Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

ZCTU bemoans low representation of women

ZCTU chishimba-nkole

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions has bemoaned the low representation of women in decision making structures at all levels in society. Speaking he officially opened a Participatory Gender Audit workshop in Lusaka today, ZCTU president Nkole Chishimba said women only represent 27.3 percent of the board in the labour movement and only 2.3 percent of the ZCTU executive committee. ...

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FQM welcomes govt’s decision to revise SI 76 of 2016

Kingsley Chinkuli

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has welcomed government’s decision to revise Statutory Instrument (SI) 76 of 2016, lifting the ban on the night-time movement of freight and goods vehicles. In a statement, FQM Country Manager General Kingsley Chinkuli says the ban on the night-time movement of freight and goods vehicles was hampering the mine’s operations, as well as damaging the economic ...

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Bluff your way through this year’s Eurovision


Break out the sequins and pop the champagne – it’s Eurovision time again. It’s that time of year when delegations from across Europe – and further afield – come together to find out which country will be crowned the winner of the annual song contest-cum-live TV spectacle. This year marks the 62nd edition of the international gathering that, over the ...

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Italian FA may be disciplined over Muntari

Pescara's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari

Italian football authorities may face disciplinary action over the treatment of Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. Muntari, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game. He was initially banned for one game but had this overturned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). “We have a committee in charge of monitoring this ...

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Liberal claims win in South Korean poll


Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in has claimed victory in South Korea’s presidential election. Mr Moon favours greater dialogue with North Korea, in a change to current South Korean policy. “I will be president for all South Koreans,” he told cheering supporters in Gwanghwamun Square in the capital Seoul. The early election was called after a corruption scandal led to the impeachment ...

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UNESCO applauds commitment to scaling up CSE in Zambia


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has applauded government for its commitment to scale up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and sexual and reproductive health services for young people. UNESCO Regional Advisor for HIV and Health of Bilateral Development Cooperation, Dr. Patricia Machawira notes that Zambia has set the pace for other countries in terms of scaling up the ...

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Kapwepwe’s widow Salome dies


Freedom fighter and former vice president Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe’s widow Salome Kapwepwe has died. Mrs. Kapwepwe passed away in her sleep last night at the age of 90. And President Edgar Lungu says Zambia has again lost a great icon who was an epitome of what women ought to be to their families, society and the nation as a whole. ...

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President Lungu urges closer Zambia,Togo ties

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the similar goals and challenges Zambia and Togo share present an opportunity for both countries to work closely by exchanging useful information in areas of their expertise for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Speaking last evening at the State banquet hosted in honour of his Togolese counterpart Faure Gnassingbe, President Lungu said Zambia and ...

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‘Juve have more belief than in 2015’


The current Juventus side have more self belief than the team which finished runners-up in the Champions League two years ago, defender Giorgio Chiellini said on Monday. Beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in Berlin in the 2015 final, Juve have an excellent chance to reach the showpiece match again when they host AS Monaco on Tuesday holding a 2-0 lead from ...

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Chelsea on brink, Boro relegated

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Cesc Fabregas sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a breezy 3-0 home win on Monday. Fabregas made sure Chelsea capitalised on Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United on Friday by supplying assists for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, with Marcos Alonso also finding the net. ...

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