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          Zambia Denies Asylum Claim by Zimbabwe Opposition Leader      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Zambian Immigration authorities today rejected a claim of asylum by Tendai Biti, a leading figure in the MDC Alliance opposition party who fled post-election violence and certain arrest in Zimbabwe.  

MDCA principal Tendai Biti addressing a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 31, 2018.

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Zambia also rejected claims by five others travelling with Biti – lawyer Nqobizitha Mlilo, civil society activist Zachariah Godi, and opposition activists Tawanda Chitekwe, Kudakwashe Simbaneuta, and Clever Rambanepasi –  who lodged their application for asylum at the Chirundu border post.

The six fled the violent security forces’ crackdown in Zimbabwe that has followed post-election protests on August 1. The Zimbabwe police had issued an arrest warrant for Biti on trumped-up charges of public violence and allegedly declaring opposition leader Nelson Chamisa the winner of the presidential election in contravention of electoral laws.

Police affidavit listing charges against MDCA principal Tendai Biti, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2018. 

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Biti told Human Rights Watch by phone that the Zambian authorities told him and his five companions that there were no grounds to grant them asylum and were planning to deport them back to Zimbabwe. Biti asked Human Rights Watch to help seek the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) urgent intervention to prevent his forced return to Zimbabwe where he fears for his life. If forcibly returned to Zimbabwe, Biti and his colleagues are at grave risk of political persecution, torture, or even death. If Zambia proceeds with the deportation it will violate its obligations under international law, including several treaties binding on it, that prohibit the return of any person to a country where they face a real risk of torture or other ill treatment (the principle of non-refoulment).

“It looks like they [Zambian Immigration Officials] have made a decision to hand us back to the Junta. We are truly in God’s hands,” Biti said. Zambian lawyer Gilbert Phiri is assisting the six to lodge an appeal in court against rejection of asylum and to stop deportation to Zimbabwe from Chirundu where the six are being held by Immigration officials.

Human Rights Watch has documented a pattern of abductions, beatings, and harassment of third parties by security forces and unidentified armed men on the trail of senior opposition MDC Alliance officials in Harare since the election. Zimbabwe authorities have turned a blind eye to these abuses and have neglected to take steps to halt the abuses or hold those responsible to account.

Now is the time for regional institutions like the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Africa Union, and the wider international community to urgently press the Zimbabwe authorities to end the crackdown and to guarantee the safety and rights of all citizens irrespective of their political affiliations, including Biti and his five colleagues. This includes respecting the rights of asylum seekers from Zimbabwe and the principle of non-refoulment, and not forcibly returning Biti and his colleagues or others to Zimbabwe without guarantees of their safety from political persecution.


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47 ViewsTwo maids and a gardener in Zambia have pleaded guilty to stealing clothes and beer belonging to the widow of former President Michael Sata. Christine Kaseba took maids Stella Michelo and Eusibia Malambo and gardener Zachariah Mulama to court for stealing seven blouses, a dress and a pack of Heineken valued at $500 (£390) […]
          Zambia denies Tendai Biti asylum      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
75 ViewsA senior member of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum by neighbouring Zambia. Zimbabwe’s police accuse Mr Biti of inciting violence following last month’s election. Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told the BBC that Mr Biti’s grounds for asylum were weak. He was being kept in “safe custody” until he […]
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183 ViewsThe governing party, Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has said if politicians allow regional politics to thrive, only Bembas and their tribal cousins, Easterners will rule Zambia. Mrs Phiri who is also a nominated Member of Parliament says the Bembas and Easterners are the majority in Zambia. The outspoken PF Official […]
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153 ViewsFormer Minister of Finance and National Planning Ng’andu Peter Magande’s memoir book titled “The Depth of My Footprints” is out. Prior to it’s publication Zambian Eye run a number of excepts of the book to promote the good educative and inspiration work the Author had done. Magande announced Wednesday evening, August 9, 2018 that […]
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326 ViewsZambia Sports Fans Association (ZASPOFA) patron Peter Makembo says national team coach Sven Vandenbroeck should consider using experienced players for next month’s crucial 2019 Cameroon Africa Cup qualifier against Namibia because he does not have enough time to start rebuilding a new team. Makembo, who watched the Chipolopolo’s training session at Barca Academy in […]
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MDC Alliance MP elect for Chitungwiza job Sikhala has expressed fears for MDC Alliance key principal Tendai Biti after indications the Zambian authorities have agreed
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Zambia Social Forum, a movement of civil society organisations, has petition President Edgar Lungu as Chair of the SADC organ on defence and security over
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There was drama at Chirundu Border Post as former finance minister and MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti evaded arrest and sought asylum in neighbouring Zambia
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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Senior Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance official Tendai Biti was arrested after he reported to Zambian immigration officials at the Chirundu border post, about 350km north
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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Zimbabwean opposition official is denied asylum in Zambia, now expected to face arrest at home

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A popular Pastor is trending online for all the wrong reasons, Now, it all started after he requested Nudes from a Married woman telling her he want to put his blessings and miracles inside of her, in the chat she begged that no one sees the photos, he assured her, but her Husband saw them and released them anonymously online..

According to Zambia Observer the man of God is well Known for his Miracles at his church Shammah Miracle Embassy .
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The US State Department announces new sanctions on Russia in response to the Novichok poisoning of the former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in the English town of Salisbury in March. These could lead to the banning of most Aeroflot flights to the United States, and severely limit bilateral trade between Washington and Moscow. Also in the programme: Zambia denies political asylum to the senior Zimbabwean opposition politician, Tendai Biti. And for the first time in more than 20 years, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo won't be a Kabila after December's election. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary is the candidate proposed by the governing party. (Photo: Yulia Skripal with former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in a restaurant)
          Looking for Global-Health Answers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A Harvard summer program provides a “lexicon” for healthcare professionals.

Dr. Garba Bakunawa

Photograph by Brandon J. Dixon/Harvard Magazine


Dr. Garba Bakunawa

Photograph by Brandon J. Dixon/Harvard Magazine

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Three days before Garba Bakunawa traveled from Nigeria to Harvard for a nearly month-long course on global healthcare delivery, an electrical injury with the potential to imperil his ability to practice surgery knocked him unconscious. Heavy rains had flooded parts of his community in northeast Nigeria and damaged the local power provider. Abnormal voltage flares were causing problems throughout the area.

He awoke on June 29 to the furious chirp of wires sparking in the ceiling of his house. Telling his family to remain behind him, Bakunawa reached for the control box in the house to cut the power—and everything went black.

“I remember that I made an effort to touch it, but I can’t remember what happened next,” he said. “I just remember that I woke up on the way to the hospital and my brother was telling me that I was electrocuted.” By his account, he was luckier than most. The electrical problems injured many in his community, and even killed a few people. “At least I was healthy enough to walk around,” he said. After 12 hours in the hospital, he left on a regimen of antibiotics and with his right arm covered in a large cast. The shock had heavily charred the skin of his hand. It was not clear if he would recover well enough to practice again.

