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Daily Archives: January 10, 2017

Moukandjo shoulders Cameroon hopes

Benjamin Moukandjo

Benjamin Moukandjo insists he feels no pressure taking over the Cameroon captaincy as the forward prepares to lead a diminished squad into the Africa Cup of Nations this weekend. The 28-year-old striker with French Ligue 1 strugglers Lorient was handed the armband by the Indomitable Lions’ coach Hugo Broos and has since seen established stars such as Liverpool defender Joel ...

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17 arrested in connection to Kim Kardashian jewelry heist

17 Arrested in Paris Robbery of Kim Kardashian West: Police. "

PARIS –  French police arrested 17 people Monday in connection with the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, finding weapons and a large amount of cash during multiple raids. Paris police officials said the arrests took place starting around 6 a.m. in different locations in the Paris region and the south of ...

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Guinea-Bissau plan more shocks

© Baciro Cande

Debutants Guinea-Bissau achieved one of the most remarkable qualifications in the 60-year-old Africa Cup of Nations by reaching the 2017 finals, and are plotting more shocks. The Djurtus (wild dogs) topped a group, ahead of former champions Congo Brazzaville and Zambia and Kenya, that they were considered certainties to prop up. Like Botswana, Cape Verde and Niger earlier this decade, ...

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie agree to keep divorce details private

May 28, 2014: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the world premiere of "Maleficent" in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES –  Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family, the actors announced in a joint statement Monday. Their statement released Monday night to The Associated Press said that they will keep future details of their divorce confidential by using a ...

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Trump son-in-law role needs review, Democrats say

An anti-nepotism law does not bar Jared Kushner from taking a White House job, his lawyer says

Democrats have called for US President-elect Donald Trump’s naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser to be reviewed over concerns of nepotism and conflict of interest. A group want the Justice Department and Office of Government Ethics to scrutinise “legal issues” related to the appointment of Jared Kushner, 35. His lawyer says the post does not breach anti-nepotism laws. ...

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Gambian minister ‘quits in protest’ amid political impasse

West African leaders have been trying to convince Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (centre) to step down

Gambian information minister Sheriff Bojang has resigned to protest President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept defeat in last month’s presidential election, reports say. Efforts to contest the results were “an attempt to subvert the express will” of the Gambian people, he said in a statement, Reuters news agency reports. State television reported that Mr Bojang had been sacked. The UN ...

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President Lungu does not qualify to stand in 2021 – YALI

President Edgar Lungu

The Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) says the current constitution disqualifies President Edgar Lungu from standing in 2021. The organization has therefore observed the need to take this matter to the Constitutional Court for determination. YALI Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza tells QTV News that there are two views that are expulsed by President Lungu and the other by other stakeholders ...

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Charles Chimumbwa endorses Lungu

PF President Edgar Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina

Former Patriotic Front Secretary General Charles Chimumbwa has endorsed the candidature of President Edgar Lungu as the PF candidate for the 2021 general elections. Mr. Chimumbwa tells QFM News that there is no need to experiment when the party has tested, trusted and exemplary leadership. Mr. Chimumbwa says President Lungu has worked and continues to work hard in running both ...

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4, 076 criminal and civil cases were filed in Lusaka High Court in 2016

Lusaka High Court

Government has reaffirmed its commitment in strengthening institutions in the criminal justice system in the country. Speaking during the opening of the criminal justice system session in Lusaka today, Justice Minister Given Lubinda says this can be seen by the establishment of new courts such as the constitutional court, the court of appeal and the construction of new prisons and ...

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CTPD urges govt to state its position in Malawi maize scandal

CTPD Acting executive director Isaac Mwaipopo

The Centre for Trade policy and Development has called on government to state its position in the Malawi maize gate scandal. CTPD Acting Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo tells QTV News in a statement that his organization finds the revelations shared by Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Development citing Zambia’s President and the Minister of Agriculture to have been at ...

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