Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Lubinda knows provisions of POA needing review– YALI


Government has been accused of pretending not to know what provisions of the Public Order Act need to be reviewed. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) thinks that Minister of Justice Given Lubinda, in particular, already knows which provisions of the Act need to be reviewed. Mr. Nthewewe has recalled that Mr. Lubinda is in fact on record of having ...

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CCZ concerned Easter was marred by saddening political scenes

CCZ President Bishop Alfred Kalembo

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has expressed concern that this year’s Easter period in Zambia has been marred by saddening political scenes. CCZ president Alfred Kalembo says his Council has observed with sadness that government and the Police have overshadowed what should have been a prayerful period. Bishop Kalembo says the events witnessed in the last few days ...

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What has happened to UPND was sought by itself – Nakachinda


Zambians have been advised not to have any anxieties over any imminent possibility of government declaring a state of emergency in the Country. The Felix Mutati led MMD does not think it is currently necessary for government to declare a state of emergency. National Secretary Raphael Nakachinda says the sense his party is getting from the political environment in Zambia ...

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Nyirenda wants less foreign players in the MTN FAZ League


According to the Zambian national team coach, Wedson Nyirenda, the number of foreign players playing in the country must be reduced. ‘Wada’ has criticised the influx of foreign players into the Zambia Super League, saying foreigners must bring something special. Speaking to the SuperSport website, Nyirenda said this situation is already affecting football standards in the country and must be ...

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Fate of the Furious breaks global record


The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally over Easter weekend. The figure makes it the strongest worldwide debut ever – marginally overtaking the $529m (£421.8m) taken by Star Wars: The ...

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Turkey vote on Erdogan powers ‘valid’


The Yes vote in the referendum that grants sweeping new powers to the president of Turkey is valid, the head of the electoral body says. Sadi Guven was speaking after the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) cited irregularities, including the use of unstamped ballot papers. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push for an executive presidency succeeded with 51.4% voting for ...

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Mapani advises against violation of detainees rights

UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani

Human rights Lawyer Moono Mapani has reminded the Zambia Police that it is a violation of human rights to deny incarcerated people from receiving medical services. Mr. Mapani says if media reports suggesting that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema while in Police custody have been denied access to medical services are true, it as a violation of their rights. He says ...

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Siavonga residents to riot over HH’s recent arrest

Some residents of Siavonga District in Southern Province are allegedly planning to riot tomorrow Tuesday the 18th of April following the recent arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. And Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has confirmed the development to QFM News via telephone that he has information of the said riot. Mr. Kanyama is also calling on the people of ...

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Sikota counsels media against inflammatory discourse

Sakwiba Sikota

The media has been counseled against fueling the already heightened political tension in Zambia. Opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) president Sakwiba Sikota says for the fact that the media is part of society, it too has a responsibility to ensure political stability in the Country. Mr. Sikota is urging the media to particularly ensure that the discourse the Zambian society ...

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