Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

Wounded Ivory Coast eye Mali win

Max Gradel

Mali will play host to Ivory Coast in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification (Caf) Group C match at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako on Friday. Kick-off is at 9pm. The Eagles’ 0-0 draw with Morocco in their previous Group C match at home last month dented their chances of qualifying for the finals. The goalless stalemate left ...

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ZCTU urges workers to campaign for descent work

ZCTU President Nkole Chishimba

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has urged workers in the country to vigorously campaign for decent work. Speaking during the commemoration of the World Day for Decent work, ZCTU president Nkole Chishimba says workers must also stand up to corporate bullies and demand respect for their right to a union, to collective bargaining, social protection, secure and safe ...

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A Zambian family of four perishes in South African

A family of four Zambian nationals has perished in a fatal road accident in Cape town, South Africa

A family of four Zambian nationals has perished in a fatal road traffic accident in Cape Town, South Africa. The deceased have been identified as Dr. Carol Nyimbili 31, her two children identified as Rachael Musendeka, 6 and Miguel Angelo Munsendeka, 1 year seven months and her partner Louise Musendeka, 37. Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa has confirmed that ...

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Cape Verde host much-fancied Senegal

Cape Verde

Cape Verde will lock horns with Senegal in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification (Caf) Group D match at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia on Saturday. Kick-off is at 7.30pm. The Blue Sharks revived their hopes of qualifying for the finals when they defeated South Africa 2-1 in their previous Group D match in Durban last month. ...

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Catalonia referendum: Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Police moved in to prevent people voting in Sunday's disputed election

The Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday’s independence referendum. But Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote. Meanwhile the government in Madrid has issued a decree making it easier for companies to move their headquarters away from Catalonia. A Catalan minister told the BBC his government ...

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Finland gives Zambia 30.4 million euros

The Finnish government has committed to assist Zambia with a total sum of 30.4 million Euros towards social protection, governance and private sector development. Speaking during the signing of minutes of the Zambia-Finland consultations, Finland’s ministry of foreign affairs department of Africa deputy director general, Ms Kristina Xanthopoulos says the negotiations came at an opportune time when Zambia and Finland ...

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Routine HIV testing begins

Dr Chitalu Chilufya

  Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya says his ministry has begun implementing the universal routine HIV testing, counselling and treatment in all public and private health facilities. In a ministerial statement Parliament, Dr Chilufya says HIV testing is the gateway to HIV prevention,treatment,care and other support services. He says people’s knowledge of their HIV status through HIV testing services ...

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Kalaba defends North Korea statement


  Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has defended his statement on North Korea that caused a social media stir among Zambians. Responding to a question from Mwembeshi MP Machila Jamba who wanted to know the effects of his statement to Zambia’s bilateral relations with countries sympathetic to North Korea, Mr Kalaba says the words contained in his statement were totally ...

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Intermarket bank will never go under again – Mutati

Mutati explains

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the Bank of Zambia will next week on Monday,9th October handover back to the new shareholders Intermarket Banking Corporation Zambia Limited which will operate under the name Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank Limited in readiness for the commencement of operations. Mr Mutati has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that some of the new shareholders include ...

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Lusaka man shoots dead girlfriend

Esther katongo ZP

Police in Lusaka have arrested a 34 year-old man of Lusaka’s Meanwood Ibex Hill for allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the incident happened yesterday,5th October,2017 at about 20:00 hours when  Shinka Kaputo of unknown house number in Meanwood Ibex Hill shot dead Precious Manganisa aged 26 of unknown house number in Lusaka West using a ...

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