The Pain’s Getting Worse for Zambia as Eurobond Yields Hit 10%

INVESTOR concerns about Zambia show no sign of abating. Yields on the Southern African copper producer’s 2027 Eurobonds have risen to 10 percent for the first time in almost 18 months. That’s exacerbated the pain for holders: with losses of 11 percent ...

Nemanja Matic: Man Utd ‘can fight for Premier League & Champions League with right signings’

Manchester United can “fight for the title and the Champions League” with the right signings this summer, says midfielder Nemanja Matic. United lost the FA Cup final 1-0 to Chelsea on Saturday and finished second in the Premier League, 19 points behind Manchester City. That came after spending £148m on transfers last summer, including big-money

Janet Jackson rails against abuse in awards speech

Janet Jackson made her stance on the #MeToo movement clear as she won the Icon prize at the Billboard awards. “I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” she said. “At long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or

Hugh Grant to marry for the first time

He’s been referred to as one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors but Hollywood star Hugh Grant is finally tying the knot. The Four Weddings and a Funeral and Paddington star is set to wed the mother of three of his children, Swedish TV producer, Anna Eberstein. A photograph of the wedding banns has been

Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect ‘was rejected’ by victim Shana Fisher

The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter Shana Fisher had endured “four months of problems from this boy”. “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told

Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis turnout was low. The National Electoral Council (CNE) put it at just 46% but the opposition alleges it was even lower. The main

Finnish govt commends Zambia for promoting regional integration

The Finnish Government has commended the Zambian government for promoting regional integration as the country embarks on the industrialization agenda. The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Secretary of State-Development Policy, Elina Kalkku encouraged the Zambian government to expand the market access for its products and services through promotion of regional integration. Mrs Kalkku

About 1, 991 children have been registered for birth certificates

Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) Programme Officer Andisen Zulu says about 1, 991 children have been registered for birth certificates in Lusaka Province under the children welfare hubs project. Early this month, the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the children welfare hubs project

Hunger looming in Katyetye Chiefdom

Chief Katyetye of the Tambo speaking people of Isoka District says hunger is looming in his chiefdom arising from the hiccups encountered in the implementation of the e-voucher system under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). The Traditional Leader has told QTV News that farmers received the inputs very late, some as late as March

Zambia asks Commonwealth to pool resources for Non Communicable Diseases

Zambia has called on the Commonwealth to pool resources for a collective campaign against Non Communicable Diseases. Zambia is experiencing an epidemiological transition culminating in a complex dual burden of disease of Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases. Minister of health Dr Chitalu Chilufya said this during the Commonwealth Ministers of Health meeting on Non Communicable

Chingangu pleads not guilty to two counts of theft

Former national boxing heavyweight champion Joseph Chingangu has pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft from a motor vehicle and Assault Occasioning actual bodily harm in Lusaka magistrate court In the first  count , Chingangu  on May 7th, 2018 in Lusaka district is alleged to have stolen two suitcases  containing clothes altogether valued at K1,440

Female students counselled: Don’t be teacher’s mattress

By SYLVESTER MWALE – MULUNGUSHI University Vice-Chancellor Hellicy Ng’ambi has advised incoming students to tell off teachers and lecturers seeking sexual favours to avoid ruining their future and that of the country. Prof Ng’ambi said during Open Day on Friday that male lecturers and teachers would always want to trade good marks with sex, but

More bite than bark, please!

CRIME should never be allowed to thrive in a civilized society. The rise of gangster life in Kitwe with at least four youths rivals gangs makes very sad reading is a matter that should have been controlled well over 20 years ago. Youths should at all times be encouraged to work hard so that they

Kambwili suffers another political blow

By CHILA NAMAIKO  – THE opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has continued to suffer setbacks with the latest being six members of the provincial and district executive committees in Northern province who have defected to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF). The six were led by former NDC Kasama District vice chairperson Kelvin Phiri, who resigned

Grieving father’s regret….Father of female cop slain by suicide Kabwe soldier rues allowing marriage

By SYLVESTER MWALE  – THE grieving father of the 33-year-old police woman shot dead by her husband at Kabwe’s Chindwin Barracks last Thursday says he regrets sanctioning her marriage to the soldier because he had betrayed a violent side even before he married his daughter. Moses Mulombwa, a retired police officer himself, told the Times

Pilato granted a K 30,000 bail

MUSICIAN Fumba Chama popularly known Pilato has been granted bail by a Lusaka Magistrate following his arrest at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport  on May 16th, 2018, upon arrival from South Africa where he was in self-imposed exile following threat...

