Burundi’s President Urges End to Protest, Coup Leader At Large

first_imgBurundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s spokesman said he had returned to the capital on Friday after a failed coup but that the general behind it had not been arrested as he had reported earlier, adding to confusion after three days of turmoil.In an address on the small east African country’s state radio, Nkurunziza urged an end to weeks of demonstrations over his quest for a third term in office.“There is peace in the whole country, including in the capital city where the coup-makers were operating,” he said after a day of clashes in which at least a dozen people were killed.“Whoever wants to bring trouble in the country will not go far.”Nkurunziza’s spokesman said earlier that Burundian forces had arrested General Godefroid Niyombare, who had announced the president’s ouster on Wednesday while he was abroad.Niyombare “has not been arrested”, presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho told Reuters later. He said the source of his earlier statement had corrected the information.Burundi was plunged into deep crisis after Nkurunziza announced he was running for another five-year term, with clashes between police and protesters stirring memories of an ethnically driven civil war that ended just a decade ago.Opponents say his decision violates the constitution and a deal to end the war that pitted rebel groups of the majority Hutu population, including one led by Nkurunziza, against the army which was then commanded by minority Tutsis.The army is now mixed and has absorbed rival factions, but the coup attempt exposed alarming divisions.Troops loyal to Nkurunziza had largely calmed the streets on Friday after frequent gunfire on Thursday.But activists called for more rallies against the president, while some Bujumbura residents said police told them they would be fired upon at if they did demonstrate.last_img read more

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This South African court is prosecuting Rhino poachers

first_imgSouth African court issues arrest warrant for President Bashir South African doll entrepreneur South Africa’s justice system is coming down hard on convicted rhino poachers, by imposing harsh sentences. So far, 450 Rhino’s have reportedly been killed by poachers, between January and May this year.The Skukuza court located within the Kruger National Park, sits for just one day a week. But almost every single case heard by the court, has something to do with rhino poaching, CCTV’s Travers Andrews reports Related South African court rules against multi-billion nuclear power dealslast_img read more

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New sex abuse allegations in Central African Republic

first_imgHollande in Central African Republic Central African Republic Child Abuse Claims The U.N. peacekeeping chief on Friday confirmed a new allegation of sexual abuse by a peacekeeper in Central African Republic, the conflict-ripped country where the United Nations is already investigating 15 other cases of possible sexual misconduct by U.N. troops and policeUN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have been accused of sexually abusing a young girl, UN officials said on Friday, the latest in a string of allegations of misconduct to hit the troubled mission.UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous described the sexual abuse claims targeting the Minusca force as “catastrophic” after returning from a trip to the Central African Republic.Ladsous declined to give details of the new case, but UN officials said the accusations came to light on Thursday and involved a young girl, who may have been a minor when the abuse took place.It remained unclear where and when the sexual abuse is alleged to have taken place and the nationalities of the troops involved.The latest allegations surfaced just as US President Barack Obama is due to host a summit later this month on peacekeeping aimed at broadening support from developed countries, mostly in Europe, to UN peace missions.The Minusca mission has been hit with 15 cases of alleged sexual abuse including nine that involved underage victims as young as 11.Three new cases of rape allegedly committed by troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo came to light at the end of August, prompting Kinshasa to open an investigation.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last month took the unprecedented step of firing mission chief Babacar Gaye of Senegal and replaced him with Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon over the wave of accusations.Ban has described sexual abuse in peacekeeping as a “cancer in our system.”Under UN rules, it is up to member states to investigate and prosecute their soldiers who face accusations of misconduct while serving under the UN flag.–AFPRelatedcenter_img African Union re-admits Central African Republiclast_img read more

