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Zambia’s Drivern Technologies to Launch On-Demand TAXI APP for Lusaka commuters

Lusaka is about to experience a change in public transport as Drivern Technologies (Drivern) announces the launch of its On-Demand transport App called Drivern. The launch of the Drivern App, from the May 1st, 2017, will enable commuters in Lusaka and ...

Those seeking to disrupt order will face full force – President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has warned that those who seek to disrupt law and order will face the full force of the law. Speaking during the combined commissioning of three conventional toll plazas at Katuba, Shimabala and Mumbwa sites at Katuba toll plaza t...

Get ready for party mobilisation to remain relevant to Zambians Mwila urges PF members

The Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has called on the structures across the country to prioritise mobilisation as a means for the ruling party to remain relevant to the Zambians both now and in future. Speaking on his five (5) day tour of Muchinga Province in Chinsali and Shiwang’andu respectively on 27th April

Get ready for party mobilisation to remain relevant to Zambians Mwila urges PF members

President Lungu congratulates his party over Masaiti, Kasamba victory President Edgar Lungu has congratulated the Patriotic Front (PF) members for the victory in Tuesday’s Masaiti, (Copperbelt) and Kasamba (Nchelenge, Luapula Province) Local Government by elections. The President is pleased that this result demonstrates that the party still remains a formidable force on the political scene.

Mulongoti implores Lungu to start preparing his exit plan as he wont go beyond 2021

People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti has urged President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to start preparing his exit plans now because chances of him remaining in power beyond 2021 are very slim even if his eligibility to contest again is to be cleared constitutionally. In an interview on pan African Radio, Mulongoti said the days of the

President Lungu congratulates his party over Masaiti, Kasamba victory

President Edgar Lungu has congratulated the Patriotic Front (PF) members for the victory in Tuesday’s Masaiti, (Copperbelt) and Kasamba (Nchelenge, Luapula Province) Local Government by elections. The President is pleased that the result demonstrates that the party still remains a formidable force on the political scene. Mr Lungu said the victory is an affirmation of

Mabumba happy with document guiding setting of electricity tarifs based on transmission cost

Energy Minister David Mabumba has expressed happiness over the document aimed at guiding the setting of electricity tariffs based on empirical evidence of generating transmitting cost and distribution which will be implemented soon in Zambia. The Energy Minister revealed that the study will be carried by the Economic Consulting Associates of the United Kingdom in

96% of Trump voters would do it again.

Ordinarily a president whose polls show approval ratings at historic lows at this point in a young administration would be in trouble. But President Trump has reason to feel confident about his latest numbers. He is still doing extraordinarily well wit...

ZNFU disappointed with farmers selling maize cheaply

Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) President has expressed his displeasure over some farmers’ resort into selling maize at only K50 per 50KG bag and K80 per 50KG bag of soya beans. Speaking when he met Kaoma District Farmers’ Association (DFAs) in Western Province, ZNFU President said farmers should notshow desperation by selling their farm produce

Mayors have failed to grasp Constitutional terms of reference -Dr Mwanawasa

Former first Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has said the current Executive Mayors in Zambia have not understood the Constitutional terms of reference for their offices. Speaking recently during the Panos Media workshop held at the Lusaka’s Cresta Hotel, Dr. Mwanawasa wondered why Executive Mayors have continued using the old constitutional terms of reference in their offices.

Kaunda, Rupiah are partisan can’t resolve political tension in Zambia-Chipenzi

Electoral Expert MacDonald Chipenzi has said the two former heads of states Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Bwedzani Banda may not advocate for peace indaba to curb political tension in Zambia between the ruling PF and opposition UPND because the duo have partisan stances. In an interview, Chipenzi said the involvement of Dr. Kaunda and

HRC expresses worry over the shooting of a bus driver

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has described the shooting of a Lusaka based bus driver by a suspected Police Officer in Kamwala area of Lusaka as worrying and frightening.   HRC  Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya  said  it is extremely worrying that a criminal act of a suspected police officer, fully clad in a uniform, blocked a

HH wanted to declare himself President in Mongu claims State in its fresh charges

  The Zambian government has submitted a fresh indictment that United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema (HH) and others wanted to declare himself as President in Mongu The state has been allowed to amend the indictment on the treason charge against UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema after the  the Lusaka Magistrate ruled that the

Munali Nickel mine to re-open

The Munali Nickel Mine in Mazabuka, Southern province, is due to reopen this year.   The mine, which was shut down three years ago will reopen under new investors, Consolidated Nickel Mine, a British firm.   Company Chief Executive Officer, Simon Purkiss has disclosed the reopening of the mine at the 2017 Zambia Mining Investment

Bwalya claims PF’s response to Catholic Bishops shows respect

The manner in which the Patriotic Front government has responded to the statement by the President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu speaks volumes about the respect President Lungu’s government has for the church in Zambia. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya sais he is  impressed by the approach and

