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Ndoyi questions splitting of UNZA

Former Zambia National Students Union (ZANASU) President Prince Ndoyi has urged government to implement policies such as the students’ loan facility for universities students before making new policy pronouncements. Mr Ndoyi told Q-news that the feasibility of the recent pronouncement by government to restructure the University of Zambia is questionable. He says the decision to

ZNUT refutes ‘salary increment’ claims

The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) has advised teachers across the country to ignore reports suggesting that teachers have been awarded a salary increment effective this August. ZNUT Spokesperson Joe Kasaka has told QTV News that the union is receiving a lot of phone calls from teachers across the country asking about the same

PF urges civil servants to understand PF manifesto

The ruling Patriotic Front has implored civil servants to support government efforts aimed at taking development closer to the people. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda has advised civil servants not to frustrate President Edgar Lungu’s developmental agenda. He says the party is aware that not every civil servant may support the party in power, therefore

Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial scheduled for November: What to know

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby heads back to court Tuesday as the pretrial conference gets underway for his sexual assault retrial in November. Cosby, who turned 80 last month, is expected to face a new trial at the beginning of November on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in his Pennsylvania home in

Rooney has media purring

Wayne Rooney labelled his 200th Premier League goal in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City a “sweet moment” and had the British media purring and suggesting Tuesday he be recalled to the England squad.”Blue Roon” was the Daily Mirror’s headline while the Sun went with “Long May He Wayne” after Rooney joined former England and

Egypt international joins Wits

BidVest Wits have completed the loan signing of Egypt international striker Amr Gamal from Al Ahly. The 26-year-old, who is one of the lead forwards for his country, was unveiled by The Clever Boys on Tuesday. “Egyptian striker Amr Gamal has joined us on a one-year loan from Al Ahly. Welcome to the family,” Wits

United’s Rojo returns to training

Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo gave another filip to early Premier League leaders Manchester United by returning to training with the first team on Tuesday. The 27-year-old — a member of the Argentinian side that lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final — is recovering from a knee ligament injury suffered last April which

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Four men accused of belonging to the cell behind the attacks in and around Barcelona are appearing at the high court in Madrid. They are being questioned by a judge deciding what charges to press over the vehicle attacks that left 15 people dead and more than 100 injured. Eight other members of the alleged

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says. The discovery came when divers were sent down to search inside the USS John S McCain, now berthed at Singapore’s Changi naval base. The collision with a Liberian-flagged ship happened

Victoria Beckham in tears over son Brooklyn leaving for college

Victoria Beckham had a difficult time sending her son off to college. The British star shared a picture of herself crying while hugging her oldest son Brooklyn. “We are all so proud of you Brooklyn. Amazing A level results and off to college. We love you so much and will miss you,” Beckham wrote adding

Tiger Woods threatens nude photo hackers with legal action

Tiger Woods is threatening to take a celebrity gossip website to court for leaking a nude photo of him online in a recent hack of several stars, including Woods’ ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. The recovering golfer has hired a lawyer, according to a TMZ report Monday, and said he will sue if the website Celeb Jihad does

Man City give Guardiola deja vu

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed fears that his team’s goal-scoring problems remain an issue after they drew 1-1 with Everton in their opening Premier League home game. Wayne Rooney put Everton ahead in the 35th minute on Monday and City had Kyle Walker controversially sent off before halftime, but the hosts hit back to

Klopp feels heat as Liverpool eye group phase

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp concedes his side are already feeling the pressure this season ahead of the return leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim on Wednesday. Liverpool looked to have planted one foot in the group phase after going 2-0 up in last week’s first leg in Germany, only for Mark Uth’s 87th-minute

Indian court rules against instant divorce

India’s top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women’s rights activists. In a 3-2 majority verdict India’s Supreme Court also stayed the practice. India is one of a handful of countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by saying the word

Trump vows ‘fight to win’ in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. He said his original instinct was to pull US forces out, but had instead decided to stay and “fight to win” – avoiding the mistakes made in Iraq. He said he wanted to shift from a

PROTUZ cautions stakeholders when engaging pupils on HIV issues

The Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) has cautioned stakeholders to be extra careful when engaging pupils on matters related to HIV and AIDS. PROTUZ General Secretary Kangwa Musenga says there have been isolated cases of pupils going into depression after finding out that they are HIV positive. Mr. Musenga has told QTV News that

