Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

Repealing of LAZ Act must be prevented – YALI


The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has reiterated the need to prevent the repealing of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) Act. Governance advisor Isaac Mwanza says Zambia cannot afford to have a fragmented voice in legal fraternity which those seeking to repeal the LAZ Act want to achieve. Mr. Mwanza says the fragmented trade union movement is evidence enough ...

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8 reasons why Angels in America is like 8 hours in heaven


Plays don’t come much more epic than Angels in America. Set amid the Aids crisis in 1980s America, Tony Kushner’s “gay fantasia” lasts roughly the same duration as a flight from London to New York. Over eight hours, it packs in angelic visitations, burning books and surreal trips to icy continents and, of course, heaven. And let’s not forget a ...

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North Korea ‘detains US citizen’


North Korea says it has detained a US citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the state. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was held on 6 May, state-run news agency KCNA said. Three other US citizens are currently held in North Korea, including Kim Sang-duck, who had taught at PUST. The US ...

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Govt committed to leaving Oil procurement market – Mabumba

Energy Minister David Mabumba in Parliament

Government says it is still committed to leaving the market fir procurement of finished petroleum products by its set deadline. Energy Minister David Mabumba says that government has realized that there are inefficiencies in the manner in which petroleum products are being supplied in Zambia. Mr. Mabumba says government thinks that the supply of finished petroleum products can be better ...

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Govt is not repository of all wisdom – Lubinda

Lubinda G

Government says it is mischievous and deceptive for anyone to assume that it knows the provision of the Public Order Act that requires to be reviewed. Justice Minister Given Lubinda says government cannot assert itself to be the repository of all wisdom to amend the Public Order Act all by itself. Mr. Lubinda states that his party, the ruling PF, ...

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Managers must control criticism of players – Wenger


Arsene Wenger says managers must be “careful” when criticising their own players and “control what you say”. Wenger’s Arsenal side face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Sunday (kick-off 16:00 BST), battling to reach the Premier League’s top four places. Mourinho has questioned the desire of defenders Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to return from injury. “You can do ...

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The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus


If its riffs you’re after, The Amazons have them in spades. Great big spades. More like shovels, really. Or a digger. An entire digger full of riffs. Rising from Reading, the four-piece have been on an upwards trajectory for the last two years, gigging relentlessly around the UK in a tour van they call “Big Suze”. “We’ve taken her everywhere,” ...

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France decides between Le Pen and Macron


French voters are choosing their next president after an unpredictable campaign that has divided the country. The second round contest pits centrist Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, against the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, 48. Voter turnout was 28.2% by 12:00 local time (10:00 GMT), lower than that of previous presidential elections. The vote is being closely watched ...

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HH should go through entire Court process – Nakachinda


The Felix Mutati led MMD has observed that the opposition UPND’s demand for an unconditional release of its incarcerated leader Hakainde Hichilema exposes its ignorance to the principles of the rule of law. National Secretary Raphael Nakachinda says the opposition UPND does not seem to understand that there is no one above the law. He says as a party interested ...

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