FDD, UPND mute over running – mate

KELVIN MBEWE, Lusaka THE United Party for National Development (UPND) and the Forum Democracy and Development (FDD) have said they are not in a rush to name their running mates for their presidential candidates in the August 11 general elections. The two parties said this in separate interviews through their spokespersons yesterday. UPND spokesperson Charles

RB congratulates Lungu on peace

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka FORMER President Rupiah Banda has congratulated President Lungu and the people of Zambia on reaching another milestone on the political calendar in the successful struggle for freedom and peace on the continent. In his Africa Freedom Day message, Mr Banda wishes the people of Zambia and the entire Africa joy and prosperity

Nevers’ nomination valid – ECZ

CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Lusaka THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says the nomination application of Nevers Mumba as MMD presidential candidate in the August 11 elections remains valid. ECZ public relations manager Crispin Akufuna said in an interview yesterday this is because the ECZ had received 50 percent payment for the nomination fee before the court

Ministers not on the list of adopted candidates

Some Ministers are not on the list of the August election adopted parliamentary candidates for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).   So far according to the list seen by Zambian Eye, from the Copperbelt province, the following prominent Ministers have been left out.   Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda from Ndola Central, Community Development Minister Joseph Katema from

President Lungu pays tribute to Africa’s heroes as Zambia Commemorate African Freedom Day

President Edgar Lungu has called on Zambians to reflect on the sacrifices made by the founding fathers and mothers as they Commemorate this year’s African Freedom Day. The President has also urged Zambians to pay tribute to Africa’s heroes such as Dr Kenneth Kaunda, Kwame Nkruma, Julius Nyirere, Gamal Nasser, Ben Bella and Emperor Haile

Barclays Africa addresses role of financial sector in addressing power and energy challenges at AfDB Annual Meetings

Barclays Africa will play a key role in driving discussions around energy, climate change and the financial inclusion of women at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia from May 23 to 27.  Representing Barclays Africa, Chief Executive, Regional Management Barclays Africa, Mizinga Melu says that finance and banking play a critical