Bakunawa was due in Cambridge the following week for the start of the 2018 Global Health Delivery Intensive (GHDI), a three-week program jointly offered by the School of Public Health (HSPH), the Medical School (HMS), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital that convenes mid-career health professionals from across the globe for lessons about improving access to key health treatments. Voted an outstanding member of his hospital’s staff, Bakunawa received funding to attend the program and had already booked his ticket to Boston before his injury. His family urged him to try to reschedule. He would not be swayed.

In Boston, he joined a 55-member cohort of summer student learners representing 27 countries and a wide array of professional backgrounds, including in nonprofit leadership, clinical care, and community health work. More than half of that cohort labors in “resource poor settings” and a plurality of program participants are direct patient care providers, according to demographic data gathered by the program’s leaders. 

While Harvard does not provide financial assistance for the program, almost 90 percent of this year’s cohort received financial support from outside sources such as scholarship or training programs, or from employers, to cover the program’s $8,000 tuition fee. Sources of support came from a wide array of local and international organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center for Health Care Delivery in Dubai (which funds ten full and ten partial scholarships to GHDI). 

“Some of the students are, of course, incredible themselves,” Davin Eurich, the program’s coordinator, added, “and will receive funding from the World Health Organization or their own ministries of health. It’s a work of art to see the funding work out.”  

Thinking Globally

In some ways, Bakunawa’s experience navigating dramatically different care infrastructure in Nigeria and the United States underscores the mission of the GHDI: to provide healthcare professionals with the know-how to standardize levels of care globally.

GHDI grew out of a larger effort launched nearly 11 years ago (the Global Health Delivery Project, GHDP), which sought to standardize a “lexicon” that healthcare professionals could apply to their respective regional contexts, said GHDI program director Rebecca Weintraub in an interview  (she is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at HMS). Eleven years ago, she said, her team set out to generate “what we viewed as novel public goods”—in this case, resources about best practices for global health professionals, including case studies similar to those created at the Business School, with step-by-step descriptions of how health professionals tackled issues in their regions, designed to help alleviate the disparities in levels of care and infrastructure that exist across the world. 

The GHDP was, according to Weintraub, one of the first of its kind, merging HMS’s clinical know-how with HSPH’s population-level, solutions-based frameworks: “It sounds not-so-novel now, but at the time the intersection between clinical and public health was relatively new, and when you think about it, Harvard Medical School and the School of Public Health are separate entities.” 

Harvard’s focus on global health is wide-ranging and continues to expand: it has launched more than 120 global-health related offerings, from Business School executive-education leadership programs to an undergraduate secondary field that focuses on interdisciplinary study of healthcare, policy, and science. 

GHDI, while not a degree- or certificate-granting program, is just as intensive as most other HMS courses. During their time in residence, students enroll in three courses—“Epidemiological Methods for Global Health,” “Introduction to Global Healthcare Delivery,” and “Management Practices in Healthcare Delivery”—which are meant to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to how health professionals tackle public health issues that recur worldwide. A combination of Harvard professors (some from HMS, HSPH, and the Kennedy School) and guest lecturers who work in healthcare teach the courses, which typically run 2 hours per session.

One GHDI case study this year examined a mother of three in rural Kenya whose youngest son developed a fever. A community health worker diagnosed him with malaria. The mother (named Esther in the study) could not find the prescribed antimalarials and mosquito netting for her children at the village drugstore, and she couldn’t get the materials from neighboring villages because their pharmacies were either out of stock or charged exorbitant fees. The case served as the starting point for a discussion on best practices for “last-mile logistics,” or how supply chains deliver their products to patients. The session pushed students to consider the inefficiencies at every step of the delivery process, from communication errors or demand fluctuations, that might lead to stock-outs during a crucial time of need. 

Other cases tackled issues such as the role of diplomacy in healthcare, community-based solutions to healthcare, and financing.

In one wide-ranging session of the management-practices course, Kolokotrones University Professor of global health and social medicinePaul Farmer—who chairs the eponymous department and co-founded the nonprofit Partners In Health—spoke at length about the challenges facing healthcare professionals: distrust of nonprofit organizations in places like Haiti (where Farmer and Partners have long been active); the need to understand historical context when planning broad care efforts; and continuing debates over how to define “equity” and “universality” in care. He stressed the importance of addressing such issues explicitly. “When you impoverish a discussion about healthcare for decades, a lot of not talking about it, I tend to believe any discussion of universality is a good one,” Farmer said. He put current discussions about the universality of healthcare into the context of American upheavals such as the abolitionist and civil-rights movements.  

The theme of equity in healthcare emerged in many of the program’s sessions, Weintraub emphasized. “In many ways, our students come to the program with that sense. Equity is already a part of their professional agenda, but they come here looking for ways to operationalize it.”

A Vast Network 

Though coursework is a major component of the experience of the GHDI, program coordinator Davin Eurich said networking and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning bolster the graduates’ experiences.

“Those that were willing to share their vulnerability and hardships [in ways] that others in the class could really relate to...is what really builds this network,” she said. “The students are coming and meeting different inspiration points. Some are moving on...to other programs at Harvard. Others are leveraging GHDI in numerous other ways back home.”

GHDI has graduated 350 students from 60 countries so far. Many have returned to work in the ministries of health of their respective countries or to aid nonprofits in region-specific work, while others return to local hospitals to deploy the new knowledge they have acquired.

Bakunawa will return with that—and more. O[2] ne day, during a lecture in the beginning of the program, Bakunawa raised his hand to answer a question, and HMS professor and GHDI co-director Joseph Rhatigan noticed the injury to his hand for the first time. 

“That day he sent me a message saying there was a doctor, a hand surgeon, who would like to review me, and he was able to link me with a plastic surgeon,” Bakunawa said. “Just like a family, they treated me very well.” Faculty from the program, HMS instructors, and physicians at Brigham worked to provide Bakunawa with surgery free of charge, including skin grafting to the affected areas on his hand and the removal of one of his fingers, which had been badly damaged.

“I called my wife and my family and I told them what was happening, and that they’re doing it for free. I didn’t have the money to do it here, and this was at one of the best hospitals globally,” he said. “I was so happy with the consideration, with the sympathy I received from my colleagues.” 

The program and the care he received from classmates has inspired him, demonstrating in word and deed that anything is possible. And that has become a mantra. “One of our facilitators here, Rebecca [Weintraub], she says that instead of saying ‘no,’ just say ‘it’s possible.”  

At the graduation ceremony on the last day of the program, the students heard from Stephen Kahn, president of the Abundance Foundation, an organization that helps train nonprofit leaders who work on the intersection of health, arts, and education. Kahn graduated with the first cohort of the program, and the foundation he now heads has supported Partners In Health in the past, and according to Eurich, provides financial support to GHDI that helps the program’s leaders improve the course offerings each year. 

