Abducted Activist Itai Dzamara Gets International Life Achievement Recognition

[VOA] Political activist, Itai Dzamara, who was abducted by unknown assailants in March 2015, is one of the four human rights heroes that have been honored by Amnesty International with a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

[VOA] Political activist, Itai Dzamara, who was abducted by unknown assailants in March 2015, is one of the four human rights heroes that have been honored by Amnesty International with a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

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Divisive EPA Agenda to Cloud Regional Summit

[Citizen] Arusha -The postponed summit of the East African Community (EAC) leaders will be held early next month as the region continues to be divided over the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

[Citizen] Arusha -The postponed summit of the East African Community (EAC) leaders will be held early next month as the region continues to be divided over the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

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Authorities Begin Raids To Curb Xenophobic Attacks

[The Herald] South Africa’s Home Affairs department has started raiding companies employing illegal foreigners around Gauteng Province to diffuse xenophobia related violence targeted at mostly Africans in the neighbouring country. In April 2015, they a…

[The Herald] South Africa's Home Affairs department has started raiding companies employing illegal foreigners around Gauteng Province to diffuse xenophobia related violence targeted at mostly Africans in the neighbouring country. In April 2015, they also launched a similar operation dubbed 'Fiela' when confronted with a similar situation. The department is reported to have intensified the raids last week succumbing to calls by the instigators of the mayhem claiming that immigrants contributed to escalating social econ

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Murder Cases on the Upswing in Lusaka

Murder cases have risen in Lusaka district with the police recording at least one killing per day. Police service spokesperson Esther Katongo said that a pattern was emerging of with people being murdered usually in the night in similar circumstances. … Continued

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Murder cases have risen in Lusaka district with the police recording at least one killing per day. Police service spokesperson Esther Katongo said that a pattern was emerging of with people being murdered usually in the night in similar circumstances. She said police had launched a manhunt for the suspects but urged members of the public to be on high alert. Two back to back murders in Lusaka’s Chilanga area last week set alarm bells ringing with the suspects still at large. Meanwhile police have arrested four people suspects believed to be behind a spate of burglaries in Lusaka’s Chelstone Township. The suspects have been identified as Solgious Mwanza, Davie Njovu, Pierson Shamutete and Twaambo Muzyamba. The post Murder Cases on the Upswing in Lusaka appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Itai Dzamara’s Life Story to be Told in Documentary Film

[News24Wire] The life of missing Zimbabwean activist Itai Dzamara is set to be told in a documentary film to be released on the eve of the second anniversary of his disappearance.

[News24Wire] The life of missing Zimbabwean activist Itai Dzamara is set to be told in a documentary film to be released on the eve of the second anniversary of his disappearance.

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Inter-Market Bank Makes A Comeback

Inter Market Bank will be back on its feet three months after being taken over by the Bank of Zambia. Intermarket Banking Corporation became the first victim of the Bank of Zambia stringent capital adequacy requirement which had forced the … Continued

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Inter Market Bank will be back on its feet three months after being taken over by the Bank of Zambia. Intermarket Banking Corporation became the first victim of the Bank of Zambia stringent capital adequacy requirement which had forced the bank to become insolvent. However Finance Minister Felix Mutati said that the Bank will re-open within 30 days following financial commitments from the shareholders and new equity partners. Mutati said the state of affairs of the assets and liabilities shows that Intermarket Banking Corporation Zambia Limited (IBC) is now solvent. Depositors and other clients will be watching the situation closely but Mutati says that depositors, creditors and the general public will, be advised on the further steps to be taken by the Bank in the process of effecting the restructuring of IBC in line with the relevant provisions of the BFSA. Clients were left in the cold when the abrupt closure was effected with some camping at the premises in vain. The post Inter-Market Bank Makes A Comeback appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cyclist Mekseb’s Shining Victory

[Shabait] Asmara -Continuing his impressive performance at the Tour de Langkawi, Eritrean cyclist Mekseb Debesay who stood first in the fourth stage of the tour in

[Shabait] Asmara -Continuing his impressive performance at the Tour de Langkawi, Eritrean cyclist Mekseb Debesay who stood first in the fourth stage of the tour in

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Minors Take to Commercial Sex Work

[The Herald] GIRLS as young as 11 years are engaging in prostitution along the country’s transport corridors after dropping from school, the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children has said.

[The Herald] GIRLS as young as 11 years are engaging in prostitution along the country's transport corridors after dropping from school, the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children has said.

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Zambia Under-20 Target World Cup Spot If They Beat Mali Tonight

The Zambia U-20 will walk into their second Group A match against a tougher opponent in Mali at Heroes Stadium this evening. Beston Chambeshi’s fledglings lead Group A with three points after having dispatched Guinea 1-0 in the opening match … Continued

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The Zambia U-20 will walk into their second Group A match against a tougher opponent in Mali at Heroes Stadium this evening. Beston Chambeshi’s fledglings lead Group A with three points after having dispatched Guinea 1-0 in the opening match before a sell out crowd at Heroes Stadium on Sunday. Four-time champions Egypt will be up against bottom placed Guinea in the 15h00 kickoff at the same venue. FC Liefering striker Patson Daka is expected to lead the junior Chipolopolo upfront alongside Spartak Moscow striker Fashion Sakala. In midfield Portugal based Emmanuel Banda is expected to be handed a starting berth after his game changing show in the opening match and will team up with Enock ‘Computer’ Mwepu and Boyd Musonda. At the back Chambeshi will have a familiar pivot around skipper Solomon Sakala with wingbacks being Moses Nyondo and Shemmy Mayembe. Zambia should be wary of the threat posed by Mali striker Sekou Koita who tormented the Egyptian backline in their opening match. Group has Zambia is at the top with Egypt and Mali in joint second on one point while Guinea is at the foot with no point. In Group B South Africa is in commanding top position while Senegal and Sudan are on one point in second position. Cameroun is rooted to the bottom. The Zambia kicks off at 18:00 hours. (SOURCE: Bolazambia) The post Zambia Under-20 Target World Cup Spot If They Beat Mali Tonight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hefty Fines for ‘Viroba’ Defiance

[Daily News] The ban on sachet-packed liquor popularly known as ‘Viroba’ starts today. And, heavy penalties of up to three years imprisonment or fines amounting to 5m/- or both will be imposed on those found consuming, distributing or producing the har…

[Daily News] The ban on sachet-packed liquor popularly known as 'Viroba' starts today. And, heavy penalties of up to three years imprisonment or fines amounting to 5m/- or both will be imposed on those found consuming, distributing or producing the hard liquor packed in plastic sachets.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania