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Impose sanctions on Hichilema, Chief Justice, police chief, speaker, and others – Zambian Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu Petitions USA

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In an unprecedented bold move, prominent Catholic Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has petitioned the United States government to impose financial and travel sanctions or bans on the President of Zambia and other top government officials for flagrant violations of human rights that are eroding democracy in the southern African country.

In a statement signed on behalf of OCIDA, an influential civil society group in Zambia addressed to Michael Gonzalez, US Ambassador to Zambia, the respected emeritus clergy said apart from President Hichilema, the Speaker of the National Assembly Nellie Mutti, Chief Justice Mumba Malila, Inspector General of Police Graphael Musamba and Home Minister Jack Mwiimbu must be ´punished´ following rising abuses of rights onto the people of Zambia.

OCIDA therefore petition, “the United States government to impose financial sanctions, visa restrictions and travel bans against top government officials undermining democratic rights in Zambia.”

The civil rights group accuse Mr Hichilema of “restricting public assembly, free association, expression, delayed justice and weaponizing the electoral commission of Zambia, police and parliament,” with the sole aim of suppressing Zambians.

The Director of Public Prosecution Gilbert Phiri has also come under fire for failure to prosecute cases that involve members of the ruling UPND party and prosecuting, mostly cases involving the opposition, especially those involving members of the previous administration of sixth President of Zambia Edgar Lungu, the PF.

There is growing concerns among political pundits that Zambia´s credentials as a growing African democracy have ´eroded´ since Mr Hichilema assumed office and banned all public rallies organised by the opposition after promising maximum freedom while in opposition. The instruction came from IG Musamba.

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What has concerned the pundits the most is the ´loud silence’ of the United States and its European Union (EU) allies that supported Mr Hichilema and condemned President Lungu pre-2021 August elections.

Many remain sceptical on whether the OCIDA petition will receive the ´urgent attention´ it deserves from the US, although it is coming from an influential civil society group that “fully backed” Mr Hichilema in his Presidential bid at the exclusion of Mr Lungu.

Zambians have been banned from holding public rallies since Mr Hichilema became President while laws are on the drawing board to license Zambians from positing dissenting videos on social media platforms such as Facebook and tik tok.

Dozen opposition leaders have either been dragged to court or arrested for expressing dissenting views in Zambia, the former First Family of Mr Lungu has not been spared.

Source: OCIDA (Our Civic Duty Association).

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‘Why I love Bobrisky’ – Tolani Baj

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‘Why I love Bobrisky’ – Tolani Baj

Big Brother Naija reality star and disc jockey, Tolani Baj, has expressed her admiration for embattled cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky.

She said she loves Bobrisky because he chooses whatever gender he wants to play at any point in time.

The reality star spoke in the teaser of the upcoming episode of the Bahd and Boujee Podcast, co-hosted by her and actress Moet Abebe.

“This is why I love Bobrisky, right? Bobrisky wakes up and plays a character; he, she, baby, whatever pronoun he likes,” she said.

Bobrisky, a self-proclaimed transwoman, admitted to being a man in court on Friday during his sentence for naira abuse and mutilation.

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People Claiming I Am The Father Of Mohbad’s Son Are Trying To Tarnish My Image – Oba Elegushi

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The Elegushi of the Ikate, Elegushi Kingdom, Lagos State, Oba Saheed Elegushi, has denied allegations claiming he is the father of Late Mohbad’s son, Liam Aloba.

Speaking via a statement by his media consultant, Deyemi Saka, the monarch described the rumors as a desperate attempt to tarnish his reputation by dragging him into the paternity dispute of Liam.

reports that following the passing of Mohbad, the paternity of his son has been called into question.

Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, insisted on a paternity test to ascertain if the late singer was indeed the father of his grandson.

Among the reactions to the paternity dispute was the allegation that Oba Elegushi could have fathered Mohbad’s son.

A TikToker by the name Oloriebimusicproduction2, made several posts on his TikTok page, alleging that the monarch might be implicated in the death of the late Mohbad.

It was also claimed that the monarch was leveraging his influence to obstruct justice for the late singer.

Reacting to the allegation, the monarch insisted that they were baseless accusations aimed at soiling him image.

Oba Elegushi also disclosed that a petition has been filed against individuals propagating these allegations.

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South Sudan’s first female pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge has risen to the position of captain with a major American airline company Delta AirLines after working with Ethiopian Airlines and FlyDubai.

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South Sudan’s first female pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge has risen to the position of captain with a major American airline company Delta AirLines after working with Ethiopian Airlines and FlyDubai.

Your hard work and perseverance have paid off. Congratulations to you sister, your brain is taking you far!

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