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Zambia: KANGWA, MBOLA LIKELY TO MISS SA FRIENDLY

Story from the UK Zambians Website
CHIPOLOPOLO striker Evans Kangwa and defender Emmanuel Mbola are likely to miss this weekend’s friendly against South Africa. Read More

Zambia has qualified to the 2015 Africa Cup

Zambia has qualified to the 2015 Africa Cup finals which will be held in Equatorial Guinea. This afternoon in Maputo, Chipolopolo beat Mozambique by a lone Given Singuluma goal that pushed the 2012 African Champions to eight points.

With Eight pints in the kitty Zambia are guaranteed at least a second position in their group even if Mozambique were to win in their last match against Niger on Wednesday since the deciding factor is the head to head. Mozambique would still move to eight points but would be number three on the log.

In 2012 Zambia had a successful run in the opening matches of the Africa cup winning all matches in that country except one against Libya.Zambia was based in Equatorial Guinea

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Zambia: Britain Ready to fund presidential by-election

Story from the Zambia Daily Mail
THE British government says it is ready to support the Zambian government to hold the forth coming Presidential by election after the demise of President Sata. British High Commissioner to Zambia James Thornton said his government would be happy to consider such a request. Read More

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Zambia: First Lady Christine Kaseba calls on Zambians to mourn her husband in peace

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
First Lady, Christine Kaseba, has called for all Zambians to mourn her late husband in peace. Dr Kaseba said this is the time to reflect and celebrate the life of President Michael Sata, saying the late President was a peace maker. Read More

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Government calls on all Zambians to turn up in large numbers and celebrate Golden Jubilee

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
Government has called on Zambians across the country to turn up in large numbers and celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee of independence which falls today October 24, 2014. Chief Government spokesperson Joseph Katema says the Golden Jubilee is a historic and non-partisan event requiring all Zambians to express their eternal gratitude to God for preserving the nation as an oasis of peace in a world beset by civil strife and man-made and natural calamities. Read More

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Zambia-Cote d’Ivoire friendly moved from Heroes Stadium

Picture from the Zambia Daily Mail Website

Picture from the Zambia Daily Mail Website

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
Zambia will not host Cote d’Ivoire at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
The two sides were scheduled to play their Independence Day friendly at Heroes Stadium on October 25 but Government says the stadium has not yet been commissioned. Read More

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Zambia: Lusaka motorist convicted for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol

Story from the Mwebantu Website
THE Lusaka Fast Track court on Traffic offences has convicted an employee of the Zambia Bureau of Standers for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol contrary to section 157 of the Road Traffic act number 11 of 2002. Read More

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Zambia: Former President Rupiah Banda hints at return to politics

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
The 77-year-old Banda said he had “heard those calls” for him to return to the political fray amid speculation that incumbent Michael Sata’s apparent illness may force early elections. Read More

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Zambia: Brother and sister put on defense in court for incest

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
Kabwe Principal Resident Magistrate John Mbuzi has found a brother and sister facing incest charges with a case to answer and has put them on their defense. Read More

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Zambia: Catholic nun withdraws assault case against Roma Girls Teacher

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
A Lusaka man accused of assaulting a Catholic Nun in Roma Township has been acquitted by the Lusaka Magistrate Court after the Nun agreed to settle the matter out of court. Read More

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Zambia: Lusaka Council Busts Chinese Sex Den

Story from the Tumfweko Website
Lusaka City Council health inspectors on Thursday stormed Thabc Guesthouse for allegedly operating as a brothel. And the council says it will shut down the Chinese-run guesthouse for operating as a brothel. Thabc Guesthouse, situated in the central business district. Read More

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Big Brother Africa Hot shots Update: The First 3 House mates Revealed

As promised, M-Net and series producers Endemol SA has unveiled the names of the participating house mates live on the official Big Brother website, in a bold and ground breaking move,which is world first.

Fans of Africa’s biggest reality show-
Big Brother Africa, no longer have to
wait in anticipation until the launch on
the 5th of October to meet the Big
Brother hotshots. Fans will be
introduced to three Big Brother
housemates on a daily basis starting
today.

Meet the first three housemates;
Melvin – Kenya, Butterphly –
Zimbabwe & Ellah – Uganda. Read More

Source: Maisha Magic

Zambia: Council of Churches warns the public to be wary of dubious ‘men of God’

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has learnt with disbelief the conduct of a named church bishop who sexually abuse underage children in the name of conducting exorcism. Read more: http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/24/council-churches-warns-public-wary-dubious-men-god/

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Sudan/Italy: Sudanese woman who was put on death row for marrying a Christian meets Pope Francis after traveling to Rome

Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim, who flew into Italy this morning in company of her husband Daniel Wani and their two children Martin and Maya, met with Pope Francis at Casa Santa Martath inside the Vatican.

According to the head of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, the meeting took place in a ‘very serene & affectionate’ environment, and Pope Francis thanked Meriam for her ‘courageous witness to perseverance in the Faith.’

Fr. Lombardi said Meriam thanked the Pope for his prayers, saying they provided great support and encouragement to her during her ordeal.