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Syngenta and USAID/Feed the Future invest $1.8 million to help smallholder farmers in Zambia

Syngenta in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc., to help smallholder farmers gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers. The programme aims

Zambian Breweries backs RTSA road safety campaign

Zambian Breweries has handed over a K200,000 cheque to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) as part of its partnership, support and commitment to ensuring road safety. Zambian Breweries has a standing partnership and commitment with RTSA. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which the two-signed last year is aimed at curbing drink driving and

Hichilema’s treason court update: 27/04/2017 – 10:30 hours

Magistrate Simusamba Walks into the court room, the court room which is full of UPND members who begin to make noise and funny sounds, the Magistrate stands up and leaves court room. Police move into the court to restore order. The court room which is full of caders mostly began to make noise over the

Fiction: Magistrate Malumani behaving like Pilato…Instead of acquitting him, washes his hands

Therefore, when they had gathered together in court, Magistrate Greenwell Malumani said to them, “Whom do you want me to release? Chanda Chimba III , or Hakainde Hichilema who is called HH?” For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy. While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent

US Senator writes to President Lungu, demand HH’s release

Senator Also Raises Hakainde Hichilema’s Case with Capitol Hill Press Corps WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote to the president of Zambia yesterday regarding the imprisonment of that country’s opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, on what appear to be politically motivated charges. Amid court proceedings against

Catholics don’t force me to chase you out of Zambia – President Edgar Lungu

Am warning all churches in Zambia to stay away from the national issues, your work is just to pray for us and this country not involving yourselves in political issues of this country, I have been hearing Bishops of Catholic Church attacking me over the arrest of Hakainde Hichilema, am I the one who arrested

Police arrest people suspected to be burning buildings, man trying to recruit Soldiers to kill govt officials

Four people suspected to be behind burning of buildings and markets have been arrested in Lusaka, police has confirmed. And police say they have also arrested man trying to recruit soldiers who will kill government officials. In a press release today, Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo says the five people have been detained and investigationsee

HH bursts out laughing in court as the amended treason charge is read

HH COURT UPDATE 13:00HRS UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has laughed at the Overt Acts as stipulated in the indictment for his treason charge. And police used teargas canisters to disperse UPND supporters who mobilised outside the court building to demand for the release of their party leader. HH’s treason charge was allocated to magistrate David

HH wanted to overthrow Lungu’s government, State tells court

Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate court in case he is charged with treason. And the Magistrate Court has torn apart the charge of treason Hichilema he is charged with four others. But he said he has no powers to quash a criminal offence of that nature. The state has since

The iconic image that moved the world

By David Zulu Truly profound, iconic and indescribably moving. This image invoked an avalanche and waves upon waves of chest bursting sympathies and teary sobs, by many that viewed the picture. The photo created an epicentre of solidarity of love and emotions never expressed in this Nation, perhaps since the repression of our founding fathers

Wrong reasons why Kabwe warriors stadium is always fuel to capacity

It is always recommended to see a huge crowd cheering local football at their respective stadia especially at Kabwe Warriors but their mode of entrance leaves much to be desired, reports Zambia Soccer Magazine. Close to 50% of the crowd seen at Godfrey Chitalu stadium during Kabwe Warriors matches don’t pay entry fees but simply

What the hell

The PF’s plan for Zambia: Make more Toll gates and rob Zambians the already heavily taxed income and sell whatever is to IMF bailouts. New industries= Zero Jobs= funny ones at shopping malls being shop attendants. Themselves= came in with one jacket but are now supper rich (some even selling mukula trees). You= who are

Singer Kings Malembe, others exposed in TB Joshua scam

Zambian popular gospel Singer Kings Malembe has been exposed in a scam in which people are swindled. In a Facebook post by the TB Joshua Ministries, 3 Nigerians and Kings Malembe appearing on a flyer are scheduled to hold a conference in Kitwe and purporting to be sons of TB Joshua but the Ministry has

Zambia in political turmoil – Chipimo

Elias Chipimo has observed that the country is experiencing serious tension and simmering political turmoil. And the National Restoration Party (NAREP) ledaer has charged that there is no legal justification for charging UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema with treason. Chipimo pointed out that high levels of intolerance and heavy handed approach by the law enforcement agencies have caused

Stanbic backs e-NAPSA to improve pension administration

Stanbic Bank Zambia has become one of the first banks to integrate the e-NAPSA platform, which aims at improving the management of statutory pension contributions in the country. The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) launched the e-NAPSA platform on Friday, which enables employers and employees to transact their pension contributions online, and flagged off the

NAPSA boss commends Zambeef on local ownership

When you’re speaking with Zambeef non-executive director Yollard Kachinda “You’re speaking to an ordinary person like everybody else but with the understanding and extra responsibility to ensure that the work being done at NAPSA goes to benefit its members”. The Director General for the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), who recently joined as one of

