Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Chola encourages parents, guardians to look after children

Bellion Chola

Advocacy against child abuse and gender based violence Executive Director Bellion Chola is concerned by the failure of some parents and guardians to protect children. Mr. Chola says increasing cases of children being abandoned or chased from home are worrying. He says his organization is currently keeping a girl identified as Joyce Namushi aged 9, from Kalabo district of western ...

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FODEP counsels govt on intended market boards

FODEP Acting Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe

The Foundation For Democratic Process (FODEP) has advised local government minister Vincent Mwale to ensure the management boards which will be appointed to run markets and bus stations are free from political influence. FODEP executive director Mweenge Chimfwembe says politicians should not be allowed to hijack the boards. Mr. Chimfwembe has also advised the minister to align the boards to ...

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We’re clean – Govt

Government says it is clean in the infamous Zambia-Malawi maize transaction. Minister in the office of the vice president Sylvia Chalikosa has told parliament in response to a question raised by Choma central member of parliament Cornelius Mweetwa who wanted to know the role the Zambian government played in the Zambia Malawi maize transaction and what measures have been taken ...

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SA underdogs against Senegal – Senong

Thabo Senong © supersport.com

Victory against Senegal for the South African Under-20 Men’s National Team will see them qualify for the semifinals of the CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations currently under way in Zambia. The two nations meet on Thursday, 2 March in a Group B clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Kickoff is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). The match will ...

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Syria conflict: All parties committed war crimes in Aleppo – UN

The Syrian and Russian government deny targeting civilians in what was rebel-held Aleppo

UN human rights investigators say Syrian civilians fell victim to war crimes committed by all parties during the battle for Aleppo last year. Daily air strikes by Syria’s government and its ally Russia claimed hundreds of lives, according to a new report. Government forces also dropped chlorine bombs, resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties, it alleges. Rebels are meanwhile accused ...

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Fillon refuses to quit French election despite charges

Campaigners have held protests against Mr Fillon

French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon says a judge is placing him under investigation over a fake job scandal – but has vowed to continue his election campaign. For weeks, Mr Fillon has fought allegations that his wife was paid for years for work she did not do. Mr Fillon called the investigation “a political assassination” against him. President Francois ...

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Medicinal Cannabis cultivation legal- Kampyongo

Steven Kampyongo

Home affairs minister Steven Kampyongo has disclosed that the law provides for the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Mr. Kampyongo has told parliament in a ministerial statement that this is provided for under section 9 of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances act cap 96 of the law of Zambia. He however, states that it is mandatory that one ...

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Govt is playing on the minds of Zambians – Kabimba


Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba has described as a joke government’s reassurance that it still attaches great importance to the review of the Public Order Act. Mr Kabimba says he believes government is merely playing on the minds of the Zambian people. He says if the PF government was truly committed to reviewing the Public Order Act it would have ...

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