Two Men Arrested for the Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition

[SAPS] On 2018-06-19 at approximately 19:50 vigilant members attached to Flying Squad and K9 Unit chased after a white BMW with false registration plates. The vehicle came to a halt at Borcherds Quary Road, Airport Industria, where three suspects jumpe…

[SAPS] On 2018-06-19 at approximately 19:50 vigilant members attached to Flying Squad and K9 Unit chased after a white BMW with false registration plates. The vehicle came to a halt at Borcherds Quary Road, Airport Industria, where three suspects jumped out and fled the scene.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Port Elizabeth’s Peace Builders Are Making Communities Safer for Immigrants

[GroundUp] About 120 people attended a workshop for World Refugee Day at the Nelson Mandela University’s Missionvale campus near Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. The event aimed at educating peace builders and other residents in the area about some of the …

[GroundUp] About 120 people attended a workshop for World Refugee Day at the Nelson Mandela University's Missionvale campus near Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. The event aimed at educating peace builders and other residents in the area about some of the challenges faced by immigrants.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Judgment Paints a Damning Picture of Prison Life At Sun City

[GroundUp] Following a complaint that Sun City prisoners in Johannesburg were waiting 20 hours a day between meals, the South Gauteng High Court, on Friday, ordered the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to ensure that meals are properly spaced …

[GroundUp] Following a complaint that Sun City prisoners in Johannesburg were waiting 20 hours a day between meals, the South Gauteng High Court, on Friday, ordered the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to ensure that meals are properly spaced through the day. There may be no more than 14 hours between supper and breakfast.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Musukwa Consoles Black Mountain Victims’ Families

Look who turned out to console victims of the Black Mountain? Just in case you missed you missed it, Mines Minister Richard Musukwa with his Copperbelt counterpart Japhen Mwakalombe visited families of the deceased this morning in Kitwe. Musukwa did … Continued

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Look who turned out to console victims of the Black Mountain? Just in case you missed you missed it, Mines Minister Richard Musukwa with his Copperbelt counterpart Japhen Mwakalombe visited families of the deceased this morning in Kitwe. Musukwa did not win many friends with his remarks a few days ago that the Black Mountain was safe for mining. Your thoughts? The post Musukwa Consoles Black Mountain Victims’ Families appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chief Nyamphande Sues Subject for Insulting Him

Chief Nyamphande of the Nsenga people in Petauke district has dragged his subject to police for insulting him. Eastern Province police commissioner Luckson Sakala confirmed that police have arrested Zabu Tembo following a report by the chief that he was … Continued

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Chief Nyamphande of the Nsenga people in Petauke district has dragged his subject to police for insulting him. Eastern Province police commissioner Luckson Sakala confirmed that police have arrested Zabu Tembo following a report by the chief that he was insulted by the suspect and his colleague who is on the run. Sakala said Tembo and his friend are alleged to have insulted chief Nyamphande in the early hours on 19 June 2018. He said Tembo had since been charged with using insulting language and would appear in court. Sakala said police were now looking for the other suspect.   The post Chief Nyamphande Sues Subject for Insulting Him appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Substandard Products – Maritime Stakeholders Call for Return of SON to Ports

[Vanguard] Following the rising rate of fake and substandard imports into Nigeria, Importers and licensed customs agents have called for the return of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to the ports.

[Vanguard] Following the rising rate of fake and substandard imports into Nigeria, Importers and licensed customs agents have called for the return of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to the ports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kampyongo Confirms Kalaba Linked DP De-registration

The Ministry of Home Affairs has upheld the decision of the Chief Registrar of Societies to cancel the registration of the opposition Democratic Party linked to former foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba, who has however denied being leader of the … Continued

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has upheld the decision of the Chief Registrar of Societies to cancel the registration of the opposition Democratic Party linked to former foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba, who has however denied being leader of the political party. Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo, has said that the Democratic Party does not therefore exist forthwith adding that anyone purporting to be an official or member of the party would be in breach of the law and would be dealt with in accordance with the law. This is according to a statement by Home affairs, Public Relations Officer Nephas Chifuta. The post Kampyongo Confirms Kalaba Linked DP De-registration appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Human Rights Commission Demands Compensation for Black Mountain Victims

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is deeply disturbed at the tragic loss of lives at the Mining Slag Dump commonly known as Black Mountain in Kitwe on 20thJune 2018 and calls for compensation of families of the deceased in line … Continued

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The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is deeply disturbed at the tragic loss of lives at the Mining Slag Dump commonly known as Black Mountain in Kitwe on 20thJune 2018 and calls for compensation of families of the deceased in line with national and international human rights obligations and practices. The Government has a primary obligation of ensuring that where human rights violations occur, including violations caused by Non-State Actors, victims of such violations must receive effective remedies or redress. In the case of the Black Mountain accident, the right to life has been violated and the Government must ensure that the families of the victims are compensated accordingly. The Commission further calls for thorough investigations into the cause of the tragic accident in order to come up with comprehensive and sustainable best mining practices at the Black Mountain in order to protect human rights, particularly the rights to life and health. The Commission has already dispatched a team of investigators to thoroughly investigate the circumstances and conditions that may have contributed to the tragic loss of lives and come up with comprehensive recommendations for the government’s action in relation to the operations of the Black Mountain in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province. The Commission is undertaking the investigation within the context of Zambia’s obligation to adhere to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which generally serve to enhance standards and practices in business operations in relation to respect for human rights. It should be noted that mining of any scale or size is a sensitive and risk business which by its nature calls for enhanced adherence to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, particularly safety and health conditions of those involved in its operations. Although the Commission is yet to investigate the cause at the Black Mountain which resulted into a Black Tuesday through loss of lives and injuries, going by the numerous public safety concerns expressed prior to the accident, it can safely state that there is a prima facie case of inadequate safety standard measures contributing to the fatal accident. It is therefore deeply regrettable that the right to life could not be protected by the key various stakeholders involved in the operations of the Black Mountain. The Government has a primary obligation of protecting human rights and, in this cases, it should have ensured that the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, particularly safety measures, were given primary consideration over anything else. The Commission will continue and scale up stakeholders engagement and public awareness on Business and Human Rights in collaboration with the government which has the primary responsibility of promoting and protecting human rights. [The Human Rights Commission is a National Human Rights Institution established under Article 230 of the Zambian Constitution (with an overall mandate and obligation of ensuring that the Bill of Rights is upheld and promoted] Mweelwa Muleya Spokesperson HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION The post Human Rights Commission Demands Compensation for Black Mountain Victims appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Agribusiness Gets U.S.$30 Million Boost

[Daily News] AFRICAN Agricultural Trade Investment Fund has partnered with Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) Trust in a 30 million US dollar (about 70bn/-) deal to boost the country’s agricultural sector.

[Daily News] AFRICAN Agricultural Trade Investment Fund has partnered with Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) Trust in a 30 million US dollar (about 70bn/-) deal to boost the country's agricultural sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania