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          Zimbabwe: Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 4 November 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Ten out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 35,727 cholera / AWD cases and 423 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.2 % (10,086) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,132).

Out of the 10 countries with reported cholera/ AWD outbreaks this year in ESAR, 3 (Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya) have ongoing cholera outbreaks. During the week under review, Zimbabwe reported the highest number of new cases (59 cases). Of the three countries with active transmission, Tanzania has recorded the highest CFR (at 1.9%) in 2018.

Zimbabwe: The weekly case incidence has been on a downward trend in the past 6 weeks (From week 39 to week 44). For instance, during week 44 (week ending 4 November 2018), 59 new cases were reported compared to 199 cases reported in week 43 (week ending 28 October 2018). All new cases emerged from Harare. Cumulatively, a total of 10,086 cases including 61 deaths have been reported in 2018. Majority of these cases (98%, 9,909) and deaths (90%. 55) have been reported since the beginning of the new wave of the outbreak on 5 September 2018.

Tanzania: An increase in the epidemic trend has been noted. During week 43, 43 new cases were reported compared to 28 cases reported in week 42 (week ending 21 October 2018). All new cases emerged from Ngorongoro district in Arusha region. Cumulatively a total of 32,933 cases including 548 deaths have been reported in Tanzania mainland, as from August 2015. Of these, a total of 4,302 (13%) cases and 82 (15%) deaths have been reported since the beginning of 2018.

Kenya: During week 42, 7 new cases were reported from Isiolo County. Last case was reported in Turkana County on 18 September 2018, while Embu County reported 3 cases during week 40. Cumulatively a total of 26,591 cases including 421 deaths have been reported, as from October 2016. Of these, a total of 5,781 (21.7%) cases and 78 (18.5%) deaths have been reported since the beginning of 2018


          World: Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health Annual Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic. As the demands continue to evolve for effective and efficient management of animal diseases, including emerging diseases and zoonoses, the Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) continues to evolve and keep pace with the global demands, adding value to Member States of FAO.

Building on the first eleven years of success, the Centre rebranded its platform in 2018 as EMC-AH, with the full support of the Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health Steering Committee in November 2017. The new name reflects the modernization of the platform and new way of working to better address the needs of the future. Further, the inaugural EMC-AH strategic action plan 2018 2022 released in June 2018 clearly states the vision, mission, and core functions of EMC AH for the coming five years with the aim of reducing the impact of animal health emergencies.

EMC AH’s annual report reflects EMC AH’s new way of working under its strategic action plan and addresses EMC AH performance and actions for the twelve-month period of November 2017-October 2018. During the reporting period, EMC AH contributed to strengthening resilience of livelihoods to animal health-related emergencies and zoonoses through the core pillars of its strategic action plan: preparedness, response, incident coordination, collaboration and resource mobilization. The annual report illustrates EMC-AH’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

FAO’s Member States have an ongoing need for a holistic and sustainable international platform that provides the necessary tools and interventions inclusive of animal health emergency management. EMC-AH strategic action plan requires a substantial commitment of resources to implement the full range of proposed activities, and EMC-AH must maintain key personnel essential to carry out its objectives and components of the 2016-2019 FAO Strategic Framework that addresses increased resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises (Strategic Programme five [SP5]).

As a joint platform of FAO’s Animal Health Service and Emergency Response and Resilience Team, and in close collaboration with related partners and networks, EMC-AH is appropriately positioned to provide renewed leadership, coordination and action for global animal health emergencies.


          VÀNH ĐAI - CON ĐƯỜNG : ĐIỀU GÌ XẢY RA KHI CON NỢ DÂN CHỦ HƠN CHỦ NỢ ? (Nguyễn Quốc Tấn Trung)       Cache   Translate Page      



Posted on 02/11/2018

Sáng kiến Vành đai và Con đường (Belt and Road Initiative – BRI) là một dự án đầu tư khổng lồ được Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình thúc đẩy, với kỳ vọng sẽ tạo dựng được quyền lực mềm cho quốc gia này. Từ cuối những năm 2013, Bắc Kinh đã rót gần 700 tỷ USD ngân sách vào hơn 60 quốc gia, mà đại đa số trong số đó là những dự án hạ tầng khổng lồ cùng những khoản vay hậu hĩnh ban đầu cho đến khi các chính phủ nhận ra họ đều đang “há miệng mắc quai”. Mục tiêu, cuối cùng, có vẻ chỉ là kéo những quốc gia này lại gần Bắc Kinh hơn trong khi vẫn gia tăng được quyền lực mềm Trung Hoa trên thế giới.

Nhưng điều bất ngờ là Trung Quốc hiện đang phải đối mặt với những phản ứng tiêu cực từ cả trong và ngoài nước đối với đại dự án Vành đai – Con đường. Một bộ phận người Trung Quốc bắt đầu phàn nàn rằng nó chỉ phí phạm tiền của quốc gia. Mặt khác, trên trường quốc tế, các yếu tố địa chính trị khiến càng ngày càng nhiều quốc gia dè chừng ảnh hưởng ngày càng gia tăng của Trung Quốc.

Khác với những chủ nợ phương Tây – vốn yêu cầu bên vay phải đáp ứng những tiêu chuẩn nghiêm ngặt về kiểm soát tham nhũng, về bảo vệ nhân quyền hay kiểm soát thu chi ngân sách để hướng tới tài chính bền vững – Trung Quốc hầu như không đòi hỏi gì cả. Chính sách đầu tư “không ràng buộc” này châm thêm dầu vào ngọn lửa tham nhũng ở nhiều quốc gia, trong khi cho phép những chính phủ này vung tay quá trán với những khoản nợ họ biết rằng mình không thể trả.

Công dân của rất nhiều quốc gia nhận nợ vay đang thể hiện sự tức giận của mình đối với Trung Quốc bằng nhiều cách, và có thể cảm nhận được cơn giận dữ đó trong các cuộc bầu cử gần đây. Thay vì mở rộng quyền lực mềm Trung Quốc, Vành đai và Con đường dường như đang làm những điều hoàn toàn ngược lại.

