Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Cabinet approves a film policy- Mulenga

Kampamba Mulenga - Chief Government Spokesperson Pic by Albert Mpezeni

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga says Cabinet has approved a film policy which will help promote Arts and job creation for young people. Ms. Mulenga says her ministry is also scheduled to establish training institutions in some parts of the country to promote arts especially with the transition of the country from analogue to digital broadcasting. She states ...

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Media told to tone down- Chipampe

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Service Director of Press and Media Development, Isaac Chipampe has urged both the private and public media to tone down on political rhetoric and focus more on writing stories on challenges that affect Zambians. Mr. Chipampe says the media should bring out information that educates citizens especially on sexual reproductive health. He notes that journalists ...

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KK still admitted – State house


Former President Dr Kenneth Kaunda remains admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has told Journalists yesterday that the former president will be discharged today. But Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda in a statement says Dr Kaunda’s minders reported that the former President appeared weak prompting Health Minister Chitalu ...

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Luo directs HELSB to include students from rural areas in the disbursement of loan schemes


Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo has instructed the Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board to consider students from rural areas in the disbursement of loan schemes. Professor Luo says students in the rural areas are disadvantaged due to poor or limited information. She says this will give an opportunity to students in the rural areas who have not been ...

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French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage in concert

Weldens released her first album in February and was in the middle of a concert tour

An up-and-coming French singer, Barbara Weldens, has collapsed and died in the middle of a concert at a festival. The cause of her death is unclear but, according to one report, she was probably electrocuted. Weldens, 35, had been on stage in a church in the picturesque village of Goudron, in the Lot region of the south-west, when she suffered ...

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‘Wounded’ Kotoko resume training

Asante Kotoko players

Asante Kotoko resumed training on Thursday morning following last week’s bus accident which claimed the life of one of their officers. As many as 14 senior players – Ernest Sowah, Seth Opare, Awal Mohammed, Ohene Brenya, Collins Ameyaw, Owusu Jackson, Kwame Boahene, Atta Kusi, Obed Owusu, Abass Mohammed, Prince Acquah, Edwin Tuffour Frimpong, Isaac Quansah and Yakubu Mohammed – turned ...

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Brexit: UK and EU at odds over ‘exit bill’

David Davis, left, and Michel Barnier

The UK and EU are still at odds over citizens’ rights and the amount the UK will pay to leave the bloc, at the end of the second week of Brexit talks. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had not been clear enough about where it stands on these issues and that was hampering progress. UK Brexit Secretary David ...

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Barca tops global football digital benchmark

Mario Leo © Result Sports

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United in that order have emerged top of the latest global football digital benchmark released by leading global digital research company, Result Sports from Germany. The reports highlights the top 148 Clubs in the world of digital and social media and takes into consideration six of the top social media platforms with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, ...

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AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

AlphaBay went offline earlier this month

Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. According to Europol, there were more than 250,000 listings for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals on AlphaBay. Hansa was seized ...

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Govt creates disaster loss data base

Inonge Veep

Vice President Inonge Wina says government has created a disaster loss data base which will be used to capture information relating to economic loss. Ms Wina says the data base which will be updated from time to time will help capture would be affected people in a disaster, damaged critical infrastructure, livelihood disruption, mortality, early warning systems and investment in ...

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