In his keynote remarks, Kahn spoke of grappling with issues of scarce resources during an experience working in hospital in Zambia before attending GHDI. Without the necessary HIV diagnostic technology, he said he “had to guessat which of my languishing patients were dying of AIDS.” 

“I thumbed through my Merck manual, hoping the pages would answer the endless cascade of questions I had. All I had was my clinical vigilance,” he said. 

Kahn called GHDI a “profound turning point” for him, and stressed that the program’s emphasis on providing political and historical context for its cases helped deepen his understanding of how to address public-health crises. Moreover, he emphasized that relying on the network of GHDI graduates has strengthened his work—by providing professional advice and by helping him weather the toughest moments of being a healthcare provider.

“I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with you in this work to bring equity and excellence in healthcare,” Kahn told the graduates. “It’s so easy to get conditioned to scarcity. The global health delivery course is an antidote to that mindset.”

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Zimbabwean senior opposition official Tendai Biti was briefly arrested while trying to cross into Zambia, lawyers said Wednesday, as concerns rose over a government crackdown after last week’s disputed presidential election. Source: Zimbabwe opposition figure Biti briefly arrested at Zambian border – France 24 © Marco Longari / AFP | In this file photo taken […]

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          US to Impose Sanctions on Russia over Skripal Attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The State Department said Moscow had used lethal weapons on its own citizens. It's only the third time the US has imposed sanctions against another country for such a violation. Also: the Zimbabwean opposition politician, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum in Zambia, and online dating - a new study suggests people who take part in it message those who are apparently out of their league.
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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DR Congo's Kabila in Talks on Successor Ahead of Election Deadline
07 August 2018 - 17:03
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DR Congo's president Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa on January 26, 2018.

DR Congo president Joseph Kabila scheduled talks on Tuesday with allies to discuss hand-picking a candidate to run in upcoming elections on the eve of a key campaign deadline, sources said.

Members of a pro-Kabila alliance known as the Common Front for Congo (FCC) "have been called to an important meeting this evening at Kingakati," said a minister, referring to the presidential residence on the outskirts of Kinshasa.

Another source, close to Kabila, said: "It's not a secret anymore - it's about naming a candidate for our presidential platform."

Candidates have until late Wednesday to file their bid for the December 23 poll - a ballot seen as crucial for the future of the notoriously unstable country.

Kabila, in power since 2001, should have stepped down at the end of 2016 when his constitutional two-term limit expired. He has invoked a constitutional clause enabling him to stay on as caretaker.

But he has left everyone guessing whether he will seek to run again, perhaps by arguing that this is permissible because of a revision of the constitution in 2006.

The uncertainty has ratcheted up political tensions, leading to anti-Kabila protests that have been bloodily repressed.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has never known a peaceful transition of power since it gained independence in 1960.

Kabila, 47, has been at the helm since 2001, taking over from his father, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, who was assassinated by a bodyguard.

His tenure over the vast mineral-rich country has been marked by a reputation for corruption, inequality and unrest.

Many provinces are in the grip of armed conflict and millions have had to flee their homes, many flocking to Uganda, Tanzania, Angola and Zambia.

After Wednesday's deadline for applications, the definitive list of candidates is to be announced on September 19.

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THIS must be a big relief for users of the Great North Road, especially the stretch from Mpika to the border town of Nakonde: Financiers have been found for the upgrading and expansion of the 372kms of this key road. The Great North Road is one of the country’s lifelines as it is critical for....
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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Exiled former Zanu-PF spin doctor Professor Jonathan Moyo has said it would be irrational and against international law for Zambia to deport feeling MDC Alliance
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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After a day of high drama and confrontation between Zimbabwean and Zambian authorities at the Chirundu border between the two countries on Wednesday, prominent Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti and five of his colleagues were locked in a police cell on the Zambian side of the border, fearing deportation back to Zimbabwe.
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On Wednesday morning opposition leader and respected former finance minister Tendai Biti attempted to flee Zimbabwe via the Chirundu border post to seek asylum in Zambia. He is accused of inciting public violence and declaring Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, as president over Emmerson Mnangagwa who officially won the 30 July election. How might the country make progress in the circumstances?
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Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter THE Bogwheelers Club chairman Rick Goby is confident Zimbabwe’s riders for the 2018 FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations Championships in Zambia this month stand a good chance of challenging for top spot. The motorcyling championships are scheduled to run from August 17 to 19 at Mindola Motocross Park in Kitwe, […]
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Sports Reporter AS the countdown to the joint African Championships and 2019 World Cup qualifiers in Lusaka, Zambia continues, Zimbabwe Netball Association president Leticia Chipandu believes this time to break the jinx and book a ticket to the global competition. The African Championships will run from August 13 to 18 and are serving as a […]
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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A top Zimbabwean opposition official fled to Zambia on Wednesday but was denied asylum and is expected to face arrest at home as concerns rise over a government crackdown after last week's disputed presidential election.
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Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare on July 31 (CREDIT: MARCO LONGARI/AFP)

Over 300 Zimbabwean travellers blocked attempts by state security agents to abduct opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti at the Zimbabwe-Zambia border on Wednesday.

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          Lawyer preparing court application to block Tendai Biti deportation by Zambia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In this file photo taken on June 01, 2018 MDC Alliance Spokesperson Tendai Biti speaks during a press conference during which he announced that Zimbabwe's opposition parties are calling for electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 general elections and that there will be street demonstrations in the capital Harare on June 5. (AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA)

A Zambian lawyer was on Wednesday said to be preparing an urgent High Court application to block attempts by the Zambian government to deport senior opposition leader Tendai Biti back to Zimbabwe.

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A senior member of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum by neighbouring Zambia.

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In this file photo taken on June 01, 2018 MDC Alliance Spokesperson Tendai Biti speaks during a press conference during which he announced that Zimbabwe's opposition parties are calling for electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 general elections and that there will be street demonstrations in the capital Harare on June 5. (AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA)

The attempt by military intelligence agents to capture opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti at the Zimbabwe-Zambia border proved unsuccessful, with reports suggesting he is now in Zambia where he is expected to seek political asylum.

