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Sindiso Ngwenya praises Achim Burkart

Sindiso Ngwenya praises Achim Burkart

By Jackline Mwitwa and Thelma Musonda Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has congratulated Achim Burkart on his appointment as Germany’s Special Representative to COMESA. Speaking at COMESA Secretariat on Wednesday 16th December 2016 folowing presentation of a Letter of Credence by His Excellency Achim Burkat, Dr. Ngwenya commended the Republic of Germany for being a reliable development partner through its leader Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. “It is a privilege for COMESA to partner with Germany as the Federal Republic of Germany is the largest economy in the European Union (EU) and the fourth...

Hakainde Hichilema talks time

Hakainde Hichilema talks time

By Derrick Sinjela UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) is talking tough and seeking immediate dissolution of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) currently led by Justice Essau Chulu and Elections Director, Priscilla Isaacs. Flanked by former Vice-President Dr. Guy Scott, Vice-President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya, Secretary General (SG) Steven Katuka and Spokesperson Charles Kakoma, Hichilema restated a position seeking dissolution of the ECZ. Speaking at a Grand Hotel Media Briefing in Lusaka, Hichilema expressed reservations on the performance of the electoral body, currently embroiled in lost credibility. “Citizens are suffering on account of the ECZ imposing the Patriotic Front...

Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

By Chinedu Moghalu, Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Export-Import Bank. It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action LAGOS, Nigeria, December 12, 2016/ — The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. Hopefully, his views on climate...

“Dreams without goals are just dreams, ” prods Emmanuel Ramiro

“Dreams without goals are just dreams, ” prods Emmanuel Ramiro

Born in the 12th of October 1993, Emmanuel Ramiro is qualified marketing professional  under the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Developed his radio skills as early as he was in his last grade of secondary school with the dream of reaching out to Africa and empower people in making AFRICA a better place to leave. Join Ramiro on is other most passionate Job apart from marketing as DJ RAMSEY on Pan African Radio 105.1FM ….where “All People, are Proud and Free” with “Wake up Africa” early morning show and heart beat radio. “Dreams without goals are just dreams.” Emmanuel Ramiro brags.

The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?

The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?

The unlikely love-in between the president-elect and a former KGB agent who built a career on hating America has spooked many US allies. And it raises serious questions – from the fate of Edward Snowden to whether GCHQ’s secrets are safe Putin and Trump Russian dolls … the start of a diplomatic thaw? Putin and Trump Russian dolls … the start of a diplomatic thaw? Photograph: TASS / Barcroft Images Luke Harding Sunday 20 November 2016 It was, remarkably, their first phone call. Last week, on Monday, Donald Trump spoke to Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin, the conversation was...

Sarah Palin”keeps an eye on” Russia after CIA hacking

Sarah Palin”keeps an eye on” Russia after CIA hacking

Rex Tillerson: an appointment that would confirm Putin’s US election win The president-elect is reportedly favouring the Exxon Mobil CEO but experts say the Senate may bridle over a realpolitik choice that would benefit Russia Rex Tillerson, left, is seen with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Krasnodar governor Alexander Tkachev at the signing of an agreement between Rosneft and Exxon Mobil. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA Julian Borger in Washington Sunday 11 December 2016 16.10 GMTFirst published on Sunday 11 December 2016 13.26 GMT If Rex Tillerson is nominated as the next secretary of state, it would confirm Vladimir Putin as one of the...

Eastern&Southern African Trade&Development Bank (PTA Bank)& The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) sign Financing& Investment Project MoU

Eastern&Southern African Trade&Development Bank (PTA Bank)& The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) sign Financing& Investment Project MoU

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) sign a MoU to facilitate financing and investment project The MoU envisages bilateral cooperation between ICD and PTA Bank in order to promote and facilitate the execution of their respective mandates through financing and investments in their common member countries JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 12, 2016/ — A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank...

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS  OVER  US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS OVER US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

By Saviour Chishimba By the end of this week, the seven day ultimatum that UPP gave the MMD-run PF Government to regularise the scandalous maize deal will expire. We wish to update the nation that we are a step ahead of all the corrupt officials who are using the name of government to plunder public resources. If President Edgar Lungu does not act on this matter, UPP will take the following actions next week: 1. Petition the Chief Justice to set up a tribunal to investigate the Minister of Commerce and Trade and her Agriculture counterpart for failing to provide...

Dr. Canisius Banda ON THE SOURCE [The Repeating Case of Meaning and Purpose]

Dr. Canisius Banda ON THE SOURCE [The Repeating Case of Meaning and Purpose]

Pilgrim, here I am again. You needed me and, with your unceasing prompting, I return. …I have not posted anything in a long while. And many of you, my dear and beloved friends, have noticed and have been aggrieved. Pilgrim, as if badly wanting nourishment, you have been victims of an emptiness, an intangible longing has been your affliction. I pray that my reemergence will constitute your healing, restoration. You felt spititually abandoned, effeminate. You see, Pilgrim, abandonment isn’t possible. You will never be alone. It isn’t just possible. Post something, doctor, you implored me. I know that you love...

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Grand Conakry Joins Brand’s Premier Tier of Best-in-Class Hotels Around the World BETHESDA, United States of America, December 12, 2016/ — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The newly built hotel marks Marriott International’s entry into Guinea, West Africa and joins a portfolio of more than 35 Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, with destinations spanning...

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