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7 hours ago

Stop shifting the blame to others, sober up and pick up a mirror, Kelvin Bwalya Fube says

LUSAKA Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube says the recent ZAFFICO riots on the Copperbelt are just a tip of the iceberg of the many bottled-up frustrations simmering in a growing majority of Zambians. Fube in a statement said
10 hours ago

Upcoming parliamentary and local government by-elections campaigns going on peacefully

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has advised all stakeholders in the upcoming parliamentary and local government by-elections to desist from destabilizing restraining citizens from exercising their rights to vote. In a statement, ECZ Public Relations Manager
14 hours ago

UPND Sesheke MP Frank Kufakwandi dies in a South Africa Hospital

UPND Sesheke Central Member of Parliament Frank Kufakwandi has passed on while undergoing treatment in a South Africa Hospital. Hon. Kufakwandi, 67, passed on at Arwep Hospital in Johannesburg. Hon. Kufakwandi was elected to parliament on a
2 days ago

Four people die in road traffic accident in Choma, Police say

FOUR people have died while 16 others sustained serious injuries after a Rosa mini bus they were travelling in collided head-on with an oncoming truck in Choma District of Southern Province. The accident occurred on Friday at
4 days ago

Increase in defilement cases worries police

ZAMBIA recorded a total of 664 cases of Child Defilement in the third quarter of 2018. Police Spokesperson Mrs Esther Mwaata Katongo told Mwebantu that out of the total recorded cases, three (03) were against boys while
4 days ago

IG warns members of the public to desist from uttering hate speech

INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned members of the public, Political Parties and any other grouping to desist from uttering hate speech that may disturb the country’s peace. Kanganja also says police have instituted investigations
4 days ago

Fake soldier arrested in Lusaka for defrauding people of money, Police say

Fake soldier arrested in Lusaka for defrauding people of money, Police say A 32 year old man of Lusaka’s Chazanga area has been arrested by police and charged with five counts of obtaining money by false pretences
4 days ago

Lusaka Fast Track Court convicts over 100 motorists for dangerous driving in 1 month

OVER 100 motorists have been convicted by the Lusaka Fast Track Court for dangerous driving in the month of October. According to the Lusaka Fast Track Court for Traffic offences, 119 out of the total 604 convictions
5 days ago

Three Ministry of Infrastructure accountants fired for theft of public funds

THE Civil Service Commission has dismissed three (3) accountants from the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development for fraud and theft of public funds. Meanwhile, government says it will recover the stolen funds from the terminal and
5 days ago

91 Medical Doctors fail HPCZ licensure examinations

ABOUT 91 Medical Doctors who sat for the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) professional licensure examinations recently have failed the examinations following the release of the results. HPCZ Registrar, Dr. Aaron Mujajati yesterday told a media
6 days ago

Felix Mutati fired from government

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect fired Minister of Works and Supply Felix Mutati from government. President Lungu has since appointed PF Lunte Member of Parliament, Hon. Mutotwe Kafwaya as Works and Supply Minister. President Edgar
1 week ago

More than 38 rioters arrested by police in latest ZAFFICO protests

POLICE on the Copperbelt have arrested 38 people for riotous behaviour during Monday’s riots in Kitwe, in the wake of alleged sale of ZAFFICO to a Chinese investor by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Residents from Kitwe’s
1 month ago

Council of Churches in Zambia Condemns Govt’s Decision to Deny Prof. Lumumba Entry into Zambia

THE Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has echoed other CSOs’ condemnation in strongest terms Government’s decision through the immigration department to deny entry into the Country Kenyan lawyer and renowned pan-Africanist Professor Patrick Lumumba.The Zambian Government
1 month ago

National Budget Didn’t Address Poverty Reduction, Fr Emmanuel Chikoya says

THE Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) says in-as-much-as a critical look at the 2019 budget indicates a resource mobilization budget which if implemented effectively is likely to bring the necessary resources required to meet the aspirations
1 month ago

9 out 12 Royal bus service road traffic accident victims discharged; Amb. Mwamba says

NINE out of the twelve bus accident victims have been discharged from hospital.Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the development.On 17th September 2018, eleven (11) people died in a Royal Africa bus
1 month ago

