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STOP – Zambia speaks against political violence

Support to Older People (STOP) Zambia says political violence has a disproportionate impact on the elderly and the disabled in different ways. STOP Zambia Executive Director Derrick Banda tells QTV News that through a number of factors, conflict situations also contribute to extreme mental, emotional, and physical harm to individuals advanced in aged and those

Liverpool make offer to sign Roma goalkeeper

Liverpool have made an offer to sign Roma’s Alisson for a reported £62m, a world record fee for a goalkeeper. Roma are considering the bid but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m. Alisson has recently returned from the World Cup in Russia where he appeared for Brazil.

US president reverses remark on Russia meddling

US President Donald Trump has said he accepts US intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election – despite declining to do so just a day ago. He said he had misspoken on Monday and had meant to say he saw no reason why it was not Russia that meddled. The original comments,

SPRIZ calls for serious enforcement of laws against child labor

The Society for Poverty Reduction in Zambia (SPRIZ) says while Zambia has enough laws to curb child labour, there is need for their serious enforcement in order to protect children. The society has also expressed concern that the two policies aimed at curbing child labour expired two years ago making it difficult to fight the

NUPPEZ advocates for teacher recruitment in 2019

National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) President, Victor Muyumba has called on the government to ensure the 2019 national budget provides an allocation for teacher recruitment. Mr. Muyumba says the teacher pupil ration in the country is still high, hence the need to ensure that more teachers are recruited to bridge

Koffi Olomide is coming – Promoter

Agents of Congolese Rhumba Maestro Koffi Olomide have dismissed media reports that government has denied their client entry into Zambia. Mark Mabalama, one of the agents from Remarkable Limited, a company representing the Congolese musician has told a media briefing in Lusaka that their client has been cleared to perform in the country and will

Dante proposes capital punishment for economic plunderers

Senior citizen Dante Saunders has proposed the introduction of capital punishment for cases of economic plunder. Mr. Saunders believes crimes of economic plunder in the country can only end if laws are stiffened. Speaking when he featured on a live programme on KNC radio in Kabwe, Mr. Saunders also expressed concern at the rate China

Mambo and Chifire pleads not guity

Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) Chairperson Bishop John Mambo and SANAC executive director Gregory Chifire have pleaded not guilty to contempt of court charges. Last week, the Supreme Court had summoned Bishop Mambo and Mr Chifire to answer to contempt charges in a case of Savenda vs Stanbic Bank. In count one, Mr Chifire is

ECZ denies its examinations system has been hacked

The Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) has refuted some media reports suggesting that the Examinations system has been hacked by unscrupulous individuals who are altering results for people at a fee. In a statement made available to Q-News, ECZ Corporate Affairs Officer, Ronald Tembo says the examinations system has not been tempered with in anyway.

Govt saves over K1 billion from e-voucher

Smart Zambia National Coordinator, Dr. Martin Mtonga has disclosed that government has saved about K1.28 billion after removing about 761,000 replicated farmers from the E-Voucher system. Speaking during a PF Media Interactive Forum in Lusaka, Dr. Mtonga says the Zambia Integrated Agriculture Management Information system recorded a total of 1.6 million farmers when it was

CSPR urges govt to adhere to 2019 budget

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has called on the government ensure total adherence to the 2019 national budget. CSPR Executive Director, Patrick Nshindano notes that in the recent past government has continued ignoring its own budget pronouncements which he says is retrogressive to the country’s social and economic development. Mr Nshindano says there

Decision to send ministers to China perturbs UPND

The United Party for National Development (UPND) says it’s perturbed by the decision of President Edgar Lungu to send five cabinet Ministers to China to hold discussions with Chinese authorities and financiers on Zambia’s debt. UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says this is not a wise decision to on one hand try to save the little

Club Vegas Annex gutted

Club Vegas Annex in Lusaka’s Longacres area has gone up in flames. The cause of the fire has not yet been established. The fire started at 11:30hrs. By broadcast time, fire fighters from the Lusaka City Council and Zambia Air Force were still trying to put out the fire. Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja is also

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the country’s A-League competition. Club officials said “if all goes well”, Bolt could be signed for a season.

