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Uganda and Zambia reject Huawei spying claims

Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine. The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician’s WhatsApp chat group, named Firebase crew after his band. It says authorities then “scuppered his plans to organise street rallies” and arrested Bobi Wine and his supporters. Huawei described the allegations as “unfounded and inaccurate”. It also dismissed allegations that its representatives were involved in similar intelligence-gathering operations in Zambia and Algeria. Zambia has also rejected the report. Information…

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Nigerian pastor trying to escape arrest killed in China

A Nigerian pastor, Joseph Nwajueze has been killed in China by security operatives. He was reportedly escaping arrest from security operatives for alleged visa violations. According to reports the Chinese security operatives in an attempt to capture the fleeing Nwajueze, used a security gadget to demobilise him. The security gadget made the pastor numb, leading to his fall, which eventually led to his death. Joseph Nwajueze was living with his wife, Chinwe, and four children in China before this incident. The Chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike…

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Africa China Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana downplays severity of illegal rosewood trade

Ghanaian officials appear to be downplaying the severity of the illegal logging of rosewood in the country. Rosewood has been classified as endangered plant given its economic value in Ghana, but illegal logging of the tree and it’s exportation to China has been on the rise. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) last month said in a report that the illegal trade and felling of rosewood trees has continued despite a ban in place since 2012. It estimates that in the past seven years, some six million rosewood trees had been…

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Real Madrid block Bale China move

Gareth Bale’s move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning has been cancelled by Real Madrid, a source close to Wales forward told AFP on Sunday. Bale, 30, who has been in the Spanish capital since 2013, was expected to join the Chinese Super League outfit on a three-year-deal worth £1 million ($1.1 million) a week. The 77-time international had been told by Real coach Zinedine Zidane he does not form part of his future plans at the Bernabeu. The former Tottenham Hotspur winger came off the bench to play half an…

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Uganda’s President Museveni assumes chairmanship of the East African Community

Uganda has assumed the chairmanship of the East African Community. President Museveni takes over from Tanzania President Magufuli. President Museveni, new EAC Chairman addressed the summit, emphasized the need for integration “for our region’s prosperity and security”   “The people of East Africa are interlinked, I can address people all the way from Uganda to Mwanza in my dialect. We have the advantage of Swahili, a language not owned by a tribe, we can’t fail to unite to guarantee our future. Please follow and like us:

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Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua Speaks Again On North Korea

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua reminded his teeming followers on Facebook today about a prophetic message he released almost two weeks ago about the volatile nation of North Korea.  On Sunday April 16th 2017, Joshua thanked his congregants and viewers for their prayers, referring to a previous prophetic message he gave about mounting tensions between the super-power nations. During his message, the cleric then referred to the missile test conducted by North Korea, adding that their leader Kim Jong-Un would not relent in testing such weapons in order to show his…

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Death Penalty: World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment

  1,032 executions worldwide in 2016, down 37% from 2015 (1,634) ·         Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan join China as world’s top five executioners ·         USA not among top five for first time since 2006, with lowest number of executions since 1991 ·         Botswana is one of just four countries in the world to resume executions in 2016; along with Nigeria, the State of Palestine and Belarus ·         Deprose Muchena, Southern Africa director warns “Botswana’s step backward must not be replicated elsewhere in the region.” China’s horrifying use of…

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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.   “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…

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donald-trump Leaders OP-ED World 

Trump Presidency several times more dangerous than Obama’s

Active Democracy knows all of Jewish Establishment malice … we know allof the skins that they hide under and we know all of their criminal activities. We have also kept the White House in the loop and top political leaders are aware of this ideology and criminal systems. The Jewish Establishment is caught “red handed”. There are direct verifiable links of Jewish monopoly in banks, media, politics and business in America. All evidence of their ownership and malicious systems is available in black and white. And this creates an increased…

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Malawi govt. warns Chinese managers against abusing local workers

Chinese  Construction managers in Malawi abusing MalawiansBLANTYRE (AGV)— Following The Daily Times’ story that a Chinese company, which is constructing a national stadium in Lilongwe, is abusing local workers at the site, Malawi government has warned that it will not tolerate such acts.

Government through the Ministry of Labour has since given the management of the company several recommendations and stressed on the need for the Chinese managers and nationals to adhere to the country’s labour laws.

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