Daily Archives: July 3, 2017

Tayali oppose plans to construct new State House

EEP President Chilufya Tayali

Equity and Economic Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali says President Edgar Lungu should abandon plans to build a new and modern State House. Mr. Tayali says the revelations by Works and Supply Minister Mathew Nkhuwa that government wants to spend about US$20 million on constructing a new State House is worrying, disturbing and saddening. Mr. Tayali says this is the ...

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First Lady Esther Lungu elevated

Fist Lady Esther Lungu

First Lady Esther Lungu has been elected to represent SADC on the steering committee of the Organisation of African Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) for a period of two years. This was announced during a closed session of the 19th session of OAFLA General Assembly. The election of Mrs. Lungu to the steering committee of OAFLA means that she will represent ...

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Police in Kasama caution UPND

Richard Mweene

The Zambia Police Service in Northern Province has warned of stern action against United Party for National Development (UPND) members if they continue with their newly adopted political strategy of holding meetings in the bush. On Thursday last week, UPND Northern Province Chairman Nathan Ilunga said in a statement that the party is now having its meetings in the bush ...

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Rangers hold Arrows

Rangers hold Arrows

Red Arrows came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Nchanga Rangers in a week 15 fixture played at the Nkoloma Stadium on Sunday. Nchanga Rangers took the lead in the 17th minute through Adams Zikiru, who scored in his second successive start, after tapping home from close range for the visitors to lead 1-0 at the break. The ...

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South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship ‘a provocation’

The USS Stetham, pictured here arriving in Shanghai in 2015, sailed close to Triton Island

Beijing has called the presence of a US warship near a disputed island in the South China Sea “a serious political and military provocation”. The USS Stethem sailed close to Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands archipelago, claimed by China and others. China responded by sending military vessels and fighter jets to the area. It happened hours before US ...

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Chile vow to stay adventurous

Juan Antonio Pizzi © Gallo Images

South American champions Chile have promised to stay faithful to their adventurous approach which often threatens to blow their opponents away but also leaves their own defence dangerously exposed. “Our gameplan is always to have the initiative, to take the leading role, have control and create openings,” coach Juan Antonio Pizzi told reporters after his side lost 1-0 to Germany ...

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Emmanuel Mwamba tips ZRA

HE. Emmanuel Mwamba

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has urged the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to expedite investigations concerning allegations of tax evasion by some petroleum and energy import companies based in Zambia. Mr. Mwamba says the decision by ZRA to dishonour SADC certificates of origin of oil importing companies, has created an impression that Zambia was not complying with ...

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Police offer increases to K300, 000

Esther Katongo

The Zambia Police Service is offering a reward of 300 thousand kwacha to any person with information that will lead to the apprehension and successful prosecution of criminals vandalizing Zesco pylons in the country. Police Public Relations officer Esther Katongo says the service has increased the reward to 300 thousand kwacha from the earlier 100 thousand kwacha announced by the ...

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Germany bus crash: 18 feared dead and 30 injured


Eighteen people are missing and feared dead after flames engulfed a tour bus that crashed on the A9 motorway in southern Germany. The bus was in a collision with a lorry near Stammbach in north Bavaria. Thirty people escaped the fire, some critically injured. Rescue helicopters joined emergency workers at the scene. A fire service spokesman said it was unlikely ...

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