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Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

Lusaka residents counsel PF, UPND

Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema

Some Lusaka residents have expressed concern over the war of words between the ruling Patriotic Front and some opposition political parties on the national prayer and fasting day. Samuel Kafungo says government should realize that if it continues to respond to those who are not for the idea of the prayer and fasting, it may be discouraging people who are ...

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Lungu urged to fire Kaizer Zulu

Lungu Kaizer

Political Activist Dante Saunders says if President Edgar Lungu should fire his special assistant for political affairs Kaizer Zulu who is in court facing two counts of threatening violence and failing to take precaution against injury, contrary to section 40 of the firearms Act. Mr. Saunders tells QFM News that President Lungu should relieve Mr Zulu of his duties so ...

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Bill Cosby to be deposed; Malcolm Jamal Warner speaks out

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby will sit down on Friday for a deposition in a lawsuit being brought by a woman who claims the comedian sexually abused her in 1974 when she was 15 years old. Cosby will be forced to answer questions in regarding accuser Judy Huth, and the deposition will be sealed until at least December, a judge ruled on Wednesday. ...

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US to abandon training for Syrian rebels

The Free Syrian Army is among the moderate rebel groups which have received training from the US

The US is to end its efforts to train new Syrian rebel forces and says it will shift to providing equipment and weapons to existing forces. Its $500m programme was heavily criticised after it emerged that US-trained rebels had handed vehicles and ammunition over to extremists. It emerged last month that only four or five of the fighters were in ...

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Barca back Messi in fraud case

Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward’s tax fraud case and vowed to fight “external decisions” they say are unfairly targeting the club. A Spanish court on Thursday ordered Messi and his father Jorge, who are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of 4.2 million euros ($4.76 million) from 2007 to 2009, to stand ...

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GBM ready to concede defeat in Kasama poll

Geoffrey Mwamba

Former Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba says he is ready to concede defeat if he loses in the impending by-election. Mr. Mwamba says it would be the wish of the people of Kasama Central if he loses and therefore he cannot reject their choice of whom they prefer to represent them in Parliament. He has however told QFM ...

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Chikwanda unveils K53.14 billion Budget

Chikwanda A

Government has proposed to spend K53.14 billion in 2016 National Budget, representing 25.8 percent of GDP. Presenting the budget in Parliament this afternoon, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says the budget will be financed through domestic revenues of K42.11 billion and grants from co-operating partners of K550 million. Mr Chikwanda says financing will comprise K6.07 billion in net external financing representing ...

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Bristol aid convoy sets off for French refugee camp

DISMALAND

The dismantled Dismaland theme park is on its way to a refugee camp in France after Banksy donated it to a group of Bristol volunteers. The Weston-super-Mare Bemusement park was originally due to go to the so-called “Jungle” camp in Calais, France. It has now been donated to Aid Box Convoy, which is taking it to a smaller camp where ...

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Sepp Blatter: Fifa president appeals against 90-day ban

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter is appealing against his 90-day ban from football’s world governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss has been suspended from all duties while Fifa’s ethics committee investigates corruption claims against its leader. He was suspended on Thursday along with secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini. Platini will contest the ban “in the appropriate manner at the ...

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Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

QUQ

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet for helping the country’s transition to democracy. The Nobel committee said the group of civil society organisations had made a “decisive contribution” to democracy after the 2011 revolution. It said it helped establish a political process when the country “was on the brink of civil war”. Tunisia’s uprising ...

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