Daily Archives: January 22, 2017

Israel approves delayed settlement homes

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Israel has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem, after the staunch pro-Israel US President Donald Trump took office. Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP: “Now we can finally build.” Israel’s PM reportedly delayed approval given the opposition of Barack Obama, who infuriated Israel by allowing a UN resolution against settlements to pass. Settlements in East ...

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Phase 1 chiefs’ palaces to be concluded this year

Lawrence Sichalwe

Government has assured the nation that completion of phase one of the construction of chiefs palaces will be done this year. Chief and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence Sichalwe says government has allocated some funds towards the competition of the phase in this year’s national budget. Mr. Sichalwe has told QTV News that his Ministry is thus this year following up ...

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Felix Mutati led MMD backs Lungu’s 2021 bid

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The Felix Mutati led opposition MMD has added its voice is arguing against other political parties that have accused President Edgar Lungu of seeking a third term in 2021. National Secretary Raphael Nakachinda says his party does not think if President Lungu chose to stand in 2021 it would amount to him seeking a third term. Mr. Nakachinda says the ...

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Shrink Constitution less bulky, YALI urges Govt

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Government has been called upon to consider shrinking ¬†the Country’s Constitution into a more less bulky and clear national document. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is urging government to do so during the ongoing review of the amendments made to the Republican Constitution last year. YALI governance advisor Isaac Mwanza is encouraging government to realize that in its current ...

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PF to hold intraparty polls ahead of convention

Father Frank Bwalya

The ruling PF has described as unfounded fears that it will not hold intraparty elections ahead of its 2018 national convention. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says his party remains democratic and has no intentions of abandoning the tenets of democracy. Mr. Bwalya states that the ruling PF believes that charity begins at home and therefore it will continue bringing ...

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UPP Demands for forensic audit of RDA

The opposition united progressive people (UPP) has demanded a forensic audit of the operations of the road development agency (RDA) in the last 5 years. UPP president Savior Chishimba has charged that if the auditor general’s office does not act upon this demand, his party will seek a court order to cause the execution of the audit. Dr. Chishimba notes ...

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