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Zanaco Bank should help to develop, promote golf

Game ON! with BENEDICT TEMBO ZANACO Bank must be counting the cost of sponsoring the international golf tournament at Lusaka Golf Club last week. It was the first time that Zanaco, known for bankrolling one of the most successful Super Division clubs i...

Of cellphones and airtime in the hood

Torn Apart: BOYD PHIRI IT IS no longer a secret that everyone in the hood owns a mobile phone, forget about the lies some cellphone owners peddle on their communication tools. In short, cellphones are part of life in the hood. They are held in people’s...

Matero church suspends bishop

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka THE overseer of the Free Pentecostal Church of Zambia Bishop Yesaya Simpamba has been suspended from the church for alleged impropriety, including having phone conversations with other women. In a suspension letter dated February 16,...

Punish abusers of public vehicles

GOVERNMENT property is among some of the abused items, and the need to stop the practice is more urgent now than before. We live in a time when Government is putting in place measures to save every coin and channel the funds towards needy areas of deve...

State House Security officer slaps Journalist

38 ViewsA State House employee Sipalo Mbewe on Saturday physically slapped one of the journalists and an officer from the Ministry of Works and Supply who had accompanied Felix Mutati to impound government vehicles which had no weekend passes but where on the road. And Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati has promised to deal

President Museveni tries to ban oral sex

33 Views…SAYS ‘THE MOUTH IS FOR EATING’ President Yoweri Museveni blamed ‘outsiders’ for trying to convince Ugandans to perform oral sex on one another – and said he was issuing a public ‘warning’ about it. He told press: ‘Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and

Live: Kambwili addressing a ward campaign rally

44 ViewsNDC shadow leader Chishimba Kambwili drumming up support for the opposition NDC candidate Alick Sakala in the Kansunswa ward by-election in Mufulira Saturday afternoon.  

We shall jail any Magistrate who will acquit Lungu – Kambwili

96 ViewsNDC shadow leader Chishimba Kambwili has vowed to ensure that President Edgar Lungu is arrested and jailed for corruption and theft of public resources. Druming support for the opposition NDC candidate Alick Sakala in Mufulira Saturday afternoon, Kambwili told a rally that there will be no acquittal for President Lungu. He wondered why former

We shall jail any Magistrate who will acquit Lungu – Kambwili

96 ViewsNDC shadow leader Chishimba Kambwili has vowed to ensure that President Edgar Lungu is arrested and jailed for corruption and theft of public resources. Druming support for the opposition NDC candidate Alick Sakala in Mufulira Saturday afternoon, Kambwili told a rally that there will be no acquittal for President Lungu. He wondered why former

HH goes deep in the plains

175 ViewsOpposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema Saturday morning arrived in Mongu to a thunderous welcome. Hichilema or HH as he is commonly referred to then proceeded to ward outskirt of Mongu town where he was drumming up support for the UPND candidate in Tuesday, 24th April 2018 ward by-election. HH took advantage of the long

HH goes deep in the plains

175 ViewsOpposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema Saturday morning arrived in Mongu to a thunderous welcome. Hichilema or HH as he is commonly referred to then proceeded to ward outskirt of Mongu town where he was drumming up support for the UPND candidate in Tuesday, 24th April 2018 ward by-election. HH took advantage of the long

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts head to site, says Russia

International chemical weapons experts are finally on their way to the site of the suspected attack in Syria, Russia’s foreign ministry says. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) left Damascus for the nearby town of Douma on Saturday, it adds. Western states say Syria’s government mounted chemical air attacks

UPND confident of scooping Kansuswa Ward

The Opposition United Party for National Development says it is confident of scooping the Kansuswa ward local government by-election in Mufulira slated for 24th april this year. Sinazongwe Member Of Parliament Gift Sialubalo who is on the copperbelt to drum up support for its candidate says UPND aspiring councilor, Elvis Mulolo will win the seat

Zambia’s Debt is still Sustainable

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has assured Zambians and the international community that Zambia’s debt is still sustainable. Speaking to the diplomatic staff when she paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s ambassador to the USA DR Ngosa Simbyakula at the embassy in Washington dc, the finance minister told the diplomats that during their various engagements in

Over 20 GRZ vehicles impounded for misuse

Over 20 government vehicles have been impounded by works and supply transport control unit team which are being abused by government workers. Recently Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati had warned public service employees to refrain from abusing government vehicles failure to which punitive action will be taken against them. Works and Supply Minister Felix

A 35 Year old man dies in a road traffic accident in SA

A 35 Year Old Zambian National Has Died In A Road Traffic Accident That Happened In Rustenburg, Northwest Province South Africa. Chanda Kunda Holder Of Passport Number Zn170454 Died On The Spot When The Car He Was Driving Was Involved In A Head On Collusion With Another Car Heading To An Opposite Direction. According To

Power face Arrows…as they seek to reclaim Super League top slot

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE – DISPLACED Power Dynamos today have a chance to reclaim top position when Red Arrows comes calling in an MTN-FAZ Super Division Week-Seven fixture knowing leaders Green Buffaloes will not play until tomorrow. In Chingola, Kitwe United will look to continue with their impressive start to the season at an inconsistent Nchanga

Mwanakatwe wants strict surveillance of illicit financial flows

By KASONDE KASONDE  – FINANCE Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has called for strict surveillance of illicit financial flows. Ms Mwanakatwe has, meanwhile, appealed to the World Bank to consider giving grants to Zambia for handling Democratic Republic of Congo for refugee crisis as opposed to loans as the case is. She said there was also need

‘No direct link to Luo in Munali vote violence’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE  – ONE of the lawyers representing losing United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate for Munali constituency yesterday admitted that there is nothing on record that shows that PF Munali Member of Parliament (MP), Professor Nkandu Luo participated or sponsored the violence which happened in Munali Constituency during the 2016 election campaigns.

Three Chinese in hot water

By JAMES KUNDA – POLICE in Lusaka have charged three Chinese directors of Guo Shun Limited in Makeni for copyright infringement, contrary to Section 28 (1) (d) of the copyright and performance rights amendment Act number 25 of 2010 Chapter 406 of the Laws of Zambia. The trio, identified as Jiang Chunwu, 79, Liu Guifen,

Lungu launches $120m soya plant

By MAYA NTANDA  – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has commissioned the US$120 million Soya bean crushing plant in Ndola on the Copperbelt with emphasis on the need for value addition to agricultural products. Mr Lungu said the promotion of value addition promotes industrialisation and was a sure way to grow the country’s economy. Speaking during the

I’m no coward – EL

By JOSEPH BANDA – SAYING he is “not a coward but a man of peace”, President Edgar Lungu has assured Zambians that he will defend democracy to the end. Speaking to a throng of Government officials and Patrtiotic Front faithful in Ndola yesterday, Mr Lungu he was committed to the dialogue process with those in

Here is your word for today: Job 22:23

Good Morning Mwebantu, Here is your word for today: Verse: Job 22:23 “If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored.” – In life we can often go our own way and do our own thing. – But we can know joy once we turn from our ...

No dictators

CHISHALA MUSONDA and NKOLE MUBIANA, Ndola PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he will not choose who will succeed him but will allow the democratic process within the Patriotic Front (PF) to take its course. Speaking on arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Internat...

Prove Luo link, UPND petitioner challenged

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka CONSTITUTIONAL Court Judge Enoch Mulembe yesterday challenged United Party for National Development (UPND) lawyers to state how Munali Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo was directly linked to the violence which allegedly charact...

Top cop warns provocative cadres

HONE SIAME, Lusaka INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned against provocative behaviour by political party cadres such as intruding camps of their opponents because such acts can cause mayhem. Mr Kanganja said in a statement yesterday t...

Power aim for top slot

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe WITH leaders Green Buffaloes out of action until tomorrow, Power Dynamos will join the Zambia Army side at the summit should they beat Red Arrows today as the MTN Super Division enters round seven. Second-placed Power have 13 poi...

A view like no other

NDANGWA MWITTAH, Livingstone WHEN Indian President Shri Ram Bath Kovind touched down at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone recently, almost everyone knew what he had come to do in the tourist capital. The itinerary that was ava...

In search of signal

NDANGWA MWITTAH, Livingstone THE question to ask perhaps is: Is this creativity or the lack of it? It will be left to the public to debate. But following South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s speech at Winnie Mandela’s f...

Namibia eye COSAFA dominance over Zambia

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe and ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka NAMIBIA coach Ricardo Mannetti says his side can repeat their 2015 and 2016 victories over Zambia after being drawn in the quarter-finals of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA...