Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

US senator Al Franken apologises after accusation of groping

GROPE

US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken entered politics. The radio host wrote that the former comic “aggressively” ...

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Kevin Spacey: Old Vic reveals 20 staff allegations against him

The Old Vic theatre says it has received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour by Kevin Spacey, who was its artistic director between 2004 and 2015. Those affected said they “felt unable to raise concerns”, and he “operated without sufficient accountability”. The London theatre said it “truly apologises” for not creating a culture where people felt able to speak ...

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US to lift ban on elephant hunting trophy imports

US ELEPHANT

The Trump administration will allow American hunters to import elephant trophies to the US, reversing an Obama-era 2014 ban, US media report. A federal government agency said imports could resume on Friday for elephants that are legally hunted only in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said hunting fees could aid conservation of the endangered animals. ...

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Chirundu border contributes to additional revenue

ZRA

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says the investment in the scanner at Chirundu border has helped generate additional revenue for the government. Chirundu ZRA Acting Assistant Commissioner Kaoma Bwalya told Journalists during a conduct tour of the border that the installation of the scanner has also resulted in efficiency as the authority is able to scan more than three hundred ...

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Parley urged not to approve supplementary budgets-ZANEC

ZANEC

The Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has recommended that the supplementary budgets should not be approved until all allocated budget lines are released so as to allow for accurate accounting. ZANEC Board Secretary Hamilton Mambo has also recommended that the Law Association of Zambia must rise to the challenge and provide direction to the nation considering that the national budget ...

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Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

GREECE FLOOD

Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least six people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people. Some roads have reopened in the three hardest-hit towns near the capital, Athens. But schools and other public services remain closed. Many people have been left homeless after their houses were inundated. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced ...

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Govt targets to reduce preventable deaths

Dr. Kennedy Malama

Government through the ministry of health targets to reduce preventable deaths of new born babies from the current 24 per 1000 live births to less than 12 per 100 live births by 2021. Speaking during the commemoration of the world prematurity day, ministry of health Permanent Secretary Dr Kennedy Malama says there is need therefore for health workers and players ...

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Mugabe in crunch talks over his future

MUGABE

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe is holding talks with South African negotiators over his future. Envoys from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the country for 37 years. Mr Mugabe, 93, was put under house arrest on Wednesday after the army moved to ...

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ZIM situation, lesson to SADC- HH

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says the unfolding political situation in Zimbabwe is a lesson to bodies like SADC which always waits for situations to escalate and later begin issuing statements either for their own interest or whoever is holding onto power and not the citizens. Mr Hichilema has told Journalists in Lusaka that such situations can always be avoided when ...

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ZICTA urges service providers to improve service

 The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has urged service providers who fall under its jurisdiction to improve service provision or risk facing the full wrath of the Law. ZICTA Director General Patrick Mutimushi says service providers must provide services to their clients as per agreement and expectation. Speaking during a media breakfast meeting with service providers in Lusaka ...

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