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$11 million go missing in Gambia after Jammeh flies into exile

$11 million go missing in Gambia after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has alleged. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury cars and other items were reportedly loaded on to a Chadian cargo plane as […]

Zambia launches fund to boost non-traditional exports

Zambia has today launched a fund aimed at unlocking the potential of non-traditional exports. The Zambia Export Development Fund (ZE-DEF), to run from 2017 to 2021, is being financed by the European Union (EU) at a cost of 7.6 million Zambian Kwacha (about 760,000 U.S. dollars), the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has said in a […]

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Zambia to undertake study on cost of production electricity

ERB has shortlisted five international bidders to conduct research on production and cost of electricity as the country tries to move to cost-reflective tariffs in order to attract private investment. It is expected that the winner of the bid will undertake the study within a 12-month period. The the project is being undertaken with the […]

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Congratulations to the people of Gambia

Statement from Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, on the outcome of the recent Presidential elections in The Gambia. We congratulate the Gambian people for the successful conclusion of a difficult electoral process and we salute the peaceful manner in which a potentially explosive situation has been resolved. We commend the efforts of […]

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Members of Parliament (MP) endorsing Lungu’s third term bid are useless puppets, opposition UPND has charged. The UPND said this in a statement made available to Zambian Eye. 23rd January 2017 PRESS STATEMENT ALL MPs THAT ARE BUSY ENDORSING EDGAR LUNGU FOR 2021 ARE USELESS PUPPETS It’s barely 7 months when the disputed elections of […]

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The Zambia Under-20 national football team failed to train this morning because of heavy rains. Sunset stadium, the venue that the team has been using was water logged forcing the technical bench to cancel the program. Coach, Beston Chambeshi has described the situation as a minor setback to his training program. Chambeshi also says the […]

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Setting the Obama record straight: The President that never impressed

By Mainda Simaata As a policy, I usually refrain from interfering on sovereign affairs, but it seems Zambians are lost on Obama…On many counts!!! First off, those who think Obama is black obviously never knew his mother; that or they missed classes on genetics in G12 biology! And that is where the obamists miss it […]

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Gambia crisis: Senegal troops enter to back new president

Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes shortly after Mr Barrow took the oath of office at The Gambia’s embassy in the capital of Senegal. He has been recognised internationally. But strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to […]

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Constitution Court petitioned over Lungu’s 2021 bide

Four Opposition political party leaders have petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking a declaration that President Edgar Lungu Is eligible to contest the 2021 Presidential election. The four are Danny Pule of the Christian Democratic Party, Wright Musona of Zambia Republican Party, Peter Chanda of New Congress Party and Robert Mwanza from the Citizens Democratic Party. […]

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Parliament extends Gambia’s defeated President

The Gambia’s parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh’s term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days. It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state. The BBC reports that regional leaders have threatened to use military force to […]

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