Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Banda saddened by illicit activities in Lochinvar


Tourism and Arts Minister Charles Banda is saddened by the illicit activities taking place in Lochinvar National Park. Speaking after touring the wildlife sanctuary yesterday, Mr. Banda noted that there are a lot of illegalities taking place in the area. Mr. Banda also observed that the park is highly encroached coupled with a poaching problem. He says it is for ...

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Govt is committed to addressing challenges facing youths – Mawere

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Youth and Sport Minister Moses Mawere says government is committed to addressing the challenges facing youths in the country. Mr. Mawere says government is aware that young people are facing a number of challenges and is coming up with interventions to support young people so that they turn out to be responsible adults. He says some of the programmes the ...

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Zambia makes achievements in ending child marriage


Gender Minister Victoria Kalima says Zambia has made notable achievements in ending child marriage from the time the campaign against the practice was launched in 2013. Speaking during an orientation workshop on child marriage for ministries in Lusaka this morning, Ms. Kalima however, notes that despite the achievements made, child marriages have continued with 31 percent of girls being married ...

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ZESCO dismisses reports of 3 days blackout

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ZESCO Limited has dismissed social media reports suggesting that the country will experience a total blackout for three days this month to pave way for routine maintenance. ZESCO National Spokesperson Henry Kapata has described the memo circulating on social media as fake and misleading. Mr. Kapata says to the contrary, the power utility is in fact stabilizing in terms of ...

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Raid on M’membe’s residence barbaric – Msoni

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All People’s Congress (APC) president Nason Msoni has charged that the action of the police at post newspaper in liquidation editor-in-chief Fred M’membe’s residence last evening was barbaric. Mr. Msoni says what the country witnessed yesterday at Mr. M’membe’s residence can only be likened to the infamous Criminal behavior of the Janjaweed militia of Sudan invading and attacking the innocent ...

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Wenger future decision at end of season


A decision on the future of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be made at the end of the season – but a new contract remains on the table. Despite Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg thrashing at Bayern Munich, there is currently no prospect of Wenger leaving before the summer. It is expected the decision for him to stay or leave ...

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The woman behind the new Mulan


The live-action remake of Disney’s classic Mulan now has a director and her name is Niki Caro. You may not recognise her, but she is very quickly climbing the Hollywood ladder, having directed films such as Whale Rider (2002) and the soon-to-be released The Zookeeper’s Wife. Her new role at the helm of Mulan will make the New Zealander only ...

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More arrests over death of Kim’s brother


Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia. A female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man thought to be her boyfriend were both detained on Thursday. A woman travelling on a Vietnamese passport has also been detained. Kim died on Monday after apparently being ...

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Zambia to receive €600M worth of European investment

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Zambia is this year expecting commitment of investment from Europe in excess of 600 million Euros. Finance Minister Felix Mutati has disclosed that this is as a consequence of a recent tour of Europe a delegation he lead undertook. Mr. Mutati says while on this tour his delegation had several engagements with various cooperating partners who pledged commitment to investments. ...

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Govt reverses 100% increment in TEVETA exam fees

Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo

Government has reversed the 100 percent increment in exam registration fees and subject fees imposed by TEVETA institutions. Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo has assured students in the 25 TEVETA institutions in the country that the examinations fees remain the same and that no one should force them to pay the new fees. Prof. Luo says government will not ...

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