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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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The election has been marred by deadly protests and accusations of a crackdown on opposition and vote-rigging.
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Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.
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A SENIOR Zimbabwean opposition politician has been arrested while trying to cross into Zambia, his lawyer has said. But the claim was denied by the state broadcaster, who said it was “fake news”. Tendai Biti, who was finance minister in an uneasy...
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182 ViewsZambia has assumed the chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Security Council for the month of August. Following consultations from government, the Zambia mission in July presented agenda items that have since been approved for discussion in the Month Of August By The Peace And Security Council. And Zambia’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Susan […]
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Zimbabwisk polis har gripit oppositionspolitikern Tendai Biti vid gränsen mot Zambia, dit han var på väg för att söka asyl, enligt Bitis advokat.
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Las víctimas de la homofobia de Estado en el país africano fueron sometidas a la tortura de los exámenes anales y se enfrentan a una pena de hasta 14 años de cárcel.
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[The Herald] MDC-Alliance principal Mr Tendai Biti's bid to run away from justice fell through yesterday after the Zambian government denied him asylum, saying his grounds were not worth the relief he sought, and that he should return to Harare and answer to allegations in a legitimate court of law.
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Harvard’s Global Health Delivery Intensive
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Three days before Garba Bakunawa traveled from Nigeria to Harvard for a nearly month-long course on global healthcare delivery, an electrical injury with the potential to imperil his ability to practice surgery knocked him unconscious. Heavy rains had flooded parts of his community in northeast Nigeria and damaged the local power provider. Abnormal voltage flares were causing problems throughout the area.

He awoke on June 29 to the furious chirp of wires sparking in the ceiling of his house. Telling his family to remain behind him, Bakunawa reached for the control box in the house to cut the power—and everything went black.

“I remember that I made an effort to touch it, but I can’t remember what happened next,” he said. “I just remember that I woke up on the way to the hospital and my brother was telling me that I was electrocuted.” By his account, he was luckier than most. The electrical problems injured many in his community, and even killed a few people. “At least I was healthy enough to walk around,” he said. After 12 hours in the hospital, he left on a regimen of antibiotics and with his right arm covered in a large cast. The shock had heavily charred the skin of his hand. It was not clear if he would recover well enough to practice again.

Bakunawa was due in Cambridge the following week for the start of the 2018 Global Health Delivery Intensive (GHDI), a three-week program jointly offered by the School of Public Health (HSPH), the Medical School (HMS), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital that convenes mid-career health professionals from across the globe for lessons about improving access to key health treatments. Voted an outstanding member of his hospital’s staff, Bakunawa received funding to attend the program and had already booked his ticket to Boston before his injury. His family urged him to try to reschedule. He would not be swayed.

In Boston, he joined a 55-member cohort of summer student learners representing 27 countries and a wide array of professional backgrounds, including in nonprofit leadership, clinical care, and community health work. More than half of that cohort labors in “resource poor settings” and a plurality of program participants are direct patient care providers, according to demographic data gathered by the program’s leaders. 

While Harvard does not provide financial assistance for the program, almost 90 percent of this year’s cohort received financial support from outside sources such as scholarship or training programs, or from employers, to cover the program’s $8,000 tuition fee. Sources of support came from a wide array of local and international organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center for Health Care Delivery in Dubai (which funds ten full and ten partial scholarships to GHDI). 

“Some of the students are, of course, incredible themselves,” Davin Eurich, the program’s coordinator, added, “and will receive funding from the World Health Organization or their own ministries of health. It’s a work of art to see the funding work out.”  

Thinking Globally

In some ways, Bakunawa’s experience navigating dramatically different care infrastructure in Nigeria and the United States underscores the mission of the GHDI: to provide healthcare professionals with the know-how to standardize levels of care globally.

GHDI grew out of a larger effort launched nearly 11 years ago (the Global Health Delivery Project, GHDP), which sought to standardize a “lexicon” that healthcare professionals could apply to their respective regional contexts, said GHDI program director Rebecca Weintraub in an interview  (she is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at HMS). Eleven years ago, she said, her team set out to generate “what we viewed as novel public goods”—in this case, resources about best practices for global health professionals, including case studies similar to those created at the Business School, with step-by-step descriptions of how health professionals tackled issues in their regions, designed to help alleviate the disparities in levels of care and infrastructure that exist across the world. 

The GHDP was, according to Weintraub, one of the first of its kind, merging HMS’s clinical know-how with HSPH’s population-level, solutions-based frameworks: “It sounds not-so-novel now, but at the time the intersection between clinical and public health was relatively new, and when you think about it, Harvard Medical School and the School of Public Health are separate entities.” 

Harvard’s focus on global health is wide-ranging and continues to expand: it has launched more than 120 global-health related offerings, from Business School executive-education leadership programs to an undergraduate secondary field that focuses on interdisciplinary study of healthcare, policy, and science. 

GHDI, while not a degree- or certificate-granting program, is just as intensive as most other HMS courses. During their time in residence, students enroll in three courses—“Epidemiological Methods for Global Health,” “Introduction to Global Healthcare Delivery,” and “Management Practices in Healthcare Delivery”—which are meant to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to how health professionals tackle public health issues that recur worldwide. A combination of Harvard professors (some from HMS, HSPH, and the Kennedy School) and guest lecturers who work in healthcare teach the courses, which typically run 2 hours per session.

One GHDI case study this year examined a mother of three in rural Kenya whose youngest son developed a fever. A community health worker diagnosed him with malaria. The mother (named Esther in the study) could not find the prescribed antimalarials and mosquito netting for her children at the village drugstore, and she couldn’t get the materials from neighboring villages because their pharmacies were either out of stock or charged exorbitant fees. The case served as the starting point for a discussion on best practices for “last-mile logistics,” or how supply chains deliver their products to patients. The session pushed students to consider the inefficiencies at every step of the delivery process, from communication errors or demand fluctuations, that might lead to stock-outs during a crucial time of need. 

Other cases tackled issues such as the role of diplomacy in healthcare, community-based solutions to healthcare, and financing.

In one wide-ranging session of the management-practices course, Kolokotrones University Professor of global health and social medicinePaul Farmer—who chairs the eponymous department and co-founded the nonprofit Partners In Health—spoke at length about the challenges facing healthcare professionals: distrust of nonprofit organizations in places like Haiti (where Farmer and Partners have long been active); the need to understand historical context when planning broad care efforts; and continuing debates over how to define “equity” and “universality” in care. He stressed the importance of addressing such issues explicitly. “When you impoverish a discussion about healthcare for decades, a lot of not talking about it, I tend to believe any discussion of universality is a good one,” Farmer said. He put current discussions about the universality of healthcare into the context of American upheavals such as the abolitionist and civil-rights movements.  

The theme of equity in healthcare emerged in many of the program’s sessions, Weintraub emphasized. “In many ways, our students come to the program with that sense. Equity is already a part of their professional agenda, but they come here looking for ways to operationalize it.”

A Vast Network 

Though coursework is a major component of the experience of the GHDI, program coordinator Davin Eurich said networking and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning bolster the graduates’ experiences.

“Those that were willing to share their vulnerability and hardships [in ways] that others in the class could really relate to...is what really builds this network,” she said. “The students are coming and meeting different inspiration points. Some are moving on...to other programs at Harvard. Others are leveraging GHDI in numerous other ways back home.”

