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The narration on migration should change. It’s time for European Union (EU) to see Africa as important trade partner - Carmelo Abela

Minister Abela emphasised that by investing in countries of origin the EU will be leading to addressing the root causes of irregular migration

The narration on migration should change. It is time for the European Union to see African countries as important trade partners. This was remarked by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela while addressing a panel discussion held as part of the 14th edition of the annual Bled Strategic Forum…

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Conference on Disarmament adopts its Annual Report to the General Assembly

Algeria will hold the rotating presidency of the Conference when it starts its 2020 session.

The Conference on Disarmament this morning adopted its 2019 annual report to the General Assembly. Ambassador Taonga Mushayavanhu of Zimbabwe, President of the Conference on Disarmament, said that it was an honour to be presiding over their last plenary meeting of the 2019 session of the Conference on Disarmament.  The…

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Didier Reynders calls for a definitive end to nuclear tests

The 1996 treaty can only enter into force after the ratification by 8 remaining countries, namely the USA, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, China, Israel and Egypt

On the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, the Vice-Prime minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders pleads for a definitive end to all nuclear tests. To this end, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) must enter into force. Over the past two years, the Belgian diplomacy remained engaged in the…

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Wood-saving cookstoves are helping Zambia cut forest loss

Kikwanda and Walubita are among beneficiaries from more than 5,000 households in Central, Western and North-western Zambia who are now using the stoves

A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change. It’s half past midday in Kawama Village in Northwestern Zambia and Mildred Kikwanda is busy preparing ‘Nshima’ – the staple maize…

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green Travels to Africa and the Middle East

The Administrator will meet with government and civil-society partners to discuss the response to the Ebola outbreak

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Israel, and Nigeria August 16-August 24, 2019. The Administrator will meet with government and civil-society partners to discuss the response to the Ebola outbreak and highlight partnerships and investments across the U.S.…

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The Black Diamond of Zambian Rugby

Kalumba is part of the Zambia Rugby National Team currently in camp for the upcoming Victoria Cup game against Kenya

Israel Kalumba is a Red Arrows Rugby player who started his rugby career at Nchanga Rugby Club in the year 2007 in the developmental side under Coach Hugo Chisenga, Patrick Musonda and Chiluba Kangwa. His interest in rugby developed after watching an International Rugby match between Zambia vs Cameroon played…

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Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) lab reviews progress towards sustainable development goals

From presentation to implementation: Regional support to the follow-up on the VNR process

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its sister regional commissions on Thursday hosted a Regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) Lab on the margins of the ongoing high level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development. The Lab was held on the theme; “From presentation to implementation: Regional support to the…

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Rugby - Zambia: Red Arrows are the Champions....Again!!

The Championship Cup games, which raised alot of banter on the local scene, had divided opinions among fans and supporters with some expecting either one of them to win

The 2019 Zambia Rugby 15 a-side League finally came to a close on Saturday 6th July, 2019 in a grand finale which pitted two of the fiercest teams in the local league namely Red Arrows and Mufulira Leopards. Red Arrows who have been champions since 2013 after dislodging Diggers Rugby…

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PayU launches operations in Kenya to enable global organisations seamless access to East African markets

The countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, with the service sector the primary driver of growth for the latter two

Economic growth in the East Africa region is estimated to remain at a steady 5.9% in 2019, a significantly higher percentage than North Africa at 4.9% and Southern Africa at 1.2%, according to the African Development Bank (http://bit.ly/2MBOn3L). The countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, with…

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Highlights for Tuesday, 28 May 2019, UN-Habitat Assembly

Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development

On Tuesday, the UN-Habitat Assembly continued its deliberations at the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON), Kenya. Delegates listened to regional and national statements, which focused on efforts to promote the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and sustainable urban development. The Drafting Committee commenced its considerations of draft resolutions.  Two special events…