Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

Sunderland need wins not excuses to survive – Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj © Gallo Images

Basement-side Sunderland are out of excuses and must string together a run of wins in April if they are to have any hope of staying in the Premier League, on-loan midfielder Adnan Januzaj has said. Sunderland have won just once in the league since Christmas and are seven points adrift of safety going into the last 10 games of the ...

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Zambia commemorates World TB Day


Japanese Ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashima says the Japanese Government remains committed to helping Zambia in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB). Mr Sobashima said this in Chongwe District during the commemoration of World TB Day after the Japan Anti TB Association Zambia donated an x-ray machine to Ngwerere Rural health Center for TB diagnosis. He says Japan ...

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Makebi Zulu sues LAZ

Makebi Zulu

Lawyer Makebi Zulu has sued the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) after he was recently summoned to answers to charges of professional misconduct. Mr. Zulu of the law firm Makebi Zulu Advocates who is also Eastern Province Minister, was summoned to appear before LAZ’s Legal Practitioners’ Committee today, Friday 24th March over allegations of flouting rule 17, 6 and 5 ...

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Rabies breaks out in Kapiri Mposhi

Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga - Pic by Albert Mpezeni

One person has died while ten others have been infected after being beaten by rabid dogs in Kapiri Mposhi district. Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga has told QTV News that samples collected and taken to the Ministry of Livestock for analysis have confirmed the outbreak of rabies in the district. Mr. Mushanga says government has since released K100, 000 towards ...

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Beckenbauer questioned by prosecutors

Former German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer was questioned by Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of their investigation into his country’s successful bid for the 2006 World Cup. The Swiss Attorney General’s Office (OAG) opened criminal proceedings against Beckenbauer and three other former high-ranking German soccer officials last September. The proceedings related to allegations of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering ...

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COTUZ advocates for more time over ICC membership

Joe Kamutumwa

The Confederation of Trade Unions in Zambia (COTUZ) has advised government to ask for more time from the African Union on the resolution for African countries to leave the International Criminal Court en mass. Union President Joe Kamutumwa says this is in view of the consultative process the government through the Ministry of Justice has embarked on with regards Zambia’s ...

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Govt, IMF in agreement

Secretary to Treasury Fredson Yamba - Pic by Albert Mpezeni

Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba says the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Team are in agreement with regards the objective policies and structural reforms outlined in the economic stabilization and growth programme. And Mr Yamba has dismissed claims that the IMF is arm twisting the Zambian Government on the economic recovery plan. Briefing journalists this afternoon ...

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Germanwings crash families angered by pilot’s father

The crash killed all 150 people on board

Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal and flew the plane into the ground, killing all 150 people on board. But Guenter Lubitz said on Friday ...

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US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

A protest in Los Angeles against Donald Trump's bill. The healthcare debate has been an emotional one

US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled healthcare bill. The American Health Care Act is meant to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature “Obamacare” law. A vote on Thursday was delayed because of opposition from some Republicans. Mr Trump reportedly told fellow Republicans that they had a ...

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High water levels stall Hook bridge rehabs


Water levels in the Kafue River have exceeded historical levels at the Hook Bridge in the Kafue National Park owing to this year’s heavy rainfall. Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says the water levels have risen by three meters since December 2016 stalling rehabilitation works on the bridge. Mr. Chitotela has told Parliament in a Ministerial statement that ...

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