Monthly Archives: June 2017

NAPSA gives NRFA K2.1bn loan for rehab of Copperbelt roads

Yollard Kachinda

The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has given the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) a K2.1 billion loan for the rehabilitation and upgrading of selected viable economic roads on the Copperbelt province with accompanying toll gates In a statement, NAPSA Director General, Yollard Kachinda says this follows the recent financing agreement the Authority entered into with the National Road Fund ...

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Lungu is willing to meet ‘The Church’ – Wina

Inonge Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina says President Edgar Lungu is very much willing to meet the church. Responding to questions in Parliament during the vice president’s question time, Mrs. Wina said the President had other national matters to attend to the reason why he could not meet the three church mother bodies who recently said their attempts to meet the president ...

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RTSA gives motorists grace period

RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has given motorists a grace period of 14-days within which to acquire road tax and road service licenses for the third quarter of 2017. RATSA Head Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga says all motorists and Public Service Vehicle Operators have been given an extension of up to 14th July, 2017 to pay for the ...

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Seychelles look to end on a high

Seychelles © Backpagepix

Seychelles might be out of the reckoning in the Cosafa Castle Cup after two successive defeats in Group B but have no intention of lying down in their final game against Zimbabwe at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Friday. “We will go hard to try and get a result,” insisted their coach Rodney Choisy, newly appointed at the helm ...

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Germany gay marriage approved by MPs in snap vote

Outside parliament there were celebrations as the measure was passed

A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children. Mrs Merkel’s political opponents were strongly in favour. But the chancellor, who signalled her backing for a free vote ...

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Ms Le Pen says the case is politically motivated

Ms Le Pen says the case is politically motivated

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged European parliament funding scandal. The allegations were passed to French investigators who have opened a case. The parliament suspects some €5m (£4m; $5.4m) went to assistants of Ms Le Pen’s National Front (FN) who were not working for MEPs but were actually engaged in FN ...

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Trump travel ban comes into effect

Immigrations rights lawyers were offering free advice to arrivals at Los Angeles International Airport

People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces are not considered to be “bona fide” relations. The rules apply to people ...

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Goretzka puts Germany in final

Germany's Leon Goretzka celebrates his goal against Mexico in the Confederations Cup semi-final.

Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup semifinal in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday.Mexico had more chances and more possession but their defence left wide open spaces which were ruthlessly exploited by Germany’s young, experimental team. Goretzka struck twice in the ...

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LIUTEBM still operational

LIUTEBM

The Livingstone International University of  Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM) has advised all students past, present and prospective that the institution is operational and all students should remain positive. This follows the recent announcement by TEVETA that it has deregistered 32 learning institutions including LIUTEBM. Briefing journalists in Lusaka, LIUTEBM Vice Chancellor Professor Patrick Kalifungwa says the university is ...

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Tanzania set up Bafana duel

Tomas Ulimwengu

Tanzania edged through to the Cosafa Castle Cup quarterfinals by the slimmest of margins as they topped Group A on Thursday despite being held 1-1 by Mauritius at the Moruleng Stadium in the North West Province. They finished level on five points after three matches with Angola but take top place by virtue of a better goal difference. Tanzania ended ...

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