Cuộc bầu cử ở Malaysia tháng 5 năm 2018 là một minh chứng không thể rõ ràng hơn về sự hoài nghi nói chung dành cho quyền lực mềm Trung Quốc. Cựu Thủ tướng Mahathir Mohamad chiến thắng trước đương kiêm Thủ tướng Najib Razak với một chiến dịch phản đối một cách trực diện ảnh hưởng của Trung Quốc trên quốc gia này. Ông Mahathir khẳng định Thủ tướng Najib đang cố tình chấp thuận những dự án hạ tầng đắt đỏ thuộc BRI để tạo nên một ảo giác tăng trưởng cho dân chúng, trong khi tiếp tục tham ô ngân sách quốc gia vào túi riêng của mình. Nói là làm, ngay sau khi nhậm chức, ông Mahathir đã hủy bỏ thỏa thuận đối với hai dự án lớn nhất của Trung Quốc ở Malaysia – với 20 tỷ USD cho hệ thống đường sắt và 2,3 tỷ USD cho đường ống dẫn dầu, khí – với lý do đất nước ông không có khả năng để trả khoản nợ này trong tương lai.

Thủ tướng Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (trái) tỏ ra rất cứng rắn với các dự án Vành đai – Con đường của Trung Quốc. Ảnh: The Star.

Nhưng câu chuyện không dừng lại ở đó. Pakistan đã nhận hơn 62 tỷ USD từ Trung Quốc cho các dự án tương tự như đường cao tốc, đường sắt và cảng Gwadar. Quốc gia này thường xuyên được các ngân hàng Trung Quốc bảo lãnh và giải cứu. Sự hào phóng chính trị này dẫn đến bong bóng nợ công Pakistan đạt tới mức gần như không thể kiểm soát, cùng sự trỗi dậy của các nhóm chống BRI nói riêng và chống Trung Quốc nói chung.

Tháng 7 năm nay, chính phủ mới của Thủ tướng Imran Khan, dù không theo phương pháp quyết liệt như của Malaysia, cũng buộc phải cân nhắc lại toàn bộ các phương án trả nợ vay cho Bắc Kinh, bao gồm cả khả năng đơn phương dừng hoặc kéo dài kỳ hạn trả nợ. Và cũng trớ trêu là vì mắc nợ Trung Quốc mà nay Pakistan đang lên kế hoạch đàm phán với Tổ chức Tiền tệ Quốc tế nhằm cấp cứu thanh khoản cho nước này khỏi các khoản nợ vay Trung Quốc, điều mà chính Thủ tướng Khan ban đầu cũng không muốn làm.

Quốc đảo Maldives đến gần đây cũng đang chịu nhiều áp lực phải kiểm tra, giám sát lại các dự án BRI. Chỉ trong tháng 9 vừa qua, cử tri đã loại vị tổng thống võ biền Abdulla Yameen và chọn nhà cải cách dân chủ Ibrahim Solih. Chiến thắng này tạo cơ hội cho các nhóm chuyên gia đánh giá lại chính sách vay nợ Trung Quốc một cách không kiểm soát dưới thời cựu Tổng thống Yameen, vốn được cho là sẽ dẫn đến tham nhũng và lệ thuộc vào Trung Quốc. Tân Tổng thống Solih đã thể hiện rõ quan điểm rằng ông sẽ phải thẩm tra lại tất cả những dự án BRI hiện hành. Dù có vẻ là Maldives không thể cắt đứt những thoả thuận lớn trị giá tới 1,3 tỷ USD với Trung Quốc, trong đó có cả công trình cầu nối sân bay Maldives đến thủ đô nước này, Tổng thống Solih rõ ràng đang đánh giá lại mối quan hệ của nước ông với Bắc Kinh.

Ngay cả khi vài chính phủ may mắn sống sót qua khỏi làn sóng “bài BRI” trong các cuộc bầu cử quốc gia cũng trở nên lo ngại hơn với các khoản vay từ Trung Quốc.

Tháng 8 vừa qua, Kenya bắt đầu chiến dịch bố ráp tham nhũng liên quan đến các dự án BRIs do nhà thầu Trung Quốc xây dựng kết nối hai tỉnh Nairobi và Mombasa. Nhiều quan chức địa phương bị bắt. Một số quốc gia khác, như Uganda hay Zambia, cũng bắt đầu lo lắng.

Vào tháng 6, một học giả người Zambia, ông Trevor Simumba, đã lên tiếng cảnh báo chính phủ nước ông rằng các khoản vay mà Zambia nhận từ Trung Quốc đang dần trở nên không bền vững, mặt khác có quá nhiều điều khoản không rõ ràng, thiếu minh bạch liên quan đến những vấn đề mấu chốt trong hợp đồng vay nợ. Chính phủ Uganda thì bị chỉ trích vì vay nợ Trung Quốc nhưng lại phải thuê lại các công ty Trung Quốc thực hiện dự án với mức vượt quá giá thị trường, trong khi lợi ích mà họ được nhận từ những dự án này thì không hiện hữu một cách rõ ràng.

Tham vọng Vành đai – Con đường của Trung Quốc. Ảnh: Bloomberg.

Chuyện gì đã xảy ra?

Làm sao vụ đầu tư đắt giá để giành được quyền lực mềm của Trung Quốc lại khiến Trung Quốc lạc lõng với chính những quốc gia mà Vành đai và Con đường giúp đỡ?

Một lý do rõ ràng nhất là các quốc gia đã trở nên thông minh hơn khi tiếp cận các điều khoản đính kèm trong BRI.

Ở buổi bình minh của BRI, nhiều người tin rằng tiền từ Trung Quốc sẽ là miễn phí, hoặc chí ít là có phí thấp nhất. Nhưng thực tế, những khoản vay này có giá cao hơn rất nhiều so với các khoản vay phát triển từ các tổ chức thế giới như Ngân hàng Thế giới. Đối với Pakistan, mức lãi suất quốc gia chính thức được ngân hàng trung ương nước này xác định chỉ khoảng 5%, trong khi nhiều khoản vay Trung Quốc bị bắt buộc bảo đảm lãi suất không dưới 30%.

Nhiều quốc nằm trong Vành đai và Con đường cũng ngờ vực cách hành xử của Trung Quốc như là một đối tác đầu tư. Năm 2017, Sri Lanka đã chấp thuận cho Trung Quốc thuê 99 năm một trong những cảng đáng giá nhất của mình để tránh vi phạm các khoản nợ thuộc BRI. Từ đó, nhiều quốc gia bắt đầu lo lắng về viễn cảnh không trả được nợ cho Bắc Kinh, cũng như lo ngại về tính thiếu chuyên nghiệp của chính phủ nước sở tại khi thực hiện đánh giá tác động và sự áp đặt một chiều hầu hết những hợp đồng vay phải đính kèm với việc sử dụng nhà thầu Trung Quốc, với bất lợi bị đẩy hết cho quốc gia nhận khoản vay.

Một điểm yếu chí tử khác của các khoản vay BRI, cũng chính là ưu điểm khiến BRI “cháy hàng” trước đó: Bắc Kinh không đòi hỏi hay yêu cầu cải cách, minh bạch gì từ quốc gia nước nhận.

Các quốc gia đang phát triển thường khó vay tiền từ các định chế tài chính phương Tây như Tổ chức Tiền tệ Quốc tế (IMF), Ngân hàng Thế giới (WB), hay kể cả Cơ quan Phát triển Quốc tế Hoa Kỳ (USAID). Các điều khoản đảm bảo như phát triển bền vững, báo cáo tác động môi trường và cơ chế kiểm soát tham nhũng có thể khiến việc nhận hỗ trợ tài chính rất khó khăn, nhưng nó cũng làm giảm rủi ro thất bại cho các dự án này.

Ngược lại, việc Trung Quốc từ bỏ những hàng rào kiểm soát nói trên khiến đồng tiền Trung Quốc tại những quốc gia tiếp nhận lại dẫn đến tham nhũng, độc tài, nợ công, lạm phát, các dự án thiếu hiệu quả kinh tế và không khả thi, v.v.

Công dân ở nhiều quốc gia đang xem Bắc Kinh vừa là thủ phạm, vừa là người hưởng lợi từ tình trạng tham nhũng tại quốc gia họ. Tại những quốc gia có ít nhất một số cơ chế kiểm soát dân chủ như Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan và Zambia, cử tri đang bắt các lãnh đạo của họ phải chịu trách nhiệm. Các chính phủ may mắn tại vị thì bắt đầu cẩn trọng hơn với các dự án BRI, kiểm tra và đánh giá các dự án, chi phí, mức tổng nợ kỹ càng hơn.

Nếu chủ nợ Trung Quốc muốn không đòi hỏi quốc gia vay nợ phải có trách nhiệm giải trình, cử tri của những quốc gia đó đang làm việc này thay cho họ.

Nền dân chủ Maldives đã đưa Ibrahim Solih lên làm tổng thống, và đây là tin không vui với Bắc Kinh. Ảnh: DNA India.

Học cách yêu dân chủ

Những phản ứng quốc tế không phải là vấn đề duy nhất mà Vành đai – Con đường phải đối mặt. Ngay bên trong Trung Quốc, càng ngày càng nhiều người phàn nàn về kiểu chi tiền hào phóng dành cho các quốc gia thuộc nhóm Vành đai và Con đường. Khi mà Bắc Kinh tiếp tục chào hàng và quảng bá việc chính phủ đang chi tiêu hàng tỷ USD ở nước ngoài, người dân Trung Quốc đang bắt đầu tự hỏi vì sao số tiền này không được sử dụng để giải quyết các vấn đề trong nước như chăm sóc sức khỏe cộng đồng, nhà ở hay giáo dục.

Thật ra, các ngân hàng Trung Quốc đang phải chạy vạy khắp nơi để vay tiền USD cho các dự án BRI, họ không sử dụng dự trữ ngoại tệ quốc gia cho các hoạt động này. Nhưng không thể trách giới phê bình Trung Quốc không hiểu được những yếu tố phức tạp của thị trường vốn toàn cầu khi mà chính phủ nước này cứ tiếp tục đăng tải những thông tin hào nhoáng về các khoản đầu tư ra nước ngoài như thế.

Giới trí thức, như Giáo sư Xu Xangrun của Đại học Luật Thanh Hoa (Tsinghua) tại Trung Quốc, cũng thể hiện sự dè dặt của mình về cách mà Trung Quốc một mặt thúc đẩy tham vọng chi viện trợ ra nước ngoài, mặt khác đánh đổi việc chi tiêu cho các vấn đề trong nước. Số khác như nhà khoa học chính trị Zheng Yongnian thì cảnh báo lối khoa trương thiếu căn cứ xung quanh các dự án BRI sẽ chỉ khiến nhiều quốc gia tin rằng Trung Quốc đang ôm mộng bá quyền. Nhiều nhà phân tích khác thì chỉ trích việc các quốc gia tiếp nhận vốn không có được những tiêu chuẩn căn bản từ tài chính bền vững cho đến tác động môi trường.

Trong bối cảnh hệ thống truyền thông bị kiểm soát chặt chẽ tại Trung Quốc, nhiều người có thể cho rằng những lời phản đối công khai dành cho chính sách và sáng kiến ngoại giao của Tập Cận Bình thật ra chỉ là Chủ tịch Tập đang tự phê phán chính mình mà thôi. Dù sao chăng nữa, chính sách được dự định tăng cường quyền lực mềm Trung Hoa lại dẫn đến mức độ quan ngại cả trong và ngoài nước chưa từng có cho thấy ông Tập rõ ràng không dự trù trước được việc này.

