Daily Archives: February 16, 2018

Mourinho denies rift with Pogba


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed media speculation of a rift with Paul Pogba as a “big lie” and said that the midfielder was well aware of the need to improve after below-par displays in the last few weeks. The France international, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game ...

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Mitt Romney launches Utah Senate campaign with dig at Trump


Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he is running for a US Senate seat in Utah, while taking a dig at President Donald Trump. In a Facebook campaign video, he lamented that Washington was sending “a message of exclusion” to immigrants. A vocal critic of Mr Trump, Mr Romney is seen as a shoo-in for outgoing Republican Senator ...

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Separated twins making steady progress

Doctors separating Siamese twins (Picture by Dr. Kachinga Sichizya)

The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) says the Siamese twin Bupe has continued to make steady progress. UTH Public Relations Officer Natalie Mashikolo says Bupe remains connected to the oxygen machine to help her with breathing. Ms Mashikolo tells QFM News that this besides making her own efforts to breath. She adds that the feeds have been increased and that she ...

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Lungu congratulates new SA president

President Edgar C Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of South Africa on Thursday,15th February,2018. In his congratulatory message, President Lungu says he’s confident that President Ramaphosa will guide the country on a new path towards increased social and economic prosperity as South Africa enters a new era. He says he looks forward to working with Mr ...

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Mutati content with new ministry

Felix Mutati

Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati says he’s going to his new ministry as a happy man. Mr Mutati was moved from the ministry of finance to works and supply in a cabinet reshuffle by President Edgar Lungu. Speaking during a farewell meeting with senior management officials in his former ministry, Mr Mutati says he is happy to serve in ...

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IMF rejects zambia’s latest borrowing plans

IMF Logo 1

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected Zambia’s latest borrowing plans, saying they risk making it harder for the country to sustain its debt load. Zambia had hoped to have a $1.3 billion loan agreement with the IMF completed early this year, Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba said in November. The IMF’s rejection puts those plans on hold. It was the ...

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Nikolas Cruz confesses to police


The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say. Nikolas Cruz, 19, said he arrived on campus and began shooting students before abandoning his weapon and escaping, according to a court document. He has appeared in court charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. The FBI has admitted ...

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Teachers told to ‘behave’

Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa - SESTUZ Secretary General

Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) General Secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa has encouraged teachers to abide by the recently launched Code of Ethics. Mr. Wamuyuwa has told Q-News teachers should strive to be professional in the execution of their duties. He notes that the operationalisation of the Teaching Council of Zambia has brought new changes in teaching profession, citing the ...

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Lungu advised to hire professionals

Dr. Alex Ng'oma

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma has advised President Edgar Lungu to appoint qualified ministers who are equal to the task. Dr. Ng’oma tells QTV News that it is important that next time the president reshuffles his cabinet; he does so according to one’s qualifications. He says the nation cannot afford to have people appointed to key ministries without experience who ...

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TIZ oppose appointment of Mwanakatwe

Margaret Mwanakatwe - Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has opposed the appointment of Margaret Mwanakatwe as Finance Minister. TIZ Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says although Mrs. Mwanakatwe is qualified for the job, she is not qualified to serve as Minister on account of the High Court’s nullification of her election as Lusaka Central MP for allegedly engaging in electoral malpractices, a decision she has ...

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