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State probes Mazoe

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has instituted investigations into suspicions that the imported Mazoe drink which has flooded the market is harmful to health.This follows an urgent notification by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to the Min...

Foreign leaders in for COMESA indaba

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka SOME foreign leaders have arrived in the country to attend the 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Heads of State and Government Summit which opens today.Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina arrive...

Zambia politically, economically stable – GII

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka THE Global Innovation Index (GII) has ranked Zambia as a politically and economically stable country standing at 54 of the 126 nations that have been graded in political and economic stability in 2018.GII is an annual ranking of 12...

Worries for flat Zesco

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola ZESCO 0 AGOSTO 0 WITH the way the league campaign on the continent is going, Zesco should be worried. If anything, it is time to take out the calculator.As things stand now, Zesco’s passage to the next rou...

Moringa: Why is it called the miracle tree?

EMANUEL CHIBESAKUNDA, Lusaka ORINGA Oleifera originally comes from India, it has established well in Zambia and other countries in the Southern African region. It grows well in most ecological regions countrywide and many different parts in Africa and ...

WWF stirs conservation agriculture growth

MARGARET CHISANGA, Lusaka FARMING remains one of the major economic activities for many families in Zambia and has potential to replace mining as a major income earner for the country.However, even with ample farming land stretching over 9 million hect...

NAPSA release 10 players

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka DESPERATE to avoid relegation, struggling Super Division side NAPSA Stars have released 10 players among them seven foreigners and recruited eight others who include Nkana striker Bornwell Mwape.NAPSA, who had a stellar first half of...

Facebook managers to jet in next month

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka FACEBOOK officials are expected in Zambia next month to meet with various stakeholders on the operations of the online website.Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) corporate communications manager Nga...

2021 election already decided

Analysis: PAUL MOONGA AS THE year 2018 fast cruises to the end, there is already increased political fever ahead of the 2021 presidential and general elections.It appears every political party is smelling victory going by the public statements in which...

That was ugly at Levy!

Soccer Review with STEPHEN PHIRI CROWD trouble showed its ugly head again during a Super Division Week 24 match between champions Zesco United and Nkana at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola last Friday.What was more embarrassing was that the incident hap...

Price negotiations vs poverty

Dear editor, I REMEMBER the words of a great man, the late Prof Francis Chigunta who often quoted the Bible verse: “The poor will always be with us.” But now I am beginning to think the quote should be “poverty will always be with us unless we change a...

Violence can’t win one power, says Sikota

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka VETERAN politician and freedom fighter Sikota Wina says those who think they will ascend to power by engaging in political violence are deceiving themselves because Zambians are peaceful.Mr Wina has condemned perpetrators of politi...

Eliminating gangs through strong family bonds

Analysis: KABAMBA MWANSA THE growing number of gangs or notorious groupings in urban areas in our country is worrisome based on two aspects.Firstly, we are a Christian nation, so we are to be guided by the Christian principles and at the same time we s...

Mutapa walks on thin ice

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka and MATHEWS KABAMBA, Ndola AFTER seven games without a win, Super Division side Forest Rangers have given coach Perry Mutapa a one-match ultimatum to record victory or face the chop.Mutapa, whose charges sit in 12th place, has cited ...

‘Kaputo’s gun was illegally owned’

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka A BALLISTIC expert yesterday told the Lusaka High Court that a gun which was allegedly used by Nshinka Kaputo to kill Precious Mangesana was illegally owned.And Lusaka High Court Judge Catherine Phiri warned Kaputo against int...

Zesco look to get back on course

MATHEWS KABAMBA, CHISHILA MUSONDA, Kitwe, Ndola GOING into today’s match, Zesco could have done without the distractions of last Friday’s happenings at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola which forced their league match to be abandoned. As things stand now...

Cameras replace cops on roads

CONRAD CHIKWETO, Lusaka THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police have strengthened relations to curb road traffic accidents through the use of roadside cameras. This will greatly reduce the physical presence of police officers ...

Nkombo, 52 others allowed to cure defects

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka THE Constitutional Court has ordered United Party for National Development (UPND) Mazabuka Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo and 52 others to rectify their affidavit in a matter a Lusaka resident, Richard Mumba, sued them for s...

Absa assures Barclays customers of smooth transition

NANCY MWAPE, Lusaka JULY 11, 2018 was a big day for Absa Group, marking its renaissance. Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) was officially renamed Absa Group Limited, to end the era of the century-old bank in Africa. In Zambia, the rebranding will be...

ABSA Group, Pep Stores, Pinck n Pay partner

NANCY MWAPE, Lusaka ABSA Group is looking at the possibility of engaging Pep Stores and Pick ‘n’ Pay supermarkets to spread its presence in Zambia’s rural areas to supplement Government’s financial inclusion agenda. Speaking in an interview last week, ...

Standard Chartered tops trading

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka STANDARD Chartered Bank was the top performer on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) in last month’s trading with a turnover of about K13 million out of the overall K33.5 million. The bank, whose share price was at K2.71 and had...

Netballers coming up well, says coach

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka ZAMBIA national netball team coach Charles Zulu says his players are developing a winning mentality ahead of the 2018 Africa Netball Championship slated for Lusaka next month. The tournament, which will run from August 14 to 19, will...

‘Assaulted’ lawyer drags 2 cops to court

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka A LUSAKA lawyer has sued two police officers for allegedly beating and verbally assaulting him during interrogation while he represented his client at police headquarters. In a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court...

Bemba chiefs warn no-show MPs

ALVIN CHIINGA, Mungwi WITH tears of joy rolling down his face, sub Chief Chimba of the Bemba people struggled to mutter some words of appreciation as he could not believe his eyes. In the presence of the Bemba Royal Establishment (BRE) spokesperson Jam...

Mabeta: Proud of being his own boss

ANGELA MUCHINSHI, Choma WHILE many people are struggling to find jobs in the formal sector, there are people like Felix Mabeta, 42, who believe in self-employment. What matters is for one to leave their comfort zone and start some business. Mr Mabeta, ...

No holiday in Mauritius for under-17

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka UNDER-17 national team captain Alex Mwiinga says Zambia is in Mauritius with one objective – to defend the regional title. Mwiinga said in an interview from Mauritius yesterday that the team is determined to retain the title they ...

Miners pledge fulfilled

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has fulfilled the promise he made to retrenched miners three years ago of securing them land for farming purposes in Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt. Over 4,000 miners lost jobs in the mines in 2015 due to the ...

Stop it or else

STEVEN MVULA and CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned of stern action against perpetrators of violence ahead of mayoral and council chairperson elections on July 26.Mr Kanganja’s warning comes in the wake of viol...

Hold your fire, traders told

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT will not allow traders at the gutted COMESA Market to rebuild the facility because doing so would be irresponsible, Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale has said.Mr Mwale’s sentiments are in the wake of the trader...

Orphan defiler jailed 20 years

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka THE Court of Appeal has sentenced a man of Lusaka to 20 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of incest. Kingstone Makungu was arraigned of one count of incest in the subordinate court in Lusaka.He was alleged to have ha...