Author: Zambia Report

Lubinda Takes Fake News Fight outside Zambia

The spectre of online instigated crimes has become a growing concern with Justice Minister Given Lubinda saying cybercrimes will be fought vigorously. Lubinda said several people had been conned by several online scammers and said that the government would tighten controls. FULL STATEMENT: CYBER ATTACKS LEGALLY FLAWED New Delhi (November 16, 2018) Zambia will seriously…

Zesco MD Says Corruption has reduced in the Institution

Zesco Managing Director Victor Mundende says the integrity program against corruption in the institution has significantly reduced corruption levels. Mundende said the institution has managed to reduce corruption from 15 percent in 2000 to about 2.5 percent in 2017. The power utility company has traditionally weathered innuendos on corruption but Mundende said that Zesco has…

Three Nyau Dancers Nabbed for Defilement

CHIEF Chanje of the Chewa people has surrendered three traditional Nyau dancers to police for allegedly defiling two girls. Chief Chanje stated that the suspects were from Chikako village in his chiefdom. He said he handed over the suspects to police on Wednesday after he received a report of what transpired in the area. “They…

Beer Poisoning Kills Kawambwa Youth

A 23 year old man of Kawambwa District of Luapula Province has died after taking beer suspected to have been poisoned. Police Deputy Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the deceased identified as Stain Chungu died a few hours after taking the alleged poisoned beer. Hamoonga said the deceased had joined his friends among them his brother…

Pres. Lungu Launches 2018/19 Farming Season

President Edgar Lungu has launched the 2018/19 farming season in North Western Province calling on the region to take the lead in crop diversification. The Head of State undertook a field tour of Chief Chibwika’s farm where he led from the front demonstrating the tractor ripping, planting and hand hoe with other small- scale farmers…

GAMBIA REQUESTS ZAMBIA FOR ASSISTANCE IN ITS JURDICIAL REFORMS

The Republic of Gambia has requested the Zambian government for support in its judicial reforms by seconding judges to their judiciary. Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, made the request during a bilateral meeting with his Zambian counterpart, Joseph Malanji. The Gambian Minister said that the recommendation for Zambian judges…

Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts. Addressing a group of 120 Chinese investors on Wednesday, Mr Museveni announced increased patrols and CCTV installation in industrial parks. China has significant investments in Uganda but businesses have lost large sums of money in robberies. The government…

KATUMBI, BEMBA RALLY SINGLE DRC OPPOSITION CANDIDATE … Let’s Do This For The People Of Congo

Two potential kingmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections will continue to back a joint opposition candidate abandoned by rival politicians. That means there could now be three major opposition campaigns in the Dec. 23 vote, splitting the anti-government ballot and bolstering ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary’s prospects of winning. Congo, the…

Pres. Lungu Agrees to Meet South Chiefs

President Edgar Lungu has agreed to a request by six Southern Province chiefs to have a meeting with him at an appropriate time to discuss many developmental challenges affecting their chiefdoms. President Lungu has however suggested that such a meeting should be held in Lusaka instead of each district as requested by the chiefs. The…

Chief Jumbe Appears in Court for Assault

Chief Jumbe of Mambwe district, his driver and retainers yesterday appeared in the Chipata magistrates’ court for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Chief Jumbe who is Oswell Zimba, Jeffrey Banda, Kenneth Mwale, James Yolamu and Victor Nsefu appeared for mention and explanation of the charge and mention. Chief Jumbe, Banda who is his driver, Mwale…

Yaluma Leads Zambian Companies at Chinese Expo

Commerce Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma has led some Zambian companies in participating in the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. Eight Zambian companies participated at this expo and they were drawn from various sectors including honey, gemstones, livestock, agro-processing, handcrafts, and cargo and logistics industries. Yaluma has expressed delight at…

RB Snubs Mutati Led MMD Card Renewal Exercise

Fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda has distanced himself from reports that he will be the chief guest at Saturday’s MMD card renewal exercise in Lusaka. Banda’s administrative assistant Chibeza Mfuni said that President Banda would not rendering his signature to the Felix Mutati MMD faction’s card renewal exercise. “The office of the Fourth Republican President,…

Job Losses Looming at Mopani

Mopani Copper Mines is on the verge of another mass retrenchment of employees over alleged high production costs and low copper prices. The global mining firm has entered into talks with the Mine Workers Union over the looming crisis with job losses cited as the easiest solution. Mopani Copper Mines had undertaken a mine audit…

Three Die in Katete Road Accident

14TH NOVEMBER, 2018 – Three people died whilst one sustained serious injuries in a road traffic accident which happened at Mtetezi area about 18 Kilometres east of Katete along Great East Road in Eastern Province on 13/11/18 around 1930hrs. Among the deceased are two female adults and one male adult while the driver sustained serious…

REMAINS OF HON. KUFAKWANDI WILL BE REPATRIATED TO ZAMBIA ON FRIDAY, 16TH NOVEMBER 2018

Pretoria- Wednesday 14th November 2018. The remains of the late Sesheke Member of Parliament Hon. Frank Simone Kufakwandi, who died on Monday will arrive in Zambia on Friday. Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba disclosed that  government had finalised the arrangement for the repatriation of the remains of the lawmaker. He…

Roan By-Election Looms

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili may be wiggled into a by-election he has tried hard to dodge with the Lusaka High Court throwing out his application for a stay of execution pending appeal. The Lusaka High Court upheld Kambwili’s expulsion from the PF therefore losing his seat. Kambwili has taken his matter to the…

State House Clears ZAFFICO Air

Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda says no state enterprise has been sold by the Patriotic Front government since they took office in 2011. And Chanda said some of the loudest personalities on the sale of companies were experts at selling state enterprises but had deliberately twisted facts in their current scheme. During Special Feature on ZNBC…

Pres. Lungu Warns Job Seekers

President Edgar Lungu took a dig at some Patriotic Front members that were arm-twisting him for appointments into government saying he is has the final authority. In apparent reference to the undercurrents in Southern Province where provincial minister Edify Hamukale and some of his top staff have come under fire from the provincial party officials,…

Kitwe Riot Suspects Remain in Custody

Participants of the Kitwe riots that covered Racecourse, Kwawama and Chimwemwe have appeared before the Kitwe Magistrate Court. This is in the matter the suspected riotous people are alleged to have rioted and rooted Chinese shops after saw millers protested the alleged sale of ZAFFICO. They are all charged with two counts of riotous behaviour…