Zambia yaamua! Imefunga mipaka inayoingia katika taifa hilo na taifa laTanzania

Taifa la Zambia limekuwa la hivi karibuni kufunga mipaka yake na Tanzania baada ya kusajili visa vingi vya maambukizi ya corona Wikendi hii.

Huku taifa hilo likiendelea na juhudi za kuwapima watu, Zambia ilisajili visa 85 vipya vya maambukizi ya virusi hivyo Jumamosi hatua ambayo iliipelekea kuchukua hatua hiyo.

Kulingana na taarifa zilizochapishwa na The Citizen, visa 76 vilitokea katika maeneo ya Nyakonde, eneo ambalo linapakana na Tunduma Tanzania.

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Wakaazi kaunti ya Kilifi waogopa kwenda hospitalini

Waziri wa afya wa taifa hilo Chitalu Chilufya amesema watafunga mpaka huo ili kupunguza idadi ya maambukizi ya virusi hivyo.

“No traffic will be allowed in and out of the district,” Dr. Chilufya alisema.

Kwa kuwa mataifa yote mawili ni wanachama wa muungano wa kibiashara wa SADC, Chilufya alisema ni sharti hatua za haraka kuchukuliwa ili kupunguza usambaaji wa virusi hivyo.

Watu 23, 989 wamepona virusi vya corona Afrika

Haijabainika wazi ni lini marufuku hayo yatakapoisha japo waziri huyo amesema iwapo maambukizi katika mpaka huo yatapungua, basi watalazimika kuufungua.

 

Rubani jasiri anusuru maisha ya abiria ndege ilipopigwa na radi angani

Rubani aliyefanikiwa kutua salama pamoja na abiria wote 41 licha ya ndege hiyo kupigwa na radi na kuharibika vibaya amepongezwa.

Picha za ndege hiyo aina ya Proflight DHC-8-300 zimesambaa mtandaoni na ilikuwa inapaa kutoka Livingstone ikielekea jiji kuu la Zambia, Lusaka ilipopigwa na radi.

Rais Uhuru Akabidhiwa Rasmi Ripoti Ya BBI, Wananchi Kupokea Jumatano

Kulikuwa na mvua nyingi sana na radi ikapiga sehemu ya mbele ya ndege hiyo na kuiharibu kabisa.

Ndege hiyo ilikuwa inapaa angani futi 19000 hali hiyo hatari ilipotokea.

Abiria mmoja aliyekuwa akisafiria ndege hiyo alisema kuwa: ” Ndege yetu iliathiriwa na mvua kubwa iliokuwa inanyesha, na tulipokaribia kutua, tukasikia mngurumo wa radi. Tulishtuka sana, lakini baada ya dakika chache tulifika eneo salama.”

Nguzo Tisa Muhimu Zilizoangaziwa Kwenye BBI

Abiria pamoja na watumizi wa mtandao wengi waliziona picha hizo wanatoa wito kwa rubani wa ndege hiyo atuzwe.

“Ninashukuru juhudi za rubani huyo hodari, ameokoa maisha ya wengi, ameonyesha utaalamu wa hali ya juu.” mwengine alisema.

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Diplomats involved in Machakos accident airlifted to Nairobi

Two diplomats who were rushed to the Machakos level five hospital for treatment after being involved in a road accident yesterday, have been airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

 The diplomats, Zambian Ambassador to Kenya Brenda Mudenda and her Botswana counterpart Duke Lephoko were involved in a road crash at Lukenya in Athi River, Machakos County on Tuesday evening.

They were admitted at the facility alongside their drivers.

But Mchakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday took to his twitter account to announce that the two diplomat have been airlifted to the city for further treatment.

“We wish Zambian Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Brenda Mudenda & diplomat Kama Wasa good recovery. They have been airlifted from Machakos for specialist training in Nairobi. We will be praying for you. I thank all my Machakos staff for the great & efficient response to this disaster,” read the tweet.

They were airlifted using a military aircraft.

Reports on the ground indicated that the Zambian’s envoy’s car collided with an oncoming lorry, with Lephoko’s car hitting his Zambian counterparts car because it was following closely.

They were on their way to Nairobi from a meeting at Maanzoni Lodge in Athi River.

Athi River traffic commander Moses Kimeli confirmed the accident.

Harambee Stars To Face Zambia’s Chipolopolo Boys On 14th November

After flopping in the recent Fifa International break, Harambee Stars have the happenstance to redeem their fading image when they face Zambia in a friendly match on November 14.

Stars were initially set to accost Rwanda on the same date but the withdrawal of Egypt from next year’s Chan Championships saw Rwanda and Ethiopia lined up for a play-off to fill the void left by the Pharaohs.

