Daily Archives: August 17, 2017

Tom Cruise is ‘diabolical,’ says Leah Remini

Leah Remini

Actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini has launched another attack on the religion’s most famous member, Tom Cruise, declaring the movie star is “diabolical.” Remini has been an outspoken critic of the church since leaving in 2013, receiving critical acclaim for her documentary series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”In a Reddit AMA to promote the second season of the ...

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Bafana jet in ahead of CHAN showdown

South Africa coach Thabo Senong

The South Africa National Team has arrived in Zambia ahead of Saturday’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) final round second leg qualifier against the Chipolopolo at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Bafana Bafana touched down at 12:40 hours without head coach Stuart Baxter who has stayed behind with Thabo Senong whom many will remember from the U-20 tournament leading the bench. The ...

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Sinkamba oppose mandatory HIV testing

Peter Sinkamba

Green Party president Peter Sinkamba says bilateral support towards reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS should not compel the country to breach the Bill of rights. Mr Sinkamba tells QTV that the policy pronouncement by President Edgar Lungu on mandatory HIV testing is a breach of international standards. He adds that the move contravenes Article 15, 17, and 23 of the ...

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Govt outlines measures when selling TopStar decoders

Kampamba Mulenga

Government has announced measures aimed at reducing the possibility of fraud as well as preventing commercial entities from benefiting from the sale of subsidized TopStar decoders which are going for K99 for a full kit. In a statement, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga says any member of the public who wishes to purchase a Topstar decoder must produce ...

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President Lungu dares stakeholders on Mandatory HIV testing

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has dared stakeholders planning to take him to court over his recent pronouncement on mandatory HIV testing to go ahead. President Lungu says his duty and responsibility is to protect the lives of Zambians and to see to it that they are healthy. The Head of State said this at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure ...

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Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Ramblas tourist area. Spanish police say several people have been injured in a “massive crash”, while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça Catalunya. Reports from the scene say people are taking cover in nearby shops and cafes. Reuters news agency reports that emergency services have ...

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South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe is the second wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police expected Mrs Mugabe, 52, to turn herself in on Tuesday, but she failed to show ...

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Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Stop rape sign

A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl is not aware that she has given birth. During her pregnancy she was told her bulge was because she had a big stone in her stomach. The baby weighing 2.5kg (5.5lb) was delivered ...

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Zambia in US$671 million Global Fund, PEPFAR funding

Dr Chilufya

The Global Fund has approved Zambia’s application for funding towards Malaria and HIV programs to a tune of US$270 million. And the US Government through PEPFAR has given Zambia US$401 million meant to support HIV/AIDS programs for next five years. Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya disclosed this during the PF Media Interactive Forum in Lusaka. Dr. Chilufya says with the ...

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UNZALARU questions UNZA splitting feasibility

UNZA Billboard

The University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has questioned the feasibility of the decision by government to restructure the University of Zambia into five University colleges. CABINET has approved the splitting of the University of Zambia (UNZA) into five university colleges in a bid to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of the institution. UNZALARU president Evans ...

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