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COSAFA PUTS ZAMBIA IN GROUP B

Holders Zambia were drawn in Group B and hosts Mauritius in Group A for the COSAFA Under-17 Championship that will be hosted on the Indian Ocean Island later this month. Zambia, who beat Zimbabwe in the Final in 2014 when the tournament was last held, will take on neighbours Malawi as well as Mad... Read More

UNZA GETS NEW VICE CHANCELLOR

Professor Luke Evuta Mumba is the New Vice Chancellor of the University of Zambia with effect from today. This is according to the UNZA website monitored by 5FM Radio this afternoon. Professor Mumba has replaced Professor Stephen Simukanga who stepped down from his position in June last year. ... Read More

FREDRICK TITUS CHILUBA REMEMBERED

President Edgar Lungu has re-named Luapula University whose procurement process has commenced after the late second president Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba. During his ongoing tour of Luapula Province President Lungu said that the memory of Dr Chiluba needed to be honoured because he made great c... Read More

POLICE LOCATE A WOMAN BRUTALIZED BY A GANG

The Zambia Police Service has located a Woman who was sexually assaulted by seemingly drunk Men. The Woman in question is the one who is appearing in a video circulating on Social Media platform such as Whatsapp and Facebook. In the video which was captured on 26th June, 2016, the victim iden... Read More

A FOREIGN NATIONAL ARRESTED FOR FORGERY

A Mauritian National has been arrested by The Drug Enforcement Commission for money laundering involving over Eight Hundred Thousand Kwacha. Commission Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo says Dhiraj Dhunputh has also been arrested for forgery and obtaining goods by false pretenses. Parti... Read More

ARTIST BEHIND THE MPOSA MABWE STATUE DIES

Mr. Francis Chinyimba was the Man behind the Mposa Mabwe statue on Matuka Avenue in Kitwe, a symbol of Zambia’s freedom struggle. Family representative Victor Mulenga, confirmed the death to ZNBC news in Kitwe, saying Chinyimba died on Sunday evening at Kitwe Central hospital. Mr. Chinyimba ... Read More

ZAMBIA'S ECONOMY TO SLOW DOWN

The June 2016 Edition of the Economic Intelligence Unit on Zambia has projected that Economic growth will slow down to about 3.1 percent this year, the slowest since 2008. Factors attributed to this slow down include a cut in public investment, high inflation rates which is denting local confide... Read More

POST NEWSPAPERS BOSS CHARGED

Police in Lusaka Province have formerly charged and arrested Mr. Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta Mazoka M'membe and Mr. Joseph Mwenda for: 1. Breaking into a building with intent to commit a felony Contrary to Section 304 of the Penal Code Act. 2. Criminal trespass Contrary to Section 306(a) of... Read More

FAZ PICKS CHAMBESHI

Beston Chambeshi is the New National Football team Under-20 Coach, he takes over from Hector Chilombo. The Lumwana Radiants Coach will be assisted at the junior level by Zanaco Coach Mumamba Numba and Green Buffaloes Coach Bilton Musonda. The trio has been tasked to propel the Under-20 team to... Read More

FRED M'MEMBE YET TO BE CHARGED

The Rainbow party has described the Leadership of President Edgar Lungu as a brutal administration that is determined to silence the opposing voice. Party presidential running mate Dr Cosmas Musumali was speaking to 5fm radio at Lusaka’s Central Police Station where post Newspapers Editor-in-Ch... Read More

PRESIDENT LUNGU DEFENDS ZRA

President Edgar Lungu says those who feel the Post Newspaper is being Victimised, should Raise Money to Pay Zambia revenue authority and the matter will be cleared overnight. The Head Of State said this when he Addressed Diplomats Accredited to Zambia at State House this Morning (MONDAY). Pr... Read More

SINKAMBA PETITIONS THE STATE

Opposition Green Party Of Zambia Presidential Candidate Peter Sinkamba has Filed a Petition in the Kitwe High Court Seeking a Court Order to Declare as Unconstitutional Government’s Failure to Pay him 323,560 United States Dollars which he is Owed by Government. Mr Sinkamba Contends that the ... Read More

HH WANTS POST RE-OPENED

United Party For National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has reiterated his call to President Edgar Lungu to immediately re-open Post Newspaper. Mr Hichilema has told 5fm Radio The actions taken by President Lungu against the Post can never be justified and demonstrate the bro... Read More

DRIVER DRIVING UNDER ALCOHOL

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has learned with shock that the driver of the Mitsubishi Rosa that was involved in a road crash in Choma last week where 4 pupils and a teacher of Hillcrest National Technical High died on the spot was intoxicated with alcohol at the time of the accident... Read More

ECZ REMOVES VOTERS FROM REGISTER

Five People have been Deleted from the National Register of Voters by the Electoral Commission Of Zambia (ECZ). Commission Spokesman Crispin Akufuna told a Media gathering that the Inspection took place from the 15 to 25 of MAY 2016. The affected Persons are Joyce Kalumbu from Mwinilungu Dis... Read More

TAZARA TO TRANSPORT MALAWI FUEL

The Malawi Government has given an order to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) to move 48 million litres of petroleum products in the next 12 months, starting from July 2016. The order was communicated at a meeting between TAZARA and a delegation of 11officials from the Malawi Gover... Read More

MORE CONVICTED BY THE COURT

The Road Transport and Safety Agency says the Fast Track court on Traffic offences in Lusaka has continued to record a reduction in the number of cases being prosecuted relating to road traffic offences. A total of 22 cases were taken to the Fast Track court in the second week of June 2016, ind... Read More

LAZ BACKS REFERENDUM

The Law Association Of Zambia (LAZ) has Backed the Vote Yes Campaign on the Holding of the National Referendum to enact the Bill Of Rights despite earlier Opposing the Holding of the process alongside the 11 August General Elections. Association President Linda Kasonde has told a Media Brief... Read More

POLITICIANS CAUTIONS ON VIOLENCE

1. INTRODUCTION Following a meeting of the Executive Board in Lusaka on 16th June, 2016 the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) wish to state the following in relation to the forth-coming general elections on August 11, 2016. 2. POLITICAL VIOLENCE The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) ... Read More

