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  • UK sees 'no improvement' in Bangladesh human rights situation in 2016

    July 22, 2017 10:31 PM 1

    The report titled Human Rights and Democracy also added that the 2016 Global Slavery Index (GSI) placed Bangladesh at 21 out of 167 countries. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson presented the 2016 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report to parliament recently. "Pressure on freedom of expression persisted, and extremist attacks and sectarian violence against

  • Government unveils the specific powers given to Zambia Police after invoking Article 31

    July 22, 2017 1:57 PM

    POLICE and other defence and security agencies have been granted powers to stop and search vehicles without a warrant, withdraw travel documents and detain suspects for more than 48 hours with authority of a magistrate. These are some of the measures that will be implemented during the three months the invoked Article 31 of the Constitution will be in force

  • HH’s treason case takes off on Aug.14 as reconciliation talks flop

    July 22, 2017 1:57 PM

    The long awaited treason case involving opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others will start on August 14 2017 in the Lusaka High Court. And reconciliatory talks between Mr Hichilema and President Edgar Lungu initiated by Catholic Bishops have hit a snag. A check at the High Court registry on Friday afternoon revealed that Mr Hichilema’s case has been cause

  • Mandela's doctor speaks for himself: Defence Department

    July 22, 2017 1:09 PM

    The Department of Defence has distanced itself from the controversial book "Mandela’s Last Years"‚ penned by the former surgeon-general of the South African Defence Force. Former First Lady Graca Machel threatened on Friday to sue Dr Vejay Ramlakan - who headed Nelson Mandela’s military medical team for about seven years - as well as publisher Penguin

  • Zambia extends police powers under state of emergency

    July 22, 2017 7:24 AM 1

    Police are now allowed to detain anyone seen as a threat to public security for more than 48 hours. With the permission of a lower court judge, this detention can be extended to seven days without trial. Police are also allowed to stop and search vehicles without a warrant, while other government authorities may confiscate passports and visas. The president's

  • Sadc urged to invest in population growth

    July 22, 2017 3:46 AM 2

    MAHE, SEYCHELLES — Africa will account for approximately 80% of the projected four billion increase in the global population by the year 2100, according to the United Nations. Africa’s population currently stands at about 1,2 billion. In East and Southern Africa, adolescents and young people aged between 10 and 24 years represent nearly 33% of the total

  • EFF threatens to sue SA Speaker over Zuma no-confidence vote

    July 22, 2017 1:09 AM 2

    Johannesburg — Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says the party has already prepared legal papers to interdict National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete should she refuse to allow a secret ballot for the August 8 motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. “The papers are ready. When she gives that letter, we will not even read the whole

  • African leaders ‘treat ex-presidents like animals’

    July 22, 2017 12:37 AM 3

    Pretoria — African leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently “we are being seen as animals”, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said. Obasanjo told a tale of how Zambia’s independence leader and first president Kenneth Kaunda, who is now 93 and was hospitalised on Wednesday, was treated by his successors

  • Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assets

    July 22, 2017 12:07 AM 3

    Banjul — Gambia’s justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh. The discoveries come a week after President Adama Barrow announced the formation of a commission to investigate Jammeh’s assets. In May, the government seized some $50 million in assets

  • KK in high spirits – Chilufya

    July 21, 2017 11:40 PM 2

    Dr Chilufya said at a media briefing yesterday that there is no need for the public to panic and speculate about the health of Dr Kaunda, who he said is responding well to treatment. “Doctors will not be rushed to discharge him; however, this does not mean that he is very sick, he is being taken for physiotherapy for other old ailments,” Dr Chilufya