Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Govt assures nation, visitors of security ahead of U-20 Afcon finals

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has assured both visitors and Zambians of security as the country hosts the Under-20 African cup of nations later this month. Mr. Kampyongo says his ministry has been part of the preparatory programme in order to ensure security measures are put in place for the tournament. He says soccer fans should not fear anything, but ...

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Govt releases K2.1 billion towards domestic arrears

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Minister of Finance Felix Mutati says government is committed to dismantling the stock of domestic arrears. The Minister said this in relation to the K2.1 billion which has been released by the Treasury between December, 2016 and January 2017 towards domestic arrears. And Government has today released K200 million for the 2016/2017 Farmer Input Support Programme [FISP], bringing the total ...

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Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president ordered to stand trial

Mr Sarkozy led France from 2007-2012

A French judge has ordered ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial in an illegal campaign finance case. Mr Sarkozy faces accusations that his party falsified accounts in order to hide 18m euros (£15m; $20m) of campaign spending in 2012. Mr Sarkozy denies he was aware of the overspending, and will appeal against the order to stand trial. He lost the ...

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Suicide bomber kills many at Kabul’s Supreme Court

Police officers have now surrounded the scene of the attack

At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in Kabul, officials say. Another 45 people were injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise. The bomber targeted the car park of the court compound, reports say. The injured are being ferried to hospitals. There was no immediate claim for the attack, which ...

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Busquets, Iniesta back for semis clash

Barcelona star Iniesta

Barcelona were handed a huge boost ahead of the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta were named in Luis Enrique’s squad. Busquets missed the last four games due to ankle ligament damage, whilst Iniesta hasn’t featured in nearly a month with a hamstring problem. Gerard Pique ...

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ZESCO United shake-up technical bench


ZESCO United Football Cub management has restructured the technical bench following the appointment of Zlatko Krmpotic as Head Coach. Tenant Chembo maintains his position as first assistant coach while Alfred Lupiya has been deployed to head Zesco Victoria falls in Livingstone while goalkeeper trainer Stephen Mwansa’s contract has not been renewed. Former Vic Falls head coach Emmanuel Siwale takes over ...

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EIB to set up Zambia office


Minister of Finance Felix Mutati says the decision by the European Investment Bank to set-up a country office is a clear endorsement by Europe that Zambia is one of the best investment destinations in Africa. And the European Investment Bank [EIB] is in the process of arranging blend finance comprising loans and grants to Zambia totaling Euro 320 million this ...

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