Daily Archives: October 17, 2015

Lungu talks tourism

President Lungu

Republican President Edgar Lungu says Zambia should emulate countries whose economies have thrived through earnings from tourism sector. Speaking when he officiated at the Pamodzi Carnival in Lusaka today, President Lungu says his government has prioritized tourism as one of the key sectors to stimulate economic growth. President Lungu says tourism can also play a pivotal role in alleviating poverty ...

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APC Leader asks Lungu to remain focused

APC President Nason Msoni

All Peoples Congress (APC) President Nason Msoni has called on President Lungu to be serious in governing the nation. Mr. Msoni says running government affairs is not an easy task and that it requires someone to be focused and pay attention to issues affecting the people. Mr. Msoni says the recent cabinet appointments shows that President Lungu is lacking the ...

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FODEP asks ECZ to tighten up security

FODEP Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) says the electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ) must up its security systems in all registration centers across the country following the break in by thieves at St. Agness Registration Centre in Lusaka’s Kabulonga area of Lusaka Central Constituency on 14 Oct, 2015. FODEP Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi says the stealing of a laptop, Genset ...

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PF explains Lungu’s call for prayer, fasting

PF Media Committee Vice Chairman Sunday Chanda

The ruling Patriotic Front says it is unfortunate that some international media organizations are misinterpreting President Lungu’s call for tomorrow’s national day of prayer and fasting. PF Media Committee Vice Chairman Sunday Chanda says Mathew Hill, the Zambia Correspondent for the New York based Bloomberg News, has sent out a misleading interpretation of the National Day for Prayers and Reconciliation. ...

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CCMG tips govt on demarcation of boundaries by ECZ

CCMG Chairperson Suzanne Matale

The Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) says government working closely with Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) must ensure that disputes arising from the demarcation of boundaries by the ECZ are addressed timely to avoid endangering the lives of registration officials or derailing the registration process. CCMG Chairperson Suzanne Matale says efforts should be made towards educating those in positions of ...

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DEC arrests twenty five for drug trafficking

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested 25 people countrywide for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in various quantities of cannabis. And the commission in Central Province has arrested a truck driver in Kapiri Mposhi for trafficking in Miraa. Omari Banda, 36, a truck driver of Kapiri Mposhi District has been arrested for trafficking in 160 bundles of Miraa weighing 42kg. ...

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Angelina Jolie admits she and husband Brad Pitt have ‘issues’

Angelina and Brad will star in a new film together [Rex]

ANGELINA Jolie has admitted her and husband Brad Pitt have their “issues” in a telling interview about their marriage. The actress – who tied the knot with Hollywood icon Brad in a secret ceremony in France last year – revealed they have to work hard at their relationship. But speaking about the pair’s new film, By The Sea, Angelina insisted ...

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Real, Barca eye return to summit

Real Madrid © Gallo Images

Real Madrid will have to overcome an injury to leading scorer Karim Benzema as the spluttering capital club return to domestic duty on Saturday when they host struggling Levante. Rafael Benitez’s side have slipped to second, one point behind surprise leaders Villarreal, following successive draws against Malaga and city rivals Atletico. Real remain one of two unbeaten sides, alongside Celta ...

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Upset Pellegrini wants rule change

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants the rules to be changed so that players unfit to play for their club need not report for international duty. He told a news conference on Friday that he was upset this week when Belgium ignored City’s request not to use their captain Vincent Kompany, who had not played since the middle of last ...

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