Daily Archives: April 10, 2018

Royal wedding: Barack Obama and Donald Trump not among guests


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn to their wedding. The decision not to have an “official list” of political leaders in attendance also means that US President Donald Trump will not be invited. The decision was made based on the church’s size and the fact Prince Harry is only fifth in line to ...

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Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump cancels Latin America trip

President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America to focus on the issue of a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He will remain in Washington to “oversee the American response to Syria”, the White House said. Meanwhile, the global chemical weapons watchdog has said it will send a fact-finding team to the site in Douma. ...

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Solwezi council to spend K11, 213, 200 on projects.

Solwezi Municipal Council has announced that it will this year spend K11, 213, 200 on various local development projects. Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Esther Chirwa says K6.6 Million which is under the Municipality’s property rates for 2018 has been retained for works by Kanshanshi Mining Plc and will cover periodic maintenance of the tarred 1.8km of Solwezi College of Education road. Ms Chirwa ...

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ZESCO warns against trading under power lines

ZABS Marketing and Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu

ZESCO Limited has called on traders trading under the ZESCO power lines to stop for it is illegal and it can lead to death. ZESCO Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu says people should not build structures or engage in social and economic activities under the power transmission lines because it is illegal and very risk as these lines carry high ...

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DEC nubs female magistrate over counterfeit notes

Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Eastern Province has arrested and jointly charged a 48 year-old female Magistrate and a student for being in possession of counterfeit notes. Wendy Juliet Tembo, 48, a Magistrate of Shimukunami Local Court in Lufwanyama District has been arrested and jointly charged with Obrien Banda, 30, a student at Makeni ...

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Indian president in Zambia for a three day state visit


President of the Republic of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has arrived in Zambia, for a three- day State Visit. It is the first time in three decades that a President of India is undertaking a state visit to Zambia. The Presidential plane touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport- KKIA at 14:26 hours Zambian time. President Kovind is accompanied ...

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CYLA calls for tabling of ATI bill


The Centre for Young Leaders in Africa (CYLA) has added its voice in calling upon government to ensure the Access to Information bill is presented in the next sitting of Parliament and passed into law. CYLA Executive Director Jones Mulunga has noted with concern how youths and the general populous are currently being deprived of information pertaining to national matters ...

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President Lungu panicking over impeachment-UPND

UPND Deputy Secretary General Patrick Mucheleka

UPND Deputy Secretary General for Politics Patrick Mucheleka claims a number of Patriotic Front Members of Parliament are not happy with President Edgar Lungu the reason why he is panicking over the impeachment motion. Mr. Mucheleka claims there are a number of PF Members of Parliament who feel they have been sidelined. Meanwhile, Mr Mucheleka says the party has good ...

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Solar panels stolen from newly installed milling plants

James Chirwa

The Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF) is concerned with the vandalism and theft of newly installed solar panels at milling plants in various parts of the country. ZCF Director General James Chirwa who has described the act as unpatriotic and selfish says this is a drawback on the part of the cooperative in its quest to ease the cost of living ...

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HH attack on Rogan in bad faith- Chipenzi

MacDonald Chipenzi

Governance, Elections, Advocacy and Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi says the attack by UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema on United Nations Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan was in a bad faith. Mr Hichilema during a media briefing last week accuse the Ms Rogan of helping the ruling Patriotic Front steal the 2016 election. But Mr. Chipenzi feels the attack ...

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