Daily Archives: October 13, 2015

MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile


Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says. The missile hit the front left of the plane causing other parts to break off, it said in a final report into the July 2014 disaster, which killed 298 people. The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels brought down the Boeing 777, ...

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YALI happy with K727.9 allocated to constitution making


The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is happy with the allocation of K727.9 million towards the 2016 tripartite elections and the Constitution making process. YALI Governance Advisor, Isaac Mwanza says with the allocation of funds towards the referendum in the 2016 Budget, he expects President Edgar Lungu to announce Commissioners for the Referendum Commission so they can quickly begin to ...

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FODEP launches Go Out to Register Campaign


Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has today launched its Go Out to Register Campaign aimed at deepening democratization in Zambia through increased popular participation of citizens in the electoral process, by contributing to the attainment of the registration of 1.7 million new voters by July 2016. Speaking during the launch in Lusaka today, FODEP Civic Education Chairperson, Clement Zulu says ...

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Lungu’s critics are only desperate to get to State House – Bwalya

Frank talk

Patriotic Front member Frank Bwalya says the unnecessary criticism President Edgar Lungu is receiving from some opposition political leaders is a sign of how desperate they are to get into State House. Father Bwalya says this is why such political leaders are rubbishing everything President Lungu and his government do even when such undertakings are in the interest of the ...

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Lungu ready develop Zambia with youths

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President Edgar Lungu says he is ready to work with the youth in the various sectors of the economy to quicken national development. Speaking when he met youths who benefited from the Nelson Mandela Washington fellowship at State House this afternoon, President Lungu challenged youths to make themselves available for national duty. He has encouraged youths in the country to ...

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Man United Great, Andy Cole heads to Zambia

Andy Cole

Barclays Bank Zambia will in January 2016 host Manchester United and Barclays Premier League Legend Andy Cole. The Old Trafford Great is the second highest goal scorer in the Barclays Premier League history with a return of 187 goals behind leading scorer Alan Shearer on 260 goals. Barclays Bank Zambia Head Marketing and Corporate Relations Mato Shimabale in a statement ...

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SDGs a renewed commitment to improve women’s health – Kabanshi

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Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi says the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a renewed commitment to the improvement of women and children’s health in the World. Speaking during the opening of a partnership board meeting in Lusaka today, Ms. Kabanshi says as countries move into the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), everyone has an important role to play ...

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ZAWA nab notorious elephant poacher

Dead elephant

    The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) working with Kaindu community scouts has apprehended a notorious elephant poacher only identified as Sichone together with 4others in the Kaindu area of Mumbwa district. ZAWA Public Relations Officer Sakabilo Kalembwe in a statement says the suspect was found with four shot guns, 11 rounds of point 375 ammunition, and assorted game meat. ...

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Women bank coming – Lungu

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he will not allow the male-dominance trend in his Cabinet to stop him from appointing women to decision making positions. President Lungu says he has take note that each time he appoints a woman in government there appears to be some quiet disapproval from the male members of his Cabinet. He says he believes women need ...

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Bond star plays down Craig quit quote

James Bond Stars

Daniel Craig was “just being sarcastic” when he said he wanted to “move on” from playing James Bond, according to his co-star Naomie Harris. “Daniel lives and breathes Bond,” said the actress, who will reprise her role as Moneypenny in the new film Spectre, which comes out later this month. Time Out magazine recently quoted Craig as saying he would ...

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