TWO UPND MEMBERS CONVICTED

The Isoka Magistrate Court has Convicted Two United Party For National Development (UPND) Members Belvin Simbeye and Kelvin Sichula for Causing Malicious Damage to Property. The Duo on 14th JUNE, this Year were reported to have Damaged a Windscreen of a Toyota Corolla Registration, Green in Col... Read More

COMESA COURT REACHES TO MEMBERS

The COMESA Court Of Justice has Embarked on a Publicity Programme in Countries Which are Members of the regional Economic Bloc to Sensitize Governments and Business Communities on the Roles of the Court in Deepening Regional Integration among Member States. The Program in Madagascar Begins on ... Read More

SUBSTANDARD FERTILIZER ON THE MARKET

Lupupa Agro Services of Nchelenge in Luapula Province has been Selling and Supplying Substandard Fertilizer in the District. It follows a Complaint that was received by the Zambia Bureau Of Standards (ZABS) from Mansa Prisons Authorities who reported that they had been Supplied with 60 by 50 Ki... Read More

ZESCO DISHES OUT 2.5 MILLION ENERGY BULBS

Two point Five Million Energy saving bulbs have been distributed by the Zambia electricity Supply Corporation across the country since the Exercise started last year. Company Spokesman Henry Kapata says 500, 000 energy saving bulbs will be procured by the end of this year. Mr. kapata said that... Read More

ELDERS CALL FOR MORE WOMEN IN POLITICS

The Council of Elders of the Zambia Elections Information Centre has concluded that a number of factors continue to hinder women from engaging in political activities. The Council has noted that sexist attitudes that advance the belief that politics are a game for men is one of the challenges dis... Read More

ROAD ACCIDENT INJURE UPND MEMBERS

Some United Party for National Development supporters were yesterday involved in an accident after a Truck they were in flipped when the driver failed to negotiate a corner at the turn off to the Palace of Paramount Chief Mpenzeni due to excessive speed. Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Ale... Read More

5 PUPILS AND 1 TEACHER DIE IN A ROAD ACCIDENT

Five pupils and One Teacher of Hillcrest Technical School have died in a road traffic accident which happened near Kozo Lodge 5 kilometers South of Choma in Southern province, yesterday around 22 hours. The accident happened when the driver of the Minibus belonging to Hillcrest School was overtak... Read More

STOP THE VIOLENCE OR ELSE-ECZ

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia has warned all political parties that it would close the Campaign period if parties involved failed to restrain their cadres from engaging in violent activities. Electoral Body Spokesman Crispin Akufuna cited Section 28 of Electoral Process Act no 35 of 2016 whi... Read More

GEORGE PICKS TEAM FOR COSAFA

Zambia national football team coach Goerge Lwandawina has picked a squad of 21 players for the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup where Zambia meets Group A winners Swaziland at the quarter final stage this Sunday. Winning captain and goalkeeper of the 2013 edition of the competition Danny Munyao is joined o... Read More

ZAMBIAN AIRLINES CLEARED TO FLY INTO EUROPE

European Commission - Press release Aviation: Commission updates EU air safety list –Iran and Africa make progress Brussels, 16 June 2016 Today the European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore s... Read More

41 MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT FOOD IN SADC

An Estimated 41 Million people out of 181 Million people in the Southern African Development Community are food insecure, and out of this figure, more than 21 Million people are in urgent need of assistance. This is according to the Vulnerability assessment results released on 10 June 2016 at the... Read More

COURT ORDERS THE POST NEWSPAPERS TO PAY!

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Zambia Revenue Authority in a case in which the High Court granted a stay of the ZRA's levy of distress on the Post Newspapers. In the meantime ZRA has issued a new demand notice of K53.8 million in various taxes to be paid with immediate effect. Pa... Read More

GREAT KALU NOT MY FRIEND-ANDREW KAMANGA

Football Association of Zambia president, Andrew Kamanga, has described his relationship with immediate past association president Kalusha Bwalya as "very bad." Kamanga was speaking during the Press Freedom Committee discussion Forum at Southern Sun last evening. He said that Bwalya was a socc... Read More

YALI SAYS ECZ GOT IT WRONG!

The Young African Leaders’ Initiative is convinced that the Electoral Commission of Zambia is misleading candidates that once they have successfully filed in the nomination and their nomination is declared valid, a candidate cannot become disqualified. It follows the clarification made by Commi... Read More

PF AND UPND TOLD TO END POLITICAL VIOLENCE

The Patriotic Front and the United Party for National Development have been urged to restrain the Members from promoting violence during political campaigns. This is according to a statement issued by the Oasis Forum last night. Forum Chairman, Father Cleophas Lungu, has demanded that politici... Read More

RECORD AND BULLETIN CLOSES

The Bulletin and Record, a leading local monthly magazine covering politics, economics, lifestyle, sport, entertainment has announced its decision to close down. The announcement was made in a post on the magazine’s Facebook page, stating that the organisation has been ‘forced’ out of pub... Read More

DISQUALIFY LUNDAZI CENTRAL INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE-YALI

The Electoral Commission of Zambia must consider disqualifying LUNDAZI Central independent aspiring candidate Evans Ngoma whom the Times of Zambia has reportedly withdrawn his earlier resignation from the Patriotic Front as he now becomes a member of the party before elections. Unlike councillor... Read More

PELUM DEFENDS FARMERS

The Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Association has rejected the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization Arusha Protocol, which makes it illegal for farmers to save, reuse seeds. Association Secretary General, Faustin Vuningoma, said that the regulation that requires farm... Read More

BOXER CATHERINE PHIRI TO STUDY IN EUROPE

Female boxing icon Catherine Phiri and 24 other academically talented underprivileged young Zambian women and girls have been offered to study business and leadership courses in different parts of the world. Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom first secretary for press and public relatio... Read More

KALUSHA INVITED BY THE UN

Football Icon Kalusha Bwalya will participate in a special High-Level football tournament for Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in New York on 16 June, to promote the role of sports in achieving sustainable development and peace. Kalusha, alongside other renowned international foo... Read More

