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Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Govt threatens to reposes ‘Sex Party House’

Victoria Kalima - Gender Minister

Government has threatened to reposes a house along Lake Road in Woodlands which was used in a wild sex party involving over 70 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. Gender Minister Victoria Kalima says government has a right to withdraw leasehold agreement when the owners of the residence that fail to uphold the leasehold agreement entered into by ...

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Kabwe couple nabbed for causing death of their baby

Danny Mwale

Police in Central Province have apprehended a couple of Kabwe District for allegedly causing the death of their four month old baby. Police have said the baby was found dead in unknown circumstances whilst sleeping in between his parents on a single mattress. Police Acting Spokesperson Danny Mwale says the incident happened early this morning between 00:20 and 07: 00 ...

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President Lungu officially commissions Lusaka – Ndola dual carriageway

President Lungu

President Lungu has officially commissioned the construction of the 366km Lusaka-Ndola-Luanshya Dual Carriageway at the cost of US$ 1.2 Billion. Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony in Chisamba today, President Lungu says this road will have various economic benefits for residents and business entities in communities where this project is being implemented. President Lungu says the Great North is the ...

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FDD demands that Matibini explains contraction of US$200 loan

Antonio Mwanza - FDD Spokesperson

The opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has demanded that the Speaker of National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini must explain to the Zambian people whether or not Parliament authorized the contraction of the latest loan of $200 million by the PF Government from the World Bank in accordance with the Constitution. FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza has told QFM News ...

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Nas and Lauryn Hill Explain Their “Powernomics” Tour

Nas and Lauryn Hill are going out on the road for charity and to empower young business people.

(AllHipHop News) New York rap Legend Nas is going on the road with R&B star Lauryn Hill, for a brand-new outing. The pair have announced the ”PowerNomics” tour, which is slated to kick off tonight (September 7) in Chicago. The tour is inspired by Dr. Claud Anderson’s book of the same title, “PowerNomics.” Dr. Anderson’s book offers up a plan ...

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Earthquake of magnitude 8.1 strikes off Mexico’s Pacific coast

People gather outside a hospital in Mexico City after the quake

A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 has struck in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico. The epicentre was about 87km (54 miles) south-west of the town of Pijijiapan and at a depth of 70km, the United States Geological Survey said. A tsunami warning has been issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras. The ...

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Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands

A storm is pictured as Hurricane Irma descends on Providenciales, in the Turks

Hurricane Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people. Howling winds and rough seas battered the British overseas territory, experiencing a top-rated category five hurricane for the first time. There has been some damage and flooding in Haiti, which is still recovering from the devastating 2010 ...

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Cabinet approves acquisition of US$200 million from World Bank

Felix Mutati - Finance Minister

The Government has paid K308.5 million of verified debt owed by various Ministries, Provinces, and Spending Agencies to Zesco, Zambia State Insurance Corporation [ZSIC], and Zamtel, of which, Zesco has been paid K172.6 million, ZSIC 91.9 million and Zamtel K44 million. The funds paid to the three State-Owned-Enterprises through a debt swap mechanism have been ring-fenced to off-set some outstanding ...

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Forged certificates by teachers disappoint UNZALARU

UNZALARU President Dr Evans Lampi

University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union has called for on the ministry of higher education to conduct a quality check on higher learning institutions around the country following the revelations that close to 500 teachers were found to have forged certificates. The Teaching Council of Zambia recently disclosed that 498 teachers were discovered with forged Grade 12 and General ...

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