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‘Insunko’ causes heart disease -UTH

By THANDIWE MOYO - THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has warned women on the dangers of sniffing tobacco, commonly known as insunko in local language to warm their bodies, as it causes heart disease. UTH managing director Ben Chirwa said women should desist from abusing snuff as it caused serious heart complications and infertility. Dr

Biometric NRCs coming

By SARAH MWANZA - GOVERNMENT says it will start the issuance of Biometric National Registration Cards (NRCs) in August. Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga said the issuance of Biometric NRCs was supposed to start last month, but that the programme was pushed forward owing to the August 11, 2016 general elections. Dr Mulenga said

‘Don’t hide disabled children’

By JAJAH COULIBALY - CHESHIRE Homes Society of Zambia programmes manager Musonda Siame has charged that parents with a habit of locking up their disabled children are ignorant and need counselling. Mr Siame said it was inhuman for a parent to discriminate their own child because they were deformed or physically challenged. He was speaking

Ex-Zambians apply for dual citizenship

By CHUSA SICHONE - THE Ministry of Home Affairs has started receiving applications from people seeking dual citizenship as provided for in the amended Zambian Constitution. Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga said most of the people who had shown willingness to acquire Zambian citizenship were former nationals who had become citizens of other countries.
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