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Zambia has been elected as one of the four Vice Presidents of the United Nations Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. According to a statement issued to the media by First Secretary Press at the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations, Wallen Simwaka, as Vice […]

Incomplete election results from Tuesday show that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu could struggle to secure enough seats to stay in power, incomplete results from Tuesday’s election show. With nearly 90% of the votes counted, his right-wing bloc is eight seats short of the required threshold to form government. A rival right-wing party could add […]

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said. Luca Attanasio died in hospital on Monday after the United Nations convoy he was travelling in came under fire near Goma, a statement said. The convoy reportedly belonged to the […]

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), becoming the first woman to ever head the organization and the first African to take on the role. Born in Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala graduated from Harvard University in 1976 and then earned a PhD from […]

Zambia has officially requested a debt treatment under the Common Framework agreed by the Group of 20 major economies and the Paris Club in November last year. The newly adopted common framework for debt treatment beyond the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative is designed to facilitate timely and orderly debt treatment with broad creditor participation […]

Parliament has heard that a suspect believed to be behind the shooting to death of state prosecutor, Nsama Nsama and UPND sympathizer, Joseph Kaunda last month has been identified and arrested. The victims died of gunshot wounds after police officers were deployed to disperse a crowd that gathered to show their support to UPND leader […]

China has warned that attempts by Taiwan to seek independence” mean war”. The warning comes days after China stepped up its military activities and flew warplanes near the island. It also comes as new US president Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to Taiwan, and set out his stance in Asia. Responding on Thursday, the US […]

A Sierra Leonean man and his American friend will on Wednesday complete their long walk campaigning for an to end sexual violence in Sierra Leone. The two have trekked more than 300 miles in 20 days from the farthest end of the country in Kailahun District to the capital Freetown. They are expected to arrive […]

Hundreds of residents in Mozambique’s Buzi District are waiting at the Guara Guara administrative post to be evacuated after their houses were destroyed by Cyclone Eloise. Some residents who spoke to a local daily Noticias say they have been queuing for three days now. The National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction says the […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death of prominent South African politician Jackson Mthembu. Mr. Mthembu is said to have died of Covid-related complications. Mr. Mthembu was a parliamentarian and long-serving member of the governing African National Congress who had since 2019 been serving as a minister in the presidency. He worked his way up the […]