Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

ZDA hails investment in Nansanga farming block project

ZDA Director General Patrick Chisanga

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has hailed the investment government has so far made in the Nansanga farming block project. ZDA Director General Patrick Chisanga says the agency is particularly pleased with the investment that has gone to the backbone infrastructure of the project. Mr. Chisanga tells QTV News that there are now passable roads in the farming block. He ...

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Zambia’s Civil service politicized – Beene

CSAWUZ General Secretary Joy Beene

Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) General Secretary Joy Beene has observed that Zambia’s civil service has been politicized. Mr. Beene is calling on government to see to it that the civil service is free of politics. He has noted that the politicization of the civil service has negatively affected the effectiveness and productivity of workers in ...

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Amajita back in camp for Afcon preps

Thabo Senong © Backpagepix

The Burger King-sponsored South African under-20 national team (Amajita) are back in camp for the second training camp in preparation for the 2017 Caf Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations which will be held in Zambia from 26 February – 12 March in Lusaka and Ndola. South Africa is in Group B, alongside Cameroon, Senegal and Sudan and will be based ...

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Mariah Carey reportedly struggling to sell concert tickets

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is having a bad week. It looks like Ticketmaster is trying to boost slow sales for her upcoming “All the Hits” tour with Lionel Richie by offering tickets as part of a “buy one, get one free” promotion for the concerts, which kick off in March. “This Valentine’s Day, grab a ticket for you and your special someone … all for ...

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson distances himself from Under Armour CEO’s pro-Trump remark

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not happy with the CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, for making pro-Trump comments, but says he’s still sticking with the sports apparel company that manufactures clothing bearing his name. Plank is a part of President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. After the group’s meeting Tuesday, Plank said having “such a pro-business President is something that ...

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Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

Donald Trump

A US federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the order. Mr Trump responded with an angry tweet saying national security was at risk and there would ...

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Zambia should remain an ICC member – SACCORD


The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) says Zambia should maintain its membership of the International Criminal Court. Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says leaving the ICC will make Zambia cease being a leading democratic example on the African continent. Mr Cheembe tells QFM that withdrawing from the ICC should not be an option, but pushing for ...

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FA is ‘1-0 down in Fergie time’, MP warns after ‘no confidence’ motion


A motion of “no confidence” in the Football Association has been passed by MPs debating the organisation’s ability to reform itself. While the motion is largely symbolic, MPs have warned legislation will be brought in if changes are not made. Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has said the FA could lose £30m-£40m of public funding if it does not modernise. Culture, ...

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Has Tom Hiddleston damaged his brand?


The last few months haven’t been too easy for Tom Hiddleston. In September, he and former girlfriend Taylor Swift broke up after three months together amid accusations their relationship was a publicity stunt. Then, in January, he apologised for an “inelegantly expressed” winner’s speech at the Golden Globes in which he referred to aid workers in South Sudan “binge-watching” The ...

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