Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

North Korea ‘hackers steal US-South Korea war plans’

The stolen documents reportedly include a plan to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea. They also ...

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LCC warns bar owners against allowing underage drinkers

LCC warns bar owners against allowing underage drinkers

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has warned bar and club owners not to entertain under age patrons to avoid having their operating licenses suspended. Council Public Relations Manager George Sichimba says the council is working closely with Zambian Breweries in response to the Mayor’s call to stop underage patrons patronizing drinking places. He says bar and club owners should not ...

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Outgoing AfDB Country Rep hails govt

Damoni Kitabire

Outgoing African Development Bank (ADB) Country Representative Damoni Kitabire has commended government for providing an enabling environment for numerous investment opportunities in the country. Mr. Kitabire says during his short tenure in Zambia, the bank’s portfolio has grown to almost over 1 billion United States dollars. He says this has been necessitated by key projects in sectors such as Agriculture, ...

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Civil Service Commission cautions workers

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (second from right) shares a light moment with Chairpersons of Civil Service Commission Dickson Chasaya

The Civil Service Commission has cautioned workers not to turn the civil service into an academic institution. Speaking during a familiarization tour of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya says he is aware that some civil servants hardly work, but spend most of their time pursuing and upgrading their academic qualifications. He says this mostly ...

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State of threatened public emergency still remains in effect

Steven Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo says the state of threatened public emergency still remains in effect. Mr Kampyongo was responding to a question by Kafue Member of Parliament Miriam Chonya who wanted to find out whether it was not an illegality that the country is still operating under an assumed state of threatened public emergency when the period for which ...

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Speaker refers Kambwili slapping case to committee on privileges

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini (Picture by Albert Mpezeni)

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has referred the matter in which Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili was allegedly slapped by Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo before Lands Minister Jean Kapata poured a bottle of water on him to the committee on privileges, absences and support services. Dr Matibini has also referred the counter point of order raised by ...

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Kenya’s Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Raila Odinga will not stand in October's election

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October’s election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it “neither transparent or verifiable”. The electoral commission ...

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Spain Catalan crisis: Puigdemont to address region’s future

Carles Puigdemont presided over a cabinet meeting on Tuesday

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is due to announce his plans for the future of the province amid growing pressure to drop plans to break away from Spain. There is speculation he may announce a unilateral declaration of independence following a disputed referendum. His address to the regional parliament is scheduled to take place at 18:00 (16:00 GMT). Catalan police have ...

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Over 5,000 university students benefit from student loan scheme

Prof. Nkandu Luo

Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says a total of 5,668 students at the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University have received support during the current academic year under the student loan scheme. Professor Luo has told a media briefing in Lusaka that government supported a total of 3, 084 students at the University of Zambia against the initial 2, ...

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Govt notes need for market access for cassava farmers

Siliya dora

Government says there is need for more to be done to ensure market access for cassava farmers. In a speech read on her behalf by ministry of agriculture permanent secretary, Julius Shawa during the 3rd Cassava world Africa meeting in Lusaka, Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says cassava producing countries in Africa are yet to realize their full potential to access ...

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