Daily Archives: March 23, 2017

Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

A huge cloud of smoke could be seen billowing above the ammunition depot of the Ukrainian armed forces on Thursday

Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed separatists. The dump is used to store thousands of tonnes of ammunition including missiles and artillery weapons. Rescue teams are overseeing ...

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Pogba brothers line up for Guinea

Mathias Pogba © Getty Images

Paul Pogba’s two elders brothers Florent and Mathias will both be in international action over the next week after being named by Guinea in their squad for a friendly international against Gabon and Cameroon. To get ready for June’s kick off of the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers, Guinea will play Gabon in Le Havre on Friday and African champions ...

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London attack: Police name Westminster attacker

London attack: Police name Westminster attacker

The man believed to be responsible for the attack in Westminster has been named as Khalid Masood, by the Metropolitan Police. Masood, who died in the attack, was not the subject of any current police investigations, but he had a range of previous convictions for assaults. The 52-year-old was born in Kent but was believed to have been living in ...

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Govt wants education infrastructure improved

Chitotela

Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela says time has come to find means of developing infrastructure in the most sustainable and cost effective manner. Speaking during a forum on cost effective school infrastructure in Lusaka today, Mr Chitotela says this will enable the government to deliver even more to the people of Zambia. He has also encouraged players in the ...

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Govt pledges to digitalize payments

Mukuli Chikuba

Government has pledged to ensure there is greater transparency and efficiency in government related payments and collections. Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary for Economic Management and Finance, Mukuli Chikuba said this in Lusaka today during the official launch of the government payments diagnosis in Zambia, a joint programme of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Financial Sector Deepening ...

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There is too much misinformation on GMOs – Luo

Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo

Higher Education Minister, Professor Nkandu Luo says her ministry has observed with dismay that despite pieces of legislation on Genetically Modified Organism and products being in place, and the capacity that has been built for genetic engineering, there seems to be a lot of misinformation on this matter. Speaking during the sensitization and awareness workshop on biosafety and biotechnology for ...

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Parliamentary Committee on Health bemoans high levels of dependants

Zambian Parliament

The Parliamentary Committee on Health, Community Development and Social Services, has bemoaned the high levels of dependants among young people in the country. Committee Chairperson, Dr. Jonas Chanda has recognized the importance of prioritizing the young population by coming up with investments that will suit them in order to harness the Demographic dividend. Speaking during a breakfast meeting on advocacy ...

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ZCSD objects formation of Multiple Law Societies

ZCSD Executive Secretary Lewis Mwape

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) says there is need for stakeholders to critically and objectively reflect on the subject of the formation of Multiple Law Societies. ZCSD Executive Secretary Lewis Mwape says his organization feels the bill moved by PF Kasama central Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa is misplaced. Mr. Mwape says the pluralism of Law societies will ...

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Govt announces indefinite extension of fishing ban in Luapula

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Michael Katambo

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Michael Katambo has indefinitely extended the fishing ban on the Mweru-Luapula fishery following the outbreak of cholera in Nchelenge and Chiengi districts. The official annual fishing ban came to an end on 1st March, 2017. Mr Katambo has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that this part of the measures being put in place to control ...

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Govt secures US$41m for construction of three colleges

Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo

Government has secured loans totaling US$41 million for the construction of the University College of Science and Mathematics in Nalolo district, University College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Katete and the University College of Science and Technology in Kabompo. Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that financing for the construction of the three ...

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