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Govt not underplaying Barotse issue - Kabimba

Details JUSTICE minister Wynter Kabimba on Tuesday told Parliament that the findings of the Barosteland Agreement inquiry would be made public once Cabinet has considered them....

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CBU to confer VJ, Irwin with honourary doctorates

Details IT IS good to be recognised in your country while you are still alive, says Vernon Mwaanga....

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Chongwe woman severs husband's manhood

Details A 39-year-old man of Chongwe is admitted to UTH after his wife severed his manhood using a kitchen knife following a drinking spree.
And Victor Mulaula, the victim, said he was not ready to reconcile with his wife whom he accused of being possessed by demons....

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MPs' demand for pay rise disgusts FFTUZ

Details THE Federation of Free Trade Unions of Zambia says the demand by members of parliament to have their emoluments increased is disgusting and alarming.
In a statement, FFTUZ acting president Msiska Chingati stated that the conduct by the members of parliament was the worst form of selfish behaviour....

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ZNS chief warns non-performing commanders

Details ZAMBIA National Service Commandant Lieutenant General Nathan Mulenga has threatened to dismiss unit commanders who are not performing their duties.
Opening a five-day unit commanders' conference in Lusaka yesterday, Lt Gen Mulenga expressed disappointment at the excuses that most unit commanders had continued making in failing to discharge their...

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Role of merger control in economic development

Details This week, we discuss Merger Control as a tool for economic development. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("the Commission") is mandated by the Competition and Consumer Protection Act No. 24 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia ("the Act") to ensure that there is an effective competitive process in all the sectors of the economy and...

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'Criminals in robes'

Details "There has to be willingness on our part as lawyers to confront our weaknesses. We must accept that not all is well within our ranks as lawyers. There is rampant abuse of clients' money amongst some practitioners....

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Chipepo orders arrest of those married to underage girls

Details CHIEF Chipepo of Gwembe has issued an order to his headmen to immediately go out into the villages and effect arrests on all men who are reported to have married underage girls....

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Fidel blames Ukraine for MH17 crash

Details FIDEL Castro has described Thursday's Malaysia air crash as an unheard of provocation....

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Magande challenges BoZ to state projection on Kwacha

Details Ng'andu Magande has challenged the Bank of Zambia to state where they see the currency closing the year after a turbulent first half of the year in which the local currency plummeted to its all-time low....

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CEC sues KCM over $30m power debt

Details THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation has sued Konkola Copper Mines demanding over US$30 million which it says the Vedanta Resources-owned firm owes it for the electricity power it has been supplying to the mining operation on the basis of a bilateral agreement....

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Kankoyo families in tents ask govt to relocate them

Details NINE families of Mufulira's Kankoyo community that live in tents have appealed to the government to relocate them before the onset of rains....

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Councils have duty to prevent disasters - DMMU

Details DISASTER Management and Mitigation Unit national coordinator Patrick Kangwa says local authorities countrywide have a responsibility to prevent disasters before they happen....

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Ndola seeks K100,000 to revamp abattoir in Chipulukusu

Details NDOLA City Council needs over K100,000 to rehabilitate the only public abattoir in Chipulukusu which has been out of service for two years now....

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Lumwana residents want more staff at health post

Details OVER 2,000 residents of Lumwana community in Solwezi are being attended to by a community health worker at the only rural health post in the area....

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Doctors call for overhaul of health delivery system

Details THE current health delivery system in the country cannot protect patients seeking private medical attention from exploitation, says Zambia Medical Association president Dr Aaron Mujajati....

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Matero marketeers appeal for modern market

Details SOME traders at Lusaka's Matero market have appealed to the Lusaka City council to construct a modern trading facility in the area to accommodate increasing number of traders....

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Mansa police nab 15 for closing bars late

Details OVER 10 women and five men have been arrested while music equipment has been confiscated from various bars following a joint operation by the Mansa Municipal Council and the police....

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Sata visits Kazimu in SA

Details PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday visited his son Kazimu who is admitted to Milpark Hospital in South Africa....

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FAZ urges upcoming coaches to aim high

Details THE Football Association of Zambia has urged young upcoming coaches to aspire to coach beyond Zambia's borders and be ambassadors in the region....

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JCTR urges govt to monitor rise in C/belt basic needs basket

Details THE Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections has observed a constant increase in the cost of basic items in three towns on the Coppperbelt....

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No pay rise for MPs

Details The demand by our members of parliament to have their salaries increased is very topical. As such, it cannot pass without due comment....

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PPCA invites reports on abuse of authority cases

Details POLICE Public Complaints Authority has appealed to Zambians to report cases of abuse of authority by police officers....

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Kazembe out to reclaim Botswana title

Details TENNIS ace Edgar Kazembe says his aspiration is to reclaim the Botswana Open title....

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Farming key to poverty reduction - Kalindawalo

Details SENIOR chief Kalindawalo of the Nsenga people in Petauke district says poverty can only be reduced if all Zambians take part in agriculture....

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U-17 ready for qualifier against Botswana

Details ZAMBIA Under-17 National team coach, Chris Kaunda will this afternoon be looking for an outright win going into the 2015 Niger Africa junior Championship second round, first leg qualifier against Botswana....

