Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

Journalists urged to be sensitive

General Malimba Masheke

Journalists in the country have been urged to be sensitive when reporting especially on issues relating to conflict. Universal Peace Federation Chairman, General Malimba Masheke says the Media has a duty to preach a message of peace and reconciliation, as development without peace is not sustainable. Speaking during a conference on the role of the media in peace building in ...

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DPP yet to give instructions on Mukata’s murder case

Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has not yet issued instructions for the murder case Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata is facing to be taken to the High Court for trial. When the matter came up today before Lusaka Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga for explanation of the offence to Mr. Mukata and his co-accused and wife Charmine Musonda, State advocates ...

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Cannes: Netflix film Okja stopped after technical glitch


A screening at the Cannes Film Festival had to be stopped after technical problems during the first few minutes of the film. Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, had been booed by some in the audience after the Netflix logo appeared at the beginning. But it then became clear the film was playing in the wrong aspect ratio. The ...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation


Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes. Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to ...

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Politicians urged to use Africa freedom Day to unite Zambians

Sikota Wina1

Freedom Fighter Sikota Wina urged politicians in the country to use the Africa Freedom Day commemoration which falls on 25th May, 2017 to promote ones and unity among the people of Zambia. Mr. Sikota has told Qfm that Zambia’s existence has been premised on unity and peace since independence and that the misunderstandings of politicians should not erode this. He ...

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Chiengi fish ban to remain in effect – Chilufya

Dr Chilufya

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya says the fish ban in Chiengi district of Luapula province will remain in effect until the ministry concludes with its post cholera outbreak assessment which it has just started. In April this year government effected a fish ban in Chiengi district following an outbreak of cholera which also saw schools in the area closed. Dr ...

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Christianity will remain a reality in Zambia – Sumaili

Rev Sumaili

National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili has reassured the nation that Christianity in Zambia will remain a reality. Reverend Sumaili says government wants to see Christianity continue being practiced as the largest religion in Zambia. She notes that government wants Christian churches to promote morality, values and ethics as fundamental principles for actualizing and sustaining Christianity in the ...

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AG calls for accreditation of law schools

Attorney General Likando Kalaluka Solicitor has emphasized the need for schools of law to be accredited so as to maintain the quality of legal education and training in the country. Speaking in Lusaka today during a consultative meeting for registered universities on accreditation of schools of law in a speech read on his behalf by Solicitor General Abraham Mwansa , ...

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ZCF to complete installation of milling plants by end of year

James Chirwa

Zambia Cooperatives Federation (ZFC) Director General James Chirwa says they will in the next two months install an additional 600 solar milling units bringing the total number of milling plants installed to 1000. And Mr. Chirwa has disclosed that central province will have the highest number of solar milling units from the 2000 earmarked to be installed countrywide as it ...

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South Police Chief warns UPND

Kapeso Police

Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso has warned UPND supporters in Choma planning to conduct a demonstration in solidarity of incarcerated UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema of stern action. Mr. Kapeso says an undertaking will be tantamount to contempt of court given the fact that Mr. Hichilema’s case is before the courts of law. He says in the interest of peace ...

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