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Daily Archives: April 22, 2017

Man City Women lose semi-final first leg

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Manchester City’s hopes of a maiden Women’s Champions League final look slim after a home loss to holders Lyon in their semi-final first leg. The French side led on two minutes when City’s Carli Lloyd handled in the box and Saki Kumagai converted the penalty. Kosovare Asllani quickly slotted in the hosts’ equaliser but Dzsenifer Marozsan soon put Lyon deservedly ...

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Riz Ahmed is ‘most influential’ cover star

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Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed has been made a cover star for Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential figures in the world. Ahmed leads the way for the pioneers list, with other categories honouring icons, artists and leaders. Oscar winners Viola Davis and John Legend are the respective cover stars for icons and artists. Ed Sheeran and James ...

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Afghan army base casualties pass 100

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More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, the defence ministry has confirmed. Fighting lasted for several hours near the city of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Balkh province. Insurgents targeted those leaving Friday prayers at the base’s mosque and others in a canteen, the army said. The Taliban said ...

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Saunders challenges ZP to explain alleged robbery at HH’s home

Dante Saunders

The Zambia Police has been challenged to tell the nation whether or not the alleged robbery that took place at UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s residence during his recent arrest was justified. UPND member Dante Saunders says he personally agrees with the assertion that the alleged stealing of Mr. Hichilema’s belongings during his arrest amounted to aggravated robbery. Mr. Saunders has ...

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Harrington urges inquiry into Livingstone accident involving presidential motorcade

BNFA First Trustee William Harrington

Former Transport and Communication Minister William Harrington has called for a thorough investigation into the Livingstone accident that involved the presidential motorcade. Mr. Harrington says Zambians want to know the circumstances that led to one of the motorbikes of the presidential motorcade hitting into an incoming police vehicle. In an interview with QTV News Mr. Harrington has expressed concern that ...

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President Lungu commissions Matero Hospital

President Edgar Lungu

  President Edgar Lungu has officially commissioned the first ever first level maternal hospital in Lusaka’s Matero Township. And President Lungu expressed delight that the upgraded Matero hospital has helped to reduce referrals to the higher hospitals since 2016 when it became operational. Speaking at the official commissioning of the hospital President Lungu noted that the number of people being ...

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Zambia has not lost any democratic credentials – PF

Frank Bwalya PF Deputy Spokesperson

The ruling PF has charged that it is impossible in a Democratic Country like Zambia for a citizen to be arrested for holding divergent views. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says his party is not aware of any citizen in Zambia who has been arrested by the Police for criticizing government in the last 6 years. Mr. Bwalya says if ...

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Ministry of Works engineer arrested for corruption

ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested an Engineer in the Ministry of Works and Supply for corrupt practices. Rabbis Musa Mukonta aged 59 of House number 3 Fiera Court Northmead Lusaka has been charged with one count of abuse of authority of office contrary to section 99 (1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia. Details ...

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Proposal to hike electricity tariffs is justified- Mabumba

David Mabumba

Energy Minister David Mabumba has maintained that the proposal by the Zesco to adjust electricity tariffs by 75% is justified Speaking in Chipata, Mr. Mabumba has explained that Zesco is having many challenges to deliver its services due to lack of finances to expand power degeneration and supply in the Country. Mr. Mabumba says this is mainly because of low ...

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