Impostor jailed for masquerading on behalf of the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust

Kafue Magistrate court has convicted a man with two of his compliances for allegedly obtaining money by false pretenses.  Kafue Magistrate Army Masoja jailed People’s Concern Foundation Director Evans Chisha for seven years with hard labour  for collecting money on the pretense  that his organization is a subsidiary of the Esther Lungu Foundation  Trust when

Zambia State of Emergency necessary – Ng’oma

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma says it is necessary that President Edgar Lungu declares a State of Emergency given the increasing cases of arson in the country. Dr. Ng’oma, who is also a Political Science Lecturer at the University of Zambia (UNZA), has explained that when the State of Emergency is declared, people’s rights and

Lungu’s State of Emergency threat is justified – PF

The ruling Patriotic Front in Lusaka Province says President Edgar Lungu’s threat to declare a state of emergency is justified. PF Lusaka province Chairperson Horace Longwe says this is however not to say that the party in the Province is encouraging President Lungu to declare a state of emergency. Mr. Longwe says the ruling PF

Govt wants to turn UNZA into University Colleges

  The Patriotic Front (PF) Government has proposed to restructure the University of Zambia by turning the institution into University College. Government says UNZA in its current structure is too big to manage. The proposal if approved will see UNZA turned into five University Colleges namely, College of Medicine, College of Education, College of Agriculture

Lungu warns mayors,DCs

President Edgar Lungu has warned Mayors, Council Chairpersons and District Commissioners that he will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against them if they engage in conflict over their roles. President Lungu says Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska issued a circular which guided the administrative interface between the local authorities and district administration. The

President Lungu accuses Veteran Politician Vernon Mwaanga to scam of discrediting Zambia

President Edgar Lungu says government is aware of reports linking veteran politician Vernon Mwanga to an international campaign aimed at discrediting Zambia.   Dr. Mwaanga is reported have been to different countries misrepresenting the country over the arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.   The Head of State says Zambian diplomats should not allow the

Probe Jitotwe Bus Service for traffic accident in South Africa -Mwamba

  Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has written to the Road Transport and Safety Agency-RTSA- to investigate passenger complaints regarding a bus that was involved in a road traffic accident in South Africa.   Three Zambians died on the spot, while Five others are in critical condition in South Africa in an

Lungu’s threats to declare State of Emergency disturbs CISCA

Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) says threats by President Edgar Lungu to declare a state of emergency are disturbing. CiSCA mobilizing committee Chairperson Nicholas Phiri has reminded President Lungu that beating or corporal punishment by a ...

Govt has not allowed distribution of condoms in schools

Minister of General Education Dr Dennis Wanchinga says his ministry has not issued any policy statement to allow the distribution of condoms in schools. Dr Wanchinga says he has continued to hear reports by some sections of the media who claim that the...

COMESA court key integration-Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina says government remains committed and will always support programmes of the COMESA Court of Justice. Mrs. Wina says the COMESA Court of Justice is important for maintaining the rule of law in the region which will in turn deepen regional integration. She said the court will help resolve disputes arising in

Mazhandu bounces back on road

  Mazhandu Family bus after a road accident in February Mazhandu Family Bus Service has been give back its operating license. The License has however been restored on condition that the Bus service fulfils three conditions. The license has been restored following the Road Service Appeal Tribunal sitting. Mazhandu Family Bus Service has agreed in

President Lungu wants viable plans to reduce poverty in Luapula

President Lungu has tasked the Ministry of National Development Planning in Luapula Province to come up with viable plans of reducing poverty in the province. Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Buleti Nsemukila disclosed during the recently held Provincial Development Coordinating Committee meeting in Mansa. He said President Lungu has tasked the Ministry of National Development

Former ZIM Finance Minister Tendai Biti says Zambia’s rule of is broken as in Zimbabwe

  Tendai Biti was finance minister of Zimbabwe under the unity government from 2009-2013   By Tendai Biti Zambia’s leadership seems intent on destroying the 50 years of work post-independence to build democracy by replicating actions we have routinely seen in Zimbabwe, notably the systematic harassment and intimidation of press, civil society and the opposition.

COURT ADJOURNS HH CASE TO THURSDAY

Lusaka-Wednesday 19th April 2017 The matter in which opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing treasonous charged has been adjourned to Thursday 20th April 2017. Lusaka Magistrate Greenwell Malumani adjourned the matter to Thursday. The defence te...

Zambia’s politics, arrest of HH worry former Kenyan Prime Minister Odinga

Raila Odinga former Kenyana Prime Minister Now is the time for African democrats to speak out, writes former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga Last August politicians across the Continent watched with mounting concern as the drama surrounding the elections in Zambia unfolded. Without doubt the election result was close; many alleged it was stolen. Last