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Zambian dies in car accident in South Africa

A 37-YEAR old Zambian national has died in a road traffic accident in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kenneth Sibanda, holder of passport number ZN625802 died on the spot along N3 highway near Malboro in Johannesburg after the car he was toiling to a garag...

Brian McKnight and Joe Thomas to headline this year’s Stanbic Music Festival in Lusaka

US mega-stars Brian McKnight and Joe Thomas will headline this year’s Stanbic Music Festival in Lusaka on October 5 and 6, 2018. The two Grammy award-winning nominees will perform alongside local artists AfroPop rising star Kiki, the queen of Zambian R...

President Lungu greets Muslims, calls them to participate in the national dialogue process

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has extended his appeal to the Muslim Community to also participate in the National Dialogue process and help in bringing best results to benefit all Zambians.   In a statement issued by State House Press Aide Amos Chanda, Preside...

Mother aged 54 and daughter aged 23 die in mine accident, police say

A 54 year old woman of Mushingo Village in Chief Kanyembo of Nchelenge District and her 23 year old daughter have died after a tunnel in which they were digging gravel sand from collapsed on them. Police Assistant Public Relations Officer Godfrey Chila...

Miner dies underground at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) in Chingola

AN employee of Vedanta’s Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) in Chingola has died underground. Vedanta Africa Base Metals has confirmed the news in a statement issued by its General Manager and Corporate Affairs Eugine Chungu yesterday And the company has ...

PF mourns Daniel Munkombwe.

THE Patriotic Front Central Committee and its general membership has bemoaned the death of former Southern Province Minister Daniel Munkombwe. Party Secretary General Davies Mwila described Munkombwe as a man who spoke his mind irrespective of who agre...

Muslims end Fast

  By Salim Dawood MUSLIMS around the world this morning June 15, 2018 marked the end of Ramadan with Eid prayers bringing the month-long fasting ritual for believers to a close. Muslims across the globe gathered in different open grounds and mosqu...

Moise Katumbi scores more than 50% votes in opinion polls

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has scored more than 50% votes in a recent opinion poll of the people’s choice to challenge outgoing President Joseph Kabila. Three other candidates – Vital Kamerhe, Jean-Pierre Bemba and Fel...

Moise Katumbi scores more than 50% votes in opinion polls

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has scored more than 50% votes in a recent opinion poll of the people’s choice to challenge outgoing President Joseph Kabila. Three other candidates – Vital Kamerhe, Jean-Pierre Bemba and Fel...

Moise Katumbi scores more than 50% votes in opinion polls

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has scored more than 50% votes in a recent opinion poll of the people’s choice to challenge outgoing President Joseph Kabila. Three other candidates – Vital Kamerhe, Jean-Pierre Bemba and Fel...

President Edgar Lungu on a private visit to Kenya

THE Head of State His Excellency President Edgar Lungu has left the country for a brief private visit to Kenya. This is according to Amos Chanda, the Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations to the President. Mr. Chanda told the press at Kennet...

Dr. Vernon Mwape Pashi to be buried today

THE late Paediatric Surgery registrar at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Dr. Vernon Mwape Pashi, who died on Sunday, June, 10th, 2018, will be buried today at Memorial Park Cemetery.  He was 33. The late Dr. Pashi was among the doctors that...

Her Majesty The Queen to honour young people from Zambia

HER Majesty The Queen will present Gift Chansa and Sela Kasepa from Zambia with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Tuesday 26th June. The Awards recognise the work that young people from across the Comm...

President Lungu declares 3 days of national mourning for late Victoria Kalima

  PRESIDENT Edagr Lungu has declared Thursday 14th June to Saturday 16th June 2018 as national mourning period for late Minister of Gender Victoria Kalima. According to a statement issued by Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Administration Patri...

Notorious gang called the “fluffy boys” terrorize Kalingalinga residents

RESIDENTS in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga Township have continued living in fear and allegedly being forced to be indoors following a gang of boys locally known as the “fluffy boys” who have been terrorizing the area. And Police Spokesperson...

