Monthly Archives: December 2013

3 Al-Jazeera Journalists to spend 15 days in prison

Detained Al-Jazeera English journalists (left to right) Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste

Detained Al-Jazeera English journalists (left to right) Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste

Three journalists working for the Al-Jazeera English television network have been remanded in custody for 15 days by the Egyptian authorities.…

South Sudan Government, Rebels to Talk, Fighting Continues

Talks on ending the deadly violence in South Sudan are expected to open Wednesday in Ethiopia, with no signs the fighting is about to ease.Representatives of South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek …

Across the Globe, New Laws Taking Effect as 2014 Dawns

New laws are taking effect across the globe on New Year’s Day 2014, with some affecting entire countries and others just the communities that enacted them.

Latvia is becoming the 18th nation in Europe’s eurozone …

Thousands Block CAR Flights in Plea for Help

Thousands of people caught up in fighting in Central African Republic blocked the runway of its international airport on Tuesday, demanding more aid and the resignation of the president.
 
Families and other refugees chanted anti-government …

ECZ Sets February 25 for three By-Elections

BY Elections in Katuba, Solwezi Central and Mkushi South have been set for February 25, according to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).…

DRC Says Over 100 Killed in Monday Attacks

The D.R. Congo’s government has more than doubled the death toll from a series of Monday attacks, saying 103 people were killed.The new figures were given by government spokesman Lambert Mende, who said eight security …

South Sudan Government, Rebels to Talks: Fighting Continues

Representatives for South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have arrived in Ethiopia for talks on ending deadly civil unrest, but violence continues in a key city in South Sudan.Mr. Kiir and …

SIM-Card registeration crusade

STATEMENT

As the deadline for the abrogation of some citizens’ liberties arrives, I urge the PF Government NOT to disable any of the cell-phone facilities as advertised by ZICTA. I also call upon all citizens …

Chikwanda signs loans with China

Alexander Chikwanda

Alexander Chikwanda

The Zambian and Chinese Governments have today signed two multi -million dollar bilateral agreements to accelerate development in different sectors of the economy.

The grants are worth 183 million kwacha and an interest …