The national team succumbed to Iraq and Thailand earlier this month, prompting heated calls for the immediate resignation or firing of Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi.

The loss consequently orchestrated the drop in the Fifa rankings, where the home boys sunk 14 places in the global log, fuelling more calls for the replacement of Okumbi.

For Okumbi, an occasion to salvage his image and that of the national team, will be attained by nothing short of a win against Chipolopolo who have a good history against Kenya.

The last time the two met, Zambia rallied from a goal down to pick a point in Ndola in the final minutes of the game where Ayub Timbe had given the visitors an early lead in September 2016 for the 2017 Afcon qualifiers.

In the first leg match at Nyayo Stadium, Stars surrendered their 1-0 lead to post a 2-1 loss score line.

It will be Okumbi’s 18th match in charge of Stars, where in his 17 past encounters, the former Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks tactician recorded five wins, a similar number of losses and seven draws.

According to a communiqué sent from Football Kenya Federation, Stars will face Zambia on November 14 with the venue set to be determined and communicated later.

“ As you are aware the national football team, Harambee Stars was scheduled to play Rwanda on November 11, in an international friendly. However, following Egypt’s withdrawal from the upcoming CHAN tournament, Caf has instructed that Rwanda play Ethiopia in a play-off with the winner taking up Egypt’s slot. In light of the aforementioned, Harambee Stars will not be able to play Rwanda and will now play Zambia instead, in Kenya, on November 14 at a venue to be confirmed.”

-The Star|MESHACK KISENGE

Ayub Timbe On Target As Harambee Stars Fail To Beat Zambia

Harambee Stars yesterday settled for a one a draw with Zambia in their final group match of the 2017 African cup of nations qualifiers.

After a barren draw in the first half, Ayub Timbe broke the deadlock with less than twenty minutes to stoppage time but the host Nation restored parity towards the tail end though Rainford Kalaba.

Glory At Last! Harambee Stars Secure First Win Under Stanley Okumbi

Stars finished last in Group E with five points after one win, two draws and three loses. Guinea Bissau finished on top with ten points.

In related news, the wait is over as Uganda Cranes qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with a one nil win over Comoros.

It is the first time Uganda will be taking part in AFCON since 1978. Other which teams which booked a place in next year’s tournament include Tunisia, Togo, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sixteen teams will compete at next year’s tournament, which runs from 14th of January to 5th of February. The sixteen teams are the 13 group winners and two best group runners-up, plus hosts Gabon.

Meanwhile, England started life under Sam Allardyce with a one nil win over Slovakia in their first match of the 2018 World cup qualifiers.

Adam Lallana’s scored in the final stages of the match as the unconvincing three lions secured all the three points.

Slovakia were forced to play the better part of second half with ten men after Martin Skirtel was sent off for a reckless tackle. Elsewhere, Thomas Muller scored a brace as world champions Germany beat Norway three nil.

 

AFCON 2017: Harambee Stars To Tackle Zambia

Harambee Stars will today take on Zambia in their final group match of the 2017 Africa cup of Nations qualifiers. Stars left for Zambia on Thursday following Tuesday’s barren draw with Uganda in Kampala.

Kenya has managed to register only one win in the group stages and are currently placed in the bottom of their pool with four points. A win will push them to second place with seven points while Zambia who are in third place must win tomorrow’s match to revive their hopes of securing a place to 2017 AFCON.

The match comes days after Harambee Stars held hosts Uganda Cranes to a barren draw in an international friendly match at the Nambole Stadium in Kampala.

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The two sides used the match in preparation for their final Gabon 2017 African cup of nations qualifying matches set for this weekend. Uganda need a win against Comoros to qualify for the continental showpiece for the first time in three decades.

In other friendlies, England will today start life under Sam Allardyce when they take on Slovakia in their first match of the 2018 World cup qualifier.

The new head coach has made only three changes from the team that lost to Iceland in the Euro knock out stages. In the other matches set for today Germany will play Norway, Italy will take on Israel while Portugal will Switzerland.

 

President Kenyatta Leaves For Zambia

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta will this morning make a one-day official visit to Zambia to speak at the annual meetings of the continent’s premier financial institution – the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).

The annual meetings, in their 51st year and being held in the Zambian capital Lusaka, will focus on energy, climate change and growing jobs for youth.

Kenya is one of the globe’s leaders in green energy and President Kenyatta will in Lusaka lead a panel discussion on “The Path to Universal Access to energy in Africa by 2025”, drawing heavily from his own agenda to light up 70 per cent of Kenya’s homes by the end of 2017, and gaining universal access soon after.

