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Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

CUTS welcomes decision to license fourth mobile phone service provider

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Consumer Unit and Trust Society (CUTS) International Zambia has welcomed government’s decision to license a fourth mobile phone service provider. CUTS International Zambia Coordinator, Chenai Mukumba tells QTV News that the approval to a fourth mobile service provider will encourage competition in the telecommunications industry which in turn will bring down tariffs. Ms Mukumba notes that there has been little ...

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Hollande urges France to reject Le Pen

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President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with Mr Macron the current favourite to win. Mr Hollande said a far-right victory would endanger ...

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Mwamba urges probe into SA accident in which Zambians died

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba has written to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RATSA) to investigate passengers’ complaints regarding a bus that was involved in a road traffic accident in South Africa in three Zambians died on Sunday. The accident which involved a Jitotwe Bus Services bus left five other Zambians in a critical condition and ...

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Lungu’s State of Emergency threat is justified – PF

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The ruling Patriotic Front in Lusaka Province says President Edgar Lungu’s threat to declare a state of emergency is justified. PF Lusaka province Chairperson Horace Longwe says this is however not to say that the party in the Province is encouraging President Lungu to declare a state of emergency. Mr. Longwe says the ruling PF in the province does not ...

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Zambia to experience rains until May

The Zambia Meteorological Department has forecast continued rains during the remaining days of April until the second week of May 2017. Senior Meteorological officer Victor Bupe has told Q NEWS in an interview that the current change in weather is as a result of the La Nina phenomenon being experienced in the southern part of the continent. Mr. Bupe explains ...

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ZRA targets to raise K8 billion in penalties amnesty

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The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has targeted to raise over K8 billion in an amnesty on interest and penalties launched today. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has told a media briefing that the amnesty will run from 24th April to 31st July, 2017. Mr. Chanda says during this period, taxpayers are expected to submit all outstanding tax returns and pay ...

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‘Fate of the Furious’ laps competition at box office

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LOS ANGELES –  “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters over the weekend, down 61 percent from its debut, according to studio estimates ...

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Six star Zanaco thrash Wanderers

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There were six different scorers for league champions Zanaco as they thrashed Mufulira Wanderers 6-0 in a week three match played at the National Heroes Stadium on Sunday. Kennedy Musonda, Augustine Mulenga, Ernest Mbewe and Saith Sakala netted in the first half while Boyd Musonda and Richard Kasonde found the back of the net in the second half. Musonda gave ...

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Messi’s 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid

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Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday. Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half. Ivan Rakitic’s stunning strike and a red card ...

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Venezuela’s President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

The latest protests were on Saturday and another march is planned for Monday

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called for talks to resume with the opposition. He also said he wanted local elections to take place. His comments came as another large demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks of tense protests across the country. Demonstrators have been calling for presidential elections due next year to be brought forward and for President ...

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