Daily Archives: January 20, 2017

It is petty to debate MMD-PF bilateral – Kunda

MMD Muchinga Member of Parliament Howard Kunda

MMD Deputy National Secretary Howard Kunda says it is petty for some people to talk ill of the MMD bilateral working relations with the ruling PF. Mr. Kunda, who is also MMD Muchinga Member of Parliament, says he has been following the escalating debates that are going on in Zambia with particular reference to the working relations between the MMD ...

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Lungu orders upholding of Forests Act provisions

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure that all timber extraction and other forestry-related activities are conducted within the provisions of the Forests Act of 2015. The Head of State says perpetrators of illegal forestry-related activities must be brought to book. Speaking during the tree planting ceremony in Lusaka today, President Lungu says ...

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Lungu challenged to clarify recent directive to Mwila

President Edgar Lungu

The Non Governmental Organizations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has challenged President Edgar Lungu to clarify the position of the party with regard to the directive by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila on running of markets and bus stations. The organization feels that the directive by Mr. Mwila is not only irresponsible but criminal and a gross disregard of the law by ...

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Evancho ‘honoured’ to perform for Trump


Jackie Evancho has said she feels “honoured” to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump, despite criticism from some fans. The teenager came second on America’s Got Talent in 2010 and has gone on to score two top 10 albums in the US. Evancho told Good Morning Britain: “My reason for doing this is nothing to do with politics, it’s ...

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Gambia leader Jammeh pleads for more time

President Yahya Jammeh says there were irregularities in the Gambian election process

The Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh has asked for a deadline for him to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed forces to be extended until 16:00 GMT on Friday. The earlier deadline of noon passed as the Guinean and Mauritanian presidents arrived in Banjul for last-ditch talks. Mr Jammeh’s elected successor, Adama Barrow, was sworn in as president ...

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Zambia to continue promoting Peace, stability – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu and his Vice Inonge Wina

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia will continue to play an active role within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region and beyond to promote and maintain peace and stability. The Head of State says he will continue to reach out to his fellow leaders on the continent and all other heads of state and government in his collective efforts towards ...

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Zimbabwe unfazed by Senegal loss

Calisto Pasuwa

Despite falling 2-0 to Senegal on Thursday, Zimbabwe head coach Calisto Pasuwa has insisted that it is not yet over for the Warriors at Afcon 2017 in Gabon.Pasuwa’s side has amassed just one point from two games but still believe they can make it to the quarterfinals if they defeat Tunisia in their last Group B match on 23 January ...

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Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

News of Adama Barrow's presidency was met with celebrations in the Gambian capital Banjul

West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia. Mr Jammeh has been given until noon on Friday to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed regional forces. Troops have been told to halt their advance until the deadline passes. The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) is ...

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Govt rules out delinking House of Chiefs from Ministry of Chiefs

Lawrence Sichalwe

Government has ruled out delinking the House of Chiefs from the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs. This is in spite of the concern earlier raised by the House of Chiefs during its last meeting with President Edgar Lungu in December last year in which it asked government to detach it from the Ministry. Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence ...

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