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Queen to honour inspiring young people from Zambia

The Queen’s Young Leaders programme is today delighted to reveal that Gift Chansa and Sela Kasepa from Zambia have been chosen as two of the final ever Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners in recognition of the lead they are taking in their communities to change lives. The prestigious Awards programme, now in its fourth and

Police summon Radio Presenter for allegedly inciting the Lozi people against Govt

Catholic Oblate Liseli radio presenter, Situmbeko Sikuka, has been summoned by Zambia police for allegedly inciting the Lozi community against Zambian government officials after he hosted a show to discuss an apparent unfairness emanating from the just ended Teachers’ recruitment exercise which has sparked much discontent among suitably qualified teachers hailing from the contested Barotseland

Mosi-o-tunya Executive Lodge – Livingstone

Mosi-O-Tunya Executive Lodge, a bed and breakfast lodge is situated in a quiet and peaceful area of Livingstone, the first capital of Zambia and the home of the mighty Victoria Falls, the Mosi-Ao-Tunya National Park and the Big 5. Mosi-O-Tunya Executive Lodge has 16 immaculate, fully air-conditioned en-suite rooms in Double, Twin, Queen and Family

Mosi-o-tunya Executive Lodge – Lusaka

Lusaka Mosi-o-tunya Executive Lodge situated in Rockfield, a prime residential in the Zambian capital, offers bed and breakfast. The Lodge has fully air-conditioned en-suite rooms in Double, Twin, Queen and Family rooms with Dstv, WiFi, Tea/coffee making facilities. Lusaka Mosi-o-tunya Executive Lodge offers safes and fridges in all the rooms. The room rates are reasonable and

Compilation of Grace Mugabe’s speeches

Grace Mugabe, the former First Lady of Zimbabwe contributed to the downfall of her husband Robert Mugabe who had ruled for 37 years. She influenced the husband to sack his long time ally and Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa to pave way for her to succeed him. Mnangagwa was the pillar to Mugabe’s regime. He was

Dangote Cement stirs industrial revolution in Africa

Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc yesterday added fillip to the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally opened its 1.5mtpa capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, amid ecstasy by the government and the indigenes of the Country. The new plant estimated at $300 million has potentials for about 1000

Robert Mugabe from a war Hero to Zero: A Lesson for PF and UPND 

There are many divided opinions regards Comrade Robert Mugabe who by reason of the past few hours has now been relegated to the status of former President of Zimbabwe.For some,Mugabe will always be a hero irrespective of the political climate that has escorted his exit. But to his critics,the willy politician had become a data

Parliament begins impeachment proceedings against Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s parliament has begun formal proceedings to impeach Robert Mugabe, with its speaker announcing to the house that a motion to remove the President from office has been brought forward by the war veterans leader Chris Mutsvangwa and seconded by an opposition politician. The full motion was expected to accuse Mr Mugabe of allowing his wife

Emmerson Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot to kill him, and he would not return until he was sure of his security. The ruling Zanu-PF party is expected

Oxfarm’s take on the Paradise papers

The Paradise Papers like the Panama Papers have yet again exposed the iniquities of tax havens. Zambia like several other African countries has not been spared the injustices and harmful impacts of tax dodging. A media sweep on broader issues of transparency and accountability in Zambia shows that mismanagement and corruption are hardwired in the

Calls to impeach President Lungu are frivolous – FDD

FDD deputy National Secretary Anotnio Mwanza says the calls to impeach President Lungu are frivolous and unmeritorious as they fall short of the Constitutional ingredients for the impeachment of a Republican President. Mr Mwanza said the grounds being used to propagate for the impeachement of the President for short of the requirment for impeaching the

Tell the public what happened to Donor Funds – CSPR

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction in Eastern province says it is dismayed that the NGOs involved in the allegged embezzlement of donor funds have remained silent dispite the issue being in public domain for sometime now. And the CSPR regional Coordinator Maxson Nkhoma says the orginasation is shocked and  disturbed to learn of  reports

Stop hanging with Dr Mumba, he is a bad influence

MMD Die Hard youth national coordinator Gerald Chiluba has accused former party president Nevers Mumba of misleading opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema into not conceding defeat. Mr Chiluba says the sturborness of his former leader has rubbed off the UPND president who continues to refuse to concede defeat in the 2016 election despite the move

Catholic Bishops re-elect Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu as President

Catholic Bishops in Zambia have re-elected outspoken Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu as President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops. Rev. Fr. Winfield Kunda the ZCCB Communications Director said in a statement to the media that the Archbishop was re-elected during the Plenary meeting held last week in Lusaka. “Archbishop Mpundu was re-elected during the

Outing US Ambassador pens down his thoughts about Zambia

By Ambassador Eric Schultz Zambia, thanks for the great memories!  As I reflect on my three years as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, I consider what my goals were for U.S.-Zambia relations when I arrived in 2014.  I wanted to increase U.S.-Zambia trade and investment.  I sought to provide U.S. support for inclusive economic growth.  I

