Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kantanshi MP commends Mopani Mine

Anthony Mumba Kantanshi Member of Parliament

Kantanshi Member of Parliament Anthony Mumba has commended Mopani Copper Mines for recalling some of the ex-miners who were retrenched. Mr Mumba says the move will help in reducing poverty in his constituency. He has since advised other mining companies to emulate what Mopani Copper Mines has done and help supplement government efforts in alleviating poverty. And Mr Mumba is ...

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ZAMRA shuts down 40 illegal drug stores

ZAMRA Public Relations Officer Ludovic Mwape Pic by Albert Mpezeni

The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has from January 2017 to date shut down 40 unregistered drug sale outlets in Lusaka. ZAMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape says seven people have since been prosecuted and a 100% conviction of these cases has been recorded in the Lusaka magistrate court. He says the authority is concerned that people have engaged in ...

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Confusion rocks UPND in Eastern Province

UPND

Confusion has rocked the opposition UPND in Eastern Province as party members jostle for party positions. Reports reaching Qfm News from the Province suggests that the UPND has since with immediate effect disbanded the party’s Chipata District youth wing. Reports further suggest that the opposition political party has also suspended two of its District officials Dennis Zimba and Mako Phiri ...

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Police apprehend four Chelstone suspected burglars

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Police in Lusaka have apprehended four suspects who have been behind a spate of burglaries and thefts that had rocked Lusaka’s Chelstone and surrounding areas in the recent past. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says police carried out an operation in the area following numerous complaints from members of the public, resulting in the arrest of four suspects identified as Twambo ...

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Intermarket Bank to reopen

Finance Minister Felix Mutati picture by Albert Mpezeni

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says Intermarket Banking Corporation Limited which was possessed by the Bank of Zambia on 28th November,2016 after it became insolvent will soon reopen following the injection of fresh capital. Mr Mutati has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that Bank of Zambia will announce the composition of new stakeholders within 30 days which will be followed ...

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Busta Rhymes Celebrates 15 Years Of “Pass the Courvoisier” With Celebrity Rap Friends

Rapper Busta Rhymes

Rapper Busta Rhymes recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his hit single “Pass the Courvoisier.” Busta assembled a number of his celebrity friends for the event, which took place at Tree Sounds Studios in Atlanta. Artists like T.I., 2 Chainz, Trae Tha Truth, Kardinal Offishall and others were on hand for the festivities for the single, which was released in ...

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Rio carnival marred by fresh accident as float collapses

Firefighters helped dancers off the float

At least 12 people were injured when a float collapsed in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, the venue where the samba schools hold their annual carnival parade. A walkway on top of the float on which dancers were standing toppled early on Tuesday, sending them tumbling. The incident came a day after 20 people were injured at the Sambadrome when a ...

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Fuchs wants win to start Leicester run

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs has urged his teammates to build on their 3-1 win over Liverpool as the champions look to secure their Premier League future following the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri. In a remarkable transformation, Leicester looked like the side that stormed to a dramatic title win last season rather than the insipid side of recent weeks as ...

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It was a team effort – Singh

Luther Singh

Amajita faces Senegal in the second match of the CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations, at the Levy Mwanawas Stadium, Ndola on Thursday. Kickoff is at 6pm and the match will be broadcast live on SuperSport 9. The South Africans are still in a celebratory mood following a convincing 3-1 win over Cameroon in their opening match of the 2017 ...

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Trump blames Obama for town hall protests and security leaks

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US President Donald Trump has said he believes Barack Obama is behind the protests against Republican lawmakers, and national security leaks. He told Fox News: “I think President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it”, but added: “I also think it’s just politics”. Mr Trump offered no evidence for his claims; his predecessor in the White House ...

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