Daily Archives: February 3, 2018

Ministry of Health records 16 new cholera cases


The ministry of health has recorded 16 new cholera cases in the last 24 hours. And a total number of 3,573 cases have been successfully treated since the outbreak of the pandemic on october 6th 2017. Health minister dr. Chitalu chilufya says the drop in the number of new cases is a clear indication that the ministry is recording significance ...

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Separated twins in good health- UTH

Siamese twins

University Teaching Hospital says the condition of the twins who were separated yesterday is stable. University Teaching Hospital Public Relations Officer Natalie Mashikolo says the twins who were separated yesterday by a team of doctors at the university teaching hospital are recovering. Ms. Mashikolo says the twins; Bupe and Mapalo are currently admitted to main intensive care unit. She says ...

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Govt urged to open Schools on the same day

ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) is urging the ministry of general education to open the schools in Lusaka province on the same date. ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape says this will help the ministry to manage the school calendar more effectively. Mr. Mwape feels that the opening of schools based on cholera classifications of epic and non-epic areas will ...

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Five passengers survive accident

Esther katongo ZP

Five passengers have sustained serious injuries after a freight liner truck registration number alt 7142 which was driven by Lazarus Mudenda lost control and hit into four Hiace mini buses and corollas. Police spokesperson says the accident happened this morning around 06:00hrs at Lusaka’s Mandevu area. Ms.  Katongo says the accident occurred when the said truck developed faulty brakes and ...

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PF not a listening party- Mbangweta


Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused President Edgar Lungu-led administration of failing the youth of Zambia. UPND Member Of Parliament for Nkeyema Constituency in Western Province Kapelwa Mbangweta has outlined what he called the government’s unconcerned attitude in addressing key issues in youth unemployment as well as the education and health sectors. Speaking during a media briefing, Mr. ...

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Pep warns City against Mou’s mind games

Pep Guardiola © Gallo Images

Pep Guardiola rubbished Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s concession of the Premier League title to his Manchester City side as too soon and warned against complacency ahead of Saturday’s trip to Burnley. Mourinho, whose rivalry with Guardiola stretches back to a stormy relationship as bosses of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, told a news conference on Friday that United are ...

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Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies aged 74

Dennis Edwards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989

Dennis Edwards, who performed as lead singer for the Motown group the Temptations, has died at aged 74. He died in Chicago, his family told CBS News. They did not disclose the cause of death. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968 and had a number of hits including two Grammy award-winning songs, Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone and Cloud Nine. ...

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Migrant crisis: Scores feared drowned off Libyan coast

The EU has tried to reduce migrant numbers with a highly criticised deal with the Libyan coastguard

Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN’s migration agency. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. Libyans were also aboard. Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants trying to reach southern Europe by sea. EU countries have wrangled over both reducing migrant numbers ...

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PF accused of embarking on a premature campaign

Governance Activist David Kapoma

Governance Activist David Kapoma accused the ruling Patriotic Front of embarking on a premature campaign at the expense of national development. Mr. Kapoma says this shows that the ruling party is becoming insecure and feel they are losing popularity. He says it’s only hoped that the ruling party is not using tax payers’ money to conduct premature campaigns.   But ...

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CTPD advises govt to restructure country’s economy

CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo

The Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has advised government to adhere to the proposed measures in restructuring the country’s economy if it’s to get the International Monetary Fund (IMF) financial support. Mr. Mwaipopo says the IMF has not completely closed door for negotiations with Zambia, saying there is still an opportunity to get the credit facility. He says ...

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