Leaders Zambia 

Zambia: Reduce the Number of Foreign Missions!

Written by Henry Kyambalesa The current problem facing the Zambian government in paying the salaries and/or allowances of employees in foreign missions on time, apparently due the lack of funds, can be addressed partly by reducing the number of the country’s foreign missions. In this regard, the idea of having diplomatic missions in countries which meet the following suggested criteria would be a noble one: (a) the foreign country is a major trading partner; (b) there are, on average, a lot of Zambians living in the foreign country; (c) the…

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Malawi Science 

AfAW condemns lynching of alleged witch in Malawi

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) condemns the lynching of an elderly man for witchcraft in Malawi today. According to a local source, this unfortunate incident took place in Zolozolo in Mzuzu. Mzuzu is the headquarters of the Northern region. A photo of the incident that is being circulated on the social media shows a young man torching the body of the alleged witch which was covered with sticks and tyre. Locals could be seen watching from a distance as the alleged witch was set ablaze. Recently there have been…

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Human Rights Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe Must Take Measures to Stop Witch Killing

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is urging the government of Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stop the killing of persons accused of witchcraft in the country. This appeal has become necessary following the gruesome murder in Bulawayo of an 83 year old man, Mitsho Ncube. According to a report in the Zimbabwean Chronicle, Ncube’s son, Thanbani bludgeoned the father to death after accusing him of witchcraft. The accusation is linked to the father’s refusal to use the rentals collected from tenants to pay utility bills. Thanbani, who had…

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Lifestyle Malawi 

Malawi Must Protect Lives and Property of Alleged Witches

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) condemns the destruction of houses and property of alleged witches in remote areas in Malawi. News from the country side says that some witch hunting villagers raided some communities today. According to local sources, an irate mob has demolished at least six apartments and other belongings of persons who have been suspected of witchcraft. Photos from a tweet show images of houses that the rampaging mob had pulled down. There have been no reported loss of lives. The fate of those who have been…

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Botswana Latest 

ACADEMIC PRODIGY CITES TB JOSHUA AS HER INSPIRATION

A 14-year-old girl from Botswana who has gained national attention for her academic achievements has explained that one of her inspirations is Nigerian cleric TB Joshua and his popular channel Emmanuel TV.  According to a reportpublished in Mmegi, Botswana’s most-read newspaper: “In a rare development, a 14-year-old Form 2 student, Naomi Higgins has lifted Nxakato Junior Secondary School’s flag high after obtaining the only Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE) A grade overall pass.” The newspaper explained that Higgins surprisingly outperformed all her seniors despite studying simultaneously with two different year groups. “I…

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Malawi 

MCP and UTM afraid EU report will confirm beyond doubt they lost the elections

Yesterday European Union Election Observer Mission (EU-EOM) reversed the plans to unveil its final report on the May 21 Tripartite which was most likely going to confirm that DPP’s Peter Mutharika won the elections. UTM and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) refused to meet the mission arguing that the matter is still in court. However, many believe that there is very little chance they will prevail in court. In a statement, the EU-EOM said the report will neither be shared nor published until the court’s decision on the case is…

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Malawi US 

Malania’s Trip to Malawi: White House staffer helps raise thousands for Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe

A White House staffer took matters into her own hands after visiting a Malawi primary school during a trip with first lady Melania Trump. White House specialty media director Carolina Hurley helped raise over $12,600 for an indoor classroom in the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, Malawi, after she saw the school during the first lady’s October 2018 trip. USA First Lady Melania Trump in Malawi; visits Chipala school, Lilongwe Hurley accompanied Trump on her four-country visit to Africa, which included a tour of several outdoor classrooms at the Malawi…

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Malawi 

Malawi Government call for acceptance of Presidential Case Ruling

LILONGWE (AGV): The Government of Malawi would like to assure Malawians and all people living in Malawi that peace and rule of law remain priorities as we wait for the ruling of the Constitutional Court in the 2019 Presidential Election case. It is the belief of Government that all parties involved in the case shall exercise statesmanship to let the Constitutional Court work professionally based on evidence, facts and law. Government has already shown its commitment to peace during the entire Presidential Election case hearing. As one way of demonstrating…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Mugabe left behind $10 mln and properties but no will

The late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe reportedly left behind $10 million in his bank account together with other properties. State media Herald newspaper on Tuesday published the list of Mugabe’s estate but indicated there was no will to distribute the properties. The newspaper listed some of the properties left behind to include: four houses, 10 cars, one farm, his rural home and an orchard. Mugabe’s daughter Bona Chikowore in October wrote to the Master of High Court seeking to register her father’s estate. Since there was no will,…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: Vodacom, MTN ordered to lower data prices

South Africa’s Vodacom Group and MTN Group have been ordered by the country’s Competition Commission to lower data prices. The two companies could face prosecution if they do not agree with the order in the next two months to lower data prices. The watchdog launched an investigation in August 2017 following a request from the minister of economic Development. There have been several complaints from consumers about high data costs. The commission said in its report that there is evidence to suggest that there is room for price reductions in…

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