Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

Boko Haram releases video of purported Chibok girls

Some of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls released in October 2016 by Boko Haram look on before meeting the president [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]

Boko Haram released a video late on Friday claiming to show the Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government. In the three-minute video, a woman who claims to be Maida Yakubu, one of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, is seen wearing a black veil and ...

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Zidane unsure when Bale will return

Zidane unsure when Bale will return

Gareth Bale is set to miss the remainder of Real Madrid’s league campaign after coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday he did not know when the Wales international will return from injury. Bale has endured his longest spell on the sidelines in his fourth season with Real, which has been littered with injuries, and faces a race to get fit ...

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Leicester fume over Silva goal

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel criticised the officials

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel criticised the officials after Manchester City’s opening goal in their 2-1 win on Saturday was allowed to stand despite an apparent offside. David Silva put hosts Manchester City ahead in the 29th minute, but Raheem Sterling, who appeared to be in an offside position, had a clear swipe at the ball as it went past ...

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PF Copperbelt Youths cautions Mwenya Musenge

Mwenya Musenge

The ruling PF Youths on the Copperbelt has cautioned former Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge to state his position on whether he is still PF member or not. The PF Youths on the Province are urging Mr. Musenga to stop playing hide and seek children’s game and state whether he is with the party or against them and President Edgar Lungu. ...

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Govt drafting Bill to ban utilization of plastic bags

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has disclosed that government is still working on a draft piece of legislation to ban the utilization of plastic bags in the country. Mr. Lubinda say this is later expected to be submitted to his ministry from line ministries then later presented to cabinet for approval. Mr. Lubinda has however, says government will not ban the ...

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Salome Kapwepwe put to rest

Salome Kapwepwe has been put to rest in Chinsali

President Edgar Lungu says late Salome Kapwepwe, who has been put to rest today, occupies a special place in the history of Zambia and the story of liberation struggle. The Head of State narrated his last encounter with Mrs. Kapwepwe when he visited her at her farm and inspired by what he shared with her described Mama Salome as a ...

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John Legend Wants To Teach Prisoners Business Skills

John Legend

(AllHipHop News) John Legend has launched a new initiative aimed at providing prison inmates with business opportunities. The “Ordinary People” singer announced plans for his Unlocked Futures investment fund at Town & Country magazine’s annual philanthropy summit in New York City earlier this week. John explained how he had partnered with social innovation charity New Fund and Bank of America ...

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Venezuela protests: Elderly clash with police in opposition march

"No more repression" reads a banner held during the "Grandparents March" in Caracas

Thousands of elderly Venezuelans have taken to the streets of Caracas and other cities to protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro amid a worsening economic crisis. Police blocked access to a main road in the capital and used pepper spray to try to control the crowd. Protesters threw punches and demanded respect from police. Venezuela is facing a shortage ...

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Batshuayi delivers Chelsea PL title

Michy Batshuayi

Substitute Michy Batshuayi’s dramatic 82nd-minute winner gave Chelsea the Premier League title following a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. The Belgian striker’s late goal at The Hawthorns took Antonio Conte’s side 10 points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who have only nine points left to play for. It is Chelsea’s second title win in three seasons, ...

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