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What happened at the PF secretariat on Saturday should be the last test for Inspector General of Police, President Lungu says

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the violence that happened at the Patriotic Front Secretariat on Saturday where some journalists were injured is the last test for Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja.

President Lungu says harassment of the media is criminal and anyone perpetuating the vice should be arrested.

He says times have changed where the media was being viewed as an enemy of the state and should now be viewed as key partners in development.

Addressing this year’s World Press Freedom Day under the theme “Information as a Public Good,” the Head of State reiterated his Government’s commitment towards Press Freedom and urged the media to remain truthful as the country heads towards the August polls.

And the President who acknowledged the challenges that the media has faced with the advent of social media said professional journalists have the responsibility of upholding the ethics of journalism.

And Chairperson of Technical Working Group of the Media Liaison Committee Ernest Chanda bemoaned the hostile conditions that the media has suffered under the PF regime.

Meanwhile, UNESCO Country Secretary-General Dr. Charles Ndakala expressed concern that journalists have continued to be killed for merely doing their works.

And US Embassy, Charge De Affairs David Young says the government should ensure that Journalists are protected before, during, and after the 12th August general elections this year.

Mr.Young has noted with sadness that Journalists continue to be attacked by political cadres despite several assurances from the government that they will be protected.

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FA Cup Final : Foxes to give Chelsea the Blues?

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FA Cup Final : Foxes to give Chelsea the Blues?

  • FA Cup final Available to all DStv packages and GOtv Plus at no extra cost!
  • This weekend SuperSport turns up the football fever as all active DStv customers as well as GOtv Plus customers score big with a coveted “all-access” pass to enjoy a front-row view of the final of the most celebrated football cup competitions .

SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to the final of the world’s oldest knockout football competition, the FA Cup, which will see Chelsea and Leicester City meet at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London on the evening of Saturday 15 May 2021.

And for this FA Cup final only, the match will be available to Access and Plus customers on SuperSport Football and SuperSport Maximo 360.

SuperSport is your #HomeOfFootball and the ultimate destination for lovers of ‘The Beautiful Game’.

Chelsea, as eight-time winners of the FA Cup (most recently in 2018), will come into this clash with both the historical pedigree and the status as favourites, given the excellence they have shown across all competitions under manager Thomas Tuchel – including the ousting of Manchester City in the semifinals.

“We are very happy with the performance [in the FA Cup] and it will be a huge boost for our self-confidence and for our progression for our development because we arrived also with a young team and young players,” said Tuchel. “It’s important to have these experiences together and the most important now is to enjoy it today, let the players feel it.”

Leicester, meanwhile, have reached the FA Cup final for the first time in more than half a century and will be hoping to win the competition for the first time ever, having been runners-up no less than four times: 1949, 1961, 1963 and 1963.

“It’s amazing. The club have been waiting a long time to get to the final. I thought we deserved it,” said Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers. “It’s a massive achievement, but we have to be hungry and keep pushing. We’re embracing the challenge. It’s going to be a privilege to lead the team out in the final. I’m delighted for the players as they’ve shown that they’re constantly learning.”

Key players

Mason Mount – The Blues’ midfield dynamo has grown into a key figure this season, thriving both under former manager Frank Lampard and new boss Thomas Tuchel. The youngster’s passing range, energy and keen eye for goal make him a threat through all phases of play.

Kelechi Iheanacho – The Nigerian has scored four goals in the FA Cup thus far, making him the co-top-scorer for 2020-21. Iheanacho has been in brilliant form since the turn of the year and could be the difference between Leicester suffering another cup disappointment or lifting the trophy for the first time.

Head-to-head stats

In head-to-head stats, Chelsea and Leicester have met in 118 matches across all competitions since the first clash back in 1905. The Blues have claimed 57 wins compared to 27 for the Foxes, while 34 games have been drawn.

