Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

High cases of GBV in Zambia irks local GBV NGO

Bellion Chola

Advocacy against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence has expressed concern over the 2.4 percent increase in Gender Based Violence cases recorded in 2016 as revealed by the Zambia Police Service. Advocacy Executive Director Bellion Chola feels these statistics are a sign that the nation still has a long way to go in curbing this negative vice. Mr Chola has ...

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RTSA warns erring motorists

RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga

Road Transport and Safety Agency says it is aware of some bus operators and bus drivers violating the Statutory Instrument that restricts the movement of buses at night. RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga has warned that those who will be caught will be dealt with in accordance with the Law. He has appealed to all bus operators and ...

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Water levels at Kariba still low – Zesco

ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata

Zesco Limited says water levels at Kariba, Kafue and Ithezhi Itezhi Dams are still low for load shedding to be reduced. National spokesperson Henry Kapata tells Qfm News via telephone that Kariba dam is 17 percent full generating about 470mega watts of power, while Kafue gorge is at 28 percent full generating about 650mega watts of power and Ithezhi Ithezhi ...

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Mackenzie Phillips says exposing incest with father ruined family relationships

Mackenzie Phillips

It’s been eight years since Mackenzie Phillips made a shocking revelation about her father and since then, her relationships with other family members may have been permanently ruined. The 57-year-old and former star of “One Day at a Time” revealed in her first book, “High on Arrival” that her father, The Mamas & Papas singer John Phillips, allegedly raped her ...

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South African’s Jacob Zuma deploys troops to state address SONA

South African President Jacob Zuma will give his state of the union address on Thursday

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has ordered the deployment of about 440 troops to maintain law and order in parliament for his annual state of the nation address on Thursday. Opposition parties have condemned the decision as a “declaration of war”. Previous addresses by Mr Zuma have been marred by protests and brawls as opposition MPs demanded his resignation. Mr ...

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Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Mr Navalny says the accusations are politically motivated

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement and handed a five-year suspended sentence. It bars him from running for president next year against Vladimir Putin. But Mr Navalny has vowed to take part in the race regardless. He denies the charges and says he will appeal against the verdict. His conviction came in a retrial ...

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Barca appeal Suarez suspension

Luis Suarez © Gallo Images

Barcelona hope to reverse Luis Suarez’s suspension from the King’s Cup final after launching an appeal against the Uruguayan’s second booking in Tuesday’s semifinal second leg with Atletico Madrid, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday. The Cup holders said on www.fcbarcelona.com that they will also appeal Sergio Busquets’ yellow card in the game, which finished 1-1 and sealed a 3-2 ...

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Yaya warns against Jesus dependence

Midfielder Yaya Toure

Midfielder Yaya Toure has urged Manchester City not to put too much weight of expectation on young Gabriel Jesus’ shoulders, despite the Brazil forward’s stunning start to his career at the Etihad Stadium. The 19-year-old Jesus, who has been selected ahead of City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero by manager Pep Guardiola in recent weeks, has scored three goals and provided ...

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Bible House goes up in flames

Bible house fire 1

Bible House, situated along Lusaka’s Freedom Way this morning went up in flames destroying property worth thousands of Kwacha belonging to the Bible Society of Zambia and some auto shops operating from the same building. The fire which started at around 10:50 this morning also affected part of the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) Hostels that are attached to ...

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Suarez one of three dismissals as Barca edge past Atletico


Luis Suarez scored and was sent off as nine-man Barcelona held on to reach the Copa del Rey final with a thrilling aggregate victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp. Suarez tapped in on 43 minutes, before Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto and Atletico’s Yannick Carrasco were sent off for receiving two yellow cards. Substitute Kevin Gameiro then missed a ...

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