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Four Cops Caught Receiving Bribes from Motorists

Four Zambia Police Traffic Officers were this morning caught unaware for mounting an illegal roadblock along Mungwi road and getting money from motorists without giving receipts. The officers, two males and two females upon noticing the presence
2 hours ago

Wina on Turkish Mission

Vice President Inonge Wina is in Turkey to strengthen the diplomatic relations between Zambia and Turkey. Wina’s visit is a follow up to the recent visit by Turkish President Recep Tyyip Erdogan to Zambia. FULL STATEMENT FROM
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Mwanakatwe is Acting President

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe will act as President in the absence of President Edgar Lungu and Vice President Inonge Wina. Mwanakatwe has been handed the instruments of power as President Lungu attends the 38th Southern African Development
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Hichilema Marks One Year after Treason Release

Today marks exactly one year since opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema was released from Mukobeko Maximum Prison on treason charges. The nation fed off the diet of his 100 day incarceration after
7 hours ago

Great Kalu Celebrates 55th Birthday

Former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya celebrates his 55th birthday today. It may not exactly be the best time to celebrate his life milestone but the 1988 African Footballer of the Year has often divided opinion. Leave a
9 hours ago

Youth Challenged to Take Up Governance Seriously

The Centre for Young Leaders in Africa (CYLA) Executive Director Jones Malungu says youths in the country should reorient themselves as regards what they want to achieve in the fight for inclusiveness in the governance of the
10 hours ago

Kitwe City Council Seizes Fuel from Illegal Dealers

The Kitwe City Council Police has seized 80 litres of petrol and 13 by 20 litres empty containers from vendors engaged in the unlawful sell of fuel to buses and taxis at KMB and Bulangililo stations. Kitwe
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DRC Opposition Coalition Demand Katumbi Free Entry to File Nomination

Opposition politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo have stood in solidarity with popular but barred opposition leader Moise Katumbi whom they have demanded that he be allowed to enter the country and file his nomination for
10 hours ago

Kang’ombe Engages Treasury Directly Over Councils

Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe has taken the bull by its horns over the cry for councils struggling for funding from the treasury by dealing calling on Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba. Kang’ombe who doubles as Local
1 day ago

UPND Suffers More Defections as Kanyama UPND Officials Join PF

The troubles around the UPND grassroots structures have continued with the entire Kanyama Constituency officials defecting to the ruling Patriotic Front. UPND has been grappling with mass defections of local government officials leading to by-elections in several
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Rising Imports Hurt Local Fish Industry-Kampamba

The Government says the fisheries and livestock sectors are under threat from rising imports of cheap fish and meat products coming from Asian Countries. Fisheries and Livestock Minister Kampamba Mulenga says continued imports of cheap animal products
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Andrew Banda Demands Apology from UPND SG over Bandas Jibe

Former President Rupiah Banda’s son Andrew has asked the UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka to apologize to the Banda’s over his recent remarks that they were a problem. Banda who is a member of the UPND inner
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First Lady Impostor Gets 2 Years

A 26 year old man of Solwezi’s Kyawama Township has been sentenced to 2 years 6 months with hard labour by the Solwezi Magistrate Court after he was found guilty of impersonating First Lady Esther Lungu. Reagan
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Two Ndola Council Employees Nabbed for illegal Land Allocation

Police in Ndola have arrested two council employees while another is on the run for alleged engagement in illegal land allocations in Kaloko area. Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga says the two were found on site
2 days ago

MISA Condemns Internet Calls Tax

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has aired its concerns on the proposed tariff in internet voice calls. MISA Zambia has labelled the move as double taxation on clients and also questioned the rapidity with which
2 days ago

Pres. Lungu’s Democratic Behaviour Makes Him Attractive to Other People-Amos Chanda

State House Press Aide Amos Chanda says people may be flocking to the Patriotic Front because of the deficit of democratic behaviour in the opposition. And Chanda said the Presidency has expressed surprise at Magistrate Exornbit Zulu’s
2 days ago

Tokota Boys Plead not Guilty in Kitwe High Court

The notorious Tokota boys have taken their stand in the Kitwe High Court and pleaded not guilty to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm, unlawful wounding and abduction. Appearing before Judge Timothy Katenekwa, the 19 who
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Pastor Sinyenga Pleads not Guilty to Defiling Own Juvenile Daughter

A Kitwe based Pastor who allegedly defiled his own daughter who is a minor has pleaded not guilty to one count of defilement in the Kitwe Magistrate Court. When the matter came up for plea, Alick Sinyenga
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MMD Takes Strong Stance Against the United States Sanctions Threat

The Movement for Multi-Party Democracy wishes to comment on the recent political developments arising from the alleged “extradition” or “deportation” of our neighbouring Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Tendai Biti. As MMD, we would like to state categorically that
3 days ago

Govt to Tax Whatsup & Internet Calls

The Government has approved three bills that will see the introduction of a charge for internet calls as well as the establishment of a National Cyber Security Agency and the Publication of the 2017 Annual Economic Report.
3 days ago

Nine Perish in Chongwe Accident

Nine people have died in a road traffic accident along Great East Road with seven others injured in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace and Volvo Truck. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon when the driver of
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14 UCZ Choir Members Survive Road Traffic Accident

Fourteen Choir members from the United Church of Zambia Saint Marks Congregation escaped death in a Road traffic accident that occurred in Lusaka yesterday. This is according to UTH Public Relations Officer Natalie Mashikolo. “On Sunday 12
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Kalu Ban Rattles Disciples…Kalusha Would Have Been First Black FIFA President

Banned former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya’s disciples have gone in overdrive defending his US$80, 000 bribe that landed him in hot soup with others going as far as blaming his successor Andrew Kamanga. Bwalya or King Kalu
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Musukwa Warns KCM over Poor Safety Record

Mines Minister Richard Musukwa has sounded a warning to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) over their poor safety record in the recent past. Three people have died in separate mine accidents at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in the
3 days ago

Turkish Bailout non Starter-Sinkamba

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has claimed that the Turkish Eurobond bailout may not likely to take-off because of alleged trade war between Turkey and the United States. And Sinkamba had advised the Zambian Government to forget
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RTSA Targets Corruption Clean Up

ROAD TRANSPORT AND SAFETY AGENCY PRESS STATEMENT THE RTSA COMMITTED TO FIGHTING CORRUPTION. LUSAKA -Sunday 12th August 2018 — THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zindaba Soko, has re-affirmed the
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UPND Suffers Defections in Mumbwa District

The opposition UPND will have to fend off more defection drama today in their Mumbwa structures. It has become routine for the UPND to lose members at the grassroots given the high number of councillors that have
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Chipata Council Shuts Shoprite

CHIPATA City council has shut down Shoprite Chipata for embarking on an illegal expansion project. Council public relations manager Kameko Manda said the local authority closed Shoprite for failure to comply with their operation licence. Shoprite has
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Nkana MP Donates K70, 000 to Wards

Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme has donated K70, 000 to the seven wards in his constituency as part of promoting grassroots development. The K 70,000 is also expected to help with party mobilization in his constituency.
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Luwingu DC Cheats Death

Chris Phiri | August 12, 2018 | 4 Luwingu District Commissioner Patrick Chanda has been involved in a road traffic accident. Chanda was involved in a road traffic accident on the Kasama-Luwingu road. The District Commissioner has