Lesotho Mulls Adopting Chinese Yuan

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO is among 14 eastern and southern African countries that are considering the adoption of the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency to facilitate the repayment of loans being advanced by the Asian economic giant for infrastructural d…

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO is among 14 eastern and southern African countries that are considering the adoption of the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency to facilitate the repayment of loans being advanced by the Asian economic giant for infrastructural developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Uproar Over Ministers’ New Company

[Lesotho Times] Three senior government ministers who have been at the forefront of defending the government’s decision to pass new regulations governing the trade of wool and mohair, have jointly established a company which could become a player in th…

[Lesotho Times] Three senior government ministers who have been at the forefront of defending the government's decision to pass new regulations governing the trade of wool and mohair, have jointly established a company which could become a player in that very same sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Former Child Soldier Works to Normalize Peace Not War

[VOA] Michel Chikwanine is a long way from where he grew up in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but not from the memories of war. They haunt him every night — ever since he was captured by rebels in the city of Beni at the age of five.

[VOA] Michel Chikwanine is a long way from where he grew up in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but not from the memories of war. They haunt him every night -- ever since he was captured by rebels in the city of Beni at the age of five.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Juba Wants New Site for Peace Talks

[VOA] South Sudan’s government says it wants a planned meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar to take place outside the countries of the East Africa bloc IGAD.

[VOA] South Sudan's government says it wants a planned meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar to take place outside the countries of the East Africa bloc IGAD.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Families Search for Repatriated Migrants

[VOA] Families are in search of loved ones among the more than 2,000 Cameroonian migrants who were rescued in Libya and brought back to the central African state by the International Organization for Migration.

[VOA] Families are in search of loved ones among the more than 2,000 Cameroonian migrants who were rescued in Libya and brought back to the central African state by the International Organization for Migration.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Munkombwe Gets National Mourning

Veteran freedom fighter and politician Daniel Munkombwe who died on Friday has been accorded a state funeral. Acting President Inonge Wina has declared Wednesday 20th June 2018 as the day of national mourning. The colourful Munkombwe died on Friday in … Continued

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Veteran freedom fighter and politician Daniel Munkombwe who died on Friday has been accorded a state funeral. Acting President Inonge Wina has declared Wednesday 20th June 2018 as the day of national mourning. The colourful Munkombwe died on Friday in the Livingstone Central Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He will be remembered for having served in all post-independence governments except under the current administration. Munkombwe leaves behind a colourful legacy including his at times embarrassingly honest nature as he spectacularly professed his “politics of the belly doctrineâ€. The post Munkombwe Gets National Mourning appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Katumbi Addresses Kinshansa Supporters via Video Linkage

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bruno Tshibala, said that President Kabila does not intend to run for re-election.  This is certainly a positive announcement however, there are still concerns over the integrity of the method by … Continued

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The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bruno Tshibala, said that President Kabila does not intend to run for re-election.  This is certainly a positive announcement however, there are still concerns over the integrity of the method by which the voting will take place, as well as questions over whether the elections will take place as scheduled, this December – two years after the constitution requires. Over the weekend, thousands of Congolese gathered in Kinshasa to hear remarks from opposition leader Moise Katumbi. Governor Katumbi addressed his supporters via video to reiterate the need for free and fair elections in December and to remind supporters of his coalition with fellow opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. Katumbi reassured supporters, stating, “I will return to Congo to end the suffering of the Congolese peopleâ€. Separately, following the tragic and untimely death of 33-year-old activist Luc Nkulula on Sunday, opposition leaders and rights groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are calling for an investigation. Among the voices speaking out is Felix Tshisekedi, who stated in a tweet that the “main suspect†is power. Nkulula, a well-respected activist and the founder of civil society organization LUCHA, had repeatedly called for President Joseph Kabila to abide by the constitution and step down, fuelling suspicions that his death was not an accident. The post Katumbi Addresses Kinshansa Supporters via Video Linkage appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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KCM Miner Blasts Accidentally Himself to Death

A 35-year old underground miner at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) has died after he accidentally blasted himself. KCM Corporate Affairs Manager Eugene Chungu has identified the deceased as Ezekiel Mwape a scraper driver. He has explained that the deceased accidentally … Continued

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A 35-year old underground miner at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) has died after he accidentally blasted himself. KCM Corporate Affairs Manager Eugene Chungu has identified the deceased as Ezekiel Mwape a scraper driver. He has explained that the deceased accidentally blasted himself at 970 metres deep at 12 West, 6B drift and had his hand cut off with his stomach ripped. “I can confirm the incident happened in the early hours of today where Ezekiel Mwape accidentally blasted himself, the body of the victim is in Nchanga South Mine Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and police have opened a docket of inquiry,†Chungu said. “The accident that has happened today has claimed the life of a KCM employee, no other employees were injured and all works at Nchanga Underground Mine have been halted while investigations are underway,†he added The post KCM Miner Blasts Accidentally Himself to Death appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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