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BBC strengthens guidelines on racist language

BBC-The BBC has issued staff new guidance on the use of racist language in the wake of the controversy provoked by the use of a racial slur in a news report. Use of the strongest racist language, as defined by broadcasting regulator Ofcom, must be personally approved by the corporation’s divisional directors. “There must be…

Bwalya Ng’andu updates creditors on Zambia’s total debt

Zambia’s total debt as at December 2019 stands at 18.5 billion dollars, representing 104 percent of Gross Domestic Product. Finance Minister BWALYA NG’ANDU says the debt has negatively impacted Zambia’s ability to advance social and economic initiatives, especially in the current COVID-19 environment. He said this when he made a presentation to international creditors on…

Kasempa residents shun indoor residue spraying

ZANIS— Kasempa District Malaria Elimination Officer, Yubai Ngenda says many people in the area are refusing to have their houses sprayed during the indoor residue spraying exercise. Mr Ngenda said it is unfortunate that people are refusing to have their homes sprayed against mosquitos. “Government is spending a lot of money to buy these insecticides…

ECZ urged to reduce nomination fees for women

Patricia Banda-Local Government Gender Equality Committee Chairperson RASHIDA MULENGA has appealed to the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ- to consider reducing nomination fees for women to enable many more to  participate in the 2021 general Elections. Ms MULENGA says the issue of fees may disadvange some women who may wish to contest in the elections. She…
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