Lungu landslide assured MMD

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka THE opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) has assured President Lungu that it will give him a landslide victory in the August 11 elections. Speaking in an interview in Lusaka yesterday, MMD national secretary Raphael Nakacinda said the MMD is just about to officially launch its country-wide campaigns in support victory of

Zambian heads Afreximbank trade unit

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed a Zambian, Gwen Mwaba, as its new director of trade finance. Ms Mwaba, who until her appointment was the regional manager for Anglophone West Africa in charge of Afreximbank’s Abuja branch, takes over from Kanayo Awani, who was recently moved as Intra-African Trade Initiative’s managing

ZRP, former BP workers to camp at HHs house

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka THE Zambia Republic Party (ZRP) says it has mobilised its members to camp with former BP Zambia Limited workers outside United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema’s house until their benefits are paid. The opposition party’s president, Wright Musoma, has urged Zambians to join in before Zambia becomes a fiefdom

CCZ counsels clergymen, women

KALUNGA MUSONDA, SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Kabwe, Livingstone THE Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has urged the clergymen and women who are interested in politics to leave the Church and concentrate on pursuing their political ambitions. CCZ general secretary Suzanne Matale said it will be difficult for the clergy who are involved in partisan politics to

Why too many presidential candidates?

Dear editor, I WONDER what the motivation is for some of the unpopular presidential candidates who insist on contesting the presidential elections even when they know the election battle is between two parties – the PF and UPND. But this year we have nine presidential candidates, all expressing confidence of winning the election. I believe

Vodafone spends $40m

KALONDE NYATI,  LUTANGU WAKUMELO, Lusaka VODAFONE has spent about US$40 million in Zambia to deploy its fourth generation (4G) data services as about 100,000 customers pre-sign on the network. Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Vodafone Zambia chief executive officer Lars Stork said the company has rolled out high speed data services in Lusaka, Ndola,