Daily Archives: October 21, 2015

Discard Constitution Bill, Grand Coalition tells MPs

Fr Chiti

The Grand Coalition on the Campaign for a People Driven Constitution has urged Members of Parliament to reject the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 presented to Parliament by Government, and demand the enactment of a new people driven constitution. Grand Coalition Chairperson Fr. Leonard Chiti in a statement to QFM News says Members of Parliament who will debate in support of ...

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Sensitization campaign ‘Lembetsani Ma Voti Be on Point’ launched

OYV Executive Director Guess Nyirenda

Operations Young Vote has encouraged Zambians to realize the importance of registering as a voter and taking part in voting. Speaking during the launch of a sensitization campaign dubbed Lembetsani Ma Voti Be on Point, simply meaning register as a voter, in Lusaka’s Matero Township today, OYV Executive Director Guess Nyirenda says those who will fail to register as voters ...

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ZANACO launches Double Beula promo

ZANACO Retail Director Chibotu Chiyasa

ZANACO has launched a new promotion dubbed “Double Beula” aimed at enabling Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) save up to six months and get a loan of double the amount of their savings to be repaid in 12 months. The promotion will enable SMEs to get the business loans as high as K100, 000 without collateral which will run for ...

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Women for Change defends appointment of Dora


Women for Change Executive Director, Lumba Siyanga has defended the appointment of Dora Siliya as Energy Minister despite facing corruption allegations. She says Ms Siliya is innocent of the corruption allegations she is facing until found guilty by the court of law. Ms Siyanga says Transparency International Zambia’s condemnation of Ms Siliya’s appointment is therefore wrong. Ms Siyanga states that ...

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Tayali tips govt on mealie meal prices

Chilufya Tayali

Government has been urged not to allow any further increase in the price of mealie meal by millers. The Zambian Voice says government should be wary of the latest indications by Millers to further increase the price of the country’s stable food. Executive Director Chilufya Tayali says considering that the price of mealie meal usually goes up during this period, ...

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Kate Middleton and Prince William colour co-ordinate their outfits

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge co-ordinated their style when they were pictured at Lancaster House [Splash]

KATE Middleton and Prince William have colour co-ordinated their latest outfits. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both opted to wear purple as they attended a creative collaborations event to signify the ties between the UK and China, in London. Following her attendance to the state banquet the night before, Kate wowed in a purple lace Dolce & Gabbana dress as ...

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Syria conflict: Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Media captionThe BBC's Jim Muir says key questions remain after the meeting

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011. During the surprise visit, he held talks with President Vladimir Putin. Russia launched air strikes in Syria last month against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups battling Mr Assad’s forces. Mr Assad said Russia’s ...

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Vatican denies report that Pope has brain tumor

The Vatican is forcefully denying a report that Pope Francis is ill with a brain tumor.

The Vatican is forcefully denying a report in an Italian newspaper on Wednesday that Pope Francis is ill with a brain tumor. The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said Wednesday that he had personally spoken to the Pope who “is in good health.” Lombardi called the Italian article “inexcusable and unconscionable.” In a front page story published on Wednesday, ...

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Lungu urges concerted efforts in dealing with global economic downturn


Republican President Edgar Lungu says government looks forward to working with various countries to address the global economic downturn and climate change. The Head of State said this at State House this morning when he received credentials from Ambassadors and High Commissioners designated to Zambia from Bangladesh, Chile, Hungary, Ireland, Swaziland, Sweden and European Union (EU). President Lungu says Zambia ...

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