Court Grants Peace Corps’ Boss N10 Million Bail

[This Day] Abuja -The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has admitted the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr. Dickson Akor, to bail in the sum of N10million.

[This Day] Abuja -The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has admitted the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr. Dickson Akor, to bail in the sum of N10million.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kwara Assembly Intervenes As Pest Invades Farms

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -The Kwara State House of Assembly has enjoined the state government to draw the attention of the federal government to the invasion of farms by pests in the state, with a view to collaborating with the International Institute of T…

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -The Kwara State House of Assembly has enjoined the state government to draw the attention of the federal government to the invasion of farms by pests in the state, with a view to collaborating with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in combating the problem.

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Constitution Amendment Bill Ready In August, says Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says his ministry has received an overwhelming response from various stakeholders including the Law Association of Zambia and civil society organisations who have made submissions towards the amendment of the Constitution. He says now that the … Continued

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Justice Minister Given Lubinda says his ministry has received an overwhelming response from various stakeholders including the Law Association of Zambia and civil society organisations who have made submissions towards the amendment of the Constitution. He says now that the submissions have been received, the ministry of justice will prepare an amendment bill for consideration by the public as well as members of parliament. Lubinda has since expressed confidence that the publication of the constitution of Zambia amendment bill 2017 will be ready by the end of August this year. He has told parliament that a technical legal working group comprising staff in his ministry will soon be constituted to analyze the submissions from the various stakeholders. Lubinda has however, stated that his ministry has indentified some inconsistencies from the submissions that have been received. The post Constitution Amendment Bill Ready In August, says Lubinda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mopani Pours $1.3 Billion Into Zambian Mining Sector For New Shafts

Mopani Copper Mines has announced a new US$ 1.3 billion investment in its mining operations in Zambia. Company Board Chairman Moses Chilangwa has told a news conference in Lusaka today that the investment will go towards capital projects that include … Continued

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Mopani Copper Mines has announced a new US$ 1.3 billion investment in its mining operations in Zambia. Company Board Chairman Moses Chilangwa has told a news conference in Lusaka today that the investment will go towards capital projects that include sinking and equipping three new shafts namely Synclinorium and Mindolo deep in Kitwe, and the Mufulira deep shaft. Chilangwa says the new shafts are expected to come online by the end of 2018 and will double Mopani’s output from the current 3.8 million tons of copper ore hoisted per annum to 9 million tons by 2020. He has however, acknowledged that the past three years have been challenging for Mopani and all stakeholders in the industry as a result of low commodity prices on the international market coupled with the energy deficit. Chilangwa has however, stated that despite the challenges being faced, Mopani remains resolute and fully committed to all its social responsibility programmes in communities around the country. He adds that over the past three years Mopani has invested more than 1 billion United States dollars in its operations to recapitalize its mining operations and extend the lifespan of its mines by a further 25 to 30 years. The post Mopani Pours $1.3 Billion Into Zambian Mining Sector For New Shafts appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Omaruru Residents’ Association Boycott Rates, Taxes

[Namibian] THE Omaruru Residents’ Association (ORA) on Monday resolved to boycott the payment of rates and taxes to the municipality and for its representative, Thelma van Rhyn, to resign from the council’s management committee.

[Namibian] THE Omaruru Residents' Association (ORA) on Monday resolved to boycott the payment of rates and taxes to the municipality and for its representative, Thelma van Rhyn, to resign from the council's management committee.

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Elsies River Erupts in Violent Protest After Shack Demolished

[GroundUp] On Wednesday, Leonsdale in Elsies River erupted after a family’s home was torn down by the City’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit. Protesters blocked the surrounding streets with burning tyres, furniture and mattresses. Police used rubber bullets, t…

[GroundUp] On Wednesday, Leonsdale in Elsies River erupted after a family's home was torn down by the City's Anti-Land Invasion Unit. Protesters blocked the surrounding streets with burning tyres, furniture and mattresses. Police used rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades. Protesters threw rocks.

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Police Officer Gets 8 Years for Attempted Robbery

[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate Court on Tuesday sentenced Constable Raphael Banda, 38, to eight years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for attempted robbery.

[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate Court on Tuesday sentenced Constable Raphael Banda, 38, to eight years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for attempted robbery.

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