Category Archives: Africa

Rwanda extends Covid19 strict lockdown to consolidate new gains

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Rwanda extends Covid19 strict lockdown to consolidate new gains. Whisper Eye News

In order to consolidate the gains made over the past few days in reducing Covid-19 cases, Rwanda has decided to extend a total lockdown in Kigali and some eight districts in the east Africa country, for five more days until July 31.

South Sudan rapper Murye Alex succumbs to accident injuries in Uganda

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South Sudan rapper Murye Alex succumbs to accident injuries in Uganda

South Sudan rapper Murye Alex killed in an accident in Uganda. Whisper Eye News

Prominent South Sudan Rapper and music producer Murye Alex, popularly known as Mantani has died.

Opinion: Lungu’s government can not organise free and fair elections

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By Sir APM Lukwesa, Zambia

Zambia’s General elections will be held on 12 August 2021 to elect the President, Members of Parliament, Mayors/Council Chairpersons and councillors.

The President is elected via the two-round system while the rest are elected by the first-past-the-post system in single-member constituencies, districts and wards.

Zambia 2021 Polls: Incumbent Zambian president inspects newly-built bus terminus in Kapiri Mposhi ahead of August polls

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Zambia Polls: Incumbent Zambian president inspects newly-built bus terminus in Kapiri Mposhi ahead of August polls

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu yesterday inspected the newly-built bus terminus in Kapiri Mposhi town as part of his campaign trail a head of the August polls.

Zambia top opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema distributes face masks while campaigning for presidency

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Zambia top opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema distributes face masks while campaigning for presidency

Most popular and major Zambian opposition leader Economist Hakainde Hichilema also known as HH by the Zambians has donated thousands of face masks to people in Lusaka’s Meanwood-Ndeke area during his presidential campaign trail.

Zambia Polls: Uganda’s Zayan’s CEO Mr Witonze Juma endorses opposition leader Hichilema for president

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Zambia Polls: Uganda’s Zayan’s CEO Mr Witonze Juma endorses opposition leader Hichilema for president.Whisper Eye News

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zayan Investment and seasonal politician in Uganda Mr Witonze Juma has endorsed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for president in the forthcoming general elections.

Zambia UPND MP Candidate Bornface Kondowe dead

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Zambia UPND MP Candidate Bornface Kondowe dead. Whisper Eye News

United Party for National Development (UPND) member of parliament (MP) candidate is reported dead.

Whisper Eye News has been informed by a reliable source that, Mr Bornface Kondowe, the UPND Kaumbwe constituency has died just 23 days to the polls.

Personality of the Day: Meet Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

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By Whisper Eye

HH was born on 4th June 1962 in Monze, Northern Rhodesia (present-day Zambia) he acquired a scholarship to study at the University of Zambia, and graduated in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Mr Hichilema pursued an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Having served ad the chief executive officer of both Coopers and Lybrand Zambia (1994-1998) and Grant Thornton Zambia (1998-2006) Hichilema is one of the most respected economists in Zambia and Africa.

History: Dr John Garang Last Speech de Mabior

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Dr. John Garang
Historical Speech :

Your Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, Your Excellency former President Daniel arap Moi, Your Excellencies heads of state and government, Your excellencies ambassadors and representatives of the international organizations, distinguished invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, compatriots, fellow countrymen and women, allow me at the outset to convey to you my best wishes for the new year.

Zambia: Pan-Africanists demand Prof. Lumumba clearance to the burial ceremony of former president Kaunda

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Zambia: Pan-Africanists demand prof. Lumumba clearance to the burial ceremony of former president Kaunda

Pan-Africanists in Zambia have asked government to allow popular Pan-Africanist professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba to attend the burial of former president Kenneth David Kaunda early next month.

Zambia: Why president Edgar Lungu declared 21 days to mourn Kaunda’s death?

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Zambia: Why president Edgar Lungu declared 21 days to mourn Kaunda’s death?

The first president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda also popularly known as KK in Zambia, died on Thursday June 17, 2021, at Lusaka Military Hospital.

Raila Odinga: Kenya cannot survive a supremacy war between it’s institutions

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One of the doctrines on which our constitutional order is built around is that of the “Separation of Powers.”

The doctrine requires that the executive, legislative and judicial functions of government are held by different institutions and that none of the institutions interferes with the function of the other.

Letter from Africa: How Zimbabwe is hauted by Robert Mugabe

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In our series of letters from Africa, Zimbabwean journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe writes that long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe, who died in 2019, seems to be causing trouble from beyond the grave.

Robert Mugabe’s relatives say he died a bitter man nearly two years after he was forced to hand over power to current President Emmerson Mnangagwa – and his bitterness, even in death, is creating feuds.

In an African traditional context, the dead can speak, often through a vengeful spirit that is believed to respond violently against erstwhile tormentors. Therefore, the spirit needs to be appeased to avoid the risk of being destroyed by it.

If Mugabe’s temperament in real life could be measured against the intensity of his supposed potential vengeful spirit, it would be like the molten lava that has recently been spewing from Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, consuming everything in its path.