Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

Govt sets HIV reduction target

Dr Jabbin Dr Malama

Government has reiterated its commitment to increasing investment in HIV response programs aimed at reducing the new annual HIV infections from 46,000 to less than 5,000 by 2021. In speech read for him by ministry of health spokesperson Dr Kennedy Malama during the national HIV self-testing dissemination meeting in Lusaka today, ministry of health permanent secretary Dr Jabbin Mulwanda said ...

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Music News LIVE: Dolly and Kenny announce final show together


Dolly Parton will join Kenny Rogers in a final tribute concert this October. As the country star prepares to hang up his microphone, Rogers, 78, will be joined by special guests including Idina Menzel, Alison Krauss and the Flaming Lips for the farewell concert in Nashville on 25 October. But the biggest draw of all will be Dolly. It’s 12 ...

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Saudi-led bloc modifies demands to end Qatar crisis

Qatar has rejected any demands that threaten its sovereignty or violate international law

The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles. These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and ...

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French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

Mr Macron and Gen de Villiers attended the Bastille Day parade last Friday

The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer “guarantee the durability of the army model” that he considered necessary to ensure France’s protection. France’s government last week revealed major cuts to bring its budget deficit below the ...

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La Liga draw postponed after arrests


The Spanish football federation has pushed back a draw for the upcoming football league calendar until Friday following the arrest of its president. The draw to decide fixtures for the first and second divisions, originally scheduled for Thursday, will now take place Friday at 12:30pm (10:30 GMT) at the federation’s headquarters, it said in a Twitter message. The federation postponed ...

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Juve sign Arsenal keeper Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny © Getty Images

Juventus have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny on a four-year contract for €12.2 million the Italian champions said in a statement on Wednesday. The Poland international, capped 29 times, spent the last two years on loan at Serie A rivals AS Roma, making 38 league appearances last season. The 27-year-old finished the campaign with the most clean sheets in the ...

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Afcon expanded, timing changed

Ahmad,New CAF President during the 2017 the 2017 39th CAF General Assembly Press Conference at the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall, Ethiopia on 16 March 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The African Nations Cup finals are set to be expanded to 24 teams and moved to dates in June and July but will continue to be held every two years after recommendations on the tournament at a symposium in Morocco on Wednesday. The decision must still be ratified by the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee, but that could come ...

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KK admitted to UTH


FIRST Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya says Dr Kaunda was admitted last evening around 20:30hours. Dr Chilufya has told journalists after vice president Inonge Wina visited Dr Kaunda this morning that the former president was admitted after complaining of minor body pains. He says routine checkups ...

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ZACCI urges government to maintain policy consistency

Michael Nyirenda

Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) president Michael Nyirenda has reminded government of the need to maintain policy consistency so as to help local industries thrive. Mr. Nyirenda has told Q-news in an interview that policy inconsistency is detrimental to the economy and reduces the confidence and trust of both the local and foreign investors. He says policy consistency ...

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Bishop Mambo commends President Lungu

Bishop John Mambo

Chikondi Foundation President Bishop John Mambo has praised President Edgar Lungu for allowing Catholic Bishops to visit UPND President Hakainde Hichilema in prison, with a view to initiate dialogue. Bishop Mambo has called on all well-meaning Zambians to support the efforts being made to unity the country, stating that this will help promote peace and tranquility in the country He says ...

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