Landslides Kill Seven, Six Bodies Still Missing

[Monitor] Landslides caused by torrential rains have destroyed a number of villages in the mountainous district of Sironko, killing seven people on Monday evening, according to officials. Of the seven, officials say, only one body has been retrieved. T…

[Monitor] Landslides caused by torrential rains have destroyed a number of villages in the mountainous district of Sironko, killing seven people on Monday evening, according to officials. Of the seven, officials say, only one body has been retrieved. The other six are trapped beneath the mud.

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CAPS United, Dembare Face Off in Harare Derby

[New Zimbabwe] Giants CAPS United and Dynamos face off in the long awaited Harare derby at the National Sports Stadium with the Green Machine a severely depleted side with their chief striker Dominic Chungwa suspended for accumulating yellow cards in p…

[New Zimbabwe] Giants CAPS United and Dynamos face off in the long awaited Harare derby at the National Sports Stadium with the Green Machine a severely depleted side with their chief striker Dominic Chungwa suspended for accumulating yellow cards in previous matches.

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Health Sector in Sick Bay Over Funding Crisis

[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s recently launched heath sector strategy, which requires funding to the tune of $2.7- billion over five years, suffers from a funding gap of more than half a billion dollars, a confidential government document reveals.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's recently launched heath sector strategy, which requires funding to the tune of $2.7- billion over five years, suffers from a funding gap of more than half a billion dollars, a confidential government document reveals.

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Amnesty Accuses Authorities of Detaining Hundreds Illegally

[This Day] Global rights group, Amnesty International, has accused the federal government of illegal detention of several Nigerians and raised concern that hundreds of people are being held in secret detention.

[This Day] Global rights group, Amnesty International, has accused the federal government of illegal detention of several Nigerians and raised concern that hundreds of people are being held in secret detention.

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Ukwa In Lusaka

Popular Nigerian comedian Nkem Owoh better known as Ukwa has arrived in the country for some performance alongside top Zambian comedians at the Mulungushi International Centre. Ukwa will be part of the cast on Friday alongside the likes of Bob … Continued

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Popular Nigerian comedian Nkem Owoh better known as Ukwa has arrived in the country for some performance alongside top Zambian comedians at the Mulungushi International Centre. Ukwa will be part of the cast on Friday alongside the likes of Bob Nkosha of the Dorika fame, Dangerous J’burg, Lee Nonde (Ba Robby), Katebe Chibwe, Sinkala ‘Big Head’ among others. The leading Nigerian comedian whom many recognize from his popular acts on satellite television took off his comical hat to talk about the importance of the citizenry knowing their status. He was pressed by a horde of journalists at ZNBC seeking to be politically correct to comment on President Edgar Lungu’s declaration that HIV/AIDS testing be made mandatory. Ukwa said the move was important in moving forward in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He said that citizens should heed the calls and voluntarily be tested as a way of helping fighting the HIV/AIDS scourge. This is the second time Ukwa is coming to Zambia for some performances after having been in the country in 2007. The post Ukwa In Lusaka appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Erratic’ Fwayo Back At Chipolopolo Camp

The Fwayo Tembo-Wedson Nyirenda soap opera has just updated itself with the Lusaka Dynamos midfielder making a last minute change of heart to join the Chipolopolo camp. Tembo ironically became the last player to join camp after all the foreign … Continued

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The Fwayo Tembo-Wedson Nyirenda soap opera has just updated itself with the Lusaka Dynamos midfielder making a last minute change of heart to join the Chipolopolo camp. Tembo ironically became the last player to join camp after all the foreign based players summoned reported for duty. The unsettled yet talented Tembo had initially turned down the call for national duty on grounds of having a frosty relationship with coach Wedson Nyirenda whose high premium on discipline does not sit well with the player. Tembo got on the wrong side of the coach after having refused to travel for an international friendly match against South Africa after confirming his availability. However, the player was left out of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) fixtures against South Africa that ended up in qualification. Tembo’s backers rose up in arms demanding his inclusion for the September round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Nyirenda acceding to their demands. The player however loudly turned down the call up but seems to have thought better with a change of heart. Tembo has teamed up with his colleagues at the Chipolopolo camp at Golden Peacock in Lusaka. The post ‘Erratic’ Fwayo Back At Chipolopolo Camp appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mr. Ibu Excited Over ‘Most Influential Nigerians’ Overhaul

[Vanguard] “You made it possible by assembling all these beautiful materials on Igbo sons and daughters; you too can do it for Nigerians in general. A lot of people are hoping to be part of this wonderful project, but they can’t find their ways into it…

[Vanguard] "You made it possible by assembling all these beautiful materials on Igbo sons and daughters; you too can do it for Nigerians in general. A lot of people are hoping to be part of this wonderful project, but they can't find their ways into it, because it's only designed for Igbo people.

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Govt to Extend Railway Lines to North-West States – Minister

[This Day] Sokoto -The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday said the federal government is fully committed to extending railway lines to all states in the North-west to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of the citizens.

[This Day] Sokoto -The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday said the federal government is fully committed to extending railway lines to all states in the North-west to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of the citizens.

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We Harbour No Bitterness – Hichilema Tells Congregants

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says he has forgiven the people behind his four months incarceration on a charge of treason. Addressing congregants at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross during a thanks giving prayer session for his release, Hichilema said … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says he has forgiven the people behind his four months incarceration on a charge of treason. Addressing congregants at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross during a thanks giving prayer session for his release, Hichilema said that he had reflected on events that had happened to him and opted to forgive his persecutors. The UPND leader said that his speech was on behalf of his colleagues that were arrested with him. “To him that believes, all things are possible, therefore allow me to take this opportunity to say that a country that is divided against itself cannot stand. It is from this background that I urge all of us Zambians residents of this country to put our differences aside and focus on the common good of our great nation Zambia,†he said. “I want to say to you on behalf of my colleagues, that despite the injustices, despite the inhuman treatment that we endured following our brutal arrest and detention we harbour no bitterness; we harbor no anger, because the Bible says if you are angry all the time, you will make mistakes so we harbour no hatred.†He added: “I therefore say on behalf of our colleagues, I Hakainde Hichilema having reflected on everything that happened in light of the word of God and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ we do hereby forgive all of those…†The church meeting was attended by several high profile personalities including the five people that were arrested with Hichilema. The post We Harbour No Bitterness – Hichilema Tells Congregants appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘It’s Time to Pull Biafra Leader Back to Where He Belongs, Dump Key in Atlantic Ocean’

[Vanguard] The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media, Laurretta Onochie, Tuesday said that the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, should be pulled back to where he belongs having violated three of his bail condi…

[Vanguard] The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media, Laurretta Onochie, Tuesday said that the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, should be pulled back to where he belongs having violated three of his bail conditions granted him by court.

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