Tourism Players Foresee Bright Future

[The Herald] Players in the tourism sector are upbeat about the future of the country’s tourism sector following recent political developments in the country and the appointment of Cde Prisca Mupfumira as Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister.

[The Herald] Players in the tourism sector are upbeat about the future of the country's tourism sector following recent political developments in the country and the appointment of Cde Prisca Mupfumira as Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Fighting Gender-Based Violence as Fresh Cases Continue to Emerge

[Africa Renewal] It is becoming a common occurrence–an everyday thing. Barely a day passes in Zambia without the report of a case of violence against women, whether in a rural or an urban setting.

[Africa Renewal] It is becoming a common occurrence--an everyday thing. Barely a day passes in Zambia without the report of a case of violence against women, whether in a rural or an urban setting.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Can the Peace Agreement Be Revitalised?

[ISS] With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to revitalise the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) thr…

[ISS] With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to revitalise the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) through the establishment of a High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF). IGAD says this is the only viable way to build peace and stability in the country. But it faces multiple challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Open for Business and Wooing Investors

[Deutsche Welle] Mali has a difficult international image: it still struggles to control the country’s north and the investment climate is often deemed unfriendly. Will a forum change all that?

[Deutsche Welle] Mali has a difficult international image: it still struggles to control the country's north and the investment climate is often deemed unfriendly. Will a forum change all that?

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Ndola City Council Dismiss Existence Of Crazy Lion Sculpture

Ndola City Council spokesperson Tilyenji Mwanza has dismissed a bizarre sculpture of a lion as one of those erected at the roundabout. Mwanza says the debate about the poor sculpture at the Ndola roundabout was a distraction engineered by opponents … Continued

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Ndola City Council spokesperson Tilyenji Mwanza has dismissed a bizarre sculpture of a lion as one of those erected at the roundabout. Mwanza says the debate about the poor sculpture at the Ndola roundabout was a distraction engineered by opponents of the local authority. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT Press Statement NDOLA CITY COUNCIL RESPONSE ON MEDIA SCULPTURE DEBATE 8th December, 2017. NDOLA City Council has noted the sculptures that are currently a subject of debate especially on social media and allegedly put up by Ndola City Council were actually put up by a private businessman over three years ago. The businessman choose to donate them to the city as a philanthropic gesture. We therefore wish to state and advise that at no time did management commission, erect, or subcontract any company or individual to put up the statues or sculptures as the public is being mislead to believe. In his undertaking, the private businessman was motivated to purchase the artworks from young learner artists as a way of empowering and promoting their work. However, Ndola City Council will endeavour to pay attention to concerns raised by well meaning people. Additionally, Ndola City Council management will consider engaging the private businessman behind these sculptures to take note of the public’s concerns. Meanwhile, the Council will not be derailed by some malicious individuals who have gone to the extent of photoshoping and forming graphic designs such as the sculpture of a lion and zebra depicting them to be existing in the City of Ndola when such do not exist in Ndola. Although the Council is preoccupied with matters regarding the provision of services such sanitation, garbage collection, maintainance of city infrastructure related to its mandate to ensure that the city is healthy we will always endeavour to address matters that are of a public concern and brought about without malice. We remain steadfast to serve the people of Ndola and ensuring that the city remains clean as one of our key mandated priorities. As management of Ndola City Council we remain committed to ensuring that there is sanity in the City of Ndola. Issued by: Ms Tilyenji Mwanza Public Relations Manager NdolaCity Council The post Ndola City Council Dismiss Existence Of Crazy Lion Sculpture appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Defending Champions Stumble in Cosafa

The Zambia U-20 national team’s chances of making it to the semi-finals of the Cosafa Youth Championship have all but vanished after being held to a goalless draw by a spirited Malawi side. Host nation Zambia has picked up a … Continued

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The Zambia U-20 national team’s chances of making it to the semi-finals of the Cosafa Youth Championship have all but vanished after being held to a goalless draw by a spirited Malawi side. Host nation Zambia has picked up a point from a possible six at the tournament with a 2-0 loss on Wednesday to Uganda while the 0-all draw did not go well with the fans who turned against their team. Zambia had gone into the match knowing too well that anything short of victory against Malawi would send them out of the competition. The Zambian team comprising largely players from the U-17 team that won the Cosafa tournament in July came out of the woods but the Malawians held their ground. Once it became clear that the match was headed for a stalemate the local fans started booing their team whilst cheering on the Malawians. Earlier Swaziland had given Zambia some hope after having drawn with Uganda to blow Group A open but the draw leaves Zambia’s chances on the edge. The defending champions will play Swaziland on Monday at Nkana Stadium in the final group match. The post Defending Champions Stumble in Cosafa appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Taylor’s Arms Supplier Arrested in South Africa

[News24Wire] A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was issued with a temporary visa to stay in South Africa until 2020.

[News24Wire] A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was issued with a temporary visa to stay in South Africa until 2020.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rebels Attack, Kill Peacekeepers, DRC Troops

[UN News] At least 14 United Nations ‘blue helmets’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

[UN News] At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the "worst attack" on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Why the Focus On China Missed the Bigger Picture

[The Conversation Africa] The fall of Robert Mugabe has dominated global coverage of Africa over the past few weeks. In Western coverage of the first week after the coup in Zimbabwe there was speculation about what China knew beforehand and whether Bei…

[The Conversation Africa] The fall of Robert Mugabe has dominated global coverage of Africa over the past few weeks. In Western coverage of the first week after the coup in Zimbabwe there was speculation about what China knew beforehand and whether Beijing played an active role in pushing for it.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe