the massive illegal shipment of arms from his country to Nigeria.

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