Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Alexis must be given space – Per

Alexis Sanchez © Gallo Images

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez should be left alone to decide his future, captain Per Mertesacker has said, as speculation continues to swirl about the Chilean’s plans.Sanchez, who was the North London side’s top scorer last season with 24 league goals in 38 matches, is entering the final year of his contract and is yet to sign a new deal. “He ...

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Qatar crisis: UAE denies hacking news agency

Qatar Airways workers rallied in support of the country in front of a portrait of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha

The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir that he insisted were fabricated. The incident helped spark a diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbours. Qatar said ...

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Mumamba Unveils U-17 Cosafa Squad

Numba Zanaco

  Zambia U-17 Men’s Football National Team coach Numba Mumamba has unveiled his final 20-member squad for the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup. The team underwent MRI tests over the weekend with the technical bench picking their final squad thereafter. Zambia’s first U-17 assignment is the Cosafa Championship in Mauritius where they are drawn in Group B alongside South Africa, Mozambique ...

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Russia hacking row: Moscow demands US return seized mansions

US officials say the Maryland complex doubles as a spying outpost

Russia is pressing demands that the US give it access to two diplomatic compounds seized in the US last year. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was unacceptable to set preconditions for returning the properties. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the move as “daylight robbery”. In December the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut the compounds over suspicions of ...

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Zambia,Morocco set to operationalise 19 agreements

President Lungu with King Mohammed

Zambia and Morocco are set to operationalise 19 agreements signed by Morocco’s King Mohammed the sixth intended to foster development in the two countries. During his visit to Zambia in February this year, King Mohammed of Morocco signed 19 agreements covering various sectors of the economy which include science, technology, Industrial cooperation, agriculture, education and mining among others. Speaking during ...

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SAFADA cries for small scale farmers

The Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) is saddened by the plight of farmers in Eastern province who have failed to yield profit from maize sales due to unfair trade conditions. SAFADA Executive Director, Boyd Moobwe says small scale farmers in Eastern province have resorted to selling the commodity to briefcase buyers at very a cheap price due to lack ...

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Drugs pilferage worries ZAMRA

Ludovic Zamra

The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has described as alarming the high levels of drugs pilferage in both private and public health institutions. ZAMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape tells QTV News that there has been an increase in the pilferage of drugs which are ending up in wrong hands on the streets. Mr. Mwape says it is unfortunate that ...

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Lions invade Siavonga district


Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama says Lions from neighboring Zimbabwe have invaded the district killing three animals so far in Kambila and Syamwiinga villages in Chief Simamba’s chiefdom. Mr. Kanyama says the Lions are suspected to have escaped from a game reserve in Zimbabwe. He says Department of National Parks and Wildlife officers are already on the ground trying to ...

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YALI deflated by UPND dialogue u-turn

Isaac Mwanza Yali

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has described the United Party for National Development’s decision to rescind its earlier position on dialogue as a major setback to reconciliation. Last week, a statement purported to have been issued by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema called for unconditional dialogue among political players, but UPND Secretary General Steven Katuka has dismissed the statement saying ...

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