Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Zambia to host 2017 COSAFA U-20 tournament


Zambia will host the 2017 COSAFA under-20 youth championship. FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo has disclosed that the decision was arrived at after last Saturday’s FAZ Executive Committee Meeting held in Lusaka. Katongo says FAZ has since written to COSAFA to confirm the exact dates of the tournament that is usually held in December every year. Zambia are the reigning ...

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Govt calls on private sector to help address housing deficit


Government hcallas ed for increased private sector participation in addressing the housing deficit in the country which stands at over 1.5 million. And government through the National Housing Authority (NHA) has today signed a memorandum of understanding with Zhongmei of China dubbed “RENT-to-own housing scheme” targeting civil servants which will see the construction of 10, 000 housing units. Speaking during ...

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Las Vegas shooting: At least 58 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel

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At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000. He killed himself as police stormed the room where 10 guns were found. ...

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NGOCC to petition President Lungu over fire tenders


THE Non-Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has charged that it is insensitive and irresponsible for the state to seek to intimidate citizens by arrests for demanding answers on the procurement of 42 fire trucks at a total cost o US$42 million. In a statement, NGOCC board Chairperson Sara Longwe says the Council condemns in the strongest terms the arrest last ...

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Barcelona FC to set up academy in Zambia


Futsal and Sports Complex Limited has signed a 5-year contract with Barcelona football club of Spain for the setting up of a Football academy in Zambia that will be called FCBEscola Lusaka. In a jointly signed statement, Futsal and Sports Complex Limited Directors Ahmad Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmad say the academy will be the first FC Barcelona academy in the Southern ...

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CSOs seek probe of ZCCM-IH CEO

Guess Nyirenda

A consortium of civil society organizations has called on law enforcement agencies to investigate the nationality of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH) Chief Executive Officer Pius Kasolo. This comes amid allegations that Mr. Kasolo is not Zambian and obtained South African Citizenship, contravening Section 52 CAP 2, as read with Section 56 of the Immigration and Deportation Act ...

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CSO gears up for livestock census


The Central Statistical Office (CSO) says it will next month conduct a nationwide livestock census. CSO Deputy Director Goodson Sinyenga says the purpose of the livestock census is to provide a benchmark upon which future surveys in the livestock sub-sector will be based. Mr. Sinyenga says this will also form a basis for planning, policy formulation, as well as policy ...

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Don’t extend threatened state of emergency – CiSCA

Bishop Mambo QFM

The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) has advised government not to extend the threatened state of public emergency when the 90 days elapses. CISCA Chairperson Bishop John Mambo says it is not necessary for government to extend the period of the threatened state of emergency. He says the declared threatened state of public emergency has the potential to erode investor ...

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Las Vegas: Active shooter reported near Mandalay Bay

Police in Las Vegas are responding to reports of an active shooter near the Mandalay Bay Hotel. At least one gunman is reported to have opened fire at a country music festival being held on the Las Vegas strip. Videos on social media show hundreds of people fleeing from the scene. The sound of what appears to be automatic gunfire ...

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Catalan referendum: Catalonia has ‘won right to statehood’

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. He said the door had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence. Catalan officials later said 90% of those who voted backed independence in Sunday’s vote. The turnout was 42.3%. Spain’s constitutional court had banned the ...

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