Daily Archives: January 11, 2017

TPAZ wants economic Indaba to be held

TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange

The Timber Producers Association of Zambia (TPAZ) has reemphasized the need for Zambia to hold an economic Indaba in order to diversify Zambia’s economy. The Association feels that the nation can benefit a lot from the sector in earning some foreign exchange during this difficult time. TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange says President Edgar Lungu should emulate late President Levy ...

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PF in Southern Province endorses Lungu

PF Monze District Chairman Gilbert Mwila

The ruling Patriotic Front in Southern Province has joined some PF members who have come out in the open to support the candidature of President Edgar Lungu as the sole candidate for the PF in 2021 general elections. Provincial Chairman Charles Hamududu says the stance taken by President Lungu is an indication of a visionary leader. Mr. Hamududu says this ...

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Commission of inquiry on violence receives 36 submissions in Lusaka

Commission Chairperson Justice Munalula Lisimba

The Commission of inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence has received a total of 36 submissions from the general public in Lusaka Province. Commission Chairperson Justice Munalula Lisimba has attributed the number of submissions to the time they gave the members of public in which they were expected to submit their submissions. Justice Lisimba says the commission has received ...

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Shania Twain’s career to exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is the latest artist set to have an exhibit opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2017. The upcoming exhibit was announced Tuesday morning as part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. “It’s an honor to be a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibitions for 2017,” Twain says in a statement. ...

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LAZ called upon to interpret law on Lungu’s 2021 bid

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma has called on the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) not to remain quiet over the growing debate of President Edgar Lungu’s legibility to stand in 2021. Dr. Ng’oma says this is the time that the people want the association to interpret the constitution so that they know what the way forward is. He says according ...

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Fifa approves 48-team World Cup

<> on October 12, 2015 in Rome, Italy.

Fifa’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. “The Fifa Council unanimously decided on a 48-team #WorldCup as of 2026: 16 groups of 3 teams,” a tweet from Fifa’s official account said. The decision marks a major coup for the body’s ...

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TIZ demands for a report from Lungu over Zambia – Malawi maize deal

President Edgar Lungu

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has demanded for a report from President Edgar Lungu over the revelations from Malawi where he and the Agriculture Minister have been cited to have been the main players of the scandalous maize deal. TIZ Acting Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says the organization is worried that the Head of State has failed to come out to ...

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Obama speech: Democracy needs you, says outgoing president

President Obama thanked his wife Michelle and daughters Malia (pictured) and Sasha for their sacrifices

President Barack Obama has called on Americans to defend their democracy in his farewell speech in Chicago. “By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place” than it was eight years ago when he took office, he told thousands of supporters. But he warned “democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted”. He implored Americans of all backgrounds ...

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ACC vows to recover all ‘ill- gotten wealth’

Moono ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has vowed to continue its mandate on prosecuting and recovery of ill- gotten wealth regardless of the person or entities involved. Commission Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono says during a media briefing in Lusaka today that the Supreme Court has awarded a number of properties under Tedworth Properties to the state. Mr. Moono says the commission ...

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Govt spends over K20 million to control Army Worms

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Government has so far spent close to 20 million kwacha in response to the army worm that broke out in the country last month. Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka today, Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says the 20 million kwacha has been spent on procuring the pesticides, the gumboots and the general administration to manage the attack. Ms Siliya ...

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