Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

HRC counsels Police over sweeping powers


The Human Rights Commission has advised law enforcers against going beyond their limit in enforcing the law during the 90 days period of the threatened state of public emergency. Commission Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya says there is need to strike a balance between ensuring public security and protecting human rights of individuals. He says it is government’s responsibility to see to ...

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Brazil’s ex-President Lula convicted of corruption

Lula faces five different corruption trials

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to state oil company Petrobras. He says the trial ...

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I want to stay at Arsenal – Ozil

Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil

Arsenal’s Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has said he wants to stay at the Premier league club and will discuss his future after their pre-season tour of Australia and China. “It is definitely my preference to stay,” he said on the club’s official website. “It is such a great club and I have always said that I feel very good at ...

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Banned ex-Fifa official Chuck Blazer dies

Blazer led a colourful life and played a key role in the Fifa corruption scandal

Former top football official Chuck Blazer has died at the age of 72, his lawyers say. Blazer, whose evidence to US investigators helped trigger the Fifa corruption scandal, had been suffering from cancer. He was a larger-than-life character, and formerly the general secretary of Concacaf, the governing body of North and Central American football. In 2013 he pleaded guilty to ...

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Trump Russia claims: Mood in the White House is ‘fantastic’

US president Donald Trump says his team is "functioning beautifully" despite a turbulent week

President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is “fantastic” despite intense scrutiny of his campaign’s alleged dealings with Russia. He told Reuters the administration was “functioning beautifully”. The president also defended his son, who it has emerged met a Russian lawyer during the election campaign. US media have described the White House as in chaos over the ...

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EYAI urges politicians to stop issuing ill statements about Zambia

Rev Moses Lungu - EYAI President

The Evangelical Youth Alliance International (EYAI) has advised Zambians to stop portraying a bad image of the country to the international community. EYAI President Reverend Moses Lungu says this has serious repercussions on the development of the country. Reverend Lungu says some sentiments especially those coming from politicians on the state of the nation are damaging the country’s image in ...

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NUPPEZ hails parley

Nelson Mwale - NUPPEZ General Secretary

The National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) has hailed parliamentarians for voting unanimously to approve the declaration of a threatened state of public emergency. NUPPEZ General Secretary Nelson Mwale tells Q News that the move will bring about peace and stability in the country as law enforcement will be done efficiently and effectively. Mr. Mwale says ...

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Mushimba assures traveling public

Transport and Communication Minister Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has assured the traveling public that the security measures relating to the invocation of Article 31 will not disturb their travelling schedules. This comes in wake of fears expressed by some commuters that the invocation of Article 31 of the constitution may result in them missing their bus schedules more especially for long distances ...

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