Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Chelsea, Spurs dominate PL nominations

N Golo Kante © Gallo Images

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur each have three players among the eight nominations for the Premier League Player of the Season, while the coaches of both teams have also been shortlisted for the Manager of the Year award. Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is the favourite for the players’ prize, having already been named the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) Player of the ...

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ZABS seizes products from Shoprite, LK Ltd in Kapiri

Hazel Zulu

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has seized products worth over 1, 500 kwacha from Shoprite and LK Limited in Kapiri Mposhi district in central province. ZABS head marketing and public relations, Hazel Zulu says the various products were seized on Friday last week during a ZABS road show and market surveillance. Mrs. Zulu says the seized products include household ...

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PF will respect outcome of court cases – Mumbi Phiri

Mumbi Phiri

The Ruling Patriotic Front says it will always accept the outcome of the Court cases, in an apparent reference to the acquittal of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri says President Lungu respects the courts and will never interfere with their Independence and operations even if that works against his administration’s interests. And Ms. Phiri says ...

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France’s Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

Edouard Philippe has for years been close to leading Republican Alain Juppé

President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as France’s new prime minister. Mr Philippe, 46, is not from the president’s new centrist party but from the centre-right Republicans. The choice is seen as an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics. The announcement forms part of a busy first day ...

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Acquittal of HH exposes NPA weaknesses – Isaac Mwanza

Isaac Mwanza

Governance Activist Isaac Mwanza says the acquittal of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema on the charge of using insulting language has once again exposed the need by the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) to demand that only well trained Police officers who understand and appreciate the dynamics of the law conduct arrests. Mr. Mwanza has told QFM News via telephone that the ...

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Zesco effects new electricity tariffs

Henry Kapata - Zesco Spokesperson

ZESCO has today effected new electricity tariffs following the approval of its application by the Energy Regulation Board to adjust tariffs upwards by 75%. Initially tariffs will increase by 50% and 25% in September this year. ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata has QTV News that domestic customers buying not more than 200 units will still pay 15 ngwee per unit. Mr. ...

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Rev Sumaili reacts to Prophet Bushiri attacks

Rev Sumaili

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has vowed not to entertain magicians in the country disguising themselves as prophets, saying Zambia is a Christian nation and not a magician country. The Minister’s comment comes after Renowned South Africa based Prophet Shepherded Bushiri dared her  to try and stop him entering Zambia on Wednesday for his planned visit. ...

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Court acquits HH

HH leaving court

The Lusaka Magistrate Court has acquitted UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema in the case in which he was charged with using insulting language. Mr Hichilema was accused of insulting Police officers who raided his home on 10th April leading to his arrest. Delivering judgment in the matter this morning, Magistrate Greenwell Malumani said the state had failed to prove its case ...

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The Queen beats The Crown at the Bafta TV Awards


Ant and Dec have dedicated their Bafta TV Award to the Queen after winning a prize for their presentation of her 90th birthday celebration event. The duo won the best live event prize for fronting The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration on ITV last May. The top honours had been expected to go to Netflix’s fictionalised royal drama The Crown, which ...

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