9-month pregnant mother dies in bar fight

Police in Central Province have arrested two women for murdering their nine months pregnant colleague after a scuffle at a bar. And police in Nyimba District of Eastern Province have arrested an 18-year-old man for murdering his 56-year-old uncle over a family garden.  In a statement issued by police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo  explained that

Why President Lungu is eligible to contest 2021 polls

By Justin Mupundu President Edgar Lungu‘s eligibility to context 2021 polls debate is around political and not legal issues. First and foremost, President Lungu’s critics deliberately orchestrated the so-called ‘Third Term Debate.’ However, President Lungu will seek a re-election for a second term in 2021 and not a third term as his critics has deliberately

MP Mukata found with a case to answer in the murder case

The Lusaka High Court has found Chilanga UPND Member of Parliament Keith Mukata and his co accused Charmain Musonda with a case to answer in a murder charge. This is in a matter in which the duo is charged for the murder of Namakabwa Kwenda, who was a security guard at Mukata’s law firm. High Court

Pay levies or will continue uprooting your kiosks-Lusaka Mayor

Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba says the Council will continue uprooting Mobile Money booths if operators do not pay council livies. Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, Mr Kalumba said uprooting of Zoona, MTN and Airtel kiosks will continue as long as people don’t pay levies to the council. He said the council will not

Explain your motive for investing in off-shore accounts, HH challenged

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should give a better explanation on why his name is in the Paradise Papers. Mr Sinkamba said being legal does not make tax avoidance or evading tax by investing in off-accounts right. He said there is need for Mr Hichilema to properly explain his motive

Opposition MPs Refuse to approve Ministry of Information Budget

Katuba UPND MP Patricia Mwashingwele says she will not vote for the  approval of the more than K125 million to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the 2018 financial year as doing so would be paying for a PF propaganda tool. Contributing to the vote,Hon Mwashingwele said the PF should find the money for

PF Cadres in Police uniforms killed an innocent person in my constituency- Kabompo MP

Kabompo area Member of Parliament has accused the ruling PF cadres of Killing one person in his constituency the night before the president arrived in the district. Speaking in parliament during debate on Tuesday Ambrose Lufuma challenged Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to condemn the PF cadres who murdered an inocent person. He questioned whether the culprits

UPND must woke up or remain in opposition

Stop comforting yourselves that Kambwili will divide PF ..DO YOU HAVE PATENT TO VOTERS THAT VOTED YOU ? Restructure the Party or keep dead woods for another century in Opposition . Dr Scot Guest Speaker at NDC Luach and you are ndwiii …who will campaign for your President in 2021 if all the BIG GUYS

Lusaka lawlessness

By Brian Mulenga The markets and shopping centers of Lusaka have become completely lawless and the council has been shouldered aside. Tumbledown stands and all types of trading are now taking all manner of spaces everywhere. Pavements are now markets and we the citizens must walk in the gutter. Yet there is somebody making a

Financial Scandal rocks Zambia’s NGOs: $3.5 million “stolen”

“DFID Reports SACCORD, YALI and ZAP Project Manager, Abdon Yezi to; Police, DEC for alleged theft of $3.5m” The Department for International Development (DFID) a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid in Zambia has reported three Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) to the Zambia Police and to the Drug Enforcement Commission-Anti-money laundering Unit. This

Subversion of the Judiciary; Creeping Dictatorship and Arrogance of Power in Zambia

By Muna Ndulo Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School, Cornell University USA, Honorary Professor of Law Universities of Cape Town, Western Cape and Free State, South Africa. Introduction I write to support the position of Elias Chipimo and the Law Association of Zambia in their condemnation of President Lungu’s irresponsible attacks on the judiciary.

Lungu has declared war against Judges – HH

Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has charged that the statement by President Edgar Lungu is equivalent to declaring war on a group of professionals. President Lungu on Thursday upon arrival in Solwezi warned Judges presiding on his eligibility to contest 2021 that they will be chaos if they rule against him. Addressing a media briefing

ConCourt Judges must recuse themselves from Lungu’s 2021 eligibility case

President Lungu’s remarks that he was sworn to defend the Constitution of Zambia is at variance with his warning to Judges of the Constitutional Court if they decide to rule against his eligibility to stand in 2021. Those who respect the Constitution are patient at heart when the matter involves their interest. They do not

Veep refuses to comment on the President’s choas statement

Republican Vice President Inonge Wina told Parliament on Friday morning that she is not aware of the attacks on the Judiciary issued by President Edgar Lungu in Solwezi yesterday. During the Vice President’s Question and Answer session, Mrs. Wina refused to comment on the President’s statement claiming that she had not read the newspapers and therefore could

I’m a freshman in University, should I date so soon?

By Jefferson Kapasa University days will probably be among the best days of your life, the experience of the first lecture as a freshman is tattooed on your memory. If you are a guy you will probably keep a catalogue of the prettiest girls you see in your first week of campus, of course not