Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

Govt owes agricultural suppliers K2 billion

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Government owes fertilizer suppliers, seed companies and transporters a total of two billion kwacha for the 2016/2017 farming season. Agriculture Dora Siliya told parliament when she delivered a ministerial statement today that fertilizer suppliers are owed one point six billion while seed suppliers are owed three hundred and thirty two point nine million kwacha. Ms. Siliya says transporters are owed ...

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Markets, bus stations boards coming – Mwale

Vincent Mwale

Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale says his ministry has embarked on a programme to appoint management boards which will manage and control markets and bus stations in the country, in line with clause 31 of the Markets and Bus stations Act. Mr Mwale has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the management boards are expected to be in place ...

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Rihanna Breaks A Record Set By Michael Jackson

Rihanna

Rihanna has joined an elite chart club after landing her 30th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit. “Love on the Brain” has jumped up five spots to number eight on the new countdown, breaking a tie with Michael Jackson for the third most top 10 songs. She now has appeared on 30 tracks that have hit the top 10. Only ...

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BoZ cuts benchmark lending rate

BoZ Governor Denny Kalyalya

The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has reduced the benchmark lending rate by 150 basis points from 15. 5 percent to 14.0 percent. BoZ Governor Denny Kalyalya says the Committee has also shed off 400 basis points on overnight lending rates from 1000 basis points to 600 basis points above the policy rate. Dr. Kalyalya has told ...

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Sean Kingston Denies Migos Beat Him Down

Singer Sean Kingston

Singer Sean Kingston has responded to reports that claimed was assaulted by The Migos yesterday afternoon (February 21) in Las Vegas. Kingston denied reports that he was beaten and pummeled by the group at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in the middle of the day. Police claimed someone in Sean Kingston’s camp pulled out a gun and fired a ...

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Kim Jong-nam killing: Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspect

Two of the wanted men are Kim Uk II (left) and Hyon Kwang Song (right)

Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Hyon Kwang Song is one of three more North Koreans being sought. One of the others is a state airline employee. Police also confirmed Mr Kim, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died after two women wiped ...

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Mutinta M’membe pleads not guilty

Mutinta Mmembe at court

Post Newspapers Limited in Liquidation proprietor Fred M’membe’s wife Mutinta has pleaded not guilty to one count of contempt of court. This in a case in which Mrs M’membe is alleged to have torn a search warrant presented to her by Police officers who had gone to conduct a search at her residence located along Nagwenya road in Rhodespark on ...

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Man City rally to beat Monaco 5-3 in thriller

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Manchester City came from behind twice to secure a crucial two-goal advantage after a classic Champions League last-16 tie against Monaco at Etihad Stadium. On a night of fluctuating fortunes and thrilling football, Pep Guardiola’s side were on the precipice in this tournament before dragging themselves back to ensure they go into the return in Monaco with a priceless lead. ...

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The message behind Katy Perry’s new video

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Pop star turned human emoji Katy Perry has just released her new video, Chained To The Rhythm – and its message is hard to ignore. Set in a futuristic theme park, it finds the star seduced by the delights and distractions of modern life. Then slowly, like Katharine Ross in Stepford Wives, she begins to realise something is terribly wrong ...

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