GHDI has graduated 350 students from 60 countries so far. Many have returned to work in the ministries of health of their respective countries or to aid nonprofits in region-specific work, while others return to local hospitals to deploy the new knowledge they have acquired.

Bakunawa will return with that—and more. O[2] ne day, during a lecture in the beginning of the program, Bakunawa raised his hand to answer a question, and HMS professor and GHDI co-director Joseph Rhatigan noticed the injury to his hand for the first time. 

“That day he sent me a message saying there was a doctor, a hand surgeon, who would like to review me, and he was able to link me with a plastic surgeon,” Bakunawa said. “Just like a family, they treated me very well.” Faculty from the program, HMS instructors, and physicians at Brigham worked to provide Bakunawa with surgery free of charge, including skin grafting to the affected areas on his hand and the removal of one of his fingers, which had been badly damaged.

“I called my wife and my family and I told them what was happening, and that they’re doing it for free. I didn’t have the money to do it here, and this was at one of the best hospitals globally,” he said. “I was so happy with the consideration, with the sympathy I received from my colleagues.” 

The program and the care he received from classmates has inspired him, demonstrating in word and deed that anything is possible. And that has become a mantra. “One of our facilitators here, Rebecca [Weintraub], she says that instead of saying ‘no,’ just say ‘it’s possible.”  

At the graduation ceremony on the last day of the program, the students heard from Stephen Kahn, president of the Abundance Foundation, an organization that helps train nonprofit leaders who work on the intersection of health, arts, and education. Kahn graduated with the first cohort of the program, and the foundation he now heads has supported Partners In Health in the past, and according to Eurich, provides financial support to GHDI that helps the program’s leaders improve the course offerings each year. 

In his keynote remarks, Kahn spoke of grappling with issues of scarce resources during an experience working in hospital in Zambia before attending GHDI. Without the necessary HIV diagnostic technology, he said he “had to guessat which of my languishing patients were dying of AIDS.” 

“I thumbed through my Merck manual, hoping the pages would answer the endless cascade of questions I had. All I had was my clinical vigilance,” he said. 

Kahn called GHDI a “profound turning point” for him, and stressed that the program’s emphasis on providing political and historical context for its cases helped deepen his understanding of how to address public-health crises. Moreover, he emphasized that relying on the network of GHDI graduates has strengthened his work—by providing professional advice and by helping him weather the toughest moments of being a healthcare provider.

“I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with you in this work to bring equity and excellence in healthcare,” Kahn told the graduates. “It’s so easy to get conditioned to scarcity. The global health delivery course is an antidote to that mindset.”


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The election has been marred by deadly protests and accusations of a crackdown on opposition and vote-rigging.

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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyer said.
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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyer said. Reported by France 24 5 minutes ago.
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Reports just posted on Twitter say Lawyers have just told @hrw Zambian Authorities have defied court order & deported @BitiTendai, @mlilonqo & Tawanda Chitekwe back to Zimbabwe. Shocking disregard for rule of law by Zambia @EdgarCLungu @RefugeesMedia @VOAAfrica @ZLHRLawyers@263Chat @ZULUBLE @CyrilRamaphosa

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Source: UPDATED : Zambia denies Biti asylum | The Herald August 9, 2018 Mr Biti Fidelis Munyoro Senior Reporter MDC-Alliance principal Mr Tendai Biti’s bid to run away from justice fell through yesterday after the Zambian government denied him asylum, saying his grounds were not worth the relief he sought, and that he should return […]

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Zambian authorities on Thursday defied a court order stopping them from deporting top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, handing him to police across the border, his lawyer said.
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Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti in defiance of a court order after he tried to claim asylum, his lawyer said.
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A SENIOR Zimbabwean opposition politician has been arrested while trying to cross into Zambia, his lawyer has said. But the claim was denied by the state broadcaster, who said it was “fake news”. Tendai Biti, who was finance minister in an uneasy...
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Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti in defiance of a court order after he tried to claim asylum, his lawyer...
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LUSAKA, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian...
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Tendai Biti, an opposition figure sought by police in Zimbabwe, fled to seek asylum after disputed poll.
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Zambia 'deports MDC's Tendai Biti to Zimbabwe'#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Tendai Biti, an opposition figure sought by police in Zimbabwe, fled to seek asylum after disputed poll. Reported by BBC News 36 minutes ago.
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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyer said.

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti deported from Zambia after asylum bid rejected, despite court order.
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Senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported from Zambia in defiance of a court order after being refused asylum, his Zambian lawyer said Thursday.
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LUSAKA: Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyer said. Police in Zimbabwe were looking for Biti and eight other opposition figures for allegedly ...
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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said.

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Tendai Biti fled to Zambia on Wednesday, reportedly facing charges at home of inciting post-election violence
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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said.

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Zambian authorities have defied a court order stopping them from deporting top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, handing him to police across the border, his lawyer said.
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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said.

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The U.N. refugee agency is gravely concerned by reports that a senior Zimbabwean politician was refused asylum in Zambia and sent back to his own country, which would be a serious violation of international law, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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The U.N. refugee agency is gravely concerned by reports that a senior Zimbabwean politician was refused asylum in Zambia and sent back to his own country, which would be a serious violation of international law, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said.

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The action by Zambia is totally against international law and practice. If Zambia had a problem granting refugee status to Tendai Biti, they should have allowed him to seek for refuge in another country. The deportation to Zimbabwe is an attempt to intimidate the opposition. The claim that Zimbabweans are safe is a fiction. People disappear and are never found. Just as in the Gukurahundi days. The report by SADC is not supported by the events on the ground. Why are V11 forms being followed up? Why are agents being harrassed and told to sign fresh V11 forms? Why are the lawyers that are working on the petition being harassed and trailed? Why were agents chased away from some polling stations? The interference will not work. Time has come for this country to be free. They may have guns but the people are more powerful than any weapons that can be pointed at the people. They tried to exterminate the Ndebele of parts of the Midlands and Matabeleland and failed. They may kill some but not all. The African SADC and AU have not helped our democracy. We have to fight this on our own. We have nothing to lose but our chains. We are people of the accursed world under ZANU. Freedom is coming tomorrow. Godisinit
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Hi

I was last in Zimbabwe as a child, on a 4x4 overland trip with my parents through Southern Africa. We went with another family, with two 4x4s in convoy, from Johannaesburg to various game reserves and attractions (in southern Botswana, all over Zimbabwe and southern tip of Zambia) over the course of a few weeks. I've done little travelling in the region since then (that was back in about 1998-1999). Obviously Zimbabwe's economy has declined since then, but I was wondering if it is still safe to do that sort of trip through the region? In particular, is Zimbabwe safe to travel through alone in a 4x4 - especially with elections coming up this year?
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Hi there,

My fiancee and I (we are Australian and Swedish) are going on a 2 month tour through eastern and southern Africa. We will be visiting the following countries:

Kenya (2 times, via flight from copenhagen and then back from Uganda)
Uganda (2 times, from Kenya and then back from Rwanda)
Rwanda
Tanzania
Malawi
Zambia
Botswana
Namibia
South Africa

We have heard that you don't need to get visas for all of them before hand (apart from Rwanda for my Fiancee), and we would very much like some advice on which need visas before entry:

Kenya - We both need multiple entry as we enter country twice? Can we get at border?
Uganda - Same as Kenya, can we get at border?
Rwanda - I do not require Visa but my partner has to get it beforehand?
Tanzania - We both need Visas, can we get at border?
Malawi - We both do not need visas
Zambia - We both need visas, can we get at border?
Botswana - We both do not need visas
Namibia - We both do not need visas
South Africa - We both do not need visas.

