Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

Govt encourages private sector to invest in storage facilities

Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda

Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda has encouraged the private sector to invest in storage facilities and transportation in order to limit the Food Reserve Agency’s involvement maize marketing. Mr. Lubinda says the FRA is made to get involved in maize marketing because the private sector is too weak. He says he would not want a situation where FRA continues to be ...

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Zambia hails India, Africa partnership


Zambia has described the partnership that exists between India and Africa as a true example of the south-to-south cooperation. Vice President Inonge Wina says Africa has a lot of lessons to learn from India’s economic growth which has developed tremendously in the recent past. Mrs. Wina said this today when she presented her speech at the third India-Africa forum summit ...

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Shultz hails President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu

US Ambassador to Zambia Erick Schultz has hailed President Edgar Lungu’s decision to take time to work from the Copperbelt at a time when the mining sector is facing various operational challenges. Mr. Schultz says the move by the Head of State shows that he is committed to addressing the challenges the mining sector is facing. Mr. Schultz states that ...

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Producers Of Tupac Biopic File $10 Million Lawsuit Against Film Studio

Late rapper Tupac

The producers of Tupac’s biopic are about to go head-to-head in a court battle. According to Billboard, the production company Emmett Furla Oasis has filed a lawsuit against Morgan Creek Productions for setting a budget and production schedule and selecting a leading star without their approval. Emmett Furla is seeking $10 million in damages. Randall Emmett and George Furla say ...

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Liam Hemsworth says he will always love ex Miley Cyrus

Singer Miley Cyrus (R) and actor Liam Hemsworth arrive at the 20th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012. (Reuters)

They say you never forget your first love. Liam Hemsworth says he still has feelings for his ex-fiancee, Miley Cyrus — whom he began dating in 2009 after meeting on the set of their romantic film, “The Last Song,” before ending their engagement in September 2013 — in a new interview with Men’s Fitness. “I mean, look — we were ...

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China to end one-child policy

China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy

China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports. Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party. The controversial policy was introduced nationally in 1979, to slow the population growth rate. It is estimated to have prevented about 400 million births. However concerns at ...

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Boro were lucky – Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Middlesbrough were lucky to win on penalties, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said after his side were knocked out of the League Cup by the Championship club on Wednesday. With captain Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all missing from the spot during the 3-1 loss, the Red Devils have now lost each of their last four penalty ...

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Zambia loses 144,000 elephants to poaching

Elephant Family

Zambia has over the last 30 years or so lost about one hundred and forty four thousand (144, 000) elephants to poaching related activities. This was disclosed in Lusaka today during a discussion forum on wildlife organised by US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz and US Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) Program Officer for African Elephants and Rhino Programs Dr. ...

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October inflation hits double digits

John Kalumbi

The annual rate of inflation for October 2015 has hit double digits 6-year high, jumping to 14.3% almost double the percentage recorded in September of 7.7%. CSO Director John Kalumbi says the increase in the annual rate of inflation is attributed to both food and non food items, with the annual food inflation rate shooting to 16.2% compared to the ...

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Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal’s first female president

Ms Bhandari (centre) was elected president on Wednesday night by Nepal's parliament

Nepal’s parliament has elected women’s rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari as its first female president, in a move hailed as a milestone. She is the second person to hold the mainly ceremonial role. The 54-year-old is currently the vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist). Ms Bhandari was defence minister from 2009 to 2011. As president, ...

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