President Kenyatta will also lead a second panel discussion on “Jobs for African Youth: From Demographic dividend to Economic Dividend”. He will give his views on turning the African youth bulge into economic opportunity, and is expected to focus on mitigating the challenges hindering youth from participating effectively in Africa’s social, economic and political arenas.

VIDEO: Harambee Stars Training In Guinea-Bissau

Photo shared by Radio Jambo presenter Fred Arocho on Facebook on Monday evening shortly after Harambee Stars landed in Guinea-Bissau. Arocho traveled with the team.  

Harambee Stars held their first training session at the Estadio Lino Correia in Guinea-Bissau, shortly after arriving in the West African nation on Monday evening.

Coach Stanley Okumbi was impressed by his charges’ sharpness and focus, and expressed optimism about getting a positive result.

Kenya faces Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday night in a crucial AFCON 2017 qualifier.

A win will revive Kenya’s hopes of appearing at the continent’s greatest football showpiece for the first time since 2004.

Kenya and Guinea-Bissau are tied at the bottom of Group E, with one point from two matches, but Harambee Stars is ranked higher on goal difference.

Congo-Brazzaville and Zambia lead the group with 4 points, but Chipolopolo are ranked second due to an inferior goal difference.

Pos Team

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Congo 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4 Final tournament 26–29 Mar 1–1 2–4 Sep
2  Zambia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 Possible qualification based on ranking 23–26 Mar 2–4 Sep 0–0
3  Kenya 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1 3–5 Jun 1–2 26–29 Mar
4  Guinea-Bissau 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1 2–4 3–5 Jun 23–26 Mar

Table showing Kenya’s position and upcoming fixtures in Group E of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers.

Leaders from the 13 qualifier groups and the two best second-placed teams will qualify for the tournament. Gabon have already qualified as hosts.

With that, Harambee Stars have to get six points from Guinea-Bissau and results against Zambia and Congo-Brazzaville to assure themselves of a top spot.

Kenya drew 1-1 away to Congo-Brazzaville in June last year, before losing 2-1 at home to Zambia in September.

Below is the video of Harambee Stars training in Guinea-Bissau.

Former Zambia & Ivory Coast Coach Herve Renard Sacked By Lille

Herve Renard. | image source: the-star.co.ke

Former Zambia and Ivory Coast manager Herve Renard has been sacked after less than half a season in charge of Ligue 1 club Lille.

Lille have sacked Herve Renard as manager after only 13 Ligue 1 matches in charge.

Renard, who won AFCON with Zambia and Ivory Coast in 2012 and 2015 respectively, took over at Lille in May after signing a three-year contract.

However, the 47-year-old has now been relieved of his duties after leading Lille to just two league wins this season.

Assistant Patrick Collot will take charge of Lille until a permanent successor is appointed.

– fourfourtwo.com

Zambia president seeks God’s help to halt currency free fall

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu prayed to God to “heal” his country’s ailing currency on Sunday, with bars shut and football matches cancelled on a national day of prayer to end a record slump.

Lungu ordered the prayer session last month after the kwacha fell 45 percent against the dollar since the start of the year due to a sharp drop in the price of copper, the country’s main export.

Food prices have soared and crippling power shortages have also been triggered by low water-levels in Lake Kariba, where hydropower plants supply much of the country’s electricity.

The kwacha’s 45-percent slump against the dollar this year has been the worst of all 155 currencies tracked by Bloomberg news service.

“Our God has heard our cries, he has forgiven us our sins and we are sure he will heal our country (as) we face serious social-economic challenges,” Lungu told a gathering of some 5,000 Zambians, including former presidents Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Banda.

He also appealed to Zambians with “brilliant ideas” to come forward and assist the government.

“There are many out there who have brilliant ideas, let them come forward, we run an open government,” he told the crowd in the Zambian capital Lusaka.

“We should never seek political success on the back of our national failure or disaster. It is our people who will suffer,” he said.

“You all know that God is love and I appeal to all of you to do the best and leave the rest to God.”

Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president, meanwhile prayed that God would help Lungu solve the country’s woes.

“God continue to help us solve the problems this young man may face in future,” said Kaunda as he placed his hand on Lungu’s head.

The Zambian football association postponed all of Sunday’s games and the government had announced that bars should not open until 6:00 pm.

Critics of the government have accused Lungu of failing to tackle the causes of country’s economy troubles, saying that the prayer day was a distraction.

During the session Bishop Peter Ndlobvu hit back at the critics.

“The Bible says gold and silver belong to God. If we pray, God will restore our economy” he said.

Photo Credits : AFP