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President Lungu accused of judicial interference

President Edgar Lungu has been accused of intimidating the judiciary following his utterances while in Solwezi forewarning Constitutional Court Judges against emulating Kenyan Supreme Court judges when determining the case of his eligibility to stand in the 2021presidential election. Gears Initiative Zambia Executive Director MacDonald Chipenzi  says the President’s utterances have the potential to undermine

Sinkamba calls for review of Top Star deal

Green party President Peter Sinkamba has called on Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga to review the public signal distributor deal with Top Star. Mr Sinkamba has warned that failure to which his party will embark on countrywide peaceful protests against what he has termed as the exploitative Top Star deal. He says

Zambia committed to reduction of emissions Kapata

Government says the National Policy on Climate Change of 2016 will strengthen the institutional framework that will facilitate effective implementation of climate change programs in Zambia. Speaking when she officiated at the climate change diplomacy day in Lusaka, Lands Minister Jean Kapata says the policy will help government contribute to the achievement of the Paris

Govt has responded to human trafficking Mulenga

Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Dr. Chileshe Mulenga says government has taken bold steps in its response to addressing human trafficking and mixed immigration challenges. Dr. Mulenga says this include, the enactment of the Anti-trafficking Act number 11 of 2008 and the immigration and deportation Act number 18 of 2010. Speaking during the official opening of

Over 3 million to benefit from Power Africa project

Government has launched the first funding of the four year, Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia implementation project targeting a total of 503,645 connections or energy service subscriptions which equates to over 3 million beneficiaries. The Power Africa, Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia is an ambitious undertaking to bring clean energy access

DEC intercepts UK bound cannabis

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a driver of Lusaka for trafficking in compressed cannabis. Commission deputy public relations officer Kamufisa Manchishi says Shawn Chiyonkoma, 47, of Plot no. 274 Kabwata Site and Service, has been arrested for trafficking in compressed cannabis weighing 120 Kg. Mr Manchishi says the contraband, which was destined for the
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