Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

ZCSD makes counsels ahead of national prayer aftermath

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) says there will be need for those who are privileged to reach out to the underprivileged after the October 18th national day of prayer and fasting. ZCSD Executive secretary Lewis Mwape says it will be good to see leaders dinning together and shaking hands after the prayer and fasting as a demonstration of ...

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Govt commits to presenting young people with opportunities

Youth and Sport Minister Vincent Mwale

Government says it’s committed to presenting young people with opportunities in education and skills training in order for them to gain skills they need for empowerment or employment. Youth,Sport and Child Minister Vincent Mwale says the Ministry has developed the first ever action plan on youth empowerment and employment which has provided adequate instruments and strategies for addressing youth unemployment ...

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Kaingu accused of wanting to close CBU

Education Minister Dr. Michael Kaingu

Copperbelt University Academics Union Secretary General Elaston Njovu has accused Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu of planning to close the institution. Mr. Njovu says it is obvious that the Minister wants the University to be closed because it does not matter to him whether the institution closes or not. He says looking at Dr. Kaingu’s failure to address the challenges ...

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SDGs are attainable- Kasese Bota

Mwaba Kasese Bota

Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Mwaba Kasese Bota says the Sustainable Development Goals which come into effect in January 2016 are very much attainable. Speaking in a live QFM special interview from New York this afternoon, Dr Kasese-Bota says while the challenge with the Millennium Development Goals was the focus on numbers and the goals were not ...

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DBZ,CDB ink $30 million SMEs loan agreement

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The Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) has signed a 30 million dollar loan agreement with the Chinese Development Bank. The loan is meant to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country. Speaking during the signing ceremony in Lusaka this afternoon, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Yoaming says SMEs play an important role in the development of any country. ...

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Blatter & Platini ‘had agreement’


Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he had a “gentleman’s agreement” with Michel Platini over the £1.35m payment he made to his Uefa counterpart in 2011. Blatter, 79, faces a criminal investigation over the payment, made nine years after Platini, 60, carried out consultation work for the Swiss. Both men deny any wrongdoing. “It was a contract I had with Michel ...

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Supergrass star nominated for Mercury Prize


Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, 20 years after his band’s debut album made the shortlist. The singer was just 19 when Supergrass appeared on the list. His solo album, Matador, is more introspective and experimental than his Britpop band. Other artists nominated for the £20,000 prize include Florence + The Machine, Jamie ...

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Migrant crisis: Turkey says deal done on EU action plan


Turkish officials have stressed that a plan agreed by EU officials for joint action with Turkey on the migrant crisis has not been finalised. The leaders agreed to speed up visa liberalisation talks for Turks if Turkey stems the influx. They also promised to “re-energise” talks on Turkey joining the EU and to consider more aid. However, Turkey’s Feridun Sinirlioglu ...

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Entrepreneurship is the only way for Zambia- Mwanakatwe

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Commerce, TRADE and Industry Minister Margret Mwanakatwe says entrepreneurship is the only way to move the country to the next level. Speaking during the Women Entrepreneurs’ Development Association of Zambia (WEDAZ) business networking breakfast in Lusaka this morning, Ms. Mwanakatwe says government is determined and committed to mainstreaming women entrepreneurship in the socio economic development of Zambia. She says government ...

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CCM seeks dismissal of graft allegations from ACC


China Copper Mines (CCM) has written to the Anti Corruption Commission asking the Commission to dismiss allegations of corruption leveled against it and two named Ministers. CCM Director Yu Wang Ping in his letter to the ACC Director General obtained by QFM News says allegations that his company bribed Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma and Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge are false. ...

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