Business & Finance

Zimbabwe Welcomes Removal of Its Banks from US Sanctions List

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Zimbabwe welcomed the U.S. decision Thursday to remove two of its banks from the sanctions list, saying the move will allow them to easily obtain credit to address the country’s moribund economy. However, the ruling ZANU-PF party is calling for more from the U.S. and other Western countries that imposed the sanctions […]

Governance

Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Resigns

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – The chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah, has resigned just a month before the country conducts fresh elections. Her decision comes after months of protests organized by rights campaigners who accused her of mismanaging last year’s elections. Announcing her resignation on state television Thursday night, Ansah said her decision […]

General

UB Engineers, Designers on Verge of Completing Ventilator Prototyping

A University of Botswana team of engineers and product designers which has been working closely with medical experts on a number of projects as part of the university’s COVID-19 response, is on the verge of breaking through with production of a ventilator. The team is currently busy at work completing its prototyping. Following the World […]

Medical/Health Care

COVID-19: UNDP urges swift action to address violence against women and girls during pandemic

New York — Governments across the world must act urgently to prevent and tackle the rising rates of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis by putting stronger measures in place such as designating shelters and hotlines as emergency services and supporting police and the justice sector during lockdowns, according to the United […]