Monthly Archives: January 2017

Women potential key in accelerating economic growth – Lungu

PRESIDENT Lungu Speaks

President Edgar Lungu says the full realization of the potential of women is critically important in efforts to accelerate economic growth and sustainable development on the continent.  In his closing statement at the high-level event on the implementation of the African Common Position on ending child marriage in Africa during the 28th African Union summit of heads of state and ...

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Confirmed transfers as they happen


The January transfer window closes at 23:00 GMT in England and midnight in Scotland. Keep up to date with all of the confirmed deals in our list below. See every Premier League move on the transfer wall here. Signings announced in December, some of which only went through once the window opened, can be found here. For all the latest ...

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Affleck will not direct Batman film


Ben Affleck has pulled out of directing the upcoming standalone Batman film. The A-lister will still produce and star in the as yet unnamed film but said in a statement he and Warner Bros were looking for a new director. “It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. “There are certain characters who ...

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Shoprite Zambia launches feeding programme in Lusaka

Shoprite Zambia has launched a feeding programme for pupils at Linda Open Community School in Lusaka. Speaking during the launch of the SHOPRITE Mobile Soup Kitchen Initiative today, Shoprite General Manager Charles Bota says the chain store has recognized the pressure put on less privileged people in communities. He says the chain store has developed a modified food truck, complete with ...

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ACC arrests Ministry of Energy Executive Officer

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The Anti-Corruption Commission in Chipata has arrested an Executive Officer in the Ministry of Energy and Water Development for corrupt practices involving K75, 000.00 ACC Acting Senior Corporate Affairs Officer Jonathan Siame says Solomon Simfukwe, an Executive Officer aged 32 of plot No. 2853, Kanjala Area in Chipata District has been charged with three counts of theft by public servant ...

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Deputy School Head arrested for laundering over K17, 000


The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) in Western Province has arrested a Deputy School Head Teacher for money laundering involving over K17, 000. Commission deputy public relations officer Mutale Chileshe says Wamunyima Nyambe, 32, a Deputy Head Teacher of House No. 4 Namushakende in Nalolo District has been arrested for theft by public servant, fraudulent ...

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Mwanza lodges complaint against police IG


Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza has lodged a formal complaint against Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja with the Police Public Complaints Authority. Mr. Mwanza has accused Mr Kanganja of complicity, professional ineptness and violation of the Zambia Police Act by failing to have PF Secretary General Davies Mwila arrested and charged for inciting PF cadres ...

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Trump’s attorney general pick faces vote

President Edgar Lungu

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote on President Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, Jeff Sessions. A conservative senator and early backer of Mr Trump, Mr Sessions has been dogged by allegations of racism which overshadowed his confirmation hearings. The vote comes a day after the president dismissed Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who questioned the legality of ...

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10 people perish as Mazhandu bus collides with truck


Nine people have died on the spot while another died at kapiri mposhi district hospital after a Higer bus heading to Kitwe collided with a truck on the Great North road near Lwanshimba between Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi this morning. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) head of public relations Fredrick Mubanga says the Higer bus registration number ALZ 3197 ...

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SACCORD proposes national constitution review indaba

SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe

Government has been urged to call for a national stakeholders’ indaba to review proposed amendments to the republican Constitution. The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) says such an indaba will be useful in addressing issues pertaining to the amendment of the Constitution. SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says the indaba will also provide a platform ...

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