ZCCM-IH SUES VEDANTA

Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investments Holdings (ZCCM-IH), in which the Government has a 77.4 percent stake, is claiming more than 100 million united states dollars from Vedanta resources’ the owners of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM)on the Copperbelt Province. This is according to a local U... Read More

SADC COUNTRIES SIGN EPAS

The Signing Ceremony of the European Union-Southern African Development Community Economic Partnership Agreement took place at Kasane, Botswana Yesterday (FRIDAY). Ministers; Vincent t, Seretse of the Republic Of Botswana, Joshua Setipa of the kingdom of Lesotho, Enersto Max Tonela of the Repub... Read More

AFRICA COMMITTED TO FIGHT HIV

Health Minister Dr Joseph Kasonde has told a high-level Meeting of the General Assembly on ending HIV/AIDS that Africa is strongly committed to fight the Pandemic. The High-level Meeting, convened by the President of the General Assembly His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, adopted the Politica... Read More

ZESCO REDUCES LOADSHEDDING

ZAMBIA Electricity Supply Corporation Limited has reduced load shedding from eight to four hours per day due to the increase of water levels in the rivers. In an emailed statement to 5FM Radio, ZESCO Senior Manager for Marketing and Public Relations Bessie Banda has said that the improvement in w... Read More

HE IS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

Ben Kangwa, writes how he remembers Mattippi For close to 50 years, he was known to the listeners first as “Matinko” and later “Matty P”, the fun loving, energetic voice on the Zambia Broadcasting Services (ZBS) English Service. But to his dearest family and friends, he was Matteo Ph... Read More

FEWER ADOPTED FEMALE CANDIDATES SHOCKS AN ELECTORAL EXPERT

MacDonald Chipenzi, who is an Electoral Expert says the low number of adopted female candidates for various elective positions in this year’s August 11, 2016 General Elections has undermined Zambia’s crusade to achieving the SADC Protocol on Gender of 50 percent gender representation. Mr. ch... Read More

UNESCO PICKS ZAMBIA

Zambia has been elected to represent the Africa Group on the Inter-government Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the United Nations Agency for Culture, UNESCO. The election to the 24 member Committee was done during the just-ended Sixth Session of the General A... Read More

ITS VODAFONE NOT VODACOM COMING TO ZAMBIA

The Zambia Information and Communication Authority has not issued a Licence permitting any entity other than MTN, Airtel and Zamtel to provide voice services to the public. Vodafone and Afrimax Group (“Afrimax”)a 4G Telecommunications Operator in Sub-Saharan Africa yesterday jointly announced... Read More

LUSAKA WOMAN KILLS BABY

The Zambia Police Command is looking for the driver a Freightliner truck and trailer registration number ACK 3777, ACP 9064t who was involved in a road traffic accident that claimed five people. The accident involved four vehicles at Vuba area along Kapiri-Mposhi road. One of the motor vehicl... Read More

VODAFONE ENTERS ZAMBIAN MARKET

Vodafone and Afrimax Group (“Afrimax”)- a 4G Telecommunications Operator in Sub-Saharan Africa has Today (MONDAY)jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Zambia. Under the Non-equity agreement, the two companies will offer customers high speed 4G data services using the ‘Voda... Read More

NEVERS WARNS PRESIDENT LUNGU

Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) President Dr. Nevers Mumba has said President Edgar Lungu risks leaving a lawless and completely chaotic ‘Banana Republic’ governed by jungle law, when he leaves office this year. Responding to a flurry of press queries to remarks made by President... Read More

ANDYFORD FAILS TO FILE NOMINATION

People's Alliance For Change leader, Andyford Banda, has failed to file in his Presidential Nomination Papers at Mulungushi International Conference Centre this Morning. This is because Mr. Banda arrived at the event without his Running Mate and he could not proceed with the Process as it was a... Read More

LUSAKA COST OF LIVING INCREASE

The Costs of Essentials for the Month of May 2016 Reveal that the Cost of Living in Lusaka Drastically increased from Four Thousand Kwacha in April to Four thousand Eighty Hundred Kwacha. The Jesuit Centre For Theological Reflection says the Major increase was recorded in the cost of Housing ... Read More

PRESIDENT SEES DIVISION IN UPND

Patriotic Front President Edgar Lungu is anticipating that there will be division in the opposition United Party for National Development. Mr. Lungu said that some former PF members will rejoin the ruling party when president Hakainde Hichilema announces his presidential running mate. The He... Read More

MAJORY MOYO THANKS GOVERNMENT

Majory Moyo, the Police Woman who sustained severe injuries after being run over by a motorist in Lusaka earlier this year, says her family will forever remain grateful to President Edgar Lungu and The Government for evacuating her to South Africa where she underwent emergency surgery to help reco... Read More

WOMEN SAY NO TO A NATIONAL REFERENDUM

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY NGOCC MEMBER ORGANISATIONS IN LUSAKA DURING THE MEMBERSHIP CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON ZAMBIA’S BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE NATIONAL REFERENDUM PROCESS. We the representatives of NGOCC member organizations who met, at the NGOCC secretariat in Lusaka to deliberate on Zambia’s... Read More

THE WORLD BANK CREDITS ZAMBIA 20 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS

The World Bank has approved a 20 million United States dollars international development association credit to help Zambia implement its program of integration of long-term refugees. Bank Country Manager for Zambia, Ina- Marlene Ruthenberg, said that the approval recognizes the governments’ eff... Read More

CHIPOLOPOLO IN GUINEA FOR A DO OR DIE MATCH

Zambia National Football team coach, George Lwandawina, has expressed satisfaction with the goalless draw in the international friendly match played against Gambia in Bakau yesterday. Both teams used the Match to prepare for their respective 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for Jun... Read More

CHECK IF YOUR CANDIDATE IS ON THE LIST?

List of confirmed Candidates for the Patriotic Front CENTRAL PROVINCE 1. Muchinga Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula COPPERBELT PROVINCE 9. Nkana - Alexander Chiteme 8. Roan-Dr Chishimba Kambwili 7. Kabushi - Mr Bowman Lusambo 6. Chimwemwe - Mwenya Musenge 5. Kalulushi - Kampamba Mwenya 4... Read More

ZAMBIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS CHALLENGED

Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business Chairperson, Nancy kawandami, says in order to access funds from the African Development bank; they will come up with viable project proposals. During the just ended 51st Banks’ annual meetings in Lusaka, the Affirmative Finance Action for ... Read More

SIAVONGA DC WARNS KARIBA FM

Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has Threatened to Shut Down Kariba Fm if the Radio Station continues to Promote Hate Speech. This follows a complaint by United Party For National Development (UPND) Presidential Campaign Manager, Dipak Patel who Telephoned Mr Kanyama to Complain ... Read More

ECZ WARNS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Electoral Commission Of Zambia (ECZ) Chairperson Justice Esau Chullu has Warned Ten Presidential Candidates against Engaging in Acts of Bribery or Corruption During their Campaigns Ahead of the August 11 General Elections. The ECZ Chairperson Was Speaking During a Briefing with Aspiring Presid... Read More

ZAMBIAN PRISONS ARE CROWDED

President Edgar Lungu says Prison Facilities are more than 200 Percent Overcrowded with a Population of more than 19,000 against the Holding Capacity of Over 8,250 Inmates. President Lungu said this is a Health Risk to Inmates in that the Environment Conducive for Transmission of Communicable D... Read More

NEVERS BACK UPND LEADER

The Dr Nevers Mumba Led Movement For Multi Party Democracy Faction has Entered into an Alliance with the United Party For National Development (UPND) ahead of the August General Elections. Announcing the Development at a Media Briefing at Chainama Hotel this Morning, Dr Mumba stated that he wil... Read More

OXFAM CALLS FOR LEADERSHIP ON EL NINO

Oxfarm say African Finance Ministers Meeting this week at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AFDB) must step up and respond to the super-El Niño events Ravaging East and Southern Africa. Over 50 million people face food shortages across Eastern, Horn and Southern Africa due t... Read More

PRESIDENT LUNGU OPENS AFDB MEETINGS

President Edgar Lungu says Energy shortages and Climate Variability and Change have become a Major threat to Sustainable Development in Africa. President Lungu was speaking when he opened the African Development Bank Annual Meetings taking place the Mulungushi International Conference Centre To... Read More

AFRICAN NATIONS TURN TO IMF

More African Countries like Zambia are likely to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for emergency Financing. This is according to a Latest Report Released by Moody's Investors Service in Lusaka yesterday. Ghana, Angola and Mozambique have turned to the International Monetary Fund (... Read More

BARCLAYS TO ATTEND AFDB MEETINGS

Barclays Africa, Chief Executive, Regional Management Barclays Africa, Mizinga Melu says that Finance and Banking play a Critical Role in enabling Social and Economic Progress, Growth and Development. Melu says access to sustainable energy is one of the key elements to attaining required growth... Read More

GBM GRANTED BAIL

United Party For National Development Vice President For Administration, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has been Granted a 10 Thousand Kwacha Bail with Two Working Sureties by the Ndola Magistrates court this morning. The former kasama central lawmaker denied all the four charges slapped on him. Pol... Read More

5FM RADIO TO SUPPORT CRICKET IN ZAMBIA

The Zambia Cricket Union and 5FM Radio station have signed a milstone partnership aimed at promoting the game of Cricket in the country. This means 5FM Radio will promote cricket programs as a way of increasing the fan base of the sport which in Zambia is considered as a minor Sport. 5FM Radio... Read More

PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU GOES FOR INONGE WINA

Edgar Chagwa Lungu reveals that his running mate in the 2016 elections shall be Inonge Mutukwa Wina, the current Vice President and former Nalolo Member of Parliament this afternoon. President Lungu, said this during the official Launch of their official campaigns at National Heroes’ Stadium in... Read More

DR NEVERS MUMBA LOSES POWER

Former Lunte Member of Parliament, Felix Mutati, has been elected as the new president for the Movement for multi-party democracy, at a party convention at the Mulungushi Rock of Authority in Kabwe, Central province. The Convention started with the dissolution of the existing National Executive C... Read More

VEHICLES TO MOVE WITH LIGHTS ON DURING DAY TIME

The Road Transport and Safety Agency is to launch a campaign to ensure Motorists are visible to each other on highways. It follows an increase in the number of road traffic accidents especially along the highways. The Agency is putting in place various road safety interventions aimed at reduci... Read More

FISHO MWALE, RUNNING FOR EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF LUSAKA

Former Lusaka Mayor, Fisho Patrick Mwale will contest the position of Executive Mayor, for the City of Lusaka in the forth coming general elections this August. Briefing the Press at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross today, Mr. Mwale said that he has enough experience to carry out the task... Read More

AU WANTS POLICIES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

Erastus Mwencha, The Deputy Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission says that Governments need to Create Policies and an Environment that will Enable the move for Renewable Energy. Mr Mwencha further said that there is also need to Encourage Public-Private Partnership in the Energy Sector... Read More

ALLOW UPND TO USE CHOPPERS

Zambia Council For Social Development Executive Secretary Lewis Mwape says Civil Servants must Reach a Point at which their Jobs are not more Important than the Service the Public has Entrusted them with. Mr Mwape says all Civil Servants Directly Appointed by The President or Indirectly Appoint... Read More

ZNBC REJECTS UPND ADVERTS

The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) have Rejected Two of The United Party For National Development (UPND) Paid Campaign Television Advertisements that were to Start Airing ON 16th May, which is the Official Date for the Beginning of Campaigns. Party Spokesman Charles Kakoma said... Read More

POLITICIANS URGED TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS

As Zambia goes into Political Campaigns to Elect its Leaders, the Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) is Worried about the Breath- Taking Speed of Politicians’ Convoy, the lack of respect for other road users, increase in road crashes which have become a Permanent Feature during the Electioneering C... Read More

MINISTERS TO REMAIN IN THEIR POSITIONS

President Edgar Lungu has Defended an Amendment to the Constitution that Allowed Ministers to Remain in Office after he Dissolved Parliament Today. Speaking at A Press Conference at State House This Afternoon, The Head Of State said the Ministers had Retained Their Posts because the Constituti... Read More

