People Wanted a Punching Bag and Found Me – Election Body Boss

[Nation] Mr Wafula Chebukati has been the man on the spot since the Supreme Court decided that the commission he leads bungled the August 8 election and that its declared results for the presidency could not stand.

[Nation] Mr Wafula Chebukati has been the man on the spot since the Supreme Court decided that the commission he leads bungled the August 8 election and that its declared results for the presidency could not stand.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Repeat Poll Shows August Win Was Valid – President Kenyatta

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta last evening described his re-election as a validation of his victory in the August poll whose results were nullified by the Supreme Court.

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta last evening described his re-election as a validation of his victory in the August poll whose results were nullified by the Supreme Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

MISA Zambia Polls Degenerates Into PF Vs UPND Battle

The race for leadership of the Media Institute for Southern Africa-Zambia Chapter has degenerated into a political battle between the ruling Patriotic Front and the main opposition UPND. According to sources, incumbent chairperson Hellen Mwale and all her sympathisers have … Continued

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The race for leadership of the Media Institute for Southern Africa-Zambia Chapter has degenerated into a political battle between the ruling Patriotic Front and the main opposition UPND. According to sources, incumbent chairperson Hellen Mwale and all her sympathisers have been accused of being PF aligned candidates. A team of journalists led by Wilson Mpondamali, Hyde Haguta and others are allegedly being sponsored by the opposition UPND. The election will be held on November 4 at Cresta Golfview Hotel in Lusaka. Five positions are up for grabs which include Chairperson and the deputyplus three board members. Corcerns, however, have emerged that the electoral college has not been clearly defined. Most journalists want MISA Zambia depoliticized although historical pattern suggests the organisation has been used by different interest groups to advance political agenda. The post MISA Zambia Polls Degenerates Into PF Vs UPND Battle appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MISA Zambia Polls Degenerates Into PF Vs UPND Battle

The race for leadership of the Media Institute for Southern Africa-Zambia Chapter has degenerated into a political battle between the ruling Patriotic Front and the main opposition UPND. According to sources, incumbent chairperson Hellen Mwale and all her sympathisers have … Continued

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The race for leadership of the Media Institute for Southern Africa-Zambia Chapter has degenerated into a political battle between the ruling Patriotic Front and the main opposition UPND. According to sources, incumbent chairperson Hellen Mwale and all her sympathisers have been accused of being PF aligned candidates. A team of journalists led by Wilson Mpondamali, Hyde Haguta and others are allegedly being sponsored by the opposition UPND. The election will be held on November 4 at Cresta Golfview Hotel in Lusaka. Five positions are up for grabs which include Chairperson and the deputyplus three board members. Corcerns, however, have emerged that the electoral college has not been clearly defined. Most journalists want MISA Zambia depoliticized although historical pattern suggests the organisation has been used by different interest groups to advance political agenda. The post MISA Zambia Polls Degenerates Into PF Vs UPND Battle appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Nevers Threatens To Abandon Muvi TV Program After His Claim To MMD Presidency Is Challenged

There was drama at MUVI television studios on Sunday where Dr Nevers Mumba accused the producers of the popular live talk show program The Assignment of setting up with MMD national secretary Raphael Nakachinda without prior notification. Dr Mumba was … Continued

