RTAs Claim 400 People In 3 Months

The Zambia Police Service has disclosed that about 400 people died in 7,247 road traffic accidents recorded in the first three months of 2018. The 7,247 accidents recorded in the first quarter of 2018 represent an increase of 179 accidents … Continued

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The Zambia Police Service has disclosed that about 400 people died in 7,247 road traffic accidents recorded in the first three months of 2018. The 7,247 accidents recorded in the first quarter of 2018 represent an increase of 179 accidents compared to 7,068 road traffic accidents recorded during the same period in 2017. Exact number of deaths stand at 396 but the figures could be more if unaccounted deaths were factored. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says of the total number of accident recorded this year, 340 were fatal in which 396 people died compared to 480 deaths recorded in 343 fatal road traffic accidents during the first quarter of 2017. Katongo says this shows a decrease by 84 persons killed when compared to last year in the same period. She says 1,147 were serious road traffic accidents in which 673 persons were seriously injury during the period under review as compared to 1,187 persons seriously injured in 637 serious road traffic accidents recorded during the same period in 2017. Katongo adds that 1,960 people sustained minor injuries in 1,578 slight road traffic accidents during the first quarter of 2018 compared to 2,265 persons slightly injured in 1,264 slight road traffic accidents in the same period in 2017. She adds that the total number of casualties in the first quarter of 2018 is 3, 503 as compared to 3, 932 casualties in 2017. The post RTAs Claim 400 People In 3 Months appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Frank Bwalya Seeks Agric, Mining Opportunities For Zambia

Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia Frank Bwalya says Zambia’s standing in the international community has continued to rise owing to the good leadership of President Edgar Lungu. Bwalya made these remarks in a closed door meeting with Australia’s Governor General … Continued

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia Frank Bwalya says Zambia’s standing in the international community has continued to rise owing to the good leadership of President Edgar Lungu. Bwalya made these remarks in a closed door meeting with Australia’s Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove before he presented his credentials at Government House in Canberra today. He says President Lungu’s commitment to develop Zambia and offer its people a more dignified life needed to be matched with innovative economic diplomacy. Meanwhile, Bwalya says his tour of duty in Australia will be anchored on three pillars of education, agriculture and mining as ably guided by President Lungu. This is contained in a statement issued to QTV News by Press Secretary at Zambia’s high commission in Australia Godfrey Mulungushi. The post Frank Bwalya Seeks Agric, Mining Opportunities For Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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John Deere and Opportunity International Announce Competition for Digital Solutions to Farming

The following press release was distributed by Opportunity International: To commemorate a century of innovation in tractors, Opportunity International partner John Deere is hosting the John Deere ICT4D Application Development Competition to improve access to tractors for African farmers. They’re … Continued

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The following press release was distributed by Opportunity International: To commemorate a century of innovation in tractors, Opportunity International partner John Deere is hosting the John Deere ICT4D Application Development Competition to improve access to tractors for African farmers. They’re inviting developers from Africa to build the digital solutions that will shape the next century. Making use of agriculture and technology in creative and unconventional ways will help improve access to affordable mechanization services for smallholder farmers in Africa. This is important because the majority of the world’s poor share one profession: farming. Addressing the needs of smallholder farmers will have a long-term impact on poverty. The World Bank estimates that agricultural development is “two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the very poor than growth in other sectors.†Not only is this a high-impact sector, it’s also a large one. Farmers account for more than 30 percent of the global working-age population, and most of them live in poor countries. For example, Africa is home to a quarter of the world’s farmland, but generates only 10 percent of all crops produced globally. In Opportunity’s experience, most African farmers are operating at just 40 percent of their potential capacity. Crop production remains low because the majority of food producers are smallholder farmers who lack access to financial services, farming inputs such as improved seeds and fertilizers, agricultural training, fair crop markets, and mechanization, to transition from subsistence farming to economically and commercially active farming. We expect the competition to help shape and develop solutions for African farmers. It’s an important challenge that will have an impact on Africa. Since teamwork is a big part of what has made John Deere successful, they are looking for applications from teams of three (3) to five (5) people, with at least one female, to register and compete. Winners will be featured at the ICT4D 2018 Conference, attended by technology leaders from around the world. An esteemed team of judges will select (3) three finalists and announce the winning teams at the ICT4D 2018 Conference to be held in Lusaka, Zambia. The winning teams will receive USD$2,000, USD$1,000, and USD$500 for first, second and third place respectively. Applications are due here by April 19, 2018. The post John Deere and Opportunity International Announce Competition for Digital Solutions to Farming appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Madikizela-Mandela ‘Had No Direct Evidence’ That Journalists Were Spies

[News24Wire] Following an uproar over Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s allegations that a number of journalists were employed by the former apartheid government as spies, a transcript of her testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) shows t…

[News24Wire] Following an uproar over Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's allegations that a number of journalists were employed by the former apartheid government as spies, a transcript of her testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) shows that she didn't have any concrete evidence to back up her claims.

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Presidency Ordered to Pay Costs After Withdrawal of State Capture Appeal

[News24Wire] The Presidency has been ordered to pay costs, following the decision to withdraw the application for leave to appeal a High Court judgment related to the Public Protector’s report on state capture.

[News24Wire] The Presidency has been ordered to pay costs, following the decision to withdraw the application for leave to appeal a High Court judgment related to the Public Protector's report on state capture.

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Tear Gas and Stun Grenades Thrown At Protesting Hammanskraal Residents

[News24Wire] Protesting residents in Hammanskraal, in the north of Pretoria, clashed with police on Wednesday morning, and demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura listen to their pleas for service delivery.

[News24Wire] Protesting residents in Hammanskraal, in the north of Pretoria, clashed with police on Wednesday morning, and demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura listen to their pleas for service delivery.

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It Broke My ‘Spirit’ – Pensioner Devastated After City Housing Project Halted Due to Violence

[News24Wire] After her husband successfully put their names down for a house with the City of Cape Town’s housing department on April 10, 1990, Gladys Minords hoped that one day she would live in her own house. But that dream has been crushed after a h…

[News24Wire] After her husband successfully put their names down for a house with the City of Cape Town's housing department on April 10, 1990, Gladys Minords hoped that one day she would live in her own house. But that dream has been crushed after a housing project she was finally part of was halted.

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Mantsoe Admitted Killing Karabo Mokoena, Cop Tells Court

[News24Wire] A police official has told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that murder-accused Sandile Mantsoe admitted to him that he had killed his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.

[News24Wire] A police official has told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that murder-accused Sandile Mantsoe admitted to him that he had killed his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.

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Sadtu Free State Fights for Payment of Temporary Teachers and Allocations to Schools

[COSATU] The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Free State has waged a strong fight against the Treasury and the Education Department for not paying temporary teachers their January – March salaries and schools’ allocations for the 4th and 1st…

[COSATU] The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in Free State has waged a strong fight against the Treasury and the Education Department for not paying temporary teachers their January - March salaries and schools' allocations for the 4th and 1st Terms.

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