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Zambia’s Acting Minister of Foriegn Affairs, Mulambo Haimbe, during the 2024 Zambia-European Union (EU) Partnership Dialogue, held in Lusaka on Tuesday, emphasized commitment to an inclusive society in which the civil rights of all Zambians were guaranteed.

Haimbe cited the various recent by-elections that had been held around the country at various levels as proof of Hakainde Hichilema’s government’s drive to deepen democratic roots in the Southern African country.

“Furthermore, you will recall that in December 2022, President Hakainde Hichilema signed into law legislation to abolish the death penalty,” the minister stated.

He stated that Zambia had now joined more than 107 nations in showcasing its dedication to protecting human rights and life.

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Video: Ghanian lawmaker Ablakwa wants national attention on language preservation

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In this video, Ghanaian parliamentarian, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, argues that issues around the preservation of language and local dialects must be treated as urgent national attention that must be escalated to the highest level by all arms of government and agencies.

“Language is so important, that is what represents our heritage, culture, and tradition. if the language goes extinct, the people are gone, their culture is gone, and their heritage is gone,” Ablakwa said.

The former Deputy Minister for Education and Information also decried the lack of personnel to impact linguistic knowledge at various levels of education.

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Video: Sports minister vows support for Nigeria’s Iwobi against cyberbullying

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As reactions continue to trail Nigeria’s loss in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to host country, Cote d’Ivoire, on Sunday, Nigerian sports minister, John Eno, has met Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, to express solidarity after a series of online abuses targeted at the player.

Iwobi has been the subject of cyberbullying over perceived underperformance against the Ivorians on Sunday. He revealed in the video that he had to take himself off social media to get over the attacks.

“I am aware of something that is going on on social media. As a ministry, we are going to make a statement against this kind of bullying, not just about you but about all our sportsmen. We are very concerned about how our sportsmen are treated,” Eno said.

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