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10 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Dodgers' Kershaw among finalists for Miller Award

The award is named for the founding executive director of the MLB Players Association and is bestowed upon the player who inspires "others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities." Kershaw is joined as a finalist by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer and Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, first inspired by their relationship with a malnourished, HIV-infected girl in Lusaka, Zambia, began Kershaw's Challenge in 2011.

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15 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Deal Gone Bad: Shamenda Claims He Rejected Dangote Bribe

MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Fackson Shamenda has revealed that a former human resources manager at Dangote Industries Zambia Limited in Ndola allegedly attempted to bribe him at a hotel a week ago. Speaking when he met Dangote management in Ndola on Saturday, Mr Shamenda said he is disappointed with the behaviour of the company's former human resource manager, Bala Zango, for allegedly attempting to bribe him.

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17 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

John Bonaventure Kwofie Installed as new Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi

John Bonaventure Kwofie Installed as new Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese Report by Ato Aidoo A somberly impressive ceremony has been held in Takoradi, Western Ghana, to mark the episcopal ordination and installation of Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, as bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Catholic Diocese.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

Kalabo hospital to begin screening Angolan travellers for Ebola

Kalabo District Hospital has announced that it will soon start screening travellers between Zambia and Angola for possible Ebola virus. District Medical Officer Arthur Mutuna told ZANIS in an interview that there is a lot of cross border trade between Zambia and Angola hence the need to have travellers screened.

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In-depth Africa

Nkana eliminate Power from Barclays Cup

The Kitwe derby transplanted to Lusaka for the Barclays Cup quarterfinals at Nkoloma Stadium did not disappoint with both sides trading punches in the first five minutes. Power goalkeeper Joshua Titima then parried Ronald Kampamba's shot and saved for Festus Mbewe in the 3rd and 4th minutes respectively.

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AllAfrica.com

Zambia: Ministers Wasting Tax Payers During By-Elections - Fodep

The Foundation for Democratic Process, FODEP, says the heavy presence of ministers during by-elections is a cost on government productivity. FODEP Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi says the heavy presence of ministers also acted as an act of intimidation to rural voters who thought godly of ministers when they promise rapid delivery of development and withdrawal of development if their party is not voted into office.

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In-depth Africa

Church mother bodies resolve to pressure Government over Constitution

Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia executive director Pukuta Mwanza follows proceedings during the meeting to demand for the release of the draft Zambia constitution Council of Churches in Zambia Secretary General Reverend Suzanne Matale, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Executive Director Pukuta Mwanza and Zambia Episcopal Conference Secretary General Fr Cleophas Lungu disclosed the resolution in a joint communique released to ZANIS in Lusaka. The Church leaders argued that the impasse over the constitution making process needs to be addressed quickly and demanded for a clear roadmap.

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Fr Bwalya Laughs at Sata's Election Victory Rhetoric

Father Frank Bwalya has laughed off President Michael Sata's sentiments that those voting for the ruling for the Patriotic Front in the highly expensive by-elections were voting for development. Fr Bwalya believes its a joke for a leader who was only three years ago a member of the opposition to base his election victory on such rhetoric.

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Matoka Was Great Inspiration, says Rupiah

Fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda says the late academician Dr Peter Matoka was a great inspiration who proved that excellence could be achieved by any determined person. LUSAKA, 8th August, 2014 - His Excellency Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia, has described the late freedom fighter and academician Dr Peter Matoka as an inspiration who proved that excellence could be achieved by any determined person.

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Opinion: Why is Sata Hiding from Journalists?

We prod and urge President Sata to accept to be subjected to public scrutiny in a manner that the public may want to see him in the lens of the independent private media. We therefore register our utter most protest and disappointment at the recent barring of hordes of Journalists from the private media in Ndola from covering his activities.

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AllAfrica.com

Zambia: Vicious Blaze

PROPERTY worth millions of Kwacha has been burnt to ashes at Lusaka's Pen Marks store on Cairo Road after fire swept through a stationary warehouse yesterday. The building, which is near Puma Filling Station and Indo Zambia, has also been destroyed as owners and on-lookers watched hopelessly the inferno that started around 12:00 hours yesterday.

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In-depth Africa

PF is Corrupt, Breaking Electoral Rules with Impunity - Hichilema

United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema says the Patriotic Front is a corrupt regime which is very difficult to deal with. The opposition leader says this in the wake of three defeats in the recently held by elections and challenges President Michael Sata to dissolve parliament so Zambia can hold fresh elections and put an end to perpetual by-elections that has characterised the PF's rule since coming into power in 2011.

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Zambia: 'Involve Us in Screening of Security Guards'

THE Ministry of Home Affairs has advised security firms to engage it in the screening of security guards during recruitment exercises to prevent high crime rate involving security guards. This follows the arrest of a 24-year-old guard from Group 4 Security firm in Lusaka arrested last month in connection with theft of more than K120, 000 and US $200 at the Road Development Agency offices.

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Zambia: Govt to Recover K5 Million Collum Mine Debt

MINES Minister Christopher Yaluma says Government will recover the K5 million from Collum Coal Mining Industries Limited before selling the mine to another investor. The Government took over the Collum Mine in Sinazongwe District from the Chinese Company after persistent labour disputes with employees as and failure to comply with safety, health and environmental requirements.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

In-depth Africa

Muhabi Censures MMD official who urinated in council chamber

Movement for Multi-party Democracy National Secretary Muhabi Lungu has expressed shock and disappointment at the nuisance behavior of MMD Eastern Province youth chairperson Chembe Daka as reported in the media on Saturday 13th September 2014. Commenting on the matter, Mr. Lungu offered an unreserved apology to the nation in general and to the Chipata District Council in particular, for Mr. Daka's unbecoming behavior and assured the nation that the Provincial Disciplinary Committee was already handling the matter in accordance with the party's laid down disciplinary procedures.

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A Look At Equitable Allocation of CDF [column]

Last week's column looked at the challenges faced by rural constituencies in dealing with developmental activities compared to their counterparts in the urban setting. This time around, the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research presented a case study on the variables in resource allocation pertaining to Constituency Development Fund in the country and highlights several key issues.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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African Lead Mine Poisons Children

From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world's worst lead poisoning epidemics. The lowest blood lead levels in nearly 300 children we tested in July were around 35 micrograms per deciliter -- six times above the acceptable level in the United States.

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2nd Lady Tasks Artisans To Upgrade Skills

Matilda Amissah Arthur, wife of the Vice President, has challenged members of the Ghana National Association of Garages and other artisans to upgrade their skills to meet international standards or risk being kicked out of business. Mrs Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the launch of Skills Development Fund Grant Training on Auto Electronic Diagnostic Testing for about 1,500 artisans in the Western Region.

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Sharon company on a mission to help in Africa

It's a long way from Sharon, Wisconsin, to Zambia, Africa. But people at one local company are working to make that distance a little smaller and the sense of hope among African villagers a lot stronger.

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In-depth Africa

UPND Scoops Solwezi Central

The United Party for National Development has just registered its presence in North Western Province as the party scooped the Solwezi Central Constituency parliamentary seat. This was when not more than 10,000 out of the 52,900 registered voters turned up to cast their votes in the Solwezi polls.

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