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ZAMBIAN VILLAGERS WIN RIGHT TO SUE MINING COMPANY IN UK OVER POLLUTION

LONDON, Nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers have won the right to sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts in a ruling that could lead to other multinationals being pursued in London for their activities overseas.

London’s …

PODCAST: Journalist Alexis Okeowo Writes Profiles of Resistance in Africa

Alexis Okeowo is a staff writer for the New Yorker whose debut book was published earlier this month. The book, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africahas been getting rave …

UN-backed study reveals tenfold rise in child obesity rates

The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased tenfold over the past 40 years, according to a study published on Wednesday.

It warns that if current trends continue, more youngsters will be obese …

UN Peacekeeper Killed in DRC

Ugandan militants have attacked a Democratic Republic of Congo military base, killing one U.N. peacekeeper and wounding a dozen more, according to a statement by the U.N. mission (MONUSCO) and the Congo army.

Congo army …

Minister Muthambi sends message of condolences to the family of Hosi Shigalo

Minister for Public Service and Administration Ms Faith Muthambi, MP, sends her condolences to the family of the late Hosi Xithlangoma James Maluleke Shigalo of the Shigalo area in Limpopo Province.

Hosi Shigalo (popularly known …

Jumia introduces Jumia Bot, Nigeria’s first E-commerce Bot

True to its mission of expanding horizons, Jumia (www.Jumia.com) introduced on 2nd OctoberJumia Bot (http://APO.af/595ays), Nigeria’s first e-commerce Bot. Using Jumia Bot, shoppers can order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and …

POWER UTILITY ZESCO ASSURES ZAMBIANS OF ENOUGH WATER AT DAMS TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY

LUSAKA, ZESCO Limited, the national power utility, has assured Zambians that there is enough water impounded at the country’s hydro-electric dams to generate electricity until the next rainy season.

ZESCO Limited Managing Director Victor Mundende …

UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts, not just symbolism

Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a ministerial event …

Reshape Finance According to World’s Urgent Collective Needs, Secretary-General Stresses at High-Level Event on Funding 2030 Agenda

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event titled Financing the 2030 Agenda: the role of the United Nations, in New York today:

It is an enormous pleasure to be with you …