Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Fire Brigade investigating Bible House’s cause of fire

Fire Brigade investigating Bible House's cause of fire

The Lusaka Fire Brigade has instituted investigations into the cause of the fire that destroyed property worth thousands of Kwacha yesterday belonging to the Bible Society of Zambia. Bible Society of Zambia president Edwin Zulu has disclosed at a media briefing that it has however, been established that the fire started from one of the shops rented out by the ...

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Zambia has a leadership vacuum – Kaunda

UNIP President Tilyenji Kaunda

UNIP President Tilyenji Kaunda has charged that the country has a leadership vacuum. Speaking during the launch of the party’s membership card renewal in Lusaka today, Mr. Kaunda says many things have gone wrong in the country which has resulted in the people being subjected to suffering. Mr. Kaunda says the country needs quality leadership that will be able to ...

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Govt refutes reports of giving ZNBC to a Chinese Company

Kampamba Mulenga - Chief Government Spokesperson Pic by Albert Mpezeni

Government has refuted media reports suggesting that a Chinese company has takeover the national broadcaster ZNBC. Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga has told a news conference that such reports are patently false and aimed at misleading the nation. Ms Mulenga has assured the nation that ZNBC will remain a public broadcaster. She says like all other public corporations, ...

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Zambia, UK seal energy deal

Energy Permanent Secretary Emelda Chola

The Zambian and United Kingdom governments have signed an energy partnership agreement aimed at expanding the household solar market in Zambia The Energy Africa Partnership Agreement will see the two governments explore ways to complement efforts being made in Zambia in expanding large scale energy infrastructure. Speaking during the signing ceremony in Lusaka today, Energy Permanent Secretary Emelda Chola who ...

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Madonna posts Instagram pictures of adopted Malawi twins

Madonna (above) convinced the judge in Malawi that she was in good health and able to look after the twins

Madonna has posted a picture on Instagram of the twin sisters she has adopted from Malawi, pointing out that the process is now complete and she is delighted to have them in her family. “I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible,” she wrote. The singer also appealed for privacy from the media during ...

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Ivanovic joins Zenit St Petersburg

Branislav Ivanovic © Gallo Images

Zenit St Petersburg have signed versatile Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on a 2-1/2 year deal, the Russian club announced on Wednesday. Zenit said the Serbia captain, who played for Lokomotiv Moscow before joining current Premier League leaders Chelsea in 2008, had the option of extending his contract for another year. “I had a very big hope to come back to ...

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Wenger calls for Arsenal unity

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged everyone connected with the Gunners to remain “united” despite seeing the club slip further behind in the Premier League title race. Successive defeats by Watford and leaders Chelsea have left Arsenal 12 points off the summit and only one point ahead of Liverpool in the race for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying ...

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Kenyan closure of Dadaab refugee camp blocked by high court

Set up in 1991, Dadaab refugee camp is the size of a city

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government’s bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world. A directive to shut the Dadaab camp and forcibly repatriate about 260,000 Somali refugees living there was issued last year. The deadline for its closure had been extended until May, but a high court judge ruled the decision was tantamount to ...

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Merkel seeks to ramp up failed asylum seeker deportations

The deportation of migrants back to Afghanistan has faced resistance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to unveil plans to significantly increase deportations of failed asylum seekers. The measures include allowing access to asylum seekers’ phones and Sim cards to verify their identities and increasing the amount paid to voluntary returnees. Migration has become a heavily politicised issue in Germany ahead of elections later this year. An asylum seeker killed ...

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