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ZAMBIA: Health Minister arrested for Corruption.

ZAMBIA: Health Minister arrested for Corruption.

AFRICA, Zambia
Zambia’s health minister Chitalu Chilufya was arrested on Wednesday and charged with using ill-gotten gains to acquire property, the country’s anti-corruption commission said. Graft investigators honed in on Chilufya, 47, last month after noticing the minister had suddenly amassed a fortune. “Chilufya… was arrested today and charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime,” commission spokesman Jonathan Siame said in a statement. “The arrest follows investigations the commission has been conducting against the minister in relation to the above allegations.” Chilufya has been released on police bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 9. His lawyer was not immediately available for comment. If convicted, Chilufya cou...
AFRICA: Zambia’s  Info Minister tests positive for Covid-19, cases tally at 920.

AFRICA: Zambia’s Info Minister tests positive for Covid-19, cases tally at 920.

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, HEALTH, Zambia
Zambia is one of southern Africa’s most impacted nations despite being way behind continent leader South Africa. A lockdown imposed by President Edgar Lungu has since been relaxed following a continent-wide trend. This article will focus on major developments coming from the southern African country. May 24: govt spokesperson tests positive Information Minister and chief government spokesperson, Dora Siliya, confirmed testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. In a video posted on Twitter, she said she had gone into immediate self-isolation despite being asymptomatic. “I have since alerted the ministry of health and I have given them all my contacts especially in the last 10 days,” she added. “Let us continue to observe social distancing, masking and washing our hands regularl...
Zambian President gives his State of the Nation address on Covid-19

Zambian President gives his State of the Nation address on Covid-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, Politics, Zambia
His Excellency, Dr Edgar Lungu, the President of the Republic of Zambia has given his executive statement and orders on the COVID 19 Pandemic on Wednesday, 25th March 2020. The president started by reminding the Zambian people that the world is facing one of its greatest adversaries that threatens mankind. The coronavirus disease. “This virus is mean, devastating and morbid. A few weeks ago, it was heard from a distance in china; today it is in the neighborhood. Today, you and I are not safe anymore and until we comply with what the health authorities are saying, it may spread quickly and endanger our lives.”, said the President. President Lungu noted that Zambia is landlocked; and that means, with a crisis of this magnitude, they will find themselves under forced lockdown if all th...
IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy

IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy

AFRICA, AMERICA, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SUDAN, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet, Zambia
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron has praised the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for championing women inclusion and supporting marginalized groups. The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron awards the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for championing women inclusion and supporting marginalized groups.Photo By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma Updates President Cuevas said this while meeting the Speaker as she visits Uganda as part of the commemoration of 130 years of the IPU. The meeting was held on Thursday, 23 January 2020 in the Speaker’s chambers at Parliament. She commended the Speaker for her unwavering efforts in championing women’s recognition in the IPU. The President of the Inter-Parli...
Kadaga calls for census of Persons with Albinism

Kadaga calls for census of Persons with Albinism

AFRICA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, Ethiopia, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, MALAWI, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA, UK, Zambia
Uganda,Kampala: The government should make a deliberate effort towards compiling data for Persons with Albinism (PWA) while carrying out national census, the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Ugandan Albinos are seen marching 20th Jan,2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. She said this will help in planning for the special needs of PWAs like healthcare and education. “Even the local council leaders should make it their responsibility to know the number of persons with albinism in their areas so that we can plan for schools,” Kadaga said. Albinos perform.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Speaker made the call after a fundraising walk aimed at raising funds for  the construction of a rehabilitation centre for PWAs. The event on Monday, 20 January 2020 is part of ...
Museveni explains purpose of the Galamba-Bireembo Trek

Museveni explains purpose of the Galamba-Bireembo Trek

AFRICA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, EUROPE, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, MAKERERE, Nairobi, REFUGEES, RWANDA, South Africa, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
Birembo,Uganda: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has explained that the purpose of the 2020 Great Trek from Galamba in Wakiso District to Birembo in Kakumiro District was not to show stamina but rather to educate the young generation about the history of their country, appreciate the veterans who fough for its liberation and do what they need to do to make sure that their country survives. “I want you to look at the history of the ones who were before you who had a deeper understanding of what Africa needs but also had the discipline to fight for it. I also wanted to expose you to your country so that you see the potential in agriculture and tourism industry. When I was looking at the hills of Kanzira, Butoloogo, I was thinking of the idea of supporting you with health tourism fac...
New Alert to our   Fellow-Citizens living in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria

New Alert to our Fellow-Citizens living in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria

AFRICA, AMERICA, BURUNDI, Business, Ethiopia, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA FC, KENYA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
Our community living in those regions is called to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous posts CANBERRA, Australia, January 7, 2020/ -- The recent fires burning on either side of New South Wales and Victoria are still expected to merge later this week despite relief, especially following yesterday’s rains, from severe weather conditions. As there is a concern over fires burning out of control in both states could form a "mega fire", our community living in those regions is called to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous posts. In case any emergency arise, our fellow-citizens are called to follow the instructions below:  
Kenya and Guinea Bissau agree to deepen bilateral ties

Kenya and Guinea Bissau agree to deepen bilateral ties

AFRICA, BURUNDI, Business, Ethiopia, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
MOMBASA, Kenya Kenya and Guinea Bissau have agreed to work more closely to deepen their bilateral ties. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, met with Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo.  Also in attendance was Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed. Speaking today at a meeting at State House, Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo said the two countries will enhance their cooperation for the benefit of the citizens of the two nations.  The leaders singled out exchange of students and teachers, collaboration in technical training, trade and security as some of the key areas of focus in bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Guinea Bissau.  President Kenyatta congra...
USAID Administrator Mark   Green’s Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization,   the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D

AFRICA, AMERICA, BURUNDI, FEATURE STORIES, international criminal court, MAKERERE, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia
Administrator Green and the Director-General discussed additional Ebola-preparedness activities WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 6, 2020/ -- The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid increasing security concerns and how to best support the Government of DRC and its partners to control the disease. Administrator Green expressed his condolences to the Director-General for the attacks on WHO staff members on November 27, 2...
SRSG Ibn Chambas   Commends the Successful Conduct of the Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau   and Urges Party Supporters to Continue to Show Maturity

SRSG Ibn Chambas Commends the Successful Conduct of the Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau and Urges Party Supporters to Continue to Show Maturity

AFRICA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, Ethiopia, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Nigeria, South Africa, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
The Special Representative congratulates the Electoral Commission for the exemplary conduct of the electoral process DAKAR, Senegal, January 2, 2020/ -- Following a three-day visit to Guinea Bissau conducted from 28 to 31 December, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the announcement by the Electoral Commission of the results of the presidential election. He applauds the people of Guinea Bissau for the successful conduct of the polls and the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed throughout the electoral process. The Special Representative commends the two candidates for their magnanimity and grace in accepting the results, and urges all pa...

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

AFRICA, BURUNDI, Business, Ethiopia, EUROPE, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, REFUGEES, RWANDA, South Africa, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of World Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies to the limit ROME, Italy, January 2, 2020/ -- Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months. The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit. Ramping up the humanitarian response will again require the generous support of don...
A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls

A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls

AFRICA, BURUNDI, Business, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, EGYPT, Ethiopia, FEATURE STORIES, Nairobi, OIL, RWANDA, South Africa, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 PARIS, France: - The experiences of a five-year-old child separated from her parents and forced to make a new life were the inspiration for the Malaika school and community centre, which uses education and sustainable development to turn around the lives of girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 for its Creating Agents of...