Dù các lãnh đạo Trung Quốc đang đưa ra nhiều quan điểm nhằm cải thiện cái nhìn của các quốc gia đối tác trong chương trình BRI, không có bằng chứng cho thấy họ đang kiểm soát được thực tế tài chính và chính trị trong làn sóng phản đối Vành đai và Con đường. Việc cho vay bằng đồng USD khiến các quốc gia vay nợ buộc phải kiểm soát và tăng cường thặng dư USD, nhưng rõ ràng không phải quốc gia nào cũng đủ năng lực kiểm soát cán cân ngoại tệ. Hầu hết các dự án của BRI đều là các dự án hạ tầng dài hạn, mất nhiều năm để hoàn thành với nhiều lần các ngân hàng Trung Quốc sẽ phải chuyển nợ, đáo nợ. Nhưng Bắc Kinh đã tỏ rõ thái độ hoặc thu tiền đúng hạn, hoặc sử dụng các biện pháp chế tài như họ đã áp dụng tại Sri Lanka.

Điểm cuối cùng là rất nhiều quốc gia thuộc sáng kiến Vành đai và Con đường có mô hình nhà nước cấp tiến, cho phép công dân biểu đạt sự không hài lòng của mình, dù bằng báo chí hay con đường bầu cử. Không quen với hoạt động giám sát và phê bình dân chủ, Trung Quốc đang gặp rất nhiều khó khăn trong việc chào mời món hàng quyền lực mềm Trung Hoa.

Trong thời kỳ bình minh của Vành đai và Con đường, Bắc Kinh bao giờ cũng xem những luận điểm phê bình và chỉ trích dành cho sáng kiến này là việc phương Tây phủ nhận sự trỗi dậy của Trung Quốc, không hơn không kém. Nhưng cho đến nay, mối quan ngại và sự phản đối không đến từ phương Tây, mà từ các quốc gia Châu Phi và Châu Á, nơi mà chính phủ đang tuyệt vọng tìm cách kiểm soát mức nợ tăng cao cùng với những cơn thịnh nộ của công chúng. Nếu thật sự muốn xuất khẩu “mô hình” Trung Hoa, hay chí ít là đánh bóng tên tuổi của mình trên trường quốc tế, Bắc Kinh sẽ phải học làm quen với dân chủ, dù họ có thích nó hay không.
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Retracing the Life and Death of Dr Sithole
OPINION & ANALYSIS
CONTRIBUTOR
Isaya Muriwo Sithole
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

This is the third and final contribution on the life, abduction, disappearance and subsequent death of Dr Edson Sithole — a veteran nationalist, barrister and national hero whose heroic life remains shrouded in mystery, 43 years after his death.

This week we look at the intricate events leading up to his death within the context of the contradictions and disunity within Zimbabwe’s liberation movements around 1974-75, what has often been referred to as the “ANC unity in disunity”.

We will also look at his death and the various theories that have been advanced to explain it.

The statement, which was signed on December 7, 1974, and came to be known as the “Zimbabwe Declaration of Unity” bore the signatures of ANC President Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Zanu President Ndabaningi Sithole, Zapu President Joshua Nkomo and FROLIZI President James Chikerema.

These parties agreed to unite in the ANC under immense pressure from the Frontline States and the OAU.

Yet, it must be stated at this stage that the said declaration of unity brought together sheep, foxes, hyenas and leopards.

The misguided and obvious assumption was that the four would realise they had many things in common: they were all animals and their common enemy in the bush was the lion.

Yet we know all too well that the interests of leopards, hyenas, foxes and sheep do not necessarily coincide, despite their common fear of the lion.

The artificial unity “achieved” in Lusaka in December, 1974, was a unity of contradictions. It was not a naturally occurring unity and as such, it could be maintained only by external and artificial means.

This was vividly evident immediately after the Declaration of Unity. Back in Zimbabwe after their release, Zanu and Zapu leaders and supporters worked at cross purposes in pursuit of their organisational goals.

Zanu leaders and supporters advocated for continued armed struggle and its President Ndabaningi Sithole refused to call a ceasefire as demanded by the Smith regime.

Following the advice of the Frontline States not to make statements that would harden Smith`s attitude, the Zapu leader, Joshua Nkomo, remained surprisingly quiet on the ceasefire and other issues.

However, he and his supporters were quietly consolidating their own ANC organisational structures, particularly at district and provincial levels.

Since branch formation and registration went through district and provincial structures, only the local branches dominated by Zapu were duly registered.

Dr Gordon Chavunduka, then ANC secretary-general, was quoted by Professor Masipula Sithole in his book ‘Zimbabwe struggles-within-the-struggle’: “Nkomo has captured the middle leadership of the ANC. We dominate in the top leadership and among the masses. However, while the masses are forming branches, they have to be registered through the district and province before the Party Secretariat finally registers them. Under the circumstances, Zapu-oriented branches get registered. Moreover, there is a tendency for numerous branches to be formed and registered in Zapu strongholds than elsewhere. We now have a situation where about 60 percent of registered ANC branches are in Matebeleland, which constitutes only one-fourth of the country. Surely, it can not be assumed Matebeleland is more politicised than the rest of the country.”

Thus, Nkomo and his supporters favoured a quick ANC Congress because only established and registered branches would be invited.

However, Zanu encouraged formation of branches that would seek registration directly with the Secretariat. It is generally believed that the ANC leadership was biased towards Nkomo and Zapu immediately following the release of the Zanu and Zapu nationalists, including Dr Edson Sithole, in December 1974.

This was to be expected because after the Pearce Commission, Zanu looked unfriendly at ANC talks with the Smith regime, especially towards the end of 1973 and during 1974. On the other hand, Zapu in exile deliberately maintained a low key or even a friendly attitude towards the ANC.

As the former detainees travelled throughout the country, however, it became evident that mass sentiment was pro-Zanu. It was also clear that the masses in the cities and countryside looked to Chimurenga (armed struggle) for salvation and they correctly equated Zanu with Chimurenga. In exile, Zanu, Zapu and Frolizi continued to work separately, although theoretically they were all under the umbrella of the ANC.

Zanu, in particular, began to criticise the unity accord and seemed to be looking for a way of extricating itself from the said unity.

However, the Nhari rebellion, the assassination of Chitepo and the subsequent incarceration of the leaders of Dare re Chimurenga by the Zambian authorities on charges of having killed Chitepo, hampered Zanu`s capacity to wiggle out of the unity accord.

Zanu offices at the Liberation Centre in Lusaka were seized and given to the ANC, while the Zanu publicity offices in downtown Lusaka were closed down.

All Zanu funds were frozen.

Zapu in exile, for one reason or another, favoured unity but kept their Lusaka Headquarters intact as long as Zambian authorities didn’t order them closed, and they didn’t.

The Zapu paper continued production, but now purported to be an ANC paper, while the ANC operated from the Liberation Centre under different personnel.

Frolizi was extremely enthusiastic about unity.

The Frolizi leadership quickly provided personnel for the ANC at the Centre. This enthusiasm was shared by those in Zanu who had survived reprisals after the Nhari Rebellion. Eventually, Simon Muzenda (Zanu) and John Nkomo (Zapu) were appointed by the ANC Executive in Rhodesia to administer the Lusaka ANC offices.

During the period between December 1972 and December 1974, Zanu gained acceptance by the masses of Zimbabwe as the vanguard party in the revolutionary process in Zimbabwe.

Then it was revealed during January, February and March 1975 that while the Zimbabwe Declaration of Unity was being signed in Lusaka, Zanu had been experiencing one of its worst rebellions, the “Nhari Rebellion”. And that the ruthless and at times callous reprisals on the said rebellion had culminated in the death of Herbert Chitepo, the Zanu National Chairman who had built and led the party in exile for a decade.

Simultaneously and contemporaneously, in February 1975, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole was redetained after only three months of freedom on account of the fact that the Smith government believed it had evidence to the effect that he was plotting the assassination of three nationalist leaders, namely Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Joshua Nkomo and Dr Elliot Gabellah.

This charge was later “caused to fade” into the dark whence it came, but Sithole was then kept in detention for refusing to call a ceasefire on the guerrilla campaign.

He was, however, released and banished into exile under pretext to attend an OAU Ministerial Conference in Dar es Salaam. Simultaneously, following a Zanu Central Committee meeting at Mushandirapamwe hotel in Highfield, which Dr Edson Sithole also attended, Robert Mugabe and Edgar Tekere went to Mozambique to ensure the continuation of the war, where they remained in mystery until the middle of 1976.

After the OAU Conference, Bishop Muzorewa returned to Rhodesia where the ANC faced a serious crisis.

Joshua Nkomo and his Zapu supporters in the ANC were demanding an immediate ANC Congress knowing very well that Zanu and Frolizi leaders would not be in a position to attend.

Muzorewa then asked for a meeting with the Frontline States leaders to which all senior leaders of the “enlarged” ANC were invited to discuss holding a Congress.

The meeting was held in Dar es Salaam in July 1975 and concluded among other things:

◆ That because circumstances in Rhodesia would not permit the presence of several leading personalities interested in the stakes at the said Congress, holding of Congress should be deferred until conditions permitted all to attend.

◆ That a Zimbabwe Liberation Council be formed for the purpose of intensifying the armed struggle.

All the leaders seemed united on this resolve but soon after the Dar es Salaam summit with the Frontline States, Nkomo returned to Rhodesia where he continued to press for an ANC Congress.

However, suddenly there was an announcement that talks between the ANC and the Smith regime would be held in a train on the Victoria Falls Bridge on August 25, 1975.

Bishop Muzorewa led a united ANC delegation with Reverend Sithole, Nkomo and Chikerema in it. Dr Edson Sithole was part the delegation’s negotiating team.

The talks were aborted. Nkomo then returned to Rhodesia and again in no time, plans were underway for an “ANC Congress”.

Bishop Muzorewa, who now remained in exile with Reverend Sithole and Chikerema, reacted by suspending Nkomo from the ANC and warned ANC members against attending the said Congress.

The ANC Vice President, Dr Elliot Gabellah, also reiterated Muzorewa`s warning and called on members to boycott “Nkomo`s Congress”.

In June, 1975, Dr Edson Sithole had circulated a report that Joshua Nkomo “had done a secret deal” with Ian Smith.

Later, the report was proved to be true and Dr Edson Sithole publicly supported Bishop Abel Muzorewa`s expulsion of Joshua Nkomo from the ANC, setting the stage for combative confrontation between Dr Sithole and Joshua Nkomo.

At the time, Machiavellian behaviour and factionalism were rife among African nationalists and there was growing disunity within the ANC, a trend which Dr Sithole actively encouraged.

We have already stated that Zanu was becoming impatient with the creature called ANC and was also trying to find a way of extricating itself from the unity accord.

Joshua Nkomo and his supporters, however, went on with their plans and on September 27-28, 1975, under the chairmanship of Samuel Munodawafa, the Zapu faction of the ANC, held its Congress in Highfield, and Joshua Nkomo was unanimously elected President.

The Rhodesian Press then began talking of Nkomo as the leader of the “internal wing of the ANC”, while Bishop Muzorewa, who remained in exile with Reverend Sithole and Chikerema, became leader of the “external wing of the ANC”.

Immediately after Nkomo was elected leader of the so-called “internal wing”, Dr Edson Sithole, who was the ANC Publicity Secretary and a member of Zanu, announced that the ANC loyal to Bishop Muzorewa, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole and Chikerema would hold a “consultative congress”on October 25, 1975, to repudiate the Nkomo Congress. After his Congress, Nkomo and his supporters embarked on bilateral talks with the Smith regime. The talks were held amidst optimism on both sides until they broke down on March 19, 1976.

Surprisingly, the breakdown of the talks was announced in a “joint statement” by Nkomo and Smith. They both appealed to Britain to “clear the impasse”.

In terms of ANC contradictions, the month of October 1975 was eventful and so it was for Dr Edson Sithole. Dr Sithole was always in the Press criticising the authorities and, more so, for giving preferential treatment to the Nkomo faction of the ANC as they were able to hold rallies with minimum restrictions as opposed to the Muzorewa faction of the ANC.

He continuously challenged the authorities to ensure that their “consultative congress” scheduled for October 25 would be held under the same conditions as those that applied to the Nkomo Congress.

However, before the said “consultative congress” to repudiate the Nkomo Congress was held, fate was to dictate otherwise on Dr Edson Sithole.  On 15 0ctober 1975, around 7pm following an interview, Dr Edson Sithole was bundled into a police van outside Salisbury`s Ambassador Hotel, together with his secretary Miriam Mhlanga, in front of several witnesses, including Brother Arthur of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. They were leaving the Quill Club at the Ambassador Hotel.

They were never seen again. Both their remains have not been found to date.

He was not found in prison when the cells were opened during an amnesty just prior to independence in 1980 and he is presumed dead. He was declared dead after independence.

In 1994, he was declared a national hero, while in 1999 a cenotaph monument was installed in his memory at the national shrine.

It was allegedly claimed that he was kidnapped by the Selous Scouts who later killed him and deposited his body in a disused mine shaft. It was also rumoured that these Scouts were working in cohorts with Muzorewa, while speculation also implicated Nkomo.

Mike Rook, former Quill cIub Vice-Chairman, writes as follows: “I recall as if it was yesterday entering the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Harare on a balmy Wednesday evening 15 October 1975. I was heading for the Quill Club situated on the hotel’s first floor. On the landing halfway up the staircase, I bumped into advocate Edson Sithole, who was accompanied by his secretary Miriam Mhlanga. We exchanged greetings.”

Only a few months earlier, he had attended the Victoria Falls talks as a member of Bishop Muzorewa’s African National Council’s negotiating team. The talks were part of the “détente” policy instigated by South Africa’s Prime Minister B J Vorster, aimed at forcing Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith to talk with the Frontline States and all of the warring nationalist parties.

Rook adds, “I remember questioning Sithole as to who was in the club. He replied that there was only a ‘spook.’ The word ‘spook’ was used to describe a Central Intelligence Operative. That was my last conversation with him. Minutes later, he was abducted with his secretary as he exited the hotel. He was never seen again.

“As I entered the Quill, there was just one person facing the bar and whispering down the telephone. As he heard me enter, he abruptly finished the conversation and turned around. The face and benign smile were very familiar, it was Special Branch officer Pat Keyser.”

On the day that he disappeared, Dr Sithole missed two court cases where he was supposed to represent clients at two different courts.

Despite his nationalist activities, Dr Sithole would always find time for his legal practice and he was in demand to represent Africans charged with all sorts of crimes on account of their political activity.

Phyllis Johnson, in her book, ‘The Struggle for Zimbabwe’, states that: “Evidence still secret, to be produced at such time as a public hearing is held, suggests that his (Dr Edson Sithole’s) body and that of a white priest may be found at the bottom of a disused mineshaft”.

After independence, reports suggested that his body was to be found at what used to be the Warren Park dumping area near the Heroes Acre.  Other reports suggest that Dr Sithole’s body was put in acid, while yet other reports suggest that his remains may be found at Robin Island in South Africa.

Dr Sithole’s files were also reported to have been taken to South Africa so as to hide evidence.

The question that is at the uppermost of everyone’s mind is, did Smith and Nkomo or Smith and Muzorewa cut a deal to get rid of this “troublesome nationalist”?

The truth is nobody knows; those who know have not come forward for various reasons and also because the previous administrations of Muzorewa and former President Robert Mugabe did not put in place a public hearing framework where evidence and testimonies about the disappearance of the veteran nationalist and barrister could be heard. The obvious challenge now is that many who knew may have passed on.

That notwithstanding, it is befitting of the sacrifice that Dr Edson Sithole made to the liberation of this country, that the new administration of the Second Republic generate enough political will to put in place a public hearing framework so that the remains of this selfless son of the soil, among others, are found and given a decent burial at the national shrine, with full military honours as befitting a departed national hero, which has not been done for him to date, 43 years on.

Isaya Muriwo Sithole is a legal practitioner practising in Harare and is a co-founder and executive director of the Dr Edson F.C Sithole Foundation. Feedback: isayamsithole@gmail.com

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visit Chez Ntemba in Lusaka you will find nice guys there but be kind of discrete as possible
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I will be traveling to Zambia for the first time in January 2014. Looking for a young man to join me as a research assistant and companion. Please contact me at silverspringbonedaddy@gmail.com for details.
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          ProFlight Zambia adds Livingstone – Kalabo route from Jan 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

ProFlight Zambia from January 2019 plans to offer Livingstone – Kalabo service, opened for reservation on the airline’s website. Also filed in the OAG, the airline’s schedule shows 2 weekly flights from 02JAN19, operated by 12-seater Cessna C208 aircraft.

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          360 Biz – Failing your Way to Success      Cache   Translate Page      
Joining Teboho Mafodi in studio this week are two entrepreneurs who are running successful businesses, but who also know the frustration of failing all too well. Ego Iwegbu is an entrepreneur and author who runs a highly successful nail boutique and cosmetic range. Maite Motsepe-Maponya is an artist and the owner of an African inspired home décor company. They discuss some of the lessons you can learn from failing, and how best to get back up. Legendary entrepreneur Reabetswe Motsepe, and pastor and entrepreneur Bruce Msidi (who is visiting SA from Zambia) also join the show.
           Maintain Tazara Spirit, Urges Envoy      Cache   Translate Page      
[Daily News] CHINESE Ambassador to Tanzania Wang Ke has called on the need to carry forward Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA) spirit for the future generations to promote wildlife protection and tourism along the railway line.
          QTV Zambia: (Eutelsat 8 West B)      Cache   Translate Page      

QTV Zambia: (Eutelsat 8 West B 8.0W, 2018-11-07 07:48)

