Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

Trump blames Democrats over hacking

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Donald Trump says Democrats have shown “gross negligence” by allowing their servers to be hacked in the run-up to the 8 November presidential election. The US president-elect made the comments after a US intelligence report said Russian President Vladimir Putin had “sought to help Donald Trump win”. Mr Trump has stopped short of accusing Russia of interfering, saying only that the election outcome ...

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One voice media cannot stand- Changala

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Civil rights activist Brebner Changala has expressed concern that Zambia seems to only have remained with one voice in the media. Mr. Changala says his observation is that this voice is however the one that sings only for the government of the day. He notes that with such voice divergence views too are allegedly being curtailed. In an interview with ...

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Judiciary urged to diffuse tension among parties

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The Judiciary has been called upon to help diffuse the current political differences among political parties in the Country. Electoral expert Macdonald Chipenzi has observed that the differences between the ruling party and opposition is mainly caused by the sluggish way the Judiciary is handling electoral related cases. Mr. Chipenzi has told QTV News in an interview that he finds ...

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JCTR welcomes toll gates discount system

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The Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has welcomed government’s decision to introduce a discount payment system on toll gates in the Country. Executive Director Leonard Chiti says his organization thinks that such an introduction is good development especially for residents that stay in areas such as Kafue District. Father Chiti says the JCTR has observed that Kafue is actually ...

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PF disagrees, 2017 has started on bad note

Frank Bwalya

The ruling PF has disagreed with observations by various stakeholders in governance that the year 2017 has begun on a bad note for Zambia. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says his party thinks that much as the Country has come under attack by army worms this year, it does not meant 2017 has began on bad note in its entirety. ...

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Lungu’s leadership is drawn from divine wisdom – Mwewa

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President Edgar Lungu has been praised for pardoning all party members that stood as independent candidates in last year’s general elections. Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament Rodgers Mwewa is pleased that President Lungu has once again proved that that his leadership is drawn from divine wisdom. Mr. Mwewa is of the view that what President Lungu has done will add on ...

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Leadership is about service to the people – UPND

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The opposition UPND has reminded the ruling PF to always keep in mind as it governs the Country that leadership is about service to the people. UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka says his party is concerned that the ruling PF does not seem to understand that leadership is about looking at the people it leads than itself. Mr. Katuka says ...

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Summon Siliya, Lungu challenged

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President Edgar Lungu has been challenged to explain why Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya is not within the Country amidst a national wide attack of army worms. The Felix Mutati led MMD is wondering why the Agriculture Minister can stay outside the Country when it is in fact her Ministry that is supervising the curbing of the attack by the worms. ...

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Mumba questions reduced price of fuel

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Government has been challenged to clear the air on claims that the price of fuel has gone down because the crude oil Zambia has been supplied with is cheap and contaminated. MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba says much as it is a good thing that the price of fuel has been reduced, his party’s hope is that this is not ...

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Impact of reduced fuel price will be minimal – EAZ

EAZ President Chrispin Mphuka

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) says it does not expect the announced reduction in the price of fuel to have a substantial impact on the cost of doing business in the country. EAZ President Chrispin Mphuka says his association anticipates that if there will be any impact, such an impact would be minimal. Dr. Mphuka says this is because ...

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