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Rwandan diplomat expelled from Burundi

first_imgBurundi President Pierre Nkurunziza(L) and Rwanda President Paul Kagame Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza(L) and his Rwandan counterpart President Paul KagameBurundi has expelled a Rwandan diplomat, Desire Nyaruhirira, whom it accuses of destabilising the country.He had been a top adviser at the Rwandan embassy in Burundi for many years.The expulsion comes amid worsening relations between the East African neighbours.Last week, Burundi accused Rwanda of training rebels seeking to destabilise the country, allegations it denies.Government spokesperson Phillipe Nzobonariba said the expulsion was most likely due to the diplomat’s alleged contacts “with putschists hosted in Rwanda”.“It is not a problem with a country but a problem with an individual since he is reported to be in permanent contact with coup plotters,” he said.Rwanda has not commented on the expulsion.last_img read more

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Zambia cancels weekend football as dedication to national prayers

first_imgThe football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has postponed all football league fixtures slated for this weekend as part of a national prayer and fasting day.President Edgar Lungu had asked for a day of forgiveness and reconciliation to be observed, as well as prayers to help combat the social and economic problems that have riddled the country.Various forms of entertainment are being discouraged so that people can observe the day, and bar owners have also been asked to close their businesses during this period.FAZ head Kalusha Bwalya has said that this will be a time for all Zambians to rededicate themselves to God and to re-energize their relationship with Him. He urged them to beseech God to take lead in their lives, the game and the country.The games scheduled for this weekend will now be played on Wednesday 21 October.last_img read more

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5 tips From ‘Extreme Chef’ to bring to your own kitchen.

first_img Share Food & DiningLifestyle 5 tips From ‘Extreme Chef’ to bring to your own kitchen. by: – May 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Hold onto your pots and pans, a new cooking show is coming to your TV soon, and it’s going to be extreme — Extreme Chef, to be exact. Premiering June 30 on the Food Network, the new show promises to push chef to their limits though a series of crazy challenges to test their adaptability and artistry … and push everyday cooks like me into a deep depression when looking at the dull dinners we’re cooking on our measly old ranges.But fear not, we don’t have to just watch wistfully from our couches while sneering at our gleaming microwaves, we too can be extreme chefs without traipsing all over the world. Here are five ways you can be your own extreme chef to keep mealtime more interesting and challenge yourself just like they do on TV.1. They will skin bears and rattlesnakes before cooking them, you can learn to cut up a whole chicken. Sure, buying individual pieces is easier, but it’s cheaper to buy a whole chicken usually, and you’ll be challenged to find uses for each of the parts. Buffalo wings, anyone?2. They will cook a meal on a deserted island, you can cook for weeks on end based only on what’s currently in your house. Dig into the back of those cupboards, clean out that freezer, you’ll be amazed at what you can come up with without buying a single extra ingredient.3. They will swim across rivers to get ingredients, you can explore local markets you may have never ventured into before. Check out the Asian market or you local Middle Eastern vendor and explore a whole host of ingredients that exist beyond your local supermarket shelves.4. They will be challenged to cook for a block party in torrential rain, you can use your grill more. Don’t let a little rain, snow, or heat keep you cooking inside. Brave the elements. 5. They promise to cook meals with a car engine as a makeshift stove, you … can feel free to head out to your driveway and try it yourself.Sure you may not win the $10,000 prize (that’s it?), but you will have pushed your own boundaries and hopefully come up with some creative and tasty new cuisine along the way.by The_Stirlast_img read more

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Delta Launches New Caribbean Flights

first_img Share Tweet Share BusinessLifestyleTravel Delta Launches New Caribbean Flights by: Carib Journal – December 10, 2014 Sharing is caring!center_img 435 Views   no discussions Share Barbados (CJ Photo)Delta Airlines is ramping up its service to Barbados.The carrier officially launched new nonstop flights to the island last week from both New York and Atlanta.The flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays out of New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.All of the flights will be operated on Boeing 737 aircrafts with a total seating capacity of 160, including 16 seats in business class.The New York flights leave at 8:45 AM and arrive in Barbados at around 2:38 PM, with a return flight departing at 5:05 PM and arriving at 9:08 PM.The Atlanta flights leave at 10:30 AM, arriving in Barbados at 4:04 PM, with return flights leaving at 3:35 PM and arriving in Atlanta around 7:46 PM.As other carriers like American Airlines and JetBlue have been increasing their service to the Caribbean, Delta has followed suit, with a series of new flights added in the last year, including a new flight set to launch to St Lucia later this month.last_img read more

