Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

Chinese Govt donates K50, 000 towards combating Cholera

Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming

The Chinese Government has given Zambia K50, 000 to help in the control of the outbreak of Cholera that has so far claimed over 60 lives since it broke out in October last year. Speaking during the donation in Lusaka, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming says there are more Chinese companies that are willing to donate chemicals towards the ...

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Govt suspends operation at national registration, passport & citizenship offices

Steven Kampyongo - Home Affairs Minister (Pic by Albert Mpezeni)

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has announced the suspension of the Lusaka department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship offices due to the Cholera epidemic. Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka, Mr. Kampyongo says the suspension has come into effect due to the escalated outbreak of Cholera in the Capital City. Mr. Kampyongo states that the suspension is temporal ...

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HH ready to dialogue, without setting conditions

Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has emphasized that he is not setting any conditions before participating in the much talked about political dialogue. The UPND Leader tells QTV News in a statement that he is very willing and availability to participate in the upcoming dialogue process. Mr. Hichilema believes that the only way for political leaders to resolve issues affecting the ...

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Cholera cases rise to 2,802 with 64 deaths

President Edgar Lungu after touring Heroes Stadium which is the Cholera Center

President Edgar Lungu has expressed optimism that the outbreak of Cholera that has killed over 60 people is being contained. And about 2,802 cumulative cholera cases with 64 deaths have been recorded as of 06 hours this morning. Speaking when he visited patients at the cholera center at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, President Lungu says government is putting in long ...

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Liverpool cut Coutinho price – Barca

Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre claimed Liverpool slashed their original asking price for Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian playmaker completed his 160-million-euro move to the Catalan giants. Coutinho signed a five-year contract to end a long-running transfer saga on Monday with Mestre revealing that Liverpool had originally asked for €200 million. The news will be poorly received on Merseyside, where fans ...

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North Korea will send team to the Olympic Games

The meeting is the first high-level talks in more than two years

North Korea has said it will send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in South Korea in February, says Seoul. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years. The delegation will include athletes, officials and a cheer squad. South Korea also proposed holding family reunions during ...

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Govt urged to sensitize rural communities on Cholera

Moono Mapani

Government has been urged to move in quickly and sensitive rural communities on how they can prevent themselves from getting Cholera. UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani feels that rural people may not have information on how they can prevent cholera as compared to urban dwellers and thus the need to sensitize them effectively. Mr. Mapani says ...

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PAC calls for more funding to sanitation programs

PAC President Andyford Banda

Peoples Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Banda has called for more funding to sanitation and water development sector. Mr. Banda says this sector has been underfunded for a long time resulting in many health challenges. He says this is a key sector that needs serious attention like the Ministry of Health with a view to promoting health services for ...

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Zambia does not need Commonwealth to resolve political wrangles – ICOZ

Bishop David Masupa

Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) Board Chairperson Bishop David Masupa says it is a shame to call for outsiders to come and engage politicians in a political dialogue. Bishop Masupa says Zambia doesn’t need Commonwealth to resolve the political wrangles in the country. He says political parties can resolve their political tension without involving an outsider. And Bishop Masupa says ...

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