Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

Lungu confers city status on Chipata district

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) confers the City Chain to Chipata Mayor Sinoya Mwale....PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2017

President Edgar Lungu has conferred city status on Chipata district in eastern province, a proclamation which will come into effect tomorrow, 25th February, 2017. Speaking during the proclamation ceremony in Chipata today, President Lungu says Chipata has met all the requisites needed for a town to graduate from a municipality to a city, such as having a population of not ...

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Police place K50, 000 bounty on serial killer

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Police are offering a reward of K50,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspected serial killer behind the recent deaths of two female victims in Chilanga district. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has called on all those with relevant information to confide in the Police officers at any nearest Police station. Ms Katongo has also reiterated the ...

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South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African nationals marched through Pretoria to protest against immigrants

South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying police helicopter has also been deployed amid a stand-off between local protesters and foreigners, with both groups armed with sticks, bricks and knives. President Jacob Zuma had called for calm ahead of the anti-immigrant march. Many ...

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Kim Jong-nam killing: ‘VX nerve agent’ found on his face

North Korea has not identified the man who died as Kim Jong-nam, only as a North Korean citizen

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. Mr Kim died last week after two women accosted him briefly in a check-in hall at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian toxicology reports indicate he was attacked using VX nerve agent, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the ...

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Chief Mpezeni sued over failed Mukula tree deal

A Lusaka businessman has sued Paramount Chief Mpezeni whose name is Davison Jere together with his two nephews claiming a full refund of US$127,000 which was payment for the Mukulu tree. According to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court Registry obtained by QFM , Richard Sikwibele Mwapela has sued Chief Mpezeni,Mathias Puta and Danny Mwanza as ...

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Kaputa struck by earthquake

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Three people are so far known to have been injured after an earthquake struck Kaputa district and surrounding areas in Northern Province. According to the US Geological Survey, the 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck 46 kilometres east of Kaputa in the early hours of today. And Vice president Inonge Wina has confirmed the occurrence of the earth tremors in Kaputa and ...

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Leicester sack Ranieri nine months after title win

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Manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City, nine months after leading them to the Premier League title. The Foxes are one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches left. “The board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest,” read a statement. Ranieri, 65, guided the Foxes to ...

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Naomie Harris: ‘Craig could be back as Bond’

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Oscar-nominated actress Naomie Harris has said there’s a “very good chance” Daniel Craig will return as 007, after speculation he may leave the role. The 40-year-old Moonlight star was speaking after she was awarded an OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. “I really don’t think that they’ve moved on from Daniel,” she said. “I think there’s a very good ...

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Kim Jong-nam ‘killed by VX nerve agent’

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Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. Mr Kim died last week after two women accosted him briefly in a check-in hall at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian toxicology reports indicate he was attacked using “VX nerve agent”, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the ...

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