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Police officers performance in 2011 satisfactory

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Police officers performance in 2011 satisfactory by: – December 28, 2011 Share Police Chief Cyril Carette. Police Chief Cyril Carrette has described the performance of police officers within the rank of the Dominica Police Force as “satisfactory” for 2011.The Chief who addressed a press briefing last week noted the public’s cooperation in assisting them to solve crimes. “I would say that they have performed creditably, I know that the police are working diligently to ensure that all reported crimes are solved and we have been getting a reasonable level of cooperation from the public. I know that they have performed satisfactorily but I would not grade them. When you give people A and A+ and those things it leaves little room for improvement but I believe that there is always room for improvement.” According to Mr Carette, his officers have made “major breakthroughs” in the drug trade and solving of murder crimes.“We’ve got five murders and all those murders have been solved, we’ve had persons charged for those murders. What I can tell you again is we have disrupted major drug trafficking operations in Dominica so we know that there were significant losses by those persons who are trafficking drugs in and around Dominica. The Customs has seized quite a bit of money, different currencies based on the collaboration with the Customs and the police.”The Chief also credited police officers for putting a “dent” in the “Gold for cash” program which contributed to several incidents of theft.“We also ensured that there was a reduction in the “Gold for cash” program going around Dominica and we decided to put a hold on this “Gold for cash” and we have seen a significant reduction in Venezuelans coming around Dominica to buy gold from persons and you would as I would know that most of the gold they bought from persons were stolen property and most persons could not identify the property because they were so seriously damaged but we have put a dent in them preventing them from doing that type of activity in Dominica.”Although the police reportedly made major breakthroughs in 2011, there are two investigations which are “still ongoing” from 2010. Omara Smalls AKA Mwanga Freeman was fatally shot on 15th September, 2011 on High Street and an early Christmas morning fire caused severe damage to the residence of former magistrate G.O.N Emanuel have not yet been solved and are still under investigations. In related news, Mr. Carette also reported that the department’s goal for 2012 will be to build upon human capacity to deal with cyber crimes and protecting the country’s borders.“In 2012, what we want to do is build our human capacity. We are going to be delving more into cyber crimes because as you would know cyber crime is becoming a major problem worldwide now and I would expect the legislators to ensure that they put proper legislation in place to support law enforcement efforts. We are also going to improve our Border Management Control system because you know that we have machine-readable passports which can be read in other countries and not here. So we are going to ensure that we take measures to have the Border Management Control system be put in place to ensure that we protect our borders,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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UWI to launch Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas

first_imgEducationNewsRegionalTertiary UWI to launch Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas by: – June 21, 2012 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) will unveil the Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas on Monday. The Atlas, which arose from the need for reliable data to enhance decision-making to reduce the serious economic and social impacts caused by natural hazards in the region, is being branded as a paradigm shift in the development of comprehensive risk management strategies in the Caribbean. According to vice chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris, UWI is very honoured to be at the forefront of this initiative. “The UWI has once again raised the bar for Caribbean integration. Under the management of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) and the technical expertise of the Seismic Research Centre in St Augustine, and the Mona GeoInformatix Institute, the Caribbean can now benefit from cutting edge technology, providing up-to-date and verified data available for the analysis and management of natural hazards in the region,” commented Harris.“As the UWI continues to connect the Caribbean, this analytical tool is proof of the structured manner in which the UWI is positioning itself as a premier applied learning institution to be the repository of knowledge to inform policy and planning for growth and development, locally and internationally,” Harris concluded.This Atlas, the major output of the disaster vulnerability and risk assessment mapping for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, is funded by the World Bank to the amount of US$510,000 through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.“Additionally, the regional risk atlas contains spatial data on risk from floods and earthquakes for three Caribbean countries namely: Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada. Another significant feature of the Atlas, is that it will be available free of cost to most users,” said Dr David Smith, co-ordinator of the ISD and principal investigator for the Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas Project.Scores of persons from across the Caribbean from the highest levels of the University, risk managers, GIS specialists and planners as well as government officials and the diplomatic community will witness the demonstration of the Atlas publicly for the first time.The launch of the disaster atlas precedes training on June 27 and 28 in Ocho Rios for experts in the sector. A symposium culminates these activities and will include the presentation of technical papers arising from the two-year investigations that occurred in Jamaica, Grenada and Barbados. Caribbean News Now Share Share 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Rodgers regrets Ndidi’s absence