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There was drama at MUVI television studios on Sunday where Dr Nevers Mumba accused the producers of the popular live talk show program The Assignment of setting up with MMD national secretary Raphael Nakachinda without prior notification. Dr Mumba was incensed when his former spokesperson Nakacinda called in via video to challenge his claims regarding the leadership of the former ruling party. Dr Mumba who was featuring on Muvi TV as “party president” refused to engage Nakacinda whom he said was not his equal. He told the producers that he would engage the MMD President Felix Mutati because he had a claim to his position. “If he is National Secretary let him talk to his equal number, if Mutati comes I will stop here and talk to him because he claims to have my position,” Dr Mumba said. Presenter Master Chimbala insisted on having Dr Mumba continue as Nakachinda mounted the challenge. “No, am saying to you that if president Mutati comes right now and sits where he is seated (Nakacinda) we will have the discussion. Right now you are making me talk to somebody who I have no business talking to,†the visibly disturbed Dr Mumba responded. Dr Mumba later tried to force entry to the production studio of the TV station where he accused the producers of the program of hiding Nakacinda. “I know you planned this so that you can embarrass me. I should have been told that I was featuring with somebody. This was a scheme to embarrass me. This is wrong and you know it,†fumed Dr Mumba as he stormed out of the studios He is reported to have threatened to go to Prime Television to expose Muvi Tv on what he claimed was a scheme to destroy his argument against the duly elected Mutati. Dr Mumba waited for over 30 minutes so that he could prove if indeed the MMD National Secretary Nakacinda was not right at the studios as well. Nakacinda had courageously called in to confront his former president so as to prove who the true office bearers of the once vibrant party were. Nakacinda produced evidence to prove that the convention was legal as per constitutional requirement of the party and produced the ruling from the High Court which threw out the injunction petition against the holding of the convention. The post Nevers Threatens To Abandon Muvi TV Program After His Claim To MMD Presidency Is Challenged appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nevers Threatens To Abandon Muvi TV Program After His Claim To MMD Presidency Is Challenged

There was drama at MUVI television studios on Sunday where Dr Nevers Mumba accused the producers of the popular live talk show program The Assignment of setting up with MMD national secretary Raphael Nakachinda without prior notification. Dr Mumba was … Continued

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There was drama at MUVI television studios on Sunday where Dr Nevers Mumba accused the producers of the popular live talk show program The Assignment of setting up with MMD national secretary Raphael Nakachinda without prior notification. Dr Mumba was incensed when his former spokesperson Nakacinda called in via video to challenge his claims regarding the leadership of the former ruling party. Dr Mumba who was featuring on Muvi TV as “party president” refused to engage Nakacinda whom he said was not his equal. He told the producers that he would engage the MMD President Felix Mutati because he had a claim to his position. “If he is National Secretary let him talk to his equal number, if Mutati comes I will stop here and talk to him because he claims to have my position,” Dr Mumba said. Presenter Master Chimbala insisted on having Dr Mumba continue as Nakachinda mounted the challenge. “No, am saying to you that if president Mutati comes right now and sits where he is seated (Nakacinda) we will have the discussion. Right now you are making me talk to somebody who I have no business talking to,†the visibly disturbed Dr Mumba responded. Dr Mumba later tried to force entry to the production studio of the TV station where he accused the producers of the program of hiding Nakacinda. “I know you planned this so that you can embarrass me. I should have been told that I was featuring with somebody. This was a scheme to embarrass me. This is wrong and you know it,†fumed Dr Mumba as he stormed out of the studios He is reported to have threatened to go to Prime Television to expose Muvi Tv on what he claimed was a scheme to destroy his argument against the duly elected Mutati. Dr Mumba waited for over 30 minutes so that he could prove if indeed the MMD National Secretary Nakacinda was not right at the studios as well. Nakacinda had courageously called in to confront his former president so as to prove who the true office bearers of the once vibrant party were. Nakacinda produced evidence to prove that the convention was legal as per constitutional requirement of the party and produced the ruling from the High Court which threw out the injunction petition against the holding of the convention. The post Nevers Threatens To Abandon Muvi TV Program After His Claim To MMD Presidency Is Challenged appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Disintegrating State Capacity Is a Betrayal of Democracy

[Democracy Works] State capacity – the ability of the South African state to implement its declared policies, public services and programmes — has been undermined by systemic corruption, poor skills at critical levels and not holding officials account…

[Democracy Works] State capacity - the ability of the South African state to implement its declared policies, public services and programmes -- has been undermined by systemic corruption, poor skills at critical levels and not holding officials accountable for wrongdoing.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Young People Will Be Called Upon to Take Over the Helm of Mauritius in the Future, Says PM

[Government of Mauritius] The children of today, endowed with extraordinary potential, represent the future and, will be called upon to take over the helm of Mauritius, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and Nati…

[Government of Mauritius] The children of today, endowed with extraordinary potential, represent the future and, will be called upon to take over the helm of Mauritius, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today in Triolet.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius