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Chiteme, Mutati tour North

CHRISTINE CHISHA, Lusaka MINISTER of Development Planning Alexander Chiteme and Minister of Finance Felix Mutati have embarked on a joint project monitoring programme and 2018 budget sensitisation in Northern and Muchinga provinces. The two ministers, ...

Victoria Mumba: First female CEO at ZIBFS

SUNDYA PROFILE with CHRISTINE CHISHA, Lusaka WHEN she was in primary school, her father told her that she was university material who would serve the nation at a higher level, the words still ring in Victoria Chanda Mumba’s head, the newly, appoi...

Kamwala trading centre re-opens with new vows

KAPALA CHISUNKA, GLADYS NYIRENDA, Lusaka WHEN local authorities opted to close down Kamwala trading centre, many traders as well as shop owners at the shopping complex were not happy at the decision. But it had to be done because of how untidy the envi...

Coptic Church: Keeping traditions of Christianity

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka “I LOVE serving God, but I didn’t imagine myself being a priest, I didn’t imagine myself being away from home,” says Father Fam Abraham. He is a priest in the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lusaka. Fr Abraham has a...

Boy, 8, shoots brother, 4

KAPALA CHISUNKA, DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy of Mafinga district has accidently shot dead his younger brother, aged four, using their father’s illegally-owned homemade muzzle loader gun. Muchinga Province commissioner of police Chol...

President Lungu advises PF youths to focus on work

ESTHER MSETEKA, Mbala PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged Zambians not to be swayed by emerging political parties whose agenda is to destabilise operations of Government. President Lungu observed that there is a growing trend by some leaders whose politica...

Wife unable to wait for jailed hubby

CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa AN INMATE serving a jail term of 19 years for manslaughter has been sued for divorce by his wife of 20 years who is not ready to wait for him to be released from jail. Florence Mumba is seeking to divorce Peter Mumba, who now o...

‘Ama levels’ affect marriage

CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa A WOMAN of Surburbs area in Mansa has narrated before the Mansa Local Court how her husband wants to end their marriage of eight years because she is now a diploma holder, placing her at another level in life. Given Chishala to...

Money makes hubby disappear

MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe A THIRTY-YEAR-OLD woman of Kitwe’s Kwacha township has lamented before the Bulangililo Local Court how her husband deserts their matrimonial home whenever he finds a job and only comes back when he is broke. This is in a case...

Cholera: A tale from the township

DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka IT HAS been a difficult two weeks for Martha Phiri, 42, who is a resident of Msanida area in Lusaka’s George township, the newest cholera epicentre in town. Mrs Phiri, a widow, lost her youngest son, 14, this month. “He ...

Increase in pass rate commended

IT IS gratifying to note the increase in the number of schools recording a 100 percent pass rate. The number of schools that recorded the 100 percent pass rate has increased from 51 in 2016 to 73, in 2017, Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga...

‘She accused me of defilement’

CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa A THIRTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD man of Mansa has narrated in the Mansa Local Court how his verbally-abusive wife accused him of defiling their 10-year-old child in an effort to tarnish his image. Alick Chola told the court when he was te...

Miss Zambia launches charity work with seniors campaign

MARGARET CHISANGA, Lusaka FOLLOWING her crowning as Miss Zambia 2018 at a prestigious event held on December 16 last year, 20-year-old Musa Kalaluka has commenced her official work by launching her charity work. Speaking in an interview recently, Kalal...

Traditional dance brought us together

HOW WE MET with YANDE SYAMPEYO, Petauke IT WAS teenage love and attraction, which emanated from the love for traditional dances, which drew Mekelani and Asinet Zulu together. That was in 1962 at Zuze village in Petauke district, where villagers were sh...

Brighter side of anti-cholera fight

LIFE: WHAT A JOURNEY with CHARLES CHISALA THE intensity of the fight against cholera in Lusaka reflected the seriousness of the public health problem. But it also had a silver lining – drama. There were many incidents, away from the media’s...

The epicentre of things

TORN APART with BOYD PHIRI IF YOU thought cholera is the only thing with an epicentre, you are mistaken. In fact, in the aftermath of the introduction of all kinds of terms to the cholera crisis in Lusaka, people in the hood have just discovered that e...

Zambia made me – Mnangagwa

CHOMBA MUSIKA and MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka ZIMBABWEAN President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is what he is today because of Zambia. The former University of Zambia law student said this in a message he wrote in the visitor’s book at State House yesterd...

Public schools outsmart all

CATHERINE MUMBA and MOSCO CHINYANTA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT national technical schools outperformed private and grant-aided schools in last year’s Grade 12 examinations with Northern Province scoring the highest pass rate. Grant-aided schools were the...

Cholera on retreat, but don’t relax, says Chilufya

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has relaxed restrictions in non-cholera epicentres following continued reduction in the number of new cholera cases countrywide. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya (right) said all forms of gathering in non-cholera e...

Cholera on retreat, but don’t relax, says Chilufya

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has relaxed restrictions in non-cholera epicentres following continued reduction in the number of new cholera cases countrywide. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya (right) said all forms of gathering in non-cholera e...

Happy birthday Augustine

ROBINSON KUNDA, Marrakech, Morocco THERE could not have been a better birthday celebration for midfielder Augustine Mulenga than scoring a bizarre brace to help Zambia qualify for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals on Thursday night...

China man finds his second home

BRIAN MALAMA, Lusaka IN 1991, he received a prestigious recognition from the Chinese government for his outstanding and exemplary performance. Aged 40 then, Ma Fukang, a mechanical engineer, did not know that that was to be a turning point in his life....

Brandina looks to mentoring

NDANGWAH MWITTAH, Livingstone MODEL Brandina Lubili, who has the experience of winning some international pageants, says she is looking at using her knowhow to mentor up-and-coming models. Brandina, who has won the Miss Globe International and Miss Com...

Kalaba launches Presidential bid?

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka FORMER Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba’s apparent launch of his presidential ambition received a backlash on social media yesterday. Mr Kalaba was in Mansa yesterday where he met some of his supporters clad politica...

Kalusha salutes impressive Chipolopolo

DIANA CHIPEPO and SAMANTHA MZYECE, Lusaka FOOTBALL legend Kalusha Bwalya says Zambia’s impressive performance at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) is a sign of better things to come. Kalusha said the most important thing at any tournament i...

Mine Masala in filthy condition

MONICA KAYOMBO, Ndola WHERE do you start from in such a scenario? Maybe, you should start with the end. In an ideal scenario, no-one should live in such filthy conditions. But when you see the full picture, you quickly realise this is not an ideal scen...

Great-grandma was sodomised, murdered, cop tells court

MALUMO SILUMESI, Kabwe A POLICE officer has narrated in the Kabwe High Court that a 27-year-old man allegedly sodomised and killed his 105-year-old great-grandmother. This is a case in which Lackson Simumba of Mazila Village in Chongwe is alleged to ha...

Banker in dock over K700,000 fraud

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka A LOAN supervisor at Zanaco Bank has been dragged to court for alleged theft of over K700,000. He is accused of making false entries of debiting from the Chongwe District Council and Zambia Airports Corporation settlement acco...

Ndola is now sparkling clean

Dear editor, ON JANUARY 11, 2018 at 04.00 hours, defence force personnel, Ndola City Council staff and other people swung into action to remove ramshackle wooden structures, including wooden pallets erected by street vendors. It has brought back memori...

Chipolopolo ready for Morocco, Sudan – Wada

ROBINSON KUNDA, Marrakech, Morocco COACH Wedson Nyirenda says the Chipolopolo are ready to face any opposition at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN). Zambia beat Ivory Coast 2-0 to remain top in Group B with six points at par with Namibia,...