Daily Archives: March 26, 2017

UPND Youths vow to go ahead with Kanyama Rally

Gilbert Liswaniso

United Party for National Development (UPND) Youths have vowed to go ahead with their planned Kanyama Rally despite Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri’s advice that the capital city is experiencing an unstable security situation. UPND National Youth Spokesperson Gilbert Liswaniso has since maintained that the party will go ahead and hold a rally in Kanyama on 2nd April, 2017. ...

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Chief Justice’s refusal to set up ‘Siliya tribunal’ suspicious – FDD

Antonio Mwanza FDD Spokesperson

The Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) says the decision by Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima to refuse to set up a tribunal to investigate Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya’s alleged wrong doings in the Malawi Maize scandal is suspicious and lacks merit. FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says the chief justice should understand that her role is to receive submissions and then ...

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ZSPA warns District Commissioners

ZSPA President Kelvin Esiasa

The Zambia Society for Public Administration (ZSPA) has warned some District Commissioners to desist from attacking their juniors and show some respect for the role they play in the country’s development. ZSPA President Kelvin Esiasa has appealed to all senior government officers who are attacking their juniors to stop because all civil servants who are working in government add value ...

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Sinkamba urges govt to start preparing for 2017/18 farming season

Peter Sinkamba

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has encouraged the government to start preparing for the 2017 – 2018 farming season to avoid the gaffe that was witnessed during this farming season. Mr. Sinkamba says it is clear that there were so many errors more especially in the implementation of the e – voucher system which up to now some farmers have ...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister dates Zambia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is expected in the country for a three day state visit. Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has told Journalists in Lusaka that Mr. Desalegn will arrive in the country on Wednesday 28th March, 2017 and will leave on Friday. Mr. Kalaba says government will discuss with the Ethiopian Prime Minister many issues including the promotion ...

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ZCTU cautions govt

Chishimba Nkole

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has warned government that any intentions to bring in wage freeze will be met with repulsion from the labour movement in the country. ZCTU President Chishimba Nkole says Zambian workers have suffered enough and any moves to worsen this suffering will not be tolerated. The ZCTU President says this warning should not be ...

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London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, say police

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Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone and there is no information to suggest further attacks are planned, Metropolitan police say. Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said: “There is a possibility we will never understand why he did this.” Four people died and 50 were injured when Masood drove his car into pedestrians before stabbing a police officer. He was shot ...

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Ronaldo scores 70th in Hungary thrashing

Cristiano Ronaldo © Gallo Images

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday. The Portugal captain scored from 25 metres after he was set up by an outrageous backheel from Andre Silva and smashed in a long-range free-kick in the second half. ...

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Hong Kong election: Carrie Lam becomes first female leader

Candidates Woo Kwok-hing, Carrie Lam and John Tsang pose as they greet election committee members on Sunday

Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job. Her victory was predicted as she had Beijing’s support. Hong Kong’s chief executive is chosen by a committee heavily made up of pro-Beijing electors, rather than by holding a public vote. Pro-democracy groups held protests outside the election venue as the ...

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Banning of use of phones by pupils cheers PROTUZ

ZATU Spokesperson Kangwa Musenga

The Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) has observed that banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of giving pupils an extra week’s education over the course of an academic year. PROTUZ General Secretary Kangwa Musenga says the union is grateful to the government for banning the use of cell phones in schools saying this will no doubt have ...

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