TB Joshua’s son sent to pray for Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu

Apostle John The spiritual son of Nigerias Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua says God has sent him to come and pray for the nation Zimbabwe and for the newly elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In a video message posted on Youtube, the Cameroon clergyman says:

I Apostle John Chi will be in the nation of Zimbabwe from the 19th to the 23rd of November to join the people of Zimbabwe to pray for the nation and the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa whom God has chosen to lead His people in righteousness and in the fear of the Lord.

The venue will be at Harare International Conference Centre.

God loves Zimbabwe, God loves our President. God’s loves does not keep us away from challenges but sees us through challenges. Challenges force us to looker into ourselves and explore possibilities , pray and dream of other ways we might have ignored.

I am asking all the sons and daughters of the great nation Zimbabwe to bring their flag and we pray that Zimbabwe be blessed.

Speaking of his church Ark of God s Covenant Ministry (AGCOM) John Chi says, “The ministry came about through a revelation. I am Apostle John Chi. When God called me by his grace and used his servant Prophet TB Joshua to anoint me and entrusted the light of the word in me, I was overwhelmed by this grace. But, I had this burden in my heart to take this light to my people.”

John chi is a former Wiseman at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Nigeria where he served before departing to go and start AGCOM in Cameroon.

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Kenyatta’s grandson wins in the US Mid-term elections

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When you here of a Kenyatta name what comes in ming is the Mama Ngina family.

Well here is another Kenyatta who has apparently won a political seat in the ongoing US mid-term elections.

The young man namely Malcom Kenyatta has made  history for being the first openly gay black to win the election.

However been gay the good news is he is not apart of of the Mama Ngina family not because he is gay but he has no blood relation with any of Mama Ngina family.

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According to dailyactive.info,   the 27-year old was declared winner in the just concluded United States primaries.

He happens to be  a democrat, and will  to become the Pennsylvania State Representative of the 181st District in Philadelphia.

While speaking to one of the media house News One he said, “As I said to my team and supporters last night, this was a victory for all those who believe we should raise wages, send our kids to fully funded schools, and keep seniors in their homes.I’m grateful to North Philly for this resounding and historic win. I’m ready to get to work.”

Now a little bit of this Kenyatta guy, shall we ?

He is the grandson to Muhammad Kenyatta who himself ran for Philadelphia mayor in 1975.

Mr. Muhammad Kenyatta changed his name from Donald Brooks Johnson and picked two names from world leaders he admired.

Muhammad was picked from Elijah Muhammad, a black religious leader who is credited to have mentored renowned activist Malcolm X then adapted Kenyatta from Kenya’s first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

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Mr Kenyatta is third-generation North Philadelphian and a fierce civic and community advocate.

He has been working to change outcomes in the neighborhood in which he was born, raised, and he’s called home for all of his twenty-seven years.

He was born to the late Kelly and Malcolm J. Kenyatta and raised in north central Philadelphia with his three siblings.

He is a product of the public school system and graduated from Temple University with a major in public communications and minor in political science.

His grandfather, who was a civil rights leader, minister and local. He died in 1988 due to ill health.

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I’m suffocating’: Khashoggi’s last words, says Turkish reporter

Erdogan said Saudi Arabia knows Khashoggi's killer is among a group of 15 people who flew into Istanbul hours before the incident [File: Ali Haider/EPA]

Erdogan said Saudi Arabia knows Khashoggi’s killer is among a group of 15 people who flew into Istanbul hours before the incident [File: Ali Haider/EPA]

The head of investigations at the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper has told Al Jazeera that Jamal Khashoggi‘s last words were “I’m suffocating … Take this bag off my head, I’m claustrophobic”, according to an audio recording from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, suffocated to death while a plastic bag covered his head, Nazif Kerman told Al Jazeera.

Kerman said the murder lasted for about seven minutes, according to the recordings.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that audio related to Khashoggi’s murder was shared with Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain.

He said Saudi Arabia knows Khashoggi’s killer is among a group of 15 people who flew into Istanbul hours before the October 2 incident.

According to Kerman, the Saudi entourage covered the floor with plastic bags before dismembering Khashoggi’s body – a 15-minute process that was led by Salah al-Tubaigy, head of the Saudi Scientific Council of Forensics.

