Africa & World

  • Kenyan athlete Tirop found dead, husband goes missing

    KENYAN athlete and world record holder Agnes Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home in the western town of Iten, with police treating her husband as a suspect. The two-time World Athletics Championships bronze medallist, who finished fourth in the Olympic 5,000m final two months ago, was 25. Last month, Tirop set the world record for a…

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  • Hichilema fires Cabinet Secretary, dissolves 5 parastatal boards

    ZAMBIAN President Hakainde Hichilema has, with immediate effect, dismissed the secretary to the cabinet Simon Miti and dissolved boards of ZESCO Limited, Zambia Railways, Indeni Petroleum Refinery Company, and ZAMTEL. According to the press statement issued to the media Tuesday evening by the Lusaka State House, Hichilema has since appointed the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Administration Patrick Kangwa…

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  • Hakainde fires Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) boss

    ZAMBIA’S President Hakainde Hichilema has dismissed Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda with immediate effect. In a statement released to the media by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya, President Hichilema has relieved Mr Chanda of his duties in the exercise of his powers in accordance with the Laws of Zambia. The president has…

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