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Mozambique: African Development Bank Group approves $36 million grant for power scheme that includes refugees and internally displaced persons – The Maravi Post

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UN workers deliver relief items to internally displaced people in Corrane Site in Nampula Province.


The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a grant of $36 million to support a power scheme in Mozambique that also covers displaced persons and refugees.

The Mozambique Energy for All Project will increase the number of residential connections to the electricity grid, enhance power exports and improve domestic and regional supply quality. The project, in the northern provinces of Zambézia and Nampula, will be executed in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to include internally displaced persons and the Maratane refugee settlement as part of efforts to bridge the humanitarian-development gap in the southern African country.

The project primarily entails updating and constructing a new national control center to boost power exports by the national electricity utility, Electricidade de Moçambique. Overall, it aims to triple energy exports, incorporating more renewable sources, such as solar and wind, and to attract more investment inflows as domestic power supplies and stability improve. The second component will provide nearly 49,000 new connections.

Cesar Augusto Mba Abogo, the Bank’s Country Manager for Mozambique, said the approval of the project by the Board of Directors was a significant milestone. “The African Development Bank and its partners in the Mozambique Energy for All Project are committed to working collaboratively with the government, local communities and authorities to implement such an important project for the country. This project will contribute to the government’s ambition to provide every Mozambican citizen with electricity by 2030 with particular attention given to residents of Nampula Province, which shelters internally displaced persons who fled militant attacks in northern Cabo Delgado Province as well as refugees from abroad, and this will encourage additional development partners to support the government initiative,” Mba Abogo said.

UNHCR Representative Samuel Chakwera said the project would generate widespread benefits. “Mozambique’s development needs hinge around providing stable electricity for industry while also ensuring the poorest are not left behind,” he said. “Providing affordable electrical connections to displaced persons and refugees, while ensuring that Mozambique’s electrical grid can better support the country and the region’s needs, creates a win-win situation that will improve the lives of forcibly displaced people and the communities that host them,” he added.

The project will also support Mozambique’s membership of the Africa Trade Insurance Agency and improve the financial health of the national electricity utility. The project will be co-financed by the governments of Sweden and Germany through the German development bank KfW.
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Infinix Note 11S & Zero 5G Launch Soon in India Check Price, Specification and Features, Images

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The Hong-Kong based smartphone company, Infinix is all set to appear with two new smartphones in the Indian market soon. There are some expectations that the smartphone company is going to launch two new smartphones in the Indian smartphone market – Infinix Note 11S and there are some speculations that the next 5G smartphone of the company is Zero 5G that will also be launched in the Indian market.

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According to the sources, the Infinix Note 11S has already made its launching in Thailand. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC and the same processors that give power the Note 11 series.

Infinix Note 11S & Zero 5G Launch Soon in India

CEO of Infinix, Anish Kapoor teased the launching of the Note 11S on Twitter. He wrote,” The World is a battlefield, it’s time to #ChooseYourWeapon and own the game! For all the gamers in the house, get ready because there is something special coming soon”. Along with this, he also provided some glimpses of the Infinix Note 11S on Twitter.

Along with the Note 11S, there are some speculations that the Infinix Zero 5G is also ready to launch in India soon. A well-known tipster named Tech Arena24 gave the name on Youtube after spotting the smartphone with model number X61815 and it could be called Infinix Zero 5G.

Some expectations are revealing that the smartphone will have a Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset. So, let’s talk more about that smartphone.

Infinix Note 11S: Specification and Features

As per the sources, the Infinix Note 11S comes with a 6.95-inch IPS LCD display with a high refresh rate of 120Hz and 180Hz touch sampling rate. Along with this, the Infinix Note 11S is also powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC paired that paired with 8GB of RAM and has a storage of 128GB. It runs on an Android 11 with an XOS 10 skin on the top.

With all of this, the smartphone has features of a triple camera including a 50-megapixel, a 2-megapixel, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a punch-hole display on the top of the screen in which, a 16-megapixel camera is fitted.

If we talk about the connectivity option of the smartphone so, it comes with a 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and many more. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor in the smartphone with a microSD card to expand the storage including a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

Infinix Note 11S: Price in India

Well, the Infinix Note 11S has been launched in Thailand at THB 6,999 (roughly Rs. 15,700) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Along with this, the smartphone will available in Haze Green, Symphony Cyan, and Mithril Gray option.



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Embattled NOCMA deputy boss Buluma faces probe over “Wasteful MK3.9m security details” – The Maravi Post

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By Thandie Chadzandiyani

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) deputy chief executive officer Helen Buluma has been given seven days to respond to allegations that the institution is draining K3.9 million monthly on her security detail by the Office of the Ombudsman.

The action by the Ombudsman follows a complaint from Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that Buluma and her residence are guarded by armed police officers and private bodyguards outside her entitlement.

In a letter Reference OMB-LL-2021-357, dated November 22, 2021 titled ‘Investigations Into Allegations of Abuse of Office and Acts of Maladministration by Nocma deputy CEO, Ombudsman Grace Malera instructs Buluma to respond to the allegations by December 2 2021.

The copy of Nocma employees’ Conditions of Service, the State oil firm’s CEO and the deputy are entitled to a day security guard and two night security guards plus an alarm or rapid response system.

Reads the Ombudsman’s letter, in part: “ In particular, you are to respond to the issues relating to allegations in relation to abuse of office by yourself as deputy chief executive officer in getting security detail not in line with your entitlements, provide information and supporting documents relating to your entitlement where the issue of security for your person and your residence is concerned,

“lf, indeed, you are getting security details as per the allegations in the complaint, explain the authority under which the same benefit is being accorded to you and, if, indeed, you ore getting security details as per the allegations, provide information as to how such services are being paid for—whether the services are being charged to Nocma and why?”

However Buluma could not be reached on her mobile phone and she also did not respond to any question.

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Ghanaian man brutaly murders Zambian girlfriend – The Maravi Post

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ACCRA-(MaraviPost)-A ZAMBIAN national by the name of Elizabeth Mudenda, aged 22 years old was found dead by neigbhours in Ho, Volta Region on Monday, November 22, 2021.

According to the statement issued by the Zambian High Commission in Ghana Accra, the neighbours discovered the body of the deceased in the house of the named boyfriend following the detection of a strong stench from the house.

The statement further said the Ho Police Command in Volta Region are still investigating the murder and have since launched a manhunt for the boyfriend who is the prime suspect in the murder of the deceased as he is now on the run.

Meanwhile, the Police have since informed the family of the deceased in Zambia and as of yesterday the family confirmed with the High Commission about the death of the Zambian national.

The body of the deceased has been deposited in the Ho Municipality Hospital Morgue for autopsy, and an update will be provided once the investigations have been concluded.

The Mission in Accra is deeply saddened by this unfortunate incident and wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

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