Kerman’s remarks come as Turkish police are ending the search for the body, but the criminal investigation into Khashoggi’s murder will continue, sources told Al Jazeera on Saturday.

Traces of acid were found at the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul, where the body was believed to be disposed of with the use of chemicals.

Kerman said that Daily Sabah would soon publish images of the tools that were brought into the country and used by the Saudi group.

He added the Turkish newspaper would also publish some of the recordings that document the last moments of Khashoggi’s life.

Last month, Istanbul’s chief prosecutor said that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate and that his body was dismembered, in the first official comments on the case.

Saudi Arabia has said it arrested 18 people and dismissed five senior government officials as part of an investigation into Khashoggi’s killing. Ankara, meanwhile, seeks extradition of the suspects

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South Sudan girl auctioned for 500 cows, 3 V8 cars weds in colourful ceremony

– Nyalong’s family had auctioned her for marriage in line with Dinka culture

– The competition attracted prominent suitors, the eventual winner led the pack with 520 cows and three V8 cars

– Women lawyers have termed the practice dehumanising and amounts to commoditisation of women

Nyalong Ngong Deng, the 17-year-old South Sudanese virgin from Awerial in former Lake State whose beauty attracted over six suitors is finally off the shelf.

Nyalong exchanged vows with tycoon Kok Alat in a colorful wedding ceremony at Freedom Hall in Juba on Friday, November 9, bringing to a close the long extraordinary journey in search of a suitable suitor.

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Deng Nyalong sits pensively next to her husband, visibly lost in thought during the wedding ceremony. Photo: Juba TV/Facebook.According to tuko.co.ke, prior to the nuptials, the teenager’s family had auctioned her for marriage, a two-week event which attracted prominent figures in an epic competition.,

The groom beat at least five other men who had expressed interest to marry Nyalong in line with Dinka culture after each failed to match his 520 heifers, three Toyota V8 cars and KSh 1 million to win the beauty’s heart.

Among the competitors was the former commissioner of Awerial and the current Deputy Governor of Eastern Lakes State among other who is who in the Africa’s youngest independent state.

In Dinka culture, any man willing to marry must convince the girl’s family he has the desired qualities which include ability to take care of their daughter.

It is from here that contestants are carefully ‘auditioned’ before letting them battle it out in a long search for the lucky son-in-law able to meet dowry terms.

Women lawyers from South Sudan have called out the government to investigate a bizarre incident and take action against those involved in the auction exercise.

The lawyers said the practice though forms part of Dinka’s culture, it amounts to commoditization of women.

 

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Bizarre; Indian dead Man wakes at his own funeral

This might just be the story and surprise of the month as 95-year-old man who was declared dead by a doctor after he fainted in the North West region of Rajasthan in India, shocked his family after he woke at his own funeral.

A man presumed dead allegedly suddenly woke up from his coffin during his burial,to the amazement of all the guests present at the event…of course people were shocked at first and were just looking(startled)after their brain processed it they stood up and ran as fast as their legs could take them

According to dailyadvent.com, the 95-year-old Budh Ram, who woke up at his own funeral saying he was just taking a nap, was declared dead on Saturday and a priest was summoned to the home to perform the pensioner’s last rites.

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Pictured with his family which had men with shaved heads (which is part of a pre-funeral ritual), Balu Ram, his eldest son, said the family were preparing the customary bath to clean the body before the funeral when Budh Ram started shivering.

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According to him, when water was poured on his father’s chest, they were shocked to see him shaking so they took him to a bed and he started visibly breathing. While his 65-year-old son hailed it as a “miracle”, the 95-year-old man told his grieving relatives he had pain in his chest so he decided to take a nap.

His son said;

“He started breathing and sat on the bed soon after. When questioned by relatives, he said he had suffered chest pain and slept. It is nothing but a miracle.”

His 55-year-old son Ranjit Ram also said;

“This is a very happy Diwali for us. Had my father been dead, we wouldn’t have celebrated the festival as is the norm in any house where a death has occurred. But this time, the celebrations are going to be grand.

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Malawi former central bank governor Chikaonda’s body in Thursday

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The body of former Malawi central bank governor and Finance minister Professor Matthews Chikaonda is expected to arrive in the country next week Thursday on November 15 2018.

 

The late Chikaonda’s family told Malawi News that the body will arrive in the country through Kamuzu International Airport.

