‘Shocking’ level of sexual harassment at music festivals

Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival, a new survey suggests. Overall, 22% of all festival goers have faced assault or harassment, rising to 30% of women overall. The most common forms were unwelcome and forceful dancing and verbal sexualised harassment. YouGov

Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The Rwanda Revenue Authority sold machinery from the family’s tobacco business for almost $2m (£1.5m) in

Romelu Lukaku says some Belgians ‘want to see me fail’

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will “remember to have fun” at the World Cup, despite claiming “some people in my own country want to see me fail”. The 25-year-old Manchester United forward is expected to start against Panama in Sochi on Monday (16:00 BST). But he feels many Belgium supporters do not appreciate him and are

PF sets date to consider applications for by-elections candidates

The Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee will on sit to consider applications for candidates who have applied to contest for the positions Mayor and Council Chairperson in the upcoming by-elections. PF Secretary General Davies Mwila has since advised all aspiring candidates in the party to appreciate that under democracy; only one candidate can be chosen.

Lungu advised not to set bad precedence after office

President Edgar Lungu has been advised to take responsibility and break the cycle where the legacies of Zambia’s Heads of State are rubbished once they leave office. MMD Felix Mutati led faction National Secretary, Raphael Nakachinda says President Lungu has a duty to end this cycle by correcting the bad precedent. Mr. Nakachinda says President

Kambwili and others deny 49 corruption charges

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili, his son Mwamba and two others have pleaded not guilty to 49 corruption charges. Mr Kambwili and his co-accused Brano Lukwesa,Mulenga Makasa and his company Mwamona investment and technical services are charged with among other offences being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime. During trial

29 Vie for Mayoral Ticket Under PF

The Patriotic Front that has received 29 applications from both their Party members and interested individuals for consideration to be adopted on the party ticket to contest the 26th July, 2018 Lusaka Mayoral Election and will select their successful Candidate … Continued

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29 Vie for Mayoral Ticket Under PF

The Patriotic Front that has received 29 applications from both their Party members and interested individuals for consideration to be adopted on the party ticket to contest the 26th July, 2018 Lusaka Mayoral Election and will select their successful Candidate … Continued

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Kavindele Writes Pres. Lungu to Return Dr Chiluba’s Seized Properties

Former Vice President Enock Kavindele has written to President Edgar Lungu to facilitate the handover of property that was grabbed from former President Frederick Chiluba on account of alleged corruption. And MMD faction secretary general Raphael Nakachinda said that his … Continued

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Zambian dies in car accident in South Africa

A 37-YEAR old Zambian national has died in a road traffic accident in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kenneth Sibanda, holder of passport number ZN625802 died on the spot along N3 highway near Malboro in Johannesburg after the car he was toiling to a garag...

Brian McKnight and Joe Thomas to headline this year’s Stanbic Music Festival in Lusaka

US mega-stars Brian McKnight and Joe Thomas will headline this year’s Stanbic Music Festival in Lusaka on October 5 and 6, 2018. The two Grammy award-winning nominees will perform alongside local artists AfroPop rising star Kiki, the queen of Zambian R...

Cosmas Chileshe and Maureen Nkandu marry

JOURNALISTS Cosmas Chileshe and Maureen Nkandu married on Saturday, with Chileshe telling off critics of their union that: “give us the space”. And Maureen says what people say does not daunt her, stressing that she has the ability “to shut out the rub...

Announced austerity is signal PF has destroyed economy – UPND

The opposition UPND has charged that the recent austerity measures announced by Finance Minister Margret Mwanakatwe have clearly given a signal that the PF have destroyed the economy. Mrs Mwanakatwe announced last week that the President had ordered cancellation of some existing loans, banned the issuance of letters of credit and guarantees to state owned

Govt will continue to strengthen social protection – Kabanshi

Community Development and Social Services Minister, Emerine Kabanshi says government will continue to strengthen its social protection response in order to tackle high levels of poverty and vulnerability in the country. The Minister said this in Lusaka during a media breakfast meeting in commemoration of the Social Protection Week which is being commemorated under the

Austerity measures will sort out fiscal challenges – Kafwanka

Business and Financial Analyst, Blessings Kafwanka says the cancelation of pipeline debt and already approved loans by government will ease the fiscal pressure that has been exerted on the resources. Last week Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe disclosed that President Edgar Lungu has ordered cancellation of some existing loans, banned the issuance of letters of credit

Govt targets 6,000MW electricity generation by 2030

Government has revealed that it is targeting an electricity generation capacity of 6, 000 megawatts for country by 2030. Zambia currently generates 3, 100 megawatts of power. Energy Permanent Secretary, Brigadier General Emelda Chola says in order to achieve this; government is embarking on various programs aimed at diversifying the energy sector. Speaking when she

Another Zambian dies in a road accident in South Africa

Pretoria – Monday, 17, June, 2018 A 37year old Zambian national has died in a road traffic accident in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kenneth Sibanda, holder of passport number ZN625802 died on the spot along N3 highway near Malboro in Johannesburg ...

Brian McKnight, Joe Thomas Headline 2018 Stanbic Musical Festival

The Stanbic Music Festival continues to set a high bar and will this year host R’n’B giants Brian McKnight and Joe Thomas at the Lusaka Polo Club. Stanbic last year hosted Boys II Men at the Lusaka Polo Club with … Continued

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ZANEC Rallies Call For African Child

The Zambia National Education Coalition is saddened that according to the Africa Union Concept note, on the Day of the African Child, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of the world’s out-of-school children (34 million) while girls account for … Continued

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FIFA WORLD CUP CORNER

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will officiate today’s FIFA World Cup match involving Belgium and Panama. Full Results of games played so far: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia Egypt 0-1 Uruguay Morocco 0-1 Iran Portugal 3-3 Spain France 2-1 Australia Argentina 1-1 … Continued

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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

Melania Trump calls for child migrant action

The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country. Writing in the Washington Post, she describes the separation of children from their parents as cruel, immoral and heart-breaking. Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Earlier Melania Trump

Shawa encourages Zambians to eat variety food

Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa has encouraged Zambians to make sure that they eat variety of locally available foods that can help them to improve their nutrition status. Mr. Shawa has observed that, surrounded by indigenous plants growing close to their homes, few Zambians understand the benefits of locally grown foods to supply

FIC should extend operations beyond politicians – Lungu

Evangelical Youth Alliance International Executive Director Moses Lungu has appealed to the financial intelligence centre (FIC) to consider extending its operations to the banks, government and money lending institutions among others, if the fight against financial crimes is to achieved meaningfully in the country. Mr. Lungu tells q-news that the financial intelligence centre should not only target the politicians

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

Aspiring Mayoral candidates promises to keep Lusaka clean

Aspiring Lusaka Mayor Gift Kasaro has promised that if he becomes mayor, his first priorities will be to keep the city clean, fix all drainage problems, construct more roads, address housing situation and improve services at the council. Mr. Kasaro further promised to be active engaging youth, religious leaders and the city’s business community on

Investors urged to employ local labour

Southern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Kennedy Mubanga has directed Maamba Collier Limited in sinazongwe district to employ local people instead of coming with their own people to work in the mine. Mr. Mubanga says it is not right for mining company to come with employees from other towns instead of engaging the local labour force.

Your days are numbered, Kapoma warns PF

Governance Activist David Kapoma has cautioned the ruling patriotic front leadership that its days are numbered, as Zambians are ready to vote it out of office in 2021. Mr. Kapoma also warned the ruling PF that Zambians who are suffering under the poor leadership they have been subjected to since it formed government are eagerly