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ADB in talks with PRASAD seeds company of India

ADB in talks with PRASAD seeds company of India

Africa Development Bank (ADB) says it stands ready to support private sector driven initiatives that would result in industrializing the agriculture sector in Zambia. ADB Country Manager Mary Monyau says ADB remains a key partner of the Zambian Government particularly in the diversification of the economy from copper dependency to agriculture. Ms Monyau says the idea by PRASAD Seeds Company ...

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DEC nabs Chinese national

Kamufisa Manchishi

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through the Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested a 33 year-old Chinese national identified as Wei Zhenjin of Kitwe for being in possession of devices for data capturing. DEC Deputy Public Relations Officer Kamufisa Manchishi tells QFM News that the suspect was found in possession of devices for data capturing including an ATM ...

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Kampyongo cautions ‘cyber bullies’

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has cautioned cyber-criminals, that the Zambia police service will not condone such kind of criminality this year. And the Home Affairs Minister has further more cautioned corrupt police officers across the country of stern action, saying no one will be protected when involved in corrupt activities. He says he will not condone lawlessness in the ...

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‘Dembele as good as Maradona’

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham make the short journey across London to take on Crystal Palace on Sunday with manager Mauricio Pochettino comparing midfielder Mousa Dembele to Diego Maradona. “I have said before that he is a genius of football,” said the Spurs boss of the Belgium international. “I put him next to Ronaldinho, Maradona, (Jay-Jay) Okocha -– players that I was lucky to ...

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Zambia stands to lose out on donor support – OYV

Operation Young Vote Executive Director Guess Nyirenda

Operation Young Vote Executive Director Guess Nyirenda says Zambia stands to lose out on donor support and investments should it continue dropping on the corruption index. The recent publication of Transparency International annual corruption perception index has ranked Zambia 96th out of 180 countries. Mr. Nyirenda says the drop in ranking on the corruption index is very worrisome and requires ...

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Govt disappoints SACCORD over POA

Boniface Cheembe - SACCORD Executive Director

The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is disappointed that Justice Minister Given Lubinda has ruled out the presentation of the Access to information Bill and the Public Order ACT in Parliament for enactment and amendment respectively during the current sitting. SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says the Public Order Act in its current form is ...

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Syria war: Ghouta pounded as UN tussles over ceasefire


The UN Security Council is struggling to agree a resolution seeking a ceasefire in Syria as a rebel-held area has been bombarded for a sixth day. Russia wanted changes to a draft that calls for a 30-day calm to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations. Western diplomats have accused Russia, Syria’s key ally, of stalling for time. France said ...

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Trump: Florida school officer ‘didn’t have the courage’

US President Donald Trump

An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, the US president has said. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. President Trump said the officer trained his whole life but “certainly did a poor job” protecting students. Mr Trump ...

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RTSA cautions road users against lawlessness ahead of N’cwala ceremony


The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has warned all road users against lawlessness ahead of this weekend’s N’cwala traditional ceremony in Chipata, eastern province. RTSA Head Public Relations Frederick Mubanga is urging all road users attending the Ngoni traditional ceremony to follow all traffic rules and regulations to avoid any road crashes. He says the agency has deployed adequate officers to ensure adherence ...

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Corruption fight national issue not a political agenda- Tayali

EEP Leader Chilufya Tayali

Economic and Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali says the continued corruption claims in government without evidence is eroding substitutive public debate on various governance issues. Mr. Tayali says he will not be part of malicious accusations and politicians who want to ride on a corruption trump card to get into office. He has told journalists in Lusaka that his ...

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