 

“The body of late Chikaonda will arrive next week on Thursday November 15 and burial will be at his home village at Ntakataka in Dedza on Saturday, November 17,” said a family member.

 

Chikaonda, who also served as Reserve Bank of Malawi governor and group chief executive officer of Press Corporation Limited died on October 30 2018 at Loma Linda University Medical Centre in the United States.

 

Malawians from all walks of life including former president Bakili Muluzi described Chikaonda’s death as a shock further saying he died at a time his expertise was needed to help improve the economy of the country.

 

“I have known Professor Chikaonda for a long time. I called him from Canada where he was teaching at a university and worked with him as a Reserve Bank governor and he later became minister of Finance and Economic Planning,” he said.

 

Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) President Chikumbutso Kalilombe said, by looking at the key positions Chikaonda held, it is clear that he significantly contributed to the development of the country.

 

“Professor Chikaonda has held many key positions in the country both in the public and private sector. It is clear that he contributed significantly in the development of the country but, for us at Ecama, we will remember the guidance he gave us in his capacity as one of our trustees,” he said.

 

Chikaonda died surrounded by his wife Violate and children Alipao, Matthew,and Alinane after a long battle with cancer.

 

Violet said she will remember her husband as a principled man who loved his family and gave himself to the service of Malawi.

 

She said the late Chikaonda believed in Malawi’s ability to live up to its potential.

 

Chikaonda, who was born in August 1954, was a distinguished financial economist with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree specialising in finance from the University of Massachusetts.

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Revealed! Where TB Joshua gets his powers from

As preparations heat up for his relocation to Israel, Prophet T.B. Joshua, founder of Synagogue Church of All Nation has revealed the mystery behind his power.

According to the dailyadvent.com, the founder made this revelation in a documentary currently airing on national Israeli television, Reshet TV about the impending arrival of the Nigerian cleric.

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Prophet Joshua had declared his intention to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel, which is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

He told his congregation that he had just returned from the ‘Holy Land’ where he held meetings with three prominent Israeli mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberias and the Jordan Valley.

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Meanwhile, Reshet TV has aired an 11-minute feature on Joshua in Hebrew, detailing his recent visits to Israel and meetings with government dignitaries.

According to the video’s introduction aired on the Israeli Channel 2, “the man responsible for 60% of the tourism in Nigeria announced that he is moving to Israel.”

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”He is often seen in the company of Rabbi Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the Founder of Israel’s award-winning rescue agency, ZAKA, who recently presented Joshua with an award in honour of his extensive humanitarian efforts.

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“How did you get your power,” an Israeli journalist questioned Joshua in an interview, intrigued by the clips of ‘deliverance from demonic possession’ he viewed on Emmanuel TV.

“From my Father, Jesus, who was born in this land. I am an inheritance of His grace,” Joshua answered with a smile.

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Malawi CSOs pounce on Action Aid over Global Funds mismanagement, fraud; accused of favoring Inter-NGOs

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By Nenenji Mlangeni

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Some of the country Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the banner National Civil Society Consultative Forum on Global Fund (NCSCFGF) on Friday took to task Action Aid International for misappropriation of grants coupled with fraud.

The grouping is also accusing Action Aid for favouring fellow International Organisations when granting funds on HIV/AIDS programs implementations in the country.

The forum has cited several international organizations that have been given grants leaving locals grappling with resources.

The grouping told the news conference in the capital Lilongwe that there is a need for Action Aid to cease being the main recipient of Global Fund to Malawi.

The CSOs say they have evidence to prove Action Aid’s fraud details on Global funds.

The forum is however demanding the return of National Aids Commission (NAC) to be the sole recipient of the grant on behalf of Malawians.

There was no immediate reaction from Action Aid Malawi Country Director Grace Malera on the matter as she could not be reached for several  attempt on her mobile number.

Below is the fully statement of National Civil Society Consultative Forum on Global Fund (NCSCFGF) issued and signed by its Chairperson Lucky Mbewe;

CALL TO REVIEW THE OPERATIONS OF THE COUNTRY MANAGEMENT OF THE GLOBAL FUNDS IN MALAWI

We the Civil Society Organizations in Malawi, wish to call upon the Malawi Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism, the Government of Malawi and the Global Fund to review the operations and management of the global funds in Malawi. There are high anomalies, mismanagement, and cases of fraud in how the global funds have been managed by Action Aid Malawi since they became the country’s recipient of the funds.

