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Zambian ministers undergo induction program to enhance performance

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s new ministers on Monday underwent an induction program that sets the benchmark on how they were expected to conduct themselves in the next five years. The induction workshop was meant to familiarize the ministers who were sworn in last week following last month’s elections. In …

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Tanzanian president appoints first woman defense minister

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Stergomena Lawrence Tax as the east African nation’s new minister for defense and national service. Stergomena Lawrence Tax replaces Elias Kwandikwa, who died early August, the Directorate of Presidential Communications at State House said in a statement …

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New Zambian president to make first trip abroad for UN meet

Lusaka, Zambia | XINHUA |  Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema will make his first trip outside the country since winning last month’s elections by attending the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, his office said Saturday. The Zambian leader will attend the UN General Assembly to be held in New York, the …

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UN: Elections in Libya crucial in maintaining stability

Tripoli, Libya | XINHUA |  The top UN envoy for Libya said Friday that the elections scheduled for Dec. 24 are crucial in maintaining stability in the war-torn country. “I would like to stress that holding the elections in Libya — even in less than ideal situation, and with all …

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AU suspends membership of coup-engrossed Guinea

The African Union said on Friday it was suspending Guinea after a coup in the West African country that saw its president Alpha Condé arrested Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) has suspended the membership of Guinea after the West African nation had been gripped by a …

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Zambia moves against corrupt police officers

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Secret agents will be deployed in various points of duty to monitor police officers engaging in corrupt activities, the country’s newly-appointed police chief said on Thursday. Lemmy Kajoba said there was a need to change the perception that police officers were the most corrupt among public …

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