Daily Archives: October 31, 2015

Govt directs LCM to pay workers full salaries

Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili

Government has directed Luanshya Copper Mines (LCM) to immediately pay their workers full salaries as opposed to paying them K900 each. Yesterday, miners from Chinese owned Luanshya Copper Mines protested after receiving K900 as salaries after being put on forced leave last month. The mining firm’s Baluba shaft was put under care and maintenance about two months ago due to ...

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Groom young people to be great leaders – YALI tells politicians


The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has expressed happiness that young people have continued to exhibit commitment towards ending political violence in the country. YALI Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza says for the last two days, the organization with the help of the British Government, brought together youths from different political parties to see how best they can participate in next ...

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Mwila warns Zambians assisting foreigners obtaining NRCs of stern action

Home Affairs Minister Davis Mwila

Home Affairs Minister Davis Mwila has warned Zambians against assisting foreign nationals in obtaining National Registration Cards (NRCs) during the ongoing issuance of NRCs exercise Mr. Mwila says any person found assisting foreigners to acquire NRCs will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the Laws of Zambian saying it is an offence to do so. The Home Affairs Minister ...

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Liverpool cruise past troubled Chelsea

Philippe Coutinho © Gallo Images

Philippe Coutinho struck twice as Liverpool won 3-1 at Chelsea on Saturday to ratchet up the pressure yet further on the Premier League champions’ beleaguered manager Jose Mourinho. Ramires put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute at Stamford Bridge, but Coutinho equalised in first-half stoppage time and put Liverpool ahead with a deflected shot in the 74th minute before ...

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Official suspended over Mugabe’s ‘wrong-sized cap’

Mr Mugabe reverted to wearing a previous cap, also thought to be too small, for the October ceremony

A University of Zimbabwe official has been suspended for allegedly supplying President Robert Mugabe with an ill-fitting graduation cap. Assistant registrar Ngaatendwe Takawira caused embarrassment for university administrators by procuring a cap which was too small for the 92-year-old leader, according to her suspension letter, quoted in local media. Ms Takawira denies the allegations. The president’s office is not thought ...

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ZCID condemn arresting of Nawakwi

Police Picking up Edith Nawakwi

The Zambia Center for Inter Party Dialogue (ZCID) has called on the Zambia Police Service to stop the selective application of the law to political party leaders saying they will create unnecessary tension in the political sphere. ZCID Executive Director Horrance Chilando says the picking up of opposition FDD President Edith Nawakwi in Kitwe yesterday is a case in point. ...

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Zambia-South Africa Business Council launched in SA

Margaret Mwanakatwe and South Africa's Minister for Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu meet just before the launch

The Zambia-South Africa Business Council (ZSABC) has been launched in Johannesburg, South Africa. Formed under the auspices of the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, the body aims at promoting investment and trade between the two countries and to advocate quick resolution of disputes and barriers. And officiating at the launch, Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe, ...

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Sinai plane crash: No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268

People waiting for their loved ones at Pulkovo airport were told the news of the crash

A Russian airliner has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board, Egyptian officials have said. The Airbus A-321 had just left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for the Russian city of St Petersburg. Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the plane’s “black box”. An official described a “tragic ...

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Islamic Leader in Zambia tips students

Suzyo Zimba

The Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia says there is always a better channel that students can use to air out their grievances. Council President Suzyo Zimba says what is happening in the country now where each time students are aggrieved, they vent their hunger on the innocent members of the public is not the way to do things. Mr. Zimba ...

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Contractors happy that more women are joining industry

The National Small Scale Contractors Association is happy that more women are joining the construction industry. Association President Mutale Mpepo says the construction industry now has about 20 to 30% women. He notes that women should not fear that construction jobs are only for men citing that they can also do it the same way the men are doing it. ...

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