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1. In Zambia, a lot of strange things take place and what is strange is not that strange things take place per se, but that no one raises eye brows or indeed asks any questions why such strange things happen; that is what is really strange! 2. For a long time now, whenever the government wants to point to its ...
University of Pretoria law professor Michelo Hansungule has vowed to continue speaking against human rights abuses and other malpractices in Zambia and says he won't be silenced by Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba. In a lengthy post, in which he apologised for the ...

The Human Rights Commission has demanded that police should charge New Labour Party leader Fresher Siwale or release him. This is after Mr Siwale spent his third night in police custody after police detained following his allegations that President Edgar Lungu is not a Zambian. Human Rights ...
The 55 year old was one of Zambia's richest businessmen and the country's second largest cattle rancher before turning his hand to politics. Now he leads the United party for National Development, which lost the 2016 elections by the slimmest of margins: the party was less than 100 000 votes short out of ...
Rating agency Fitch says the uncertainty surrounding Zambia's IMF programme and the recent First Quantum tax bill show key challenges facing Zambia. In a note, Fitch says dispute over tax bill presented to First Quantum Minerals Ltd could discourage foreign investors. Fitch reiterates that an IMF ...
The family of the First President Kenneth Kaunda has distanced itself from any involvement or participation in a birthday bash intended for their Father being organised by the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM). Speaking to ZANIS in a telephone interview this morning, family representative Tilyenji ...

A total of 20,270 Congolese refugees have arrived Zambia between 1 January 2017 and 16 April 2018, bringing the total number of registered Congolese refugees in Zambia to 41,950 (12,895 households), of which 5,324 have been identified as vulnerable. Of the 20,270 new arrivals, Nchelenge hosts ...
Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has commended the Japanese government for the help towards infrastructure development in the country. Ms. Sumaili said that government is thankful for the help and support Japan offers to the people of Zambia in areas of human ...
Zambia's Bishop of Monze Diocese who is also the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops' (ZCCB) Director for Communications, Bishop Moses Hamungole has opened a meeting of Africa's Secretaries General with a call for them to read widely; be up-to-date with current issues and provide competent ...
Tennis star Roger Federer has described his four day stay in Zambia as exciting. The 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer arrived in Zambia on Sunday to check on how is his Foundation is doing. The Roger Federer Foundation (RFF) began its work in Zambia in August 2011, aiming to provide ...
For the first time ever, the Castle Lite Unlocks came to Zambia last month with a show at Levy Mall in Lusaka featuring the multi-talented hitmaker Nasty C. ... to bring the experience to countries such as Zambia, with headlining acts from African countries,” Castle Lite brand manager Thelma Kaonga said.
He said the continued holding of emerald auctions locally by Gemcanton and other firms was a sign of investor confidence in Zambia's economy. "The auction also signifies the potential of gemstones to generate revenue for the country other than the traditional copper asset. "Mining has been and will ...
First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda says there is need for decent shelter in Zambia in order to achieve development as a country. Dr. Kaunda says this is because poor housing exposes people to structural vices associated with poverty which is a threat to not only human security but national ...
ZAMBIA has again recorded a trade surplus for second time this year valued at K632.7 million while inflation has slightly increased by 0.3 percentage ... CSO acting director of census and statistics Goodson Sinyenga however, said Zambia's trade surplus decreased by 8.9 percent from K694 million in ...
Zambian football was omitting an indescribable buzz in April 1993. It was the circumstance of a half-decade in which the Zambian game had shed its cape of anonymity and risen to prominence. At the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Seoul 1988, a Kalusha Bwalya hat-trick had propelled them to a 4-0 ...
Roger Federer may be skipping the clay season (again), but that doesn't mean he isn't keeping busy. The world No. 2 took his first-ever trip to Zambia to visit a few Roger Federer Foundation community school programs. His charity helps children who live in poverty-stricken countries get an education.
The last time I spoke to Hakainde Hichilema, he was trapped in a panic room in his Lusaka home. Dozens of riot police had stormed the opposition leader's house in a violent predawn raid, and were now waiting outside to arrest him — or worse. “This guy, [President Edgar] Lungu, wants to kill me,” he said, ...