KAVINDELE TO SUPPORT EDGAR LUNGU

Former Vice President, Enock Kavindele, has thrown his supports behind President Edgar Lungu ahead of the 11th August general elections. Kavindele told a media briefing that President Lungu had shown exemplary qualities that could unite the country. He said he had assessed the two leading cont... Read More

PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU ANGERS UGANDANS

Supporters of Uganda’s opposition Leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye, have reacted angrily to the statement attributed to President Edgar lungu, who yesterday called on African Leaders to learn to accept the outcome of elections. After Landing at Entebbe International Airport yesterday afternoon, Presid... Read More

ZAMBIA, TANZANIA-DISCUSS FUTURE OF TAZARA

The Governments of China, Tanzania and Zambia are Meeting in the Tanzanian Commercial Capital Dar Es Salaam to Discuss the Future of the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA). Addressing Delegates at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre, Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska say... Read More

WOMEN FOR CHANGE TRAINS 60 COMMUNITY LEADERS

The Women for Change has trained 60 Community members based in Central and Eastern provinces in provision of paralegal and counselling services on gender based violence. The trained paralegals and psychosocial counsellors comprise of youths, Women and Men were drawn from rural Communities of Kapi... Read More

DR DR KIZZA BESIGYE, ACCEPT DEFEAT-PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU

President Edgar Lungu has asked Ugandan’s opposition members to concede defeat and recognise Mr. Yoweri Museveni as the duly elected President following the highly contested February 18 elections. According to the Electoral Commission records, Mr. Museveni, 71, won 60.75 percent of the vote, wh... Read More

PRESIDENT HEADS TO UGANDA AND SAUDI ARABIA

President Edgar Lungu is expected to undertake two international visits to Uganda and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He begins his tour of duty tomorrow with a visit to Uganda where he will be in the midst of several heads of state and dignitaries attending the inauguration of President Yoweri Muse... Read More

NEW MINING TAX WELCOMED BY THE CHAMBER OF MINES

The Zambia Chamber of Mines has welcomed the changes to the new 2015 Mines and Minerals Development (Amendment) Act which was passed by parliament last Friday. The Chamber maintains that an equitable fiscal regime promotes the competitiveness of Zambia’s mining sector between the Government on ... Read More

I AM QUALIFIED-SIMAATA SIMAATA

Football administrator, Simaata Simaata, has called on the new Football association of Zambia executive led by Andrew Kamanga, to review the selection whole process of general secretary in the interest of fair play, ethical conduct and transparency. Mr. Simaata has further expressed disappointmen... Read More

REGISTER YOUR IVORY BANGLES WITH THE GOVERNMENT

Members of the public in possession of legally acquired Elephant Tusks, Ivory and rhino horns, whether raw or processed are being requested to declare them to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife by August 31, 2016 with view of issuing certificates of ownership. This is according to Min... Read More

THE GOVERNMENT TO PROCURE 12,000 COMPUTERS

100 Million Kwacha has been set aside by the government to procure and install 12,000 desktop computers in Schools across the country. Ministry of General Education Spokesman, Hillary Chipango, said the procurement of computers is meant to enhance the management of computer studies examinations. ... Read More

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

The Constitutional Court which has not started operations has continued to receive pressure to offer interpretations on a number of issues from the general public. Stakeholders have called on the Court to provide guidance on the debate surrounding an equivalent to a grade 12 School Certificate as... Read More

26 NAKONDE CRINIMALS ESCAPE

Twenty-Six criminal suspects have escaped from police custody in Nakonde, Muchinga province. Nakonde District Commissioner, Field Simwinga and Muchinga Province Police Commissioner, Auxensio Daka has confirmed the development to ZANIS. Among the escapees, 3 were arrested for alleged murder. ... Read More

SOLAR POWER COMING SOON

President Edgar Lungu yesterday commissioned construction works for the 1.2 billion United States dollars 100 Megawatts Solar Power plants in Lusaka. The two solar plants that are expected to be ready before the end of the year are located in the Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone. In J... Read More

NEW FAZ EXECUTIVE BRINGS BUS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

The Hyundai Bus which was donated to Zambia National Soccer team by the World Football governing body FIFA, has arrived in the country today, Six years after it was given to the Football Association. The FAZ executive led by Kalusha Bwalya gave all sorts of excuses as to why the Bus was marooned ... Read More

MANYUCHI IS THE NEW WBC SILVER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION

Zimbabwean Boxer Charles Manyuchi defeated Dmitry Mikhaylenko in Russia in a huge upset last evening. Manyuchi, fighting under Zambia’s Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions won in a unanimous decision by the judges. The fight was over 12 rounds at the DIVS Arena in Yekaterinburg city, in Ru... Read More

THE COMMONWEALTH TO SUPPORT THE LEATHER INDUSTRY

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s trade competitiveness section in partnership with Comesa-Leather and Leather products Institute has embarked on an ambitious project to establish a regional design Studio. This is in order to address long standing design weaknesses and improve market entry of the ... Read More

THE ECZ TO REVIEW NOMINATION FEES

The Zambia public procurement authority has advised the Electoral commission of Zambia to revise the awarding of a contract of printing of ballot papers for the 11th August general elections. This is according to Commission chairman, Justice Esau Chuulu, who revealed this at the ongoing consultat... Read More

BATOKA GORGE TO START PRODUCING ELECTRICITY IN 2023

The 5 billion United States dollars Batoka gorge hydropower project Zambia and Zimbabwe plan to build on their shared border could start producing by 2023 and will generate electricity at a cheaper cost than Solar or Coal. The two Southern African nations will complete a feasibility study into th... Read More

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES TO SPONSOR CHIPOLOPOLO

Zambian Breweries has signed an agreement for Mosi Lager to sponsor the Chipolopolo team for the coming year. The partnership with the Football Association of Zambia aims to recapture the passion for the national team following its historic Africa Cup of Nations win in 2012. “Football can be... Read More

DR NEVERS MUMBA MEETS RUPIAH BANDA

FORMER Republican President Mr. Rupiah Banda and Movement for Multi-Party Democracy President Dr. Nevers Mumba have today reconciled their differences marked by a public affirmation by Mr. Banda of the MMD Leadership led by Dr. Nevers Mumba. The reconciliation talks which collapsed a few days ago... Read More

