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Cops caught pants down

CATHERINE MUMBA and SAMANTHA SICHIVULA, Lusaka A FEMALE traffic police officer yesterday fled a road checkpoint she and her three colleagues mounted on Mungwi Road after Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo found them receiving money from motorists
4 hours ago

Misguided opposition delaying dialogue – Lungu

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the opposition is delaying the dialogue process by setting conditions.The head of State said he is ready for dialogue because it would mainly focus on contentious issues like electoral reforms
4 hours ago

Zambia back on track

KELLY NJOMBO and KAANGA HANAITE, Lusaka ZAMBIA 56 MALAWI 54 THE Zambia national netball team yesterday produced one of the finest performances to edge favourites Malawi and put their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup back
4 hours ago

DNA proves prophecy wrong

MONICA KAYOMBO, Ndola A DNA test on 14-year-old Shelron Mwape whom a Ndola couple claimed had resurrected has ruled out the claim and revealed that the girl’s real parents are Ireen Gondwe and Richard Mwape.Two months ago,
5 hours ago

A taste of Pepsi

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka UNITED States-based Zambian model and actress Theresa Klein, who two months ago featured in Vogue Italia, has continued to make steady progress with her career.Theresa, who moved to the United States in 2009 following
5 hours ago

New Gender minister readily takes mantle

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka WHILE some people render help to the needy to be noticed, others do it genuinely.One true philanthropist is the newly-appointed Minister of Gender and Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri, who is passionate about
5 hours ago

US-China talks beneficial

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka FRESH talks between the US and China have brought confidence in the commodities market, boosting Zambia’s major source of foreign exchange, copper, trading at US$5,871 per tonne yesterday.This represents a 1.2 percent gain from
6 hours ago

Miles takes first step, delivers Wi-Fi

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka LUSAKA Mayor Miles Sampa yesterday delivered on one of his election campaign messages when he launched free public Wi-Fi which will be accessed at some selected hotspots in the city.The mayor pledged major changes
6 hours ago

No pressure

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola WITH chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals hanging by a thread, Zesco United coach George Lwandamina has insisted that his team is not under pressure to beat Mbabane Swallows in tomorrow’s Group D CAF
6 hours ago

Statutes governing conduct should be appreciated by administrators

Analysis: BENEDICT TEMBO IT IS really hard to take a shot at what has befallen celebrated football icon Kalusha Bwalya, who has been banned from all football activities by the world body FIFA for being found guilty
24 hours ago

Zambia, Angola scrap visa fees

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka THE Zambian and Angolan governments have scrapped visa fees for citizens from the two countries. This follows a visa exemption agreement between the two neighbouring countries. Citizens can now travel to and fro for
1 day ago

4 sisters defiled

NKOLE MULAMBIA, Ndola EFFORTS to protect the girl child from abuse and to stem the spread of sexually transmitted diseases have been dealt a stunning blow in Shiwang’andu where a 25-year-old man has allegedly defiled his four
1 day ago

Kanyama UPND dissolves into PF

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka MOVED by expansive development projects being implemented across Zambia, the United Party for National Development (UPND) Kanyama constituency chairman, Gordon Chooka, and the entire youth leadership yesterday defected to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).The
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Court orders Kambwili to pay costs

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili’s decision to challenge his expulsion from the governing party has cost him.The Lusaka High Court has ordered the Roan lawmaker to pay PF Secretary General
1 day ago

FAZ fails to hear Nkana, Zesco case

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe FOR the fourth time now, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) disciplinary committee has failed to hear the matter involving the abandoned Super Division Week 24 match between Zesco United and Nkana.Zesco were scheduled
1 day ago

Chinsembu: Working outside is not brain drain

BENEDICT TEMBO, Lusaka FOR Croffat Kazhila Chinsembu, working outside Zambia is brain circulation.Professor Chinsembu is in the Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek. He is a professor of
1 day ago

Netballers knocked off the perch

ROBINSON KUNDA and KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka ZAMBIA 41 ZIMBABWE 64 ZAMBIA’s deficiencies were yesterday exposed when they were defeated by Zimbabwe in the third match of the ongoing Africa Netball Championship, which is also being used as
1 day ago

Chingola Municipal Council embroiled in land wrangles again

Dear editor, IT IS sad that Chingola Municipal Council is again in headlines embroiled in land wrangles with residents.The municipality is now accused of conniving with Ministry of Lands officials in Ndola to demarcate and offer to
1 day ago

Zambia’s first conservation careers fair

Dear editor, DO YOU sometimes wish to help conserve our planet earth, but know not the practical steps on how to actualise your wish?Do you harbour any burning concerns or questions regarding wildlife and environmental conservation? Do
1 day ago

Zambia’s influence in SADC region

Analysis: OLIVER NZALA RECENTLY, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Zambia on a specific mission of reviewing and strengthening the bilateral relationship between Zambia and South Africa. This was his first official visit as President to the
1 day ago

AU salutes Lungu

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka THE African Union (AU) has commended President Edgar Lungu for his continued commitment and efforts to end child marriages at national, continent and global levels.President Lungu is AU champion in supporting the campaign on
1 day ago

ZAF officer nabbed, charged with assault

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer who allegedly assaulted a 31-year-old woman of Salama Park township.And Minister of Justice Given Lubinda has cautioned defence force personnel against using their
1 day ago

Love, support mental patients

Analysis: MUMBA MWANSA IN THIS article today, I would like to pick up from where I left on the issue of mental illnesses by going into details on what leads to this ailment and how we can
1 day ago

Eagles ready for Arrows

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka FULLY aware that nothing has been won yet, Green Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi is taking one game at a time as he tries to qualify his team for continental competitions by finishing in the
1 day ago

Brothers-in-crime face music

CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe and MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe THE Kabwe Magistrates’ Court has convicted a 34-year-old man of Kapiri Mposhi and his brother for conspiring to fraudulently marry off his 15-year-old daughter.Kabwe principal resident magistrate Daniel Musonda convicted
2 days ago

Free calls drain $22 million

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT and telecommunication companies have been losing about US$22 million annually as a result of internet phone calls while enriching Facebook and WhatsApp giants, hence the introduction of a 30 ngwee-a-day tariff.Some stakeholders had
2 days ago

No disruptions to economy, says Lungu

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu will not entertain any disruptions to Zambia’s stable economic fundamentals such as the exchange rate, special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda says.Mr Chanda said President
2 days ago

7NDP in $1.7 billion push

HONE SIAME, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has secured over US$1.7 billion to speed up the implementation of various programmes outlined in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the benefit of citizens.The 7NDP is anchored on economic diversification and
2 days ago

Netballers on course

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka KENYA 39 ZAMBIA 52 ZAMBIA has continued with its fine form at the ongoing Africa Cup Netball Championship where it recorded its second consecutive win yesterday.By trouncing hapless Kenya yesterday, the girls have firmly
2 days ago

Peasants jostle for Big Pumpkin award

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka THE 2018 Agriculture and Commercial Show (ACS) held from August 1-6 brought many small- scale farmers in one place to compete in various categories of agricultural production.The categories included the pumpkin competition, in which