I would be very glad to receive any enlightenment on this!

Thank you
Bjorn
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Zimbabwean police took former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti into custody on Thursday after Zambian authorities rejected his bid for asylum and deported him, his lawyers said.

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported from Zambia in defiance of a court order after being refused asylum, his Zambian lawyer said Thursday, as fears grew about a government crackdown after Zimbabwe’s disputed election. Zambian border guards handed Biti to Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday morning despite the Zambian ...

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The US State Department announces new sanctions on Russia in response to the Novichok poisoning of the former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in the English town of Salisbury in March. These could lead to the banning of most Aeroflot flights to the United States, and severely limit bilateral trade between Washington and Moscow. Also in the programme: Zambia denies political asylum to the senior Zimbabwean opposition politician, Tendai Biti. And for the first time in more than 20 years, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo won't be a Kabila after December's election. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary is the candidate proposed by the governing party. (Photo: Yulia Skripal with former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in a restaurant)
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Former finance minister Tendai Biti detained after Zambian authorities defied a court order not to deport him.
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By Sydney Kawadza – Mashonaland West Bureau Chief MDC-Alliance principal Mr Tendai Biti has been handed over to the Zimbabwean authorities after skipping the border yesterday. The Zambian authorities early this morning handed over Mr Biti at the Zimbabwean border in Kariba. According to sources Mr Biti, who was accompanied by his Zambian lawyer Mr Gilbert...
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Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent SOUTH Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to attend President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration on Sunday. Before the inauguration, President Ramaphosa will jet into the country to discuss issues relating to the recently held harmonised elections, South Africa’s Presidency revealed. President Ramaphosa is today expected to visit Zambia where he will meet...
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Fidelis Munyoro, Harare Bureau MDC-Alliance principal Mr Tendai Biti’s bid to run away from justice fell through yesterday after the Zambian government denied him asylum, saying his grounds were not worth the relief he sought, and that he should return to Harare and answer to allegations in a legitimate court of law. Mr Biti is...
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Lusaka, Zambia, Aug 9 – Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti in defiance of a court order after he tried to claim asylum, his lawyer said. “They have defied the court order to allow him to seek asylum and as I am speaking to you right now he has been […]
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[New Zimbabwe] There was drama at Chirundu Border Post as former finance minister and MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti evaded arrest and sought asylum in neighbouring Zambia on Wednesday.
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[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance co-principal, Tendai Biti, arrested Wednesday while trying cross into neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, has been released and is reportedly on his way to Lusaka to formalise the process.
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[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti has been arrested as government intensifies its crackdown on opposition leaders and their supporters linked to the post-electoral violence that rocked Harare CBD on Wednesday last week.
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The long-awaited and highly anticipated Bhubesi Pride Foundation / DieHardRugby Academy schools rugby tournament set for Friday 10th August, 2018 at Green Eagles Rugby Club in Kabwe, Zambia. Tournament organiser and Get Into Rugby Zambia project manager Tom Chaloba named the participating teams as: 1. Robert Shitima School 2. Sables Nua Centre 3. Arteco Orphanage […]
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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 09 and Friday, 10 August 2018 undertake Working Visits to the Republic of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to hold consultative meetings with President Edgar Lungu and President Joseph Kabila respectively. President Ramaphosa will undertake these visits after addressing the Women’s Day national event at Mbekweni, […]
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A senior Zimbabwean opposition politician was briefly arrested while trying to cross into Zambia, his lawyers said yesterday, as concerns rose over a government crackdown after last week’s disputed presidential election. Tendai Biti, who was finance...
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 01, 2018 MDC Alliance Spokesperson Tendai Biti speaks during a press conference during which he announced that
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123 ViewsThe long-awaited and highly anticipated Bhubesi Pride Foundation / DieHardRugby Academy schools rugby tournament set for Friday 10th August, 2018 at Green Eagles Rugby Club in Kabwe, Zambia. Tournament organiser and Get Into Rugby Zambia project manager Tom Chaloba named the participating teams as: 1. Robert Shitima School 2. Sables Nua Centre 3. Arteco […]
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305 ViewsChief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya says Zambia denied MDC leader Tendai Biti asylum because there is no breakdown of law and order in Zimbabwe. But the Human Rights Watch says Zambia may be dragged to international courts for breaking international law and treaty obligations. Zambian immigration this morning handed Biti back to Zimbabwean authorities […]
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190 ViewsMinister of Health Chitalu Chilufya yesterday opened the Endoscopy Centre at the Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital with support from the Government of China towards Zambia’s health sector. Dr. Chilufya said Endoscopy Services have for a long time eluded most of public hospitals, despite their critical importance, the services have been restricted to those that […]
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308 ViewsThe Zambian Government has handed over opposition MDC lawmaker Tendai Biti to the Zimbabwean authorities in total disregard of a High Court Order granted to Biti last night. According to Biti’s legal team, the Zambian immigration office handed the opposition leader over at 06:00 hours this morning despite being served with a court order […]
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Former finance minister and senior MDC politician Tendai Biti taken into custody after being denied asylum in Zambia

Fears are growing for the safety of a senior Zimbabwean opposition politician after he was refused asylum in neighbouring Zambia and sent back to his own country.

The UN said it was gravely concerned that Tendai Biti, a former finance minister and senior figure in the Movement for Democratic Change, was forcibly returned to Zimbabwe, where police have taken him into custody.

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Source: Zambia deports MDC Alliance’s Biti to Zimbabwe, defying court order – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 9, 2018 Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti in defiance of a court order after he tried to claim asylum, his lawyer said. TimesLive “They have defied the court order to allow him to seek […]

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Source: Zimbabwean opposition figure Biti ‘deported from Zambia’ after asylum bid – Telegraph    Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, rejecting his claim for asylum after he fled allegations of inciting post-election protests. “As I am speaking to you right now he has been handed over to the Zimbabwean police,” […]

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Source: Zambia denies MDC Alliance’s Tendai Biti political asylum –Times Live Armed Zambian paramilitary troops aided MDC Alliance co-leader Tendai Biti to escape from a joint team of Zimbabwean police officers and Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents on Wednesday. Biti fled to Zambia from Zimbabwe on Wednesday morning in a bid to seek political asylum […]

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about reports of the forced return of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker by Zambia to his country of origin. Source: UNHCR – UNHCR concerned over reports of forced return of Zimbabwean asylum-seeker UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about reports of the forced return of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker […]

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The Zambian High Court had on Wednesday night issued an order to stop Tendai Biti’s deportation, but Zambian immigration and police refused to accept the court papers. Source: Zambia deports Zimbabwe opposition leader Biti, says lawyer eNCA • Editor’s note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available. LUSAKA […]

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Former finance minister Tendai Biti detained after Zambian authorities defied a court order not to deport him.
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Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was in police custody on Thursday after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and... Reported by Deseret News 12 minutes ago.
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Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti is in police custody after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and deported him, as fears grew about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe's disputed election. Reported by News24 13 minutes ago.
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Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti is in police custody after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and deported him, as fears grew about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe's disputed election.
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was in police custody on Thursday after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and deported him, as fears grew about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe’s disputed…
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MSTAHIKI Meya wa Jiji la Dar es Salaam Isaya Mwita leo amefanya ziara katika hospitali ya Aga Khan ya jijini hapa na kuwaona wagaonjwa sambamba na kupata nafasi ya kuona maendeleo ya mradi wa upanuzi wa hospitali hiyo ulio mbioni kukamilika .

Katika ziara hiyo , Meya Mwita amekutana na uongozi wa juu wa Hospitali hiyo ikiongozwa na Mtendaji Mkuu wa Taasisi ya Utoaji Huduma za Afya Aga Khan Kanda ya Afrika Mashariki, Sulaiman Shahabuddin ambapo walipata nafasi ya kuzungzumza mambo mbalimbali.

Meya Mwita ameipongeza Taasisi ya Huduma za Afya Aga Khan Tanzania kwa kuamua kuwekeza katika Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam hususani sekta ya Afya ambapo bado changamoto ni nyingi jijini hapa pamoja na nchi nzima.

Aidha Meya Mwita amefarijika kuona hosipitali hiyo imewekeza katika vifaa tiba vya kisasa zaidi kuwemo nchini pamoja na uwepo wa Watanzania wengi katika eneo la utoaji huduma za viwango vya juu kabisa Tanzania.

Kwaupande wake Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi za Huduma za Afya Aga Khan Kanda ya Afrika Mashariki Sulaiman Shahabuddin amemshukuru Meya Mwita kwa kutenga muda wake na kutembelea hospitali hiyo.

Amefafanua kuwa "ni faraja kwetu sana kukuona mahali hapa Mstahiki Meya ,Hospitali hii ni kwa ajili ya Wana Dar es Salaam na Watanzania wote, Ninacho mshukuru Mungu ni kuona hospitali hii sasa ikianza kuhudumia hata mataifa ya jirani kama Comoro, Zambia, Malawi, Msumbiji " amesema.

" Sisi tumedhamiria kuendelea kuwekeza katika eneo la Afya kwa kiasi kikubwa na hadi sasa ukiachilia mbali ujenzi wa hospitali hii ulio gharimu takribani shilingi bilioni 192 za Kitanzania unaokwenda sambamba na uwekaji wa vituo vya Afya 35 nchi nzima ambamo katika mkoa wa Dar es Salaam pekee hadi sasa tuna idadi ya vituo 11 vinavyofanya kazi na kuendeshwa kisasa kupitia mifumo ya kiteknolojia na mawasiliano kuwezesha uwepo wa huduma bora kabisa" ameongeza.

Awali Meya Mwita aliahidi kushughulia chamgamoto mbalimbali za nje ya hosipitali ikiwepo kuwapatia kibali maalum cha Ujenzi wa Daraja la juu ili kuvusha watu kutoka upande wa maegesho ya magari hospitalini hapo kwenda eneo la majengo ya hospitali,.

Aidha aliahidi kufutilia upatikanaji wa kibali kwa hosipitali hiyo kujenga maegesho ya kisasa ya magari kwa aajili ya wagonjwa eneo la ufukwe wa bahari ya Indi, kufuatilia tozo za maegesho eneo lilijengwa na hosipitali na kuzindoa rasmi kama sehemu ya makusanyo ya jiji kwani hilo litawasaidia madaktari na wahudumu katika hosipitali kuongeza morali na ufanisi katika utendaji.

Sambamba na hilo Mstahiki Meya ameahidi kushughulia kwa pamoja maboresho ya eneo la mbele ya hosipitali hiyo kwa kushirikiana na hosipitali kutafuta namna mbadala ya kuwasadia wenye biashara ndogondogo katika eneo kuendesha katika hali ya ubora zaidi.

Katika ziara hiyo Meya Mwita aliambatana na Mbunge wa jimbo la Vunjo James Mbatia na kuona shughuli mbalimbali zinazofanywa na Taasisi ya Afya Aga Khan Tanzania ambapo alionekana kufuruhishwa na kasi ya maendeleo ya ukuaji wa huduma za afya nchini hasa kwa Aga Khan kuweza kuwekeza kiwango kikubwa cha fedha ili kuboresha mifumo ya utaoji huduma za Afya kwa nchi nzima.

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Mr Biti has been accused of unlawfully announcing opposition candidate as winner of presidential poll

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Multi talented recording artiste – Mr Guy Guy reach out to Zambian flag wavers with a new single titled “Better Zambia” featuring T-Low. While looking forward to a better Zambia, Mr Guy Guy comes to show love and devotion to his homeland, and a sense of alliance with other citizens whom he share the same values with. Download And Enjoy...
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HARARE: Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was in police custody on Thursday after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and deported him, as fears grew about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe's disputed election. Biti was at Harare Central Police Station with his lawyers, said Roselyn Hanzi of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. State broadcaster ZBC cited police spokeswoman Ch
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[UNHCR] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about reports of the forced return of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker by Zambia to his country of origin.
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[New Zimbabwe] EMBATTLED MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti was deported from Zambia last night and was set to appear at the Harare magistrates' court this Thursday afternoon.
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Western governments and the UN have expressed alarm as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti appeared in court after a dramatic attempt to flee to neighbouring Zambia and claim asylum.
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A senior opposition politician has been taken into police custody in Zimbabwe after being deported from Zambia, in the latest escalation in a violent crackdown.
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cirdantravels (Fons Buts) posted a photo:

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in a dry bend of the Kafue River ( Kafue National Park, Zambia )

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In response to my call for photos, reader Joe Dickinson found some six-year-old shots from a trip to Africa. His notes are indented: Responding to recent requests for more wildlife submissions, I’ve gone to my archives and pulled up photos from my first Africa trip.  Dating from April, 2012, these are from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia […]
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The horrific anti-human rights atrocities in Zambia are no surprise to use. Back in September of 2013, almost 5 years ago, we reported Zambia: Men Face 15 Years In Prison For "Crimes Against Nature"

Now, in 2018, we are seeing it again as two men went to trial this past week for allegedly engaging in homosexuality. They were convicted and will now await sentencing from the High Court in Kapiri Mposhi District in Central Province of Zambia.

