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Interpreters abusing sign language – ZAPD

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The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability (ZAPD) has expressed worry at the increased number of sign language interpreters who have commercialized the language. ZAPD Director General, Charles Mwape says interpreters have abused the language and are making profit out of it at the expense...

Bowman Lusambo comments on RB’s come back plans

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RB IS WELCOME TO REJOIN BATTLE FOR PRESIDENCY We as the MMD youths have been vindicated over the happenings of the last few weeks regarding intentions by former Republican President Rupiah Banda to return to active politics. When we first spoke about this matter, some people...

Fr Bwalya accuses PF of using public resources to fight GBM

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Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) has accused the Patriotic Front government of abusing public funds to fight their battle with former defense minister Geoffrey Mwamba. ABZ President Father Frank Bwalya has told qfm news that his party is disappointed to the mega resources that government...

Lusaka City Council declares this Saturday as a No plastic Day

Drainage Plastic pollution in Lusaka's City Centre
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The Lusaka City Council (LCC) says it will this Saturday, November 24, randomly give out awards to households who will be found with clean surroundings. And the Council has also declared this Saturday as “NO PLASTIC DAY’ in line with President Edgar...

Grand Place Hotel General Manager flees the country after being summoned by labour office

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Grand Palace hotel General Manager Petros Mogos has fled the country after several workers he dismissed without any cause or explanation complained to the labour office of summary dismissals at the hotel. Mr Mogos left the country after the workers he fired recently among...

Immigration arrest Nigerian Pastor Austin Ebosele

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Immigration Officers have managed to arrest Nigerian Pastor Austin Ebosele of Omega Fire Ministries and is expected to be deported back to his country today for illegal stay in Zambia. Earlier, Pastor Ebosele and his wife had resisted arrest for close to four hours yesterday...

Anglican Church priest Richard Luonde joins Politics, to stand on Rainbow Party Ticket

Rainbow Party Chaplin Fr Richard Luonde
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The former famous Kitwe Anglican Church priest Richard Luonde has joined politics and is now aspiring candidate for Nchanga Constituency in Chingola on the Rainbow Party ticket. Fr Luonde immediately declared that he had joined politics not to eat but to serve the...

The planned distribution of condoms in secondary schools gets condemnation

Zambia National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council staff giving out Condoms during Labour Day celebrations
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THE Basic Education Teachers of Zambia (BETUZ) and some concerned parents have roundly condemned the planned distribution of condoms in secondary schools. BETUZ spokesperson Kakunta Kabika said the planned distribution of condoms in schools by a named civil society had the potential to erode the...

PREO urges ECZ to allow prisoners to vote

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The Prisoner Reintegration and Empowerment Organization (PREO) has asked the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ0 to consider according inmates an opportunity to vote in the January 20, 2015 presidential by-elections. PREO chairperson Derrick Malumo urged the ECZ to make wider consultations with the Attorney...

Dora Siliya concerned by increased cases of molestation and child abuse

Chief Government Spokesperson, Hon. Dora Siliya, MP
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Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya has expressed concern over increased cases of molestation and child abuse being reported in the country. And Ms Siliya is further concerned over how political issues have polarized the media and law enforcement agencies ,overshadowing serious matters such...

Mob descends on truck driver for killing 2 teenage girls

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A mob of angry residents in Mufulira yesterday attacked a Tanzanian truck driver, Geoffrey Zowa, 28, for allegedly killing two 13-year-old female pedestrians after the vehicle he was driving ran over them. According to a statement issued in Lusaka today by Police Deputy Public Relations...

Children urges GRZ to allow them to vote

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Government has been petitioned to allow children participation in the selection of national leaders through voting. Children who gathered to participate in this year's Day of the African Child commemoration in Ndola petitioned government to review the voting age to 16, to allow children participate...

Lusaka City Council shuts down Chinese owned JCS Bar after murder incident

Lusaka City Council Headquarters
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The Lusaka City Council has shut down the Chinese owned JCS Liquor Section with immediate effect. On Saturday, a 20 year old boy was stabbed to death after picking a physical fight with one of his friends identified as Wezi Nkhata who later stabbed him...

Zambian miners tense due to outsourcing of labour

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Zambian miners are unhappy that Vedanta Resources owned Konkola Copper Mines has continued to outsource labour because of lack of intention from the government. Mr Rayford Mbulu president of Mine Workers Union of Zambia said that KCM, Zambia’s leading copper producer is likely to continue...

Czech Republic has increased Zambian scholarship slots from 4 to 15 per year

Zambia's ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita
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The Czech Republic has increased Zambian scholarship slots from 4 to 15 per year. The scholarships cover medicine, agriculture, mining, veterinary medicine and Information Technology. Director of the department for African countries Nicol Adamcova said in Prague Wednesday that the increase is a reflection of...