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Policy Monitoring and Research Centre Status of Ratification of International and Regional Treaties

Dear Friends & Colleagues 1.0 INTRODUCTION This briefing document seeks to outline the regional, continental and international treaties to which Zambia is a State party and where possible, the status of ratification of these treaties. It looks at the implications of being a State party and the attendant obligations. It also touches on some of the inherent challenges in ensuring that reporting obligations are met, while upholding the duty to respect, protect and fulfil the rights contained in each instrument. Zambia is an active member of several multilateral and regional organisations, notably the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation...

Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) Tuesday,29th December, 2020 Press Statement on Purchase and Use of Rufedol Nouvelle Tablets

    ZAMBIA MEDICINES REGULATORY AUTHORITYPRESS STATEMENT                                                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PURCHASE AND USE OF RUFEDOL NOUVELLE TABLETS Lusaka, Tuesday,29TH December, 2020…………It has come to the attention of the Authority that there is a medicine on the Zambian market called Rufedol Nouvelle Tablets, containing Paracetamol 325mg and...

New Year Message from Policy Monitoring and Research Centre ((PMRC) Board Chairman

  Dear Friends & Colleagues On behalf of the Board of Governors, the Executive Director, Management and Staff of PMRC, I wish you all a Prosperous new year. As Chairman of the PMRC Board, I take this opportunity to offer gratitude to our entire stakeholders for the continued support rendered to the institution. The year 2020 brought about several challenges for mankind and we all had to adapt to new innovations of executing our mandate amidst challenges. The resolve that we showed in 2020 should be an encouragement to us all that amidst challenges and uncertainties, we can stand firm...

St. Regis Hotels Heralds a New Beacon of Luxury on the Nile With the Opening of The St. Regis Cairo

  An Epitome of Modern Egyptian Glamour, the hotel brings Exquisite Design and Signature Butler Service to the Bustling Metropolis CAIRO, Egypt, January 6, 2021/ — St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International (www.Marriott.com), today announced the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Cairo. Rising tall on the banks of the River Nile, The St. Regis Cairo is an illustrious icon weaving a powerful story of luxury in the region. Located at the North end of the Corniche, in the heart of Egypt’s bustling metropolis, the 39-story hotel offers easy access to the magnificent monuments of a city...

Anti- Corruption Commission in Chirundu arrests Chirundu Council Revenue Collector 44-year-old Clever Habukali, 44 for corrupt practices

    Telephone: 237914/16 P.O. Box 50486 Fax: 237828                                                                                          LUSAKA Your Ref.:                                                                                                 Our Ref.:     ACC/5/8/2 Wednesday 6th January 2021   Number of Pages: 2 To:  ALL NEWS EDITORS PRESS RELEASE CHIRUNDU TOWN COUNCIL REVENUE COLLECTOR CONVICTED FOR CORRUPTION The Siavonga Subordinate Court has convicted a Chirundu Town Council Revenue Collector for corrupt practices....

The African Development Bank Appoints Directors General and Deputy Directors General in Regional Offices

If you cannot read that message click here. APO Group content is copyright free and can be republished at will. Egalement disponible en Français   PRESS RELEASE The African Development Bank Appoints Directors General and Deputy Directors General in Regional Offices As Director General, Central Africa, Serge will drive and ensure the operational efficiency, effectiveness and overall health of the Bank’s portfolio across the Central Africa Region ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 7, 2021/ — The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Directors General for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and Deputy Directors General for the East,...

Africa Top 10 News on Wednesday 6th January 2021

NEWS 06 JANUARY 2021 Too Afraid to Vote in Uganda Homophobic comments by Uganda’s president and other politicians are making some LGBT+ Ugandans too scared to vote in elections scheduled for January 14, gay rights campaigners said on Tuesday. LGBT+ people face widespread persecution in the East African nation, where gay sex is punishable by life imprisonment, and gay activists fear politicians exploiting homophobic sentiment to win votes could stoke fresh attacks on the community. Real Raymond, head of LGBT+ charity Mbarara Rise Foundation in western Uganda, said politicians were also making “hate speeches” on the campaign trail, such as pledges...

Mismanagement of K1.3m Covid 19 Fund worries Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya

  By Derrick Sinjela COUNCIL of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya is alarmed by the Auditor General’s Report revelations on the mismanagement of COVID-19 resources for the period February to July 2020, amounting to K1.3 million. In a Thursday 24th December 2020 CCZ Statement on Mismanagement of K1.3m Covid 19 Fund, Reverend Canon Chikoya, a banker by profession, noted that the report underscored financial irregularities in the management of COVID-19 resources. Rev. Canon Chikoya regrets that examples highlighted in the report include procurement contracts awarded to suppliers without competition and the engagement by the Ministry...

CiSCA condemns the gunning down of two people in Lusaka, demands justice for the murdered citizens

By Judith Mulenga, Chairperson Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA)    Lusaka, Thursday 24 December 2020: The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) strongly condemns the gunning down, in cold blood, of two people in Lusaka yesterday, Thursday the 23rd of December 2020 for merely exercising their constitutionally guaranteed fundamental freedoms. CiSCA further puts the blame for the two deaths squarely on the Republican President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. The action by the police violated all national, regional and international human rights principles and standards, including policing standards. The killing of the two innocent persons has once again demonstrated the continued repression of the citizens by...

Angolan Legal Reform Shows How Africa Can Use Oil and Gas as a Springboard Towards Job Creation — But Only if It Looks Beyond the Obvious Options (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa’s oil and gas resources have the potential to accomplish so much good for the continent’s people LUANDA, Angola, January 6, 2021/ — By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) For decades, many of Africa’s oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit, rather than as a means of supporting efforts to make more lasting changes in the economy of the nation as a whole. This pattern has had unfortunate consequences. It discouraged investment in local capacity, and it...

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