Confusion Over Identity, Location of ‘Seven Year Old’ Jungle Justice Victim

[Premium Times] There is confusion over the real identity of the victim of jungle justice meted to an alleged robber last weekend in Lagos, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

[Premium Times] There is confusion over the real identity of the victim of jungle justice meted to an alleged robber last weekend in Lagos, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

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Senate Confirms Buhari’s Nominees

[Premium Times] The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari for three public institutions including the Supreme Court, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission, ending weeks of…

[Premium Times] The Senate on Thursday confirmed nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari for three public institutions including the Supreme Court, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Independent National Electoral Commission, ending weeks of hostility towards the president's requests.

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Total Makes U.S.$10 Billion Investments in Nigeria in 5 Years

[Premium Times] The Managing Director, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Nicolas Terraz, on Thursday said the company has made over $10 billion investments in the country in the last five years.

[Premium Times] The Managing Director, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Nicolas Terraz, on Thursday said the company has made over $10 billion investments in the country in the last five years.

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Congo DR: Africa’s Second Largest Nation On The Edge

Donald Trump or Joseph Kabila? Which of these men will have the biggest impact on the world in the next year? Ok, so it’s probably Donald Trump. But Joseph Kabila could be close behind. He has the potential to prevent … Continued

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Donald Trump or Joseph Kabila? Which of these men will have the biggest impact on the world in the next year? Ok, so it’s probably Donald Trump. But Joseph Kabila could be close behind. He has the potential to prevent or create turmoil in the second biggest country in Africa and in the wider region. I travelled with other members of the UN Security Council to the Democratic Republic of Congo last week. We were there to try to prevent the country from slipping back into conflict. Congo’s last civil wars from 1996 to 2003 sucked in 8 countries and led to the deaths of up to 7 million people — that’s over 14 times as many people killed in Syria during a similar time period. So for this reason alone the world — and the UN — should pay attention to Congo right now. The tension in Congo centres on the question of who should run the country. Joseph Kabila came to power at the end of Congo’s last civil war, his Presidential powers cemented by the 2002 constitution which helped end the war. The constitution states clearly that a President may only serve two terms. Kabila’s two terms are up next month. But he won’t be stepping down, after a recent deal with a small part of the opposition to postpone elections until April 2018. The main opposition and much of civil society are furious. A recent poll by the Congo Research Group showed Kabila had the support of 8% of Congolese. Protests against Kabila have already started. On 19 and 20 September, thousands took to the streets of Kinshasa to protest. Kabila’s army and police shot dead at least 48 people according to the UN, with five police officers also killed amid looting and chaos. The state has harassed or detained many opposition figures and journalists and jammed popular radio stations. There is a huge risk that major protests and violence could erupt on 19 December when Kabila’s term formally expires. The Security Council had what diplomats sometimes call a “full and frank†meeting with Kabila. We told him the world was watching him and that the future of his country was in his hands. We urged him to engage all of the opposition in dialogue about a peaceful transition of power. And we pressed him to build confidence by releasing political prisoners and guaranteeing freedom of expression and the right to protest peacefully. I asked him to commit to the security council that he would not seek a third term in office. Kabila wondered why we were so bothered by this when so many other leaders in Africa ruled for so long. He said he would of course respect the constitution. His next sentence however was what the international community, the region, and millions of Congolese had feared might be coming. Stephen Hickey Political Counsellor at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York. Formerly Deputy Ambassador in Cairo and Damascus. The post Congo DR: Africa’s Second Largest Nation On The Edge appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu Returns Home From Morocco

President Edgar Lungu has returned home from Marrakech in Morocco where he attended a climate change conference. The Head of State arrived last night and was welcomed by Vice-President Inonge Wina and Cabinet ministers. BELOW IS HIS CONCLUDING SUBMISSION TO … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has returned home from Marrakech in Morocco where he attended a climate change conference. The Head of State arrived last night and was welcomed by Vice-President Inonge Wina and Cabinet ministers. BELOW IS HIS CONCLUDING SUBMISSION TO THE CONFERENCE I talked on behalf of the Least developed Countries group during the high level ministerial dialogue on climate finance in Marrakech under the theme “Approach to Mobilisation and Delivery of Adaptation Finance”. It is with no doubt that, the millions of vulnerable people our countries represent, climate change threatens their very lives and livelihoods. Therefore, adaptation to the impacts of climate change is a priority for our countries and must be a key component of the long term global response to climate change. Through adaptation efforts, the least developed countries will be able to restore the degraded ecosystems and increase our adaptive capacities, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change. The post Pres. Lungu Returns Home From Morocco appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Posts First Major Electoral Victory In Kitwe

The opposition UPND have posted their first major electoral victory in Kitwe, a ruling party stronghold. The local government electoral win may signal the waning support for the ruling party. It also sends some warning shots to the Patriotic Front … Continued

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The opposition UPND have posted their first major electoral victory in Kitwe, a ruling party stronghold. The local government electoral win may signal the waning support for the ruling party. It also sends some warning shots to the Patriotic Front their base is shifting towards the opposition. Electoral Commission Of Zambia conducted local government elections yesterday with Mukuba Ward in Nkana Constituency of particular interest to observers. The UPND candidate Graddy Simukoko scooped the Mukuba Ward seat after polling 438 votes with the ruling party’s Gilbert Mushota emerging second after polling 361. There were two independents in the race. Chibwe Kaputo polled 138 votes with Dorica Lungu managing 32 votes. The UPND have also done well in Kalumbila, Solwezi where they have won the seat. The post UPND Posts First Major Electoral Victory In Kitwe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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