Daily Archives: January 14, 2017

Cash row sours Zim’s Afcon build-up

© Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat

Zimbabwe have endured a troubled run-up to the Africa Cup of Nations, with players refusing to attend a farewell gala and missing scheduled flights to the tournament in a dispute over pay. The “Warriors”, who have all now arrived in Gabon, look to overcome their minnows status in their opening Group B game on Sunday against Algeria, followed by clashes ...

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Gabon pin hopes on Aubameyang

© Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang

The Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Gabon on Saturday afternoon as the hosts, spearheaded by the brilliant Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang, face minnows Guinea-Bissau in the tournament’s opening game in Libreville. The Panthers, coached by veteran Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho, are looking to the French-born Borussia Dortmund striker to lead their bid to win the continental title for the first ...

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Sky pulls Michael Jackson programme after family complaints

A petition against the casting objected to Fiennes getting the role

Sky has said it will not air a TV programme about Michael Jackson after his daughter said she was “incredibly offended” by the portrayal of him. The episode – part of a series called Urban Myths – had been due to air on Sky Arts. Sky released a statement on Friday saying they had pulled one episode after concerns were ...

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Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain “at least for a period of time” but could then be lifted. He also said the One China policy, in which the US no longer acknowledges Taiwan, was up ...

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Gambia talks fail as president refuses to step down

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh welcomed Nigeria's leader, Muhammadu Buhari, but talks broke down

The Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has left the country after talks failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down. Nigeria’s president flew to Banjul to try to broker a deal but Mr Jammeh would not relinquish power. Mr Barrow is now heading to Mali, where he will meet West African leaders attending a summit there. The former estate agent ...

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41 Houses for Immigration officers commissioned in Lusaka

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo

Government has reaffirmed its commitment in ensuring that it provides descent accommodation to security personnel as they discharge their diligent duties. Speaking during the handover of newly constructed Chelstone Police Station and 41 Housing Units for Immigration Department in Lusaka today, Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo says the PF government has resolved to continue with infrastructure development in the country. ...

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Ed Sheeran takes top two chart positions

Sheeran is due to release his third album, ÷, on 6 March

Ed Sheeran’s new singles Shape of You and Castle On The Hill have entered the UK singles chart at number one and number two respectively. The Official Charts Company says it is the first time in history an artist has taken the top two chart positions with brand new songs. The singer said he was “incredibly chuffed” by the success. ...

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RTSA launches E – ZAMTIS system

RTSA Chief Executive Office Zindaba Soko

Government says it has invested 23 million dollars for the installation of the state of art transport information system. Speaking during the launch of the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Electronic Zambia Transport Information System (E – ZAMTIS) system, Transport and Communication Minister Brian Mushimba says government prioritized the investment because they are determined to promote efficiency in the ...

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EAZ cautions govt on tax enforcement

EAZ President Chrispin Mphuka

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has cautioned government against relenting at tax enforcement and collection this financial year. EAZ president Chrispin Mphuka says his association is expecting that government will this year ensure that everyone pays taxes. In an interview with QTV News Dr. Mphuka notes that the EAZ particularly expects the mines to pay their full shares of ...

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2016 ZW&MA report on millers shows high levels of non-compliance


Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA) has disclosed that in 2016 a total number of 20, 292 instruments were verified in routine inspections and verification of measuring and weighing instruments. The agency says with its overarching mandate being to provide regulatory oversight in the field of Legal Metrology in Zambia, in the year 2016 it conducted inspections of various measuring ...

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