Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Govt to strengthen e-voucher system

Agriculture minister Dora Siliya

Government says it remains committed to ensuring the e-voucher system of delivering inputs to farmers works. Speaking when she met agriculture cooperating partners at her office today, Agriculture minister Dora Siliya says government believes this is the only way it will be able to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of inputs to the farmers. Ms Siliya says ghost farmers ...

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Kaizer should not be State House -Tayali

Kaizer Zulu arguing with CAF officials

Opposition Economic and Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali says Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs Kaizer Zulu should not continue to be at State house in view of his conduct at the National Heroes Stadium on Sunday in the presence of the Head of State. Mr Tayali says President Edgar Lungu should take action against Mr Zulu ...

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Police charge Lusaka boyfriend with murder

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Police in Lusaka have arrested and charged with murder the boyfriend of the 19 year-old woman identified as Justina Njovu of Kasupe area who was murdered and her body dumped in a well on 1st March, 2017. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says a day before the victim’s body was discovered by members of the public in a well, she was ...

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Demonstrations at LAZ illegal – Kampyongo

Steven Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo says the demonstration at the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) offices by suspected Patriotic Front cadres on the 3rd of March was illegal. In a ministerial statement delivered this afternoon, Mr. Kampyongo says the organizers of the demonstration did not fulfill the provisions of the law. He however, states that Police swiftly moved in and ...

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Zambia U-20 victory has united Zambians – Lungu

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Conferderation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou,President Edgar Chagwa Lungu,Sports Minister Moses Mawere and Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga

President Edgar Lungu says the victory of the Zambia under-20 is a demonstration that in unity the country has the power to rise above all social, political and economic divides. Speaking during the luncheon hosted in honor of the victorious under-20 national soccer team at State house this afternoon, President Lungu says the players have brought joy and great honor ...

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Alison Krauss reacts to Beyonce’s Grammy ‘threat’

Alison Krauss: "I'm no poet"

Alison Krauss has more Grammys than any other woman in history. Twenty-seven from 42 nominations, to be precise. They recognise the bluegrass singer for her work with Union Station, as a solo artist, as a contributor to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and as Robert Plant’s foil on Raising Sand. Earlier this year, it looked like she would be overtaken ...

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Tanzania broadcaster suspends staff over fake Trump news

The article said Mr Trump called President Magufuli an "African hero"

Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine staff after it aired a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli’s performance. The article appeared on a website called Fox Channel. The story, which was broadcast last week, said Mr Trump called Mr Magufuli an “African hero” compared to other leaders who are “doing nothing”. A ...

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Dutch election: Voters go to the polls in key test for populists

Geert Wilders turned out to vote in The Hague

Voters are going to the polls in the Netherlands in the first of three crucial eurozone elections this year. The race is dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right party and that of Geert Wilders, running on an anti-immigration platform. Mr Rutte has said the election is an opportunity for voters to “beat the wrong sort of populism”. Mr Wilders ...

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Post newspaper liquidation fraudulent – Tayali

Tayali Fire

Economic and Equity Party (EEP) president Chilufya Tayali has charged that his party has established that the Post Newspaper was liquidated fraudulently. Mr Tayali says his party has conducted a review of the process of liquidating the tabloid newspaper and has come to a conclusion that its liquidation has nothing to do with failure to pay taxes. Speaking at a ...

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