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Kitwe Hospital records 650 cases of Sickle Cell this year

KITWE Teaching Hospital Sickle Cell Disease Club President Jerome Sulubani says Kitwe has recorded about 650 patients of Sickle Cell this year. Dr Sulubani has attributed this development to lack of community awareness programmes on the disease which has increased in the city. Sickle Cell remains one of the main cause of death in infant

Zambia wants to learn from Rwanda’s achievements – President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia yearns to learn from the achievements Rwanda has made through enhanced economic cooperation adding that there is room for the two countries to further bilateral ties for the mutual benefit of the citizenry. President Lungu cited agriculture, energy and tourism as some of the sectors the two countries can work

Kitwe man throws himself with his children into Kafue River

A man of Kitwe has thrown himself together with his two children into the Kafue River after his wife went and married another man. Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu in a statement says the Kitwe man aged 35, threw himself and his children in the crocodile infested River yesterday. Mr. Mpundu says this comes hours

Rwandan President Kagame expected in Zambia

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame is expected in the country tomorrow on Monday 19th June 2017 for a two day state visit. President Kagame is coming to Zambia at the invitation of his Zambian counterpart President Edgar Lungu. ZANIS reports that Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba told ZANIS in an exclusive interview that the two

Monze Catholic Bishop tells Radio Station managers to be inclusive

Bishop of Monze Diocese and Episcopal Chairperson of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)’s Communication ministry Moses Hamungole has urged Catholic Radio stations to be inclusive in their programming by giving a platform to even non-Catholics as this would bring about communion in the body Christ. Bishop Hamungole was speaking recently during a 4-day

Monze Catholic Bishop tells Radio Station managers to be inclusive

Bishop of Monze Diocese and Episcopal Chairperson of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)’s Communication ministry Moses Hamungole has urged Catholic Radio stations to be inclusive in their programming by giving a platform to even non-Catholics as this would bring about communion in the body Christ. Bishop Hamungole was speaking recently during a 4-day

Georgia College professor looking to change young lives in Zambia

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Imagine working in a building every day that is riddled with heavy metal dust particles to the point that stepping inside incrementally decreases one’s quality of life. Every breath of every minute on the clock means one step closer to the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning — confusion, numbness, nausea, vomiting and

President Lungu wants to remove ZCCM-IH CEO-Savior Chishimba

UPP leader Savior Chishimba has claimed that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu unilaterally ordered ZCCM-IH to discontinue the fraud case in which it ZCCM-IH is seeking to recover US$1.4 billion it claims First Quantum Minerals swindled it. Mr Chishimba also claims that President Lungu is now seeking the removal of ZCCM-IH Chief Executive Officer Pius Kasolo

President Lungu wants to remove ZCCM-IH CEO-Savior Chishimba

UPP leader Savior Chishimba has claimed that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu unilaterally ordered ZCCM-IH to discontinue the fraud case in which it ZCCM-IH is seeking to recover US$1.4 billion it claims First Quantum Minerals swindled it. Mr Chishimba also claims that President Lungu is now seeking the removal of ZCCM-IH Chief Executive Officer Pius Kasolo

Zambian judges are compromised-Rev Japhet Ndhlovu

Respected clergyman Reverand Japhet Ndhlovu has charged that Zambian Judges are compromised as they owe their allegiance to the government of the day. Reverand Ndhlovu, the former Secretary General of the Council of Churches of Zambia who is now based in Toronto, Canada where he is serving under the United Church of Canada said the

Plans to move the Capital City from Lusaka are only in Lucky Mulusa’s head-Mwakalombe

Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe has clarified that Government has no intentions of moving the capital city from Lusaka. National Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa recently told Journalists that his Ministry will soon be presenting a proposal to cabinet shift the capital city from Lusaka to Ngabwe in the Central Province. Mr Mulusa said that his

Elias Chipimo’s Open Letter to President Edgar Lungu

    Dear President Lungu, Re: The Implementation of a New Development Model for Zambia – The Twenty Percent Generation Plan (TPG) I am compelled to write to you openly and transparently to convey a burden that has been on my heart relating to the acute suffering that is being experienced by the majority of

The trial of Obvious Mwaliteta has kicked off in the Lusaka High Court

The trial of former Lusaka Provincial Minister Obvious Mwaliteta has kicked off in the Lusaka High Court A police officer has named former Western Province Commissioner Fanwell Siandenge as one of the people behind the aggravated robbery case where some Presidential election results among other things were allegedly stolen after the August 11, 2016 general

National Assembly resumes sitting today

The first session of the 12th National Assembly which adjourned sine die on March 28th, 2017 resumes sitting today. During this session of Parliament, the house will restrict its business to adoption of various Parliamentary committee reports. Government Chief Whip Richard Musukwa however says the house will first start by debating President Edgar Lungu’s mid-session

President Lungu has prioritised and delivered health projects in Southern Province-Dr Chilufya

