OPINION: President Lungu and Zuma’s Political Romance

President Edgar Lungu and South Africa president Jacob Zuma have suddenly struck something of a telepathic relationship. The duo has exchanged notes a little too often to raise the suspicion as to what they could be up to? Interestingly Zuma … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu and South Africa president Jacob Zuma have suddenly struck something of a telepathic relationship. The duo has exchanged notes a little too often to raise the suspicion as to what they could be up to? Interestingly Zuma is a man too under incessant fire in his homeland having narrowly survived a no confidence motion in parliament. Zuma is also battling to hold the ANC ship together as it teeters on the brink of disaster with factions emerging ahead of the December congress that is set to choose Zuma’s successor. Factions are emerging within the African National Congress with prospective successors being lined up by different groupings within the ANC. Zuma has very much been a man under fire and could Zambia’s Lungu be the man providing a shoulder to lean on? After all President Lungu is a man too under extreme pressure back home. He has had to deal with vicious fall outs within the ruling Patriotic Front that has seen a shadow presidential race being propped up. It has not helped that President Lungu has offered himself as a candidate for the 2021 general elections putting him on the ballot for the third time. Not everyone has welcomed that quiet declaration for 2021 with possible heirs waging private wars. It is not a secret that there are those that fell out of the race after President Michael Sata died and only receded to the background to plot a comeback. Possible rivals for President Lungu although they dare not openly challenge him yet are Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba, Justice Minister Given Lubinda and expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili still fancies his chances of squeezing in the PF when the race opens. With the bond between President Lungu and Zuma looking stronger it seems to have also driven opposition political parties between the two countries closer. Opposition United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and Democratic Alliance (DA) president Mmusi Maimane have struck some recognizable public partnership. Maimane has openly rendered his support for Hichilema and recently hosted him after he was released from prison. With all the criss-cross of Zambian and South African politics what then does the Zuma and Lungu romance mean for Zambian politics? Two leaders at the heart of survival battles within their ranks leaning on each other’s shoulders, could this be an alliance of convenience or well-intended brotherly bond. The post OPINION: President Lungu and Zuma’s Political Romance appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Stray Dogs – Police Launch Shoot-to-Kill Operation

[Monitor] Masaka -Faced with the growing number of unvaccinated stray dogs in the area that are terrorising school-going children and residents, police in Masaka District have resorted to a shoot-to-kill approach to eliminate the animals.

[Monitor] Masaka -Faced with the growing number of unvaccinated stray dogs in the area that are terrorising school-going children and residents, police in Masaka District have resorted to a shoot-to-kill approach to eliminate the animals.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Official to Visit Another School to Investigate Rape Allegation

[News24Wire] Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on Monday expected to visit a secondary school in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where a pupil was allegedly raped by a scholar patroller.

[News24Wire] Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on Monday expected to visit a secondary school in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where a pupil was allegedly raped by a scholar patroller.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kutonga Kwaro Hits the Streets

[Zimbabwe Standard] Award-winning musician Mukudzei “Jah Prayzah” Mukombe has just made it harder to dismiss political innuendos from the title track of his 14-track album Kutonga Kwaro.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Award-winning musician Mukudzei "Jah Prayzah" Mukombe has just made it harder to dismiss political innuendos from the title track of his 14-track album Kutonga Kwaro.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Psquare Break Up – Peter Vs Paul : Who Can Survive Better Alone?

[Vanguard] The Psquare brand is a brand that pulls a huge weight and controls immense respect of which value is almost inestimable. The duo of Peter and Paul Okoye are a big money spinner, but it is worrisome if they can remain so individually.

[Vanguard] The Psquare brand is a brand that pulls a huge weight and controls immense respect of which value is almost inestimable. The duo of Peter and Paul Okoye are a big money spinner, but it is worrisome if they can remain so individually.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Jah Prayzah Unveils ‘Kutonga Kwaro’ in Style

[The Herald] Last Friday, all roads led to Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) where Uzumba-bred musician Jah Prayzah launched his eighth album, “Kutonga Kwaro” Though things started on a low note with fans disappointed that Nigerian supersta…

[The Herald] Last Friday, all roads led to Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) where Uzumba-bred musician Jah Prayzah launched his eighth album, "Kutonga Kwaro" Though things started on a low note with fans disappointed that Nigerian superstar Davido was no longer coming, the event later turned magical and his replacements Oliver Mtukudzi and Winky D did not disappoint.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Gov Ambode Unveils Late Afrobeat Legend, Fela’s Statue

[Leadership] Lagos -Lagos State governor, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday unveiled the Liberation Statue of late Afrobeat legend and freedom fighter, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti statue erected at Allen Roundabout in Ikeja area of the state.

[Leadership] Lagos -Lagos State governor, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday unveiled the Liberation Statue of late Afrobeat legend and freedom fighter, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti statue erected at Allen Roundabout in Ikeja area of the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Special Forces Deployed At Home of Friend of Slain Police Spokesman

[Monitor] Kampala -Special Forces Command (SFC) have taken over the security at the home of Ms Christine Mbabazi Muhoza, a woman said to be a close friend to slain police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who is currently under siege.

[Monitor] Kampala -Special Forces Command (SFC) have taken over the security at the home of Ms Christine Mbabazi Muhoza, a woman said to be a close friend to slain police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who is currently under siege.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

NRM Leaders in Buzaaya Vote Against Age Limit Bill

[Monitor] Kamuli -Leaders of the ruling National Resistance Movement in Buzaaya, Kamuli District have voted against the impending removal of age limit for presidential candidates from the Constitution.

[Monitor] Kamuli -Leaders of the ruling National Resistance Movement in Buzaaya, Kamuli District have voted against the impending removal of age limit for presidential candidates from the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda