Monthly Archives: November 2017

Pan-African Exchange (PANEX) established

Pan-African Exchange (PANEX)

Pan-African Exchange (PANEX), a securities and derivatives exchange has been established with the goal to demystify financial services to small-scale farmers, the general public and institutional investors. Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka, Panex Chief Executive Officer Jacob Maaga says the exchange was licensed on 1st September,2017 by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zambia and has also been ...

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NCC issues 6, 224 certificates to contractors

Ronald Chitotela

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela is happy to note that 95% of the 6,224 certificates issued to contractors by the National Council for Construction as at 28th November,2017 have been issued to Zambian owned small and medium enterprises. Speaking during the inauguration of the 14 member National Council for Construction (NCC) Board of Directors, Mr. Chitotela is however, ...

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JCTR urges govt to strengthen local resource mobilization

JCTR Programs Officer Innocent Ndashe

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections (JCTR) says there is need for government to strengthen local resource mobilization in order to sustain finance for social protection in the country. Delivering a presentation during a colloquium meeting at the ongoing Zambia social protection week event, JCTR Social Economic Programme Officer Innocent Ndashe noted that Zambia is still grappling with high poverty ...

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Mukata breaks down in Court

Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata

Murder charged UPND Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata has told the Lusaka high court that Namakau Kwenda the security guard he is accused killing was shot dead by intruders in his presence. Opening his defence before high court judge Susan Wanjelani in a matter in which he is jointly charged with his partner Charmaine Musonda with the murder of ...

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Trump praises Zambia

U.S President Donald Trump with Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula

U.S President Donald Trump has praised Zambia for being a model of democracy in the region and on the African continent. President Trump says Zambia and the United States share common values and interests of fostering peace and stability with a sound record of commitment to democracy and democratic transitions. He has also applauded Zambia’s diplomatic engagements and commitment in ...

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Theresa May: Trump was ‘wrong’ to retweet far-right posts

UK Prime Minister Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Donald Trump was “wrong” to retweet posts from a British far-right group. But she stressed the “special relationship” between Britain and the US was “in both our nations’ interests” and should continue. And she rejected calls to cancel a state visit by the US president. Speaking on a visit to Jordan, she said: ...

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Jay-Z Explains Why He Was Unfaithful to Beyoncé, Talks ‘Complicated’ Relationship With Kanye West

Jay-Z Explains Why He Was Unfaithful to Beyoncé, Talks 'Complicated' Relationship With Kanye West

Jay-Z is opening up about dealing with deeply personal issues. In an intimate Q&A with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, the 47-year-old rapper opens up about therapy, and the issues that led to him to being unfaithful in his marriage to Beyoncé. Jay-Z reveals that he was able to find a good therapist through friends of his. “I grew so ...

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Justin Bieber’s bodyguard arrested on DUI charge in Miami

Justin Bieber`s bodyguard Michael Arana

The head of security for singer Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami following a crash that injured two officers. Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said in a news release that 32-year-old Michael Arana was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash with injuries. The Miami Herald reports two police officers were injured when their cruiser was rear-ended by ...

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Barca still searching for top gear

Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Barcelona Real Madrid

Barcelona may be flying high at the top of La Liga with 11 wins from 13 games, but there is a tangible feeling they need to take an extra step forward under coach Ernesto Valverde to emulate the great sides of recent years. On Saturday the Catalans host Celta Vigo, against whom they served up some of their most irresistible ...

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Rooney joins great PL long shots

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney delighted Goodison Park with a goal from inside his own half against West Ham United, sealing his first Everton hat-trick as they romped to a 4-0 victory. Asked if he had ever scored a better goal, Rooney said: “I don’t think so. “It’s one of – if not the – best goals I’ve scored. I hit it as ...

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