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US media attack Trump’s ‘dirty war’

More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter President Donald Trump’s attacks and promote a free press. The Boston Globe made the call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president’s “dirty war”
23 mins ago

‘Corrupt’ traffic cops busted

Four traffic Police officers in Lusaka have been busted while mounting an illegal roadblock where they obtained over K2,200 from motorists illegally. The police officers who had mounted an illegal road block along Mungwi road where busted
2 hours ago

Twenty one Zambians awarded scholarships to study in UK

The British government has awarded scholarships to 21 Zambians to study in the United Kingdom under the Chevening scholarship. Speaking at the send off ceremony of the scholars, British High Commissioner to Zambia Fergus Cochrane-Dyet said this
2 hours ago

CIDRZ becomes first medical lab to be accredited in Zambia

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) which is one of the largest health research nongovernmental organizations has become the first medical laboratory to be accredited in the country by the Southern Africa Development Accreditation
2 hours ago

Govt announced austerity is waste of time – Sinkamba

Green Party president Peter Sinkamba has described as a sheer waste of time austerity measures announced by government. Mr Sinkamba’s comment comes in the wake of recent revelations that government has bought a fleet of brand new
3 hours ago

Spanish league game to be staged in USA

A Spanish top-flight game will be played in the US, the first time a La Liga match has taken place overseas. The plan is part of a 15-year partnership between La Liga and media company Relevent, which
3 hours ago

British teen through to AGT semi-finals

Fourteen-year-old Briton Courtney Hadwin has made it through to the America’s Got Talent semi-finals. Courtney, from County Durham, wowed viewers with a storming performance of James Brown’s Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag in Wednesday’s live quarter-final.
3 hours ago

CIDRZ becomes first medical laboratory to be accredited in Zambia

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) which is one of the largest health research nongovernmental organizations has become the first medical laboratory to be accredited in the country by the Southern Africa Development Accreditation
4 hours ago

Rising HIV infections sign adolescents are having unprotected sex – Rogan

United Nations Resident Coordinator, Janet Rogan has expressed concern over the rising number of HIV positive adolescents in the Country. Ms. Rogan says this shows that a lot of young people are engaging in unprotected sex which
8 hours ago

US threat against Zambia should not be taken lightly – Banda

People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) President, Andyford Banda says the threat by the United States to review its bilateral ties with Zambia following the sending back of Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Tendai Biti should not be taken lightly.
8 hours ago

Rising HIV infections sign adolescents are engaging unprotected sex – Rogan

United Nations Resident Coordinator, Janet Rogan has expressed concern over the rising number of HIV positive adolescents in the Country. Ms. Rogan says this shows that a lot of young people are engaging in unprotected sex which
8 hours ago

Step down if you’ve failed, Kambwili urges Lungu

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) consultant, Chishimba Kambwili has urged President Edgar Lungu to consider stepping down if he has failed to run the country. Mr. Kambwili says President Lungu has failed to run the country as
21 hours ago

A 60 year old man arrested for Murder

Lovemore Kanyama Police in Siavonga District have arrested a 60-year old man for the murder of his 58-year old wife using a pounding stick. The suspect has been identified as Bernard Hamwiinga of Hakabija village in Chief
22 hours ago

NGOCC receives US$4.3 million grant

The Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has received a grant of 40 million Swedish Krona equivalent to about US$4.3 million or K44 million from the Swedish embassy in Lusaka to support the implementation of the 2018
22 hours ago

Morgana King: Godfather actress and Jazz singer dies aged 87

King played Carmela Corleone – the wife of Marlon Brando’s Don Vito – in the first two Godfather films The Godfather actress and jazz singer Morgana King has died aged 87. She played Carmela Corleone – the
22 hours ago

Reverse Tariff on internet Phone Calls, pleads Cuts

CUTS Zambia Center Coordinator Chenai Mukumbanai Consumer Unity Trust Society (CUTS) International CENTRE Coordinator, Chennai Mukumba has described the decision by Cabinet to introduce tax on internet based phone calls as retrogressive. Ms. Mukumba says this amounts to
23 hours ago

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Teaching was under way when the bomb went off Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the country’s health ministry says. Police say a
23 hours ago

A 26-year-old man imprisoned to 30 months with hard labor

Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo (Picture by Albert Mpezeni) The Solwezi Magistrate court has sentenced a 26-year-old man of Kyawama areas in Solwezi to 30 months imprisonment with hard labout for swindling unsuspecting members of the public through
23 hours ago

Italy bridge: Grief and anger over collapse in Genoa

Work is still going on to try to find survivors Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply
1 day ago

Wina reaffirms Zambia’s commitment to peace in Africa

Inonge Wina Vice President, Inonge Wina has reiterated Zambia’s commitment to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies not only in the SADC region, but Africa as a whole. And Ms. Wina has noted that Public Servants
1 day ago

Zambia & Angola waive-off VISA requirement

Zambia and Angola have formally waived-off the VISA requirement for citizens traveling between the two countries. This is a culmination of the signing of two VISA exemption agreements during a state visit to Zambia in May by
1 day ago

Williams loses to Kvitova in Cincinnati

Former world number one Serena Williams says she is at the start of a “long comeback” after losing 6-3 2-6 6-3 to Czech Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati. The second-round loss comes on the back of her heaviest
1 day ago

Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts

Madonna turns 60 on Thursday. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at her 35 years in the industry. Since Madonna’s eponymous debut album hit the shelves in 1983, she’s performed on 10 concert tours and sold
1 day ago

Grief and anger at Italy bridge collapse

Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply given way. Rescuers say there is little hope for more
1 day ago

Zambia’s unitary state status must remain intact – Banda

President Edgar Lungu has been called upon to ensure Zambia’s unitary state status remains intact. Development Activist, Canisius Banda is urging President Lungu not to allow any province or region secede from the rest of the Country.
1 day ago

700 NGOs have registered under Act of 2009

Community Development and Social Welfare Minister, Emerine Kabanshi has disclosed that more than 700 NGO’s have been registered under the contentious NGO Act of 2009. And Ms. Kabanshi has revealed that a new NGO has come from
1 day ago

Denying Biti asylum was violation of international duty – NAREP

The National Restoration party (NAREP) has described the recent decision by the PF Government to deny political asylum to Zimbabwe’s MDC Alliance senior member Tendai Biti as an error and a violation of international obligation. NAREP spokesperson
2 days ago

Draft national legal aid policy finalized

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says the Draft National Legal Policy has been finalised and is at Cabinet office for consideration. Mr. Lubinda says the policy aims at providing accessible and quality legal aid to the indigent and
2 days ago

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one
2 days ago

3.1 million Zambians test for hiv in 2018 so far

Vice President Inonge Wina (Picture by Albert Mpezeni) A total of 3.1 million people tested for HIV in the first and second quarters of 2018 representing a 20 percent increase from the 2.5 million people that tested