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FAZ: Zambia won’t host 2019 U-23 Afcon

ZAMBIA has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 U-23 the African Cup of Nations (AFCON ) due to the current economic climate. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Communications Manager Desmond Katongo has revealed this in a statement today. Katongo says the association decided to withdraw from hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations edition after thorough

Driver of killer truck arrested in Mazubuka 

POLICE in Mazabuka have arrested driver of the Hino ranger truck that was involved in a road traffic accident at Munali Hills last night. Southern Province commissioner of police Bonny Kapeso has confirmed to Mwebantu in a statement. ” I can now confirm that the driver of the hino ranger which rolled into the drainage at Munali

South African national dies in road traffic accident on along the Zimba-Kalomo road

A SOUTH African national has died on the spot while four others (also South African national) sustained injuries in an accident which happened yesterday at about 09:00 hours along the Zimba – Kalomo road at Mayombo area. And Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has withheld the names of the victims until the next of keen

DEC arrests a 27 year-old man of Matero Township for trafficking in Heroin

THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC)  in Lusaka has arrested a 27 year-old man of Matero Township for trafficking in Heroin. Commission Deputy Public Relations Officer Kamufisa Manchishi has confirmed this to Mwebantu and says Rock Ngong’a, 27, of Matero Township in Lusaka has been arrested for trafficking in 13 sachets of Heroin. Kamufisa says that the

DEC arrests two former employees of a telecoms company in Lusaka

TWO former employees of a named Mobile Communication Company in Lusaka have been arrested and jointly charged by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for money laundering activities involving over K100, 000.00. Commission Deputy Public Relations Officer Kamufisa Manchishi has confirmed this to Mwebantu and says the duo further engaged in money laundering activities by using

RTSA saddened by the death of 11 people in the Munali hills road crash 

THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is saddened by the death of 11 people in the Munali hills traffic accident on the Kafue – Mazabuka road. RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga told Mwebantu that 11 people died on the spot while 39 others survived with injuries after the Hino Ranger truck they were

AMOS CHANDA: All media are hereby advised to maintain basic decency in their reporting

STATE House Spokesperson Amos Chanda says his office has been inundated with frantic calls from foreign governments and international media following fake reports announcing the demise of First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda. Chanda in a statement today dispelled the online reports further urging the media to be decent in their reporting. He described Dr

POLICE: 11people die on the spot in road traffic accident at Munali Hills last night

POLICE say 11 people have died on the spot while 29 others sustained injuries and are admitted to Kafue District Hospital after the vehicle they were travelling in rolled into a drainage at Munali Hills last night at about 21:40hrs. Southern Province commissioner of police Bonny Kapeso has told Mwebantu in a statement that hose

Here is your word for today: Psalm 66:8-9

Good Morning Mwebantu, Here is your word for today: Verse: Psalm 66:8-9 ‘Let the whole world bless our God and loudly sing His praises. Our lives are in His hands, and He keeps our feet from stumbling.’ – He is the One who preserves your life day by day. – We can rejoice because He

AMOS CHANDA: KK alive and doing well,but will be kept in hospital 

PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson Amos Chanda says Zambia’s founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda who is admitted at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and being treated for a minor ailment is doing well. Mr. Chanda added that Dr. Kaunda, 93, was rehydrated and is now stable enough to be discharged. “But he has been kept in hospital longer than necessary to take

DR MACHA: a lot of Zambia women still dying from unsafe abortions related complications

ZAMBIA’s Constitution through Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) Act, Chapter 304 of the Laws of Zambia and the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, allows for access to safe abortion, yet Zambian women still resort to unsafe methods of termination with countless women dying as a result. University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Gynecologist Dr.

Inonge Wina Congrats Jean Kapata on her appointment as PF Chairperson for Women’s League and Child Development

VICE president Inonge Wina has offered herself to work with PF’s newly appointed Chairperson for Women’s League and Child Development Jean Kapata to revamp the PF Women’s wing by exploiting various talents in the women of the party. In a congratulatory message to Mrs Kapata on her new position, the Vice President said there is

BONNY KAPESO: it is a hoax

SOUTHERN province police commissioner Bonny Kapeso has dispelled rumours that the ZANACO Choma branch has been gutted by fire. Kapeso says the news should be received as a hoax because business is still going on normally without any hindrances. “Reports reaching my office that the Bank is on fire are results of careless social media

POLICE: 359 children below the age of 16 years were involved in RTAs in the second quarter of 2017

POLICE have revealed that a total number of 359 children below the age of 16 years were involved in different Road Traffic Accidents in the second quarter of 2017. Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo in a statement to Mwebantu said out of the 359 children involved in accidents, 217 were males while 142 were females,

Lafarge Zambia launches the Home Builders Center

LAFARGE Zambia has officially launched a new Home Builder Center in Lusaka, offering all the services a prospective home owner needs to see their project through from planning to completion. Speaking at the launch yesterday, 19th July 2017, at Twin Palm Mall, the Lafarge Zambia Acting Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Chrissie Moloseni said that the

