Daily Archives: February 6, 2017

Afcon victory to unite Cameroon

Cameroon Football Club

The past three weeks have been eventful, with the government lockdown on the English speaking part of Cameroon. However, Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo hopes that winning the 2017 Afcon trophy will bring the country together. “Football brings people together. It helps us to celebrate a beautiful moment. Our country is facing a tough moment but we are just football players. ...

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Zambia to consult widely before pulling out of ICC – Lungu

President Lungu - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia needs to consult widely before any decision to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is made. The African Union (AU) has called for the mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court. But President Lungu has told Journalists shortly before departure for Botswana this afternoon that he will need to ask ...

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Child abuse: 7% of Australian Catholic priests alleged to be involved

Cardinal George Pell is Australia's most senior Catholic official

An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation’s Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010. In one religious order, over 40% of church figures were accused of abuse. Over 4,440 people claim to have been victims between 1980 and 2015, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse was told. ...

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Trump travel ban: States urge retention of temporary block

US legal residents from the seven countries named in the ban have been facing uncertainty

Restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven mainly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again”, lawyers for two US states argue. Counsel for Washington and Minnesota urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco to maintain its nationwide temporary restraining order. They are being backed by technology firms which say the travel ban is harmful to their businesses. Trump ...

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Kamanga extols referee Sikazwe

Referee Sikazwe Janny during the Cosafa Cup match between Namibia and Mauritias on the 06 July 2013 at Nkoloma Stadium
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Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga has hailed Zambian top referee Janny Sikazwe for the achievements he has continued to score. Sikazwe on Sunday was in charge of the final of the African Cup of Nations in which Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1 to become the 2017 champions of Africa. He became only the second Zambian official to handle ...

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PF reprimands Kambwili

Davies Mwila

The Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee has resolved to sanction Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili with a written reprimand for acting disrespectfully towards another party official by using derogatory and demeaning language. Mr Kambwili was facing various counts of gross misconduct. He was also given seven days to state why he should not be disciplined for allegedly accusing Luanshya ...

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Late winner gives Cameroon Afcon title


Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and seal a fifth Africa Cup of Nations in a thrilling, edgy final. Substitute Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home. Nicolas Nkoulou had earlier equalised for Cameroon, rising highest to power in a header on the hour ...

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Prince William to leave air ambulance in the summer


Prince William will leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot in the summer as he takes on more royal duties, Kensington Palace says. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will “increasingly base” their family in London, it said in a statement. Prince William said it was a “huge privilege” to fly with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which ...

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Trump ups criticism of judge over ban


US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The federal appeals court on Saturday rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim ...

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Farmers need finance management training- SAFADA

The Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA)  says  there is need to train farmers on how to best use the resources earned from their produce. SAFADA Director Boyd Moobwe says many farmers lack information on financial management and end up misusing their income. Mr. Moobwe says some farmers make a lot of money which if properly used can help grow ...

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