Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

Raging Buffon’s crazy UCL farewell


Gianluigi Buffon raged late into the night after a wild match in Madrid as the Juventus legend was sent off in what was probably the final Champions League match of an extraordinary career. The veteran goalkeeper’s frustration spilt over at the Santiago Bernabeu after Juventus beat Real Madrid 3-1 on the night, but were eliminated 4-3 on aggregate in the ...

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Barry Norman: ‘Best of film critics’ remembered at memorial


Stars, film-makers and journalists have come together to remember film critic Barry Norman at a memorial in London. Ken Loach, Chris Tarrant, Rory Bremner and Dame Maggie Smith were among those in attendance to hear Barry Cryer, David Puttnam and others pay tribute. Lord Puttnam remembered the long-time host of the BBC’s Film… programme as a “lovely man” with “an ...

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BBC Cliff Richard raid coverage was ‘invasion of privacy’

Lawyers for Sir Cliff Richard have told the High Court the BBC’s coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home was a “very serious invasion” of his privacy. A helicopter was used in the report to show officers searching the 77-year-old star’s Berkshire apartment after a claim of historical sexual assault. Sir Cliff was not charged with any offence ...

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German aid worker kidnapped in Niger


A German aid worker has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Niger. The man and his Nigerien colleagues were travelling near the border with Mali on Wednesday when armed men on motorbikes surrounded their convoy. The four Nigeriens have been freed and no demands have been made by the kidnappers. It is not clear who was behind the incident, but ...

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Berlin streets to lose links with brutal colonial past


Berlin is set to rename streets linked to atrocities Germany committed during its 1884-1919 occupation of Namibia. Local councillors agreed on new street names for the so-called African Quarter in the north-west of the German capital on Wednesday evening. After more than a decade of debate, a final vote – seen as a formality – will be held soon. Then ...

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Syria ‘chemical attack’: France’s President Macron ‘has proof’


France’s President Emmanuel Macron says he has “proof” that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend. He said he would decide “in due course” whether to respond with air strikes. Western states are thought to be preparing for missile strikes in response to the alleged attack. In Russia, Syria’s main military ally, Kremlin spokesman ...

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ZSIC records K48 million profit for 2017


The Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZSIC) has recorded a profit of about K48 million for the financial year ending December 31 2017. ZSIC Managing Director Charles Nakhoze says the achievement demonstrates that ZSIC’s strategic Plan it embarked on three years ago has been to a large extent achieved as the company is now moving in the right direction. And Mr. ...

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148 x 10kgs bags of suspected counterfeit Kafue sugar seized

Esther katongo ZP

Police in Lusaka, through the intellectual property unit, have seized 148 x 10 kilogram bags suspected to be counterfeit Kafue sugar from Impano company limited. This was after an operation conducted on 11th April, 2018 along Chamapepe road at Soweto market in Lusaka owned by a Burundi national Celestin Ndizeye. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says this was after the police ...

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Volume II of the 7th NDP released


The Ministry of National Development Planning has released Volume II of the 7th National Development Plan. The released document will guide the implementation of projects and programmes contained in the 7NDP. National Development Planning Minister Alexander Chiteme says volume II will serve as Government’s prioritization framework and principle guide for the implementation of the 7NDP. Mr. Chiteme says to achieve ...

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CSPR challenges Mwanakatwe over real countrys debt stock

CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano

The Civil society for poverty reduction (CSPR) has challenged minister of finance Margret Mwanakatwe to provide an official exact update on the status of the country’s current debt stock. And CSPR has advised government to strengthen tax administration rather than introducing of new taxes to fund the treasury. CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano has told journalists in Lusaka that government ...

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