Malabu Scandal – How Etete Bought Luxury Dubai Properties With Funds

[Premium Times] A leak of private property data in Dubai has shed new light on how the proceeds of a notorious $1.3 billion oil deal involving Shell may have been spent on luxury villas in the secretive Arab Emirate.

[Premium Times] A leak of private property data in Dubai has shed new light on how the proceeds of a notorious $1.3 billion oil deal involving Shell may have been spent on luxury villas in the secretive Arab Emirate.

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Refugees and Migration

[Carnegie Corporation] Displacement has become a common feature of life in East Africa over the past decade, leading to a wide range of creative solutions, according to Caroline Njuki, senior program coordinator at the Intergovernmental Authority on De…

[Carnegie Corporation] Displacement has become a common feature of life in East Africa over the past decade, leading to a wide range of creative solutions, according to Caroline Njuki, senior program coordinator at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's regional secretariat on forced displacement and mixed migration.

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Kambwili Apologizes to Parliament for Making False Accusations

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili struggled to apologize in parliament after Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini ordered him to do so for falsely accusing Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo of receiving a bribe. And Matibini said the … Continued

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Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili struggled to apologize in parliament after Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini ordered him to do so for falsely accusing Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo of receiving a bribe. And Matibini said the case in which he had reported UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja is now before the Director of Public Prosecution. When parliament resumed sitting today, Kambwili was ordered to apologize by Matibini for allegations he made against Kampyongo that were found to false. Kampyongo reported Kambwili to the parliamentary privileges and conduct committee that found the former guilty of falsely accusing the latter. The Roan lawmaker apologized for having made allegations without facts. Kambwili midway through the written apology muttering to himself, “kwena chashupa†loosely translated as this is hard sending the house into laughter. And Matibini informed the house that his complaint against Hichilema that was initiated by a point of order from Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament Rogers Mwewa and his Kawambwa counterpart Nixon Chilangwa was before the DPP. Matibini said the police had concluded their investigation and forwarded the docket to the DPP. He said that the DPP was an independent institution that could make its own judgement on the matter. The post Kambwili Apologizes to Parliament for Making False Accusations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mushimba Highlights Zambia’s Land-Linked Agenda

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has reaffirmed Zambia’s vision to become a land-linked country at the on-going United Unions Meeting in Mongolia. “We have realised that being landlocked, after all can be used to our advantage as we transform … Continued

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Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has reaffirmed Zambia’s vision to become a land-linked country at the on-going United Unions Meeting in Mongolia. “We have realised that being landlocked, after all can be used to our advantage as we transform ourselves into being land-linked with all our eight neighbouring countries†said Mushimba. Mushimba said Zambia was in the process of assenting to the Multilateral Agreement establishing the International Think Tank for the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs). “The delay has been due to a change in our Constitution which has brought in changes with regard to the procedure for the ratification or accession to multilateral agreements. Nonetheless, I am confident that we will soon meet these requirements and be part of the International think tank for LLDCs,†he said. He noted that the establishment of the International think tank for LLDCs was a major achievement as it brings into being the first ever inter-governmental body specifically dedicated to the cause of our countries. The International think tank is therefore, poised to offer informed solutions and aid in the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Minister commended Mongolia, Lao PDR, Armenia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso, Paraguay, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Nepal, Ethiopia and Bhutan for ratifying the multilateral agreement establishing the international think tank for LLDCs. “As immediate past chair for the LLDCs, I wish to appreciate the work already being carried out by the International think tank. There is need to promote country specific research, bringing on board transit countries as well as the fact that the International think tank should complement the work of others such as the United Nations Agencies,†Mushimba said. The post Mushimba Highlights Zambia’s Land-Linked Agenda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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East PF Mourns Kalima

Victoria Kalima’s lead role in the Eastern Province politics has come to the fore in her death with the Patriotic Front provincial leadership paying tribute to her for the outstanding community work she did for her constituents. Kalima who was … Continued