In 2015, the Global Fund made a decision to kick out National AIDS Commission (NAC) as a Country’s recipient of global funds for Malawi. They cited anomalies and issues of fraud on the part of management of the funds by NAC. Upon kicking out NAC, the decision was made to take the country’s recipient to non-state actors in a bid to ensure there is efficiency and effectiveness of the fund. Action Aid Malawi was picked as a Country’s recipient for the funds.

As Civil Society Organizations in Malawi, we have noted that since HIV and AIDS funds management went to Action Aid, there are alleged gloss mismanagement, cases of fraud, and lack of capacity within Action Aid to manage the Global Fund. It’s sad that since Action Aid became a recipient, every year Malawi has been returning money to Global Fund due to lack of absorption capacity yet at the same time they are failing to fund the NGOs.

Without fear of contradiction, the reasons why NAC was removed as a recipient of global Fund as compared to what is happening with Action Aid, shows that there is a greater bias towards international institutions. Issues within NAC were manageable yet the issues happening within Action Aid are much worse.

Our conviction and justification is that the Global Fund support comes to a country in order to benefit the locals hence the need to probe and question issues when they are wrong.

Issues of Fraud and Mismanagement.

There are evidence that in the process of the fund, there has been huge elements of fraud and mismanagement of the global funds.

There are instances that instead of transferring money into sub grantees accounts, Action Aid and other Sub Grantees were drawing cash and giving to implementers which raises a big questions of accountability.

In 2016 while implementing an Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Lilongwe, Action Aid instead of being a coordinator decided to become an Implementer.

Further instead of working with local Organizations decided to partner with a fellow International Organization. What is saddening is the fact that a 2 year project was only implemented in three months due to the alleged fraud and corruption.

We question how can K8billion be spent within 3 months and no impact shown on the ground?There are also evidence that the staff within Action Aid managing the Global Fund has been demanding kickbacks from sub grantees and that they are only funding groups that they can go and get their shares. This needs to be probed as well.

The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) has let down Malawi

We are saddened with the role that CCM has played in the whole management of the Global Funds in Malawi. It seems that the CCM is part and parcel of this mess and mismanagement of the funds at Action Aid. We say this because every time when organizations query the implementation of Global Fund, the CCM is quick to ask for a meeting between the stated Organization and Action Aid. For Instance, CCM tried to coerce CYECE and CASCOD to talk with the Executive Director for Action Aid and see a compromise on how they will be supported instead of correcting the situation.

Development Partners have let down the people of Malawi

We have noted for time and again that there is indifference on how development partners and the western government in this case the British Government treats and respond to case of fraud when it comes to institutions that are from the same countries.

We have noted that just because Action Aid is a UK charity, the British Government does not take a hard stance on the issues of fraud and mismanagement. What has been happening at Action Aid if it was a local NGO, it would have been blacklisted and the Global Fund would have taken a hard stance on it. But we noted the level of complacency on the part of donors and development partners in dealing with international NGOs with kid gloves.

Our Demands

  1. Reconstitute the Malawi Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism
    2. The Global fund must review its position of the local recipient and revert back to NAC
    3. Probing of all the officers within Action Aid involved in the grant management for their role of the Global Fund mismanagement towards the recovery of the resources
    4. Global Fund and Action Aid must institute a forensic audit on how the funds have been utilized as we suspect that there have been gross mismanagement and fraud.
    5. ACB must probe Action Aid in the issue of management of the global funds and its benefiaries.
    6. The NGO Board and CONGOMA must review the role of International Organizations in implementation of projects as they are usurping the space of local NGOs. INGOs must not be implementers but rather partner with the local organizations
    7. The British Government must probe the role of Action Aid as a UK based Charity on how its contributing to the local mismanagement of the funds in Malawi and other underdeveloped countries.
    8. All District CSO/CBOs network must not allow any International NGO to implement any actions related to Global Fund as by law are not required not to do so
    Signed by
    Lucky Crown Mbewe
    CHAIRPERSON
    ENDORSED BY
    1. Center for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education
    2. Eye of the Child
    3. Counselling of the Adolescent and Youth Organization
    4. Youth Appause
    5. Centre for Conflict Management and Women Development Affairs
    6. Ufulu Wanga
    7. Mzuzu Youth Association
    8. Ntchisi Organization for Youth and Development
    9. Malawi Congress of Trade Unions
    10. Centre for Youth and Children Affairs
    11. CRAPAC
    12. CASCOD
    13. Project Child Malawi
    14. CISE
    15. Action Hope Malawi
    16. Network for Capacity Building in Education
    17. GICOD
    18. OSF
    19. NEST
    20. HRCC
    21. YOCRIS
    22. MASUNA

