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Stanbic and ZDA join forces to boost investment

12 ViewsStanbic Bank Zambia and the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at improving cooperation between the institutions in fostering investment in the economy. The MoU is an investment banking initiative that gives ZDA a proactive contact with private sector investors while Stanbic gets a direct link to government

Zimbabwe’s Coup leader fires 15, 000 Nurses

19 ViewsZimbabwe’s former army chief Constantino Chiwenga has fired more than 15,000 nurses who went on strike to demand better wages. Mr Chiwenga led the military takeover last November that resulted in the overthrow of President Robert Mugabe – and is now vice-president. In a statement, he said money had been released to the health

I have no intention of being President – Inonge Wina

34 ViewsVice President Inonge Wina has announced that she has no intentions of seeking election to the office of the presidency in Zaqmbia. Featuring on recorded BBC Focus on Africa recorded television program in London this morning, Mrs. Wina confirmed that she has no presidential ambitions. Vice President Wina categorically told the TV presenter Sophie

6000 jobs to be created by Batoka George hydro project

43 ViewsThe African Development Bank [AfDB] has said up to six-thousand jobs will be created once the construction of the Batoka Hydro Power Project between Zambia and Zimbabwe commences. This came to light in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, during the high-level meeting on accelerating Africa’s growth and development that has been convened by AfDB to scrutinize

PF Cadres fire live ammunition at UPND Crew

22 ViewsArmed thugs from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) at 22:08 hours were reported firing live ammunition at the opposition UPND campaign crew in Sinda. Levy Ngoma who is heading the campaign team for UPND confirmed the development describing the situation as tense. “The support for UPND is massive here hence this violence by the

Chilanga by-election set for June 5

44 ViewsThe Electoral Commission of Zambia has set Tuesday, June 5 as the date the parliamentary by-election in Chilanga Constituency will be held. The Chilanga by-election will be held on the same day as six local government wards in Mwense, Kasama,Chienge, Sinda and Nyimba districts. The vacancy in Chilanga Constituency occurred following the conviction of the

Chanda ‘offers free mental checkups’ to those questioning Lungu’s nationality

94 ViewsBwana Mkubwa Constituency Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda has offered to provide “free mental checkups” to politicians alleging that Republican President Edgar Lungu is a foreigner from Malawi. Dr Chanda, a Medical Doctor, says some politicians who in 2015 campaigned for Lungu to be elected Zambian President hoping to be given

10th ICT4D Conference set for Lusaka, to focus on impact for development sector

12 ViewsICT4D Conference 2018, the largest event of its kind for the humanitarian development sector, this year aims at mapping out to the path for technology to make the maximum impact on improving humanitarian relief and development work.   This 10th conference brings together over 600 ICT experts, programme managers and senior executives from 80 countries,

10th ICT4D Conference set for Lusaka, to focus on impact for development sector

12 ViewsICT4D Conference 2018, the largest event of its kind for the humanitarian development sector, this year aims at mapping out to the path for technology to make the maximum impact on improving humanitarian relief and development work.   This 10th conference brings together over 600 ICT experts, programme managers and senior executives from 80 countries,

BRE will set a dangerous precedence if they ignore the 2012 BNC resolutions – Linyungandambo

18 ViewsThe Linyungandambo independence movement of Barotseland has warned that the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) could set a very dangerous precedence if they ignored the express will of the people for a totally independent Barotseland, reports the Barotseland Post. Responding to the announcement by BRE that the establishment was now ready to dialogue with the

BRE announces dialogue on Barotseland Agreement ‘64 to commence soon, Dialogue Council to be unveiled

16 ViewsThe Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has announced that it is now ready to meet the Zambian government and engage in dialogue over the defunct Barotseland Agreement 1964 which was unilaterally abrogated by the Zambian government through successive constitutional amendments from 1965 – 1970. BRE’s Ngambela Nyambe Mwenda announced Monday during a briefing in Limulunga

Discussing the dead Barotseland Agreement ‘64 is a sheer waste of time! – Barotseland Post editorial

21 ViewsAuthor  Editor General, Barotseland Post The planned Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) dialogue with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) on the defunct Barotseland Agreement 1964 would be applauded if it were not merely another installment of the now familiar Zambian treachery aimed at pacifying the ongoing demands for Barotseland independence. Sadly, some

Prophet Bushiri answers on money laundering claims

Zimbabwe elections: MDC Chamisa speaks to ANN7

Macky2 releases “Signal” song featuring Julius Malema

Ignore HH, Sakala writes to United Nations

66 ViewsEdwin Sakala has written to the United Nations Secretary General to ignore opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Edwin Sakala who says he is a Chairman of National Opposition Parties and Zambia Direct Democracy Movement Party President says the letter from HH requesting for recalling of UN Coordinator Janet Rogan from Zambia. Below is the

