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Hichilema encourages Zambians to celebrate African freedom day

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says Zambians have not enjoyed the emancipation they are meant to be celebrating as the nation joins the rest of the African continent in commemorating African Freedom Day. In his statement ahead of the commemoration of African Freedom Day which falls on 25th May, Mr. Hichilema says 54 years after independence

Kolisi back but Pieter-Steph ruled out

Siya Kolisi is back to lead a DHL Stormers team that will be without their star player Pieter-Steph du Toit for Saturday’s return Vodacom Super Rugby derby against the Emirates Lions at Newlands. Springbok lock Du Toit was listed as ill earlier this week when coach Robbie Fleck spoke about the heat stroke that had

Kambwili castigates traditional leaders defending President Lungu over gift

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has castigated Chiefs defending President Edgar Lungu over the land he received from King Mswati of Eswatini. Mr. Kambwili has wondered why all of a sudden some Chiefs have jumped to the defence of President Lungu when they are supposed to be providing moral guidance to citizens. He tells Q-news

Fresher Siwale freed from incarceration

New Labour party president Fresher Siwale says the 31 days he has spent in incarceration have given him strength to continue speaking on behalf of the Zambian people. Mr Siwale who was speaking after being released after meeting the bail conditions bemoaned what he described as the unprecedented levels of injustice in the country. He

BGT judge Amanda Holden opens up about stillbirth

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has spoken about the loss of her son Theo, who was stillborn seven years ago. The TV star was seven months pregnant when she lost her son in 2011. In an interview with ITV Tonight to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, Holden said her son “looked so

Ariana Grande speaks out over ‘toxic relationship’

Ariana Grande has spoken out about her “toxic relationship” with ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. She was responding to comments from a Twitter user, who said what happened to Miller after “Grande dumped him” was “the most heartbreaking thing”. The tweets also referred to Miller’s reported arrest last week, for drink driving after he crashed his car

Potentially decisive weekend for Lions

This is the final weekend of Super Rugby before the South African Conference adjourns for a month and it will go a long way towards deciding what the teams have to play for when they return from their June break. For the Lions in particular this is a big weekend in the sense that they

MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

The missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade, international investigators say. For the first time, the Dutch-led team said the missile had come from a unit based in western Russia. All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the world had “lost a great opportunity for lasting peace”. He said his decision was because of “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. In a letter to Mr Kim, he said he was still looking

Local food value book launched

Government says it is determined to strengthen agricultural extension and seed system services, research and development especially in indigenous local foods. Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa says this will improve the dietary and nutritive value by targeting households most vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition and increasing consumer demand for diverse nutritious local foods.

TAZAMA declares a K9 million dividend to Govt

TAZAMA Pipelines Limited has declared a K9 million dividend to Government through the Ministry of Finance following the institution’s exceptional performance last year. Speaking during the presentation of the dividend, TAZAMA Pipelines Limited Chairperson Brigadier General Emeldah Chola said the company, which is owned by Zambia and Tanzania, recorded a profit before tax of K50.

President Lungu pardons 464 inmates countrywide

President Edgar Lungu has pardoned 464 inmates countrywide on the occasion of African Freedom Day in accordance with Article 97 of the Constitution of Zambia and by way of exercising his Prerogative of Mercy. Speaking to journalists in Lusaka, Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo said the Head of State has also commuted the sentences of

JCTR asks ACC to investigate the gift of land from king Mswati

The Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to thorough investigate the allegation and clarify whether President Edgar Lungu breached any provisions of the Anti-Corruption Act by receiving the gift of land from King Mswati of the Kingdom of Eswatini. In a statement, the JCTR says the relevant provision in consideration

WADA quits as Chipolopolo coach

Zambia national soccer team coach Wedson Nyirenda has resigned his position. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) General Secretary Pasipononga Liwewe has announced Nyirenda’s resignation which takes effect immediately. Liwewe says the Association has thanked Nyirenda for his contribution towards the national team and for the sterling work he put into his job. he says process

Don’t mix national dialogue, reconciliation – SUVUCAL

Support for Vulnerable Children and Active Leadership (SUVUCAL) Founder, Eugene Machona has advised political parties not to mix the dialogue and reconciliation processes saying dialogue is beyond political parties. Mr. Machona has told Q-News that while the dialogue process is being misinterpreted and centered around the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition United Party for National Development

