Zambia: Truck, bus crash kills 1

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A TANZANIAN tanker driver died on the spot while nine other people sustained injuries after the truck he was driving collided with a Copperbelt-bound bus on the Ndola-Kapiri Mposhi highway. Read More

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Zambia: Ritual Killers Killed For K100, 000 Per Set

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For over a month, Lusaka residents specifically in Zingalume’s George area were time and again waking up to the rude shock of a person found dead with their private parts, ears, eyes and in most cases the heart removed. Read More

Toilet Health: Why You Must Squat And Not Sit

This is one of the most taboo subjects there is to discuss but it’s time we openly talk about it for the sake of our own health. Health experts across the globe warn us that we are doing it all wrong by sitting in the toilet and not squatting. Read More

Zambia: Sixth ‘ritual’ murder victim’s body picked

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A 21-year-old man has been killed in a suspected ritual murder in Lusaka’s George compound, the sixth of such murders in the area in a space of three weeks. Read More

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Zambia: The Mongu-Kalabo road has been completed

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Avic International, the contractor on the 286.9 million US dollars project is this month expected to hand over the Multi Billion Kwacha project to Government. Read More

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Zambia: ZNBC clarifies decoder hurdles

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Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation -ZNBC- and its partners in the digital migration process is aware that some customers are facing challenges with the new free to air set top boxes being sold at Zampost outlets.

 “……..Mr. Mwanza has urged customers who have bought model 426 to switch them off and allow for a system upgrade.”  Read More

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Zambia: Man weds from UTH bed

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Lusaka University Teaching Hospital (UTH)’s ward G11 yesterday sparked into a marital bliss when a patient married from his hospital bed in a wedding ceremony that defined true love. Read More

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Zambia/South Africa: Zambian High Commission in SA issues a travel advisory in light of xenophobic attacks

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The mission said although the pattern so far shows that shops owned by foreigners are being targeted, it would, however, wish to advise that Zambians pay close attention to their personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks. Read More

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Zambia: Uncollected cars from Police stations will be forfeitated to the State– Minister

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Minister of Home Affairs Minister Davis Mwila has announced that all cars parked at Police stations or Posts which will not be collected will be forfeited to the State.Read More

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Zambia: 2015 Zambian Music Awards Nominees

Here are the nominees for this years Zambian Music Awards

Best Traditional Music Album
•Malizu by Tasila Mwale
•Chachacha Oyamba by Matthew Tembo

Best Indigenous Music Group
•Ngoma Yetu of Kaoma
•Kasama Arts Troupe of Kasama
•Zambezi Source of Zambezi

Best Live Album
•Moments of truth by Afro Red
•Chachacha Oyamba by Matthew Tembo
•Muli Yesu by Northmead Assemblies of God

Best Sound Engineer
•Arnold Sibalwa (Ringman)
•Ben Kalulu (Ben Blazer)
•Brain Michelo (Brian Mission Press)

Best Studio Sound Producer
•Ben Kalulu (Ben Blazer)
•Jericho Banda (Jerry Fingers)
•Magnus Mando (Mag44)

Best Lead Guitarist
•Victor Kasoma
•Rex Mukubonda (Uncle Rex)
•Israel Kaputula

Best Bass Guitarist
•David Kasochi
•Jericho Banda (Jerry Fingers)
•Sheba Chintu

Best Keyboard Player
• Lazarus Zulu
• Mutamula Mwale
• Samuel Nyambe

Best Drummer
•Charles Chambuluka (Charlie Chax)
•Eston Mwape
•Smith Phiri

Best Traditional Indigenous Instrumentalist
•Rodrick Mungala – Namalwa player
•Grace Ng’andu – Mantimbwa player
•Moses Munsaka Muchindu – Malimba player

Best Song Writer
•Kangwa Kapampa (Israel)
•Mulenga Kabaso
•Brain Cheengwa (PJay)

Best Niyatu (Zed Beats) Album
•Mr Nyopola by Wilson Ngoma (Wills)
•Pupwe Chulu by Stanley Ng’andu (Stain Da Industry)

Best Gospel Album
•Love Unleashed by Abel Chungu
•Exile to Israel by Kangwa Kapampa (Israel)
•Ulukombo Lwamweo by Miriam Mumba (Suwilanji)

Best Gospel Female Artist
•Stay Zimba
•Rachael Nanyangwe
•Miriam Mumba (Suwilanji)

Best Gospel Male Artist
•Abel Chungu
•Israel (Exile)
•Chaka Nyanthando (Pompi)

Best Mainstream Album
•Telemundo by Jordan Katembula (JK)
•Time Bomb by Richard Banda (T-Sean)
•Heart of a Lion by Kondwani Kaira (Chef 187)

Best Mainstream Female Artist
•Miriam Mukape (Mampi)
•Jemimah Chulu (Scarlet)
•Brisky (Fales Kasongo)

Best Mainstream Male Artist
•Jordan Katembula (JK)
•Roberto Banda (Roberto)
•Kondwani Kaira (Chef 187)

Best R&B Album
•Love Unleashed by Abel Chungu
•Nafika by Fumbani Changaya (F Jay)
•Zimandola by Stanley Ng’andu (Stain Da Industry)

Best Reggae Album
•Bouncing Ball by Peter Chuma (Peter Bob)
•Freedom by Chris Aka
•The Teacher by Milimo Muyanga (Mills)