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Warriors host Power

Details KABWE Warriors this afternoon seek to claim the scalp of another title contender when they host fourth placed Power Dynamos in a week 15 encounter at Godfrey 'Ucar' Chitalu Stadium....

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Audit query of K3.2tn shock PAC

Details PUBLIC Accounts Committee chairperson Vincent Mwale has told Parliament that it is unacceptable and annoying that K3.2 trillion, which translates into 15 per cent of the 2012 budget, can raise audit queries....

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Sata visits son Kazimu in South Africa

Details PRESIDENT Michael Sata today Saturday visited his son Kazimu who is admitted to Milpark Hospital in South Africa....

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Mulenga applauds Rotary Clubs for donating six computers to LCC

Details MULENGA Sata has commended the Rotary Clubs of Trent Bridge, Nottingham in the United Kingdom and that of Lusaka for aiding Lusaka City Library with six computers already connected to Internet....

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Indeni urges increased capacity to meet demand

Details INDENI has called for increased capacity in the oil refinery by investing in an isomerizer and heavy fuel oil hydrocracker to meet the demand on petroleum products, currently higher than its production capacity....

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Zambians have lost control of economy, says Sichinga

Details ZAMBIANS have lost control of their economy because key investments are foreign owned, says commerce minister Robert Sichinga....

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EITI urges mining sector to meet tax obligations

Details EXTRACTIVE Industries Transparency Alliance round table chairperson Zebbies Mumba says there is need for the mining sector to meet its obligations of paying various taxes diligently if the developmental agenda for the country is to benefit Zambians....

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World leaders demand probe into MH17 crash

Details World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine, as Kiev and Moscow blamed each other for a tragedy that stoked tensions between Russia and the West....

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Banda leaves for Swiss judo training camp

Details ZAMBIA's sole judo representative at the 2014 Nanjing Olympic Youth Games Nokuthula Banda, who today leaves for a training camp in Switzerland, says she is targeting gold in China....

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Mayuka eyes English Premier League

Details SOUTHAMPTON striker Emmanuel Mayuka says he is working hard to play in the English Premier League....

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Malawi electoral body not ruling out arson in ballot box fire

Details Malawi's electoral commission has said arson cannot be ruled out in a warehouse fire that destroyed ballot boxes containing votes from a disputed election just days after a court ordered a recount....

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Cops arrest 2 Mpezeni headmen over timber

Details TWO headmen in Paramount Chief Mpezeni's area have been arrested for illegally harvesting the Mukula tree....

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Govt will not restrict jubilee celebrations to PF - Scott

Details VICE-President Dr Guy Scott says the government has no intentions of restricting Zambia's 50th anniversary celebrations to the PF....

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ZMA urges measures to curb exploitation by private hospitals

Details THE current health delivery system in the country cannot protect patients seeking private medical attention from exploitation, says Zambia Medical Association president Dr Aaron Mujajati....

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Dubai cops nab Maradona former girlfriend for theft

Details An ex-girlfriend of legendary footballer Diego Maradona was arrested on Wednesday at a Buenos Aires airport for allegedly stealing from him in Dubai, police said....

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Mali, rebels begin tough peace talks

Details The Bamako government and armed groups from northern Mali launched tough talks in Algiers on Wednesday for an elusive peace deal, with parts of the country still mired in conflict....

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ZAM mourns Sikasunda

Details THE Zambia Association of Musicians has described the death of Christian Arts Promotions co-founder Aaron Sikasunda as a loss to the music fraternity.
Sikasunda, 43 died at Lusaka's Levy Mwanawasa Hospital on Tuesday morning after an illness....

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Stevie Wonder blends hits at Montreux for Quincy Jones

Details Motown legend Stevie Wonder (above) gave a soulful two-hour concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Wednesday night, blending his hits with covers of the Beatles and Michael Jackson for an audience that included producer Quincy Jones.
The African-American singer and songwriter, wearing lime green sunglasses and braids down to his waist, headlined...

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Romanian princess admits running cockfighting ring in Oregon

Details A Romanian princess and her husband pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one charge of running an illegal gambling operation for their involvement in a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon....

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Govt to spend K62 million on Chililabombwe road works

Details CHILILABOMBWE town clerk Gertrude Chibiliti says the government will spend over K62 million on the construction of 12 kilometres of road in the district....

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Turkey's 'youngest novelist' dies in balcony fall

Details A Turkish teenager who won fame as a fantasy novelist has died in a mysterious fall from an Istanbul balcony which police are investigating as a possible suicide, reports yesterday....

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Michelle Obama, Monae talk arts education

Details First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of arts education on Wednesday at the Grammy Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, emphatically declaring "we cannot be satisfied until every child has some exposure to the arts."...

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FRA releases K59m for maize purchase

Details THE Food Reserve Agency says a total of K59.5 million has so far been disbursed to all the ten provinces in readiness to pay farmers for their maize crop.
And the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) says considerations are being made to pilot an electronic payment system to address delayed payments to farmers....

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FAZ in the dark over Botswana's arrival

Details BOTSWANA, Zambia's opponent in this weekend's second round first leg CAN qualifier, have kept the Football Association of Zambia in the dark over when the team will arrive in the country....

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