Japhet Chataba, 38, a carpenter, and resident of Ndeke compound in Kapiri Mposhi, and Stephen Sambo, 30, who is a planning officer at Ndola City Council, were charged with having engaged in "having had carnal knowledge against the order of nature contrary to Section 155 (a) of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia as read with Statutory Instrument number 15 of 2015." 

Both men have pled not guilty, but the state had five witnesses to testify against them. Four of the witnesses said they physically saw the two men having anal sex on August 25, 2017, almost a year ago.

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The defense did not say anything during the trial to defend the men. Magistrate Ackson Mumba ruled on the case on Friday. In his 90 minute judgement, he did state that the doctor that examined the men said that his findings were inconsistent with the allegations, but said sodomy could have happened, especially since the examination was conducted 10 days after the supposed event.

Magistrate Mumba said that without testimony from the defendants, it was up to the court to try to consider their innocence without any supporting facts, but it is also not the court's job to speculate.  He also added that the prosecution proved beyond doubt that the men were guilty of the crime.

“The law is what it is and not what it ought to be.”

The magistrate’s court does not have the jurisdiction to pass sentence in a case involving homosexuality.


This case of course is horrific and almost seems like an anti-gay show trial with the magistrate going on for 90 minutes about the case.  Was his statement of  “The law is what it is and not what it ought to be” a statement of him disagreeing with the law or a statement of this is what it is here in Zambia and not what is being pushed onto Zambia by Western nations?

Here are some of the comments found on the lusakatimes.com page.  There are varying opinions. But one I have is, if they want to fight against one of the biggest pieces of Western propaganda and Western beliefs, why aren't they proclaiming a war against the teachings of Christianity?  But instead, they embrace that one. 

flag DJ7 

Those guys were paid money to act. They are not real homosexuals.

Real homosexuals don’t go round showing off. It is the same style the foreign countries used in Malawi.

The urgent is to allow foreign homosexuals to come to Zambia and destroy young boys.

Try to check who is behind that movie? Even the journalist covering that is paid.

 

flag The Real Olivia Pope 

Jail is Christmas for those bu.tt pushers. Have fun guys. Keep on spreading HIV!

 

flag Hakuna 

They might as well arrest all the girls in boarding schools. Because most of them have lesbian relationships

 

flag Fact 

How many homosexuals do we have in the Zambian army? How many are teachers. Doctors, husbands, Catholic fathers, Banker’s, etc? They are hundreds of thousands of homosexuals in Zambia. All pretending to be heterosexual because of fear of discrimination and of recent fear of being thrown in prison. Fact remains that homosexuality is not something they do for the sake of experience but myGod given feelings they can’t just ignore.

 

flag LIE - DETECTOR 

@fact…how would you know about the “hundreds of thousands of homosexuals in Zambia” ? Did all of them reveal to you that they were homosexual? Stop spreading misinformation. Secondly, homosexuality is a Western disease that should never be entertained in Africa whatsoever. Anybody promoting homosexuality in Zambia should have their head examined. The West is trying to impose this decadence on Africa as a means of population control. If you start entertaining this, next you’ll have transgenders, transsexuals, and gender neutral people who refuse to be referred to as “he” or “she.” Please, let this madness stay in Europe and America. Don’t ever entertain it in Africa.

 

flag Bee 

@nodiscimination…..Please its not a human right please please please….God made Male and Female
homosexuality is sin before God and is unacceptable in fact it must not even be talked about
It brings the wrath of God. ROMANS 1:18-35

 

flag GUNDIXY 

Serves them right.
This is not about feeling and it is not how God made them. If someone wants to know how God made everyone read Genesis 1-11, for starters.

Do you know that murderers on death roll felt like killing someone and the argument is that they couldn’t help themselves?

 

 flag Straight 

How many Zambian celebrities are Gays and Lesbians?
Meanwhile……….The number of men having sex with fellow men in exchange for money has increased in Livingstone. “Some of these men even fight each other in some of the joints over foreign clients who seek their services. It seems lucrative as some of them have even constructed houses using the income they generate,” “The men having sex with fellow men want to show that they are straight, so they marry and have children, too. This makes them prone to HIV infection and they are likely to infect their wives,”
If homosexuality were legal in Zambia, Zambian women would be spared of contracting HIV from their “gay husbands”

 


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Zimbabwe opposition leader detained after asylum bid failsHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was in police custody on Thursday after Zambia rejected his asylum bid and deported him, as fears grew about a government crackdown following Zimbabwe's disputed election.



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Tendai Biti had sought asylum in Zambia after accusing Zimbabwean officials of manipulating the results of the presidential election.
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Vedanta Resources' Zambian unit said on Thursday work at its Konkola Copper Mine was stopped after one miner was killed in an underground accident to allow for investigations into the incident, the company said.

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Tendai Biti had sought asylum in Zambia after accusing Zimbabwean officials of manipulating the results of the presidential election. Reported by NYTimes.com 2 hours ago.
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Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti in defiance of a court order after he tried to claim

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THERE was drama at Chirundu Border Post yesterday when Zimbabwean security agents manhandled MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti as they sought to arrest him on the Zambian side.

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The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports of detentions, beatings and other abuses targeting opposition activists in Zimbabwe, including the return by Zambia of opposition leader Tendai Biti to Zimbabwean authorities.

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The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports of detentions, beatings and other abuses targeting opposition activists in Zimbabwe, including the return by Zambia of opposition leader Tendai Biti to Zimbabwean authorities.

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Zimbabwe’s former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti appeared in court Thursday facing charges over his role in post-election violence after Zambia rejected his asylum bid.
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The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports of detentions, beatings and other abuses targeting opposition activists in Zimbabwe, including the return by Zambia of opposition leader Tendai Biti to Zimbabwean authorities.

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By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with stoking post-election violence in a case watched around the world as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's treatment of opponents. Biti, whose People's Democratic Party had formed an election alliance with Nelson Chamisa's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), sought asylum in neighbouring Zambia on Wednesday but was deported back to Zimbabwe in a move condemned by the United States. He was also charged with falsely and unlawfully announcing results of the July 30 election, which Chamisa rejected as fraudulent and is set to challenge in the Constitutional Court on Friday.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports of detentions, beatings and other abuses targeting opposition activists in Zimbabwe, including the return by Zambia of opposition leader Tendai Biti to Zimbabwean authorities. "We will be discussing this matter with Zambia’s leaders and reviewing certain aspects of our cooperation with the Zambian government," the State Department said in a statement. The United States summoned the ambassadors of both countries in Washington to express their concerns

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