Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

Ethiopia bans foreign adoptions

Angelina Jolie adopted her daughter from Ethiopia in 2005

Ethiopia has banned the adoption of children by foreigners amid concerns children face abuse and neglect abroad. Ethiopia is one of the biggest source countries for international adoptions by US citizens, accounting for about 20% of the total. Celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among those who have adopted children from Ethiopia. However, in 2013, a US couple were convicted ...

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DEC nabs three cobs for counterfeit notes

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged three Police officers for being in possession of over K2 million counterfeit notes. The three are identified as Chief Inspector Maybin Kasezya, 43, of Chelston Police Station, Inspector Maureen Nawa, 45, also of Chelston Police Station and Sergeant Joyford Mambe, 29, of Nakonde Police Station who is believed ...

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Tutwa Ngulube faces dismisal

Kennedy Kamba

The Patriotic Front (PF) is this Friday scheduled to have a meeting in Kabwe where they will suspend Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube from the party. PF Central Province Chairperson Chanda Mutale says if Mr. Ngulube wants to continue being a party member, he should pledge his loyalty to the party than bringing its name in disrepute. Mr. ...

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UPND backs govt in the fight against cholera


The Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has called on Government to enforce the Local government Act and its subsidiary laws which include the public health Act, Market and Bus Stations to be enforced. Speaking when the UPND donated Cholera materials to the Ministry of Health, UPND Deputy Secretary General Patrick Mucheleka says the party feels duty bound to ...

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Lungu swears in four judges


President Edgar Lungu has sworn in three Judges of the Court of Appeals and one High Court Judge. President Lungu has advised the four judges to refrain from socializing anyhow in order for them to avoid being seen them as politically inclined. President Lungu says it is important that judges be mindful of what they talk about when in public ...

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YALI challenges govt over reduced toll fees collection


The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has demanded that Finance Minister Felix Mutati, Infrastructure and Housing Minister Ronald Chitotela and Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba must explain why there is a reduction in the collection of toll fees from K1.1 billion to K530 million. YALI Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza recalls that for a period of 11 months from November ...

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Long Acres Lodge to be upgraded to a Five Star hotel

Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda

Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda says the concept of a Five Star hotel at Lusaka’s Long Acres Lodge has full blessings of the Government. Speaking when he did a spot-check at the Hostels Board of Management (HBoM) yesterday, the Minister said President Edgar Lungu has already given consent to the Ministry of Infrastructure to go ahead with the ...

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DEC nabs Congolese for trafficking in cocaine

Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested a Congolese national for trafficking in cocaine. Bapabana Kayembe, 29, also known as Evaristo Chisha, a businessman of Plot No. 64/8 Kuomboka Compound has been arrested for trafficking in fifteen rocks and two sachets of cocaine. DEC Public Relations Officer tells QFM News that the suspect was intercepted at a casino ...

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PF Central Committee receives Kalaba’s dismissal petition

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila

The Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has asked Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba to resign from the party with immediate effect. Party Secretary General Davis Mwila has confirmed that the central committee has received a petition from the structures in Luapula calling for Mr. Kalaba’s dismissal from the party. Mr. Mwila says Mr. Kalaba has been rejected and not needed ...

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Cholera cases nearing 3, 000 mark

Dr. Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

The Ministry of Health has today recorded 83 new cholera cases raising the cumulative total number to 2, 905. Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya in a statement says of the cases recorded 23 are children and 60 adults bringing the total under treatment 179 with 51 children and 128 adults. Dr. Chilufya says of the 179, 54 are admitted to ...

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