US president under fire over poll meddling comments

There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle. The top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul

Social protection key to poverty alleviation-CSPR

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) says Social Protection is key to poverty alleviation, hence the need for stakeholders to promote such interventions. CSPR Advocacy and Communications Officer, Maxson Nkhoma notes that despite robust annual growth in the recent past, poverty levels in the country remain stubbornly high. Mr. Nkhoma has told QTV News

Zambia’s delegation to China huge-CTPD

Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) Executive Director, Isaac Mwaipopo says while The decision to send a delegation of ministers to China to discuss the restructuring program of Zambia’s debt is welcome, the delegation is too much. Mr Mwaipopo has reminded the government of the need to be mindful of the numbers of ministers

Michelle Obama Dances Like Nobody’s Watching at Beyonce and JAY-Z’s Concert in Paris

The former first lady attended Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s On the Run II tour show in Paris, France, over the weekend, where she was spotted dancing alongside the “Formation” singer’s mother, Tina Knowles. As seen in videos shared by fans on Twitter, Obama — chic in a white blouse top with shorts — seemed to pay

Michelle Obama Dances Like Nobody’s Watching at Beyonce and JAY-Z’s Concert in Paris

The former first lady attended Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s On the Run II tour show in Paris, France, over the weekend, where she was spotted dancing alongside the “Formation” singer’s mother, Tina Knowles. As seen in videos shared by fans on Twitter, Obama — chic in a white blouse top with shorts — seemed to pay

Rangers loan Eduardo Herrera to Mexican side Santos Laguna

Rangers striker Eduardo Herrera has joined Mexican side Santos Laguna on a 12-month loan deal. Herrera previously played on loan there when Pedro Caixinha was manager of Santos, who have a partnership arrangement with Celtic. The 29-year-old was signed again by Caixinha for Rangers last summer but only scored two goals in 24 appearances and

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote. Mr Putin reiterated that Russia had never interfered in US affairs.

Police investigating Brian Mulenga’s Murder case

Police in Lusaka have instituted investigations into a case of Murder where a male person identified as Brian Mulenga aged 37 was found dead at ZESCO Flyover Bridge along Great East road by members of the public. Ms. Katongo says the incident is reported to have happened between 14th July, 2018 around 20:30hours and 15th July,

1. First consignment of ballot papers for the july 26 elections arrive in the country

Picture by Alfred Mwansa Ballot papers for the 26 july elections have arrived in the country. The emirates cargo plane carrying the ballot papers touched down at Kenneth Kaunda international airport at exactly 14:35 hours. And the opposition UPND and the national democratic congress (NDC) shunned the arrival of the ballots at Kenneth Kunda international

ZCID still engaging the Church on chairing presidential summit

The Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) says it is still engaging with the Church on chairing the presidential dialogue summit. ZCID Spokesperson, Jackson Silavwe says the ZCID is following the mandate it was given by its constituency that the Church be brought on board in the dialogue process. Mr. Silavwe says the Center also

A classic final to cap an epic World Cup

It was the final which had everything – controversial decisions, a pitch invasion, the first World Cup final own goal, its first teenage goalscorer since Pele, and a comedy goalkeeping error. France beat Croatia 4-2 to be crowned world champions for the second time and cap a truly remarkable event. Indeed the final was really

A classic final to cap an epic World Cup

It was the final which had everything – controversial decisions, a pitch invasion, the first World Cup final own goal, its first teenage goalscorer since Pele, and a comedy goalkeeping error. France beat Croatia 4-2 to be crowned world champions for the second time and cap a truly remarkable event. Indeed the final was really

Austerity Measures need to be backed by figures – Hamududu

The Party of National Unity (PNU) says austerity measures announced by government need to be supported by figures if they are to be meaningful. PNU president Highvie Hamududu says the Minister of Finance cannot just announce the measures to address debt and fiscal challenges without stating what the amounts are. Mr. Hamududu says without stating

US leader cautious ahead of Helsinki talks

US President Donald Trump will meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin later on Monday, ending a tumultuous European tour in which he criticised his allies. Mr Trump said he had “low expectations” ahead of the talks in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, but added that “maybe some good” would come of them. The summit comes after 12 Russians

ZCID, Church urged to hurry presidential summit

The Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) and the Church have been called upon to quickly resolve issues surrounding the holding of the presidential summit. Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) governance advisor Isaac Mwanza says his organization is worried that the holding of the summit among political party leaders is being delayed unnecessarily. Mr. Mwansa

Parties pledge clean campaigns for Chilanga District by-election

Political parties taking part in the Chilanga District Chairperson by-elections have pledged not to ferry any cadres from outside Chilanga District during the campaigns. The political parties who are the ruling PF and oppositions UPND and UPPZ made the pledge last week on Friday the 13th of July. In a communiqué made available to QTV