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Petitioners engage AG on term limits for office bearers

Twenty Two citizens who petitioned the National Assembly to limit terms for Councillors and members of parliament have also engaged the Attorney General to consider amending the law. According to a letter dated October 19, 2017 addressed to the Attorney General and signed by the lead petitioner Isaac Mwanza, the petitioners have requested for the

HH not serious about dialogue – Mwila

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila has accused UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema of not serious about the much talked about dialogue saying he should not be taken seriously. The PF Secretary General has wondered why the UPND leader has continued exhibiting hypocrisy regarding the dialogue stakeholders have been promoting. He says President Lungu has always been

Outbreak of Cholera in Kanyama pains area MP

Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri has called on Government to intensify efforts in combating the outbreak of Cholera in her constituency. Ms Phiri has told QTV News that she is at pain considering that the outbreak is before the onset of the rains. Ms Phiri says in order to control the outbreak and prevent

UPND moves rally to Munali constituency next Sunday

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has announced that the cancelled planned rally in Kanyama which was scheduled to take place this weekend will however take place next Sunday in Lusaka’s Munali constituency at a venue to be advised. Confirming the development to Q News UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says the party is

Govt revising SI on fishing ban period

Government says it will soon engage various stakeholders on the statutory instrument it is developing that will determine the timeframe for the fishing ban period. Currently the fish ban period is for 3months and this is expected to be extended in a bid to preserve and increase the fish population in areas like Lake Tanganyika

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

The five living former US presidents have gathered for a concert in aid of victims of the hurricanes which ravaged the US this year. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared in Texas on Saturday. The three Democrats and two Republicans came together behind The One America Appeal,

ZRA targets to register over 87, 000 TPINs this year

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has disclosed that that it is targeting to register over 87, 000 Tax Payer Identification Number (TPINs) this year alone. ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda has told QTV Business News that as at August month end, the authority registered over 25, 000 TPINs saying this is a good

PF SG takes a swipe at DCs in new districts

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has taken a swipe at District Commissioners and civil servants in newly-created districts staying in other areas other than designated ones to either move and live with the people and push for development or resign from their jobs. Mr. Mwila made this observation after touring newly created Mitete District

PF must cancel Independence celebrations due to Cholera outbreak – UPND

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has demanded that Government cancels all public activities including next week’s Independence Day celebrations due to the outbreak of Cholera in Lusaka. UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma is challenging the Ministry of Health to with immediate effect also cancel Independence Day celebrations in Lusaka in order to prevent

Brazil police arrests 108 in major anti-paedophilia operation

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister Torquato Jardim said those detained were part of a ring that shared pornographic images of children through computers and mobile phones. The operation comes

Mourinho says he is judged harshly

Jose Mourinho says he is judged by a different set of standards from his rival managers in the Premier League because of his previous successes but insists that criticism does not upset him. The Manchester United manager was widely criticised for his approach in grinding out a goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

The Spanish government is set to hold a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control over Catalonia. The meeting comes almost three weeks after the region held an independence referendum, which was ruled illegal by the country’s supreme court. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has refused to abandon independence, arguing that he has

Siavonga MP asks govt to complete construction of dip tanks

Siavonga UPND Member of Parliament Darius Mulunda has called on the government through the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to expedite construction works on dip tanks in the District. Mr. Mulunda tells QTV News that it is saddening that out of the eleven dip tanks given to Siavonga District, only one is about 95 percent

Stop mocking God – NAREP

The opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) says the ruling Patriotic Front should stop mocking God. NAREP Spokesperson Bwalya Nondo has tells QTV News that even after hiking the price of fuel price, the PF Government decided to ask Zambians to pray. He says the ruling party should understand the pain the people are going through.

