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Lacazette in spotlight as Arsenal host Emirates Cup

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Alexandre Lacazette will make his first appearance in front of Arsenal’s home crowd this weekend as the Gunners step up their pre-season preparations in the Emirates Cup. Arsene Wenger splashed out a club record £52 million ($68 million, 58 million euros) to sign Lacazette from Lyon this month and the France striker is expected to get his first taste of ...

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Don’t be discouraged, Govt tells farmers

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Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa says government is enhancing interventions aimed at providing a market for soya beans and rice at local, regional and international level. Mr. Shawa tells Q-News in an interview that government is aware of the challenges that farmers who grow crops such as soya beans and rice face in accessing the market to sell ...

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Give Catholic Bishops time to initiate dialogue – Bishop Kakuwa

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Every Home for Christ National Coordinator Bishop Richard Kakuwa has advised Zambians not pressurize the Catholic Bishops in their efforts to facilitate dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Bishop Kakuwa says Zambians should exercise patience and give the Catholic Bishops more time considering the critical nature of the matter at hand. He says if the Bishops ...

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Wait for Concourt ruling, PF told


Governance Activist Leslie Chikuse has advised the ruling Patriotic Front leadership to wait for the Constitutional Court to determine whether President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the 2021 presidential election. Mr. Chikuse has told Q-news that continuing with the debate on the candidature of President Lungu before the court has determined the matter will not help the country move ...

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified by court

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office following an investigation into corruption allegations. The ruling comes after a probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies. Mr Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case. The verdict was handed down unanimously by a ...

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ZCTU implores unions to explain Article 31 to workers

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Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Secretary General Cosmas Mukuka has urged union leaders to take up the responsibility of explaining to their members what the invocation of Article 31 means and entails. Mr. Mukuka has told Q-News that the responsibility of educating the public and workers on Article 31 should not be left to government and the media alone, ...

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Milupi urges farmers to reject FRA maize price


Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) president Charles Milupi has called on farmers to reject the K60 maize price announced by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). Mr Milupi says the price is too low considering the high cost of production. He says farmers will not realise any profit from price being offered by the FRA taking into consideration the high ...

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UPND youths hails ZCCB

Gilbert Liswaniso

The United Party for National Development (UPND) youths have welcomed the efforts by the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) aimed at initiating dialogue between their leader Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Lungu. UPND national spokesperson Gilbert Liswaniso tells Q-News that the negotiations are important and progressive, considering that UPND youths in the party have been perpetual victims of political ...

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UNZA lecturers to strike over July salaries

University of Zambia lecturers have threatened to withdraw labour if their July salaries are not paid by tomorrow 28th July, 2017. UNZALARU Publicity Secretary Moffat Moyo says the lecturers will not entertain delays in salaries as the case was last month. Mr. Moyo says will be prudent for management to pay off the lecturers by tomorrow Friday, July 28th to ...

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George Clooney and Matt Damon headed for Venice Film Festival

Clooney and Damon co-starred in Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels

George Clooney and Matt Damon are set to bring some Hollywood glitz to this year’s Venice Film Festival. The Ocean’s Eleven stars will premiere ’50s-set crime comedy Suburbicon at the event, which Damon stars in and Clooney co-writes and directs. Damon will also be seen in festival opener Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne. After premiering three major Academy Award winners ...

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