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Bowman Lusambo #FixingLusaka: Police officers summoned over staging illegal roadblocks to extort money

LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has summoned four Police Officers of Matero Police Station on allegations of mounting illegal road blocks to extort money from motorists.The summon follows a random road inspection which the minister conducted along
4 hours ago

Margaret Mwanakatwe becomes acting President of Zambia

MINISTER of Finance, Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe will serve as acting president in absence of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu who has travelled to Windhoek Namibia to attend the 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of
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Miles Sampa to Officially Launch Free Public Wi-Fi in Lusaka City

LUSAKA City will see the official launch of its new citywide free Wi-Fi system today.Miles Sampa, His Worship the Mayor of Lusaka, will launch the trials of Free Wi-Fi project in the Revenue Hall at the Lusaka
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President Lungu expected to attend 38th SADC summit in Namibia

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is today expected to attend the 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Windhoek Namibia.The 38th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern
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UPND suffers another setback in Kanyama Constituency as structures defect to Patriotic Front

OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) Kanyama Constituency has defected to join the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) today, August, 15th, 2018.Those who have defected include:Godden Chooka – UPND Kanyama Constituency ChairmanIsaac Majulu – Constituency Youth ChairmanMs.
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Siavonga police seek man accused of killing wife

SIAVONGA Police are searching for Leonard Haamwinga, who is a suspect in his wife’s brutal murder on August, 12th, 2018.Hamwiinga of Simata area in Moonga Village, Chief Sinadambwe of Siavonga District is alleged to have murdered his
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Man convicted of impersonating First Lady Esther Lungu on Facebook

THE Solwezi Magistrate Court has sentenced a 26 year old man of Kyawama area identified as Reagan Maluso to 30 months imprisonment with hard labour for swindling unsuspecting members of the public using Facebook.Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo
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POLICE: Three people Die in Ndola-Kapiri Highway Road Traffic Accident

THREE people have died while six others among them a driver have sustained serious injuries in a road accident which happened on Monday, August, 13th 2018 around 15:30 hours on the Ndola -Kapiri road.The accident involved a
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MISA Zambia and Bloggers of Zambia express concern over the 30 Ngwee tariff on Internet voice calls in Zambia. 

THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia and Bloggers of Zambia have noted with trepidation the cabinet decision to pass legislation that will increase the cost of internet use by introducing a 30 Ngwee tariff on
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POLICE: Three people die in separate traffic accidents

THREE people have died on the spot in three separate road traffic accidents in Southern, Eastern, and North Western Provinces.Police Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo has confirmed the development in a statement to Mwebantu.She said the first
2 days ago

RTSA remits K49.5 million to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) as its tax commitment

RTSA has remitted K49.5 million to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) as its tax commitment.Agency Director and Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko, said the Agency remains committed to settling all its outstanding Statutory and other obligations within
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The Zambia Airways story by Brian Mulenga

ZAMBIA Airways. For 3 and a half decades Zambia had a national airline. It trained a highly skilled workforce and it connected Zambia to the world. It, however, was also a political football.Its strong unions, even the
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Muzamuziba Yesu! Zambians angry about new Whats App tax

ZAMBIA’S Cabinet has introduced a passed the new law requiring Zambians to pay taxes for internet calls media. Zambia’s taxman will charge a 30 Ngwee per day tariff on internet phone calls.It is not clear when the
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Nine People Die In Chongwe Road Traffic Accident

NINE people died while seven others sustained serious injuries in an accident which occurred yesterday, August,12th, 2018 at about 15:30 hours at Mpango area on Great East road in Chongwe DistrictPolice Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo
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14 Church Choir Members Injured in Lusaka Road Traffic Accident

FOURTEEN (14) choir members from St Marks congregation in Chilenje were last night around 21:00 hours attended at UTH after they were involved in a road traffic accident along Lilayi road near Choppies area.UTH Public Relations Officer
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109, 374 Teachers Fail To Pay for Practising Licenses; Teaching Council of Zambia says

THE Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) says teachers are struggling to meet the cost charged on all those applying for practising certificates.In a statement issued by TCZ Spokesperson Ngoza Malonga, only 25, 000 teachers have applied for
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Awe, it is not Bandas who are a problem,but UPND’s ethno-centred politics must cease, Dr Canisius Banda

