Category Archives: Governance

Zambian Villagers Win Right to Sue Vedanta in English Courts

LONDON Nearly 2,000 Zambians can sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts over alleged pollution of their village after an appeal court on Friday threw out the miner’s attempt to block their legal action.

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Minister Muthambi launches the European Union Public Service Training Capacity Building Programme at the opening of the 19th Public Sector Trainers’ Forum (PSTF) Conference

The National School of Government (NSG) will be hosting the 19th Public Sector Trainers’ Forum Conference from 16 � 18 October 2017. This is a biennial event that provides opportunity to human resource development practitioners …

US Targets Key Hezbollah Leaders

WASHINGTON The United States is moving to ratchet up pressure on Hezbollah, offering millions of dollars for information that leads to the arrest or capture of two of the Iranian-backed terror group’s top officials.

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Economic and Social Council Elects Vice-President for 2018 Session, Takes Note of Experts Appointed to Committee on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

As it continued its newly-opened 2018 session this afternoon, the Economic and Social Council completed the election of its bureau and took note of appointments to the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax …

UN: Huge Surge in DRC Refugees Fleeing to Zambia

GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency reports a huge surge in the number of refugees fleeing to Zambia to escape growing violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The U.N. refugee agency says more than …

Banned Militant Leader Sues Pakistan’s FM for Defamation

WASHINGTON A militant group leader in Pakistan is suing the country’s foreign minister for his remarks at an Asia Society event last week in New York.

A lawyer representing Hafiz Mohammad Saeed sent a $950,000 …

SOUTH AFRICA: FINANCE MINISTRY DENIES BAILING OUT STRUGGLING STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES

PRETORIA, South Afrrica’s Ministry of Finance has refuted media reports stating that National Treasury wants to use R100 billion of the funds in the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to bail out struggling State Owned Enterprises …

Thousands Fleeing Congo Soldiers Enter Zambia

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior U.N. official said, citing accounts of asylum …

East and Southern Africa fertilizer and agribusiness leaders come to Maputo to discuss how to boost regional food security and prosperity

In two weeks over 300 visitors from 28 different countries will join senior government figures and leading industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique. They will all gather to discuss the technical and commercial challenges facing the …