Daily Archives: October 11, 2015

Hamilton on brink of title after Russia win


Lewis Hamilton took an easy win in the Russian Grand Prix to move to the brink of his third world championship. Hamilton was running second to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg when the German ran into problems with his throttle early in the race and had to retire. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took second to pass Rosberg in the title standings. Force ...

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Randy Quaid facing Canadian deportation


Actor Randy Quaid has been briefly detained by Canadian border officials, who fear he will not comply with an order to leave the country next week. Quaid fled to Canada with his wife in 2010 after facing charges in California of vandalism and squatting. He sought refugee status, claiming his life was in danger from organised crime. But his request ...

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Iraq IS: Military claims al-Baghdadi convoy hit


Iraq’s air force has hit a convoy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a military statement says. The fate of the IS leader was unknown, it said. Hospital sources told Reuters news agency that several IS figures were among the casualties but there was no sign of Baghdadi. There have previously been reports that the IS leader has been ...

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ZDDM plans meeting for unpaid SAP retirees

The opposition Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) has disclosed plans of convening a meeting in December this year for retirees and retrenchees who worked for companies that were privatized under the World Bank/ IMF/ Zambian government Structural Adjustment Program (SAP). ZDDM president Edwin Sakala has disclosed that the meeting will target former workers that worked for parastatal companies like UBZ, ...

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Grand Coalition to participate in day of national prayer

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The Grand Coalition on the Campaign for the People Driven Constitution has formally confirmed its participation in the day of national prayer and fasting scheduled for the 18th this month. Grand Coalition Vice Chairperson Sara Longwe has disclosed that her Coalition’s participation in the day of national prayer is but with a different agenda. Ms. Longwe says members of her ...

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Participation of all citizens critical to Zambia’s growth -HH

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has observed that Zambia can only achieve equitable and sustainable growth if 100 percent of its population participates in building its future. Mr. Hichilema says this means that Zambia must plan carefully for the Sustainable Development Goals agreed at the UN summit last month. He notes that it is also critical that the country considers the ...

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It is difficult to tell Lungu wants me out – Simuusa


PF Nchanga Member of Parliament Wylbur Simuusa says it is hard for him to know whether or not he is one of the PF members President Edgar Lungu wants to leave the ruling PF for criticizing it. Mr. Simuusa says the few times he has had the chance to meet with President Lungu they have both greeted each other and ...

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Zambians urged to take national prayer seriously

The opposition Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) has urged God fearing Zambians to take the day of national prayer and fasting this month seriously. The ZDDM believes that 18th October which President Edgar Lungu set as the day for national prayer and fasting is a turning point for Zambia. ZDDM president Edwin Sakala says his organization believes that the liberation ...

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ZAM happy its proposals have considered in 2016 national budget


The Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) is happy that some of the proposals it made towards the formulation of the 2016 national budget have been considered. ZAM has taken note that government has reduced excise duty on clear beer from 60 percent to 40 percent. ZAM Chief Executive Officer Maybin Nsupila says evidence on the need to reduce excise duty ...

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NGOCC disappointed 2016 national budget is gender blind


The Non Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has expressed disappointment that the 2016 national budget has largely remained gender blind. The NGOCC says it expected the budget to clearly allocate resources to gender issues such as the full implementation of the Anti-Gender Based Violence Act of 2011. Executive Director Engwase Mwale says her organization is of the view that it ...

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