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Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

How Brad Pitt fixed his image problem with one interview

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has chosen the pages (and website) of a glossy magazine to give his first interview since splitting from Angelina Jolie amid accusations he’d hit their teenage son. It was a calculated attempt to rehabilitate his image – and it seems to have worked. It’s seven months since Brangelina broke apart against the backdrop of reports of a physical ...

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Changes for Zanaco and Zesco fixtures

Zanaco FC

The Football Association of Zambia (Faz) has made adjustments to week six Super League fixtures for matches involving Zanaco and Zesco United. Zesco United’s home match with Green Buffaloes initially scheduled for 13 May has been brought forward to Wednesday, 10 May while Zanaco’s visit to Nchanga Rangers will take place on Wednesday, 17 May. The fixtures for the two ...

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North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

The plot involved targeting Kim Jong-un at a public event, officials said

North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. A North Korean referred to only as “Kim” was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry of state security said. The plot was foiled, it said, but gave no details on the fate of “Kim”. The CIA declined ...

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Universal Talk Time launched

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Universal Talk Time Limited has launched a talk time scratch voucher that is able to recharge any network in Zambia. Speaking during the launch in Lusaka today, UTT Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Roy Chisha notes that vendors selling airtime face a lot of challenges handling various denominations of airtime for different mobile operators thereby creating accountability challenges. Mr Chisha ...

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Chishimba laughs at Lungu’s plans to create 200, 000 jobs annually

UPP President Saviour Chishimba

Opposition United Progressive People (UPP) President Dr. Savior Chishimba has described as mere rhetoric President Edgar Lungu’s plans to create 200, 000 decent jobs annually. Dr. Chishimba says the president was unrealistic in making such a pronouncement when he is aware that his administration has failed to create the promised 500, 000 jobs for the youths by the end of ...

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Lungu mourns late Prof Chintu

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has expressed profound sadness at the demise of Zambia’s acclaimed medical icon Professor Chifumbe Chintu who passed away at the age of 79 yesterday, 4th May, 2017 at 19:35 hours. In a message of condolences to the Chintu family, the President highly extolled Professor Chintu for his unequalled loyalty and distinguished service to the medical profession not ...

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State concedes to submission by HH’s lawyers

HH at court in van

The State has conceded to the submission by lawyers representing UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema that the treason case before the Lusaka Magistrate Court raises constitutional issues. When the matter came up today for continued submissions before Magistrate David Simuusamba, the State submitted that the constitutional questions raised by the defence team were not vexatious. The State has however, argued that ...

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Chambeshi picks final squad for South Korea battle

Zambia under-20 champions

UNDER-20 national soccer team Coach Beston Chambeshi has named his final 21-member squad for the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be hosted by South Korea starting later this month. FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo says the team will this evening be heading to Spain for a training camp. He says the team leaves today for Spain at 21:25 hours aboard ...

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ZESCO makes case for tariffs hike

ZESCO MD

Power utility company ZESCO says it will this year alone purchase power from independent power producers costing US$502 million Zesco Managing Director Victor Mundende disclosed this in Lusaka during the official opening of the public hearing by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) on ZESCO’s application to hike electricity tariffs by 75 percent. Mr. Mundende says the high cost of power ...

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How Brad Pitt fixed his image problem with one interview

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Brad Pitt has chosen the pages (and website) of a glossy magazine to give his first interview since splitting from Angelina Jolie amid accusations he’d hit their teenage son. It was a calculated attempt to rehabilitate his image – and it seems to have worked. It’s seven months since Brangelina broke apart against the backdrop of reports of a physical ...

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