Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Chelsea raring to go against Arsenal

Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea are relishing the prospect of facing Arsenal as they look to build momentum in the Premier League after a dominant win in Europe, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said on Wednesday.Arsenal were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool last month and have already lost twice in four league games this season. They beat Bournemouth at the weekend but Courtois said Chelsea were looking ...

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Fertility trends in urban areas have gone down – Dr. Chanda

Dr. Jonas Chanda

Zambian All Parties Parliamentarians on Population and Development (ZAPAD) Chairperson Jonas Chanda says fertility trends in urban areas have gone down from seven children per family in 1970 to five as of 2013. Dr. Chanda who is also the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health says the trend has remained constant in rural areas because people have not fully ...

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UPND, PF clash in Chilanga


Patriotic Front and UPND cadres have clashed in Chilanga Constituency ahead of tomorrow’s by-election in Chimanja ward. Police who arrived late on the scene fired teargas canisters to disperse the warring groups. And the ruling PF has blamed UPND Cadres who they accuse of attacking a PF Camp Kalundu Primary School, leaving one PF youth badly injured. The ruling party ...

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Govt to compel nurses to prescribe drugs for patients

Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that a bill which will compel Nurses to prescribe drugs and medicines for patients is set to be enacted. Dr. Chilufya says this is in line with government’s commitment to fight HIV. He says nurses have in the recent past been incapacitated in the prescription of drugs for patients because they are not protected ...

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Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Five people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing home in the city of Hollywood. Two others died upon reaching ...

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Zambia can raise $1 billion in domestic revenue – ZIPAR

Shebo Nalishebo - ZIPAR Research Fellow

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) says Zambia is capable of raising at least US$1 billion in domestic revenue in 2017, with minimal adverse effects. And ZIPAR says figures show that by June 2017, Government borrowed K6.6 billion from the domestic market, an increase of 1,519 percent while on the other hand, foreign financing was 80% below ...

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DEC arrest Soldier for being in possession of fake money


The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested a Zambia Army Officer for being in possession of K400 thousand counterfeit notes. Commission Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo says Newton Sondashi, 42, a Staff Sergeant of Plot No. 2077/2078 Pamodzi Township in Ndola District has been arrested for being in possession of K400, 000 counterfeit notes in K100 bills. She says ...

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ZNFU welcomes decision to revisit FRA maize price

Jervis Zimba ZNFU

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has welcomed government’s decision to revisit the K60 maize price set by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). In a statement, ZNFU President Jervis Zimba says the intervention by President Edgar Lungu is timely. He says farmers look forward to the intervention, which gives them fresh hope of making investments that will help them grow ...

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Messi inspires Barca, PSG cruise

Lionel Messi embracing his teammates © Getty Images

Lionel Messi netted twice in Barcelona’s convincing 3-0 victory over Juventus that kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea also won big on Tuesday. After a troubled summer, a home meeting with last season’s runners-up may not have been what Barcelona wanted, but Messi was at his brilliant best to give the ...

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