Daily Archives: February 13, 2017

PF in Monze tests bitterness in criticism from opposition

PF Monze District Chairman Gilbert Mwila

Patriotic Front in Monze District Chairman Gilbert Mwila has charged that the checks and balances being offered by some opposition parties are out of bitterness. Mr Mwila notes the opposition has adopted politics of issuing alarming statements which they cannot even substantiate in the name of offering checks and balances. He points out that UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba’s anti ...

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TPAZ urges review for laws regulating timber industry

TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange

The Timber Association of Zambia (TPAZ) has noted the need for a comprehensive review of laws regulating the timber industry. TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange says most of the laws regulating the timber sector are outdated. Mr Masange says government should therefore not be reluctant in reviewing these laws. Meanwhile, Mr. Masange has charged that corruption is on the increase ...

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Lungu’s warning to Ministers is timely- FODEP

President Edgar Lungu

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has noted the need to have mechanisms in place to hold accountable members of parliament who fail to perform in their constituencies. FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe says President Edgar Lungu’s warning to Ministers who do not visit their constituencies is therefore timely. Mr Chimfwembe says many are times when Members of Parliament do ...

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Children International urges support for children’s education

Children International Zambia has noted the need to support children’s education in order to reduce the high poverty levels in the country. CIZ Agency Director Sikamena Siyumbwa has told journalists in Lusaka that it is for this reason that his organization is currently supporting over 15, 000 children in Zambia in areas of health, education, empowerment and employment. He says ...

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Chief Mukobela hails quick response of containing red locusts

Chief Mukobela of the Ila speaking people in Namwala district has commended government for the quick response in containing the red locusts that had invaded some areas. Chief Mukobela says had government not responded quickly, the locusts would have caused severe destruction to the crops. He has however, urged government to intensify efforts to bring the situation under control so ...

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Ronaldo injury scare for Napoli clash

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 10: ... of Real Madrid ... during a training session at Valdebebas training ground on Frebuary 10, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo trained apart from the team on Monday just two days ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League last 16 home leg against Napoli. The Portuguese goal machine with a record 96 Champions League strikes to his name suffered a heavy tackle in a 3-1 win over Osasuna at the weekend. And as the rest of the Real Madrid squad ...

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Bafta wins for Emma Stone and Dev Patel


The Lego Batman Movie has spanked Fifty Shades Darker in a battle of the sequels at the US box office. The Lego Movie follow-up took the top spot with $55.6m (£44.4m), while Fifty Shades Darker attracted $46.8m (£37.4m), according to estimates. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Doran both reprised their Fifty Shades of Grey roles, but the sequel couldn’t match its ...

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Four dead in French ski resort avalanche


At least four people have died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in south-eastern France, rescuers say. A group of nine was buried after the wall of snow swept through an off-piste area, police say, with the other five people still missing. The group was reportedly made up of eight skiers and a guide. The 400-metre (1,300ft) ...

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Swansea sharpen Leicester’s pain

Martin Olsson © Getty Images

Defenders Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson gave Swansea City a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday that nudged the flatlining Premier League champions closer to the relegation zone. Mawson and Olsson netted crisp strikes prior to halftime at the Liberty Stadium to give Swansea manager Paul Clement a fourth win in six games since he succeeded the sacked Bob ...

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Wenger urges misfiring Ozil to become more ruthless

Mesut Ozil © Getty Images

Mesut Ozil is in the midst of a confidence crisis, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who also urged the misfiring German midfielder to be more ruthless in front of goal. Ozil has been under the spotlight following anonymous performances in recent defeats to Watford and Chelsea and did little to deflect the criticism after missing a host of chances ...

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