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Visitations of heritage sites cheers NHCC

The National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) says there has been an improvement in visitations to heritage sites in the country over the years. Commission Information and Public Relations Manager Isaac Kanguya has attributed this to the efforts of tourism operators across the country. Mr. Kanguya says the number of non-resident visitors to heritage sites has

Ministry of Lands acquires satellite imagery and aerial photos of the country to enhance the process of the national land audit

The Ministry of Lands says it has acquired satellite imagery and aerial photos of the whole country in its quest to enhance the process of the national land audit. Surveyor General Joseph Minango says the ministry has also embarked on the mapping exercise of the country as part of the national land audit and titling

Traditional leaders and the private sector should work together

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people of Northern Province has called for partnership between Traditional leaders and the private sector in Zambia. Chief Chitimukulu says private sector partnership with traditional authorities will help coordinate action and principles among entrepreneurs. The traditional Leader says partnership will further provide a platform for exchange of ideas concerning

UPND Leader should learn lessons from Mugabe- PF

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema who needs to learn lessons from what has transpired in Zimbabwe following the downfall of long serving President Robert Mugabe. The ruling Patriotic Front says it is UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema who needs to learn lessons from what has transpired in Zimbabwe following the downfall of long serving President Robert Mugabe.

42 fire tender protestors braves rains

Protesters against the procurement of the 42 fire tenders today braved the rains to stage their sixth protest in Lusaka. The protesters, who started marching from Levy Junction to the Ministry of Local Government, want the government to thoroughly investigate the procurement of the infamous fire trucks at a total cost of US$42 million. Protest

Mutati optimism that discussions with IMF will not fail

Finance Minister Felix Mutati is optimistic discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the possible programme under the extended credit facility will not fail. Mr. Mutati has told Parliament that government is very keen to accelerate the conclusion of the discussions with the IMF, stating that before the end of this year, a staff

Amber Rose Beats Wiz Khalifa’s Mom In Defamation Lawsuit

(AllHipHop News) A lawsuit Wiz Khalifa mother filed against the rapper’s ex-wife Amber Rose has been dismissed in court. Katie Wimbush-Polk launched legal action in Pennsylvania in August, claiming the model had slammed her as an unfit parent in a profanity-filled phone call, during which Amber allegedly blamed her for the death of the hip-hop

I’m sure Messi will stay – Rakitic

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou. Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian’s contract until 2021 – agreed with his father and agent – but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official. “Leo

Chitotela warns vendors encroaching on roads

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has warned street vendors encroaching on the roads in Lusaka to move out. Mr. Chitotela tells Q-News that he has noted with deep concern that vendors are putting their lives at risk by trading on the roadsides when they are supposed to be 50 meters away. He says

Parley approves budget for Zambia Correctional Service

Parliament has approved the budgetary allocation to the Zambia Correctional Service Commission totaling seven million, five hundred and seventy eight thousand, nine hundred kwacha (7, 578, 900). Acting Leader of government business in the house Richard Musukwa saID the commission plans to oversee the establishment of Human Resources Management Committees in the Correctional Service in

Teachers caught having a sex party with pupils in Mkushi irks NUPPEZ

The National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) is disappointed that teachers were caught having a sex party with pupils in Mkushi district. The teachers four from Mkushi Boarding secondary school and one from Chalata boarding secondary school, have since been issued with suspension letters. It is however, reported that in mitigation,

Real cruise through, Reds blow lead

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed Apoel 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing Apoel, with four of the

RDA Board Chair defends Lusaka – Ndola dual carriage way

Reappointed Road Development Agency (RDA) Chairperson Samuel Mukupa says people politicizing the construction of the over US$1 billion Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriage way should wait until it is completed for them to criticize. Mr. Mukupa says he has taken note of the massive criticism of the cost of the road project, but that any road of