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Victoria Kalima’s lead role in the Eastern Province politics has come to the fore in her death with the Patriotic Front provincial leadership paying tribute to her for the outstanding community work she did for her constituents. Kalima who was Kasenengewa Member of Parliament will be remembered as a grassroots person and hardworking legislator. In a statement issued today, Eastern Province chairperson Andrew Lubusha stated that Kalima was a hardworking Minister as well as MP. Lubusha stated that the late Kalima believed that her constituency and Zambia would continue to develop as long as Zambians continue embracing love, unity and a spirit of selflessness. Kalima died on Monday evening at Maina Soko Military Hospital. Below is the full statement issued by Lubusha.   PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST PATRIOTIC FRONT MOURNS THE DEATH OF HON VICTORIA KALIMA, MP & MINISTER OF GENDER. CHIPATA, June 12, 2018- As Patriotic Front (PF) in Eastern Province, we mourn with the rest of the country following the demise of our selfless leader Hon Victoria Kalima. Hon Kalima was not only a Minister of Gender whose works speak for itself but was also a dedicated, hardworking n committed Member of Parliament for Kasenengwa constituency. She diligently executed her duties as a minister as well as an MP an indication she was dedicated to duty even when her health was failing her. She never complained instead she focused her energy by preaching unity, love and reconciliation in the Party and in her constituency. The Party in Eastern Province will miss her service and counsel. Personally, I will miss her dedication to duty and the spirit of being helpful to others. She championed development in her constituency in line with the PF agenda of not leaving anyone behind in as far as development is concerned. Ms Kalima believed that her Constituency and Zambia will continue to develop as long as Zambians continue embracing love, unity and a spirit of selflessness. Her leadership style inspired the women especially those in rural areas to believe in themselves that even them, can make Zambia a better place to live in. As a Party in Eastern Province, we reaffirm the statement of our PF secretary general Hon Davies Mwila who said, Hon Kalima will be missed as a strong voice for the people of Kasenengwa Constituency and Patriotic Front in general. As Party in Eastern Province, we are mourning with the Kalima and PF family for the demise of Hon Victoria Kalima who died on June 11, 2018 at Maina Soko Hospital in Lusaka. Issued by *astern Province PF Chairperson and Member of the Central Committee Andrew Zindhlu Lubusha The post East PF Mourns Kalima appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Queen Elizabeth to Honour Zambian Youths

For immediate release, Tuesday 12th June 2018 Her Majesty the Queen to honour young people from Zambia with prestigious Award for improving the lives of others Her Majesty The Queen will present Gift Chansa and Sela Kasepa from Zambia with … Continued

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For immediate release, Tuesday 12th June 2018 Her Majesty the Queen to honour young people from Zambia with prestigious Award for improving the lives of others Her Majesty The Queen will present Gift Chansa and Sela Kasepa from Zambia with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Tuesday 26th June. The Awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond. Gift from Lusaka will receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for the work he is doing using his skills as a circus performer to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people in Zambia after co-founding Circus Zambia which provides participants in the township of Chibolya with circus, academic and life skills. Sela from Kitwe will receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for the work she is doing to explore how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can help solve some of the challenges faced by her country by applying knowledge gained from her own engineering studies to found and teach on Zambia’s first robotics development team. Gift, 26, and Sela, 21, were selected following a competitive process involving thousands of applicants across the Commonwealth. Together they join a network of 240 powerful young leaders, from 53 Commonwealth countries, who are driving change to make the world a better place. The 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders are finding solutions to global issues such as climate change, food scarcity, gender-based violence, mental health, and access to education. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners take part in a year-long leadership course run by the University of Cambridge and receive bespoke mentoring. They will visit the UK for a programme of high-profile networking opportunities, meetings and training designed to help them develop as leaders and work with ever greater impact. Later this month, during their time in the UK, Gift and Sela will visit 10 Downing Street, take part in masterclasses at the BBC World Service and the UK Headquarters of Facebook. Award winners will then meet with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and High Commissioners from across the Commonwealth, before receiving their Award from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace. They will also attend workshops at the University of Cambridge and visit projects that are changing the lives of vulnerable people in the UK. Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust said: “Through selfless determination, the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2018 are dedicating their lives to bring positive change to those around them. Their visit to the UK this June provides them with a unique opportunity to connect with each other and gain valuable lessons from experts and leaders from all walks of life which we hope will help transform the reach of their endeavours for many years to come. I am delighted that the work they are undertaking is being recognised by Her Majesty The Queen and I look forward to meeting this year’s winners and celebrating the remarkable difference that they have already made all over the Commonwealth. Now that we are in the fourth and final year of this special programme, we look proudly on the network that is the Queen’s Young Leaders and feel confident that the future will be driven by their courage and commitment towards making the world a better place.†The Queen’s Young Leaders programme was established in 2014 by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. To see a full list of Award winners and highly commended runners up, and to learn more about their stories, please visit www.queensyoungleaders.com The post Queen Elizabeth to Honour Zambian Youths appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely

[Balancing Act] London -FTTH roll-outs have slowly been made in a range of African countries but the recent news that Isocel will roll-out an FTTH service in Benin is a clear sign that even in smaller markets users will not miss out. Russell Southwood …

[Balancing Act] London -FTTH roll-outs have slowly been made in a range of African countries but the recent news that Isocel will roll-out an FTTH service in Benin is a clear sign that even in smaller markets users will not miss out. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aouad, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about his plans.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin