Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

Port of Dar es Salaam rehabs to gobble $600 million

Port of Da

Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) will next month sign a US$600 million grant contract for the rehabilitation of the Port of Dar es Salaam. TPA Director General Deusdedit Kakoko has told media briefing in Lusaka today that the rehabilitation is aimed at ensuring effective transportation of cargo as well as reduce the time it takes to transfer cargo. Mr. Kakoko has ...

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Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week


Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. An EU spokesman said it was “ready and waiting” for ...

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Lungu praised for giving direction on GBV

President Edgar Lungu Friday address closeup

Advocacy Against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence has been praised President Edgar Lungu for providing direction and leadership in curbing Gender Based Violence related cases in the country. Executive Director Bellion Chola has also welcomed the President’s stance calling for effective management on the production and sale of alcohol, noting that this is a source of most GBV cases. ...

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PEP bemoans absence of opposition voice

Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) has noted with regret the absence of a voice of reason from the opposition to hold the PF Government accountable. PEP President Sean Tembo says this vacuum has largely been created by the failure of the opposition UPND to discharge its responsibilities as the main opposition political party in Zambia. Mr. Tembo notes that when ...

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HRC probes ZAF officer killing in Police cells

HRC (1)

The Human Rights Commission has launched investigations into the killing of a Zambia Air Force officer in Police cells at Woodlands Police Station. Commissions Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya says the Commission strongly condemns the alleged killing of Sergeant Mark Choongwa who was in custody at Woodlands Police on Saturday, 18th March ,2017. Mr Muleya says the Commission wants to ensure that ...

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Zambia secures Tanzania friendlies

Chipolopolo Zamba

The Football Association of Zambia has confirmed that the Zambia men’s senior national football team will play two international friendly matches with Tanzania on March 24 and 26. Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has since summoned 20 players, including Zamalek striker Emmanuel Mayuka among several new call-ups. “Most of the players are locals, the only foreign based players we have added ...

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HH blames PF for moral decay


United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has blamed the ruling Patriotic Front for moral degradation in the country. Mr. Hichilema says it is appalling to hear President Edgar Lungu saying he’s disturbed by the increase in the moral gradation in the country. He says if President Lungu meant what he said, he was going to stop PF ...

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Zanaco coach unhappy with home form


Zanaco Football Club assistant coach Dabid Chilufya has decried his team’s failure to convert chances into goals when playing at home in the 2017 Caf Champions League. Zanaco played out barren draws in their preliminary and first round home matches with APR (Rwanda) and Young Africans (Tanzania), scoring twice in four matches to eliminate their opponents on away goals. “For ...

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Sesame Street welcomes muppet with autism


Its much-loved muppets Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch have been charming viewers for almost 50 years. And now the children’s TV show Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet character with a simpler name, and a tougher brief. Julia, a little girl, has orange hair, a toy rabbit – and autism. She will make her Sesame Street ...

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US security chiefs to assess Russia claims


The heads of top US spy agencies are to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama. FBI director James Comey and the NSA’s Admiral Mike Rogers will speak at a rare open hearing of the congressional intelligence committee. Russia ...

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