Tag Archives: Washington

23Jun/20

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Zambia : Digital Economy Diagnostic Report

NEW YORK, June 22, 2020 /World Bank/ — Zambia’s seventh national development plan (7NDP) sets ambitious targets for economic growth and poverty reduction. Technology can play an important role as Zambia advances this vision for economic transformation. The introduction of digital systems can also have a transformative effect on government.
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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LUSAKA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticised the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said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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14Dec/17

Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday (December 14) to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic. Continue reading

02Dec/17

Legal expert says Flynn plea deal will cause “other dominoes” to fall in Russia probe

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – A legal expert told Reuters on Friday (December 1) that former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea will cause “other dominoes” to fall in the ongoing Russia probe.
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06Nov/17

Sen. Rand Paul suffering five broken ribs, lung contusions after assault

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is reportedly suffering five broken ribs and lung contusions after being assaulted at his Kentucky home by a neighbor. Linda So reports. Continue reading

30Oct/17

First charges could be unsealed in Russia probe

The first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be unsealed as early as Monday and a target taken into custody, possibly marking a dramatic turn in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Mueller convenes Washington grand jury in Russia probe – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE – JUNE 20, 2017) (NBC) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (August 3), citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Scaramucci lashes White House colleagues in obscene rant

Open warfare erupts within the White House, as Donald Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci attacks senior Washington officials in a scathing rant published in The New Yorker. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading