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Nigeria’s President Buhari Tells Igbos Not to Challenge Unity

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the Federal Government was ready to contend with anyone against the peace and unity of Nigeria. President Buhari who stated this when he received the traditional ruler of Umuofor Kingdom, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Abdulfatah Emetumah III, said, ”Anybody that tries to joke with […]

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Opinion: Zambia’s Debt, Not Just A Product of Chinese Debt Diplomacy

Zambia’s public debt has increased significantly in recent years, and concerns over a possible crisis have lately attracted the attention of Western media. On September 3, a report by British business intelligence outlet Africa Confidential warned of escalating debt caused by allegedly unsustainable Chinese loans and claimed that Zesco, the state-owned national electricity company, has been in […]

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Zimbabwean Opposition Leader and Former Finance Minister Denied Asylum in Zambia

A top Zimbabwean opposition official that fled to Zambia has been denied asylum and is expected to face arrest at home as concerns rose over a government crackdown after last week’s disputed presidential election. Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe‘s former finance minister and a leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), claimed asylum in Zambia on Wednesday after making […]

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CUBA DECLARES 9 DAYS OF NATIONAL MOURNING

  THE European Union’s foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, has hailed the historical importance of Castro and said the bloc’s relations with Cuba will continue to improve. Mogherini said Castro was “a man of determination and an historical figure,” adding that his death comes as Cuba faces “great changes” and at times of global uncertainty. […]

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Pharma boss Martin Shkreli arrested on fraud charges

Representatives for pharmaceutical boss Martin Shkreli, who sparked outrage after hiking up the price of a medicine used by Aids patients, say he strongly denies fraud charges. He is accused of fraud relating to a drug company he previously headed, Retrophin, and a hedge fund, MSMB Capital Management, where he was a fund manager. He […]

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Magufuli sacks ACC chief

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday dismissed the head of the government’s anti-graft body for failing to tackle high-level corruption in east Africa’s second-biggest economy, Magufuli’s office said. Magufuli sacked Edward Hoseah, the long-serving director general of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), due to the slow pace of the fight against graft. […]

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Zambia, Namibia, DRC in road safety partnership

  Zambia, Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have adopted the draft Trilateral Road Transport Agreement (RTTA) which when actualized is aimed at strengthening road transport, road safety and trade facilitation among the three countries. This is according to a joint communiqué issued following the draft Agreement signed in the Congo DR. RTSA information […]

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Lungu extols Tanzania

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says Zambia has a lot to learn from the recent elections and power transition in Tanzania. President Lungu pointed out that the Patriotic Front has learnt how to handle intra-party democracy as seen in the Tanzanian ruling party Chama cha Mapinduzi. He, however, noted that there will always be people that do […]

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Two Pope advisors arrested over leaks

    VATICAN CITY (AP) – A high-ranking priest and a  member of a papal reform commission have been arrested following  investigation into leaked confidential documents. The latest arrests of two advisers hand-picked by Francis to help in his effort to overhaul Vatican finances threatened to further expose infighting and rifts surrounding the pope’s efforts […]

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Glencore to invest US$ 950m in Zambia’s Mopani Copper Mines

SWITZERLAND-BASED natural resources company Glencore Plc (LSE:GLEN) is set to invest USD 950 million in a three-year plan towards the year 2018 to improve assets and lower production costs at its Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia. The company explained it will use the investment for site expansions, upgrades and refurbishment of assets to extend the […]

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