Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Parliament approves giving Police sweeping powers

Parliament sitting

PARLIAMENT has unanimously voted to approve President Edgar Lungu’s declaration of a state of threatened public emergency made on Wednesday, 5th July, 2017 under Statutory Instrument No. 53 of 2017. This follows President Lungu’s invocation of Article 31. The declaration of a state of threatened public emergency which give the Police sweeping powers will now be enforced for a period ...

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Donald Trump Jr emails show Russia communication

Donald Trump Jr was told the information would be useful to his father, one email says

US President Donald Trump’s son has released an email chain showing he was offered “sensitive” information on Hillary Clinton by a Russian national. Publicist Rob Goldstone tells Donald Trump Jr that there is information that is “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump”. US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election. Mr Goldstone has ...

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Wina eulogizes John Moyo

John Moyo

Vice President Inonge Wina says the public service has been robbed of a dedicated loyal and hard working man in late ministry of health permanent secretary for Administration John Moyo. Speaking when she led members of the public in paying last respects to the late Mr. Moyo at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus today, Ms. Wina urged public service ...

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President Lungu directs Ministry of Mines to work with UNZA in research

HE Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of mines and minerals development to work closely with the University of Zambia to and other research institutions to intensify geological mapping and exploration. Speaking when he officially opened the international conference on geology and mining of mineral and groundwater resources of the sub-saharan African under the theme: “Opportunities and challenges ahead”, President ...

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Govt to spend US$20m to reconstruct Lusaka City Market

Vincent Mwale Local Government Minister

Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale says government will spend about US$20 million to reconstruct Lusaka City Market which was gutted by fire last week. Mr Mwale has clarified that the reconstruction of the market will take 12 months and not six weeks as earlier stated. In a ministerial statement to Parliament today, Mr Mwale says the modern market to be ...

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MPs debating declaration of a state of threatened public emergency

Zambian Parliament

Members of Parliament are currently debating the motion moved by Vice President Inonge Wina for the house to approve the President’s declaration of a state of threatened public emergency made on Wednesday,5th July,2017 under Statutory Instrument No.53 of 2017. Moving the motion, Ms Wina said it is necessary that the house approves the declaration of threatened state of public emergency ...

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Nyirenda strengthens after Cosafa final defeat

Coach Wedson Nyirenda

Zambia have strengthen their squad after finishing runners-up at the Cosafa Castle Cup for this weekend’s African Nations Championship qualifier n Swaziland after losing in Sunday’s final to Zimbabwe. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has players from Zanaco and Zesco United available for the match at the Somhlolo Stadium on Sunday and added a total of 10 of them to his selection. ...

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Real loan out Rodriguez to Bayern

James Rodriguez

Bayern Munich have signed midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy the player, the German champions said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Colombia international made 22 La Liga appearances for Real last season, scoring eight goals, and featured six times in the Uefa Champions League. “We are very happy to have completed ...

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Air Canada flight nearly lands on crowded San Francisco taxiway

Air Canada says it is investigating the incident

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an apparent near-miss involving an Air Canada flight at San Francisco’s airport. It says Flight AC759 from Toronto was cleared to land on a runway last Friday, but the pilot “inadvertently” lined up for a taxiway where four aircraft were waiting to depart. An air traffic controller became aware of the problem ...

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RPA makes headways in formulation of nuclear energy law

The Radiation Protection Authority (RPA) says it has made headways in coming up with relevant laws aimed at protecting the environment and the public in the country’s quest to advance in nuclear energy. RPA Executive Director Boster Siwila has told QTV news that every technology comes with safety precautions and that the public should welcome government’s efforts in advancing towards ...

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