Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Govt to roll out US$65M SWL component

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Government says it will roll out the US$65 million Supporting Women’s Livelihoods (SWL) component under the Girls Education, Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Project. Community Development and Social Welfare Minister, Emerine Kabanshi has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the Girls Education, Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Project is a new initiative by the government with support from the World Bank ...

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President Lungu to address Parliament tomorrow

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Vice President Inonge Wina says President Edgar Lungu is tomorrow, Friday expected to address the National Assembly. Moving a notice of motion in parliament this afternoon, Ms. Wina says in accordance with the amended constitution, the Head of State is required to attend parliament at least twice during its sittings. Mrs. Wina says the President is expected to inform the ...

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HRC disturbed by Sunday’s harassment of female police officer

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The Human Rights Commission (HRC) says it is deeply disturbed at the reported physical and indecent harassment of a female police officer allegedly by a senior government official during the just ended Under 20 AFCON tournament at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Commission Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga in a statement says the reported case of physically and indecently victimizing a female police ...

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Govt’s engagement with IMF is relevant – ZIPAR

Dr. Pamela Kabaso

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has observed the need for the Zambian economy to be resilient to internal and external shocks. Speaking during a Media Luncheon in Lusaka this afternoon, ZIPAR Executive Director Dr. Pamela Kabaso says Zambia’s economy has in the last two years suffered many shocks that have consequently affected the Gross Domestic Product ...

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Stormzy criticises ‘foul’ NME over cover


Stormzy has criticised NME for putting him on its cover without permission for a story about depression. This week’s front cover of the free music magazine sees a picture of the grime artist alongside the headline “Depression: It’s time to talk.” Stormzy says he did not speak to NME – the quotes the magazine ran were from a different interview. ...

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We rejected populism – Dutch leader


Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!'” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a third successive term as prime minister. With nearly all votes counted, his party easily beat the anti-immigration Freedom party of Geert Wilders. Fellow ...

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Ahmad elected CAF President


Madagascar’s football chief Ahmad Ahmad was elected president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official results showed. Delegates cheered and pumped their fists in the plenary hall after the result was announced. Ahmad, a ...

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UTH handling 7000 histopathology cases annually


The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) is currently on average handling up to 7000 histopathology cases of cancer per year. UTH pathologist Peter Julius has disclosed that these cases include pathological diagnosis of cancer and infection diagnosis. Dr. Julius says of these cases some are malignant cancers while others are benign tumor and that some of them are infectious diseases such ...

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ZCTU’s accuses Simukoko of inciting workers


The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has described as regrettable the statement attributed to Labor Minister Joyce Simukoko that the labor movement in Zambia is weak. ZCTU Secretary General Cosmas Mukuka says contrary to Ms. Nonde’s suggestion the labor movement is in fact working very hard in resolving labor issues in the Country. Mr. Mukuka states that this explains ...

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Woman Claims Miguel Sexually Assaulted Her


Now I’m never one to victim blame, or discredit folks off the rip, but I can’t help but think that this one doesn’t sound right. So a woman is claiming that singer Miguel sexually assaulted her as he allegedly pulled one of her breasts out at a show. Now listen, I’ve seen and heard all kinds of things first hand ...

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