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Zambia freed 31 Chinese

Zambia freed 31 Chinese held for illegal mining: China
BEIJING – Dozens of Chinese nationals who had been held for illegal mining in Zambia have departed the African country to return home, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
China had complained that Zambia provided no strong evidence of crimes committed by the 31 arrested in the copperbelt town of Chingola, including a pregnant woman and two victims of malaria.
But Zambia’s immigration chief had told the media the Chinese would have to be deported for violating the law.
“After repeated representations by China’s Foreign Ministry and its embassy in Zambia, on the afternoon of June 6, the 31 Chinese citizens that had been seized and detained boarded a plane and left Zambia to return home,” ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.
In a letter, the 31 had expressed their “satisfaction” with the Chinese embassy’s efforts on their behalf, Hua told a regular news briefing.
Chinese companies have invested more than $1 billion in copper-rich Zambia, but there has been animosity, with some Zambian workers accusing firms of abuses and underpaying.
In 2012, Zambian miners killed a Chinese supervisor and seriously wounded another in a pay dispute at a coal mine. Zambian police charged two Chinese supervisors at the same coal mine with attempted murder two years earlier, after the shooting of 13 miners in a pay dispute.
Resource-hungry China is investing heavily in Africa, a supplier of oil and raw materials, such as copper and uranium, but critics have warned its companies take with them their poor track record on workers’ rights and environmental protection.

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SCORES and fixtures for todayByOsward kayange⚽

SCORES and fixtures for today

 

Fixtures

Premier League
POS SOUTHAMPTON
MANCHESTER UNITED
18:00

LIVERPOOL
BURNLEY
CAF Champions League
15:00 FERROVIÁRIO BEIRA
BYC
15:30 AL AHLI TRIPOLI
FUS RABAT
15:30 TP MAZEMBE
CAPS UNITED
16:30 COTONSPORT
CNAPS SPORT
16:30 LÉOPARDS DE DOLISIÉ
KEDUS GIORGIS
17:00 RIVERS UNITED
AL MERREIKH
18:00 GPA
VITA CLUB
18:00 ZAMALEK
ENUGU RANGERS
19:00 AL HILAL OMDURMAN
ASPL 2000
19:00 ETOILE DU SAHEL
TANDA
Serie A
13:30 SASSUOLO
BOLOGNA
16:00 CHIEVO
EMPOLI
16:00 FIORENTINA
CAGLIARI
16:00 INTERNAZIONALE
ATALANTA
16:00 NAPOLI
CROTONE
16:00 PESCARA
UDINESE
21:45 PALERMO
ROMA
CAF Confederation Cup
17:00 CLUB AFRICAIN
RSLAF
18:00 ASEC MIMOSAS
APEJES ACADEMY
18:15 AZAM
MBABANE SWALLOWS
18:30 AL AHLY SHENDI
SUPERSPORT UNITED
19:00 DJOLIBA
AL MASRY
21:00 MAGHREB FÈS
SPORTING GAGNOA
Cup
15:00 ACORNBUSH UNITED
CAPE TOWN CITY
15:00 DAYS
MBOMBELA UNITED
15:00 EC BEES
ORLANDO PIRATES
15:00 GOLDEN ARROWS
MARITZBURG UNITED
FA Cup
16:00 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
MILLWALL
Bundesliga
16:30 SCHALKE 04
AUGSBURG
18:30 HAMBURGER SV
BORUSSIA M’GLADBACH
Eredivisie
13:30 WILLEM II
PEC ZWOLLE
15:30 FEYENOORD
AZ
15:30 RODA JC
GRONINGEN
17:45 AJAX
TWENTE
Primeira Liga
18:00 BOAVISTA
MARÍTIMO
20:00 RIO AVE
MOREIRENSE
22:15 VITÓRIA GUIMARÃES
ESTORIL
Ligue 1
16:00 SAINT-ÉTIENNE
METZ
18:00 OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS
TOULOUSE
22:00 LORIENT
PSG
Premiership
14:00 CELTIC
RANGERS
Segunda División
21′
0 ALMERÍA
0 HUESCA
17:00 SEVILLA II
GIMNÀSTIC TARRAGONA
19:00 CÁDIZ
RAYO VALLECANO
19:00 REUS DEPORTIU
GIRONA
21:30 GETAFE
TENERIFE
Primera División
23′
0 REAL SOCIEDAD
0 ATHLETIC CLUB
17:15 DEPORTIVO LA CORUÑA
BARCELONA
19:30 CELTA DE VIGO
VILLARREAL
21:45 REAL MADRID
REAL BETIS
Serie B
16:00 NOVARA
PRO VERCELLI
16:00 TERNANA
TRAPANI
18:30 VICENZA
PISA

