Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

NGOCC wants law to take its course against NGO’s that abused donor funds


The Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) says the law should take its course against some Non Governmental Organisations that abused donor resources under the Zambia Accountability Project (ZAP), one of the UKAid funded ventures. In statement, NGOCC Chairperson Sara Longwe says her organisation is saddened at the reported abuse of donor resources by some NGOs that were supported to ...

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VEEP encourages Media to focus on reporting issues affecting citizens


Republican Vice President Inonge Wina has noted the need for the media in the country to focus on reporting on issues that matter to the citizens instead of politics. And the vice president has challenged journalists in the country especially those specialized in business and financial reporting to study the 7th national development plan and inform the nation about the ...

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Mumba Yachi deported

Mumba Yachi

The Department of Immigration has deported Congolese musician Tshite Mukenge, popularly known as Mumba Yachi. In a statement, Immigration public relations officer Namati Nshinka says Mumba was deported on Tuesday because his presence and conduct in Zambia were likely to be a danger to peace and good order. Mr Nshinka says Mumba Yachi was deported under a warrant signed by ...

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Govt and EIB signs a 102.5 million Euros concessional Loan agreement t


The Zambian Government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a 102.5 million Euros about K11.5 billion concessional Loan agreement to go towards the development of sanitation infrastructure under the Lusaka Sanitation Programme. The EIB will further mobilize an additional a 4.5 million Euros grant to strengthen the project implementation capabilities. Speaking during the signing of the loan agreement, ...

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Nigeria to avoid pay disputes at WC

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Nigeria’s football federation (NFF) has signed an agreement with its players which it says will avoid the bonus and pay rows that have blighted the team’s past World Cup campaigns. In a statement, the NFF described it as an “historic and binding agreement that will eliminate all manner of rancour and distractions around Nigeria’s preparation and participation” at the World ...

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Maradona wants to coach Arg again


Diego Maradona criticised the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side. A day after they lost 4-2 to Nigeria in a friendly in Russia, Maradona, who last managed Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, hit out the current set up in a short Instagram message. “I am angry because they have thrown ...

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YouTuber Zoella apologises for old offensive tweets

Zoella published her first novel in 2014 and has her own cosmetics line

YouTuber and blogger Zoella has apologised for a number of old tweets about gay people and “chavs”. The posts, from 2009-2012, which have now been deleted, have been called out for “fat shaming” and being homophobic. “Fat chav”, “skank” and “tramp” are some of the phrases she posted on her twitter account, which now has 11 million followers. Zoella apologised ...

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Taylor Swift sells 1m albums in four days

Since 2012, only Swift and Adele have sold a million copies of an album in a single week

After just four days, Taylor Swift has sold more albums in the US than any other artist this year. The star’s sixth album, Reputation, has sold 1.04 million copies in the US since Friday, says Billboard magazine. That puts her ahead of 2017’s previous biggest-seller, Ed Sheeran’s ÷, which has shifted 919,000 copies to date. Reputation also becomes Swift’s fourth ...

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California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman

Police say a number of students had to be medically evacuated from the school

A gunman who killed four people on Tuesday in rural California fired into an elementary school but was stopped from entering by teachers, police say. Staff at Rancho Tehama Reserve School went into lockdown, securing school doors after hearing nearby gunshots. Authorities praised the teachers’ actions as “monumental” in saving “countless” lives. Police confirmed one child was shot at the ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘under house arrest’ after army takeover


Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader’s office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV and said they were targeting “criminals”. The move may be ...

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