Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Is Daniel Radcliffe ready for Hamlet?

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Daniel Radcliffe says he is really keen to be in a Shakespeare play – although he admits he’s no expert on the Bard. The Harry Potter star has been praised for his latest role in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at London’s Old Vic. Tom Stoppard’s comedy, first performed in 1966, centres around two minor characters from Hamlet. “My knowledge ...

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’30 killed’ in IS Kabul hospital attack

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More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say. Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients. Commandos who landed on the Sardar Daud hospital roof killed all four attackers after ...

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Campaigns against expanded Bill of Rights was short sighted – ULP

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The opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) says the failed referendum on the expanded Bill of Rights has been the missed opportunity it has observed Zambia has had in constitution making. ULP leader Sakwiba Sikota says his party has been left puzzled why some political parties and the civil society campaigned for this referendum  to fail without realizing the opportunity it ...

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Chief Msoro of Mambwe District dies

Chief Msoro of the Kunda speaking people in Mambwe District has died. Senior Chief Nsefu has confirmed the death of Chief Msoro in Chipata by telephone. Chief Nsefu is said to have disclosed that Chief Msoro died on Tuesday yesterday after developing alleged hypertension. Chief Nsefu says the late Chief was admitted at Chipata Central Hospital before being evacuated to ...

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UPND women shun women’s day commemoration

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The opposition UPND has justified the reason why its women have shunned this year’s commemoration of the International Women’s Day. UPND National chairperson for women affairs Namakau Kabwiku says women of her party wants to use this year’s commemoration to protest against the President Edgar Lungu administration. Ms. Kabwiku says this is over what his party has observed as continued ...

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President Lungu urges gender mainstreaming in govt

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President Edgar Lungu has observed the need for all government Ministries to make gender an integral part of their sector plans and budgets. President Lungu is reminding Ministers to keep in mind the 60th session of the United Nations Commission resolution of integrating gender responsive planning in national plans and budgets. He states that it is through this gender mainstreaming ...

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ACU sees need to support women health

The African Consumer Union (ACU) says there is need for Zambia to support women health in order to increase their economic participation and reduce poverty. ACU First Vice President Muyunda Ililonga says women need special attention in the health agendas. Mr. Ililonga notes that the growing burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa in general and Zambia in particular, ...

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‘’Are you rendering credible checks’’, Opposition MPs asked

Opposition Members of Parliament have been challenged to conduct a self assessment on whether or not they are currently rendering credible checks and balances to the Executive. Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Governance advisor Isaac Mwanza says his organization is concerned that Zambia does not seem to have a voice in Parliament that is able to put government to work. ...

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Longwe calls on Lungu to look into ATI Bill

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Non Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Chairperson Sara Longwe has called on President Edgar Lungu to address the issue of the Access to Information Bill during his address to Parliament later this month. Ms. Longwe says her organisation expects President Lungu to ensure that the Access to Information Bill becomes Law. She has notes that the enactment of the bill ...

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