PF mourns Gender Minister Victoria Kalima

PATRIORIC Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila has regretted the untimely demise of Gender Minister Victoria Kalima. In a statement issued by PF Media Director Sunday Chanda, Mwila said Kalima who was also PF Member of Parliament for Kasenengwa Co...

POLICE: Two men allegedly gang-rape 31-year-old woman in bush

A 31-YEAR old woman of Mutofwe village in Chief Munkanta’s area in Kawambwa district is admitted in hospital after she was gang raped by two men who took turns on her while she was on her way home from a drinking spree. And one suspect is nursing...

Four people die in separate road traffic accidents in Solwezi and Chongwe, police say

FOUR people have died in separate fatal road accidents in Solwezi and Chongwe. The first incident happened on Sunday, 10th June, 2018 at around 18:30 hours along Independence Avenue at Kyawama Market in Solwezi where two people died. The accident invol...

Moise Katumbi hails his party’s first rally in Kinshasa ahead of December’s polls

LEADING DR Congo opposition politician Moise Katumbi has hailed his party’s first rally in Kinshasa ahead of December’s elections. Katumbi has been living in a self-imposed exile in Belgium since 2016 after he was sentenced to three years in jail in ab...

#RIPPashi: Friends, colleagues mourn death of Dr. Vernon Mwape Pashi

THE sudden death of Dr. Vernon Mwape Pashi, 33, has shocked the medical fraternity and many of his colleagues and friends have been mourning the loss. The lifeless body of the beloved young doctor was found in his bedroom by a family member yesterday m...

HPCZ withdraws certificate of approval for health programs at Apex & Cavendish Universities

THE Health Professions Council of Zambia has with immediate effect withdrawn the approval of certificates for training programmes offered at Lusaka Apex Medical University and three other programmes at Cavendish University. Association Rigistrar Dr Aar...

Kabila’s coalition launch marred with accusations of attempted assassination

THE launch of a new political coalition in the DRC Congo with President Joseph Kabila at the helm was overshadowed on Thursday by the allegation that Kabila himself ordered the attempted assassination of Judge Jacques Mbuyi last year. Mbuyi, a justice ...

Five arrested by police with suspected counterfeit sugar.

FOUR Burundese and one Congolese nationals have been charged with Forgery of trademarks and sale of good bearing false trade marks after they were caught with suspected counterfeit sugar. The suspects were arrested by police on Monday following an oper...

Trade Kings introduces active silver technology

TRADE KINGS – the largest wholly owned Zambian fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer has again set a milestone in its remarkable history by launching the Romeo HygieniX range of hygiene soaps. While the conglomerate has been manufacturing beau...

Police look for Burundi national for murdering Nyama

A 33-YEAR old Chibolya resident has been stabbed to death by a Burundi national aged identified as John Kajengemana aged between 25 and 30 working as a butcher at an abattoir in the same compound. According to Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo, the su...

Two die while others sustain injuries in separate road accidents, police say

TWO people have died who two others have sustained injuries in separate road accidents in Masaiti and Ndola respectively. In the first accident, a 55 year old driver of a Scania truck registration number 74 MZ GP identified as Peter Kundanda died while...

Financial Intelligence Centre report is full of rumors, Dora Siliya says

CHIEF Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya says the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) was not supposed to avail the recently publicised financial report to the public before availing it to government. Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, ...

ESPN and Kwesé support Special Olympics Zambia for National Games Ahead of Abu Dhabi 2019

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – 7 June, 2018 – ESPN in partnership with Kwesé, is supporting Special Olympics Zambia leading up to their National Games at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka from 9-10 June, 2018. This event, held in cooperation with the Za...

ECZ not happy with the political violence during the just ended Chilanga parliamentary polls

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says it is disappointed with the uncalled for behaviour of some political parties during the just ended Chilanga parliamentary polls. And the commission has commended all the political parties that participated ...

Chilanga polls were peaceful, Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says

INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says the police service is investigating the unruly behaviours that were recorded in some parts of Chilanga during the just ended parliamentary by-elections. And Kanganja has commended all political players a...