Rock kills miner at MCM

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A MINER at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in Mufulira yesterday died on the spot and four others sustained serious injuries following a heavy rock fall in an underground accident. Mufulira district commissioner, Dyson Mulwa, confirmed the death of Lottie Kanta in the accident that happened...

German committed to improving ICT use in Media

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German Ambassador to Zambia, Dr. Irene Hinrichsen says her country is committed to improving the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the media industry in Africa. Dr. Hinrichsen said the use of ICT in the media industry is key to enhancing efficient coverage...

LCC Training Council Police to Enforce public order and nuisance act

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The Lusaka City Council (LCC) says it is currently training a total of 100 council police to reinforce the current man power. LCC public relations manager, Chanda Makanta told ZANIS in Lusaka today that the council police officers will complete their training by the end...

Govt to Amend Census and Statistics Act-Shakafuswa

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Government says it will soon review and revise the current Census and Statistics Act to enhance statistical development in the country. Finance and National Planning Deputy Minister Jonas Shakafuswa says government will also restructure the Central Statistical Office and increase funding towards the operations of...

Biclycle accident leaves one dead

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A 20-year-old man has died in a road accident in which two bicycles collided in Mumbwa's Nalubunda area. Central Province Police Commanding officer Brenda Muntemba confirmed the incidence to ZANIS, and said that the accident occurred 45 kilometres south of Mumbwa boma. Ms. Muntemba said two...

Chingola cops nab man over incest

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POLICE in Chingola have arrested a 63-year-old man of Nchanga North for allegedly having sex with his 20-year-old biological daughter for the past three years. Copperbelt police chief, Antoneill Mutentwa, confirmed the arrest of the man, who had been having sex with the daughter since...

Local publishers welcome the zero rating of books

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A local book publisher says local book publishers have the capacity to supply books to the nation without the aid of imported books. SOBI Managing Director Gheewala Ismail says government should hence be commended for zero rating taxation on all books. Mr. Ismail told ZANIS in...

Govt’s decisions to revoke Maamba Collieries license to supply water welcomed

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Maamba residents have welcomed government’s decision to terminate Maamba Collieries license for water supply to Maamba Township Speaking through their Councilor Peter Siavuulwe the residents said Maamba Coal mine have for a long time been subjecting them to drinking filthy water. On Sunday Local Government...

KK discharged From UTH

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First Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda has been discharged from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where he was admitted. Dr. Kaunda was discharged -Saturday. UTH Public Relations Officer, Kennedy Makukula confirmed the development to ZNBC news. The former President was admitted to the hospital - Thursday.

Women still angry with Shakafuswa

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Police in Lusaka have prevented women from staging a demonstration against Finance Deputy Minister, Jonas Shakafuswa, over a statement which has injured women. The women who were organised by the Non Governmental Coordinating Council were dispersed because they had not obtained a police permit. Lusaka Division...

Govt gives K2.4 billion to light up Sinazongwe villages

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Sinazongwe District Commissioner (DC) Laiven Apuleni has disclosed that government has released K2.4 billion for Rural Electrification Programme (REP) to light up villages Mr. Apuleni expressed happiness that government has remained committed to fulfill promises that the valley people have been appealing for to have...

DEC Chief Intelligence officer wanted for Drug dealing

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The Lusaka Magistrates Court has ordered the arrest of Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Chief Intelligence officer, Michael Musonda. He is wanted is for supplying cocaine to jailed Portuguese national, Alpine Julies. Resident Magistrate, Joshua Banda has however, ordered that Lawyers representing Mr. Julies make a formal...

Grade 12 results out, 19,500 fail

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Over 30,600 out of a total of 50,200 pupils who sat for the grade 12 examinations last year have passed and obtained full school certificates. This represents a decrease from 61.25 per cent of candidates who obtained full certificates in 2006 to 60.98 per cent...

Heritage Commission records increased visitations

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The National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) in Northwestern Province has recorded a 45 per cent increase in the number of people visiting heritage sites in the province since 2006. Northwestern NHCC Regional Director Simon Musonda disclosed this in an interview with ZANIS in Solwezi today. Mr....

Mob killings must be frowned upon

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The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has condemned the mob killing of suspected criminals by members of the public. HRC Director Enoch Mulembe has urged the general public to desist from participating in mob killings as every individual is deemed innocent until proven guilty by the...