Africa

Be firm – President Sata urges the Justice Lovemore Chikopa’s tribunal

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has urged members of the tribunal established to probe alleged professional misconduct of three judges not to be intimidated as their assignment is backed by the Zambian Constitution. Mr Sata said the Republican Constitution mandated them to carry out their work as members of the tribunal and that natural justice demanded that the accused should be heard. He said at State House...

Swazis reject monarch in public poll

A public poll in Swaziland showed that 43% of the population disapproved of Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati’s III, earning a sharp rebuke from the government on Monday. The poll by the US-based Gallup ranked Mswati among Africa’s least popular leaders. “Confidence in institutions is strongly associated with approval of the chief executive’s performance,” said Gallup in the survey. But the government rejected the results...

Zanu PF raps Zuma over Malema

Some of President Robert Mugabe’s closest officials have attacked South African president and mediator to Zimbabwe’s political crisis Jacob Zuma, describing him as questionable. Absalom Sikhosana, the Zanu PF secretary for youth affairs, and Stan Kasukuwere, the league’s secretary for foreign affairs, told journalists in Harare that the youth league respected expelled African National Congress (ANC) youth leader Julius Malema more than Zuma. Malema enjoyed...

Africa’s only female presidents join forces to support women

The only two female heads of state in Africa, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Malawian President Joyce Banda, have just committed to using their positions to improve the lives of women across the continent. Both Sirleaf and Banda have long championed women’s rights. And on Apr. 29 in Monrovia, two years into what the African Union (AU) has declared the “Women’s Decade”, they...

Malawi vs. Zambia – WHAT A COINCIDENCE…

Amazing............................ 1.    Both Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Dr. Kamuzu Banda were longest serving President's of both countries and their roots are somehow not traced from Zambia and Malawi, respectively. Both Kaunda and Kamuzu, having a common slogan of"Wamuyaya" (Forever), had something to carry in their hands as a symbol of Authority. 2.    FTJ Chiluba, born in 1943, took over from Kenneth Kaunda and Bakili Muluzi,born in 1943, took over from Kamuzu Banda. Both Chiluba and Muluzi...

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