Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mwale denies orchestrating attack on Kabimba


Sports Minister Vincent Mwale has denied being linked to PF cadres who attacked Rainbow Party General Secretary Wynter Kabimba in Chipata when he featured on Breeze FM. Mr. Mwale, who is also Chipangali MMD Member of Parliament, has told QFM News via telephone that accusations that he sent the suspected PF cadres to attack Mr. Kabimba are unfair. Mr. Mwale ...

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Govt should plan ahead of disasters – Chipata activist

Chipata based civil rights activist Alick Mwanza says it is important for government to plan ahead for disasters and avoid being reactive. Mr. Mwanza says it is unfortunate that leaders in the country only wake up when a disaster has occurred. He has advised government to conduct a countrywide assessment of areas prone to rain related disasters and take necessary ...

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Siavonga DC advises farmers to access inputs ahead of rains


Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has advised farmers in the district not to wait for rains before accessing farming inputs. Mr. Kanyama has told Qfm that farming inputs under the Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP) are already in the district, but that farmers are not accessing the inputs. He has advised farmers in the district to start preparing for the ...

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UNZA, SA, Kenya & Canada launch HIV website

University of Zambia (UNZA)

The University of Zambia and its partners in South Africa, Kenya and Canada have launched website aimed at helping health worker improve the quality of life of adults and children living with HIV. Speaking during the launch in Lusaka today, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Academic Director, Stephanie Nixon says better responses are needed to HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. ...

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Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar up for award


Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar make up the three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or, which is given to the world footballer of the year. It is the eighth consecutive year that Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi have been on the shortlist. Mark Sampson is in contention for Fifa’s women’s football world coach of the year after guiding England ...

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BBC Sound Of 2016 longlist revealed


Neneh Cherry’s daughter, an unsigned rapper and a former backing singer for Pulp have all made the longlist for the BBC Music Sound Of 2016. The list, compiled by a panel of 144 DJs, critics and writers, highlights 15 rising acts for the coming year. It includes Canadian R&B sensation Alessia Cara, singer-songwriter Frances and witty rap collective Section Boyz. ...

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Paris conference could be climate turning point, says Obama


US President Barack Obama has said the UN climate conference in Paris could be a “turning point” in global efforts to limit future temperature rises. Negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C (3.6F). Leaders from 147 nations are addressing the meeting, known ...

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Austerity measures long overdue – YALI

Nthewewe YALI

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) President Andrew Nthewewe says the austerity measures announced by President Edgar Lungu are long overdue considering the challenges country’s economy has been facing. Mr. Nthewewe says President Lungu has made a bold decision by cutting government spending, stating that it is time the country stopped living beyond its means. He notes that certain things that ...

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Don’t criticize Govt anyhow, opposition told

Bishop Masupa

The Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) has advised Zambians against criticizing every government decision for sake of being critical. ICOZ Board Chairperson David Masupa says people should acknowledge good decisions government makes. Bishop Masupa adds that those in the opposition should not only criticize President Lungu’s decisions, but provide alternative solutions to the challenges the country is facing. He states ...

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MP’s betrayed Zambians – Fr Chiti

Fr Chiti

The Grand Coalition on the campaign for a people driven constitution says Members of Parliament betrayed the Zambian people by passing the Constitution Amendment Bill. Grand Coalition Chairperson Fr. Leonard Chiti has told QFM News that Members of Parliament have denied the Zambian people an opportunity to have a new constitution adopted through a referendum. He says it is disappointing ...

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