Gor Begin Continental Duty in Equatorial Guinea, AFC in Madagascar

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia begin their CAF Champions League campaign at home to Equatorial Guinea Champions Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the preliminary round fixtures on Wednesday.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia begin their CAF Champions League campaign at home to Equatorial Guinea Champions Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the preliminary round fixtures on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

Maiko Zulu, Njoya Tee Clash Over Pilato’s “Koswe Mumpoto”

Zambian artistes Njoya Tembo aka Njoya Tee and Maiko Zulu have clashed over the controversial song that Kitwe-based singer Pilato has released that is perceived to be direct attack at President Edgar Lungu and his government. Njoya, who is the … Continued

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Zambian artistes Njoya Tembo aka Njoya Tee and Maiko Zulu have clashed over the controversial song that Kitwe-based singer Pilato has released that is perceived to be direct attack at President Edgar Lungu and his government. Njoya, who is the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) president, says Pilato’s song fell below the standards of freedom expressions. “Despite Pilato not being our member, ZAM would like to disapprove of the latest song ‘Koswe Mumpoto’ done by Pilato as we deem it to be another abuse of freedom of expression using music. “It is very clear that the song in question is meant to demean the Head of State and President of Zambia,” Njoya states. Njoya says Pilato’s song was politically vindictive, judgmental and a conduit to promoting character assassination s well as division in the country. “ZAM believes that music should not at any given time be used as a tool to propagate hate speech, citizen hatred and bitterness,” he added. Njoya says Pilato’s last song received similar opposition but the singer went on to apologize. “It is regrettable and unfortunate that Pilato’s current song is once more against the core values of ZAM and does not help to steer positive change in society apart from being too politically malicious, defamatory and hostile. “ZAM would like to both denounce and distance itself again from this song and only believe that in due course, Pilato will find the right Christian and democratic reasons to openly apologize as he has done before,” he said. But Maiko Zulu says failure to embrace Pilato’s song showed lack of appreciation of art in the country. “Conscious music is a rare commodity in Zambia and across Africa and must be supported because its like a camera that photographs what is already in existence. This is music that is a hard reflection of what society and its people offer and often, this is not music for cowards. “Pilato is one artiste who has been a voice of many and deserves his space in this society which has given abundant space to music and movies which have sold vanity to the masses. “Yes one can decide to break this camera called PILATO but you see we are now in the age of GOOGLE and it has a bigger camera out in the sky near the moon, like Big Brother….if you know what I mean,” Maiko says. Pilato is enduring a hostile reception after releasing a song that metaphorically analyses Zambia describing ruling party officials as rats feasting on national resources. The post Maiko Zulu, Njoya Tee Clash Over Pilato’s “Koswe Mumpoto” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipu’s Kioko in SOYA List for ‘Most Promising’ Award

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Under-19 rugby winger Clinton Kioko headlines the list of six boys nominated for the annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) in the ‘most promising’ category.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Under-19 rugby winger Clinton Kioko headlines the list of six boys nominated for the annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) in the 'most promising' category.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Land Must Be Shared – Presidential Hopeful Dlamini-Zuma

[News24Wire] Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has delivered her final address ahead of this week’s ANC national elective conference, which could see her becoming the party’s first female president.

[News24Wire] Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has delivered her final address ahead of this week's ANC national elective conference, which could see her becoming the party's first female president.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jubilee MPs Troop to State House Ahead of EALA Vote

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Business in the National Assembly was on Wednesday morning temporarily held up due to lack of quorum as it emerged that Jubilee Party MPs were away attending a parliamentary group meeting at State House.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Business in the National Assembly was on Wednesday morning temporarily held up due to lack of quorum as it emerged that Jubilee Party MPs were away attending a parliamentary group meeting at State House.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Wetangula Tells NTSA Time to Pack and Leave as Road Carnage Escalates

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has called for a reconstitution of the National Transport and Safety Authority following recent wave of road accidents that has claimed the lives of at least 70 people in a span of 72 hours.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has called for a reconstitution of the National Transport and Safety Authority following recent wave of road accidents that has claimed the lives of at least 70 people in a span of 72 hours.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

RRA Devises New Ways to Up Collection of Land Taxes

[New Times] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has launched a campaign that aims at encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily pay land lease fees before the December 31 deadline to avoid paying fines.

[New Times] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has launched a campaign that aims at encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily pay land lease fees before the December 31 deadline to avoid paying fines.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda