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  • IPU to send observer to De Lima trial

    October 20, 2017 4:45 PM 76

    MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is sending an observer to monitor the trial of detained Sen. Leila de Lima as soon as it commences. This was part of the recommendations made by a delegation of the IPU’s human rights committee, which visited the country recently to check on the status of De Lima and the extrajudicial killings

  • Ethiopia aids Somalia with medical supplies after Djibouti, Kenya lead

    October 20, 2017 1:42 PM 54

    Ethiopia has joined the number of countries helping neighbouring Somalia with medical aid in the wake of the Mogadishu bomb attack that claimed hundreds of lives. The Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia, Jamaludin Mustafa handed over the 8 tonnes of medical consignment to Somalia’s Health Minister Fawziya Abikar in Mogadishu today, local media sources have reported

  • Inter Parliamentary Union calls for end of intolerance

    October 20, 2017 10:36 AM 54

    CONFLICT|LEADERSHIP MEMBERS of Parliament have called for an end to intolerance, mistrust and violence and instead advocated for accountability and respect for human rights and the rule of law. In a declaration the law makers called for transparency, accountability and respect for human rights and the rule of law to serve as the basis for building sustainable

  • World parliaments union forced to drop gay debate

    October 20, 2017 9:30 AM 65

    St. Petersburg, Russia | GODFREY SSALI | The Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) has been forced to drop a proposal to debate an item on the rights of homosexuals over objections from the mainly Muslims and African members. The proposal moved by the IPU Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights was meant for consideration during the next Assembly

  • E.P.A. Scrubs Climate Change Website of ‘Climate Change’

    October 20, 2017 9:01 AM 45

    In the interim, a notice said “this page is being updated” and added that the site would be changed to reflect the agency’s priorities under the Trump administration. When material was restored with changes in late July, the report said, the site had been cut from 380 pages to about 175. “I think it’s very alarming” said Adam Parris, who leads the Science

  • MPs take govt to task over fuel pricing

    October 20, 2017 2:42 AM 38

    MPs have taken government to task over its fuel pricing policy following revelations that the country’s petrol and diesel is the most expensive in the region. Hurungwe Central MP Godfrey Beremauro (Zanu PF) on Wednesday quizzed Energy deputy minister Tsitsi Muzenda on why Zimbabwe’s fuel was way more expensive compared to neighbouring countries like Zambia

  • MPs urge Govt reduce fuel prices

    October 20, 2017 2:42 AM 50

    Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, legislators attributed the high prices of fuel to exorbitant taxes, which affect the cost of other commodities and increase the cost of living. Hurungwe Central MP, Godfrey Beremauro, said Zimbabwe’s fuel was expensive compared to neighbouring countries such as Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. Buhera South MP Cde Joseph

  • Top Tsvangirai aide dies

    October 19, 2017 6:51 PM 37

    A top aide of Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died this morning. Abisha Nyanguwo, who was Tsvangirai’s Chief of Staff at one point and was currently the party’s director of policy died at Parirenyatwa after a short illness. Nyanguwo was a veteran trade unionist at one time was the coordinator of Southern Africa Trade Union

  • Botswana: Administration of Justice Perfects Strategy

    October 19, 2017 11:46 AM 44

    Gaborone — The judiciary, as another arm of government, is a key stakeholder in the realisation and attainment of the national goals. Welcoming participants at the start of a three-day workshop on Tuesday to formulate the development strategy of the Administration Of Justice (AOJ), Justice Michael Leburu of the Lobatse High Court explained that the Administration

  • Moscow: Singer Phy to represent Kenya at the world youth festival in Russia

    October 18, 2017 10:47 AM 33

    Echoing Phy’s words, dreams do come true. In a heartwarming message she revealed how she dreamt of performing internationally but soon realized she could have asked for too much. Turns out God did hear and just because He took time to answer, it wasn’t a no but a resounding yes. To represent Kenya, accompanied with her band Phy will perform in one of the biggest