Tayali tells State House not to highjack dialogue process

Economic and Equity party president Chilufya Tayali has cautioned State House against falling into the temptation of hijacking the role of facilitator of the national dialogue. Mr Tayali is advising State House to avoid issuing statements that appear to be directives to the Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID). He says his party does not

Catholic Bishops ready to be part of dialogue leading team

The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) says it is more than ready to be part of the leading team in the dialogue process. President Edgar Lungu has appealed to the Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) to immediately find the necessary space for the church to join the leadership of the dialogue process. ZCCB

Siwale grated K25, 00 cash bail after spending 30 days in prison

New Labour party president Fresher Siwale who has been in incarceration for about 30-days after failing to meet his bail conditions in the matter in which he is charged with defamation of the President has been granted a fresh K25, 000 bail in his own recognizance with two working sureties in the like sum from reputable working institutions. This was after his

Lusaka businessman pleads not guilty to theft involving white maize case

Lusaka based businessman Hendrix Nyambe has pleaded not guilty to one count of theft involving white maize valued at K656, 040. Mr. Nyambe who is accused of stealing 31, 040 kilograms of maize belonging to opposition ADD president Charles Milupi, took plea before chief resident magistrate Nsunge Chanda. And Magistrate Chanda has granted Mr. Nyambe

A Zambeef employee sentenced to 5-years simple imprisonment

The Lusaka Magistrate has sentenced a Zambeef employee to 5-years simple imprisonment for stealing over K1 million from her employer. Carol Tembo who was a cashier at Novatek,  a subsidiary of  Zambeef  was charged with  six counts of theft by a servant which occurred between 17th October and 1st November 2017. When the matter came up

Rooney to meet DC United bosses over move

Everton forward Wayne Rooney will break from his family holiday to travel to Washington this week to meet bosses at Major League Soccer side DC United, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Rooney has reportedly agreed “in principle” to a $17 million deal with the MLS club that would see the 32-year-old leave Everton, his boyhood

Arsenal confirm Emery as new manager

Arsenal announced former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new boss on Wednesday, handing him the daunting task of revitalising a club that has slipped well behind their Premier League rivals. The Spaniard, who won the domestic treble with PSG this season, emerged as the shock favourite to replace Arsene Wenger earlier this week

Over $74.2 million required to address the needs of Congolese refugees in Zambia

Over 74.2 million United States dollars is required in 2018 to address the critical needs of Congolese refugees in Zambia. And Government estimates the number of refugees coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo will exceed 76,000 by 31st December, 2018. Speaking during the launch of the Regional Refugee Response Plan in Lusaka, Home Affairs

End of the road for Gwen Stefani?

For Gwen Stefani, her new Las Vegas residency is a lifesaver. That is because the consistent Vegas shows allow Stefani, 48, to live the rest of her life. “As a mom, if you look at my touring for the last ten years, I haven’t really toured,” she told journalist Allison Kugel. “I toured for seven years

Emilia Clarke’s bizarre impact on baby names

Solo is, of course, a film named after one person, the infamous smuggler and all round scoundrel Han Solo. So it was always inevitable that the movie would to a greater extent focus on the male character at its centre. But Emilia Clarke was determined to ensure that that didn’t mean that the film’s main

Santa Fe school shooting: Hundreds at Sabika Sheikh funeral

The funeral of a Pakistani student killed in last week’s Texas school shooting has taken place in Karachi. Sabika Sheikh, who was 17, was among the eight students and two teachers killed in the attack in Santa Fe. Her body was flown back to Pakistan on Wednesday. Senior politicians were among hundreds at the funeral.

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure”, a statement said. The US previously said its diplomats in Cuba had suffered similar symptoms after

Stacey Abrams is first black female nominee for governor

A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying to “convert” Republicans into Democrats had previously failed. A Democrat has not held the red state’s governor’s mansion since

Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy’s Complaint. The New York Times reported that a close

ZAMTEL investigating unauthorized on the market

ZAMTEL has instituted investigations into the unloading of unauthorized scratch cards which have been circulated on the market by unknown people. Zamtel Corporate Communications Manger Kennedy Mambwe says the company has since blocked some scratch cards it suspects to be on the market illegally. Mr. Mambwe has appealed to customers who have bought such cards