PRESIDENT Lungu’s administration has prioritised and delivered health projects in Southern Province in a manner never seen before, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has said. And Government has deployed 732 new health workers to the province in line with its policy of ensuring all citizens have access to quality health care services. Dr Chilufya said

Mutinta’s Failure as a Wife may cause her Husband long ttay In Prison

By Chilekwa Emmanuel I have seen suffering wives, I have seen wives who get dead worried about their husband’s incarceration, but Mutinta Hichilema is giving me a make-up pretentious dispose, she is failing her husband. She is coming out like she is also a bitter politician, her mind and vision so clouded to see what

Yali advises donors to Ignore Mumba, Mulongoti and Milupi

The Young African Leaders Network has joined many condemning UPND aligned opposition political parties urging the international community to suspend aid to Zambia over the incarceration of Hakainde Hichilema. YALI executive director Andrew Ntewewe said that the call to freeze aid to Zambia was selfish and would only hurt ordinary citizens. Ntewewe said that it

We will not reinvent everything because of one individual called HH-.Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo says the correctional service authorities are governed by an Act of parliament which stipulates exactly how individuals appearing before the courts of law and those who are already sentenced should be treated. The Minister was speaking from Kalalantekwe in Shiwang’andu district during a live broadcast interview with Pan African

Mulongoti, Mumba and Milupi are Irresponsible, Selfish Leaders- Antonio Mwanza

IT IS very irresponsible and selfish for opposition leaders Mike Mulongoti, Nevers Mumba and Charles Milupi to request Donors to withdraw Donor Aid to Zambia because of Hakainde Hichilema’s incarceration says FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza. Last week, HH’s alliance partners appealed to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to fund “illegalities and

UPND’s attempt to secure a Court judgment against Speaker is a recipe for bad Governance-Bwalya

Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya has said the recent attempt by United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament to secure a High Court judgment to restrain the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini SC from punishing them for boycotting President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s address to Parliament on March 17,

Kampamba explains why Lungu hasn’t visited HH in prison

There is need for harmony between opposition and ruling party-First Lady

First Lady Esther Lungu has called for harmony and coordination between the ruling party and opposition political party leaders. Mrs. Lungu says there is need for co-existence between opposition political parties and the ruling party for the country to achieve its intended development. The First Lady says politics should not be allowed to impede the

The Judiciary is on Stand Still

By Prince J. Ndoyi I want to comment ahead of the opening of Parliament on 13th June which is in a few days. I comment on the recent announcement by government through Minister of Justice Hon. Given Lubinda who has intimated govt’s intention to introduce whopping law reforms through enactments and amendments in the upcoming

Any Contractor working against PF will be kicked out of Luapula-Provincial Minister

Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has warned he will immediately terminate contracts of companies doing government projects but with opposition links in Luapula. Speaking when he addressed contractors building the Kala 48 Marine Barrack in Kawambwa Saturday morning, Mr. Chilangwa said he had reports of some contractors who were working with people undermining the PF

There is nothing wrong in moving HH to Mukobeko – Isaac Mwanza

Governance Activist Isaac Mwanza says there is nothing sinister about UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others charged with treason being moved to Mukobeko Maximum Prison. Mr. Mwanza says what should worry the nation is the fact that some reports are suggesting that the UPND Leader has been put in isolation at Mukobeko Maximum Prison.

K2 billion to be spent on E-voucher-Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has disclosed that the government will this year spend approximately K2 Billion for full implementation of the E-Voucher System under the Farmer Input Support Programme. Mr. Mutati said once the new system is fully implemented, eligible beneficiaries in the farming community will be the only ones who will receive funds loaded

Zambia-China cultural cooperation a dream come – Shugang

Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang says Zambia-China cultural cooperation stands out as a role model for China-African cooperation. The Chinese minister has also praised the visit of the Zambian tourism Minister Charles Banda, saying that the visit would elevate existing cultural relations between the two countries to a higher level. ZANIS reports that Mr.

PF in Southern province happy with govt’s development program in the area

Southern Province Patriotic Front ( PF ) Vice Information and Publicity Secretary, Trymore Mwenda says the party in the area has commended government for the remarkable transformation of the education sector taking place there. Mr. Mwenda says the education sector in the Province has transformed in terms of increased provision of primary, Secondary and tertiary

Slow Down; Mr President

By David Kapoma The ten (10) months since the last election looks like a long time to many Zambians. So many things have happened, good and bad, strange and obvious. Considering the current state of affairs, I think that our current leadership should answer some questions or must indeed have some questions in their minds.

UPND women warn President Lungu over HH’s detention

National UPND women Chairperson Namakau Kabwiku have warned that President Edgar Lungu and his government shall be held responsible if anything happens to party leader Hakainde Hichilema’s life. Mr Kabwiku said as a party, they are fully aware that the Court did not order the transfer of President Hakainde Hichilema adding that there was an