          Homem é seqüestrado e estuprado por 3 garotas prostitutas durante 9 dias      Cache   Translate Page      
Homem é sequestrado e estuprado por 3 garotas durante 9 dias
De acordo com a fonte, colegas e parentes foram até a casa das prostitutas.Um conselheiro psicossocial foi sequestrado e vítima de violência sexual na cidade de Chelston, na Zâmbia, país da África austral. A vítima, que não teve seu nome e idade revelados pelas autoridades locais, foi sequestrado e estuprado por três garotas de programas durante nove dias. Uma fonte próxima da vítima informou para o portal de notícias Zambian Watch, que os parentes e colegas de trabalho ficaram preocupados quando a vítima teria faltado no trabalho por mais de uma semana.
“Decidimos começar a procurá-lo porque ficamos preocupados depois de perceber que nosso colega estava ausente do trabalho há mais de uma semana. Fomos até um pequeno mercado onde ele frequentava. A sua mãe veio da cidade de Chongwe para acompanhar. Depois de ouvir que seu filho tinha desaparecido, as pessoas no mercado nos disseram que o tinham visto pela última vez com as três prostitutas”, disse a fonte, sob condição de ficar em anonimato.
De acordo com a fonte, colegas e parentes foram até a casa das prostitutas. Já na residência, uma das acusadas teria mentido, relatando que nem elas e nem as suas amigas teriam visto a vítima. Diante a situação, eles foram até a polícia de Chelston, onde registraram uma ocorrência.
Ainda de acordo com a fonte, quando eles retornaram à casa das garotas de programas, desta vez outra mulher saiu e disse que estava como o conselheiro dentro da residência.
A polícia foi acionada. Quando os policiais chegaram ao local informado, às três garotas foram presas e encaminhadas para delegacia da cidade, por volta das 16 horas de terça-feira. De acordo com o portal de notícias Zambian Watch, às acusadas estavam mantendo relações sexuais com a vítima dia e noite durante os nove dias que ficou na residência.
Segundo fontes da Delegacia de Polícia de Chelston, duas prostitutas foram liberadas na quarta-feira, pois as relataram em seus depoimentos que a vítima tinha se oferecido para ser sequestrado por elas. O caso está sendo investigado pela polícia da cidade.
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          Court orders mediation in Maureen Mwanawasa’s K6.7 million debt      Cache   Translate Page      
564 ViewsThe Lusaka high court has ordered that the case in which Former first Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has been sued by Finance Bank Zambia Limited be settled through mediation. In this case, the former first lady had been sued by the Bank demanding payment of over K6.7 million which she obtained under a facility agreement […]
          Lafarge boosts Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Big Build’ project with 1000 bags of cement      Cache   Translate Page      
183 ViewsLafarge Zambia has donated 1,000 bags of cement to Habitat for Humanity Zambia for the construction of decent housing for the less fortunate in the country. Lafarge Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Bouckaert, presented the donation at a handover ceremony held at Habitat for Humanity Zambia offices today. In his remarks, Bouckaert noted that […]
          ZANACO signs bancassurance agreement with Prudential Life Assurance      Cache   Translate Page      
209 ViewsZanaco and Prudential Life Assurance Zambia have signed a long-term bancassurance partnership that will enable the two companies to collaborate in developing and distributing insurance solutions to customers through Zanaco’s extensive distribution network. This strategic partnership aims at maximising benefits for Zanaco’s more than 1.2 million customers in its 69 branches across the country […]
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          Generation Z      Cache   Translate Page      

The photographic series Generation Z documents the changing urban experience in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.

Generation Z combines the acknowledgement of Hacker’s own European visual heritage with the experience of extended stays in Lusaka. She asks viewers to contemplate …

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          YANGA YAFANYIWA UMAFIA WA KIBABE      Cache   Translate Page      

Wakati zikiwa zimesalia siku kadhaa kuelekea kufunguliwa kwa dirisha la usajili katika Ligi Kuu Bara, uongozi wa timu ya Azam FC upo katika hatua za mwisho za mazungumzo na mchezaji wa zamani wa Yanga Obrey Chirwa ambaye aliondoka na kwenda Misri kuchezea timu ya Isimailia, huenda akasijiliwa na Azam dirisha dogo.

Imeelezwa kuwa Chirwa amevunja mkataba wake na timu hiyo baada ya kutokulipwa stahiki zake na taarifa za kuaminika zikadai kwamba amerejea ili kujiunga na Yanga ila baada ya kocha Mkuu wa, Yanga Mwinyi Zahera kumgomea ndipo Kocha wa Azam, Hans Pluijm akapendekeza asajiliwe.

“Kocha Pluijm amemtaka awe ndani ya timu kutokana na uwezo, wake hivyo kama atapitishwa anaweza kutangazwa muda wowote kuanzia sasa, pia ni rafiki mkubwa wa Donald Ngoma ambaye naye ni raia wa Zambia hivyo kuna jambo linaendelea,”  kilieleza chanzo.

Meneja wa Azam, Philip Alando, alisema kuwa uongozi utatoa taarifa kuhusu masuala ya usajili muda ukifika kwa kuwa timu ina mipango mingi hasa katika kuimarisha kikosi.

Hapo awali ilielezwa kuwa klabu yake ya zamani, Yanga ilikuwa kwenye harakati za kumrejesha lakini Azam wamefanikiwa kuwapiga kete mabingwa hao wa kihistoria.


          Orlando Pirates Climb Premiership Table      Cache   Translate Page      
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Orlando Pirates went two points clear at the top of the Premiership table after recording a 2-1 win over Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday.


Match summary

Milutin Sredojevic's side were fortunate to go into the break at level pegging after making a slow start in Limpopo, but second-half goals from Marcelo and Justin Shonga extended their unbeaten run in the league to eight games.

Late pressure from Rise and Shine resulted in a goal for Ayanda Nkili, but Pirates held on to leapfrog Bidvest Wits into top spot.

WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS >> SUPERSPORT

Full report

Polokwane made the better start and Rodney Ramagalela tested Jackson Mabokgwane after just two minutes with a left-footed shot from 22 yards out on the right.

