Monthly Archives: December 2013

3 Al-Jazeera Journalists to spend 15 days in prison

Three journalists working for the Al-Jazeera English television network have been remanded in custody for 15 days by the Egyptian authorities. A statement from the public prosecutor in Cairo said the men were accused of joining an illegal terrorist group, supplying that group with equipment, and three other charges. The three include Peter Greste – […]

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 Machar are due to meet. Ethiopian Prime…

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 on Wednesday, as Riga continues to dist…

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 slogans near a makeshift camp where they have taken shelter since clashes erupted between mostly Muslim Seleka fighters and Christian militias early in December.
Many had arrived in the morning, still loaded with luggage, fleeing a second…

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 officers were among those killed w…

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 former vice president Machar sent del…

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 who value their inalienable rights to brace themselves in 2014 to participate in a crusade to restore those rights. Some […]

Chikwanda signs loans with China

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 free loan of another 183 million kwacha which is to be repaid over a period of 20 years. Speaking at the signing […]