Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

Ronaldo, Messi make it safely to World Cup

Ronaldo, Messi make it safely to World Cup

The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year’s tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States’ extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday. Panama, meanwhile, showed it is perfectly possible for small nations to qualify without expanding the finals to 48 teams, which is ...

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Three month old baby dies of Cholera

Cholera breaks out in Lusaka

A three months old baby has become the first victim of the Cholera outbreak in Lusaka. And the number of Cholera cases has risen to 32 as at 10th October, 2017, with confirmed cases being recorded in Chipata, Mazyopa , Kanyama, Ngombe, and in Kasenga village in Chisamba. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr Maximillian Bweupe says the baby was certified ...

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Police officially arrests, charges Shinka Kaputo

Danny Mwale

Police in Lusaka have formally arrested and charged the man of Lusaka’s Meanwood Ibex Hill who was shot dead his girlfriend following an argument. In a statement, Police Acting Spokesperson Danny Mwale says Shinka Kaputo aged 34 of unknown house number in Meanwood Ibex Hill has been charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code Cap 87 ...

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Threatened State of Public Emergency expires

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says the 90-days declaration of the threatened state of public emergency which has been in force since 11th July will expire at midnight tonight. In a ministerial statement to parliament, Mr Lubinda says the effect of the expiration of the period relating to threatened state of public emergency is that the application of the preservation of ...

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Catalonia: Spain takes step towards direct rule

Media captionMr Rajoy accused the Catalan leader of creating confusion

Spain’s prime minister has put Catalonia on notice that it could impose direct rule on the region. Mariano Rajoy said his government had asked the regional government to clarify whether or not it had declared independence. The move is the first step towards suspending Catalonia’s autonomy under the constitution. Catalan leaders signed a declaration of independence on Tuesday but halted ...

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California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 17

Santa Rosa Hilton Hotel

More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 17 people are now confirmed dead and more than 2,000 buildings have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Eleven of the deaths have been in Sonoma County. One of the worst affected towns there is Santa Rosa, ...

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NUSFAZ calls on farmers to prepare for possible outbreak of army worms

Dr. Frank Kayula

The National Union for Small-scale Farmers of Zambia (NUSFAZ) has advised farmers to prepare adequately in view of the projection of another outbreak of army worms during the forthcoming farming season. The union has also called on government to start preparing to combat the possible outbreak of the perilous army worms. Union General Secretary Dr. Frank Kayula has told QTV ...

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Govt needs $60 million to modernize Mpulungu Port

Mpulungu Harbour

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says government needs about US$60 million for the modernization of Mpulungu Port for it to service the Great Lakes region effectively. Mr Mushimba said this in Lusaka when he briefed journalists ahead of the 2017 Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) Conference that will be held in Livingston from 22nd to ...

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MPs urged to help promote film industry


Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga has challenged Members of Parliament to help promote talent in the film industry in their constituencies. Speaking during the launch of a movie entitled “The Last Homily” produced by Minister of Water, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, who is also Matero Member of Parliament Lloyd Kazhiya, featuring mainly young people from his constituency, Ms ...

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