YALI COMMENDS TWO LUSAKA LAWYERS

The Young African leaders initiative feels vindicated by the action taken by two Lusaka based lawyers who have sought the Constitutional Court interpretation on whether the amended constitution allow political parties to sponsor councillors ahead of the 11th of August general elections. Noel Siam... Read More

GRADE 12 QUALIFICATIONS OR ITS EQUIVALENT

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EMPLOYERS TOLD TO INVEST IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT

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GEORGE MPOMBO IS A FREE MAN

PEOPLES’ Democratic Party president George Mpombo has been acquitted of a charge of failure to secure a firearm. Ndola Principal resident magistrate Obbister Musukwa acquitted Mpombo yesterday on grounds that the prosecution witnesses had failed to discharge their burden of proof on the charge ... Read More

THE PF TO LAUNCH NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS

The Patriotic front will roll out its 2016 national campaigns on the 14th of May in what some analysts say maybe the biggest political gathering. This will happen three days after parliament dissolves on the 11th of May, 2016. Patriotic front Secretary General Davies Chama revealed the develop... Read More

NGOCC SUPPORTS ZAMBIAN JOURNALISTS

The Non Governmental Organisations Coordinating Council joins Zambian Journalist in commemorating the International World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated each year on the 3rd of May. On this occasion to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day, NGOCC congratulates and commends Journalists i... Read More

MULENGA SATA DITCHES THE PF

Lusaka Province Minister Mulenga Sata has Ditched the Patriotic Front to Back United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema Ahead of the General Elections in August this Year. Mr. Sata was a Month ago Deputy Minister at State House; he took Over from Obvious Mwaliteta as Prov... Read More

THE ELECTORAL BODY SUED BY TWO LAWYERS

Two Lusaka based Lawyers have sought the Constitutional Court interpretation on whether the amended Constitution of Zambia allow political parties to sponsor candidates for the election or nomination of councilors ahead of the August 11 elections. Noel Siamoondo and Kelly Kapianga have sued the ... Read More

ZESCO TO CONNECT NORTHWESTERN PROVINCE

Connecting Northwestern province to the national grid has reached an advanced stage with 3 substation almost completed in Mwinilunga, Mufumbwe and Lumwana districts. Zesco spokesman Henry kapata says Mwinilunga district will be the first one to be connected for the first time in the history of t... Read More

NGO DEMAND INFO ON SERIAL KILLERS

Youth Development Organization Executive Director Partner Siabutuba has called on the Zambia Police Command to Avail the Nation with Information regarding the Spat of Ritual Killings that left Seven People Murdered. According to Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila 12 people are in Police Custody... Read More

ZAMBIAN COMPANIES STRIKE LUCRATIVE DEALS

Zambia Development Agency says the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was very successful with 140,000 United States dollars confirmed orders and 160,000 United States dollars unconfirmed orders recorded for the supply of Zambian products. Speaking at the end of the International Trade Fair in Bul... Read More

DMMU DRIVER ATTACKED

A Driver Of Disaster Management And Mitigation Unit Whose Name Police have Withheld For Security Reasons was Attacked and Robbed off his Personal Property after being Accused of being a Ritual Killer. Esther Mwaata Katongo Zambia Assistant Public Relations Officer has Told 5fm Radio in An Emai... Read More

ZCTU WARNS OF MORE DIFFICT TIME

Zambian Workers have Joined the Rest of the World in Commemorating Labour Day with Activities taking place in the Ten Provinces of the Country. In Lusaka Zambia Federation Of Employers President Bruno Chisambo is Concerned with the Way Public Universities are being Run By Government. Mr Chis... Read More

ECZ MEETING IS CRUCIAL-AVAP

Anti Voter Apathy Project Executive Director Richwell Mulwani is hopeful that the issue of Printing of Ballot Papers will be Tabled by the Electoral Commission Of Zambia During a Stakeholders Meeting on May 5. The Electoral Body has Invited Stakeholders to a Meeting to be held at the Mulungushi... Read More

ZUNO CALLS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Zambia Union Of Nurses Organisation says Social Justice is Key to ensuring National Development and Achieving Poverty Reduction. In a Statement Ahead of the Labour Day Commemorations Tomorrow, Union General Secretary Fray Michelo, stated that by Upholding Social Justice, Employers would be Prom... Read More

ZAF BOSS MEETS UN PEACEKEEPING CHIEF

Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Lieutenant General Eric Chimese is in New York where he has held high-level meetings with UN Under-Secretary General for peacekeeping Operations His Excellency Mr. Hervé Ladsous, and military advisers of US, UK and Italy. Lt. Gen. Chimese and Mr. Ladsous discus... Read More

AGRIC P/S RESPONDS TO TAYALI

The Ministry Of Agriculture has described as Bizarre, sentiments by Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali who Attributed the Current High Mealie Meal Prices and Shortages to Rampant Corruption. Mr Tayali Earlier this Week Implicated Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda The Permanent ... Read More

INJURED COP PROMOTED

Ms. Marjorie Moyo, the Police Woman Run over by a Motorist in February this Year, says she would have loved to celebrate her promotion with dance to show how appreciative she was to the Government. Ms. Moyo, who could not believe the News of her Promotion, said this afternoon(FRIDAY) that she w... Read More

FDD CALLS FOR DIALOGUE ON BAROTSE

Forum For Democracy And Development, Spokesman Antonio Mwanza has called on President Edgar Lungu to Open Dialogue on the Barotseland Land Agreement of 1964. Mr Mwanza is against Pronouncements by President Lungu to Discuss the Agreement with the Litunga, adding that it is ill Advised and Misgu... Read More

FIRST QUANTUM RECORDS PROFIT

Canadian Base Metal Miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd reported a Bigger-than-expected Quarterly Profit as Copper Production costs Fell and Production rose in its Zambia Operations. Copper production increased about 30 percent to 119,287 tonnes while sales jumped 44 percent to 131,267 tonnes in t... Read More

