Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Russia stripped of 2012 relay silver


Russia have been stripped of their 4x400m relay silver from London 2012 after sprinter Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for steroid turinabol. The ruling is likely to see Jamaica and Ukraine promoted to silver and bronze respectively behind the United States. Krivoshapka, 29, has not competed since 2013, the same year she won bronze at the World Championships in Moscow. Russian ...

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ZESCO investigating Roma township blackout

Zesco Head Office Lusaka

ZESCO says it is still investigating what caused the tripping on the 33KV distribution line in Lusaka’s Roma Township last evening. National Spokesperson Henry Kapata says the says the tripping affected a number of institutions such as the University of Zambia, Parliament Buildings and surrounding areas, Mass Media area, East Park Mall,  Chipata Overspill, Marshlands, Kalundu and Mulungushi Village. He ...

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TALC calls for more investment in HIV/AIDS programs

Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) has called for more investment in HIV/AIDS programs in the country. TALC National Director Felix Mwanza has told QTV News that with reports suggesting the pulling out of PEPFAR from Zambia following the coming of the new administration in United States, there is need for government and other partners to invest more in Antiretroviral ...

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Malawian Inquiry declares interest in Zambia-Malawi maize scandal

United Progressive People (UPP) President Saviour Chishimba says his party has received an official letter from the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notifying them about the desire of the Malawian Commission of Inquiry into the alleged Zambia-Malawi maize scandal to receive its submission. Dr. Chishimba says the submission has since been scheduled for Friday, 3rd February, 2017 at 14:30 hours ...

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Luo challenges intellectuals to help resolve Zambia’s challenges


Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo has challenged intellectuals in the country to help find solutions to the challenges the country is facing. Professor Luo says Zambia has the potential to develop if only intellectuals can help come up with scientific solutions to the many challenges the country is facing. She has also challenged students at higher learning institutions not ...

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Police record 18,540 cases of GBV in 2016

Esther Mwaata ZP

The Zambia Police recorded a total of 18,540 cases of Gender Based Violence countrywide in 2016 compared to 18,088 cases in 2015, representing an increase by 452 cases translating into 2.4%. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Copperbelt recorded the highest number of GBV cases with 5,554 followed by Lusaka with 3,751, while Northern Province recorded the lowest at 383. Ms ...

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Johnny Depp ‘spends $2m a month’


Johnny Depp’s financial troubles are caused by a lavish $2m-a-month lifestyle, say the business managers he is suing for mismanaging his earnings. They claim he spent more than $75m (£59.6m) on 14 homes and $3m (£2.4m) blasting author Hunter S Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon. The Management Group are countersuing Depp after the Pirates of the Caribbean actor sued ...

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Top Democrats oppose Trump’s court pick

Leading Democrats have come out in staunch opposition to Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the vacant position on the Supreme Court. The court has the final say on such divisive issues such as abortion, gun control and gay rights. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch, from Colorado, would restore the court’s conservative 5-4 majority. Senate Democratic leader ...

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Govt reassures Chiefs it will not touch customary land


Government has reassured traditional leaders in the country that it will not interfere in the administration of customary land in their possession. Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Jean Kapata says government is fully aware that it only owns 10 percent of the total mass of land in the country. Ms. Kapata has since clarified that the national land titling programme ...

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RTSA suspends Mazhandu license

Mazhandu bus 2

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has with immediate effect suspended the Road Service License for Mazhandu Family Bus Services pending investigations into yesterday’s accident in which 10 people died. RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko has told a news conference in Lusaka that the agency expects Mazhandu Family Bus Services management to put in place necessary logistics and ...

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