Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

Wina condemns Barcelona terror attack

Vice President Inonge Wina

Acting Republican President Inonge Wina says the Zambian Government condemns all forms of terrorism in the world. In her message of Condolences to His Majesty King Felipe VI of the Kingdom of Spain, on the death of 13 people and at least 100 others injured in the Barcelona Terror Attack on the 17th of August 2017, Ms Wina says people ...

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PF hands over the Presidency of CAPP

Davies Mwila - PF Secretary General (Picture by Sunday Chanda)

Patriotic Front has today handed over the Presidency of Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) based on the organization’s principle of rotational leadership. The General Assembly has thanked the Patriotic Front and Zambia for having provided leadership to the continental body since its inception in 2013 to date. The General Assembly saw the election of PF Member of the Central ...

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Barcelona attack: Royals attend special Mass for victims

The king and queen attend the Mass at Sagrada Familia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have attended Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks in Catalonia. Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 at Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. A 14th victim died in a second attack at Cambrils. Ministers say the jihadist cell behind the attacks has been dismantled. But ...

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US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84, his family has announced. Gregory died at hospital in Washington DC after being admitted with an undisclosed illness. The family shared the news of their “enormous sadness” in a post on social media on Saturday. From the 1960s Gregory mocked racism in his stand-up routines. ...

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Couples encouraged to embrace mandatory HIV testing

Oggie Hamiyanze

A Lusaka based Marriage Counselor Oggie Hamiyanze has encouraged married couples to take advantage of the routine HIV counseling and testing to know their HIV status. Mr. Hamiyanze, who is a Member of the Love Marriage and Sex (LOMASE) Foundation Zambia, says contrary to fears by some people that this will lead to divorce, routine counseling and testing will help ...

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Peaceful nominations delights GEARS

MacDonald Chipenzi

Governance, Elections, Advocacy and Services (GEARS) Initiative Zambia is delighted at the peaceful manner political parties conducted themselves during the nominations of their candidates on Tuesday, ahead of the three district council chairpersons and eight ward by-elections to be held on 14 September, 2017. GEARS Director MacDonald Chipenzi says imperatively, electoral stakeholders should endeavor to promote conducive electoral environment by ...

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Three people burnt to ashes after Zimba accident


Three people died on the spot after the vehicle they were in overturned on Kalomo – Zimba road at Mayaba area 25kms north of Zimba yesterday. Southern province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso has identified the driver of the truck as Acadonian Kaluwe, aged 29, Potipher Muungo, 32 and Redon Muleya, 25, all of Kalomo district, died on the spot after ...

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Mutati advises commercial banks

Felix Mutati - Finance Minister

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has advised commercial banks to respond aggressively towards the reduction of the reserve ratio. Mr. Mutati tells QTV News that the reduction in policy rates has already started bearing fruits, but the struggle remains on how banks will respond towards it. He says banks should now be able to bring down the cost of money because ...

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