POLICY ON CLIMATE CHANGE APPROVED

Cabinet approved the Draft National Policy on Climate Change 2016 and the 2016 - 2020 Implementation Plan. Zambia has continued to experience a number of climate-related hazards including drought and dry spells, seasonal and flash floods and extreme temperature. Some of these, especially dro... Read More

ZAMBIA TO BENEFIT FROM FRANCE’S ICT

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GOVT CAUTIONED OVER AIRLINE

The Zambia Professional Pilots Association has called for Public Private Partnership to Re-Setup a National Airline. Association President Captain Alick Sakala has cautioned that Operating an Airline as a Parastatal remains a receipt for Confusion as it is Prone to Abuse by Government Officia... Read More

TAYALI CHALLENED OVER CORRUPTION

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Secretary to Cabinet Dr Rowland Msiska says Political Parties will be represented by 100 members at this Year’s Labour Day Celebrations. Dr Msiska this is to avoid Political Violence that Erupted During the Youth Day Celebrations on 12th March 2016. All Political Parties were invited to a ... Read More

ACTIONAID PROPOSES NEW TAX

The Government has been Advised by Actionaid Country Director Nalunga Nganga Ziba to consider Charging a Commission if a Mining Company does not sell Directly to the Final Consumer but to Parent Companies or Middle Men. Ziba has also appealed to Authorities to Trade Cautiously on the Proposed M... Read More

PRESIDENT LUNGU MEETS LOZI KING

President Edgar lungu has paid a courtesy call on the Litunga of the Lozi people, KING LUBOSI II. The President is Mongu in Western province to commission the 225 newly constructed Sioma Bridge and the Multi billion kwacha Mongu-kalabo road that boasts of about 26 bridges. President Lungu stat... Read More

PARTICIPATE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

Energy Minister Dora Siliya is Concerned over the Low Participation of Ordinary Citizens in the Development of the Energy Sector. Ms Siliya has told the Energy Regulation Board to come with Policies which Attract the Participation of Ordinary Citizens through the Citizens’ Economic Empowermen... Read More

END CHILD MARRIAGES-MPS

Parliamentarians have been Reminded to use their Key Influential Positions in Ending Child Marriages and Gender Based Violence. Statistics show that 47 Percent of Women in the Country, are suffering from a form of Gender Based Violence while there are 42 Percent of Child Marriage Cases and 17 P... Read More

ENACT LOAN SCHEME-ZANASU

The Zambia National Students Union has Warned Politicians both in the Ruling and Opposition to Quickly Enact the Students Loans Bill in their last Sitting of this Parliament. Union Vice President Prince Ndoyi says they have Closely followed Debates currently in the House and Expect and Deserve ... Read More

OPERATIONALISE CONS COURT

An Electoral Expert Macdonald Chipenzi has repeated his call to the Constitutional Court to Start Hearing Cases. In March this Year, President Edgar Lungu Swore-in Five judges to Preside over the Constitutional Court. The 5 Sworn in were Justice Hilda Chibomba as President of the Court, Just... Read More

SINGLE MINING LAW COMING

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KARIBA REPAIRS START 2017

Zambia and Zimbabwe Plan to Start Repairs to Kariba Dam in the First Quarter of Next Year without Affecting Hydro Power Supply in either Country which is Generated from the Reservoir. World Bank's Senior Water Resources Specialist Marcus Wishart said the Zambezi River Authority, a Joint Venture... Read More

ZUFIAW WANTS CLEAN POLLS

Zambia Union Of Financial Institutions And Allied Workers, President, Mr. Ackim Mweemba has called for Transparency and more Dialogue on the Printing of Ballot Papers for the August 11, 2016 General Election, in order to inspire Confidence in the Electoral process. Mr. Mweemba observed that, th... Read More

SINKAMBA SEES BUDGET REDUCTION

Opposition Green Party Of Zambia Leader Peter Sinkamba anticipates a Reduction of Budgetary Allocation to Key Sectors of the Economy following the Decision by the Government to Work with the International Monetary Fund. Last Week Secretary to The Treasury Fredson Yamba said that Zambia Will pro... Read More

NOVATEK REDUCES FEED PRICES

Zambeef Products Plc’s Customers are to benefit from Price Reductions of between 2 and 5 percent on a range of its NOVATEK Stockfeed Products thanks to the strengthening Kwacha and Production efficiencies. “the reduction in prices will assist our farmers to compete favourably and turn a pro... Read More

REFERENDUM QUESTION TO BE READY BY NEXT WEEK

Vice-president Inonge Wina says Zambians will know modalities of the referendum by next week. This was when she addressed Zambians living in London during a dinner that was organized in her honour by the High commissioner to the United Kingdom Mr. Muyeba chikonde on Saturday. Mrs. Wina told Za... Read More

IC-HAVE FAILED

Former Transparency International Zambia Chapter President Reuben Lifuka is not Pleased with the Performance of Integrity Committees to Curb Corruption in the Quasi Government Institutions. Mr. Lifuka said that the idea is good but it has Failed to Yield Desired Results because there is no Follow... Read More

FINLAND-INVESTOR CONFIDENCE

Finland Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkonnen says the Economic Downturn has Caused Hesitation from Investors with intentions to set up Businesses. Moody’s Investors Service recently Downgraded Zambia’s Long Term Issuer to Negative from Stable. Ambassador Olkonnen stated that a Number of Fore... Read More

KATONGO, CHANSA BOUNCE BACK

Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina has named his 22 member provisional squad for the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup by bring back Green Buffaloes striker Christopher Katongo and Isaac Chansa to the team. Lwandamina’s fresh list has moved the number to 25 bringing on board also Nkana’s Jacob Ngulube.... Read More

BEWARE OF OF FAKE ZESCO WORKERS!