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ZAMBIA U20 1-0 SOUTH AFRICA U20 (AET): YOUNG CHIPOLOPOLO STUN AMAJITA IN 2017 U20 AFCON SEMISByOsward kayange⚽

ZAMBIA U20 1-0 SOUTH AFRICA U20 (AET): YOUNG CHIPOLOPOLO STUN AMAJITA IN 2017 U20 AFCON SEMIS


Zambia advanced to the 2017 U20 Afcon final after beating South Africa thanks to Edward Chilufya’s goal in extra-time
Zambia defeated South Africa 1-0 in the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final clash on Wednesday night.
As a result the Young Chipolopolo will now face the winner between Guinea and Senegal in the final on Sunday, while the losing team are scheduled to take on Amajita in the Third place match on the same day.
Thabo Senong, the Amajita head coach, made three changes from the side that beat Sudan’s Young Falcons of Jediane 3-1 in their final Group B encounter which was played in Ndola on Sunday.
Orlando Pirates duo Tercious Malepe and Sandile Mthethwa started in the central defence, while Portugal-based striker Luther Singh, who had scored four goals in the tournament, was positioned in the left wing.
They faced a much-fancied Young Chipolopolo side which had won all of their three Group A matches. The Zambians had also defeated Amajita 2-1 in the 2016 U20 Cosafa Cup final last December.
But Amajita had a lively start into the match with the team enjoying more possession and they were first to threaten within the first 10 minutes of the game.
Notha Ngcobo whipped in a dangerous curling corner-kick into the Young Chipolopolo box and goalkeeper Mangani Banda did brilliantly to punch the ball away from danger.
As the game progressed the Young Chipolopolo, who are coached by Beston Chambeshi, began to take control of the match, but Amajita looked solid at the back and also dangerous on the counter attack.
A quick move in the 20th minute saw two Young Chipolopolo defenders fouling Amajita’s targetman Khanyiso Mayo on the edge of the box and Singh fired over the crossbar from the resultant free-kick.
Both teams were struggling to create clear-cut chances – relying too much on set-pieces and Amajita keeper Mondli Mpoto did well to gather a dangerous curling corner-kick in the 35th minute.
Nevertheless, the two sides were unable to score in the first-half and the score was 0-0 at the interval. Amajita and the Young Chipolopolo had cancel each other out in a lively first-half.
Senong made a tactical change eight minutes after restart introducing an attacking midfielder Kobamelo Kodisang for Mayo, who had lacked support upfront as a lone striker.
The tournament’s top goalscorer, Singh, moved into the targetman role just ahead of three attacking midfielders Sibongakonke Mbatha, Grant Margeman and Kodisang.
A good move by Amajita led to Kodisang playing a low free-kick into the Young Chipolopolo box in search of Singh in the 65th minute, but the ball was too close to keeper Banda, who gathered with ease.
The shot-stopper was also called into action two minutes later as Amajita continued to search for the opening goal. Teboho Mokoena forced Banda into a fine save from a well-taken free-kick.
Kodisang’s introduction seemed to have rejuvenated Amajita with Mthethwa and Mbatha missing glorious opportunities just before the 70th minute with the Young Chipolopolo defence exposed.
But the momentum was with the Young Chipolopolo in the dying minutes with Ngcobo’s clearance hitting the upright, before Mpoto denied Patson Daka and the match ended goalless in regulation time and extra-time followed.
The tournament hosts continued their dominance in extra-time with Mpoto denying Young Chipolopolo forward Enock Mwepu in the first-half of extra-time with the Amajita defence caught ball watching.
The pressure paid off for Chambeshi’s side three minutes into the second-half of extra-time when Edward Chilufya rose highest to head home from Prosper Chiluya’s free-kick to seal a 1-0 win to Zambia.

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Malawi has made a cut into the top ten countries that have seen an incessant rise in life expectancy since the year 2000.

Malawi has made a cut into the top ten countries that have seen an incessant rise in life expectancy since the year 2000.