There is no impeachment motion in Parliament – Speaker

54 Views Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini says there is no motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu. Matibini says what is there is just an intention by the opposition to impeach President Lungu but that he (Matibini) has not even decided whether to allow the process to begin. This is according to

There is no impeachment motion in Parliament – Speaker

54 Views Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini says there is no motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu. Matibini says what is there is just an intention by the opposition to impeach President Lungu but that he (Matibini) has not even decided whether to allow the process to begin. This is according to

More information on Lungu’s nationality

11 ViewsPresident Edgar Lungu’s Nationality and Identity has come under scrutiny with Mike Mulongoti and Fresher Siwale bring out more information. The duo were speaking on a Prime Television programme dubbed Oxygen of Democracy.

Politics are nasty

75 ViewsPolitics are nasty. Politics are full of ironies and contradictions. Not long ago, Chishimba Kambwili, Wynter Kabimba, GBM, Fred Mmembe and other PF members were in the trenches fighting President Rupiah Banda, Bene Dora Siliya, Catherine Namugala, Felix Mutati, Chitalu Chilufya and other MMD members. Bene Dora went all over Zambia telling Zambians that

MISA announces PSPF partnership in the 16th MISA Media Awards

18 ViewsThe Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has announced its partnership with the Public Service Pension’s Fund (PSPF) in the 16th MISA Media Awards. The awards will be held on April 28, 2018 at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka. The Public Service Pension’s Fund will support the media awards through sponsoring the

MISA announces PSPF partnership in the 16th MISA Media Awards

18 ViewsThe Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has announced its partnership with the Public Service Pension’s Fund (PSPF) in the 16th MISA Media Awards. The awards will be held on April 28, 2018 at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka. The Public Service Pension’s Fund will support the media awards through sponsoring the

HH writes to UN Secretary General over Janet Rogan’s conduct

64 ViewsUPND President Hakainde Hichilema has formally written to the United Nations Secretary General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres on the unbecoming conduct of Zambia’s country resident coordinator, Janet Rogan. In the letter which has also been copied to the British High Commissioner, Irish embassy, European Union and American Embassy, Mr. Hichilema outlines a catalogue of

PF boss fumes, summons Lusaka Mayor over demolition of Luburma market stalls

122 ViewsRuling Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davies Mwila has expressed anger and dismay at the move by the Lusaka City Council to demolish stalls at Luburma market. Mwila has since summoned Acting Lusaka Mayor Chilando Chitangala to his office to explain why the Council had gone ahead to demolish the market structures without giving

Mutati responds to court ruling, says his MMD presidency is drawn from members

146 ViewsIn what is seen as a reaction from the court ruling that has upheld Nevers Mumba as MMD president, Felix Mutati who heads another faction has vowed that he will remain the leader of the party saying he draws his leadership from members. The Supreme Court last week throughout Mutati’s appeal against the High

Sata’s widow Christine Kaseba sworn-in as Ambassador to France

180 ViewsPresident Edgar Lungu has sworn-in former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba, the widow to Michael Sata as Ambassador to France. Dr Kaseba was sworn in on Monday morning at State House. And President Lungu said he is confident that Dr Kaseba with her vast experience in health issues will ably represent Zambia.  

Harry Kalaba also blocked from speaking on radio

66 ViewsFormer Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba was on Sunday blocked from featuring on a private radio station programme in Mpika, Muchinga province. Kalaba who recently resigned from government citing corruption says he found the police had sealed off the place and that they were acting on instructions from Lusaka. “Just disappointed that I could

Masebo is not dead – UPND

126 ViewsOpposition UPND has dismissed reports that it’s chairperson for strategy and mobilisation Sylvia Masebo has died. Late afternoon Sunday, a story quoting family sources was circulated on social media that the former Chongwe member of parliament had died at the University Teaching Hospital where she was admitted to earlier in the day. UPND Spokesperson

Electoral expert questions printing of ballot papers in Dubai

33 ViewsElectoral expert MacDonald Chipenzi has questioned the decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to continue printing ballot papers in Dubai. Recently, government announced the ballot papers for the 2021 elections would be printed locally. This message was outright rejected by the main opposition party, UPND, who said such an important task cannot

Stanbic pledges partnerships to develop mining sector opportunities

9 ViewsStanbic Bank says it is willing to join forces with mining companies in order to develop the full potential of the country’s extractive industry. Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Leina Gabaraane made the pledge when the bank’s senior executives conducted their annual Economic and Mining Roadshow, where they met key mining sector players in North-Western