Best Dancehall Album
•Five Star by David Banda (General Ozzy)
•Telemundo by Jordan Katembula (JK)
•Time Bomb by Richard Banda (T-Sean)

Best Kalindula Album
•Amalango by Gina Hidie
•Ndevu by Liseli Sisters
•Abakali Bakali by Sansamukeni

Best Collaboration
•Kumalila Ngoma by Chef 187 and Afunika
•Alangizi by Kantu and Slap Dee
•Basazibe by Mampi and Judy

Best Choral Album
•Wileka Umuntu by Busokololo
•Amakwebo by Great Chronicles
•Pa Lupili by Mt Sinai

Best New Artist
•Kantu Siachingili (Kantu)
•Wilson Ngoma (Wills)
•Urban Hype

Song of the Year
•Belinda Nafwa by Chester
•Mama Rebecca by Macky 2
•Kalilole by Cleo boy

Best Male Radio DJ
•Kaliwa – Hot FM
•Man Chilu – ZNBC
•Zachs – Hot FM

Best Female Radio DJ
•Hope Chishala – Hot FM
•Mimi – QFM
•Roxy – Radio Phoenix

Best Club DJ
•DJ Bizzy Wizzy
•DJ Hussein
•DJ Shooter

Best Band
•Amayenge Cultural Ensemble
•Uncle Rex and the Band
•Elect Band

Categories to be announced on the night of the Award

•Lifetime Achievement Award
•Best Hip-Hop Album
•Best Jazz Album
•Outstanding Musical (Instruments) Innovation

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Ghana: Morgue Worker Admits He Had Sex With Many Corpses As Part Of Training


Police in Ghana are hunting a mortuary worker who claimed live on TV that job training involved defiling corpses by having sex with them.

Morgue attendant Sharkur Lucas said he was asked to sleep with a dead body by bosses, in order to vanquish any reservations about being near cadavers.

The young man also appeared to admit he turned to dead bodies to sate his sexual lust because women were frightened off by his morbid line of work.

Speaking on Adom TV, Lucas said he interfered with corpses “many, many times” with approval by his bosses.

“That is the training you have to do that, because once you have done that you will not be afraid of them again.”

Explaining the activity on TV, Lucas said: “Sometimes if I want to ask a lady out, she will be afraid of me once she hears that I’m a mortuary man and turn me down. But when I’m in the mortuary sometimes, I will see a fresh female corpse and I will satisfy myself,” Sharkur Lucas said.

“The ladies sometimes say because I work in the mortuary, I will kill them if they accept my proposal. I have not done it once but many times. Currently I don’t have a wife and since I was born, I haven’t had sex with a fine girl,” Lucas told Adom TV.

“Working with dead bodies is a talent that God gave me. I’m with the dead bodies every time, every day and it is as if I’m with another person.”

He has gone on the run since making claims and police have launched an investigation.

Malawi: Davido Goes Nuts, Attacks Fan

Despite renowned for being the Warm Heart of Africa with kind hearted people, it appears Malawi did not give Davido the treat he anticipated.

“Bored,” the Nigeria’s pop sensation summed up his visit to Malawi on an update he posted on his official Instagram.

However, this did not go well with some Malawians who took to social media to hit back at the 22 year old Nigerian with some suggesting Davido was getting bored with Malawi because there were no bombs exploding in the background courtesy of Boko Haram.

To show that this was not just banter with himself however, a crazy viral video has surfaced purportedly showing the multi-award winning artists throwing a jab at a bystander during an organised walk around the City of Lilongwe.

It’s unclear who this person gettin what appears to be the right hook is, but an eye witness alleged it was aimed at a security guard who wanted to take a picture with the Aye hit maker.

“The video could either be doctored or be of someone impersonating Davido to tarnish the image of M Cinemas because it is owned by a Nigerian guy,” M Cinema Promotions Manager, Sitha Kandodo, told Malawi24 in an interview.

He however refused to explain if there were some disagreements between Davido and M Cinema who flew the Nigerian artist to attend Spirits of the Assassin film premiere.

“Davido is a human being like anyone else. It is possible he was frustrated by something but I cannot speak for him. How can I speak on his behalf? All I know is that everyone gets angry at times but that was not to do with his visit to Malawi”.

Kandodo added: “This will however not derail us. We have lined up other Nollywood superstars such as Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze of the Aki na PawPaw fame to visit Malawi shortly.”

Memes with the bored Davido face have gone viral on social media in Malawi.

Source: Malawi24

Zambia: President Lungu takes Health Check,Transfers Power to Vice-President

His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has today undergone two medical examinations at Maina Soko Military Hospital and Lusaka Trust Hospital respectively.

President Lungu undertook a Baseline Health Parameters routine check-up at Maina Soko and attended the dentistry at Lusaka Trust Hospital. Doctors have given him a clean bill of health. His personal physicians interviewed him yesterday as part of the process that he completed today.

Meanwhile the Head of State has designated his authority to Her Honour the Vice-President, Ms.Inonge M. Wina to discharge the functions of office of President from Thursday, 29th January to Sunday 1st February 2015, the period he will be attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Lungu signed the instrument of power transfer today pursuant to Article 39 (1) of the constitution of Zambia.

Members of the Press are accordingly advised that the President will depart Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 08:00 hours.

Zambia:Government buys choppers for police

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Government has bought three helicopters for the police to help improve their operations, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has said. Read More

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