Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

MoF releases K5.2 billion for govt operations


The Ministry of Finance says it released K5.2 billion for development programmes and government operations in January 2018. Ministry of finance public relations officer Chileshe Kandeta says of the total K5.2 billion,K1.6 billion was for personal emoluments for public service workers,K1.8 billion for debt service, while K1 billion was allocated for grants with K800 million going to key programmes, including ...

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Chipata Police arrest 30 year old man for murdering wife, son

Esther katongo ZP

Chipata Police have arrested a 33 year old man for allegedly murdering his wife and his two years old son. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the suspect as Godfrey Chomba aged 33 of Shamputa Village, Chief Mwinuna of Mpongwe District who was on the run and the victims as Isabel Mbewe aged 17 years and her son Isaac Chomba. ...

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MoH launches phase two Oral Cholera vaccination exercise

UN Country Representative Janet Rogan

The Ministry of Health has launched the second phase of the oral cholera vaccination exercise with the United Nations donating an additional 1.3 million dosages. During the first phase which was launched last month, the UN in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) donated 2 million dosages to be given to people starting with the cholera epic centers. Speaking ...

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Morata out, Giroud likely to start

Antonio Conte gets to grips with new boy Olivier Giroud at Chelsea training on Friday

Antonio Conte has confirmed that duo Alvaro Morata and Andreas Christensen will both miss Monday’s trip to Watford. Spanish striker Morata has been sidelined recently with a back problem, while Christensen was withdrawn in the first half of our defeat to Bournemouth through injury. Neither will recover in time for Monday’s clash at Vicarage Road, although the boss reported that ...

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LCC to prosecute 23 illegal traders

George Sichimba

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) says the 23 business premises found engaging in illegal trading of liquor will soon be prosecuted. Apart from operating without liquor licenses, the 23 business premises were also found conducting their businesses under unsanitary conditions such as lack of toilets. LCC Acting Public Relations Manager George Sichimba says the business premises were found contravening the ...

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Mulemwa urges MPs to work with govt

Spuki Mulemwa - Zambia DNA Spokesperson

Zambian DNA spokesperson Spuki Mulemwa has encouraged all members of parliament to work with the government of the day. Mr. Mulemwa notes that some members of parliament especially those from the opposition have chosen to work in isolation by not interacting with the government. He says it is through working closely with the government that members of parliament will be ...

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NDC has no plans to enter an alliance with UPND

NDC Secretary General Mwenya Musenga

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it has no immediate intentions of going into an alliance with the United Party for National Development (UPND). NDC Secretary General Mwenya Musenge says his party has never engaged in any talks with the UPND on prospects to explore a possible alliance. He says therefore, talk that the NDC should venture into a working ...

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US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

On Sunday, Kylie Jenner announced that she had given birth to a daughter

The US reality TV star Kylie Jenner confirmed on Sunday that she has given birth to a baby girl. The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting a child, but had remained quiet about her pregnancy. Jenner announced on Instagram on Sunday that she had given birth on 1 February. She apologised for keeping her followers and fans in the dark. ...

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Justin Timberlake plays Prince and takes selfies at Super Bowl show

Justin Timberlake raced through 12 songs in as many minutes

Pop star Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince and took selfies with fans during his Super Bowl half-time show. The singer performed I Would Die 4 U during a hit-packed, 12-minute set in Minneapolis – Prince’s home town. Timberlake also ran into the crowd to dance and pose for photos, in an unfailingly energetic appearance. And he tacitly acknowledged his ...

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Morocco romp to Chan glory

Morocco players celebrate after winning the 2018 CHAN Final football match between Morocco and Nigeria at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 04 February 2018 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Morocco romped to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Nigeria in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday night. The Atlas Lions become the fourth different winner of the Chan, joining DR Congo, Tunisia and Libya on the honours board after they overpowered the Super Eagles, who played most of the second ...

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