Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Morse creator Colin Dexter dies at 86


Colin Dexter, who wrote the Inspector Morse books, has died at the age of 86. His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: “With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death of Colin Dexter who died peacefully at his home in Oxford this morning.” His series of 13 Morse novels, written between 1975 and 1999, were adapted for the long-running ITV ...

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Ivory Coast name Wilmots as coach


Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarter-finals of the European Championships. Frenchman Dussuyer quit ...

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US bans electronics on some flights


The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are exempt ...

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Kitwe man electrocuted while stealing ZESCO cables

A man of Kitwe on the Copperbelt was last night electrocuted in a botched mission to steal ZESCO power cables. ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata says Justice Mwaba of unknown address received electric shock as he attempted to steal Zesco cables from a transformer. Mr. Kapata says the victim sustained very serious chest and head burns. He says he is currently ...

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Lusaka youths petition Matibini against UPND MPs


Some Lusaka Youths have petitioned Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini demanding action be taken against UPND Members of Parliament for shunning President Edgar Lungu’s address to parliament. In their petition to the Speaker, the youths contend that the boycott by UPND MPs is an insult to the people of Zambia hence the need to take action against ...

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Sumaili announces tough measures to curb false churches


National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili has announced tough measures to curb the mushrooming of false churches and prophets in the country. In a ministerial statement to Parliament today, Reverend Sumaili says her ministry is working with the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) and the ministry of commerce to make it mandatory through a legal instrument for ...

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PF MPs bombard Speaker with Points of Order


Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini was today bombarded with points of order by Members of Parliament mostly from the ruling Patriotic Front pertaining to the boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address by UPND Members of Parliament last Friday. Dr Matibini who acknowledged that the points of order raised were unprecedented was forced to put ...

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IBA issues 153 TV and Radio licenses

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has to date issued a total of 153 broadcasting licenses Countrywide. Of these 43 are TV licenses while 110 are radio licenses. Speaking during a quarterly media briefing in Lusaka, Acting IBA Director General Eustace Nkandu said of the issued licenses, Lusaka accounts for 39 TV stations and 28 radio stations. Mr. Nkandu says the ...

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Study reveals impact of load shedding on small enterprises

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The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) says small and medium sized enterprises were the most adversely affected sector by unprecedented load shedding that the country has recently experienced. According to a study conducted by the ERB, the persistent hours of load shedding experienced in 2015 affected business operations especially those that could not afford to purchase generators, solar panels and inverters. ...

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ZESCO to face Nigerian Champions Enugu Rangers


ZESCO United Football Club have been pitted against reigning Nigerian Champions Enugu Rangers in the playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup. This was during draws conducted at the CAF headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo today. The Nigerian champions dropped out of the CAF Champions league after losing 5-3 on aggregate to Egyptian giants ZAMALEK. ZESCO on the other ...

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