Here is your word for today: 2 Chronicles 6:40

Good Morning Mwebantu, Here is your word for today: Verse: 2 Chronicles 6:40 ‘O my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to all the prayers made to You in this place.’ – Right now the Lord is with you and He is closer than you could believe. – He has promised

Zambia’s ex-president Kenneth Kaunda hospitalized

ZAMBIA’S founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda, was taken to hospital last evening, but his condition is stable, the government said. Dr. Kaunda, 93, has been hospitalized at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. According to ZNBC, Acting President, Inonge Wina has visited Dr. Kaunda at UTH where he is receiving medical attention. And

AMOS MWALE: Poverty in Zambia will not reduced if young girls do not complete school

CENTRE for Reproductive Health and Education Zambia, Executive Director Amos Mwale says women contribute highly to the economic development of the country when they complete school. In an interview  with Sarah V. Harlan of Family Planning Voices from the United States of America, Mwale says he is saddened with the high number of young girls

NWASCO implores Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company to comply with water supply guidelines

THE National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) says Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company should adhere to the water supply guidelines in order to improve service delivery. Nwasco Director Kelvin Chitumbo observes that while there is a general improvement in the hours of supply in a number of branches and Projects under the Millenium Challenge

Chef 187 to Headline Second Annual Ndola Colorfest

THE second Annual Ndola Colorfest, which was held at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on 1st August 2016 will be held at the Ndola Wanderers Club opposite fire brigade and next to Kwacha Blue Mint on 5th August 2017. The show is organized by two young arts entrepreneurs Andrew Musakanya and Ezra Blackson Mwansa as AME

11 UPND Cadres Acquitted of Riotous Behaviour

THE opposition UPND has had a bit of sunshine with 11 of their supporters acquitted by the Lusaka Magistrate Court for allegations of riotous behaviour. On December 15, 2016 matters blew out of control when UPND cadres and police officers fought running battles within the High Court premises in incarcerated party leader Hakainde Hichilema and

FITCH: Zambia’s Potential IMF Deal May Face Further Delays

  PROGRESS towards an IMF programme for Zambia remains slow and may be further delayed by domestic political events, Fitch Ratings says. Our expectation of an IMF programme is a key support to Zambia’s ‘B’/Negative sovereign rating. The IMF’s most recent mission to Zambia, which concluded last month, resulted in the Zambian authorities agreeing with

Idols SA Season 13; Pretoria – the idols comeback city

THE Idols SA Season 13 auditions saw the young and ambitious come out in droves to take a chance in front of the judges at The State Theatre in Pretoria. Idols Season 8 winner and award-winning musician Khaya Mthethwa made it to the other side of the table as a guest judge in last night’s

Fr. Emmanuel Chikoya Appointed as new CCZ General Secretary

THE Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has officially announced the appointment of Father Emmanuel Yona Chikoya as the new General Secretary effective 1st August, 2017. Until his appointment Fr Chikoya was the Resident City Canon at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia. Fr Chikoya is a holder of a Master’s

Government worried with number of Zambians stranded in Nigeria while seeking healing from TB Joshua.

THE Zambian High commission in Nigeria has expressed concern with the continued number of Zambians who end up being stranded while seeking for healing services in that country. Zambia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Solomon Jere says Zambians intending to travel to Nigeria seeking healing and deliverance services particularly at the Synagogue Church of all nations

KAMPAMBA MULENGA: LAZ has proceeded to sow seeds of discontent and doubts in the minds of Zambians

CHIEF Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga says it is disappointing and shocking that the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) can question the circumstances leading to the invocation of Article 31 when the reasons were given by President Edgar Lungu in his address to the nation. Kampamba further says it is clear that the statement by LAZ

Here is your word for today: 1 Kings 8:59

Good Morning Mwebantu, Here is your word for today: Verse: 1 Kings 8:59 ‘May He uphold the cause of His servant and the cause of His people according to each day’s need!’ – God knows our every need based on the specific day we are facing. – He doesn’t only possess general knowledge, but He

ICU Ward 5 at Kabwe Central Hospital Gutted

KABWE General Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Ward 5 was last night gutted by fire. According to an eye witness account by the nurse on duty in ICU at Kabwe General Hospital yesterday, Sunday 16th July 2017, fire started around 23:40hrs in the changing room, which at that time had two (2) patients admitted; one

Shocking! Man allegedly beheads Wife, over suspected affair

A 33-YEAR-OLD man allegedly beheaded his 26-year-old wife, on suspicion that she was having an affair, in Katete district on Sunday, July, 16th, 2017. Eastern Province Commissioner of Police Mr. Alex Chilufya has confirmed the development and said police had apprehended Tobias Mwale, a teacher at Omelo Mumba Primary School for allegedly murdering his wife,

TOP JAPANESE OFFICIAL: We will continue to support Zambia’s development agenda

FINANCE Minister Felix Mutati has assured the international community that Zambia is serious about prudent economic management and enhancement of domestic resource mobilisation. Ministry of Finance, Head of Media and Public Relations Mr Chileshe Kandeta has said in a statement issued in Lusaka to Mwebantu that Mr. Mutati reiterated the assurance at several consultative meetings with