Daily Archives: July 5, 2017

Malaria is an impediment to development – Chitalu

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Malaria is an impediment to development and therefore should not be taken lightly as an ordinary disease. Speaking when he officiated the opening of the southern Africa Malaria Elimination Eight Initiative today, Dr. Chilufya says there is need to completely eliminate the disease by carrying out critical interventions such as indoor residue spraying and vector ...

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Correctional facilities holding over 20, 800 inmates

Percy Chato

The Zambia Correctional Service has disclosed that correctional facilities in the country are currently holding over 20, 800 inmates against the holding capacity of 8,000 inmates. Zambia Correctional Service Commissioner General Percy Chato has told a media briefing ahead of the 2017 Correctional Day on 18th July, 2017, that this represents over 200 percent overcrowding in correctional facilities. Mr. Chato ...

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26 people died in different accidents during long holiday

Esther Katongo

Twenty six people died in different road traffic accidents in the country during the just ended unity and heroes long weekend. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says during the same period a total of 310 road traffic accidents were recorded indicating an increase from the 282 accidents recorded during the same period in 2016. Ms Katongo says the number of people ...

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Invoking State of Emergency would be a violent response to violence – Sinkamba

Peter Sinkamba

Green Party Leader Peter Sinkamba says invoking a State of Emergency would be a violent response to violence. In a statement issued to QFM News, Mr. Sinkamba says violence, whether by the State, bandits, vandals or terrorists, and in whatever form, and for whatever reasons, is almost always self-defeating because it breeds more and more violence. Mr. Sinkamba states that ...

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HH speaks out from prison on Lusaka City Market fire

HH at court in van

Incarcerated UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has called on the Zambia Police Service to thoroughly, professionally and speedily investigate what he has described as the regrettable fire that gutted part of Lusaka City Market yesterday. In a statement issued to QFM News, Mr. Hichilema is also urging Lusaka residents and other people who may have information that led to the fire ...

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Gyan lands in Turkey for Kayserispor move

Asamoah Gyan © Getty Images

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan looks set for a return to Europe after landing in Turkey for contract talks with top flight side Kayserispor. The striker and his representatives checked into the Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul on Wednesday morning ahead of a meeting with Kayserispor club President Erol Bedir. “Gyan left for Turkey yesterday and has already landed. He is scheduled ...

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Several killed in downtown Johannesburg fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire

At least seven people have died after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Johannesburg, South African authorities said. The city’s emergency services department said a crane was used to rescue more than 50 people from the roof of the building that caught fire on Wednesday. Five people were rushed to hospital. One of the victims died when he ...

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