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DRC vote could be a threat to Africa’s stability

Exiled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presidential aspirant Moïse Katumbi has given the clearest indication yet that results of this year’s elections will trigger instability in the vast central African nation – a situation he fears may
13 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ZAMBIA

Limpopo-Sunday 23rd September 2018 South Africa will always remember the hospitality that was extended to to its people during the difficult years of apartheid. Speaking on behalf of the South African Provincial Government, Member of Executive Council
14 hours ago

Habazoka Urges Patriotic Discourse Around Zambia

Economist Lubinda Habazoka has stuck to his positivist stance on national matters decrying the damage the negative publicity has done to Zambia. Habazoka says his positivist outlook is aimed at helping build confidence in the Zambian economy.
1 day ago

Sinkamba Gives Mwanakatwe Pointers Ahead of Friday’s Budget Presentation

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has kept to his progressive style of politics by giving pointers to Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe on debt redemption during the budget presentation. Sinkamba has proposed disposing off toxic mining assets as
1 day ago

Pres. Lungu Declares Day of National Mourning for SA Accident Victims

President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu has mourned the death of eleven people on a bus accident in South Africa. And President Edgar Lungu has sent a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Plane
1 day ago

President Lungu Off to New York

President Edgar Lungu is off to New York where he will join other Heads of State for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. The Head of State left at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, around 2030 hours. He
2 days ago

Nshakulaumfya Ifyabupuba, President Lungu Tells Off Critics

President Edgar Lungu took on his critics as he stepped into the Copperbelt Province declaring that he would stay focussed on his job. Speaking on arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola, President Lungu said
2 days ago

Tasila’s Community Spirit Elates Chief Madzimawe

President Edgar Lungu’s daughter Tasila has continued breaking new grounds with Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni people elated by her supporting rural communities with safe drinking water. Tasila paid a courtesy call on the traditional leader during
3 days ago

Ndola Police Seal Off Suspended Post Master General’s Office

Police in Ndola have sealed off suspended ZAMPOST Post Master General McPherson Chanda’s office and that of the other three under suspension. Chanda and three others were yesterday slapped with suspensions in view of the misapplication of
3 days ago

Wina Warns Opposition against Xenophobic Attacks on Chinese

Vice President Inonge WINA has warned some opposition political party leaders against issuing xenophobic statements against Chinese nationals and other foreign nationals living in Zambia as this has the potential to backfire on Zambians. Speaking in Parliament
3 days ago

All Set for COPA Coca-Cola Finals

The 26th Edition of the COPA Coca-Cola Under-15 soccer tournament finals will take place this weekend in Lusaka with 20 schools vying for the coveted COPA championship trophy. The prizes have been doubled from last year. Provincial
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Tasila Sinks 100 Boreholes in Eastern Province

President Edgar Lungu’s daughter Tasila has spread has developmental drive beyond her ward in Lusaka to Eastern Province where she has commissioned 100 boreholes sunk under her trust. Tasila who started her tour of the province early
3 days ago

2019 Budget to be Presented Next Week

FULL STATEMENT 2019 NATIONAL BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED ON FRIDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER, 2018 The Ministry of Finance has announced that Honourable Margaret Mwanakatwe, MP, will present the 2019 National Budget on Friday, 28th September, 2018. Over the
3 days ago

79 Perish in Tanzania Ferry Disaster

At least 79 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Officials say the number who drowned could be more than 200. Rescue efforts have resumed after being put on
3 days ago

ZCTU Seeks Lasting Solution to CBU Impasse

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions has taken special interest in the volatile industrial situation at the Copperbelt University. Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma has been at the centre of controversy in the last few years at
3 days ago

Mansa Prison Escapees Re-Arrested

Police in Mansa District have arrested three suspects, who escaped from lawful custody on Saturday, 15th September, 2018. Luapula Province Commissioner of Police Elias Chushi has named the three arrested as Prince Chinyanta who was charged with
3 days ago

KATUMBI SAYS OPPOSITION WILL REJECT CONGO ELECTION; “IT’S FLAWED, IT’S A FRAUD”

The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced it will reject the outcome of the December 23 election as it was flawed and tailored to produce a ruling party candidate.Moise Katumbi, president of the biggest
3 days ago

Pres. Lungu Heads to C/B on Working Visit

President Edgar Lungu is today expected on the Copperbelt Province for a two day working visit. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe announced the development at a media briefing in Ndola. He said President Lungu will Commission construction
3 days ago

ZAMPOST Suspends Top Dogs in Social Cash Transfer Scandal

PRESS STATEMENT The Board of Directors of the Zambia Postal Services Corporation met on Thursday 20th September, 2018 at a special board meeting to discuss the administration of the Social Cash Transfer funds. In order to pave
3 days ago

Mansa Mayor’s Wife Dies in Road Accident

LUSAKA, 20TH SEPTEMBER,  2018 – One person identified as Veronica  Chungu, aged 54 who is wife of His Worship the Mayor of Mansa , Emmanuel  Chungu has died while four  others including the driver sustained serious injuries
4 days ago

Online Porn Scammer Nabbed

20TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 – Following the trending of nude videos on social media involving men and women in the recent past, Police instituted investigations and have managed to arrest one suspect identified as Mwamba Kafula aged 32
4 days ago

Mwanakatwe Updates Parliament on Aid Freeze

The Ministry of Finance has opened up on the aid freeze by some cooperating partners saying the donors will be back on board given the radical steps government had taken. Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe said that the
4 days ago

ICT SUMMIT OPENS NEW CHINA-ZAMBIA FRONTIERS

Zambia and the Chinese government took a giant step toward the development of the Information and Communication Sector by hosting the ICT Development Summit and Huawei ICT Competition at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka. Transport
4 days ago

Police Arrest 4 for Gravesite Trespass in Mansa

POLICE in Mansa have arrested four people for trespassing on a burial site where they exhumed a dead body before extracting a bone from it. Police Service spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo said the police check at Nengenenge burial
4 days ago

Indomitable Lionesses End Shepolopolo Cosafa Dream

Ejangue Siliki Augustine Sylvia of Cameroon clears the ball ahead of Barbra Banda of Zambia during the 2018 Cosafa Womens Championship game between Zambia and Cameroon at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 15 September 2018 ©
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OPINION: LEST WE FORGET WHO WAS THERE FOR US

President Kenneth Kaunda (left of the two men) of Zambia and President Julius Nyerere (1922 – 1999, right) of Tanzania rest their feet on the sleepers of the new Great Uhuru Railway (later the TAZARA Railway) which
4 days ago

Davies Chama Inspects Zambian Mission in Lesotho

Minister of Defence, Hon. Davies Chama started his day of activities in Lesotho by inspecting the Guard of Honour mounted by the Zambian component in the SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SAPMIL). President Edgar
4 days ago

NDC Youth Chair in Kitwe Ditches Party

National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) Kitwe District Youth Chairman Moses Chisha has ditched the opposition party adding to the grassroots challenges of the Chishimba Kambwili led organization. Chisha, who left the Patriotic Front to join Miles Sampa’s
4 days ago

OPINION: Multi-Billion Donor Fraud Could Provide the Turnaround President Lungu Needed on Weeding out Corruption

The last 48 hours have provided the kind of drama that Zambian politics has not seen in a long time. It could only be second to the succession mayhem after the death of President Michael Sata in
4 days ago

Shepolopolo in Dicey Cameroon Clash

The Zambia Women National Team faces Cameroon today (Thursday) in a potentially explosive semi-final clash that has got tongues wagging in Port Elizabeth given the reputation the two sides have crafted for themselves at the 2018 Cosafa