Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

Hamilton musical wows first London audience

The first UK performance of Broadway hit Hamilton has left audience members singing the hip-hop musical’s praises. Self-proclaimed “theatre addict” Alex Packer called the performances from the London cast “faultless“, and Jen Waller called the evening “truly special“. The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye said it had been “the best first preview of a musical [he’d] seen since Miss Saigon”. In ...

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Lack of implementation of policies on disability worry Chooma


Disability Rights Watch has noted that government has not actualized most policy pronouncements on disability in 2017. DRW National Coordinator Bruce Chooma has bemoaned the fact that parliamentary debates on the national budget have not hinged so much on making significant allocations towards disability programs. Mr. Chooma has since appealed to the ministry of community development and social welfare to prioritize ...

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TOPSTAR makes progress in connecting more towns to its signal

Mwazi Chanda - TopStar Public Relations Manager

TOPSTAR says it has made progress in ensuring that more towns are connected to its signal to enable more Zambians benefit from digital television under phase two of the digital migration national roll out project. Topstar Public Relations Manager Mwazi Chanda says phase two will see the setting up of other transmission sites and repeater transmitters across the ten provinces. ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan calls for border treaty review in Greece visit


The first visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years has got off to a tense start, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his host swapping pointed remarks. Mr Erdogan said the 1923 treaty that settled Turkey’s borders after World War One was not being applied fairly. But Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos rejected any change to ...

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Zimbabwe budget woos foreign investors


Zimbabwe has taken steps towards ending its economic isolation in its first budget since the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year authoritarian rule. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa announced a package of measures aimed at wooing international investors, including new curbs on laws that require firms to be 51% locally owned. He said privatisation of some state firms was being considered. He ...

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CAMFED Zambia supported 267, 767 primary school children in 2016


Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) Zambia says it supported 267, 767 primary school children and 30, 512 secondary school pupils in 2016. CAMFED Board Chairperson Professor Dickson Mwansa says the organization is happy that more girls are accessing and completing school and college, and young women in the CAMFED Alumni are a leading change. Speaking during the annual general meeting, ...

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Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes


At least 17 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. One person is in a critical condition. Mr Trump’s announcement – met with worldwide dismay – reversed decades of US policy on the sensitive issue. Israel deployed hundreds ...

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PF SG calls for unity in the party

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has called for unity in the party as it embarks on the mobilization of structures across the country. Speaking when he addressed party officials at Solwezi Airport, Mr. Mwila said North Western Province is considered a stronghold of the opposition UPND thus the need to work hard in mobilizing the party ahead of the ...

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Deputy speaker kicks Lusambo out of Parliament


Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo was this morning sent out of Parliament for passing running commentaries while Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili was on the floor debating. Mr. Kambwili was trying to highlight some of the alleged corrupt practices by some government officials during debate on the budgetary allocation for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Mr. Lusambo was heard shouting that ...

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