Daily Archives: March 31, 2017

Doctor Who gets first openly gay companion


The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion. Bill Potts’s sexuality will be revealed pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue when the show returns to BBC One on 15 April. “It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st Century. It’s about time isn’t it?” Pearl Mackie, ...

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Afcon win made Zambia ‘big-headed’


Zambia coach Wedson Niyrenda says some players became too “big-headed” following their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations victory. Chipolopolo surprised many by beating Ivory Coast on penalties in Gabon but then failed to get past the group stage at the next two editions. “Some of the players thought they were untouchable,” he told BBC Sport. “Our players were big-headed, that’s ...

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EU sets out ‘phased’ Brexit strategy


The EU has outlined its Brexit strategy, suggesting trade talks could begin after “sufficient progress” on a separation settlement with the UK. The draft guidelines, announced by European Council President Donald Tusk in Malta, advocate a “phased approach”. They will be sent to the 27 member states for approval and will set the tone for two years of negotiations. In ...

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Stop consultations on ICC, Govt told

Pamela chisanga

Government has been asked to discontinue consultations on whether Zambia should remain a member of the International Criminal Court or leave in view of President Edgar Lungu’s position on the matter. The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CISCA) says there is no need for government to spend K2 million on the consultations when President Lungu has indicated that he wants Zambia ...

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Exploitative investors face deportation

Joyce Nonde

Labour Minister Joyce Nonde has warned foreign investors in the habit of exploiting workers that they risk being deported. Ms Nonde sounded the warning when she officially opened the Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) 51st Annual General Meeting in Lusaka today. She says she has been receiving a lot of reports of some foreign investors abusing their workers, saying such ...

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Nkana defeat Zanaco in semis

Walter Bwalya

Nkana defeated Zanaco 3-0 in the second semifinal of the 2017 Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu Charity Shield to set up of a final showdown with Zesco United. Last season’s league top scorer Walter Bwalya, Ronald Kampamba and veteran defender Joseph Musonda scored a goal apiece for the Wusakile-based side to prevail with a comfortable win over league champions Zanaco at the ...

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Brexit: EU’s Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

The UK formally triggered Brexit process on Wednesday

European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft guidelines on how the EU intends to negotiate the UK’s departure from the bloc. The proposals will be sent to the governments of 27 EU members. They will help set the tone for two years of tough negotiations and efforts to finalise a deal. EU leaders say the UK must ...

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Kabanda urges constituency to be patriotic

Maxwell Kabanda

Serenje Member of Parliament Maxwell Kabanda has urged people in his constituency to heed to President Edgar Lungu’s rallying call for patriotism. Mr. Kabanda is concerned that the continued smuggling of the Mukula tree and manganese in his Constituency is a sign of lack of patriotism by the people. In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Kabanda says it’s saddening ...

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Weed out wrong people, NAREP advises Lungu

Bwalya Nondo

The National Restoration Party (NAREP) has called on President Edgar Lungu to start weeding out wrong people surrounding him. NAREP Spokesperson Bwalya Nondo says President Lungu’s call for morality in the country must start with him getting rid of people who are not adding value to the nation. Mr Nondo notes that there are wrong people who are surrounding the ...

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ATPSUZ cautions govt against policy inconsistency

Joe Kamutumwa

The Agriculture Technical and Professional Staff Union of Zambia (ATPSUZ) has cautioned government against policy inconsistence as this affects service delivery. Reacting to the government u-turn on the ban on the importation of vegetables and fruits, Union General Secretary Joe Kamutumwa has appealed to government to reinstate the ban. Mr Kamutumwa says government should only exempt a few fruits that ...

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