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Former Zambian minister arrested

Lusaka, May 15 (UNI) Authorities in Zambia have arrested an ex-government minister for "for abuse of authority of office", a statement from Zambian anti-corruption and anti-money laundering agencies said.
A BBC News said Emerine Kabanshi, who was formerly in charge of a community development and social services, has been arrested by a joint team of investigators following concerns on how she spent funds donated by the UK government.
The $3.5m (£2.7m) was intended for poor families as part of Zambia's social cash transfer programme, an initiative to help vulnerable households in extreme poverty.
Ms Kabanshi is accused of collaborating with Zambia postal services to misspend the money on expensive vehicles, prompting the UK, along with Ireland, Sweden and Finland, to freeze aid to Zambia.
President Edgar Lungu sacked Ms Kabanshi last year following the accusations.
She is currently on bail and awaiting a date to appear in court. Ms Kabanshi has declined to comment.
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Colombo, Jul 19 (UNI) A 130 km long railway from Maho to Omanthai in Sri Lanka will be upgraded under Indian concessional financing, making travel between Colombo and Jaffna more comfortable.

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India-Nepal oil pipeline opens next month

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19 Jul 2019 | 5:24 PM

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Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed: UN chief

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19 Jul 2019 | 2:20 PM

United Nations, Jul 19 (UNI) As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

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This little-known inventor has probably saved your life

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Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope that war is ‘nearing the end’

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19 Jul 2019 | 1:16 PM

United Nations, Jul 19 (UNI) With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be “nearing the end of its war.

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