... while Chishimba Kambwili National Democratic Front candidate is in distant second with a paltry 22 votes. The NDC has relegated the UPND, whose candidate managed 19 votes, into third place. Early results may suggest the tribal voting pattern will still haunt Zambia the opposition UPND is expected to ...
LUSAKA, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Stakeholders in Zambia on Tuesday received a call by authorities to introduce aptitude testing of teachers to be recruited this year. Stanley Mhango, Chairperson of the Teaching Service Commission, a government entity regulating the teaching profession, said recently that ...
Justice Minister Given Lubinda has assured the international community that Zambia is not headed for an impeachment crisis. Mr. Lubinda waved off concerns regarding a pending impeachment vote in Parliament when he spoke to international media in London following the conclusion of the ...
Although Zambia has generally been mentioned among countries with the fastest growing population in the world, the number of children per woman ... Infertility in Zambia also accounts for 10 to 15 per cent of the outpatient gynecology clinic attendance in Zambia according to the ministry of Health.
THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has said that Zambia is among the top countries leading in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP representative Mandisa Mashalongo said Zambia was doing well regarding the implementation of the SDGs.
Legendary kalindula musician Philipo Chimbini will take place at Chingola Road Cemetery in Kitwe. Chimbini's promoter alderman Patrick Tembo confirmed to Radio Icengelo News that the family has announced that burial will be held today. Chimbini, who was born in 1944, had been battling stroke prior ...
The ruling PF emerged as big winners in local government by elections held on Tuesday retaining all the nine in PF strongholds while grabbing four out of seven wards in UPND strongholds. The PF has grabbed Kalilele, Mushindano and Kanongo in North Western province. Other wards are Lealui in ...
The ruling Patriotic Front has swept majority of the seats in the ward by-elections held Tuesday across the country. Unofficial results indicate the PF had picked good margins in the Northern and Eastern block. As well as Ntumbachushi, the PF has bagged Shiwang'andu with preliminary results reading PF ...
"Plant A Million is a joint public-private tree planting initiative that is promoting a tree-based economy and sustainable development through local school and community participation," Chibesakunda told IPS. "This initiative focuses on developing the future of Zambia with the full set of skills and know how, ...
Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan entertainer, comedian, and actress Anne Kansiime flies to Zambia today for a series of shows and promotions activities. Zambia awaits the Ugandan for a show dubbed 'Laughter in the City' set for Friday at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
A Maine high school student who fled his native Zambia says the experience of participating in a national spoken poetry competition was "heaven" even though he didn't advance. Deering High School junior Allan Monga had to go to court to become one of 53 participants on Tuesday in the national Poetry ...
Talk that which is constructive than being triblists who want to govern the country through divide and rule.you are not a special tribe in zambia,one ... Pf nankwe nankwe lero tuzawina, upnd change president to rule Zambia, what kind of a person who does not want to show show just a smile on his face!
Greetings to you ADMIN. Please post for me. Did you know? Zambia recorded about 29 000 divorce cases in the year 2017. This must not surprise us because we know the reason. Our generation has lost tradition and culture. We have no regard for our roots because technology and Western culture has ...
The international data breach scandal involving UK company Cambridge Analytica has reached Zambia, as newly leaked documents appear to indicate that presidential contender Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) may have hired the firm in the 2016 election.
Verve International has signed a partnership agreement with the United Bank for Africa to deliver cost-effective prepaid cards to farmers under the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture's FISP programme. It was gathered that as part of the partnership deal, UBA will issue Verve prepaid cards in the next season of ...
In a statement made available to the Weekend Mail, GOtv Zambia Limited is said to be delighted to have received Zambia Information Communication and Technology Authority's (ZICTA's) notification of the award of a network licence as Zambia's private signal distributor. “GOtv Zambia Limited together with ...
Every year, Gospelink brings the Voices of Zambia to the United States to minister to churches. This musical group from Ambassador International University in Zambia will share music, testimony and a biblically based missions message. Members will sing songs in English and also in some of the local ...
