UN Failures On Rohingya Revealed

UN Failures On Rohingya Revealed

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of the UN in Myanmar (Burma) tried to prevent human rights advocates from visiting sensitive Rohingya areas. More than 500,000 Rohingya […]

Nigerian Toddler Run Over By Boko Haram Walks Again

Nigerian Toddler Run Over By Boko Haram Walks Again

A five-year-old Nigerian boy, who was seriously injured when he was run over by Boko Haram militants three years ago, has taken his first steps since. The Islamist militants drove over Ali Ahmadu’s back on a motorbike as he tried to flee with his mother from an attack on their village, Chibok. Ali is now […]

When The Final Whistle Blows: The Kalusha Bwalya Memoir

When The Final Whistle Blows: The Kalusha Bwalya Memoir

I remember the first thing I bought when I received my first professional pay cheque in Belgium – it was a shiny black Golf GTI (Big deal in those days!). I spent every cent I earned every month. The last of my worries was my tomorrow. In fact during the three and a half years […]

Saudi Arabia Driving Ban On Women To Be Lifted

Saudi Arabia Driving Ban On Women To Be Lifted

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined. Praise […]

Uganda MPs Brawl During Presidential Age-Limit Debate

Uganda MPs Brawl During Presidential Age-Limit Debate

Chaotic scenes broke out in Uganda’s parliament as MPs debated the contentious removal of the presidential age limit. Tempers flared and lawmakers were filmed brawling after it was alleged an MP had brought a gun into the chamber. The speaker ordered a search but no gun was found, local media reported. The age-limit issue is […]

Katuka: SADC Is a Toothless Organization

Katuka: SADC Is a Toothless Organization

United Party for National Development (UPND) Secretary General Steven Katuka has taken a swipe at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) describing the regional organisation as toothless. Mr. Katuka says SADC has failed Zambians at a crucial point in history, when the country was about to explode. He states that SADC is a toothless bulldog […]

Kambwili Labels PF a Govt of ‘Thieves’

Kambwili Labels PF a Govt of ‘Thieves’

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has labeled the Patriotic Front Government a government of thieves. Contributing to debate on the presidential speech to Parliament, Mr Kambwili whose debate was curtailed by First Deputy Speaker Catherine Namugala following his statement charged that the corruption which is allegedly taking place in the PF government is worse […]

90% of Lusaka Peri-Urban Dwellers Depend On Pit Latrines – LWSC

90% of Lusaka Peri-Urban Dwellers Depend On Pit Latrines – LWSC

The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSCO) has bemoaned the city’s continued sanitation crisis that claims lives through regular occurrence of diarrhea diseases. LWSC Managing Director Jonathan Kampata says this has been triggered by dependency on pit latrines by 90 percent of people in the city’s per-urban areas, which are poorly constructed. In a speech […]

Over 80 Percent Pass GCE Exams

Over 80 Percent Pass GCE Exams

About 83.23 percent of the 113,647 students who sat for their General Certificate Education exams in 2017 have obtained GCE Certificates representing a decrease of 9.68 percentage points from 92.91 percent in 2016. General Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga has told a media briefing in Lusaka that 37,792 males and 75,855 females sat for the […]

Clinton: White House Private Emails ‘Height of Hypocrisy’

Clinton: White House Private Emails ‘Height of Hypocrisy’

Hillary Clinton has called reports that six Trump White House officials used private email accounts for official business the “height of hypocrisy”. President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Mrs Clinton’s use of personal email while she was secretary of state during the 2016 campaign. Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner admitted to using his email while five […]