Category Archives: World

06Jan/20

Latest Independent Study Reconfirms Superior Accuracy of AccuWeather Forecasts

Independent analysis of 25 million weather forecasts by the ‘JD Power of weather prediction’ over an 18-month period shows forecasts are the most accurate among top weather providers in all categories tested. Read More

23Dec/19

U.S. recalls its ambassador to Zambia after gay rights row – sources

LUSAKA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticised the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on Monday.
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06Dec/19

New EIA Report, Mukula Cartel

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Mukula Cartel, exposes how associates connected to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, including his daughter Tasila Lungu, onetime resident of the United States of America, are reportedly involved in the plunder of valuable, increasingly scarce, mukula rosewood trees; and hence the destruction of Zambia’s vulnerable forests. The investigation shows that despite public pledges to end the illegal mukula trade, several politicians are repeatedly named as key actors in an influential timber trafficking network that bypasses existing national bans on mukula harvest and export.
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13Feb/18

South Africa’s ANC decides to remove Jacob Zuma: source

A senior source in South Africa’s African National Congress party says its executive committee decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

08Dec/17

Tusk says EU to start transition talks with Britain

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 8, 2017) (EBS) – The chairman of European Union leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving., said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving. Continue reading

30Nov/17

UK’s May criticises Trump retweet, urges support for Yemen and Iran nuke deal

AMMAN, JORDAN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (November 30) that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Continue reading

30Nov/17

What’s wrong with a joke? Macron defends air-conditioning gag in Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (NOVEMBER 28, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) – French President Emmanuel Macron has a reputation for disarming hostile audiences with repartee and humour, but his latest verbal jousting on a trip to Africa has drawn criticism at home. Continue reading

22Nov/17

Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president – file

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 19, 2017) (ZBC) – Robert Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe on Tuesday (November 21) as the country’s parliament began impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old leader, after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge. Continue reading