Monthly Archives: December 2016

Experts welcome end to US counter-terrorism measure

Two UN human rights experts have welcomed the decision by the United States to dismantle what they viewed as a “discriminatory” counter-terrorism measure.

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was adopted following the terrorist …

Somali parliament urged to “move swiftly” to complete electoral process

The recently-elected Somali lawmakers are being urged by the UN chief to “move swiftly” to complete the electoral process.

About 283 Members of Parliament, or MPs, took an oath of office on Tuesday while interim …

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalists Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25.

PPF Secretary General …

ZAMBIAN HEALTH MINISTER ASSURES NO RATIONING OF ARV DRUGS

The Ministry of Health will not ration anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV positive Zambians because the country has enough stocks, says Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya.

In an interview with the Zambian National Broadcasting …

ZAMBIAN GOVT SPENDS 480 MLN USD ON POWER IMPORTS THIS YEAR

The Zambian government has spent about 489 million US dollars this year to import power from neighbouring countries to cushion the power deficit which the nation had been experiencing, says Minister of Energy David Mabumba.…

News in Brief 27 December 2016 (AM)

Integrity of Somalia electoral process “hangs in the balance”

The integrity of Somalia’s electoral process “hangs in the balance” the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM) has warned, quoting Somalia’s international partners.

Somalia’s first …

FOUR RHINOS KILLED ON FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA’S NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Four rhinos have been shot and killed by poachers at an enclosure for the animals on a farm in South Africa’s North West Province.

A fifth rhino is in critical condition after being shot and …

AFRICA: EBOLA VACCINE TO BE READY BY 2018 AFTER SUCCESSFUL TRIALS – WHO

An experimental Ebola vaccine has been proven to be highly effective against one of two strains of the virus according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Merck was …

SOUTH AFRICA’S ESKOM WELCOMES COURT DECISION DISMISSING WESTINGHOUSE PETITION

South Africa’s State-owned power utility, Eskom, has welcomed the Constitutional Court’s decision this week to dismiss an application by American power generation equipment Westinghouse to review the awarding of a tender for the replacement of …