Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

CUTS commends govt for improving Zambia’s ranking in the Doing Business indicators

CUTS International Zambia National Coordinator Chenai Mukumba

The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International Zambia has commended the government for the steps it has taken to improve Zambia’s ranking in the Doing Business indicators from 98TH IN 2016 to 85TH IN 2017. According to the recently published Doing Business 2018 report, Zambia is one of the top 10 economies showing the most improved performance on the ...

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First Lady observes need for women to participate in economic development

First Lady Esther Lungu

First Lady Esther Lungu has noted the need for a multisectoral approach towards the elimination of barriers as well as coming up with actions that will enhance women’s participation and involvement in economic development. And Mrs Lungu has called on government to seriously consider the introduction of entrepreneurship studies in schools. Speaking during the first AWEP annual conference in Lusaka, ...

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PF to begin party elections in North Western Province

Davies Mwila - PF Media Director

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has disclosed that the party’s Central Committee has resolved that the party begins holding elections in North Western provinces starting this Friday. Mr. Mwila has told Journalists in Lusaka that this is follows the party’s poor performance in North Western, Southern and Western Provinces during the 2016 general elections. He says this despite the ...

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Don’t allow PF make constitution ‘impotent’, CiSCA urges Zambians

CiSCA Chairperson Bishop John Mambo

The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) has urged Zambians to speak up and not to allow the Patriotic Front make the Constitution Impotent. In a statement, CiSCA Chairperson Bishop John Mambo says citizens have a responsibility to stop the PF regime from willfully butchering country’s supreme law-to suit and advance a partisan agenda. He says CiSCA expects and demands nothing ...

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Public Financial Management Handbook for MPs launched

Dr. Patrick Matibini after launching the handbook

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says despite government implementing major Public Financial Management reforms over the past seven years, the nation continues to face significant challenges in this area. In a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Finance Accountant General Dr. Dick Sichembe during the official launch of the Public Financial Management Handbook for Member of Parliament and staff ...

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Brett Ratner: Director denies accusations of sexual harassment

Ratner has directed films including the Rush Hour franchise

Six women have accused Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct. The women, including The Newsroom actress Olivia Munn, made the allegations in the Los Angeles Times. Ratner’s lawyer “categorically” denied all of the accusations on his behalf in response to the article. Natasha Henstridge, who appeared in Species and The Whole Ten Yards, claimed she had been ...

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Ex- Ghana, Ajax midfielder Yakubu dies

Abubakari Yakubu

Former Ghana and Ajax defensive midfielder Abubakari Yakubu has died at the age of 35, the Ghanaian Football Association said on Wednesday. The Ghana FA announced the news on Twitter but did not give the reason for his death. Multiple media reports said that Yakubu died in a hospital in the southern Ghanaian city of Tema on Tuesday. “We’re sad ...

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Liberia presidential vote halted by country’s Supreme Court

Former football star George Weah (left) and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are due to face each other in the second round

Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered preparations for Tuesday’s presidential run-off to be halted amid allegations of fraud in the first round. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are due to go head-to-head in the 7 November vote. But the Liberty Party’s Charles Brumskine, who came third in the first round, has challenged the result. Last month’s election was ...

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Barca suffer double injury blow

Barcelona confirm Andre Gomes injury

Barcelona duo Sergi Roberto and Andre Gomes will be sidelined for around a month after picking up hamstring injuries in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Olympiakos, the club confirmed on Wednesday. Roberto, who has featured more often at right-back than his preferred central midfield role under Ernesto Valverde, hobbled off at halftime in Athens, while Portuguese international Gomes only featured for ...

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New York truck attack: Five Argentine friends killed

From L to R: victims Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferrucci

Five friends from Argentina were among those killed in a truck attack in New York on Tuesday. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. A 29-year-old man, an Uzbek immigrant, was shot and injured by police as he left the vehicle. He is under arrest. ...

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