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​​​Zambia must Drop trumped-up treason charges against Hakainde Hichilema immediately

Zambian authorities must drop trumped-up treason charges against main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and his five employees and release them unconditionally, Amnesty International said today ahead of his bail hearing. The six were arrested on 11 April after they allegedly failed to give way to a Presidential convoy. They claim they were beaten, teargassed and pepper sprayed on their genitals by the police. “Hakainde Hichilema and the other arrested members of the United Party for National Development (UPND) are victims of longstanding persecution by the Zambian authorities stemming from their…

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Malawian Wandale seeks despised ICC intervention over conviction

BLANTYRE:-The self-acclaimed supreme leader of Peoples Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale says will seek International Criminal Court (ICC)s intervention following his conviction on Thursday. Blantyre Senior resident magistrate Thokozani Soko convicted Wandale on three accounts of conspiracy to commit misdemeanor, unauthorized use of land and criminal trespass. Please follow and like us:

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Zambian Elections declared Peaceful, Transparent, Credible, Free and Fair by SADC

Guy ScottThe SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Presidential By-Elections in the Republic of Zambia has declared the elections to have been peaceful, transparent, credible, free, and fair, thus reflecting the will of the people of Zambia in accordance with the National Laws and the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.

This is contained in the statement released today by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and Head of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission to the Elections in the Republic of Zambia; accompanied by H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC Executive Secretary; and Members of the SADC Troika.

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Zambian former President Rupiah Banda in Malawi: Mystery surrounds the trip

Rupiah Banda and ClintonBNLtimes reports Former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda was spotted alighting from a Malawi Government vehicle registration number MG 963 AC at Sunbird Capital Hotel, but different government officials are not coming clear on what he is in Malawi for.

The former Zambian president was escorted by Malawian and his own security personnel who used another government vehicle registration number MG 957 AC and immediately rushed into one room of the hotel.

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50 Years of Conservation Success in Swaziland

Swaziland 50 Years of Convervation2014 marks 50 years from the day a young Ted Reilly took it upon himself to turn his back garden into what is now one of Africa’s most accessible wildlife reserves.

On the 12th July 1964, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary opened to the public. This day marked the beginning of formal conservation in the Kingdom of Swaziland. At the time Swaziland was still a British Protectorate (Independence came in 1968).

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Major Boost for Free Speech in Zambia as Court aquits HIV activist

ZambiaLusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and HIV activist, Paul Kasonkomona, was acquitted today by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to comments he made on television in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – a ruling that provides a major boost to freedom of expression in the country. 

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Emirates and Proflight Zambia Sign Global Ticketing Agreement

ITravel To Zambianternational passengers can now fly to Zambian domestic destinations with a single booking

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, January 28, 2014: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Proflight Zambia, has signed an interline agreement that will make it easier for international passengers to reach domestic destinations throughout Zambia.

Popular Zambian attractions such as the Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – can now be accessed with a single ticket purchase and smooth connections from any of Emirates destinations worldwide.

Safari-goers for example will be able to book straight through to Mfuwe for the world renowned wildlife haven of South Luangwa National Park, while business customers can travel direct from Lusaka to the Copperbelt city of Ndola on scheduled Proflight services timed for smooth transfers with in-bound and out-bound Emirates flights in Lusaka.

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Bail application in Zambian ‘Carnal Knowledge’ case must proceed, say SALC and OSISA

ZAMBIAN HIGH COURT MUST PROCEED WITH BAIL APPLICATION
FOR ACCUSED IN ‘CARNAL KNOWLEDGE CASE’, SAY SALC AND OSISA

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Johannesburg, 14 October 2013 – The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) have expressed their deep concern at the Zambia High Court’s delay in hearing the bail application of the two Kapiri men accused of ‘unlawful carnal knowledge’, who have been in detention since May 2013.

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African leaders to hold summit October 13 on Kenya’s ICC cases

Deputy President William RutoATLANTA African leaders will meet in the Ethiopian capital on October 13 to take a common stance on whether to join Kenya’s planned pull-out from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the prosecution of its leaders, officials said on Thursday. 

So far there does not seem to be much support for it, but heads of state from the 54-member African Union (AU) may still discuss the possibility of a pullout by the 34 African signatories to the Rome Statute that created the tribunal.

 

 

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Is foreign aid helping or Hurting Africa

IS FOREIGN AID HELPING OR HURTING AFRICAMore than $50 billion of foreign aid is given to African countries every year to address poverty on the continent. Although this may seem generous, and to some a solid strategy to treat Africa’s ailments, Dambisa Moyo — a Zambian economist with a background that includes Harvard, Oxford and Goldman Sachs — says just the opposite.

In her new book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa, Moyo claims that foreign aid has been “an unmitigated political, economic and humanitarian disaster.”

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