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Some truth in Trump’s disparaging comment

In the days following a report that United States (US) President Donald Trump disparaged immigration from “s***hole countries” in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers, the White House settled on a bizarre response. Publicly, they denied that Trump ever said “s***hole countries.” And then privately, they explained those hard-to-believe denials by claiming he said “s***house

Of fathers-in-law’s piece of work

UNLIKE people who do casual work and get their wages or payments on agreed time or date after completing work given to them by those who hire them, those who do piece work have to be paid according to the amount of work they have done and they have to be paid as soon as

Mampi vows to give best for music lovers

By CHRISTINE MWAABA - MUSICIAN Mampi says music fans should expect the best from her this year. The talented artiste who recently released her latest song and video of the song called Nyula Yako 2018 said her latest song and video is a glimpse of what she wants to offer music lovers this year. This

Multi-Choice promises DStv, GOtv customers of more local content

By DOROTHY CHISI - MULTI-CHOICE Zambia has assured its DStv and GOtv customers of more local content on both Zambezi Magic and OneZed channels. Public Relations Manager Mwika Malindima said more growth should be expected on OneZed channel which is a purely entertainment platform. “In this year 2018, expect everything done on Zambezi Magic to

Ken One drops ‘Nilipo’

By CHRISTINE MWAABA - KENETH Sikamba popularly known as Ken One has released his latest single and video titled Nilipo. His latest track produced by N.X.T solutions features music star Izrael. In an interview with Times Entertainment, the youthful artiste said his latest song and video was a dynamic music video and would inspire music

Need for access to lavatories in banks

DID you ever realise that you may not have absolute access to lavatories in most Zambians bank even after waiting in a queue to get a service? Well, imagine standing in a queue for long hours in a bank where one is despite to access the lavatory but the door to the restrooms reads ‘staff

When a Chikanda vendor caused a couple’s near death

John Njovu warns that we should not quickly jump to conclusion on the basis of what we see or hear because the consequences can be dire as happened to him and his partner… I LOVE buying Chikanda from this woman. She is usually found at the gate outside our offices. So, for a number of

Chiefs demand law to deter foreigners from acquiring land

By CHILA NAMAIKO  - THE House of Chiefs has recommended that Parliament should enact a law that will deter foreigners from acquiring land in the country and those already in possession should give it back to the Government after the lease agreement expires. All land in Zambia is vested in the President, who holds it

Mushimba ponders social media bills

By KASONDE KASONDE - TRANSPORT and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has said he will,in the forth coming session of Parliament present three bills to regulate the use of social media and protect the consumers. Mr Mushimba said he would present before Parliament the Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill, Data Protection Bill and E-commence Bill

NRFA to migrate to e-Toll gates

By FRANCINA PHIRI - THE National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has said that the Agency will soon migrate from using the simplified toll gates to the electronic toll gates. NRFA public relations manager Alphonsius Hamachila said the project was in progress and that the first phase would soon be launched. Mr Hamachila said the decision

Ndola community Sch operates on shallow well

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA - DESPITE the directive by the Ministry of Education to ban schools without good sanitation facilities from opening, Ndola’s Hands Compassion Community School has continued to operate without clean water supply. The school, which is in Pamodzi Township, has no piped water and depends on a borehole, which is not operational now.

Stop those farmers selling subsidised inputs!

THE revelation that some farmers in Katete are selling fertiliser which they redeemed through the electronic voucher (e-voucher) system makes sad reading. According to the story that we are running in today’s edition, 42 bags of fertiliser were impounded after a tip-off from members of the public about the ungrateful farmers who were selling their

ZBF: Cutting cloth to size

THIS past week there was what one would call sad and good news for the Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF). First, the bad news. At this time of writing, ZBF had a shortfall of K25,000 on its K185, 000 budget to send a contingent of 12 boxers and officials to India for the AIBA India amateur

U-17 Futsal team to reverse defeat

By ADRIAN MWANZA - THE Zambia Under-17 futsal team will today look to overturn a three-goal deficit and qualify to the next stage of the 2018 Youth Olympics games when they clash in Angola at the Olympic Youth Development Centre(OYDC) in Lusaka. The match will be played behind closed doors. In the first leg, a

Nkana plan Zim camp

By Kalumiana Kalumiana - NKANA will hold a one-week 2018 pre-season training camp in Zimbabwe starting next week where they will play two friendly games. Nkana is one of Zambia’s four representatives in the CAF inter-club games and will play in the Confederations cup and is the only one of the quartet to be on

Larry Bwalya staying at Power

By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA - ANOTHER transfer chronicle is about to unfold between the two Kitwe giants with both Power Dynamos and Nkana expressing interest in the gifted leftie. Yesterday, newly appointed Power coach Kelvin Kaindu said the international midfielder is part of his plans for the 2018 campaign despite being linked with a move to

