Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Sir Paul sues Sony over Beatles songs


It could become one of the most important legal battles in music – Sir Paul McCartney is suing Sony over control of The Beatles’ back catalogue. The star has gone to a US court, seeking to regain the publishing rights to 267 of the band’s classic songs. He’s been trying to get them back since the 1980s, when Michael Jackson ...

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Zambia, EC in €65M grant financing agreement

Zambia and European Commission have signed a 65 million euros Grant financing agreement for the Lusaka Transmission Distribution Rehabilitation Project. The agreement was signed this afternoon in Brussels, Belgium, between Finance Minister Felix Mutati and European Commissioner for International Development Neven Minica. Speaking during a consultative meeting after the signing ceremony, Mr. Minica says the European Commission is delighted to ...

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May: UK will lead world on free trade


Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the “politics of division”. Her speech to business leaders and politicians in Switzerland comes after EU leaders said a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK ...

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35 yr old Ndola impersonator goes in for 12 months


The Nakonde Magistrates Court has sentenced a 35 year old man of Ndola to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence. Facts are that on 3rd January, 2017 the Zambia Police apprehended Joseph Mulenga in Nakonde for impersonation. Mr. Mulenga was masquerading as a ZRA Customs Officer in charge of the scanner at ...

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Zambian transport industry RTSA Bill ready

RTSA Chief Executive Office Zindaba Soko

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says its proposed Bill meant to address all changes in the Zambian transport industry is ready for presentation to Parliament. RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko says with such legislation the agency wants to change the current situation where roads in the Country appear more for use by motorists than pedestrians. Mr. Soko ...

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CTPD eyebrows AG report revelation on mines

The Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) says the revelations from the Auditor General’s report citing that six mining companies had been exporting more than permitted volumes of extracted minerals are very unfortunate for country like Zambia that is desperate need of maximum revenue for local economic growth. In the report, it is stated that six mineral exporters actually ...

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PF SG annoys opposition parties


Political Parties have reacted angrily to the statement by PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila, instructing PF cadres to forcibly take over the running of markets and bus stations saying this is a criminal statement that borders on sedition and inciting lawlessness. The opposition FDD and UPND feel that this statement is a recipe for anarchy, public nuisance and a serious ...

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ERB suspends importation licenses for OMCs


The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has suspended fuel importation licenses for Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in public interest to allow for a smooth transaction before the Private Sector takes over the procurement of petroleum products. ERB Director Consumer & Public Affairs Agnes Phiri has told QTV News in a statement that following notices of intention to suspend importation of petroleum ...

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When Shakira met Gordon Brown, and other politician-celebrity friendships

Shakira presented Gordon Brown with the Up For School petition in 2015

Shakira appears to have struck up a slightly unlikely friendship with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The Colombian pop star was photographed with the ex-PM in Switzerland, briefly causing much confusion on social media. But Shakira explained they had been speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos about global education – something she’s a known campaigner for. “With ...

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Cameroon on brink, Gabon held again

AFCON 2017 Match Report: Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau - Indomitable Lions survive

Cameroon closed in on the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti’s contender for goal of the tournament had given ...

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