Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Why did Bafta snub The Night Manager?


If there was one British TV show that looked certain to have had the Bafta TV Awards jury hooked, it was The Night Manager – the BBC’s glossy globetrotting spy drama that has already won Golden Globes and Emmys. But bafflingly, it was largely shut out when the Bafta TV nominations were announced on Tuesday. There was nothing for its ...

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No G7 deal on Russia sanctions over Syria


G7 nations have failed to agree on a proposal by Britain for sanctions against Russia in the wake of a deadly chemical attack they say was carried out by Moscow’s ally, Syria. Italy’s foreign minister said the group did not want to back Russia into a corner and preferred dialogue. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has moved on from ...

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Istanbul Basaksehir 4-0 Galatasaray


Emmanuel Adebayor scored a hat-trick as Istanbul Basaksehir thrashed city rivals Galatasaray in the Super Lig. The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham striker scored twice before the break and headed in a third on 57 minutes, with Mustafa Pektemek adding a fourth. Adebayor’s last hat-trick came for Real Madrid in 2011, while the 33-year-old now has five goals since joining Basaksehir as ...

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Media urged to report more on women issues


Panos institute Southern Africa Executive Director; Lillian Kiefer says there is need for the media to report more on women issues in an effort to promote women leadership. Speaking during the opening of a “women empowered for leadership” media workshop in Lusaka today, Ms Kiefer noted that if empowered and integrated into leadership roles, women can significantly help in eradicating ...

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HRC recommends inquest in death of ZAF Flight Sergeant Mark Choongwa


The Human Rights Commission has recommended that an inquest be instituted into the death of Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Flight Sergeant Mark Choongwa who died in Police cells at Woodlands Police station recently. Commission Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga in a statement says this is given the circumstances under which the death occurred and the various versions by different witnesses interviewed by ...

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ZSPA comes to the defense of HH

HH Smile

The Zambia Society for Public Administration has come to the defence of opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema with regards the incident in which he is alleged to have obstructed President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade in Mongu on Saturday. Mr. Hichilema has come under attack for failing to give way to President Lungu’s motorcade enroute to the Kuomboka traditional ceremony. But Society ...

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HH not yet charged – IG

IG Kanganja

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema who was picked up by Police today for questioning will remain in Police custody, but has not yet been charged. Mr. Kanganja has told QTV News in an exclusive telephone interview that police are still working on formalities of his case. He says the Police will tomorrow morning ...

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ZRA impound Mukula laden trucks

Mukula logs

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) last night impounded two trucks laden with Mukula tree logs believed to be headed for export. ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager, Topsy Sikalinda has told Journalists in Lusaka that the trucks were intercepted along Kafue road. He says the two trucks have in accordance with a circular recently issued by ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda ...

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Police pick up HH

Police van landcruiser

Police have picked up UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema ending a night-long siege of his New Kasama residence in Lusaka which extended to this morning. Mr Hichilema, who was initially taken to Woodlands Police Station was later taken to Lilayi Police training college for questioning. Police besieged the opposition leader’s residence last night around 21:00 hours to pick him up in ...

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Zambia expected to reduce maternal mortality rates

Dr Kennedy Malama Ministry of health spokesperson

Ministry of health spokesperson Dr Kennedy Malama says Zambia is expected to reduce its maternal mortality rate from the current 398 per 100,000 live births to 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. Speaking to QFM news in an interview, Dr Malama has attributed the high maternal mortality rate in the country to the delay by most expectant mothers to ...

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