The teams last met in the FA Cup last season, with Chelsea winning a quarterfinal clash 1-0 at the King Power Stadium in June 2020. Ross Barkley netted the decisive goal for the Blues, who went on to reach the final but lost to Arsenal.

Battles to watch

Thomas Tuchel v Brendan Rodgers – Both managers will be hunting their first major trophy in English football. Tuchel’s tactical approach, which is all about control and discipline, may see Rodgers adopt a counter-attacking set-up which plays to their speed and directness.

 

Thiago Silva v Jamie Vardy – Two veterans of the game will be set for a key battle which will go a long way in deciding this clash. If Vardy can use his pace and movement to drag Silva out of position, then the likes of James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho could benefit.

 

N’Golo Kante v James Maddison – Kante’s energy and enthusiasm are tough to get around, but Maddison has the intelligence both on and off the ball to find space and influence play, with Leicester hoping he can pull the strings in attack.

 

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv can see all their favourite stars from the African continent dominating FA Cup pitches across England.

 

Don’t miss the 2020-21 football season on SuperSport on DStv. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

 

Match broadcast details

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Saturday 15 May

18:30: Chelsea v Leicester City – LIVE on SuperSport Premier League and SuperSport Football

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Zambia’s Ambassador To Turkey, Dr. Joseph Chilengi dies

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ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Dr. Joseph Chilengi has died.

Ambassador Chilengi died on Tuesday 11th May, 2021 at 22:35 hours at Güven Hospital in Ankara where he was receiving medical attention. He was 61 years old.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia Hon. Joseph Malanji M.P announced the sad development in Lusaka.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of our Ambassador accredited to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Dr. Joseph Chilengi after a short illness,” Hon. Malanji said.

The Minister regretted the sad loss of Ambassador Chilengi stating that he had worked very hard to promote bilateral and trade relations between the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Turkey.

The Minister expressed his condolences to the family of Ambassador Chilengi.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will announce the funeral arrangements in due course.

His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia appointed and later swore in Ambassador Chilengi as Zambia’s envoy to the Republic of Turkey in January 2018.

Prior to that, Ambassador Chilengi served as the Presiding Officer of the African Union Economic, Social & Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) and was instrumental in ensuring that Zambia hosted its Secretariat.

May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

This is according to a press statement issued by Chansa Kabwela, Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lusaka.

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President Edgar Lungu opens David Livingstone Memorial Site Information Centre

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says there is urgent need for the ministry of Tourism and Art to start the process of having the Kasanka national park recognised as a world heritage site.

He said the national park is a tourist attraction as it hosts the largest bat immigration in the world.

The President said this when he opened the recently constructed visitor information centre at David Livingstone Memorial Site in memory and honour of Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone in Chitambo.

He commended the ministry for putting up infrastructure at the heritage site, which he said is in tandem with the strategic direction outlined in the Zambia tourism masterplan.
President Lungu said the information centre and supporting facilities will attract more tourists to the historical place and enrich the visitor experience for both local and foreign tourists.

“The idea of establishing a visitor’s information centre at this memorial site is, therefore, an important step in the right direction. This information centre should become a place of great learning, not only about Dr Livingstone, but also about the country we now call Zambia and the Zambian people who welcomed and facilitated dr. Livingstone’s travels across our country,” he said.

The President said government recognises tourism as an economic sector with the potential to stimulate economic growth.
He said tourism also creates socio-economic benefits in the form of foreign exchange earnings, income generation, employment opportunities, rural development and entrepreneurship.

“I am confident that the visitor’s information centre I am officially opening today will play a major role in increasing the length of stay of tourists. I am aware that this site is part of the tourism circuit, encompassing other tourist attractions such as the Kundalila waterfalls, Mukuku bridge and the Nsalu caves. There is also the Kasanka National Park, which is host to the largest bat migration in the world, a spectacle indeed,” the President said.

(Picture by State House)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

15 May 2021, 3:29 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

92,409 Total Cases
1,260 Deaths
90,777 Recovered

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