Stanbic urges Government to carve new policy from 2017 Infrastructure Symposium

Stanbic Bank Zambia has urged the government to turn the pertinent resolutions of the 2017 Housing and Infrastructure Symposium into policy that will boost infrastructure development in Zambia. Wrapping up the Symposium last Friday, David Humphreys, the Global Sector Head for Power and Infrastructure at Standard Bank, Stanbic’s parent company, said the important resolutions of

Paratus: Data-driven farming key to Zambia’s agriculture sector

Agriculture 3.0 – the promise of a data-driven sector in which commercial farmers harness satellite technology and the power of the internet – is the future for Zambia according to connectivity specialists Paratus Telecom Zambia. Zambian agriculture is progressing from labour-intensive subsistence agriculture to increasingly industrial agriculture using tractors, combined harvesters, chemical fertilisers and hybrid

Dangote and Gates: Why we are hopeful about improving health in Africa

This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever. They will take boats across fast-flowing rivers, ride jeeps along sandy ravines, walk crowded street in towns and cities and

Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (April 30, 1943 – June 18, 2011)

Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (April 30, 1943 – June 18, 2011) was a Zambian politician who was the second President of Zambia from 1991 to 2002. Chiluba, a trade union leader, won the country’s multi-party presidential election in 1991 as the candidate of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), defeating long-time President Kenneth Kaunda. He

2018 Gold Coast Queen’s Baton relay at the OYDC

The 2018 Gold Coast Queen’s Baton Relay which arrived in Zambia, Lusaka on Monday 24th April, 2017 will be at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) on Wednesday 26th April, 2017 at 15:00 hours for a series of activities. The Queen’s Baton Relay departed Buckingham Palace on 13th March, 2017. Her Majesty the Queen placed her message

ZRA targets to raise K8 billion in penalties amnesty

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has targeted to raise over K8 billion in an amnesty on interest and penalties launched today. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has told a media briefing that the amnesZRA CG Chandaty will run from 24th April to 31st July, 2017. Mr. Chanda says during this period, taxpayers are expected to

Bishops – Banda, Mwanza, Ndhlovu have hired themselves as jukeboxes of Lungu, says Nevers

MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba has taken a swipe at his fellow clergmen, Bishop Joshua Banda of Northmead Assemblies of God, Pukuta Mwanza of Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and Reverend Alfred Ndhlovu of BIGOCA accusing them of being PF Cadres. Mumba, whose MMD faction is in an alliance with the opposition UPND has charged that

The future of Independent and impartial Journalism in Zambia

By MacDonald Chipenzi I thought this evening, I should discuss the journalism sector, the field I practiced for three and half years at the now strangled Post Newspapers Limited. Before I delve into the focus of my interest this evening, I wish to express shock at how the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has decided to

Lungu says he hates being at Royal Livingstone Hotel

By Prince Lubanga PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he is never happy to be at the Royal Livingstone Hotel because UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is a board member. Some workers at the Royal Livingstone Hotel have disclosed that President Lungu upon arrival for the World Medical Association cocktail on Thursday asked if the workers were being

The tribalism nonsense in Zambia

Douglas Hampande writes: If Bishop Joshua Banda and Reverend Pukuta Mwanza were Tonga and they supported HH, those voices of hate would have said ‘Tribalism! Tribalism! Tribalism!’ Now they are both from eastern province and support Edgar Lungu, they are patriotic to ‘Zambia.’ CCZ, Catholic Bishops, LAZ, diplomats and non-state supported media have condemned the

Police officer shots at Bus Driver

Yona Musukwa writes: A very foolish police officer has shot a Bus Driver near Kanwala prison. The Police officer who was driving a Mark 2 blocked the Bus and demanded a driver’s Licence. The Bus Driver refused, then the officer pulled out a Pistol and shot the Driver in the abdomen and the passager. The

Chanda Chimba III walks to freedom

Chanda Chimba III has walked to freedom following the exercise of presidential prerogative of mercy by President Edgar Lungu. Freelance Journalist Chanda Chimba was jailed for two years in November 2016. He was convicted for disposing off property suspected to have been obtained from unlawful sources. Chimba has been hospilised of cancer and even when

PF Govt tells Catholic Church Bishops to convince UPND to recognise Lungu as president

The PF government has told the Roman Catholic Church Bishops to engage the opposition UPND and convince them to recognize Edgar Lungu as the dully elected president of Zambia. Government has maintained that it remains open to dialogue on various issues affecting the country but that the UPND has not recognised it’s mandate given by

Kenya tycoon gets buried while seated in his car

A Kenyan tycoon has been buried while seated in his car as per his will. The incidence has left the people shocked with others describing the event as sign for the end of the world. Here are the pictures during the burial.