13 bridges were completely washed in Sinazongwe

Sinazongwe district council chairperson Alick Muleya has disclosed that about 13 bridges where completely washed away by the heavy down pours which the area experienced during the 2017-2018 rainy season. Mr. Muleya has told q-news that this means that most of the areas are likely to be cut off from the rest of district during

Director’s Tesla bursts into flames in LA

A Tesla car driven by British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames in Los Angeles, his US actress wife has said. Mary McCormack tweeted a dramatic video of the incident earlier this week. “No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him

Swiss hold favourites Brazil after Coutinho stunner

Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don. The five-time champions, so often lauded for their flair, failed to sparkle after Philippe Coutinho’s superbly curled opener on 20 minutes. Tite’s side – with Gabriel Jesus and

Cosmas Chileshe weds Maureen Nkandu

Former Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) employee Cosmas Chileshe who divorced his wife has married his long-time girlfriend Veteran Broadcaster Maureen Nkandu. Pastor Chileshe has been at the centre of a social media blaze in the past few months after he reportedly abandoned his wife of 12 years and mother of his four children. And

Kalaba Linked DP De-registered

The Harry Kalaba aligned Democratic Party (DP) has officially been de-registered by the Registrar of Societies. Party spokesperson Judith Kabemba has confirmed the development stating that the move taken is illegal and will be challenged in court. The Democratic Party … Continued

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UPND Blames G12 Certificate Clause for Defecting Councillors

The opposition UPND has been lamenting the exodus of councillors with Kasempa District chairman Davison Wahuna saying economic reasons were the major reason. Wahuna said that the grade 12 certificate requirements had forced the party to adopt councillors who were … Continued

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UPND Questions Mwanakatwe’s Austerity Drive

The opposition United Party for National Development has taken issue with Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe’s recently announced austerity measures in view of the worsening debt situation. UPND chairperson for Labour Percy Chanda said the measures introduced were not in tandem … Continued

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Govt Hails Rotarians

Rotarians were in eminent company when Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati officiated at induction new Rotary Club of Maluba president Charles Sichangwa. Mutati hailed the role Rotarians play in uplifting the living standards of the communities in which they … Continued

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Mulongoti Backs Sata for Lusaka Mayor

Back-at-home Patriotic Font member Mulenga Sata has gotten the backing of former Chingola mayor, McDonald Mulongoti for the vacant seat of Lusaka mayor. Mulongoti said Sata would be easier to sell to the Lusaka community as he previously served as … Continued

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Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila is scared an attempt to further circumvent the constitution may throw the vast central African nation into unmanageable chaos. The Head of State now two years in office without a people’s mandate has … Continued


Tourism gets boost

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka ZAMBIA and Kenya have agreed to cooperate in tourism, where the latter has vast experience, including the training of 50 Zambian students at the globally renowned Kenya Utalii College.This came to light at the weekend when Preside...

PF mayoral candidates bubble

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front (PF) members aspiring for the position of Lusaka mayor are bubbling with confidence ahead of the final adoption by the party’s central committee.Over 30 candidates in the PF are vying for the position left vacant by...

Beer-drinking cure ends in fatality

BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi A 30-YEAR-OLD man of M8 in Kabompo has died after allegedly taking herbal medicine administered on him to stop drinking beer.North-Western Province commissioner of police Hudson Namachila said in a statement that the suspecte...

Eagles stun Nkana, Power halt Buffaloes

BENEICT TEMBO, Choma and CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka EAGLES 2 NKANA 1 GREEN Eagles repaid their supporters’ faith with a win over 12 Super Division champions Nkana in a Week 18 match at Independence Stadium in Choma.The fans will not regret their decision to ...

The making of Daniel Munkombwe

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka AS A child, Daniel Munkombwe only lived with his father Philip Chibbwalu Moono and mother Mankuche Mwaanga for seven years.When he was seven years old, his father was recruited into the colonial army for six years until 1945. A...

Lungu wins praise on economic actions

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka ECONOMISTS and the civil society have commended President Edgar Lungu for showing political will to control the country’s debt levels and enhance economic growth.On Friday, Government announced several measures aimed at enhancing ...

Kitwe’s teen gangs: A teacher’s account

CHARLES CHISALA, Lusaka ACCORDING to a teacher, the Tokota Boys started as a group of delinquent pupils at a secondary school, but later transformed into the criminal gang it is today.The teacher, who asked to be identified only as Mr Chalk for securit...

Zambian runners impress

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka RUNNERS Suwilanji Mpondela and Quincy Malekani began their preparations for their various international competitions on a bright note recording impressive results at the International Meet competition in Germany last Saturday.Mpond...

Kudos Live Radio management

Dear Editor, I WRITE to salute management at Live Radio for coming to the aid of a 12-year-old girl of Chawama who has been suffering from cerebral palsy since she was six months old.The management donated a wheelchair to ease her mobility. This was af...

Muslims eager to join dialogue

CHOMBA MUSIKA and STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka THE Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia (ISCZ) has commended President Edgar Lungu for inviting the Muslim community in Zambia to take part in the national dialogue being led by the Church.On Friday, President Edgar...

A journey to community philanthropy

Analysis: BARBARA NÖST IN 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country and this had many economic and other implications. Among the most visible implications was the progressive withdrawal of international aid, a trend which has continued...

I am not quitting – Chilombo

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe and CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka NCHANGA Rangers coach Hector Chilombo says he will not quit his post despite going five games without a win since he replaced Evans Sakala last month.And Zesco United assistant coach Emmanuel Siwale said ...

Handle maize marketing with care

Dear editor, THE 2018 maize marketing if not handled well may affect Government’s strategic reserves through its buying agency, the Food Reserve Agency.The country has experienced poor rainfall patterns coupled with the outbreak of armyworms in some pa...

South African investors in

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka A DELEGATION of 25 high-profile South African investors yesterday arrived in Lusaka for a five-day trade and investment mission.The South African delegation comprises the Export Credit Insurance Corporation, Development Bank of...

Upholding the dignity of prisoners

Analysis: LILIAN KIEFER IT IS widely acknowledged that ‘prisoners’ health is public health’, mostly because people are constantly crossing over the boundaries into and out of prison.At Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), we also say ‘prisoners’ rig...

Community participation in health care key

THE directive by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya for all health institutions across the country to form neighbourhood health committees to enhance community access to health care services is indeed progressive and must be supported by all well-mean...

Zambia yet again robbed of seasoned politician

Dear editor, ZAMBIA has in the recent past continued losing seasoned politicians through untimely deaths.The death of Daniel Munkombwe in the early hours of Friday June 15, 2018 makes sad reading to the family and indeed the nation at large. Uncle Dani...

Tesla on fire: UK director Michael Morris’ car bursts into flames

A Tesla car driven by British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames in Los Angeles, his US actress wife has said. Mary McCormack tweeted a dramatic video of the incident earlier this week. “No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening and residents say at least 31 people died. The explosions were followed up by rockets

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it was “a brave, historic and necessary step for our peoples”. Heated rows over Macedonia’s name have been going on since the