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ILO gives Uganda, Malawi Shs40b to fight child labour

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Uganda Gender minister Janat Mukwaya

By MISAIRI THEMBO KAHUNGU

Kampala. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has announced a $10.8m (about Shs40.5b) fund for Uganda and Malawi to jointly work to combat child labour on the African continent.

The announcement was made during the ILO governing body’s 334th session that is ends today in Geneva, Switzerland.
Uganda is currently serving as a member of the ILO governing body on a three-year term after being voted to it during the 106th International Conference in June 2017.
“The details about the disbursement, sharing and use of money will come later as the team returns from Geneva. Otherwise, that is an allocation that we as a country need to welcome and put to use,” Mr Frank Mugabi, the ministry’s communications officer, said in a statement issued yesterday by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

The Ugandan delegation in Geneva is led by Gender minister Janat Mukwaya.

The minister is accompanied by the permanent secretary, Mr Pius Bigirimana, and the director labour, employment and occupation safety, Mr Martin Wandera.
As part of their inaugural participation in the ILO governing body session, Ms Mukwaya in a statement on behalf of the Africa group, asked the International Office to come up with a clear exit strategy from tobacco funding.

Under the Public Private Partnership, the tobacco industry has been funding ILO’s programmes on elimination of child labour in the tobacco industry. However, ILO is transiting from the tobacco funding so as it concurs with the Model Policy for Agencies of the United Nations Systems on Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference.

Consideration of interests
Ms Mukwaya guided that when resolutions are made, there should be “due consideration of the principle of the best interest of the child articulated in the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child,”

She said the exit from tobacco funding should ensure no disruption of the ongoing efforts by member states to eliminate child labour in the sector.
Uganda is one of the countries where tobacco is grown as a cash crop and there has always been outcry of child labour in the sector which leads to school drop-outs in the tobacco growing areas.

 

First Posted: monitor.co.ug

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ILO gives Uganda, Malawi Shs40b to fight child labour

Janat Mukwaya
Uganda Gender minister Janat Mukwaya

By MISAIRI THEMBO KAHUNGU

Kampala. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has announced a $10.8m (about Shs40.5b) fund for Uganda and Malawi to jointly work to combat child labour on the African continent.

The announcement was made during the ILO governing body’s 334th session that is ends today in Geneva, Switzerland.
Uganda is currently serving as a member of the ILO governing body on a three-year term after being voted to it during the 106th International Conference in June 2017.
“The details about the disbursement, sharing and use of money will come later as the team returns from Geneva. Otherwise, that is an allocation that we as a country need to welcome and put to use,” Mr Frank Mugabi, the ministry’s communications officer, said in a statement issued yesterday by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

The Ugandan delegation in Geneva is led by Gender minister Janat Mukwaya.

The minister is accompanied by the permanent secretary, Mr Pius Bigirimana, and the director labour, employment and occupation safety, Mr Martin Wandera.
As part of their inaugural participation in the ILO governing body session, Ms Mukwaya in a statement on behalf of the Africa group, asked the International Office to come up with a clear exit strategy from tobacco funding.

Under the Public Private Partnership, the tobacco industry has been funding ILO’s programmes on elimination of child labour in the tobacco industry. However, ILO is transiting from the tobacco funding so as it concurs with the Model Policy for Agencies of the United Nations Systems on Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference.

Consideration of interests
Ms Mukwaya guided that when resolutions are made, there should be “due consideration of the principle of the best interest of the child articulated in the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child,”

She said the exit from tobacco funding should ensure no disruption of the ongoing efforts by member states to eliminate child labour in the sector.
Uganda is one of the countries where tobacco is grown as a cash crop and there has always been outcry of child labour in the sector which leads to school drop-outs in the tobacco growing areas.

 

First Posted: monitor.co.ug

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