Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

Capoue signs contract extension


Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue has signed a contract extension until 2022, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 29-year-old Frenchman, who signed from Tottenham Hotspur in 2015, has played 92 matches for the club, scoring 10 goals. Capoue, capped seven times by France, cost Watford €5.7 million when he joined. Watford, six points above the relegation zone, face bottom ...

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Russia’s Putin unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons

Graphics were used to demonstrate the new weaponry

Russia has developed a new array of nuclear weapons that are invincible, according to President Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin made the claims as he laid out his key policies for a fourth presidential term, ahead of an election he is expected to win in 17 days’ time. The weapons he boasted of included a cruise missile that he said could ...

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Barclays Africa Group rebrands to ABSA Group Ltd


Barclays Africa Group has announced that it’s rebranding to ABSA Group Limited in all its operations across Africa including Zambia. Announcing the development, Barclays bank Zambia managing director Mzinga melu says Barclays Africa undertook extensive research internally and externally in a process that included more than 130, 000 conversations with employees and stakeholders about the brand and strategy of the ...

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CCPC seizes goods worth over k4, 000


The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has in collaboration with three Local Authorities in North-Western Province seized assorted goods worth over K4, 985 following three separate joint inspection operations conducted in over 56 trading places in February 2018. CCPC Public Relations Officer Namukolo Kasumpa tells QFM News in a statement that the items seized include soft drinks, biscuits, juices, ...

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Eight CSO’s get 78, 000 Euros grant

Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen

The Finnish Government has given eight civil society organizations 74,000 Euros to implement projects in the areas of environment and natural resources. The grants have been given under phase two of the Finnish funded project called the Civil Society Environment Fund (CSEF). Finnish Ambassador to Zambia, Timo Olkkonen says the funds will help address the needs of the civil society ...

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Zambia ranked among least countries in providing infor


Zambia has been ranked among the least countries in providing its citizens with information on how public funds are used. The latest open budget survey results for 2017 conducted in 115 in countries across six continents indicate that Zambia only scored 8 out of 100 in transparency of open budget index, 15 out of 100 in terms of public participation ...

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14 traders fined for violating SI number 10


The Lusaka Fast Track Court has convicted and fined fourteen (14) offenders for violating various regulations of the amended Statutory Instrument (SI) number 10 of 2018 of the Local Government Act Cap 288. The fourteen, who appeared before magistrate Austin Mubita, were convicted and fined K300 each for street vending and illegal car washing, respectively. Of those convicted and fined, ...

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Dapchi kidnappings: Nigeria families’ heartbreak and despair

Ten days ago, Fatima was with her best friend in Dapchi, but now she doesn't know where she is

It’s 10 days since 110 students were kidnapped from a girls’ secondary school in Dapchi by Islamist militants from Boko Haram. The BBC’s Nigeria reporter Stephanie Hegarty went to the northern town to visit the school and meet families of those missing children. The grounds of the boarding school in Dapchi town are eerily quiet. Instead of the high-pitched chatter ...

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Pep to give up ribbon at City’s request

Pep Guardiola © Gallo Images

Pep Guardiola has admitted he would abandon his ‘yellow ribbon’ protest if requested to do so by his employers, Manchester City, or if he thought the issue was negatively impacting upon his players. The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s ...

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Liverpool, Spurs aim to put squeeze on Chelsea

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane © Gallo Images

The fixture schedule has been kind on Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur this weekend with both clubs having the opportunity to put the squeeze on Chelsea in the battle to finish the season in the Premier League’s top four. Antonio Conte’s outgoing champions look vulnerable in fifth place and by the time they kick off against runaway leaders Manchester City at ...

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