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8 hours ago

Zambia, Angola scrap visa fees

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka THE Zambian and Angolan governments have scrapped visa fees for citizens from the two countries. This follows a visa exemption agreement between the two neighbouring countries. Citizens can now travel to and fro for
11 hours ago

4 sisters defiled

NKOLE MULAMBIA, Ndola EFFORTS to protect the girl child from abuse and to stem the spread of sexually transmitted diseases have been dealt a stunning blow in Shiwang’andu where a 25-year-old man has allegedly defiled his four
12 hours ago

Kanyama UPND dissolves into PF

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka MOVED by expansive development projects being implemented across Zambia, the United Party for National Development (UPND) Kanyama constituency chairman, Gordon Chooka, and the entire youth leadership yesterday defected to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).The
12 hours ago

Court orders Kambwili to pay costs

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili’s decision to challenge his expulsion from the governing party has cost him.The Lusaka High Court has ordered the Roan lawmaker to pay PF Secretary General
12 hours ago

FAZ fails to hear Nkana, Zesco case

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe FOR the fourth time now, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) disciplinary committee has failed to hear the matter involving the abandoned Super Division Week 24 match between Zesco United and Nkana.Zesco were scheduled
13 hours ago

Chinsembu: Working outside is not brain drain

BENEDICT TEMBO, Lusaka FOR Croffat Kazhila Chinsembu, working outside Zambia is brain circulation.Professor Chinsembu is in the Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek. He is a professor of
14 hours ago

Netballers knocked off the perch

ROBINSON KUNDA and KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka ZAMBIA 41 ZIMBABWE 64 ZAMBIA’s deficiencies were yesterday exposed when they were defeated by Zimbabwe in the third match of the ongoing Africa Netball Championship, which is also being used as
14 hours ago

Chingola Municipal Council embroiled in land wrangles again

Dear editor, IT IS sad that Chingola Municipal Council is again in headlines embroiled in land wrangles with residents.The municipality is now accused of conniving with Ministry of Lands officials in Ndola to demarcate and offer to
14 hours ago

Zambia’s first conservation careers fair

Dear editor, DO YOU sometimes wish to help conserve our planet earth, but know not the practical steps on how to actualise your wish?Do you harbour any burning concerns or questions regarding wildlife and environmental conservation? Do
15 hours ago

Zambia’s influence in SADC region

Analysis: OLIVER NZALA RECENTLY, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Zambia on a specific mission of reviewing and strengthening the bilateral relationship between Zambia and South Africa. This was his first official visit as President to the
15 hours ago

AU salutes Lungu

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka THE African Union (AU) has commended President Edgar Lungu for his continued commitment and efforts to end child marriages at national, continent and global levels.President Lungu is AU champion in supporting the campaign on
15 hours ago

ZAF officer nabbed, charged with assault

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer who allegedly assaulted a 31-year-old woman of Salama Park township.And Minister of Justice Given Lubinda has cautioned defence force personnel against using their
16 hours ago

Love, support mental patients

Analysis: MUMBA MWANSA IN THIS article today, I would like to pick up from where I left on the issue of mental illnesses by going into details on what leads to this ailment and how we can
16 hours ago

Eagles ready for Arrows

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka FULLY aware that nothing has been won yet, Green Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi is taking one game at a time as he tries to qualify his team for continental competitions by finishing in the
16 hours ago

Brothers-in-crime face music

CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe and MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe THE Kabwe Magistrates’ Court has convicted a 34-year-old man of Kapiri Mposhi and his brother for conspiring to fraudulently marry off his 15-year-old daughter.Kabwe principal resident magistrate Daniel Musonda convicted
1 day ago

Free calls drain $22 million

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT and telecommunication companies have been losing about US$22 million annually as a result of internet phone calls while enriching Facebook and WhatsApp giants, hence the introduction of a 30 ngwee-a-day tariff.Some stakeholders had
1 day ago

No disruptions to economy, says Lungu

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu will not entertain any disruptions to Zambia’s stable economic fundamentals such as the exchange rate, special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda says.Mr Chanda said President
2 days ago

7NDP in $1.7 billion push

HONE SIAME, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has secured over US$1.7 billion to speed up the implementation of various programmes outlined in the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the benefit of citizens.The 7NDP is anchored on economic diversification and
2 days ago

Netballers on course

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka KENYA 39 ZAMBIA 52 ZAMBIA has continued with its fine form at the ongoing Africa Cup Netball Championship where it recorded its second consecutive win yesterday.By trouncing hapless Kenya yesterday, the girls have firmly
2 days ago

Peasants jostle for Big Pumpkin award

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka THE 2018 Agriculture and Commercial Show (ACS) held from August 1-6 brought many small- scale farmers in one place to compete in various categories of agricultural production.The categories included the pumpkin competition, in which
2 days ago

Condoms wiped out on HIV testing day

CAROLINE KALOMBE and SAMANTHA SICHIVULA, Lusaka HUNDREDS of people were tested while others scrambled for free condoms in Chawama township during the commemoration of the National HIV Testing, Counselling And Treatment Day yesterday.And Vice-President Inonge Wina says
2 days ago

Lusambo should visit LWSC

Dear editor, WE HAVE complained through newspapers over the failure by Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) to unblock the sewer along the drainage system behind Parliament Hotel and the drainage adjacent to the football pitch at
2 days ago

NAC should review HTCT abbreviation

Dear editor, AUGUST 15 is the commemoration of HIV testing, counselling and treatment (HTCT) day, formerly called voluntary counselling and testing, under the theme ‘My family, my nation, my responsibility’.I strongly believe the abbreviation used does not
2 days ago

Life after retirement from NAPSA’s lens

FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka IN ZAMBIA and probably in most parts of the world, going into retirement has always posed a survival scare to many people especially those in formal employment.The fear that grips many workers is about
2 days ago

Probe HH for contempt of court

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka A ZAMBIAN has asked the Constitutional Court to investigate whether or not United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema was in contempt of court when he issued statements attacking the Judiciary.Henry Chilombo
2 days ago

President kits State House football teams

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka PRESIDENTIAL Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe yesterday presented sports kit to State House football teams on behalf of President Edgar Lungu.“This sports kit has been personally purchased by His Excellency the President,” he said during
2 days ago

Jethro advice to Local Government Service Commission

Analysis: GODFREY CHITALU ON MY recent trip to Chipata, I met gloomy faces conversing tersely in almost inaudible tones about transfers that had been effected by the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC). As I tried to warm
2 days ago

Court orders MRI for suspected Tokota boy

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe THE Kitwe High Court has ordered a medical examination to determine the age of one of the suspected Tokota gang members facing charges of kidnapping, poisoning and acts intended to cause grievous harm.Kitwe High
2 days ago

Kalu ban sad

Soccer Review with STEPHEN PHIRI I HAVE followed closely the suspension of Africa and Zambia’s football hero Kalusha Bwalya from all football activities for a period of two years.It is now public knowledge that FIFA, the mighty
2 days ago

Improper parenting fuelling delinquency

Analysis: SHIKANDA KAWANGA IMAGINE your child exhibiting strange behaviours possibly necessitated by substance abuse but you as a parent only discover when your child is in police custody or maybe admitted to a mental hospital.Also imagine how