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Macky 2 releases treason song mocking HH

Popular Musician Mulaza Kaira aka Macky 2 has released a song titled Treason in which he mocks incarcerated opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Macky 2 a PF Cadre musician mocks Hichilema popularly known as HH mocks the UPND leader who is in court facing treason charges. But Yona Musukwa a social commentator has condemned the

HH’s treason case: What Thursday’s adjournment means?

The motion to have a preliminary inquiry undertaken by the subordinate court has been granted today. This entails that while the subordinate court will not try the treason charges levelled against the UPND President, Hakainde Hichilema and others, it will take evidence from witnesses beginning 4th and 5th May 2017. This will be to determine

HH’s supporters now take swipe at SDA Church

Supporters of the opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema have now taken a swipe at the Seventh Day Church (SDA) for what they call docility,passiveness and casual approach over him as a member of the Church.   Hichilema or HH as he is commonly called was arrested over two weeks ago in a brutal manner and

Zambia Reports’s “Lungu breathes fire on Catholics” story is Fake News-State House

Statehouse has said that the story on Zambia Reports published this morning captioned “Lungu breathes fire on Catholics,” is simply false as neither the President nor his spokesperson have made any such statements anywhere. In a press statement released to the media today, State House said that it has taken this unprecedented step to react

9 months no pay for Workers at National Housing Authority

Workers at National Housing Authority (NHA) have gone for nine months without salaries, an employee has told Zambian Eye. The Unionised Workers have since vowed to boycott Labour Day celebrations next week on Monday. Management has however mobilised to go and march and get allowances, the employee who chose to remain anonymous for fear of

Video: 24 years ago, President breaks down, National team perish

24 years ago the entire national soccer team of Zambia perished in a plane crash on their way for a world cup qualifier encounter against Senegal.

Lungu’s ally Museveni wants to increase number of Advisers to 163

Uganda MPs have criticised plans by President Yoweri Museveni to add more personal advisers, saying the money could be better spent in buying resources in hospitals and improving remuneration of medical staff, The Observer reports. Mr Museveni has made a request to add 18 advisers, taking their number to 163. The paper reports that it has

Warning to UPND members

Good morning, please publish this for me. My Name is Memory Chika Phiri, am a follower of happenings in our country. It is with sadness and unfortunate to realise the brutality and aggression that the PF and their puppet police commissioners like Kanganja and Kapeso are putting on UPND and anybody with different views from

24 years today: Zambia entire soccer team perish in plane clash

It has been 24 years since the Gabon Air disaster. On 27th APR 1993 at 22:45hrs (early hours of 28 April in Zambia) the de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo plunged into the Atlantic. We remember the fallen Heroes: Footballers Efford Chabala (goalkeeper) John Soko (defender) Whiteson Changwe (defender) Robert Watiyakeni (defender) Eston Mulenga (midfielder) Derby

Boyz II Men to headline 2017 Stanbic Music Festival

Stanbic Bank has announced that Grammy award winning R&B group Boyz II Men will be the main international group at this year’s Stanbic Music Festival. Stanbic Head of Marketing and Public Relations Chanda Katongo announced during a news briefing at the Bank’s Headquarters in Lusaka. Mrs Katongo said the festival will be held on 22nd

PF’s Provincial Youth Chairperson responds to Amnesty International Statement

By Kennedy Kamba Amnesty International Statement demanding Opposition Leader’s unconditional release following what they Consider Trumped-up treason charges  Lusaka, 26th April 2017 – Regarding the statement attributed to Amnesty International, the general public would appreciate if the authors provided the necessary legal provisions on which they base their demand for the unconditional release of the

Government secures land for the construction of the relocated AU’s ECOSOCC secretariat

GOVERNMENT has secured land for the construction of the secretariat for Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU) which has been relocated to Zambia, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Acting minister of Foreign Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said Zambia is eagerly waiting to host the ECOSOCC secretariat because it is committed to advancing

PF to go for a national convention in 2020

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has announced that the ruling party will hold its general conference in 2020. Mr Mwila said in Mafinga District yesterday that the conference would be preceded by the party elections slated for July 1, 2018. He directed that between now and July 1 next year, there should be

Zambia has 168 men and 2 women on death row

THE Zambia Correctional Services says it has 170 inmates on death row. The 170 comprises 168 males at Mukobeko Maximum Security Facility in Kabwe. The two women are confined to the female section. Zambia Correctional Services Commissioner General Percy Chato said before the courts of law convicted and sentenced the 170 people to death for

Brig Gen Godfrey Miyanda Responds to Bloggers on “Minister of Justice has Lied”

RESPONSE TO BLOGGERS ON MY STATEMENT “MINISTER OF JUSTICE HAS LIED”! [By Brig Gen Godfrey Miyanda – 22nd April 2017] PREFACE I thank all who commented on my article published by LT on 18th April 2017. I have been challenged to cite local authorities, rather than ‘foreign’ ones, to justify my alleged “negative” analysis which

President Lungu Commisions a drug manufacturing factory

President Edgar Lungu has called on investors to take advantage of Zambia’s geographic position together with the peace and stability prevailing in the country to set up their businesses. President Lungu says it is unfortunate that some people are bent on misleading investors and the international community that the country is unstable. The Head of

