Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Keith Mukata pleads not guilty to murder charge

Keith Mukata

Chilanga UPND Member of Parliament Keith Mukata and his co accused Charmaine Musonda have pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder. Mr. Mukata and Ms. Musonda are accused of murdering a security guard, Namakambwa Kwenda, on May 6, 2017. Mr. Mukata and his wife were picked up in May after a shooting incident at the law-maker’s legal firm, which ...

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Nine children perish in different infernos

Esther Katongo

Nine children have been burnt to death while five others have sustained serious burns in different fire accidents in Nchelenge, Samfya, and Kawambwa districts of Luapula Province. Three Juveniles of the same family were burnt to death while another survived with multiple burns after a makeshift house they were sleeping in caught fire on Saturday at about 23:00 hours at ...

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Seven people have died in Kayambi – Nseluka accident

Esther katongo ZP

Six people have died on the spot while one died in the hospital after an accident in Kasama District of Northern Province. This was after a driver of the Mitsubishi Canter Registration number ABZ 1277 identified as Andrew Bwalya failed to negotiate the curve along Nseluka Road near the rail crossing. And Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development ...

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Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child

The couple took their two children, George and Charlotte, on an official visit to Poland in July

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced. The Queen and both families are said to be “delighted with the news”. As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess, 35, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness. She will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s ...

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ICOZ asks govt not to rush Marriage Act

Bishop David Masupa

Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) bishop David Masupa has asked government not be in a hurry to present the marriage act before presenting it parliament. Married bill once passed, it will be illegal for anyone to marry or have carnal knowledge of a person under the age of 21. Bishop Masupa has told q-news in an interview that early marriages ...

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HH’s sincerity to dialogue questioned

Hakainde Hichilema

The Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia has doubted the sincerity of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema to engage in dialogue with president Edgar Lungu following his recent remarks in South Africa. Mr. Zimba says it is difficult for Mr. Hichilema to engage in the dialogue with that spirit. He has however urged Mr. Hichilema ...

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Daca: Trump ‘to scrap’ amnesty for young immigrants

Many recipients of the Daca programme have taken to the streets to defend it

US President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a programme that protects young undocumented immigrants, according to reports. He will give Congress six months to draw up legislation to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca), sources quoted by US media say. The decision, first reported in Politico, is considered a compromise amid strong support for the scheme. However, ...

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North Korea nuclear test: South holds live-fire missile drill

South Korea released pictures on Monday showing its military firing test missiles off the east coast

South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear site, in response to Pyongyang’s sixth test. The live-fire exercise saw rockets launched from fighter jets and ballistic missiles from the ground. It came as US defence chief James Mattis warned that any threat to the US or its allies by Pyongyang would be met ...

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