Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

Police arrest student for defaming President Lungu

Esther Katongo

Police have arrested a 35-year-old student of DMI St Eugene University in Lusaka for defaming President Edgar Lungu on facebook. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Edward Makayi created a facebook account in the name Royson Edwards M which he used to author and post defamatory remarks between April and July, 2017 targeting at President Lungu, Home Affairs Minister, Stephen Kampyongo, ...

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ZANEC guides stakeholders on SDG no 4

kabika kakuta

The Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has challenged Government, Civil society organizations and the community at large to take full responsibility in ensuring that Zambia achieves the Sustainable Development Goal number 4. SDG number four aims at ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. ZANEC chairperson Kabika Kakunta says accessible and inclusive quality education is a ...

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PF in Kasama welcomes Kambwili’s expulsion

The Patriotic Front leadership and general membership in Kasama District in Northern province has unanimously endorsed the decision by the party’s Central Committee to expel Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and the former Copperbelt province Minister Mwenya Musenge. PF Kasama District Chairman Kalanga Bwalya says that the party members are also overwhelmed by the Central Committee’s unanimous endorsement of ...

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Switzerland chainsaw attack: Manhunt becomes international


Swiss police have issued an international arrest warrant after a man went on the rampage with a chainsaw in the town of Schaffhausen. Suspect Franz Wrousis, 50, is still on the run more than 24 hours after the attack on a local health insurance office close to the German border. Five people were hurt. The victim with the most serious ...

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Rihanna: I think of myself as a shape-shifter


Rihanna stole the show at the premiere of Luc Besson’s new sci-fi film Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets in London last night. The singer plays a dancing, shape-shifting alien Bubble in the graphic novel adaptation, a character she loved. I think of myself as a shape-shifter in terms of my music and my fashion, so I fell ...

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Trump savages ‘very weak’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was one of Mr Trump's earliest supporters in Washington

President Donald Trump has launched yet another attack on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, labelling him “weak”. His latest Twitter onslaught comes amid reports the president is consulting advisers about possibly firing the country’s top prosecutor. On Monday, he called Mr Sessions “beleaguered” in another tweet. Mr Trump has made clear he is unhappy with Mr Sessions for recusing himself ...

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Ankle injury forces Michu to retire

Michu © Gallo Images

Spain’s former Swansea City and Napoli striker Michu confirmed on Tuesday he has been forced to retire because of an ankle injury. “Dear football, the current state of my right ankle, according to medical reports, has come to a point where it has forced me to say goodbye as a professional football player,” said the 31-year-old on his Twitter account. ...

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Real reach Mbappe deal with Monaco

Kylian Mbappe © Gallo Images

Real Madrid have reached agreement to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for a world record €180 million, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Sports daily Marca, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the teenage striker is expected to joining Real “in the next few days” on a six year deal. French newspapers Le Parisien and Nice Matin said Monaco had ...

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FRA to buy maize at K60 per 50kg bag

Maize bags

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has set K60.00 as the price at which it will buy a 50kg bag of maize during the 2017 marketing season. The agency has also set K70 as the price for a 40 kilogramme bag of rice. FRA Board Chairperson Joe Simachela says the agency will only buy three commodities for National Strategic Food Reserves namely, ...

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PAZ expects reduction in prices of feed

The Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) says it expects to see a further reduction in stock feed prices in view of the maize bumper harvest the country has recorded. PAZ Executive Manager Dominic Chanda says the association is on a weekly basis receiving notifications from the stock feed millers on the reduction of prices for the commodity, with the recent ...

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