Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

UPND youths hails ZCCB

Gilbert Liswaniso

The United Party for National Development (UPND) youths have welcomed the efforts by the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) aimed at initiating dialogue between their leader Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Lungu. UPND national spokesperson Gilbert Liswaniso tells Q-News that the negotiations are important and progressive, considering that UPND youths in the party have been perpetual victims of political ...

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UNZA lecturers to strike over July salaries

University of Zambia lecturers have threatened to withdraw labour if their July salaries are not paid by tomorrow 28th July, 2017. UNZALARU Publicity Secretary Moffat Moyo says the lecturers will not entertain delays in salaries as the case was last month. Mr. Moyo says will be prudent for management to pay off the lecturers by tomorrow Friday, July 28th to ...

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George Clooney and Matt Damon headed for Venice Film Festival

Clooney and Damon co-starred in Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels

George Clooney and Matt Damon are set to bring some Hollywood glitz to this year’s Venice Film Festival. The Ocean’s Eleven stars will premiere ’50s-set crime comedy Suburbicon at the event, which Damon stars in and Clooney co-writes and directs. Damon will also be seen in festival opener Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne. After premiering three major Academy Award winners ...

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Govt rules out further borrowing


Government has ruled out any further borrowing in the wake of the high fiscal deficit currently at 7.6 percent. Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary for Economic Management and Finance Mukuli Chikuba has told a public hearing on pre-budget submission for 2018 organised by a consortium of civil society organisations that following the high fiscal deficit the country has experienced, the ...

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Villar resigns from Fifa and Uefa roles

Angel Maria Villar © Gallo Images

Deposed Spanish football boss Angel Maria Villar, in custody on corruption charges, has resigned as vice-president of both Fifa and Uefa, the two governing bodies announced on Thursday. The 67-year-old’s near three-decade tenure as head of the Spanish federation ended this week when he was suspended following his arrest on July 18. “Mr Villar has stood down from his post ...

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No change in transgender policy, says Pentagon

Transgender people will not be banned from serving in the US military until the president issues guidance to the Pentagon, military officials say. In a surprise tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that the government would not allow them to serve “in any capacity”. It was not clear whether troops on active service would be forced out. But Gen ...

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Inflation declines to 6.6%

John Kalumbi

The annual inflation rate for the month of July, 2017 has decreased to 6.6 percent from 6.8 percent in June 2017. This means that on average, prices increased by 6.6 percent between July 2016 and July 2017. Central Statistical Office Director, John Kalumbi explained during the monthly bulletin presentation that the movement of consumer price indices (CPI) show a steadily ...

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Improvement in electricity supply to spur production- ZAM

Rosseta Chabala

The Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) says the manufacturing sector is likely to see an in production this year owing to the constant power supply in the country so far. ZAM President Rosetta Chabala says the sector had reduced production by up to 40 percent when loadshedding was at its pick last year. Ms. Chabala says manufacturing companies are now ...

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PF, Exhibiting Dictatorial Tendencies- Musenge


Expelled PF member of the central committee Mwenya Musenge has charged that the ruling party is exhibiting dictatorial tendencies which could have spill-over effects on the country. Mr Musenga says the party’s top leadership has monopolized opinions and decisions made within the party. He says this will make it difficult for PF members to have their voices heard within the ...

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Proposed dialogue wont yield desired results- PEP

PeP President Enock Tembo

Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) has expressed concern that the approach that has been adopted by Catholic Bishops to facilitate dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, is not effective and will unlikely yield the desired results within a reasonable period of time. PeP president Sean Tembo says mediation should be conducted with both President Lungu and Mr. ...

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