Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

Indian tractor manufacturing company to visit Zambia

Indian tractor manufacturing company to visit Zambia

An Indian tractor manufacturing company plans to visit Zambia to explore trade and investment opportunities. CNH Industries International General Manager Sales and Marketing for Corporate, Institution and Direct Sales Vikas Kikan says Zambia is a good country for business because of the political stability and attractive incentives in the agriculture sector. Mr. Kikan says the decision by Government to waive ...

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Swedish envoy urges leaders to work together

Henrik Cederin

Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin says leaders must put short-term self-interest aside, and work together to achieve the stability and security that people who voted for them rightly expect. Speaking when he officiated at the Dag Hammarskjold memorial dialogue focusing on the role of young people in peace building, Mr Cederin says measures need to be taken in  Zambia,where ...

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Govt sets aside K4m to empower street vendors

Moses Mawere

Government through the ministry of youth, sport and child development has set aside a K4 million as additional funds for the rolling out of the youth street vendors empowerment scheme to benefit 2,667 vendors. Delivering a ministerial statement in parliament today, youth, sport and child development minister Moses Mawere said government had disbursed K5 million to 2,225 youths in three ...

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Legendary boxer Jake LaMotta dies

Jake LaMotta

Former world middleweight champion boxer Jake LaMotta has died due to complications from pneumonia, aged 95. Real name Giacobbe LaMotta, the American’s death was announced by a relatives on social media, with his eldest daughter Christi LaMotta paying tribute on Facebook. Her post, accompanied with a picture of him and the world middleweight championship, read: “Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 ...

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Mexico earthquake: Many children killed at primary school

A soldier with a sniffer dog at the collapsed primary school

At least 30 people, mostly children, died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s earthquake, local media say. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing. Dozens of buildings were toppled, ...

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Govt spending worries Simumba

Trevor Simumba

International Trade Expert Trevor Simumba has expressed concern that government expenditure has continued to go up despite the austerity measures put in place. Speaking during a media breakfast meeting organized by the Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) under the theme” IMF Bailout Package: Does Zambia need it or not?”, Mr Simumba says he foresees a situation where the ...

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68% of children in childcare facilities taken there by own parents

Kabanshi E

Government has disclosed that 6,414 children in the country are currently under childcare facilities, 68 percent of whom have taken there by their own biological parents. Speaking during the official launch of the alternative care and reintegration guidelines and the nationwide assessment report on childcare facilities, Community Development and Social Services Minister Emerine Kabanshi says there is need to highlight ...

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Tayali supports procurement of 42 fire trucks

Tayali Chilufya

The Economic Equity Party (EEP) has taken a swipe at political players who have castigated government over the procurement of 42 fire tenders at a total cost of $42 million dollars. EEP President Chilufya Tayali says the procurement of the fire trucks is commendable. He says his party has conducted preliminary investigations in the matter and discovered that the tendering ...

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Africa becoming increasingly frustrated, Lungu tells UN


President Edgar Lungu says Africa is increasingly becoming frustrated with the lack of progress in the negotiations for a permanent United Nations Security Council seat. Addressing the plenary of the high level segment of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Lungu says for the UN to be effective and efficient there is need to ...

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Patience will pay off, Mourinho tells midfield duo

Michael Carrick © Getty Images

Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera have hardly featured in Manchester United’s early Premier League campaign but manager Jose Mourinho has assured the duo they are vital to his plans. Club captain Carrick is yet to get a game this term while United’s player of the year last season Herrera has made just one league start in five games. Mourinho has ...

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