Monthly Archives: September 2015

Konta stuns world number two Halep


Britain’s Johanna Konta staged a superb fightback to beat world number two Simona Halep 6-3 3-6 7-5 and reach the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open. After winning the first set, Konta looked set for defeat as her Romanian opponent won the second and was 5-1 up in the decisive third. However Halep had no answer as Konta fought back to ...

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Kiefer Sutherland rules out 24 return


Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed he will “definitely not return in any way” to his hit TV show, 24. Sutherland starred as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the highly-successful thriller from 2001 to 2010, and made a return in last year’s spin-off series 24: Live Another Day. When Fox announced a reboot with a new protagonist earlier this year, the star ...

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Syria crisis: Russian air strikes against Assad enemies

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Russia has begun carrying out air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. The strikes reportedly hit rebel-controlled areas of Homs and Hama provinces, causing casualties. The US says it was informed an hour before they took place. Russian defence officials say aircraft targeted the Islamic State group, but an unnamed US official told Reuters that so far ...

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It is out of question for Nawakwi to resign – FDD


The opposition FDD says it is out of question for its President Edith Nawakwi to resign over a demand made by a junior party member. FDD Copperbelt Coordinator N’shingebuka Shamenda has issued a press statement demanding that Ms Nawakwi steps down as FDD President within 14 days. But FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says Mr. Shamenda is just masquerading as an ...

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DEC arrests bank employees for money laundering


Two bank employees have been arrested for money laundering involving over US$40,000. The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC)through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged a male and female banker of a named bank for money laundering activities involving over US$40,000. Patrick Mbandu Liale, 34, a Banker of House Number 2 Kubu road in Libala Stage ...

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Mbala secondary school pupils ran amok

Pupils at Mbala secondary school last night ran amok and broke windows panes at the administration block, classrooms, dormitories and two staff houses. And all the 16 pupils who were initially detained in the process have been released after being screened. Mbala District Commissioner, Kedrick Sikombe and Acting District Education Board Secretary Andrew Kalumbi have both confirmed the incident to ...

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ZPPA to introduce electronic procuring system


The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) has disclosed that it will introduce an electronic government procuring system in order to deal with the challenges in public procurement. ZPPA Director General Dr. Chibelushi Musongole has told a media briefing in Lusaka today that the authority will also introduced the code of conduct in public procurement as another step in addressing these ...

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Kavindele’s withdraw complaint against Kaizer Zulu

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Sons of former Vice president Kavindele, Enock Junior and Kaunda on Tuesday yesterday voluntarily withdraw Criminal Complaint against the President’s Special Assistant for political Affairs Kaiser Zulu. The two Kavindele brothers made the withdraw of the complaint at Woodlands Police station where Mr. Zulu was recently questioned, charged, arrested and detained for alleged threatening violence relating to a recent shooting ...

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Dodia favors BoZ SI 55 remedy for depreciating Kwacha


Government has been advised to realize that the continued depreciation of the Kwacha provides a basis to reintroduce the revoked BoZ Statutory Instrument (SI) No. 55 of 2013. The government is being advised to do so keeping in mind that any further interventions it will make through the Central Bank will only be short term. Economic Analyst Yusuf Dodia says ...

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Public to help choose UK Eurovision entry


The public are to help choose the UK entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, following a string of poor results in recent years. Songs will be shortlisted from open submissions, with the UK branch of Eurovision fan club OGAE helping to whittle down the entries. The final decision will be taken by a professional panel and the public. The ...

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