Zesco draw Al Ahly, Wydad

ROBINSON KUNDA, DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO, Lusaka ZESCO United have drawn North African giants Al Ahly and Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League group stage. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducted the draws in Cairo yesterday with Zesco placed in Group A with Al Ahly of Egypt, Wydad of Morocco and Ivorian outfit Asec Mimosas.

President calls for women’s liberty

ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka PRESIDENT Lungu has appealed for peaceful campaigns as the country joins the rest of Africa today in commemorating Africa Freedom Day. The President said Zambians, especially women and girls, have a serious role to play in contributing to violence-free campaigns to guarantee peaceful elections on August 11. He said it is a

Lungu pardons 554 prisoners

KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka PRESIDENT Lungu has pardoned 554 inmates in commemoration of Africa Freedom Day, which falls today. Minister of Home Affairs Davies Mwila said in a statement yesterday that those pardoned include 40 Ethiopian juveniles. President Lungu has pardoned the inmates in accordance with powers vested in him under Article 59 of the Constitution

Catherine maintains 2nd slot

CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight gold champion Catherine Phiri has maintained second position on the Women International Boxing Association (WIBA) ranking. According to the latest ratings posted on the WIBA website yesterday, another Zambian boxer, Esther Phiri, has also maintained second position in the welterweight category despite not fighting regularly. Christina McMahon

GBM, Sampa must apologise, says headman

KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka HEADMAN Mungoko of Maamba in Southern Province has petitioned United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema to ask his party’s vice-president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba and members Miles Sampa and Obvious Mwaliteta to apologise to the people of Southern Province. Headman Mungoko said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday

Zambia, South Africa launch business body

ALVIN CHIINGA, Lusaka THE Zambia chapter of the Zambia-South Africa Business Council (ZSABC) will be launched in Lusaka this Friday and President Lungu is expected to officiate at the gala dinner. Zambia High Commission to South Africa press secretary Nicky Shabolyo said in a statement yesterday that the launch will bring together several South African