Daily Archives: October 6, 2015

Kaingu tasks Examination Council of Zambia Councillors

Education Minister Dr Michael Kaingu

General Education Minister Michael Kaingu has tasked the newly appointed Examinations Council of Zambia Councillors to meet its benchmark and issue qualifications that are recognized both locally and internationally. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony in Lusaka today, Dr. Kaingu says the newly appointed council members will run the affairs of the council in the next three years. Dr. Kaingu says ...

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Govt asked to close bars during prayer, fasting day

Apostle Christopher Kunda

Apostle Christopher Kunda of the Presence of God Ministries says government through the ministries of Home Affairs and Local Government and Housing should ensure that bars and other social clubs remain closed on 18th October the day of national prayer and fasting. He tells QFM News that it will be mocking to God to have such facilities opened while the ...

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The Apprentice 2015: Lord Sugar ‘can’t wait’ for Arnold Schwarzenegger to ‘cock-up’ US version

Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining the US Version of The Apprentice [Wenn]

LORD Sugar “can’t wait” to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger make a “cock-up” of the US version of The Apprentice. The British businessman was considered as a replacement for Donald Trump in the American instalment of the programme, and while he was eventually discounted he admits he is keen to see what the former Governor of California does. He told OK! Online: ...

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More Konzo cases recorded in Mongu

Acting Health Minister Joseph Katema

More cases of Konzo, a disease of the nervous system characterized by a permanent but non progressive partial paralysis of the Limbs have been recorded in Mongu, Western province. Acting Health Minister Joseph Katema has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the disease is caused by inadequate preparation of cassava which contains cyanide compounds that are potentially poisonous if ...

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American Airlines pilot died mid-flight from ‘heart attack’

Michael Johnston had heart surgery in 2006, his wife said

The pilot who collapsed and died on an American Airlines overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston has been identified. Cpt Michael Johnston, 57, was flying the plane with 147 passengers and five crew on board when he “passed away while at work”, the airline said. The first officer took over and made an emergency landing in Syracuse. Johnston’s wife told ...

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Spain drops tax charges against Messi but not father

Messi and his father paid €5m back to the Spanish tax authorities two years ago

Prosecutors in Spain have dropped tax charges against Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi but will pursue a case against the star’s father. If convicted, Jorge Messi faces 18 months in prison and a €2m fine. Both Messi and his father were accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of more than €4m (£3.1m; $5m). Prosecutors allege that Jorge avoiding paying tax ...

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Sakala speaks out on career

Zambia under-23 midfielder Benson Sakala

Zambia under-23 midfielder Benson Sakala has hit the headlines over the last two months since arriving at Power Dynamos following stints in America. Sakala has two senior caps and comparisons have been made to Nathan Sinkala. He will be one of the prospects to look out for at the 2015 Caf Under-23 Cup in Senegal next month. We caught up ...

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Zambians treasure dialogue – Lungu


President Edgar Lungu says Zambians are a people who treasure dialogue. In a speech read on his behalf by Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula during the official opening of the 24th African human rights moot competition in Lusaka last evening, President Lungu says Zambia is a nation that has never known war and its people are good people who love to ...

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Shortage of maize strange – HH

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says it is strange that the country has a shortage of maize on market when Agriculture and Livestock Minister Given Lubinda assured the nation that there is enough maize. Commenting on the impending increase in mealie meal prices by millers citing rising production costs and reduced quantities of the maize grain on the market, Mr Hichilema ...

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72 year old Mbala man defiles 7 year old girl

Police in Mbala have arrested a 72 year old man of Chikunta village in chief Mpande’s area for defiling a seven year old girl of the same village. Mbala district commissioner, Kedrick Sikombe has confirmed the defilement case to ZANIS today and named the defiler as Speaker Sichula who is currently in Police custody. Mr. Sikombe said the incident happened ...

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