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Subsidized Housing for the Vulnerable in Zambia

Lusaka CHRISTINA Mwale, 60, lives with her eight dependents in a two-room mud house in Linda Township. The house is on the verge of collapse. The only thing preventing the roof of the house...






Zambia President Lungu Warns Against Tribalism

Zambia’s president, Edgar Lungu, has directed members of the governing Patriotic Front Party (PF) to avoid commenting on issues of tribalism. His comments were made after Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili was quoted as saying...






ECOWAS Condemns Burkina Faso Terror Attacks

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional bloc, has sharply condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso that left 23 people dead, including three of the jihadists, and at least 30...






African Union Base in Somalia Attacked By Al-Shabab

Witnesses in Somalia’s Gedo region said al-Shabab militants attacked an African Union military base yesterday near the town of El-Adde, about 60 kilometers south of the regional capital, Garbaharey. What was believed to have...






Chibok Girls Parents Unhappy After Meeting Buhari

A spokeswoman for the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement in Nigeria has again said it is the duty of the Nigerian government to rescue the Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity, regardless which political...






Ebola Re-emerges in Sierra Leone

  An official in Sierra Leone said a corpse has tested positive for the Ebola virus, just a day after the World Health Organization declared an end to the outbreak in West Africa. The...






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