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World Council of Churches (WCC) condemns arrest of pastor in Zambia

Chibubi and other pastors had gathered to discuss the debt crisis when police were allegedly directed to arrest them

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the apparent arrest of Pastor George Chibubi, who was picked by the police in Ndola for organising a meeting with fellow pastors to discuss Zambia’s economic crisis. Tveit joined other Zambian and international advocates urging President Edgar…

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In Djibouti, a major contract was signed. Then the Chinese arrived. Everything changed. (by Simon Ateba)

Under the terms of the contract, Djibouti granted DP World exclusive rights over port and free zone facilities within Djibouti, including container handling facilities

When a major contract between DP World Limited and the Republic of Djibouti was signed, everyone seemed to be happy and satisfied with the business deal. Both sides pledged to respect the terms of the agreement, and it seemed back then, that Djibouti, a tiny but important country located in the…

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Leading Emerging Markets Team of Tom Trimble and John Bryant Joins Winston, Expanding Reach in Africa and LATAM

These most recent high-profile hires underscore Winston’s commitment to aggressively expanding its transactional practice and to broadening its reach in the energy markets, including Africa

Winston & Strawn LLP (www.Winston.com) is pleased to announce the addition of leading emerging markets attorneys Thomas B. (Tom) Trimble as partner and John David Bryant as counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and as members of Winston’s corporate practice. Trimble focuses on project finance and private equity, counseling…

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Seychellois Citizen Kidnapped in South Africa Returns Safely

Authorities were alerted to the 33-year old woman’s abduction after she called her parents to inform them that she was being held for a ransom of 100,000 rands

A Seychellois citizen has been safely returned to her family on Tuesday after being held captive by kidnappers for three days in South Africa. Her release was secured by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in an operation coordinated by the Gauteng Hostage and Crisis Negotiators centre with assistance from Interpol,…

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Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday

He urged everyone with a stake in Africa’s success to seize the new opportunities and work together with people on the continent for the common good. However, alongside the progress and resilience, on the back of stability and improved governance, parts of Africa remain fragile with challenges to overcome, said…

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UNOWAS welcomes the launch of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia (TRRC)

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia (TRRC) which was established through a consultative process, will play an important role in addressing the difficult period of The Gambia history

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 launch on 15th October 2018 of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia (TRRC). The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia…

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Official Launch of the Attorney General’s Office’s Legal Handbook: Manual for Investigation and Criminal Procedure on Wildlife Crimes

Over the past 50 years, Mozambique’s elephant population decreased from 50,000 to less than 10,000, and rhinos are extinct

The Attorney General and the United States Ambassador today launched the new Manual for Investigation and Criminal Procedure on Wildlife Crimes at a formal public event at the Attorney General’s Office in Maputo.  The manual was developed, with support from the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development…

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Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency

Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday

Speaking at a media briefing in Geneva, the spokesperson said that the agency is concerned by a “fast-developing humanitarian situation in the Kasai region” of the DRC, where the situation is already fragile: around 200,000 people have arrived over the last two weeks. The mass population movement follows the Angolan…

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Nigeria: UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker; calls for release of remaining hostages

The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria

The aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a 24-year-old midwife and nurse had been working in the town of Rann, near the border with Cameroon. She was abducted on 1 March, along with two other nurses, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa and Alice Loksha, following an attack on the town by armed…

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Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency

The mass population movement follows the Angolan Government’s decision to expel Congolese migrants, many of whom were working in the informal mining sector in the northeast of the country

Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday. Speaking at a media briefing in Geneva, the spokesperson said that the agency is concerned…