Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Malaila Traditional Ceremony pushed to September

The Malaila Traditional Ceremony

The Malaila Traditional Ceremony of the Kunda speaking people in Mambwe district of Eastern Province which was scheduled to take place on 19th August, 2017 has been moved to 9th September, 2017. The ceremony has been moved to pave way for the installation ceremony of the new Chief Jumbe, Aswell Zimba on 19th August. Senior Chief Nsefu has confirmed the ...

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Govt, CSPR partner to translate 7NDP

Patrick Nshindano

Government says it is working with the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) to simplify and translate the 7th National Development Plan into local languages and Braille so that no one is left behind in development planning. National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa says his ministry working with the ministry of Finance has embarked on a communication and outreach strategy ...

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NUPPEZ advocates for comprehensive sexuality in schools

Nelson Mwale - NUPPEZ General Secretary

The National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) has observed the need for teachers to discuss comprehensive sexuality in schools openly. NUPPEZ National Secretary Nelson Mwale has told QFM News in a telephone from Kafue on the sidelines of a three day UNESCO Teacher Union Workshop on comprehensive sexuality in schools, that pupils must be told the ...

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Govt threatens to shut down universities, colleges with unqualified staff

Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo

Government has warned that it will shut down some universities and colleges that do not have relevant skilled and professional staff. Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says government will have no other option, but to close down institutions where a diploma holder is handling a degree or Masters programme a situation she says is killing the quality of education. ...

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Kafue Hospital upgraded to General Hospital

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya

Government has upgraded Kafue district hospital to a general hospital, with a pledge of K500 million towards its modernization. And Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has today launched the Kafue School of Nursing that will see over 170 nurses trained. Speaking during the official launch of the general hospital and the nursing school in Kafue today, Dr Chilufya said the upgrading ...

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BoZ cuts interest rates

Dr. Denny Kalyalya BoZ Governor

The Bank of Zambia has reduced the benchmark lending rate by 150 basis points to 11 percent from 12.5 percent. The Central Bank has also reduced the Statutory Reserve Ratio by 300 basis points to 9.5 percent from 12.5 percent. Bank of Zambia Governor Dr. Denny Kalyalya has told a media briefing that in arriving at this decision, the Monetary ...

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‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ star Sheree J. Wilson dishes on working with Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris may be celebrated actor, martial arts champion, and beloved veteran of the Air Force, but to many young fans, the red-blooded American hero is an Internet sensation. In 2005, a series of jokes known as “Chuck Norris Facts” began to circulate on the Internet that focused on his heroism and superhero strength. However, the 77-year-old (whose real name ...

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Neymar’s Brazil top Fifa rankings


Captained by the Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, Brazil have knocked Germany off the top of the Fifa rankings released on Thursday.World champions Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup last month after some rolling historical results were devalued. Lionel Messi’s Argentina are in third and modest Switzerland, with a 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifiers, ...

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Coutinho will not be sold – Klopp

Jurgen Klopp and Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said midfielder Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any price, as British media reported the club had rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117 million) from Barcelona.Barcelona had already been rebuffed last month in an 80 million euro bid for the 25-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for 8.5 million pounds ($11 ...

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