Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

Ruling in Nevers Mumba’s bail application fails to take place


Ruling in the matter in which MMD faction leader Dr. Nevers Mumba has application for bail pending appeal following his conviction could not take place today due to non-availability of Principle Resident Magistrate David Simusamba. Dr. Mumba who is serving a three months prison sentence for giving false information to a public officer applied for bail pending appeal to the ...

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Over 18, 000 residents to benefit from e-billing water project

Louise Mwape

Over 18, 000 customers of Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company in Central province are expected to benefit from the newly launched e-billing project. Company public relations officer, Louise Mwape told QFM that the utility has launched an e-billing project aimed at improving efficiency and ensuring prompt delivery of water bills using the short messaging system. Mr Mwape says over the ...

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ZITHS Governing Council inaugurated

Charles Banda

Tourism and Arts Minister Charles Banda is pleased that the Zambia Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Studies (ZITHS) is working to grow its mobile training unit to reach as many establishments as possible that need training of all kinds. Speaking during the inauguration of the Institute’s Governing Council in Lusaka, Mr. Banda says the transformation from Hotel and Tourism Training ...

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Zambia ranked 8th best performing economy in Africa

Margret Mwanakatwe

Zambia has been ranked the 8th best performing economy in Africa by a Swiss based Investment Fund and Asset Organisation, Quantum Global Group. According to the organisation’s 2018 Africa Investment index report, Zambia is also the third best performing economy in the SADC region, behind Botswana and South Africa. Quantum Global and Asset’s Africa Investment Index ranks Zambia’s economy as ...

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It’s difficult for farmers to diversify – Kasune

Princess Kasune with President Edgar Lungu

United Party for National Development (UPND) Keembe Member of Parliament Princess Kasune says it will be difficult for people in her constituency to diversify in agriculture due to a poor road network. Ms. Kasune has slammed government for failing to complete the construction of the landrace-Mumbwa road in her constituency. She tells Q-News that while the people of Keembe are ...

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Zambia seen a steady recovery in performance of non-traditional exports – Yaluma

Christopher Yaluma

Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma says the country has seen a steady recovery in the performance of non-traditional exports in 2017 from US$1.88 billion recorded in 2016 to US$1.96 billion. Speaking when he officiated at the signing ceremony of two loan agreement worth US$106,250 between the Zambia Export Development Fund (ZEDEF), a fund managed by the Zambia Development ...

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UPND, NDC oppose President Lungu’s dialogue suggestion

Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) have rejected President Edgar Lungu’s suggestion for the Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue to spearhead the dialogue process being facilitated by the Commonwealth. UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says he finds it preposterous that President Lungu and the PF can now turn back on the Commonwealth supported dialogue ...

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Johnny Valiant killed: WWE Hall of Famer killed by truck

The 71-year-old "Luscious" Johnny Valiant's real name was Thomas Sullivan

Former WWE wrestler, manager and later television star “Luscious” Johnny Valiant has died. The 71-year-old – whose real name was Thomas Sullivan – was hit by a pick-up truck while crossing a road in his hometown in Pennsylvania on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Mr Valiant wrestled alongside his stage brother, Jimmy Valiant, in the 1970s. After ...

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Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal ‘getting stronger daily’

Ms Skripal and her father are in hospital in Salisbury after the attack

UK police have issued a statement on behalf of Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s daughter, the first since the pair were poisoned by a nerve agent in March. The statement quoted Yulia Skripal as saying her “strength is growing daily”. The news came hours after Russia TV aired a recording of an alleged phone conversation, which it says took place between ...

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Dwayne Johnson: The Rock speaks about row with Vin Diesel

Dwayne Johnson (left) and Vin Diesel didn't shoot any scenes together for The Fate of the Furious

If you were to list the people you wouldn’t want to get in an argument with, Vin Diesel and The Rock would probably be fairly near the top. The pair have apparently clashed with each other, though – with The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) confirming they didn’t shoot any scenes together for The Fate of the Furious. One scene in ...

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