As many correctly guessed, the minister serving in President Edgar Lungu's Cabinet who inspired last week's column, 'Crisis? What Crisis?', did not respond to my article that discussed the form, content and degree of Zambia's ongoing national predicament. It may be that he has little to say or that his ...
On 21st of March 2018, Mr Kazala obtained yet another exparte order before the Kitwe High Court compelling the Football Association of Zambia to comply with provisions of the CAS award. It was noted however that said award included some reliefs which had not been granted in the CAS award and ...
FILE: President Edgar Lungu congratulates State of Israel Ambassador to Zambia Gershon Kedar after he presented a letter of credence at State House. ... Israel's Minister of Defence and that country's second most powerful man Avigdor Lieberman visited Zambia this month as a special envoy of Prime ...
Early this year, Zambia experienced continuous heavy rains which resulted to floods, causing significant damages and losses. On Wednesday, 21st February 2018 districts of Petauke and Chama were reported to be flooded. These floods washed away a bridge connecting Lundazi and Chama districts ...
The Head of State said this at State House today when he received letters of credence from ambassadors designate accredited to Zambia. President Lungu stated that Zambia has over the years shared warm relations with all the respective countries in various sectors of development such as health, ...
Standard Chartered Bank in conjunction with Liverpool Football Club have brought former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar in Zambia for the standard chartered tournament to be played at Falls View Arena in Lusaka. Grobbelaar, upon arriving in Zambia at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport ...
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, NAC Director of Policy and Planning John Mwale said that it is important that Zambians okay the draft National Health Bill so that Zambia can afford to purchase ARVs. Mr. Mwale added that about 80 percent support on the purchases of ARVs comes from the ...
And Dr. Simwinga has commended Zambia's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde and his staff for the good work they are doing to raise the Zambian flag high in Economic and Political Diplomacy in the United Kingdom and other countries of extra accreditation.
MINES Minister Richard Musukwa has warned that idle licenses that were issued to either small or large-scale miners will be revoked. And Musukwa says Government will implement a framework to facilitate market linkages to assist small-scale miners and prevent them from being continuously exploited.
Mounting pressure related to corruption allegations over Zambia's digital migration project has forced the government to source a new public signal distributor. China's TopStar Technologies was selected to fulfil the role of both service provider and public signal distributor for the project, something the ...
According to the document, the motion was expected to be moved by UPND parliamentary Chief Whip Garry Nkombo and seconded by the ruling Patriotic Front's Chishimba Kambwili. Kambwili was arrested on Thursday by Zambia's Anti-Corruption Commission on charges of corruption, which included ...
Midfielder Enock Mwepu has revealed that Chipolopolo are very relieved to have beaten Zimbabwe on Wednesday and qualified for Saturday's Four-Nations Finals. Chipolopolo rallied twice in a dramatic semifinal clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola that sparked with goals in the second half when ...
He declined to speculate on the possible outcome of Zambia's review of the latest claim, which involves more than 23,000 documents and could take up to six months. The bill comprises $150 million in higher import duties, $2.1 billion in penalties and $5.7 billion in interest, First Quantum said. It relates to ...
Lazarous Kambole scored the winning penalty for Zambia on Wednesday to set up a crunchy encounter against South Africa in the final of the four team tournament after coming on as a substitute to score a last gasp equaliser and force the match to penalties. This comes barely four days after he scored the ...
The Zambia Police Command has been urged to establish their presence in all the chiefdoms across the country in order to fight Gender Based Violence (GBV). Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Martin Malama says having the police existence in all the 288 chiefdoms will ease the burden that victims of ...
Zambia Railways Limited plans to overhaul its railway system on the Copperbelt while new tracks will also be constructed in new mine areas to facilitate the smooth flow of heavy cargo. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Musonda says this is for the effective implementation of a Statutory Instrument compelling transporters ...


 

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