FORMER UPND vice president for politics Dr Canisius Banda says Hakainde Hichilema has deceived many people in his political career including him.And Dr Banda says because Hichilema is now surrounded by dangerous infidels, he is getting more
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#Paipapano: UPND runway Kasenengwa candidate joins PF

DR Faustin Banda, the UPND runway Kasenengwa candidate has ditched the opposition party and joined the ruling PF.Dr. Banda made the announcement in Kasenengwa today and he has since joined the campiagn team for PF parliamentary candidate Sensio Banda.Yesterday, UPND Chairman
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Blue Band Spread and Imported Mazoe drink are both fit for human consumption, Ministry of Health Says

THE Ministry of Health says the much talked about Blue Band Spread and the imported Mazoe drink are both fit for human consumption and urged the public not to panic.According to a media statement issued by Ministry
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Two people die in a road traffic accident at Mazala area along the Great East Road.

TWO people have died after a Toyota Corolla they were travelling in lost contol and hit into a stationary truck at Mazala area along the Great East Road.The accident happened on Thursday involving Corolla Registration number ABH
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#Paipapano: UPND reports runway Kasenengwa candidate to Police

THE Opposition UPND has officially reported UNZA lecturer,Dr Faustin Banda to the police for obtaining money and election materials by falce pretence.UPND Chairman for Elections Garry Nkombo told journalists after lodging a complaint at Central police that the
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FIFA finds Kalusha Bwalya guilty of Corruption, bans him for 2 years, order him to pay a fine of USD 100,000

FOOTBALL Icon Kalusha Bwalya has been found guilty of corruption and unethical conduct by FIFA.The investigation against Mr Bwalya was opened on 28 February 2017, and focused principally on benefits that Mr Bwalya had received from Mr
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Young girl brutally raped and murdered in Lusaka, Police say

A YOUNG woman aged between 15 and 18 years old was murdered after reportedly being raped in an unfinished building in Lusaka’s Kanyama compound.Her body was discovered today around 06:30 hours with scratches around the neck and
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Another KCM miner dies underground

A KCM Business Partner employee in Chililabombwe has died in a Mine accident which occurred on Wednesday.Company Communications and Public Relations Shapi Shachinda has confirmed in a statement to Mwebantu and said the details of the victim
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Three people Die in Ndola Highway Road Traffic Accident, Police say

THREE people died while 11 others sustained injuries in a road traffic accident which occurred on August 9th, 2018 at Kashitu 2 along Ndola highway in Kapiri Mposhi district.Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement to Mwebantu
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PAC candidate John Zulu successfully files in nomination for Kasenengwa parliamentary by-elections

PEOPLE’S Alliance for Change (PAC) candidate John Zulu yesterday successfully filed in nomination for Kasenengwa Parliamentary by-elections.In a statement issued from Kasenengwa Eastern Province PAC Secretary General Gerald Mulao announced the party picked on John Zulu who
6 days ago

#Paipapano: US State Department summons Zambian Ambassador over Tendai Biti “deportation” scandal

THE United States has summoned Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, the Zambian Ambassador to that country, in the wake of the “deportation” scandal involving the MDC leader Tendai Biti.In a strongly worded statement, the US State Department Spokesperson Heather
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Zambia and South Africa sign Bi-national commission

ZAMBIA and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Bi-National Commission.By this action, Zambia and South Africa have elevated their recently signed Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) to the level of the Bi-National
1 week ago

#Paipapano: NDC will not participate in the Kasenengwa Parliamentary By-election

THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not participate in the Kasenengwa parliamentary by election.In a statement, NDC Secretary General, Mwenya Musenge said his party will not participate in the Kasenengwa parliamentary by election set for next month.“The party has suffered
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#PAIPAPANO: UPND’s adopted candidate for the Kasenengwa by-election disappears and switches off his phone

DR Faustin Banda, the UPND’s adopted candidate for Kasenengwa Parliamentary by-election has withdrawn his candidature for the seat.UPND Party Secretary General Mr Stephen Katuka has confirmed the development.“We were under a wrong impression that Mr Banda was