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Daily Archives: March 11, 2017

HIV statistics worries Youth Alive Zambia

Adamson Nkhoma - Youth Alive Zambia Project Manager

Youth Alive Zambia (YAZ) has called for collaborative efforts towards protecting young people from HIV/AIDS. Youth Alive Zambia Project Manager Adamson Nkhoma says the statistics on HIV released concerning young people are alarming and calls for concerted efforts in eradicating the vice. Mr. Nkhoma has told QTV News that there is need to advocate more for behavioral change among young ...

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ZDA Act has various weaknesses, loopholes – CTPD

Isaac Mwaipopo  - CTPD Acting Executive Director

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has observed that the Zambia Development (ZDA) Act of 2006 has various weaknesses and loopholes and that the Zambian Tax Incentives system may be contributing to loss of tax revenues. In a statement issued to QTV News today, CTPD Acting Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo says the ZDA Act of 2006 offers a ...

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Pray, swallow – Health Minister encourages HIV patients

Dr. Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has expressed concern that some church leaders have continued advising their members who are HIV positive against taking drugs. The Health Minister says this will not help the nation in fighting this vice. Dr. Chilufya has reminded the church that they are a critical stakeholder in the fight against HIV/AIDS saying government would embark on ...

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DEC nabs six for unlawful cultivation, trafficking in cannabis

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has in various parts of the country arrested six people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in cannabis contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Those arrested include Steven Katiban’gombe, 54, a Security Guard of Chongwe for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 630kg and Luka Zimba, 37, a Stock Man also of Chongwe for unlawful ...

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Youths demand for ‘action’ from govt

Youths demand for 'action' from govt

Youths across the country have demanded for an action from government in addressing the many challenges they are facing. The youths who converged in Lusaka for a two day forum, agreed in a communiqué that the government takes action and not just end at assuring them that it is committed in addressing their concerns. Some of the issues they raised ...

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ZNFU calls for a ban of importation of edible oils

ZNFU HQ

Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has called for a ban on importation of edible oils which has led to huge unsold quantities of locally processed edible oils, a situation which will also adversely affect the soya beans subsector. According to the ZNFU Weekly Brief issued to QFM News, the farmers union has also assured farmers that it will continue its ...

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Ed Sheeran rules the charts: Where can he go next?

Ed Sheeran holding his number one trophy sideways so it looks more like a letterbox

Ed Sheeran has just broken a truckload of records with his latest album ÷ (Divide). In its first week it outsold the rest of the top 500 combined and became the fastest-selling album ever by a male artist. Ed is also number one on the singles chart. And number two. And number three, four, five, six,.. Actually let’s save some ...

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UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

Five-year-old Mohannad Ali sits in hospital in Yemen in December. His younger cousin - aged just two - died of hunger

The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this ...

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Zesco seal first leg win against Le Messager

Jackson Mwanza @ SS com

Zesco United fought hard to defeat Le Messager Ngozi of Burundi 2-0 in the first round, first leg of the 2017 Caf Confederations Cup played at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Friday, March 10. Playing at home for the first time under coach Zlatco Krmpotic, Zesco United opened the scoring in the 31st minute through Jackson Mwanza. Kondwani Mtonga added ...

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U-20 Afcon Zambia 2017 impresses Hayatou

U-20 Afcon Zambia 2017 impresses Hayatou

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou says he is impressed with the way Zambia has organized the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations. And FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said that he was confident Zambia may be given the rights to host a bigger tournament in future based on the manner the U-20 tournament had been organized. Meanwhile sports ...

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