This is according to a recent report on life expectancy by medical journal The Lancet in its study which looks at changes in bad health years since 2000 to see where people are living a longer, healthier life.
‘’When we deduct healthy life expectancy from actual life expectancy, we see the average amount of years someone can expect to live in bad health – or ‘Bad Health Years,’’ reads an introduction of the report.
Bad Health Years emanate from subtracting from the life expectancy.
Malawi has one of the biggest increasing life expectancy levels.
Interestingly, all the ten nations are found in Africa.
Malawi is on the list alongside Niger, Ethiopia, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
“This is as a result of ‘great progress in health and development since the turn of the century,” the report says.
The report however notes that nearly every country on the planet has seen an increase in life expectancy since the beginning of the 21st century.
Only two nations did not register an improvement in life expectancy: Iraq and Syria. Life expectancy in Iraq stagnated, while in Syria it has decreased by 3 years.
In the study, the journal makes mention that life expectancy is used to measure the number of years a person can expect to live in good health, taking social and economic factors into account alongside disease and disability rates.
Swift internet searches reveal that life expectancy in Africa has increased by 9.4 years since 2000 due to several factors, including improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control and expanded access to antiretroviral treatment.
Malawi’s levels go up to +15 with Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Uganda all squaring up for 18.
Niger and Congo are at +12 while Tanzania is at +13 and Zimbabwe at 14.
There have been -9 Bad Health Years in Malawi since the year 2000, according to the report.
By 2012, internet results show that life expectancy in Malawi was at 54.72 years.
According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data published in 2015, life expectancy in Malawi is: male 56.7, female 59.9 and total life expectancy is 58.3 which gives Malawi a World Life Expectancy ranking of 165.
A report published by the Financial Times in 2016 said that Malawi had been on the lead in Africa with life expectancy.
It indicated that life expectancy at birth rose 42 per cent from 44.1 years in 2000 to 62.7 in 2014, according to data from the World Bank.
Malawi’s top 50 causes of death, according to worldlifeexpectancy.com are HIV/AIDS – which places Malawi on position 8 on world rankings for causes of deaths; Stroke, Influenza and Pneumonia, Coronary Heart Disease, Diarrhoeal diseases, Malaria, Cervical Cancer, Malnutrition among others.
HIV/AIDS for example causes up to 29.32% of deaths in Malawi while Malaria accounts for 6.81% of deaths.

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Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF), a government agency, has told Members of Parliament (MPs) in Malawi under the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Irrigation and Food Security who are investigating the procurement process of maize from Zambia, that State-produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) lied on contracts.

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Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF), a government agency, has told Members of Parliament (MPs) in Malawi under the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Irrigation and Food Security who are investigating the procurement process of maize from Zambia, that State-produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) lied on contracts.
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James Chirwa, executive director of ZCF testified before the Malawi parliamentary inquiry members in Lusaka on Wednesday that they have been following submission of Admarc boss Foster Mulumbe to the inquiry but noted that he has said lies one too many.

Committee co-chair Kamlepo Kalua is on record to have warned Mulumbe that he was under oath and would be dealt with accordingly if he gave false information to the inquiry.

Chirwa also gave credence to allegations of corruption element and misprocurement when he disclosed that Admarc is the one that proposed the $345 price tag for maize per metric tonne.

Mulumbe told the MPs however that: “The $215 per tonne cost was calculated as delivery from the northeast of Zambia while $345 per tonne was for Lilongwe delivery which Admarc opted for.”

Parliamentary Committee chairperson Joseph Chidanti-Malunga disclosed that ZCF has also disowned a tax invoice for clearing over 1,000 metric tonnes of the grain, saying it did not originate from ZCF and may have been forged.

Malunga said during the hearing with ZFC, they have found “a number of massive discrepancies”.

He said there were “fake documents” which were presented to Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).

“Basically, forged and fake documents were used to pre-clear the 100,000 metric tonnes,” Malunga said.

He also said Malawi High Commission in Lusaka was sidelined in the procurement as officials from the mission said Admarc made its visits without its knowledge.

ZCF also denied claims by Admarc that 45 tonnes of maize said to have been rotten at Chilambula Depot was sent back to ZCF, saying they never received any maize that was rejected.

The maize purchase deal is currently marred with controversy regarding contractual issues involving Admarc which claimed it is buying the staple grain from ZCF but documents show that Admarc is actually using a private Zambian company, Kaloswe Commuter and Courier Limited as a broker of the maize deal.

The MPs will meet Kaloswe on Thursday and also hear from whistle blower Saviour Chishimba, a Zambian opposition leader.

Malawi obtained $40 million loan facility from PTA Bank for Admarc to buy maize.