Mulenga asks opposition to partner with govt

Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga has urged opposition political parties to join government in finding solutions to the social and economic challenges the country is facing. She says opposition political parties have failed to provide solutions to the challenges the country is faced with. Ms. Mulenga says the opposition must not seek to hinder the work of

President Lungu lacks moral authority to fight corruption – HH

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Leader Hakainde Hichilema has charged that President Edgar Lunga lacks the moral authority and desire to fight corruption. Mr Hichilema says recent allegations of corruption in government made by former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili should be taken seriously by all well-meaning Zambians. He says the

PeP unveils its 2018 alternative national budget

The opposition Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) has unveiled its first-ever K119.2 billion Alternative Budget for 2018 or 38.3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Party President Sean Tembo says of this amount, K103.3 billion or 97.7 percent of the total budget would be financed by domestic revenues and K2.4 billion or 2.3 percent by

Cholera cases increases to 125

Cholera cases in Lusaka have continued to rise with the cases now standing at 125. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Maximilian Bweupe has told a media briefing that 53 percent of the recent cases are children below 2-years. He says Matero, Chawama and 10 Miles are the areas where new cases have been reported in

CiSCA commends UPND for canceling Kanyama rally

The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) has commended the UPND for cancelling their planned rally due to the Cholera outbreak in some parts Lusaka including Kanyama. CiSCA Chairperson Bishop John Mambo says it could have been impossible for the UPND to achieve its purpose when people are scared Bishop Mambo has since advised the opposition

UPND Kanyama rally canceled

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) cancelled its planned rally in Kanyama which was scheduled for this Sunday, in view of the cholera outbreak in the area. UPND Lusaka province Chairperson Bob Sakahilu says the party has since notified the Police of the cancellation of the rally. Dr Sakahilu says the party, in

Rick Ross Tells Birdman To Take Out A Loan To Pay Lil Wayne

(AllHipHop Rumors) Rick Ross has been vocal for a while now in regards to him revealing how he feels about Birdman and his alleged poor business dealings with Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled in the past. Last week Rozay told Birdman that he was about 5 years late paying Weezy his money, and stated that

Rape Allegations Against Nicki Minaj’s Brother Part Of An “Extortion Plot”

(AllHipHop News) The estranged wife of Nicki Minaj’s brother has been accused of framing her husband for raping her daughter as part of a $25 million extortion plot. Jelani Maraj was arrested in December 2015 amid allegations he had sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl for months. Specific details surrounding the case were kept under wraps

Deadline set for Nigeria win bonus deal

Nigerian football bosses have promised to conclude talks on World Cup win bonuses by the end of the year, to avoid a repeat of protests that have dogged the team in previous finals. The Super Eagles deliberately missed a training session in Brazil in 2014 in protest at the non-payment of a bonus for qualifying.

UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Everton

European soccer’s governing body (Uefa) has opened disciplinary proceedings against Everton after one of the club’s fans tried to punch an Olympique Lyon player in a melee that broke out during Thursday’s Europa League game at Goodison Park. Merseyside Police are also investigating the brawl on the pitch between players from both teams, while Everton

Malawi cracks down on ‘vampire’ lynch mobs

Police in the south-east African state of Malawi say they have arrested 140 members of lynch mobs who attacked people suspected of being vampires. At least eight people are believed to have been killed, including two men on Thursday in the second city, Blantyre. One was set on fire and the other stoned, according to

Suicide bomb in Kabul Shia mosque kills dozens

A suicide bomber has killed at least 30 people inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. An eyewitness told the BBC the scene at the Imam Zaman mosque, in the west of the city, “looks like a frontline”. The blast happened as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers. The so-called Islamic State

Cholera cases rises to 120

The Ministry of Health says cholera cases have increased to 120 in Lusaka District affecting Chipata, Mazyopa, Kanyama and Ngombe areas. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Maximilian Bweupe has disclosed in a statement that as of October 19th, 2017, Kanyama has six new cases. Dr. Bweupe says Bauleni and Chipata have no new cases. He

High illiteracy levels in education sector worries Dr. Wanchinga

Government says is saddened by high illiterate levels by learners in the education sector. General Education Minister Denis Wanchinga says high illiteracy levels have been mainly due to lack of support from homes learners come from. He says it is devastating to note that people manage to find places in higher institutions of learning with

HH says police attempted to surround him while on radio in Ndola

UNPD President Hakainde Hichilema has disclosed that while featuring on Sun FM Radio in Ndola yesterday, hundreds of police were sent to the station and attempted to surround the radio station and intimidate the media. In a statement made available to QFM News, Mr. Hichilema says recently, when he featured on Radio Macha in Southern

Mwila calls for co-existence among political parties

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has called for co-existence among different parties despite any political differences. And the PF Chief Executive Officer has reminded Senanga and Nalolo Districts that Zambians are one and inseparable. Speaking to Party members a day after National Day of Prayer and Fasting, Mr. Mwila says President Edgar Lungu has