Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Lungu asked to fire Siavonga DC Kanyama

Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama

UPND Siavonga Member of Parliament Darius Mulunda has called on President Edgar Lungu to consider removing Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama who he has accused of issuing divisive alarming statements. Mr. Mulunda has Mr. Kanyama of issuing alarming statements to the effect that Siavonga District is on fire following the arrest of UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema, when this is not ...

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NAC, AHF to motivate journalists

NAC Director General Reuben Mbewe

The National AIDS Council (NAC) has expressed concern that discrimination against HIV and AIDS patients in Zambia is still rife. Speaking during a media briefing to launch HIV and AIDS media awards in Lusaka today, NAC Director General Reuben Mbewe says another topical issue that needs concerted efforts to address is the issue of faith based healing as an alternative ...

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ZAM bemoans weak business linkages

ZAM Board Chairperson Rita Edwards

The Zambia Association of Manufacturers has bemoaned the weak business linkages that exist between the manufacturing sector and other sectors. ZAM Board Chairperson Rita Edwards has observed that despite the country having many chain stores and mining houses, manufacturers have not benefited much from this. Mrs. Edwards says this is because supermarkets and mining houses are flooded with imported products ...

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Police nab Lusaka man for attempting to set ablaze a Bus

Esther Katongo

Police in Lusaka have arrested a 32 year old man identified as Mwila Chungu in connection with a failed attempt to set on fire a bus at the intercity bus terminus. The country has recently experienced a spate of fires mostly involving public property Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says incident happened on last evening between 20 and 21:00 hours. Ms ...

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Lungu’s threats to declare State of Emergency disturbs CISCA

CiSCA mobilizing committee Chairperson Nicholas Phiri

Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) says threats by President Edgar Lungu to declare a state of emergency are disturbing. CiSCA mobilizing committee Chairperson Nicholas Phiri has reminded President Lungu that beating or corporal punishment by a public officer has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Mr. Phiri has referred to the case of Banda vs the People of 1999 ...

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Cuba Gooding Sr found dead in LA

The musician joined his son, Cuba Gooding Jr, at the 2007 premiere of American Gangster

Cuba Gooding Sr, the lead singer of 70s soul group Main Ingredient and father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr, has died at the age of 72. The star was found dead in his car on Thursday in Woodland Hills, California, officials said. His body was slumped over the wheel of his Jaguar, but there was no suspicion of foul play. ...

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Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Manchester United won the game 2-1

At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say. The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack showing the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in the southern city of Calabar. At least 30 people were taken to hospital by local ambulances and police who arrived ...

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United face Celta in Europa semis

Manchester United © Gallo Images

Manchester United will face the Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semifinals of the Europa League over two legs and Ajax take on Lyon, after the draw on Friday. Jose Mourinho’s United will be strong favourites and have the advantage of playing the second leg at Old Trafford as they attempt to lift the Europa League, knowing victory in the ...

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Late Rashford goal sends Man Utd through

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Marcus Rashford’s extra-time goal sent Manchester United into the Europa League semi-final at the expense of Anderlecht on a night of tension at Old Trafford. The Europa League has acquired huge significance for United and manager Jose Mourinho as it offers a potential route into the Champions League, away from the battle for top-four places in the Premier League – ...

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