Daily Archives: February 9, 2018

Winter Olympics 2018: Pence skips dinner with N Koreans

Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong was seated near US Vice-President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony

US Vice-President Mike Pence has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam. Mr Pence briefly encountered Mr Kim but they tried to avoid directly facing each other, Yonhap news agency reports. Meanwhile South Korean President Moon Jae-in has shaken hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s ...

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Atlas Mara, UBA Banks disappoints Siliya

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya touring a farm in Chongwe (Pic by Albert Mpezeni)

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya is disappointed with the services of Atlas Mara Bank and UBA Bank in the implementation of the e-voucher during this farming season. Ms Siliya says the of the eight banks engaged by government, the two banks have been disappointing. She says even Barclays Bank which was engaged late has done well in terms of activating the ...

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Chitalu warns individuals stealing govt drugs

Dr. Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has reiterated his warning to unscrupulous people involved in the pilferage of drugs and other pharmaceuticals that the law will soon catch up with them. And Dr Chilufya has urged the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority to intensify surveillance in all health institutions and ensure that all expired and illegal drugs and other pharmaceutical products being given ...

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UNZA, CBU to reopen at month end

Dr. Kennedy Malama - MoH Permanent Secretary

Seventeen (17) new cholera cases have been recorded in last 24 hours countrywide of which 15 are from Lusaka and 2 from outside Lusaka. Meanwhile higher learning institutions including University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University are expected to reopen by the end of February. Giving an update on the new cholera cases, ministry of health permanent secretary for administration ...

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Real face final rehearsal before PSG tie


Just days before Paris Saint-Germain touch down in the Spanish capital, Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid have the chance to boost their fragile confidence when they face Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday. The reigning European champions have been shipping a worrying number of goals in the build-up to their Champions League last-16 showdown with the likes of Neymar, Edinson ...

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Why Marvel’s Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie

The Black Panther first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s got his own film, which goes way beyond the usual expectations of fantasy, fight scenes and romance. Having a plot based around a black superhero is a first for Marvel, but the film builds on this concept in a massive way. ...

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US government shutdown after Congress fails to vote

The US government has shut down after Congress failed to pass a key budgetary measure on time. Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending bill before federal funding expired at midnight (05:00 GMT). But Republican Senator Rand Paul ended hopes for a quick vote when he demanded a debate in the chamber on his amendment to maintain spending caps. ...

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Syria war: Last of British IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured by Kurds

Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say. Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, were the last two members of the cell to remain at large. The four, all from London, were nicknamed “the Beatles” because of their British accents. US ...

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Ng’oma losing confidence in commission of inquiry on violence

Dr Ng'oma

Political analyst Alex Ng’oma has observed that nothing new is coming out of the Commission of inquiry into voting patterns and electoral violence. Dr. Ng’oma tells Q-News that everything that is coming out of the Commission’s sittings is something the majority of Zambians already know. He has also noted that the commission has taken long in conducting its investigations. Dr ...

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SACCORD calls for debate on limiting presidential attempts

Boniface Cheembe

Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says all stakeholders should be involved in the debate on the proposal to limit the numbers of times a person can be a presidential candidate in elections. Mr. Cheembe says it is important that this debate is conducted in a constructive manner that will allow all ...

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