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appeared the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president. He held power for 37 years and once said “only God” could remove him. While still considered by some to be an African independence hero, his many critics see him as a despot who ruled by fear and brought a once-promising economy

Government says IMS will make between $90 and $100 at the end of the 17 year-concession agreement

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says Intelligent Mobility Solutions (IMS) the company engaged by the Road Transport Safety Agency (RTSA) to provide advanced road traffic management solutions and services in the transport sector will make a profit of between $90 and $100 million on their $110 million investment at the end of the 17-year

CiSCA advises the elite to learn from the Zimbabwean situation

The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) says the ruling elite in Zambia should draw a few lessons from what is happening in Zimbabwe. In a statement, CiSCA Chairperson John Bishop Mambo has encouraged leaders in the PF to avoid making the same mistakes, but abide by the principles of constitutionalism for the greater good. He

GOVT to activate E-voucher cards by end of November

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says the E-voucher cards might be activated on 30th November once her ministry receives funding from the ministry of finance.   Ms Siliya has since urged farmers to quickly make their K400 contributions towards the facility before 30th November as this is the only basis to have the e-voucher card activated.

US Embassy pledges to support Zambian Journalists

The United States Embassy in Zambia has observed that a free and professional press is instrumental in ensuring an informed citizenry and thriving democracy. Speaking during the official opening of a Capacity Building workshop for Journalists on reporting on public expenditure in Lusaka, US Embassy Spokesperson Janet Deutsch says the embassy will endeavor to support

Mugabe Resigns

President Robert Mugabe has resigned via a letter, speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament has said, halting the impeachment debate. Zimbabwe’s parliament had started impeachment proceedings against Mr Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, was accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his

Rapper Eve Working To Forgive Absent Father

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Eve is working towards forgiving her father after reconnecting with him after 25 years. The “Who’s That Girl” hitmaker’s dad walked out of her left when she was 12-years-old, and she didn’t see him again until she was 37. Eve explains she has since learned about situations in her father’s life that

Jay-Z and Mary J Blige Rack Up Nominations For 49th Annual NAACP Image

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z and Mary J Blige are up for five nominations each, leading all nominees for the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and TDE labelmate SZA both have four nominations as well, as does Bruno Mars and Issa Rae. Charlie Wilson, Idris Elba, and Ledisi rounded out the

Italy soccer boss resigns after World Cup elimination

Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio resigned on Monday, a week after the national team failed to qualify for the World Cup finals. Referees association president Marcello Nicchi told reporters that Tavecchio had quit during a meeting at FIGC headquarters in Rome. Tavecchio, 74, had been under pressure to step down after a goalless

Zidane staying upbeat amid Real troubles

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still “optimistic” as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16.European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 with

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later admitted that “the practical

CSPR wants Budget Act enacted

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has observed that the lack of relevant pieces of legislation in the financial sector is making it difficult for citizens to hold to account public officers. CSPR Programs Manager Edward Musosa says there is therefore need for government to expedite the enactment of the  Budget Act because this

SADC displeases MNT Leader

Opposition Movement for National Transformation (MNT) President Daniel Shimunza says the entire SADC leadership has failed to appreciate the human suffering the people of Zimbabwe have endured by their continued support for President Robert Mugabe. Mr. Shimunza says Zimbabweans have endured much of the 37-years under a regime that ruled with an iron fist, with

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, and the process could take just two days. The motion accuses the 93-year-old of charges including allowing his wife Grace to

Misapplication of funds worries Finish envoy to Zambia

Finish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen says the continued reports of misapplication of funds are denting Zambia’s image internationally. Mr. Olkkonen has expressed concern that some Civil Society Organizations have been cited of misapplication of donor funds. He says the funding appetite by donors will be reduced if the vice is not addressed. Mr. Olkkonnen

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, on charges he “allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power.” The motion is now due to be moved in parliament on Tuesday. Party member Paul Mangawana said the process could take as little as two days to complete, and President Mugabe