Daily Archives: October 25, 2015

Rosberg beats Hamilton to US pole

Rosberg beats Hamilton to US pole

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the United States Grand Prix as qualifying was truncated by rain. The session was called off after just two of the three parts because conditions had deteriorated to the point that the track was too dangerous. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took fifth but will be demoted 10 places. Hamilton needs ...

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Artist Ai Weiwei hits out over Lego ‘censorship’


Artist Ai Weiwei has accused Lego of “censorship and discrimination” after the company refused to let him to use its bricks in a new exhibition. Lego refused a bulk order for bricks that were to be used in a new artwork about political dissidents as part of an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. Toymaker Lego said it never sold directly to ...

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Argentina elections: Voters pick new president

Argentina elections

Argentines are going to the polls to choose their next president in a general election that ends 12 years of rule under the Kirchners. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has served two consecutive terms and, under Argentina’s constitution, cannot run again. Her hand-picked successor, left-winger Daniel Scioli, is leading polls. But he is expected to face stiff competition from Mauricio ...

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YALI advises govt to compromise over Mines concerns


Government has been cautioned be wary that threats by mines to shut down operations is basis enough for it to seriously look at the challenges that Mines are facing with an open eye. The government is being advised to compromise and begin to give the mines listening hears. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) wants government to understand the challenges ...

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Zambia shall remain Christian, reaffirms President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu has reaffirmed that Zambia will continue being a Christian nation. President Lungu has also asked people in the country to remember this year’s Independence Day theme of laying the foundation for a smart Zambia finding forgiveness, repentance, compassion and love in God. He says Zambia was delivered from the yoke of slavery and colonial domination because God ...

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Tanzania’s rulers face fight for power


Tanzania is holding its most tightly contested general elections, as a new opposition coalition tries to end the governing party’s 54-year grip on power. There has been a high turnout at voting stations, reports say. Opinion polls have put the governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party ahead, but the result is expected to be close. Four opposition groups are backing ...

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Sindiso congratulates Zambia for turning 51


COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has congratulated government and the people Zambia on the occasion to mark their Country’s 51st Independence anniversary. In his congratulatory message, Mr. Sindiso states that on this epic occasion of the 51st anniversary of independence, COMESA recalls Zambia’s major contribution to Africa’s development through its support to the continent’s liberation movements and to the African ...

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HH encourages Zambians to take Independence Day seriously


Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has encouraged Zambians to take Independence Day celebrations with the seriousness they deserve. Mr. Hichilema is of the view that freedom fighters that fought for Zambia’s Independence must also be honored by ensuring that Zambia attains economic independence. He says the UPND in this case feels duty bound to help the Country attain this economic ...

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ACC arrests ZESCO technician, businessman for graft

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) technician and a Lusaka Businessman for corrupt practices involving K4500. Brian Chongo Mabengwa, 32, a ZESCO employee of House No 443 Limbe road, Chudleigh, has been arrested and charged with one count of Corrupt Practices by Public Officer contrary to Section 19(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. ...

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LAZ counters Kambwili‘s radio license withdrawal threats

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The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) says any threats by government to withdraw a license of a radio station on account of its political inclinations are a violation of constitutional freedoms. LAZ is of the view that Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili’s recent threat to withdraw a named radio station’s license on suspicions that it is allegedly being ...

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