Category Archives: Governance

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP COURT RESERVES JUDGMENT IN CASE AGAINST HEAD OF NATIONAL PROSECUTING AUTHORITY

JOHANNESBURG, The Constitutional Court, South Africa’s supreme court, has reserved judgement in a case brought various advocacy groups such as Freedom Under Law, Corruption Watch and others seeking to confirm that the appointment of Shaun …

LINDIWE SISULU IS SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW FOREIGN MINISTER

PRETORIA, South Africa has a new Minister of International Relations and Co-operation with Lindiwe Sisulu named to the post in the Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night.

Sisulu, who moves fro …

NEARLY HALF OF WOMEN IN ZAMBIA SUFFER FROM GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

LUSAKA– The Permanent Secretary in Zambia’s Ministry of Health, Jabbin Mulwanda, has revealed that 47 per cent of women in Zambia have experienced Gender Based Violence (GBV) and out of the reported cases, 10 per …

CANADIAN INVESTORS IN ZAMBIA TO DISCUSS CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS

LUSAKA– A delegation from the Canadian Commercial Corporation is in Zambia to discuss with the government the modalities for the construction of one or more hospitals at a cost of 150 million US dollars each.…

Award-Winning UK Film on Witch-Hunts in Zambia Hoped to Curb Attacks on Women

An award-winning British film about witch-hunts in Zambia could play an important role in curbing violence against women if translated into local languages and distributed widely, according to human rights campaigners.

The film “I Am …

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 …