Only five out of 12 boxers leave for India

By ADRIAN MWANZA - JUST five boxers yesterday flew out to India to take part in the 2018 India Open Boxing tournament after the Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) failed to raise the remaining K25, 000 of its budget. Initially, the ZBF had planned to send 12 boxers from K185, 000 but even after raising 85


FROM NDINAWE SIMPELWE In Marrakech - Ivory Coast 0 Zambia  2 MIDFIELDER Augustine Mulenga scored a brace as Zambia eased passed Ivory Coast to secure a quarterfinal place thanks to a dominant display that put the Chipolopolo among the favourites to lift the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament here in Morocco. Mulenga, who has

Embrace change!

THE calendar realignment by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has stirred the hornet’s nest with football heads across the continent divided on the issue. It was CAF President Ahmad’s campaign promise to switch both CAF’s flagship event, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the inter-club

Chipolopolo rise on FIFA ladder

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA - ZAMBIA has moved up two places on the latest FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking released yesterday to 72 in the World but still stagnant in 15th on the continent. The Chipolopolo rankings improved towards the end of 2017 after a bad start in the Russia 2018 World Cup and Cameroon 2019 African

Zesco seals Atlas Mara deal

By SANDRA MWILA - ZAMBIAN league champions Zesco United have clinched a two-year shirt sponsorship deal worth K1.7 million with Atlas Mara Zambia. The deal comes with an additional K50,000 for annual awards for deserving players and undisclosed amount for monthly awards and social responsibility activities. It was disclosed during the launch held at Hotel

U-17 national cricket trials on

By GODFREY DUBE - THE Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) has begun trials for prospective Under-17 players to make the national team ahead of the regional tournament. Zambia will host the regional age group event slated for March in Ndola. ZCU president Reuben Chama said development officers across the country have been tasked to conduct trials

Donashano opts for Morocco’s Khourigba

From NDINAWE SIMPELWE in Marrakech, Morocco - NKANA might have registered Donashano Malama for the CAF 2018 Confederation Cup but their out-of-contract skipper has made his mind up to ditch the Kitwe side after he agreed pre-contract terms with Moroccan side Olympic Khourigba. Malama whose contract with Nkana ended on December 31, 2017 is here

Southern males in branded, flavoured protection

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI - SOUTHERN Province has received condoms branded in seven different flavours from the National AIDS Council (NAC). Speaking during the hand-over of the condoms in Choma, NAC acting director general Fortune Chibamba said the branded condoms were a captivating innovation. Mr Chibamba said the branded condoms were part of the consignment donated

Mother of Millions fights for children born in prison

By CHILA NAMAIKO - MOTHER of Millions Foundation (MoMF) has asked the Government to revise or amend the Prison Act Cap 97 in order to enhance the protection and rights of circumstantial children under Section 56. The charitable organisation is of the view that if the Act is revised or amended, it will enhance access

Man, 27, accused of raping, murdering 105-yr-old great gran

By PASSY HAACHIZO - A TWENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD man of Chongwe District in Lusaka Province has appeared in the Kabwe High Court for allegedly killing his 105-year-old grandmother of Chisamba after raping her in 2015. Lackson Simumba of Mazila Village appeared before High Court Judge Charles Zulu yesterday where he was accused of raping his great grandmother

Woman held for boyfriend’s knife death

By CHUSA SICHONE - A TWENTY-THREE-year-old woman is being held by police as a suspect in the death of her boyfriend who was stabbed to death in Lusaka’s Garden township. Juliet Phiri is alleged to have knifed her 25-year-old boyfriend, Mathews Nasilele, also of Garden in the early hours of Wednesday after a quarrel. Mr

Times, Daily Mail boards unveiled

By STEVEN ZANDE - Government has appointed boards for the two public print media institutions, the Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail. Information Minister, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga, has further said the Government, through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), will in the next few months start recapitalising the two

Golfer Kinnear dies

By Shamaoma Musonda - FORMER Zambian golf champion Trevor Kinnear has died and will be put to rest in Ndola this week. Kinnear, 59, died in Lusaka last week Thursday after a battle with cancer which was diagnosed at Stage-Two and is best remembered for his dedication to uplifting the levels of golf in the

Sate, Sakala dropped

By ADRIAN MWANZA - NKANA forward Ronald ‘Sate-Sate’ Kampamba and AfCON Under-20 championship winning captain Solomon Sakala were the biggest casualties in Wedson Nyirenda’s final 23-man squad going to the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament that kicks off this weekend in Morocco. But the team has room for Augustine Mulenga and Toaster Nsabata, the Zanaco