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Daily Archives: July 21, 2017

First Lady urges govt to invest in health programmes

Fist Lady Esther Lungu

First Lady Esther Lungu has stressed the need for investment in health programmes such as immunization that will ensure the good health and growth of children in the country. Mrs Lungu has since pledged her commitment to working closely with the ministry of health in advocating for primary health especially pertaining to immunization to reach the doorsteps of all Zambians. ...

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The fight against graft not enough- Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Government has expressed concern over the slow pace at which the country is moving in fighting corruption. Justice Minister Given Lubinda has observed that the fight against corruption in Zambia has remained static since 2014. He says it is government’s desire that the fight against corruption will be strengthened and everyone will get involved. Mr Lubinda says government alone cannot ...

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Govt urged to fix the Constitution-ZLDC

ZLDC Acting Deputy Director Sharon Williams

The Zambia Law Development Commission (ZLDC) has advised government to fix the amended constitution. ZLDC Acting Deputy Director Sharon Williams says there is need for government to address the shortcomings in the constitution. She says the commission is determined to ensure that the constitution is fixed in the long term so that it stands the test of time. And Ms. ...

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HH gets treason trial date

HH at court in van

The High Court has set 14th August, 2017 as the date for the commencement of the treason trial for incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused. Mr Hichilema’s lawyer and UPND Chairperson for legal affairs Jack Mwiimbu has confirmed the development to Q-news in a telephone interview. Mr Mwiimbu has since welcomed the setting of the date for the ...

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Justin Bieber banned from China for ‘bad behaviour’

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.” “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” it added. The statement was issued in response ...

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Chitalu visits Munali Hills accident victims

Health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has visited some of the victims of last night’s Munali hills accident in which eleven people died and 29 others sustained injuries. Dr Chilufya who visited some the victims at UTH wished them a quick recovery. Other victims admitted at Kafue general hospital. And one of the victims currently admitted to the UTH, Proper Mudenda ...

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Sir Macca mocks US church protests

MC

After perfecting the pop ballad in the 1960s, Sir Paul McCartney has now mastered the art of 21st Century trolling. The former Beatle posted the below doctored image of the Westboro Baptist Church, after they protested outside his show in Kansas this week. The 75-year-old rocker thanked the protesters for their “warm welcome!” by changing some of the more offensive ...

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Chukwu suspended from NPFL

Christian Chukwu © Shengolpixs

Enugu Rangers general manager and former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu has been suspended from all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) activities with “immediate effect.” Chukwu, a former Rangers player, was slammed with the suspension by the League Management Company (LMC) following his “conduct in the dispute resolution proceedings between Rangers & their former coach, Imama Amapakabo.” “Rangers General Manager, Christian ...

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East Jerusalem: Two Palestinians killed as holy site tensions soar

Israeli police made arrests as the violence erupted

Two Palestinians have been killed during clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials say. About 200 were hurt in violence there and in occupied West Bank, after days of friction over a Jerusalem holy site boiled over. Palestinian factions had called for a “day of rage” in protest at new Israeli security measures at the compound. Tensions ...

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Conte praises experienced Morata

Alvaro Morata © Getty Images

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte marvelled on Friday at the “crazy” transfer fees demanded for players, though he praised €80-million newcomer Alvaro Morata as a young but experienced striker with a bright future. The Italian coach said Morata, 24, will be a “first choice” player for his squad in the upcoming Premier League season, a day after Real Madrid and Chelsea ...

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