Daily Archives: November 6, 2019

Briefing Note – Urban Refugee Programme, Lusaka, Ndola, 05 October 2019

New arrivals report to immigration officials at the border, or in Lusaka, and request asylum. They are screened by the District Joint Operations Committees (DJOCs) consisting of the Department of Immigration, the Police, the Army, and Intelligence officials. The DJOC establishes the identity of asylum seekers, reasons for departing the country of origin and screens

Rapyd Appoints Sarel Tal to Head Strategic Expansion Across EMEA

Significant investment in infrastructure and personnel are planned for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region in 2020 LONDON, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service provider has appointed Sarel Tal as Vice President – EMEA to drive the expansion of its integrated payments, commerce and financial services platform across the region. The […]

Zimbabwe fires striking doctors

HARARE, The government of Zimbabwe has fired 77 doctors who have been taking part in a strike since September over pay.Last month a court ruled that the strike was illegal and ordered them back to work but they defied the ruling.Hundreds of doctors, wh…

Malawi’s dream of a waterway to the Indian Ocean may yet come true

Malawi’s landlocked status places a huge burden on its economy. This makes imports and exports expensive. Because of time-consuming and poor-quality rail and road transport, the country’s transport costs are among the highest in Africa.The search for a…

11,000 Scientists Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

A global team of more than 11,000 scientists is warning that the planet clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency.In a report published Tuesday in the journal Bioscience warns in no uncertain terms that the world would face untold human suffe…

Ambush on Mining Company Convoy Kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday. Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 m…

Ambush on Mining Company Convoy Kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday. Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 m…

Zimbabwe Government Workers Protest Low Salaries

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s state workers took to the streets Wednesday to protest their low salaries and high inflation that are making it hard for them to survive. The government says it is aware of the workers’ plight, but does not have the funds to raise s…

Trump Holds Talks with Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan

WHITE HOUSE – The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met Wednesday in Washington with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile.In a joint state…