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Daily Archives: October 8, 2015

Daniel Craig wants to ‘move on’ from Bond

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007 star Daniel Craig has said he would only do another Bond movie “for the money”. Craig, who reprises the role of the secret agent in his fourth Bond movie, Spectre, this November, told Time Out magazine he wanted to “move on”. “I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on,” he said. ...

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Nato renews pledge amid Russia ‘escalation’

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Nato has renewed assurances to defend allies in view of the “escalation of Russian military activities” in Syria, the alliance’s secretary-general says. Jens Stoltenberg said defence ministers had decided to boost response forces to be able to deploy troops speedily. Nato member Turkey has complained that Russian jets have violated its airspace recently. Russia has used cruise missiles as well ...

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Fifa suspends Blatter

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Fifa has provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days. The punishments were handed out by the ethics committee of football’s world governing body, which is investigating the three over corruption allegations. It also banned ex-Fifa vice-president Chung Mong-joon for six years. Issa Hayatou, who heads Africa’s football confederation (Caf), will ...

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Kabwe DC happy with progress on health posts

Kabwe District Commissioner Patrick Chishala has expressed happiness that all the 11 health centers Kabwe was allocated from the countrywide construction of 650 health centers have reached the roof level. Mr. Chishala says the construction works will soon be completed. He says the construction of the health centers will enhance access to health services by the people of Kabwe and ...

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ZANASU calls for lasting solutions to problems at higher learning institutions

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The Zambia National Students Union (ZANASU) says piece meal solutions applied to the problems higher learning institutions are facing in the country are not helping. Zanasu vice president Prince Ndoyi says government should find a lasting solution to the challenges higher learning institutions are facing stating that what is happening now is inconveniencing and disappointing to the students. He says ...

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EIZ urges issuance of SI to save power

Chiwala RDA

Government has been advised to issue a Statutory Instrument to directing all new housing estates to use solar water geysers to heat water in view of the growing demand for power in the country. The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has further advised government to direct that existing households be given a grace period in which to migrate to hybrid ...

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Mealie meal prices hiked in Lusaka

Some mealie meal traders in Lusaka have gone ahead and increased the price of the commodity by between K10.00 to K15.00 despite the Millers Association of Zambia putting on hold its planned increase in prices to allow for consultations with government. A check by Qfm at Kabwata, Chilenje, Kalingalinga and Mutendere Markets revealed that a 25kg bag of breakfast mealie ...

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Veep links apathy in voter registration to lost interest in politicians

Veep Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina has observed that the apathy witnessed in the first phase of the countrywide mobile voter registration exercise could be that people have lost interest in politicians. Ms. Wina says it is however, the duty of political activists such Members of Parliament to ensure people are mobilized to register as voters. She hopes that Members of Parliament ...

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CCZ wants details about prayer and fasting

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The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) says details and specifics of what the country will be repenting about during the national day of prayer and fasting on 18th October are crucial for the day of repentance to be meaningful. A Pastoral letter issued today by CCZ General Secretary Reverend Suzanne Matale and CCZ President Dr Alfred Kalembo, obtained by ...

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Fire Yaluma, Tayali tells President Lungu

Tayali Chilufya

The Zambian Voice has called on President Edgar Lungu to fire Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma. Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has told a media briefing in Lusaka this morning that his organisation has been receiving complaints from both citizens living around and near the mining site for China copper mines in Chingola and other small stakeholders alleging that Mr. Yaluma has ...

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