Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

CSPR guides on 2018 budget submissions

Patrick Nshindano

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has advised stakeholders making submissions towards the 2018 national budget to first identify their key areas of interest and understand the budgeting process before making submissions. Speaking during a media capacity building workshop on budget and policy analysis, jointly organized by CSPR, USAID and Counterpart International, CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano says it ...

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Govt rules out intentions of giving marijuana cultivation licenses

CSPR guides on 2018 budget submissions

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says his ministry has no intention of issuing any license to allow the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Dr. Chitalu has told parliament in a ministerial statement that following a statement issued earlier this year by Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo that the law provides for the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes, his ...

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Zambia’s economy will remain resilient – Mutati

Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati is optimistic that the country’s economy will remain resilient even with the security measures announced by President Edgar Lungu. Mr. Mutati told journalists that the proclamation by President Lungu yesterday was made in pursuit that the country continues to protect the lives and well being of the people as a basis to grow the economy and ...

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Dialogue is solution to Zambia’s political difficulties – US enjoy to Zambia

US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz

The US government says positive dialogue is the solution to the current political difficulties Zambia is facing. Speaking during the commemoration of the American National day which falls on 4th July in Lusaka today, outgoing US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz says US regrets the divide that has emerged among Zambians and the way it has affected international perceptions of ...

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President Lungu has not ruled out night time curfews

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has not ruled out night time curfews in specific areas following the invocation of article 31 of the republican constitution which guides how a nation should deal with an existing situation which, if allowed to continue may lead to a state of public emergency. Addressing a media briefing at State house today, President Lungu says government will ...

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Mazembe must win to ensure survival

TP Mazembe star Rainford Kalaba

Caf Confederation Cup title-holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo must defeat visiting Horoya of Guinea this weekend to be sure of a quarterfinals place. Every Group D match between leaders Mazembe, Horoya and third-place SuperSport United of South Africa has been drawn, setting the scene for a thrilling finale. Mazembe and Horoya have nine points, with the ...

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Man United agree fee for Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

Everton’s Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United instead of champions Chelsea for a fee of £75 million ($97m, 85.5m euros), according to the British media. Both the BBC and Press Association reported the deal was all but done for the 24-year-old Lukaku, who will be reunited with Jose Mourinho, who sold him to Everton in ...

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Did Jay-Z’s 4:44 really sell a million copies in five days?

Jay-Z receives his platinum award from the RIAA

By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44, has been certified platinum less than a week after it was released – reflecting sales of one million copies in the US. On the face of it, this is hugely impressive. In the space of just five days, Jay-Z has landed the sixth biggest-selling album of the year. His first-week ...

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Adele fans angry after booking fee not refunded


Adele fans are angry they haven’t been refunded the booking fee for her cancelled Wembley Stadium gigs. Many have tweeted ticket company Eventim UK to complain at losing £5.50 per ticket booked. The singer cancelled the last two dates of her world tour, due to take place on 1 and 2 July, after damaging her vocal chords. Eventim UK’s terms ...

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Malawi football stadium stampede kills eight

Eight people have died in a stampede

Eight people – including seven children – have died in a stampede ahead of a football match in Malawi, police say. Dozens more were injured in the crush at Lilongwe’s Bingu national stadium. The stampede reportedly happened as thousands of people tried to find seats ahead of a friendly between top sides Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers. President Peter ...

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