Category Archives: Governance

ZAMBIA: PRES LUNGU REMINDS DIPLOMATS “HE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HIRE AND FIRE”

LUSAKA– Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reminded diplomats appointed to various countries to bear in mind that he reserves the right to hire and fire.

The President says those appointed in the foreign service should …

ZAMBIAN AGRICULTURE MINISTER SEES NEED TO INVEST IN IRRIGATION TO BOOST FRUIT, VEGE PRODUCTION

LUSAKA — Zambia’s Minister of Agriculture, Dora Siliya, says there is a need to invest in irrigation facilities in order to boost the production of fruits and vegetables in the country.

The cultivation of fruits …

Aid appeals seek over $3 billion as South Sudan set to become Africa’s largest refugee and humanitarian crisis

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today launched a funding appeal for US$1.5 billion to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan …

Central African Republic: Conviction of Andjilo Rodrique Ngaibona

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State:

The recent conviction of anti-balaka leader Rodrique Ngaibona (General Andjilordquo;) on charges of murder, criminal conspiracy, aggravated robbery, arbitrary detention/kidnapping, and illegal possession of ammunition and …

African Risk Capacity and United Nations Partner to Increase Insurance Coverage in Africa

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), an agency of the African Union, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today (January 30, 2018) announced a new partnership which will see the two organisations work …

Gains against malaria at risk from US cuts, donor complacency

Dishes, pots, clothes, and cabinets � the entire contents of Jennifer Nyiranda’s house are piled up on the ground outside her front door. But the eviction is only temporary, and it’s worth it, says Nyiranda, …

UN URGES ISRAEL TO FIND SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICAN MIGRANTS

GENEVA, Israel should stop plans to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Africa forcibly, the United Nations refugee agency said, suggesting some could be resettled in Europe or other countries.

Israel said last …

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Somali State Minister for Defense Mohamed Ali Haga has confirmed to VOA Somali for the first time that the Turkish government has recently supplied weapons to the Somali army.

In an interview with VOA Somali, …

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa Rules Out Coalition Government

HARARE Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, met Friday with ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai but ruled out forming a political coalition with him. The opposition welcomed the historic visit, saying it sets the tone for peace …