Bunda welcomes concourt judgment to allow remandees to vote

Prisoners Activist Evans Bunda has welcomed the Constitutional Court’s recent landmark judgment, allowing remandees and convicts who have appealed their convictions to vote in elections. Mr Bunda says this will help in the promotion of prisoners’ rights. He says this is in line with the transformation of the prisons service to Correctional service as enshrined

Chitimukulu advised against being used by politicians

United Party for National Development (UPND) national trustee Bernard Mpundu has advised Paramount Chief Chitimukulu against being used by politicians to settle political scores. Mr Mpundu says the idea by the Chitimukulu to embarrass former Information and Broadcast minister Chishimba Kambwili for his political egoism is unthinkable. He says Dr. Kambwili is a free citizen

MMD oppose Political Parties Bill

The MMD Felix Mutati led faction is against passing the political parties bill in its current form. National Secretary Raphael Nakachinda says the draft bill has so many grey areas. He says there is need for concerned stakeholders to reach consensus on the matter before the bill is taken to Parliament. Mr. Nakachinda says despite

ILO implores ‘the media’

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has implored the media to help advance opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. ILO Country Director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, Alexio Musindo says the media shapes public opinion and must be responsive to the concerns

Govt partners with ZAMPOST to roll out social cash transfer scheme

Government has partnered with the Zambia Postal Services Corporation (ZAMPOST) in rolling out the social cash transfer payment system to 27 districts in Luapula and western provinces. Speaking during the signing ceremony of the social cash transfer Zampost payment system, ministry of community development and social services permanent secretary Howard Sikwela said the pilot program

Govt warns casual workers at UTH

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Administration Dr. Kennedy Malama has sent a stern warning to casual workers at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) who staged a protest today. The casual workers were protesting against casualization at the country’s biggest health institution and demanded to be put on permanent employment. But when reached for a

Zambia’s economy stable – Mutati assures investors

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has assured the investor community in South Africa that Zambia’s Economic environment has stabilized following consistent economic policies. Mr. Mutati says the economic trajectory for Zambia is positive and growing stronger as the country is enjoying entrenched democracy and political stability. He was speaking at the infrastructure Africa Business Forum held

Zambia’s economy stable – Mutati assures investors

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has assured the investor community in South Africa that Zambia’s Economic environment has stabilized following consistent economic policies. Mr. Mutati says the economic trajectory for Zambia is positive and growing stronger as the country is enjoying entrenched democracy and political stability. He was speaking at the infrastructure Africa Business Forum held

HIV testing is not mandatory – Health Minister clarifies

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has appealed to politicians not to politicize the government pronouncement on universal routine HIV counseling, testing and treatment. He says leaders ought to be responsible when handling important national issues patterning to health. Dr. Chitalu has told a media briefing that this is a national matter considering the high number

HIV testing is not mandatory – Health Minister clarifies

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has appealed to politicians not to politicize the government pronouncement on universal routine HIV counseling, testing and treatment. He says leaders ought to be responsible when handling important national issues patterning to health. Dr. Chitalu has told a media briefing that this is a national matter considering the high number

Weekend Football Review

Football is back! The Absa Premiership, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga kicked off in fine style this weekend with some interesting results and top-drawer goals. There was joy for PL champions Chelsea, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and pain for Absa Premiership defending champions Bidvest Wits. Neymar continued to mesmerise defenders in France, powering PSG

Chilumba stands by his players

Napsa Stars coach Tenant Chilumba has stood by his players and expects them to recover in thnext match following a run of results which has seen them go seven matches without victory in the MTN FAZ Super League.Sunday’s 2-1 defeat away to Zesco United was preceded by defeats to Nkwazi, Nkana, Power Dynamos as well

Topstar committed to address customers’ concerns

Topstar Zambia Limited says it is committed to work on the several complaints coming from clients ranging from quality of the picture and some decoders not having all the channels. Topstar Public Relations manager Mwazi Chanda has told QTV News that due to the heavy traffic at sales outlets and other dealers, some clients were

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of Nigeria, urging Nigerians to come together. But the president failed to disclose his illness. It was his second spell of medical