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Carcass Of Zambia’s Iconic Pond Fish Goes Missing1 minute read



The carcass of an iconic Pond fish in Zambia has disappeared from the freezer where it was being kept, Copperbelt University (CBU) vice-chancellor, Naison Ngoma, disclosed on Thursday.

The popular giant pond fish, fondly known as Mafishi, died on Monday, throwing Zambians into mourning.

The fish lived in the CBU pond for more than a decade and students regarded it as a good luck charm.

Ngoma said that investigations have begun to establish its whereabouts.

“I am told that while in that deep freezer, the fish began to smell but when I asked about the whereabouts of the fish, I was told that it has disappeared,” he is quoted as saying.

Prof Ngoma says it is possible the fish was eaten or thrown away.

He added that disciplinary action would be taken against those responsible for Mafishi’s disappearance.

Mafishi lived in the CBU pond for more than a decade and students regarded it as a good luck charm.

Following his death, students at the CBU organised a candlelight procession to mourn its passing. President Edgar Lungu and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema took to social media to condole with the university.

President Lungu quoting Mahatma Gandhi while mourning the fish, said: “… the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi. Mafishi was part of the #CBU community for a long time.”

“I’m glad you received a befitting send-off. We’ll all miss you,” he added.

Mr Hichilema wrote: “We stand with the CBU student community, past and present, over the death of their iconic pet Mafishi.”


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International Law Expert Liborous Oshoma on Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s Appointment as WTO Chief

November 9th, 2020 is when the final decision and the last stage before Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala resumes as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. But the United States still insist on backing South Korea’s Trade Minister instead. An Expert in International Law, Liborous Oshoma explains America’s stance.



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COVID-19: NCDC Announces 150 New Infections In Nigeria



The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 150 new COVID-19 infections in the country.

The NCDC made this known via its verified wedsite on Thursday.

Nigeria continued in its fight against COVID-19, it has conducted about 620,758 tests since the first confirmed case was announced in the country.

The public health agency also recorded two COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours in the country.

It said that the 150 new cases were reported from nine states of the federation.

The NCDC added that the total umber of infected people in the country has jumped to 62,521.

It also announced that it has successfully treated and discharged 154 patients from isolation centers across the country after they tested negative to the virus.

“Our discharges today include 66 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with new case management guidelines.

“A breakdown of cases by state can be found via,” it said.

According to the agency, within the last 24 hours, Lagos, the country’s epicenter recorded 89 new cases, while Rivers, Ogun, Bayelsa and Kaduna reported 19, 11, 9 and 8 cases respectively.

Among other states with new infections were Plateau with 8 infections, Taraba three , Osun two and Delta one.

“Until date, 62,521 cases have been confirmed, 58,249 patients discharged and 1,141 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),” it stated.

The public health agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC said that disregarding the prevention measures for COVID-19 put individuals and people around them at risk of getting infected with the virus.

“When you take responsibility to limit the spread of the virus, you protect the vulnerable as well.

“The fight against COVID-19 requires our collective effort,” it advised.

It stated that cloth masks protect an individual if they were properly worn and cared for.

“Wear a mask properly, wash your cloth face mask after use and handle your mask with clean hands.

“Learn to make your own face mask via…,” it said.

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