News in Brief 3 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Refugee agency seeks detail on “return” of Myanmar displaced

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No one country can resolve global challenges single-handedly, Zambia stresses at UN Assembly

Reaffirming Zambia’s commitment to international cooperation to address the challenges facing the planet, the country’s President today called on world leaders to come together and act boldly for the sake of the shared future.

News in Brief 12 May 2017 (PM)

Ebola case confirmed in DRC, nine others suspected

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Twelve countries report decrease in child refugee detentions

The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R

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Football “common denominator” for peace in Africa

One of the most celebrated African footballers of all time says that football can be the “common denominator” for peace on the continent and further afield.

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Africa looking for self-funding blueprint

Africa should be looking at finding a blueprint to become economically independent and to be able to fund its own development projects; that’s according to the Deputy Minister of Finance of Zambia.

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Landlocked countries aim to boost economic competitiveness

Developing countries which are also landlocked are looking at ways of boosting their economic and trade competitiveness.

The countries known as LLDCs are meeting in Livingstone, Zambia this week to discuss the Vienna Programme of Action.

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Ban congratulates people, Government of Zambia for 'peaceful' election

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Zambia for the peaceful conduct of their recent presidential election, according to a United Nations spokesperson.

“Careless statements” result in persecution of LGBTI in Zambia

Careless public statements based on ignorance made in Zambia for political gain, result in violent persecution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex or LGBTI community, according to a Zambian activist.

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Ban pays tribute to late Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to Zambia’s late President Michael Chilufya Sata, praising his vision for the country and commitment to addressing the needs of Zambia’s poor.