They continued to put Orlando Pirates under early pressure and a free-kick from the right led to another save from Mabokgwane on 13 minutes after the ball bounced around in the six-yard box.

Nkili wasn't able to hit the target with a header at the back post from a free-kick on the left in the 26th minute, while Bongile Booi couldn't get enough curl on his left-footed shot from outside the area on the right moments later.

Ramagalela then drew a routine save out of Mabokgwane on the half-hour mark with a header from 14 yards out after getting on the end of Vusimuzi Mngomezulu's cross on the left.

But the Buccaneers managed to get a foothold in the game and finished the half strongly, with Shonga curling an effort wide of the left post from Asavela Mbekile's cutback on the right in the 34th minute.

The Zambian forward went close again a minute later with a dipping strike from 22 yards out that just cleared the crossbar, before George Chigova comfortably claimed his looping header on 37 minutes.

Shonga failed to test Chigova with his next chance two minutes before half-time as he sliced a volley high and wide of the near post from just inside the area on the left.

Pirates were indebted to Mabokgwane for keeping them in the game on 49 minutes with a superb one-handed save to tip Mngomezulu's swerving strike around the right post.

It proved crucial as the Soweto giants broke the deadlock 10 minutes later. Chigova did well to get a glove onto Marshall Munetsi's volley, but Marcelo was on hand to head home the rebound from close range.

A swift counter-attack from the visitors on 61 minutes presented Thembinkosi Lorch with a great chance to double their lead after he was played in by Thabiso Kutumela, but Chigova turned his shot wide of the right post.

However, the second goal wasn't long in coming as Shonga caught out Chigova at his near post with a low free-kick from 20 yards out on the right in the 66th minute.

The hosts looked to stage a late fightback and Sibusiso Mbonani threatened with a header at the near post that flashed across the face of goal from a 79th-minute corner, before Puleng Tlolane drew a smart save out of Mabokgwane with a strike from 19 yards out after Munetsi presented the ball straight to him on 88 minutes.

Mbonani glanced a header wide of the left post from the resulting corner in a carbon copy of his previous attempt, but Rise and Shine finally got their reward at the death when Mabokgwane could only get fingertips on Nkili's powerful header which went in off the bar.

Final Score: Polokwane 1 - 2 Orlando Pirates


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          Qatar Airways hosts tours on board the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital in Doha      Cache   Translate Page      

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, in collaboration with Qatar Airways, is hosting public and private tours inside the one-of-a-kind aircraft, as well as holding on board workshops, including Nursing and Ophthalmology sessions, in support of Doha Healthcare Week and to celebrate the Qatar Creating Vision Initiative, funded by the Qatar Fund for Development and led by Orbis.   

The Flying Eye Hospital, operated by global eye health charity Orbis, is a fully-equipped MD-10 cargo aircraft with state-of-the-art medical equipment, an operating theatre and a classroom, making it a truly unique teaching facility. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital has supported the Qatar Creating Vision initiative in Bangladesh at the end of last year. Since July 2016, 4.2 million screenings for children have been conducted across India and Bangladesh and more than 56,000 training sessions have been provided for medical professionals as well as teachers and community workers. Together, Orbis and the Qatar Fund for Development are on track to deliver an impressive 5.6 million eye care treatments to children across India and Bangladesh by mid-2020.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is Orbis’ highly commendable initiative that makes us proud supporters of the global eye health charity. Since 2012, we have worked hand in hand with the Flying Eye Hospital to expand its reach and help prevent avoidable blindness around the world. We are delighted to have this unique aircraft back in Doha as part of Doha Healthcare Week and we are positive that local guests will be fascinated by the facility while touring the aircraft.”

Orbis UK Chief Executive, Mrs. Rebecca Cronin, said: “Through the Qatar Fund for Development we have been able to reach millions of children across India and Bangladesh. There are 473,000 children who are blind across the two countries, and 50 per cent of cases are avoidable. Qatar Airways' support of Orbis has been long standing, and we are immensely grateful and proud of the partnership. We would like to say thank you for welcoming Orbis and the Flying Eye Hospital so warmly and providing us with a platform to celebrate Qatari generosity.”

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Qatar Airways has been a proud supporter of Orbis since 2012. The multiple award-winning airline officially renewed its sponsorship with the global eye health charity in 2017 as the Official Airline Partner of Orbis UK for three years. Every year, the aircraft visits countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, partnering with local hospitals to deliver specialist training through its team of world-class medical volunteers, carry out treatments, and raise vital awareness about the importance of eye health. Since 1982 Orbis has been working to prevent avoidable blindness in areas of need. Working with a global team of volunteers and the world’s leading ophthalmic medical experts, each year Orbis delivers between four to eight training programmes on board the Flying Eye Hospital. It also runs long-term programmes in 18 countries, including Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India and Zambia, among others.

Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of upcoming new global destinations, including the announcement that it will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg. Other exciting new destinations to be launched by the airline include  Gothenburg, Sweden; Mombasa, Kenya and Da Nang, Vietnam.

To find out more about Qatar Creating Vision, visit www.qatarcreatingvision.org

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          Concern over China's role in Africa 'hullabaloo,' says AfDB Head - Fin24      Cache   Translate Page      

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Concern over China's role in Africa 'hullabaloo,' says AfDB Head
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In 2015, Africa received $12bn in loans from China compared with $100m in 2000. Still, critics have warned against African countries - like Zambia - becoming over-indebted or swapping future output of commodities in exchange for funds on overly ...
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          Worsening water risks on Kafue river could undermine Zambia's development      Cache   Translate Page      

Faced with soaring demand for water as well as the impact of climate change, the lower Kafue river's has reached its maximum water allocation and urgent action is needed to ensure a sustainable future for the river and all the communities and companies that depend on it, says a new report from WWF in collaboration with Zambian Breweries. - - The ' Water Situational Analysis of the Lower Kafue Basin ' highlights the pivotal role the river plays, providing up to 50 per cent of Zambia's elec...

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