Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

LAZ declines to respond to President Lungu’s claims

LAZ Linda

  The Law Association of Zambia has declined to comment on claims by President Edgar Lungu that there is too much politicking in the association. President Lungu has challenged the Law Association of Zambia to form a political party. LAZ President Linda Kasonde declined to comment on the matter when contacted. Meanwhile Ms. Kasonde has welcomed the willingness to dialogue ...

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Govt committed to increase investment in economic multi facility zones.

Margaret Mwanakatwe - Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister

Government has emphasized the need for increased investment in rural areas and in economic multi facility zones. Commerce, trade and industry minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says government has pumped in a lot of money and resources in improving road infrastructure in rural areas in order to encourage investment from the private sectors. Ms Mwanakatwe adds that government has also set aside ...

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PF youths defend Kampyongo

PF Mandemvu Constituency Chairman Joseph Tamba

The Patriotic Front in Mandevu constituency has jumped to the defence of Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo who is alleged to have directed PF youths to attack lawbreakers. PF Mandevu Constituency Chairman Joseph Tamba says the Minister did not direct any youth to attack anyone during a meeting in Mandevu, but encouraged them to work with the Zambia Police in ...

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Govt integrates approach to increase agricultural production

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says government has undertaken an integrated approach to increase agricultural production in the country. Speaking when she received feasibility study results on the new Kalungwishi farming block of Lunte District in Northern Province from China Railway Service Group Limited today, Ms. Siliya says the new farm Block will foster government’s integrated approach in increasing livestock and ...

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HH urged to justify his refusal to accept the 2016 election results

Dr. Alex Ng'oma

Catholic Bishops to ask incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to share with the nation the basis on which he has disputed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election when they visit him to share the idea of dialogue with President Edgar Lungu Political analyst Alex Ng’oma has appealed to the Catholic Bishops to ask incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to ...

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Kermit actor fired over ‘unacceptable business conduct’

Whitmire was chosen to take over as Kermit by Henson's son Brian

The Muppets Studio have said they fired Steve Whitmire, who had voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years, for “unacceptable business conduct”. Last week it was announced Whitmire was to be replaced but no reason was given. Whitmire has told the Hollywood Reporter it was because he spoke up against changes being made to the character he felt were against ...

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Deadpool is the BBFC’s most complained about film of 2016

Ryan Reynolds played masked anti-hero Deadpool

Deadpool generated the most complaints to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in 2016, the body has revealed. The Marvel film, which was rated 15, received 51 complaints that focused on the level of “bloody violence”. It also attracted complaints about sex references and strong language. Suicide Squad, the DC Comics film, received 31 complaints. Referring to Deadpool, the ...

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Arsenal seeking fresh blood – Wenger

Arsene Wenger © Gallo Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday he wants to make more new signings before the season begins next month and batted away fresh doubts about the future of Alexis Sanchez.Wenger is under pressure after the Premier League side failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, and he is also dealing with persistent doubts ...

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Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

Neymar © Gallo Images

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted on Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”. Reports in Spain have suggested PSG are looking to lure the ...

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Let Obamacare fail – Trump’s new plan

Mr Trump made repealing and replacing Obamacare a key campaign pledge

President Donald Trump has said the new Republican healthcare policy should be to allow the current law to collapse. “As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!” he tweeted. Support for the Republican Senate bill fell apart on Monday when two more senators said they could not back ...

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