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Watch the Virtual Launch of the Early Warning and Early Response System

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#Mwebantu, The Early Warning and Early Response System Projeect has officially been launched. The project falls under the Democracy strengthening in Zambia project and will be used during the upcoming August 12 General Election Zambia and beyond. To learn all about the system, watch the video of the launch that took place virtually and brought to you by Human Rights Commission , UNDP and other partners.

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67 immigrants rounded up in Kitwe clean up

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MORE than 60 people have been nabbed on the Copperbelt by the Department of immigration for abrogating the terms and conditions of their immigration permits and trading illegally.

The operation was jointly conducted by immigration officers from Ndola and Kitwe following a public outcry over the influx of illegal immigrants.

Department of immigration Spokesperson Namati Nshinka said the operation was carried out on June 25th and 67 persons in a clean-up operation conducted in various parts of Kitwe were apprehended.

Those nabbed were 34 Tanzanians from Chisokone Market for trading without permits, and 14 Chinese for abrogating the terms and conditions of their immigration permits. Others apprehended were 11 Suspected Prohibited Immigrants, Five Congolese, Two Burundians, and One Malawian,” he said.

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South Sudan makes push to lead the Pan African Parliament

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THE East African Caucus at the Pan African Parliament (PAP) is reportedly rallying behind Hon. Albino Aboug from South Sudan in the upcoming Presidential elections for the continental parliament scheduled for the 29th of June 2022 in Midrand, South Africa. PAP will elect new leaders for all political positions in its Parliament later this month.

Hon. Aboug is a Member of the South Sudan National Assembly and the presidential special envoy for Salva Kiir. He has held numerous diplomatic positions across Africa and has been termed “the best person to unify the PAP and ensure the complete ratification of the Malabo protocol” by the Speaker of South Sudan, Rt. Hon. Jemma Nunu Kumba in a communication to all Parliaments in Africa.

Hon. Aboug is expected to run against either Hon. Fortune Charumbira from Zimbabwe or Yeremia Chihana from Malawi both of whom are battling to represent Southern Africa and a yet to be nominated representative from North Africa. Aboug is deemed a shoo-in for the role by former Speaker of Kenya, Rt. Hon. Kenneth Marende who worked with, and mentored him for many years. According to Marende, “Aboug brings a fresh perspective to the parliament, and unparalleled insight of a child soldier, turned refugee, who became a business magnate and political leader in Africa”.

Hon. Aboug says he is a “self-made man who battled his whole life for the freedom of Africans”. Although both he and President Kiir come from the same state, he says they are not related in anyway. His diplomatic appoints were based on his political activism, diplomatic expertise and the strong network that he has developed with various heads of state across the world.

Once elected, Aboug plans to get the continental parliament full legislative powers within 18 months of taking office. The East African caucus at the PAP had taken a very strong stance in May 2021 to ensure the region is led by South Sudan this time. Unlike Southern and North Africa where various candidates have shown interest in the role, East Africa is uniting behind the candidature of only Hon. Aboug. No other current member from the East has indicated interest to compete against South Sudan.

PAP meets 3 times a year for 2 weeks plenary sessions in SA.

Each member state of the African Union sends 5 MPs from the main political parties in their Parliament. Zambia’s PAP MPs are Hon. Mirriam Chonya(UPND), Hon. Newton Samkai(UPND), Hon. Mulenga Kampamba (PF), Hon. Miles Sampa (PF) and Hon. Menyani Zulu (Independent).

 

 

 

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Chishimba Kambwili applies for bail pending trial, accuses police of denying him bond.

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PATRIOTIC Front (PF) member, Chishimba Kambwili has applied in Kasama High Court for bail pending trial after he was allegedly denied police bond by the police

Dr Kambwili has also stated that because of being denied for long hours, his health has deteriorated and that a sleep easy machine had to be connected to his bed for him to sleep.

According to an affidavit filed in the Kasama High Court, Dr Kambwili said he was detained at Kabwata police station at the instance of the respondent and committed an unspecified offences.

“That on the same June 20th, 2022, I was transported to Kasama central police station at the instance of the respondent. That on the 21st June 2022, at Kasama central police , I was charged with the offence of expressing or showing hatred , ridicule or contempt for persons because of race, tribe or place of origin,” read the affidavit.

Dr Kambwili stated that immediately after being charged, he applied for police bond having being advised by his lawyers which advice he verily believed to be true and correct that the offence he was charged with is bondable and bailable.

“That not withstanding that the offence I am charged with, the respondent  (through Zambia Police) denied me bond on the basis that their superiors have not authorized them to grant me bond and now I have remained in their custody at Kasama central police,” read the affidavit.

Dr Kambwili stated that his health has deteriorated as the respondent had to connect a sleep easy machine to the holding cell to facilitate his treatment.

“That my advocates requested the respondent through the criminal investigations officer to furnish them with the date as to when I shall be taken to court, but where told that investigations were ongoing.That I verily believe that I am being unjustifiably and unlawfully detained by the respondent at the said police station as I am supposed to appear before an appropriate competent court within 24 hours,” read the affidavit.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, June 23rd, 2022)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

28 Jun 2022, 2:08 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

325,348 Total Cases
4,003 Deaths
320,234 Recovered

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