You Will Never Be Left Behind, Kagame Tells Voters in Karongi

[New Times] Presidential candidate Paul Kagame has reassured residents in Western Province district of Karongi that no one will be left behind in the country’s development process.

[New Times] Presidential candidate Paul Kagame has reassured residents in Western Province district of Karongi that no one will be left behind in the country's development process.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

I Will Give You Free Water – Mpayimana

[New Times] Independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana has told voters in Kirehe District that Rwandans will not be paying for water under his government should he win the forthcoming presidential election.

[New Times] Independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana has told voters in Kirehe District that Rwandans will not be paying for water under his government should he win the forthcoming presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Habineza Pledges to Protect Environment, Improve Social Welfare

[New Times] As he took his campaign rallies to south-western Rwanda, the flag bearer for Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank Habineza, said he will ensure River Nyabarongo is protected and fully serves citizens in various ways.

[New Times] As he took his campaign rallies to south-western Rwanda, the flag bearer for Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank Habineza, said he will ensure River Nyabarongo is protected and fully serves citizens in various ways.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

The Best is Yet to Come, Says Kagame

[New Times] Paul Kagame, the RPF-Inkotanyi flagbearer in the presidential race, has said that better days are ahead for Rwandans, whom he said should look forward to continued progress.

[New Times] Paul Kagame, the RPF-Inkotanyi flagbearer in the presidential race, has said that better days are ahead for Rwandans, whom he said should look forward to continued progress.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

U.S. Monitor Lauds Election Plans

[Nation] The election monitoring body established by former US President Jimmy Carter has praised Kenya’s “strengthening democratic culture” while at the same time warning of the threat of violence in a pre-election report released on Thursday.

[Nation] The election monitoring body established by former US President Jimmy Carter has praised Kenya's "strengthening democratic culture" while at the same time warning of the threat of violence in a pre-election report released on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

OPINION: The Kambwili Versus Frank Bwalya Popularity Contest

Watching Patriotic Front deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya trading verbal blows with expelled PF Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili makes for top rate political comedy. More comical to the more politically informed is the fact that Bwalya is dressing down … Continued

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Watching Patriotic Front deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya trading verbal blows with expelled PF Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili makes for top rate political comedy. More comical to the more politically informed is the fact that Bwalya is dressing down Kambwili from the PF high table that not too long ago the Roan constituency strongman bashed the former man of the cloth from. Kambwili in vicious defence of the PF infamously called in on a live radio program in May 2013 and declared that Bwalya was mad as happened with anyone who abandoned the priestly calling to pursue worldly things. The two never saw eye to eye with Kambwili strong headedly defending the PF while Bwalya had become a master attacker. To imagine that the two have swapped positions with Bwalya being the defender in chief of everything PF while Kambwili stands out in the cold after being hounded out makes a curious lesson in history. Maybe Bwalya should mirror some of what has happened to Kambwili as something that may possibly happen to him in future should he fall out with the PF. Remember nothing is permanent in politics as lessons abound. The country has seen previously powerful politicians fall out and become laughing stocks once the power they imagine permanent is stripped off them. Did we not previously see even lowly placed cadres like Esther Nakawala at the height of the third term? In case you have forgotten Nakawala is the lady that spouted something like this to then anti third term soldier Dipak Patel, “We will make you go back to India on foot.†Even the violence famed William Banda once stood strong that he could dress down ministers in the presence of President Rupiah Banda. People may wonder why we are giving all these examples, it is just simply to guide on the illusion of power that blinds lowly placed men once they acquire a bit of it. What happened to Kambwili was always going to happen to him given the manner he decided to practice his politics. He went about opening too many battle fronts that his fall has left the more politically informed unsurprised. Even as Bwalya is taking pot shots choosing to be the lead attacker, he should do better than just replicate the template of those before him. For in the words of political rabble-rouser “politics teyabanaâ€! Now it could appear that Bwalya claims to have more PF DNA in him that Kambwili. Could it be true? The post OPINION: The Kambwili Versus Frank Bwalya Popularity Contest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Obasanjo Knelt Down for Ghadaffi, Used Me Against Atiku, Makarfi – Fayose

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has made some of the most far-reaching revelations yet about the years in office of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has made some of the most far-reaching revelations yet about the years in office of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U-17 Clash With Malawi In Cosafa Semis

The Zambia U-17 Men’s Football National Team will have to dig deep when they face a confident Malawi side that has won all its games at the Cosafa championship. Zambia and Malawi square off in the first semi final of … Continued

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The Zambia U-17 Men’s Football National Team will have to dig deep when they face a confident Malawi side that has won all its games at the Cosafa championship. Zambia and Malawi square off in the first semi final of the day at the Francois Xavier Stadium with a place in Sunday’s final at stake. Coach Numba Mumamba will revert to his strongest side after resting nine players in the 1-0 loss to Mozambique as the technical bench gave other players a chance to play. The deadly striking partnership of tournament leading scorer Lameck Banda with five goals and his partner in crime Martin Njobvu who has three goals will be back in the cast. Having taken their feet off the gas pedal after match day one when the hammered Madagascar 7-1 the Zambian team will be expected to give the match against Malawi who have not conceded any goal their best shot to keep their target of lifting the trophy a reality. Skipper Prince Mumba, midfield genius Muma Mumba and the pint sized Niza Simutenda are expected to liven the show in midfield with their creative style of play. Clinton Lubula will also be expected to charge from the wing with Zambia expected to utilize every strength in their team. At the back defence pillar Kingsley Hakwiya will welcome back Victor Kasokola who missed out on the last two matches due to injury but has recovered to reclaim the leftback slot. Completing the backline will be Andrew Phiri and Jonathan Kapelembe while Emmanuel Mphasi will be between the sticks. Malawi got to this stage by beating Botswana 2-0, Zimbabwe 5-0 and Mauritius 2-0 while Zambia thumped Madagascar 7-1, edged South Africa 3-2 before losing to Mozambique 1-0. The match kicks of at 12:30 hours Mauritius time (10:30 Zambian time). In the other semi final South Africa will come up against hosts Mauritius in a 15:30 hours (Mauritius time) kickoff. (Source: FAZ Media) The post U-17 Clash With Malawi In Cosafa Semis appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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