first_imgLeicester City Manager, Bredan Rodgers, has confessed that he really missed the absence of Nigeria wonder-kid, Wilfred Ndidi, after their defeat against Southampton on Sunday. Ndidi makes 100 Premier league appearances Leicester slumped to their fifth defeat of the season against Southampton, putting in an underwhelming performance against a side that they had hammered 9-0 back in October. The Foxes’ performance was worrying and starkly exposed Brendan Rodgers’ reliance on the brilliant Wilfred Ndidi. Although Jamie Vardy has stolen most of the headlines, the real epicenter of Leicester’s success this season has been the ever-reliable Ndidi. Operating as a defensive midfielder in Brendan Rodgers’ devastating 4-1-4-1 formation, the 23-year-old has frequently acted as Leicester’s ‘get of jail free card’ for their expansive tactical style. His rangy, almost octopus-like legs, his telepathic reading of the game and his marathon runner levels of stamina, equipping with the attributes to sweep the entire width of the pitch in front of the Foxes defence. The Nigerian’s influence really cannot be overstated. His role is indispensable to the team, helping each one of his teammates perform more effectively. Ndidi’s stoic and energetic defensive performances have allowed full-backs Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira to bomb forward, while also offering James Maddison and Youri Tielemans significant creative freedom in midfield. Thus, when the news broke that Leicester’s talisman would be out until February there was more than a few City fans who were worried. The Foxes’ performance against Aston Villa in midweek did little to arrest these fears. In response to Ndidi’s absence, Rodgers re-jigged the side – fielding a 3-5-2 formation which included a central midfield three of Dennis Praet, Youri Tielemans and Maddison. Both Belgians in this trio had underwhelming games with Tielemans in particular looking completely off the pace – suggesting that the huge amount of games he has been involved in this season are beginning to take their toll on his performances. He was eventually dragged off for Marc Albrighton but it would be Praet’s replacement that changed the game: the often forgotten Hamza Choudhury. Industrious, technical-sound and aggressive, the England Under 21 international helped Leicester take control of the midfield, sparking some muted calls for the player to receive a senior Three Lions call up. Choudhury was a passenger for the majority of the game, dropping far too deep and inviting pressure from the visitors. There were period were he retreated as far as Leicester’s defensive line with Jonny Evans having the urge to the youngster to push up on more than one occasion. Leicester also surrendered possession constantly in one of their least dominant displays of the campaign. Choudhury was partly to blame. The 22-year-old was not proactive enough in creating passing options for his teammates as Ndidi does so effectively and was guilty of overplaying – particularly in the second half. Choudhury’s usual combativeness was also curiously absent from his performance with both Praet and Pereira leading him in possession gained by some distance. The Saints’ performance revealed an issue that Leicester fans have been fearing for a long time. How does this thin squad keep up their Champions League challenge alive in the face of injuries to their star names? Ndidi’s surgery successful, says Rodgers Yes, Choudhury is only 22 and yes, he will improve as he gets more game time over the next several weeks, but he is clearly nowhere near disciplined or talented enough to play Ndidi’s highly specialised role in the 4-1-4-1 system. Rodgers may need to go back to the drawing board tactically because a few more performances like this and Leicester’s comfortable lead over fifth place is going to disappear at an alarming rate. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Despite playing just 45 minutes, Hamza Choudhury won more tackles vs. Aston Villa (3/3) than any other Leicester City midfielder. Rodgers would admit after the game that he had made a mistake in not trusted the Foxes youth academy graduate to fulfill Ndidi’s role in the 4-1-4-1, an error that he responded to by starting him in Leicester’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton this afternoon. Loading… Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Existlast_img read more

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