Daily Archives: August 5, 2017

LL Cool J is first rapper to land Kennedy Center honour

LL Cool J is also the joint youngest receipient at the age of 49

LL Cool J will be the first hip-hop artist to receive a Kennedy Centre honour later this year. He will be awarded alongside musician Lionel Richie, singer Gloria Estefan, TV writer Normal Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. The awards annually celebrate arts figures for their contributions to American culture. LL Cool J tweeted: “To be the first rap artist ...

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‘Arsenal will prioritise Premier League’

during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on December 10, 2016 in London, England.

Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League will allow them to focus their attention this season on winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The Frenchman noted in May that the two most recent league champions – Chelsea and Leicester City – did not play European football during their title-winning campaigns. ...

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Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame wins by landslide

Mr Kagame voted in the capital Kigali

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country’s electoral commission has announced. Partial results of Friday’s election gave him 98% of the votes, it said. Mr Kagame’s supporters, who say that he has brought stability and economic development after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, began celebrating before the announcement. Critics ...

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Kapinjimpanga wishes India well as it chooses its Vice President

Judith Kapijimpanga - Picture by Bangwe Naviley

Zambia’s High Commissioner To India Judith Kapijimpanga has wished India well as it chooses its  republican vice president today. Mrs. Kapijimpanga says India’s smooth transition of power democratically is essential to Zambia as the two countries enjoy an admirable political system which attracts accolades worldwide. Mrs. Kapijimpanga explains that the election of the vice president has been put in place ...

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HRC, Chipenzi praise Police IG

Commission Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has welcomed the directive by the inspector general of police, Kakoma Kanganja, to officers to allow political parties to freely campaign during the fourth coming by elections in some parts of the country. Human Rights Commission Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya has also welcomes the advice by the inspector general of police to political parties and the ...

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President Lungu meets Obasanjo

President Edgar Lungu has met with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and discussed a wide range of issues. The President met Mr. Obasanjo who paid him a courtesy call today at state house where they discussed engagements of the former Nigerian president in peace efforts and his campaign against polio on the African continent. During the meeting, the former Nigerian ...

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Zuma arrives in Zambia

President Jacob Zuma and his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma is this afternoon expected to officially open 91st Zambia’s agriculture and commercial show and to drum up support for improved relations with Zambia. President Zuma who arrived in the country this morning is on a one day visit. This year’s agriculture commercial show is been held under the theme: promoting a green environment, will open ...

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PeP caution fellow Opposition parties

PeP President Enock Tembo

Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) has appeal to all political players to desist from using derogatory language which has the potential to create conflict. Party president Sean Tembo has reminded politicians that they are role models in society who young citizens tend to look up to and whose values and habits they emulate. Mr. Tembo says politicians have a duty ...

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Traditional Leaders urged to emulate Madzimawe

Bellion Chola

The Advocacy against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence has called on the traditional leadership in the country to emulate the zeal exhibited by Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni speaking people in Eastern Province in denouncing child abuse and GBV. Advocacy Executive Director, Bellion Chola says his organization is pleased that Chief Madzimawe has managed to retrieve a number of ...

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