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Observe law during campaigns

Analysis: ESTHER MWAATA-KATONGO ZAMBIA is now in the period of election campaigns in readiness for the tripartite elections scheduled for August 11, 2016. This is the time when most people in the political sphere express their anxiety on whether their political party would pull through the election as victors or otherwise. It is this anxiety

PAC candidate drops out of presidential race after running mate pulls a ‘no show’

People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) presidential candidate Andyford Mayele Banda has failed to file in his nomination papers for the August 11 general election after his running mate Patrick Bowa deserted him. Banda, a relative new-comer to Zambian politics, arrived at the Mulungushi International conference Center this morning accompanied by a handful of his supporters

Good job by ECZ

Dear editor, ALLOW me to express my appreciation for the good and quality work done by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) during the verification process on the Grade 12 school certificates for political aspirants. It’s by law that all politicians vying for any position must have a grade 12 school certificate. During the verification

Zambia, Italy pledge continued ties

ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has assured Italy that Zambia will continue to maintain a peaceful and conducive environment for meaningful investment. Deputy Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry Raymond Mpundu said Government is also happy with the continued presence of the Italian business community in the country which is active in thriving sectors such as

Nkwazi wins inter-schools competitions

SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, Lusaka NKWAZI Primary School on Wednesday raced to victory during the Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ) Inter-Schools Athletics competition. The competition, which was held at Martin House Trust School in Chisamba, attracted 500 children from 14 private institutions. Nkwazi runners were a marvel to watch as they dominated the one-day event. Baobab

Japan gives Zambian firm K1 million

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka THE Japanese Government has given One Planet Café Zambia K1 million to facilitate the implementation of a banana paper making factory in Mfuwe district, Muchinga Province, the first ever initiative of its kind. One Planet Zambia has started a project of making paper and paper products using fibre from banana leaves. Japanese

Nine presidential nominations filed

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka THE filing of presidential nominations closed yesterday with nine candidates making it on the ballot for the August 11 general elections. Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson Esau Chulu declared the process officially over at 18:17 hours. Two candidates struggled to find supporters but managed to file in the evening. The number
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