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1 month ago

Bowman Lusambo: Bulldozer at work

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka WHEN Bowman Lusambo landed in the capital as provincial minister in February, he hit the ground running, promising to transform a city reeling from one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years. But in
1 month ago

Nude pictures result in divorce

MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka A TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD woman of Garden House Township has lost her marriage after her husband came across photos of her with her lover posing nude in her phone. Martha Lungu admitted being in possession of
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Kitwe hospital in coma

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe KITWE Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Kitwe on the Copperbelt is in dire need of rehabilitation and expansion to save the infrastructure from dilapidation. The health institution, which was built in 1956, is failing to
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Why I decided to lose my foreskin

KAPALA CHISUNKA, Lusaka IN 2012, Alex Njovu decided to go for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), a public health by the Ministry of Health programme. There were many reasons that prompted Mr Njovu to get circumcised. Besides
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Singer Christine sees ‘Grace’

THELMA BWALYA, Lusaka GOSPEL singer Christine is working on her third album titled Grace to be released and officially launched on November 2 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka. Christine says the album is a product
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COSAFA wants Kalu replaced at CAF

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka DESPITE his name still appearing as Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member, the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) has resolved to replace football legend Kalusha Bwalya with Zimbabwe Football Association
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EAZ hopes 2019 income tax to remain same

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka ECONOMICS Association of Zambia (EAZ) president Lubinda Haabazoka does not expect Government to increase income tax in the 2019 budget to be presented next month by Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe. Mr Haabazoka, however,
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11,800 graduates traced for loan recovery

KAPALA CHISUNKA, Lusaka OVER 11,800 university graduates out of 19,000 that have been targeted for this year to pay back loans have been traced by government. Ministry of Higher Education public relations officer Chiselwa Kawanda said 11,876
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Mumbi Phiri takes UPPZ to task over stab claims

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has demanded that the United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) substantiates its claims that its member was stabbed by the ruling party’s cadres during campaigns in the
1 month ago

Joan Musonda, queen of radio drama

Sunday Profile: MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe HAVING starred for the once popular Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Ifyabukaya for over a decade, Joan Musonda is a queen of radio drama in her own right. A ZNBC Radio One
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Kitwe derby tops Sunday fixtures

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe AFTER returning to winning ways last Wednesday, leaders Zesco United will today seek closing in on the seventh Super Division title when they face Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy (KYSA) in a Week 32 encounter
1 month ago

Hubby blames charms

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe A MAN of Kitwe has asked the Buchi Local Court to dissolve his marriage after he allegedly found his wife adding charms to his food. Samuel Ngwenyama, 34, told Buchi senior local court magistrate
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Sven first test

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka ONLY perhaps coach Sven Vandenbroeck knows what to expect when the Chipolopolo take on Namibia at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek today in the 2019 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Named as coach
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Maids pay doubled

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has increased minimum salaries for various categories of employees, with the gross pay for domestic workers upped from K522.40 to K993.60. The revised minimum wages, which are effective Monday September 10, 2018, have
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LAZ bans Mushipe

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has suspended lawyer Martha Mushipe from practising law for alleged professional misconduct. In a notice by LAZ legal practitioners committee secretary Samuel Wumasi, Ms Mushipe is not expected
1 month ago

Younger brother wins by-election

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka, BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi and MAYENGO NYIRENDA, Chipata THE political battle between two blood brothers in the Nkenyauna ward by-election has been settled with the younger sibling Killan Matolokoshi of the Patriotic Front (PF) emerging
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Zambia’s connection to World War I

MAZIMBA KAUNDA, Samfya MAYBE the first question to ask is: how did Zambia get involved in the First World War? The World War I internationally brings to mind white faces with mud and blood and the battle
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Celebrities jump in Luangwa River

ZIO MWALE and SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka WHAT have celebrities got to do with the Luangwa River? It is a question you should pose to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). No, the question should also be
1 month ago

Mwila warns social media zealots

JIMMY CHIBUYE, Choma PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Mwila has warned of stern action against party members who are scandalising their competitors on social media during the ongoing intraparty elections. Mr Mwila said those vying for positions
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Mbulakulima counsels FAZ on Janny hiring

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) life member Mwansa Mbulakulima says the appointment of FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe as the organisation’s technical director has been done at a wrong time. Mbulakulima, who is also Milenge
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My own Masaai warrior

Travelogue: MARGARET CHISANGA, Nairobi IF YOU ever plan to walk from the entrance of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Kenya to the main conference hall several metres away, do not wear heels, specifically six inch
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China deals to bear fruit soon – Malanji

KASUBA MULENGA, Beijing PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu’s visit to China was successful because it has attracted investment pledges following the signing of agreements between Zambia and Chinese business entities of international repute. Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji
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Sex rush – destination Mahopo ‘brothel’

Analysis: FREDRICK CHITANGALA HOUSE wives of Mahopo Township in Lusaka were up in arms early September when they became fed up with the behaviour of sex workers in the area, who, together with a local businessman, have
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She-polopolo coach unveils squad

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka NATIONAL women team coach Beauty Mwamba has named 20 players for the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Championship kicking off next Wednesday in South Africa. Mwamba, who was elevated after Enala Simbeya
1 month ago

DC abandoned on Lunga island

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe CIVIL servants have deserted the island district of Lunga in Luapula Province, leaving District Commissioner Elias Pengele virtually alone to attend to all administrative duties. Mr Pengele said in an interview yesterday that all
1 month ago

Behind Aretha Franklin’s success

Analysis: EDGAR CHIBUTA THE cold hands of death have fallen and taken from us the great queen of soul Aretha Franklin who was put to rest on August 31, 2018 in a funeral attended by a number
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Mupopo treatment unfair – coach

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka THE Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) says it will strongly contest runner Kabange Mupopo’s four-year ban. Last week, the International Association for Athletics Federation (IAAF) Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) banned Mupopo for doping violations.
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‘Zambia can benefit from oil exploration’

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka FORMER President Rupiah Banda says Zambia has the potential to improve its energy sector from rewards of oil exploration. Mr Banda said Zambia and other African countries should learn from Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea
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Ease taxes – Wina

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka ACTING President Inonge Wina says while it is an obligation for Zambians to pay taxes, they should not be burdened. “My Government wants to see to it that while Zambians should pay taxes, the
1 month ago

State sets economic targets

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT wants an average annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of at least four percent with the austerity measures in place, acting Secretary to the Treasury Dick Sichembe has said. “In view of