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OYV urges urgent convention on Bill of Rights referendum

Operation Young Vote Executive Director Guess Nyirenda

Operation Young Vote (OYV) has observed the need for stakeholders to urgently convene and chat the way forward with regards the referendum on the bill of rights. OYV Executive Director, Guess Nyirenda says his organization has welcomed and is in agreement with President Edgar Lungu’s stance that the country has no money at the moment to hold another referendum. Mr. ...

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Warriors test for Chipolopolo in friendly

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Zambia has now opted to play Zimbabwe in an international friendly match on Sunday 26 March, in Harare after the proposed game against Tanzania fell through. The Chipolopolo were scheduled to play the Taifa Stars of Tanzania on Friday in the first match and Sunday in the second fixture in Dar es Salaam during the Fifa international window. Faz General ...

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Beauty and the Beast: ‘No cuts’ in Malaysia

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Beauty and the Beast will be released in Malaysia without any cuts, Disney says, days after it rejected censors’ demands for a gay scene to be removed. The blockbuster would be released on 30 March with a PG13 rating, Disney said. Two major cinema chains have confirmed the new date, two weeks after the postponed opening on 16 March. The ...

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Laptop flight ban ‘sparked by IS threat’

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An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, says US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger flights. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by hiding them in electronics, US ...

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Rainbow is now stable- Chikwelete

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The Rainbow Party says it has now recovered from the turbulence it went through during and after the August 11, 2016 general election. National Coordinator Robert Chikwelete says his party is stable and focused on rendering credible checks and balance notwithstanding the number of members it lost last year. He has attributed his party’s ability to rise from its challenging ...

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There is no hostility between chiefs and govt – Sichalwe

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Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence Sichalwe says there is no hostility between chiefs and the government as claimed in some sections of society. Mr. Sichalwe says the issue that is referred to as the source of conflict between the government and the chiefs was sorted out a long time ago. He explains that the issues that were raised by ...

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Flashing out of moral decay should start with govt – CCZ

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The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) is happy with President Edgar Lungu’s acknowledgement of the extent to which moral decay has infiltrated the Zambian society. CCZ General Secretary Suzanne Matale says it is good that President Lungu has taken note of an issue her organization has been raising for a long time now. In an interview with QTV News, ...

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1.2 million people live with HIV in Zambia

Health Deputy Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in Zambia as at the end of 2016. Dr Chilufya told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that Lusaka and Western Provinces have the highest HIV prevalence rates of 16.1 percent and 16 percent respectively. Dr Chitalu says Muchinga and North Western provinces had the ...

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Morse creator Colin Dexter dies at 86

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Colin Dexter, who wrote the Inspector Morse books, has died at the age of 86. His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: “With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death of Colin Dexter who died peacefully at his home in Oxford this morning.” His series of 13 Morse novels, written between 1975 and 1999, were adapted for the long-running ITV ...

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Ivory Coast name Wilmots as coach

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Ivory Coast have named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The 48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and lead them to the World Cup in Brazil. He was sacked in July 2016 after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in the quarter-finals of the European Championships. Frenchman Dussuyer quit ...

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