President Lungu appoints Bonny Kapeso as deputy IG of Police

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect appointed Mr Bonny Kapeso as Deputy Inspector General of police in charge of operations.Replacing Mr Malcom Mulenga whose contract has not been renewed.The changes are with immediate effect. Post Views:
1 month ago

Veep Inonge Wina calls for quick intervention on nutrition and early childhood education

VICE president Inonge Wina has delivered her key note address to a gathering of regional leaders on nutrition and early childhood education.She has called for timely intervention by leaders in the southern Africa region to address early
1 month ago

Two Chinese nationals charged with unlawful military drilling of Zambians, Police say

POLICE in Livingstone have formally arrested and charged the two Chinese nationals and nine Zambians involved in the case of unlawful drilling.Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso has identified the two Chinese suspects as Niu Zhichuan aged
1 month ago

Plascon fights malaria with anti-mosquito paint

KANSAI Plascon has official launched the world’s first anti-mosquito paint at a ceremony in Lusaka this week.The revolutionary new paint is being offered as a value-for-money alternative vector control, and aims to help Zambia reach its goal
1 month ago

World Bank pledges more project support for Zambia

THE World Bank has pledged to increase project funding to programs in Zambia.This came to light when World Bank Country Director in charge of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Mr. Paul Noumba Um met Zambia’s
1 month ago

Miner dies at Sentinel Mine in North Western Province

A MINER has been killed in an accident at Sentinel Mine in North Western Province.Kalumbila Minerals Limited, General Manager, Sentinel Mine in North Western Provinceconfirmed the sad development to Mwebantu in a statement.“It is with great sadness
1 month ago

#PaipaPano: Fuel in Catastrophic price increase, to a record-breaking of K 16

THE Energy Regulation Board has adjusted upwards the pump price of fuel effective midnight tonight.This fuel increase will be the biggest in Zambian history, sending prices way over the K16 mark.This is according to a statement issued
1 month ago

Times of Zambia is targeting Chinese adverts in Zambia, Dora Siliya says

MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has justified a publication in Chinese language in the state-owned Times of Zambia.Hon. Siliya in a tweet that the newspaper is trying to gain a
1 month ago

Lafarge Zambia partners with Stanbic Bank for the music festival

LAFARGE Zambia has once again partnered with Stanbic Bank Zambia for the sponsorship of the 2018 Stanbic Music Festival, which is scheduled for October 5-6, 2018.Lafarge the nation’s leader in manufacturing of building materials and building solutions
1 month ago

The deportation of PLO Lumumba has made Zambia a laughingstock of the World, CSOs say

THE Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) say Zambia is fast becoming a laughing stock internationally because of its undemocratic tendencies of deporting foreign nationals seeking to visit the country.The CSOs composing of NGOCC, ACA and ZCSD said this
1 month ago

Vice President Inonge Wina arrives in Lesotho to discuss nutrition and early childhood policies

VICE President Hon. Inonge Wina has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho to attend to high level meeting nutrition and early childhood education.The event is being held with support from the World Bank and UNICEF, and has attracted leaders,
1 month ago

Chinese national, Zambian die in a road traffic accident, Police say

ONE Chinese national and one Zambian have died on the spot while two others have sustained injuries after a Toyota Hilux they were travelling in collided head on with an oncoming Sino truck along the Kitwe-Chingola road.And
1 month ago

Vice President Inonge Wina expected in Lesotho

VICE President Hon. Inonge Wina is today expected in Lesotho to attend to a World Bank conference on early childhood education and nutrition.Hon. Wina will be leading a team of experts from Ministries of Health, Education, Community
1 month ago

Another Chinese national arrested for unlawful military drilling

A CHINESE Director of Alert Safety Security Company in Livingstone has been arrested by police for unlawful drilling.This brings the total number of those arrested to eleven (11) involving nine (9) Zambian nationals and two (2) Chinese.Yesterday,
1 month ago

Prof. Patrick Lumumba was a security risk to Zambia, Dora Siliya says

GOVERNMENT says it denied entry of Kenyan intellectual, legal expert and scholar, Professor Patrick Loch Otiena Lumumba because he was a security risk to the country.Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Dora Siliya has said.“Government through