Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

Syria chemical attack ‘fabricated’ – Assad


Syria’s President Bashar-al Assad says reports of a chemical attack by his forces were “100% fabrication”. In an exclusive video interview with Agence France-Presse, he said “there was no order to make any attack”. More than 80 people were killed in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, and hundreds suffered symptoms consistent with a nerve agent. Witnesses ...

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Monze DC office set ablaze

Police Hat

Unknown last night set ablaze the Monze District Commissioner’s office causing damage to some items among them a fridge and documents. Southern province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso who confirmed the development to QFM News however, states that the fire did not engulf the entire office after members of the public quickly put off the fire. Mr. Kapeso explains that the ...

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Lungu should discipline Mumbi – PAC leader urges

PAC President Andyford Banda

People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) president Andyford Banda says President Edgar Lungu should discipline PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri over her alleged tribal remarks that the Tonga people should call a gathering to discipline UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema over the Kuomboka motorcade fiasco. Mr Banda says President Lungu should prove his commitment to the fight against tribalism by rebuking ...

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UPND demands immediate release of HH


The opposition UPND has demanded the immediate release of its incarcerated leader Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason, a non bailable offence which carries a death sentence. UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba has warned government that it will bear the consequences of what will happen in Zambia if anything happens to Mr. Hichilema. Mr. Mwamba says ...

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US expresses concern over heightened political tension in Zambia

Russia's foreign ministry wants to expel US diplomats from Moscow in response

The United States has expressed concern over the heightened political tension in Zambia following the arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema on treason charges. A statement issued by the US Embassy in Lusaka says the recent events underscore the need for peaceful dialogue between the opposition and the ruling party on matters of national concern. The U.S government urges all ...

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Kampyongo warns against lawlessness


Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has warned that Police will not entertain any kind of lawlessness in the country following the arrest of UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema. Mr. Kampyongo has told journalists in Lusaka that now that the Police have done their part, it now remains up to the courts. He says during this period, government will not tolerate any ...

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Cabinet authorizes conclusion of discussions with IMF


    Cabinet has authorized the conclusion of discussions with the International Monetary Fund on its support to government’s home grown programme dubbed Zambia Plus. Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga in a statement says Cabinet made the authorization at its sitting on 11th April, 2017. Ms Mulenga says this followed progress made in the initial programme discussion during the IMF ...

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There no full enjoyment of press freedom in Zambia – MISA


The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has observed that there is currently no enabling environment that allows the full enjoyment of freedom of the press in the country. MISA Zambia Chapter Chairperson, Helen Mwale says freedom of the press is only partially guaranteed by Article 20 of the Republican Constitution. Mr. Mwale says there is need therefore for ...

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DRC,Angola request for maize from Zambia

Siliya dora

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says government is reluctant to allow the export of Maize because it wants to safeguard jobs for the local people. Ms Siliya says allowing the export of maize will mean creating milling jobs for people in other countries, while Zambians will not have jobs. She adds that if government is to allow the export of maize ...

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I will not interfere with Police work – Lungu


President Edgar Lungu says He will not interfere in the operations of the police. He says the Police and courts of law know their job and should therefore be given space. In an apparent reference to the incarceration of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason, President Lungu says some people are calling on him to intervene ...

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