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Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

‘I’d walk off again if I was abused’

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Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari says he would walk off the pitch “again and again”, accusing Fifa and Uefa of not caring about racism in football. The Pescara player, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game. In a BBC interview, the ex-Portsmouth player claims racism is “everywhere and getting worse”, ...

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LAZ investigating Livingstone harassment of journalists

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The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) says it is investigating the alleged harassment of journalists during last week’s LAZ Annual General Conference in Livingstone by some lawyers. LAZ President Linda Kasonde tells QTV News that the association values the engagement with the media. Ms Kasonde says the association has only heard the reports that some journalists were blocked from covering ...

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Why are TV singing contests still a thing?

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Pitch Battle will become the latest singing contest set to hit our TV screens this summer but, 16 years on from ITV’s Popstars, why is the format still so strong? Putting Kelis, Gareth Malone, Chaka Khan and Mel Giedroyc together in the same room is, quite simply, a magnificent idea. Having clearly recognised this, BBC One has duly recruited this ...

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Mujajati cautions doctors not to neglect their jobs in govt

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Zambia Medical Association president Dr Aaron Mujajati has cautioned doctors and nurses doing part time jobs with private clinics not to neglect their jobs in government health institutions where they are employed. Dr Mujajati has told Q News that it is worrying to note that the doctors are taking a laissez-faire approach when it comes to doing their shifts in ...

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Late Professor Chintu put to rest

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Renowned medical doctor Professor Chifumbe Chintu who passed on last week on Thursday has been put to rest at Leopards hill memorial park preceded by a funeral service attended by scores of people from all walks of life. Professor Chintu 80, died on 4th May, 2017 at the University Teaching Hospital after a short illness. Speaking on behalf of government ...

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Tough task ahead as Macron basks in win

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Emmanuel Macron took his first steps as France’s president-elect on Monday but faces a tough task establishing a team that can govern effectively. His party has announced it is changing its name from En Marche to Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move). It must pick candidates quickly ahead of parliamentary elections on 11 and 18 June. It wants to ...

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Lungu congratulates French president-elect

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President Edgar Lungu has congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron for his resounding victory in Sunday’s Presidential election run-off. In a congratulatory message to Mr Macron, the President expressed confidence that the overwhelming support the French people have accorded the President-elect reflects their confidence in entrusting him with the responsibility of continuing the country’s successful economic path and stability. President Lungu ...

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World Bank approves $200M IDA credit for Zambia

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has today approved a $200 million International Development Association (IDA) credit under the IDA17 Scale-up Facility for Zambia to improve selected rural roads in six of Zambia’s ten provinces. Government will finance the remaining four provinces. According to the Rural Access Index, only 17 percent of rural population live within 2 km of ...

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PF is the most intolerant government – TIZ

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Transparency International Zambia has charged that the Patriotic Front government is the most politically intolerant government Zambia has ever had since the reintroduction of multi-party politics. TIZ Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says the PF has been clamping down on democratic space by attacking anyone with divergent views. Mr. Chibamba has reminded the ruling party that Zambia is still a democratic ...

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Nicki Minaj Goes On Big Money Giving Spree For Students

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(AllHipHop News) Nicki Minaj was feeling particularly altruistic on Saturday and gave her followers money for tuition as long as they had good grades. The 34-year-old offered up more than $20,000 in student loans for about 12 of her Twitter followers as long as they had Straight A’s in school or something close to a 4.0 grade point average. Nicki ...

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