Chanda urge candidates to embrace peace towards Chilanga by elections

New Congress Party Leader Peter Chanda has called on political parties to campaign freely and express their opinions without fear ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary by-elections in Chilanga. Mr. Chanda says there is need for all political parties taking part in the by-election to preach the gospel of peace and unity. He has told QTV

Ngwale praise President Lungu

Senior Blind Citizen Elijah Ngwale has praised President Edgar Lungu for his commitment  to the rights of people living with disabilities. And Mr. Ngwale has urged Zambians not to discriminate against persons with disabilities and consider them as equals in society. He says the constitution of  Zambia in its founding values and principles recognizes the

PEP calls for a fresh impeachment motion of President Lungu

Patriots for Economic Progress (pep) Party Leader Sean Tembo has called upon the united party for national development (UPND) to consider laying a fresh motion of impeachment against president as soon as parliament reconvenes In June. Mr. Tembo says the party has been studying the issue of the acquisition of land and intentions to build

Street Vendors warned against going back to trade on the streets

Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has warned of stern action against street vendors who are currently making advances and maneuvers to resume trading in the central business district especially in the late afternoon. Mr. Mwale has warned street vendors to keep away and stay in the markets where stands have been allocated. Mr. Mwale has

Doctors nod marijuana

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka VARIOUS stakeholders have welcomed Government’s plans to explore cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes with a call to ensure that measures are put in place to prevent abuse of the herb.Government will consider legalising...

Here is your word for today: Genesis 41:16

Good Morning Mwebantu, Here is your word for today: Verse: Genesis 41:16 “It is not in me; God will give…” – There are some things that we do not have the answers for. – But God, Who knows all things, can give the answers ...

NHI gets Commonwealth approval

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka COMMONWEALTH Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended Government for coming up with the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme because it is a key ingredient to achieving universal health coverage in Zambia.Ms Scotland...

Livingstone Central Hospital to start Prosthetics training

The Livingstone Central Hospital is in the process of starting the first ever Prosthetics and Orthotics training school in the country to help improve the number of trained personnel in the field. Prosthetics and orthotics are clinical disciplines that...

Cattle rustlers jailed 5 years

CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe A 25-YEAR-OLD man of Kapiri Mposhi has been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour for conniving with his friend to steal and sell his father’s cow worth K4,500.Lumwaya Pondala, son of headman Chapanga, stole the ani...

Buffaloes dim Zesco

ALEX NJOVU, Edwin Imboela Stadium, Lusaka BUFFALOES 2 ZESCO 0 GREEN Buffaloes yesterday showed eagerness to end a 37-year wait for a Super Division title when they edged champions Zesco United, who played 69 minutes without coach George Lwandamina on t...

A safe maternity in the interior

MWAPE MWENYA, Lundazi AFTER almost losing her 19-year-old daughter because of heavy bleeding two years ago, Blessings Phiri has vowed never to allow traditional birth attendants to deliver her grandchildren at home.She has made a decision to always see...

FAZ boss Spain-bound to check on Wada course

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) will send a delegation led by president Andrew Kamanga and technical director Moses Sichone to Spain to check on the facilities and course programme before national team coach Wedson Nyiren...

Pastoral solidarity across Africa

CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Livingstone THE customised Bemba idiom “Mu church nimu chuba ndoshi” aptly portrays the church as a possible safe haven for harbouring practitioners of witchcraft, among other evil doings.This is a signal enough that the church, which ...

‘Mungwi to be agricultural hub’

KALONDE NYATI, Mungwi MALOLE Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Yaluma says Mungwi is poised to become an agricultural hub when road projects being implemented in the area are completed. Mr Yaluma, who is also Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industr...