Zambia is enjoying peace contrary to falsehood being peddled-

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia is enjoying peace contrary to falsehood being peddled by some sections of the media. President Lungu says Zambia will remain a peaceful country which is open to cooperate with other countries to spur economic development. The Head of State said this when he received letters of credence from Czech Republic

Zambia Police arrest 4 UPND cadres in connection with recent fires in Lusaka

Police have picked up four male persons all of Lusaka suspected to be behind a spate of fires experienced in Lusaka in the recent past. The suspects have been identified as Remmy Mukuba, aged 35 of Kamwala South who is UPND Provincial Youth Vice Treasurer, Fabian Mwanza Lubona, aged 23, of Kanyama compound, Martin Muchindu,35 of Chilulu

Amnesty International demands for HH’s release

Amnesty International has demanded that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema be released immediately. The organisation is also demanding that Mr Hichilema’s ‘trumped-up treason charges be dropped. It said the Zambian authorities must drop trumped-up treason charges against Mr. Hichilema and his five employees and release them unconditionally. Amnesty International said this in a statement today ahead

Zambia’s Copper Industry has potential for growth – Albanese

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Chairman and Vedanta Resources Plc Chief Executive Officer, Tom Albanese, has told a mining conference in the United Kingdom that Zambia could restore its position as Africa’s largest copper producer if all smelters in the country reach their full capacity. Delivering a key note speech at the Zambia Mining Investment Conference

LGAZ cheers President Lungu’s agenda to transform Zambia into an information and knowledge-based society

THE Local Government Association of Zambia has saluted President Edgar Lungu’s efforts aimed at transforming Zambia into an information and knowledge-based society supported by increased access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). LGAZ president Christopher Kang’ombe said his Association totally agrees with President Lungu that e-government and ICT are powerful drivers for economic growth and

Copper production to hit 850,000 tonnes by December 2017

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma has projected that Zambia’s copper production will be around 850,000 tonnes by the end of this year. This is up from the current 7-hundred and 74-thousand tonnes at the end of 2016. Mr. Yaluma says the increase is premised on government’s prudent steps to creating a favourable investment environment in the

TRAFFIC happy with Zambia’s move to ban Mukula movements

A leading international organization on trade in wild animals and plants called TRAFFIC has welcomed the Zambian government’s decision to sign a new law that bans the movement of Mukula trees from Zambia. Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata recently signed a Statutory instrument which banned all “In Transit” timber within the country. 17

Pentecostals are an embarrassment –Nevers Mumba

MMD President Nevers Mumba has charged that the conduct of some Pentecostal Pastors aligned to the Patriotic Front is shameful. Dr Mumba said in an interview that it is embarrassing to belong to the Evangelical movement which he said has aligned itself to the PF which is perpetuating injustices against God’s people. He said some

Zambian MPs Pledge to Help Bring Rwandan Genocide Suspects to Book

Members of the Zambian Parliament, who are in Rwanda for a study tour have pledged to press for Rwandan Genocide fugitives living in Zambia to be brought to justice. Led by Patricia Mwashingwele, the seven lawmakers yesterday met with their Rwandan counterparts, including Speaker Donatile Mukabalisa. She explained that Rwanda’s history offers lessons to the

Government to sell stake in ZCCM-IH to Israeli firm

Bloomberg News reports that, Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, is close to selling a stake in ZCCM Investments Holdings, a state-controlled mine holding company, for more than $100m, according to three people familiar with the matter. Sapir Capital, an Israeli private equity company that’s invested in industries from nanotechnology to oil and gas, is waiting

Government completes assessment for the construction of the Serenje-Petauke-Chipata green field railway line

GOVERNMENT has completed the environmental impact assessment for the construction of the Serenje-Petauke-Chipata green field railway line, says Transport and Communications minister Brian Mushimba. Mr. Mushimba said the US$2.3 billion project will be funded by the Chinese government and was expected to create 8,000 direct jobs. He said Government has since submitted the report to

Patriotic Front on Firm Ground, PF Secretary General Tells Muchinga Province

Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Mr. Davies Mwila has assured the structures in Muchinga Province that the party will never depart from the values that made it Zambia’s number one (1) party of choice from 2011 when it formed Government to date. “We know and understand that the Patriotic Front was birthed as the people’s

President Lungu Pardons Chanda Chimba III on compassionate grounds

Journalist Chanda Chimba the third has been released from prison. Chimba has been released on compassionate grounds. Zambia Correctional Services Commissioner General Percy Chato has confirmed the release of the journalist. Mr. Chato says Mr. Chimba has been released in accordance with section 1118 which deals with the release of terminally ill patients. During his

PF insists Catholic Bishops should persuade UPND to recognise Lungu as President

The Patriotic Front as party has also asked the Roman Catholic Church Bishops to engage the opposition UPND and persuade them to recognise Edgar Lungu as the dully elected President of Zambia. In a statement issued by the PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya, the ruling party is affirming the statement issued by government yesterday for