Beware! A gang of men dressed in Zesco/Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company are going round in houses. They ask to check the water meter/electricity meter in the house and once they are in, they spray you with some chemical that makes you weak. These people have targets and now that people are aw... Read More

DON’T EXAGGERATE-FR LUNGU

A Church Leader Father Cleophas Lungu has appealed to Politicians not to Exaggerate National Issues that they may not have Control Over. His Comment follows a Heated Debate that has Emerged Where The Opposition UPND and FDD have stated that Awarding a Contract to a Dubai Company to Print Ballot P... Read More

MAZABUKA-NO LABOUR DAY

Labour Day Celebrations have been Cancelled in Mazabuka District to avoid Further Spread of the Disease that Broke out in the Area on Friday Last Week on Five Fishing Camps Situated on the Lower Kafue River. Two Deaths and now 36 Confirmed Cases have been Admitted and Confined in Two Cholera Center... Read More

ZESCO LIMITED APOLOGY

A Fault on the 11KV Board at Waterworks Substation which Occurred on Friday, 22nd April, 2016 has Caused the Erratic Power Supply in Chalala, Libala South, Libala State 1, 2, 3 and 4. This has also Affected Parts of Chawama and Chilenje South, Kamwala South, Kabwata and Kabwata Site and Service. T... Read More

POLITICAL PARTIES APOLOGIZE TO JOURNALISTS

The Young African Leaders Initiative is encouraged by the apology given by seven political parties in the Eastern province for the violence that journalists in the region have suffered. The seven political parties include the MMD, PF, UPND, UDF, UNIP, Rainbow and FDD who addressed a joint press b... Read More

ZAMBIA HOLDS ENERGY CONFERENCE

Energy Minister Dora Siliya is concerned that the Country has not been able to Reduce Overdependence in Hydro Power Generation despite acknowledging the positive impact of other Renewable Sources Of Energy such as Solar. Speaking when She Officiated at the 2016 Second Energy Conference in Lusaka ... Read More

LCC TO REMOVE BILLBOARDS

The Lusaka City Council will Next Month Remove 34 Billboards along Kafue Road to Pave Way for the Construction Works of the Lusaka Sanitation Project. The 65 Million United States Dollar Project intended to Increase Access to Sanitation Services in Selected Areas of Lusaka and strengthen the Lusaka... Read More

BAKOTA POWER PROJECT TO BOOST TRADE

The governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe are next year set to kick-start the construction of the huge Batoka Gorge Dam hydro-power power project, which has been in the pipeline for over a decade. The Zimbabwe River Authority, which manages the Kariba Dam and is the custodian of Zambezi waters, said... Read More

CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI IS NOW A DOCTOR

Honorary Doctorate - Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration. Today (yesterday) is a special day for me, I had the rare privilege of being bestowed with an honorary doctorate degree from California University in America. The university through its structured panel have awarded me with... Read More

CHOLERA CLAIMS TWO IN MAZABUKA

Two people have died of cholera while thirty five others are admitted in two established cholera centres in Mazabuka district following the outbreak of cholera yesterday. Mazabuka District Medical officer Stephen shajanika confirmed the development in mazabuka this morning. Dr. Shajanika discl... Read More

THE CHURCH REMINDED TO PROMOTE PEACE

President Edgar Lungu has again urged the Church to use its vast spiritual influence to denounce acts of violence and promote messages of peace and unity ahead of the August 11 general elections. The head of state was speaking on at the occasion to celebrate the Reformed Church in Zambia golden J... Read More

INCREASING CASES DIVORCE WORRIES A PASTOR

Grace Reigns’ Church Overseer pastor Lenia Chilongo has expressed concern over the high number of divorce cases being reported in the media stating that it is a reflection that most marriages are not founded on Christian beliefs. Pastor Chilongo says most young people do not understand the valu... Read More

PAPA WEMBA IS DEAD

Democratic republic of Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Wemba 66, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening. French broadcaster France 24 confirmed the death, quoting his manager. On the Afr... Read More

ZAMBIA RECORDS A BUDGET DEFICIT

The government recorded a budget deficit in the period under review from March, 2016 according to the latest statement from the Ministry of Finance. The Treasury raised 6.87 billion kwacha in revenue and grants while expenditure totalled to 8.1 billion kwacha. However due to high expenditure ... Read More

ZAMBIA TO HOST A GLOBAL FARMERS’ GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Zambia will host the World Farmers Organization 6th General Assembly for the first time in Africa, where global leaders in the agricultural industry will converge in Livingstone from the 4th to 7th of may 2016. Zambia National Farmers’ Union president Dr. Evelyn Nguleka will host representative... Read More

COMESA RECORDS FLAT FOREIGN INVESTMENT

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa region recorded relatively flat foreign direct investment in 2014 at 16 billion United States dollars, registering a marginal decline of less than 1 percent compared to 2013. The inflows were concentrated in a few economies, with the top six dest... Read More

RITUAL MURDER CASE RECORDED IN MANSA

A body of an unidentified man believed to be in his 30’s has been found in MANSA district in LUAPULA province with missing private parts. The body was discovered in the early hours of today near MANSA market. This was confirmed to 5fm radio by Luapula police Commissioner HUDSON HAMACHILA. ... Read More

WORKS ON KAZUNGULA BRIDGE IMPRESS SADC

The Southern African Development Community Secretariat staff in the directorate of infrastructure and services is impressed with the progress of works so far done on the Kazungula Bridge. The bridge IS a multi-national construction which is being implemented by the governments of Botswana and Zam... Read More

COURT REFUSES TO ACQUIT KABIMBA AND M’MEMBE

The Lusaka Magistrate Court says there is no basis to acquit rainbow party secretary general WYNTER KABIMBA, the post newspapers and its editor-in-chief FRED M’MEMBE in a case where they are charged with contempt and publishing a defamatory article. Delivering ruling this morning, Acting Chi... Read More

ZOONA REACHES A MILESTONE

African Fintech company Zoona has crossed an important milestone in its history. Since launching in 2009, the mobile payments company has processed over 1 billion United States dollars in money transfers, bill payments and other financial services through its network of entrepreneur agents. Zo... Read More

NATIONAL TEAM CAMP PUSHED FORWARD

The training camp for the assessment of locally based national team players which was scheduled take place from Sunday, 24th April has been pushed forward to Sunday next weekend. The team will report to camp on 1st May at Mukuba Hotel in Ndola. Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Danny Mu... Read More

MONEY TRANSFER FEES SHOULD BE LOW-CTPD

Centre for Policy Trade and Development Executive director Isabel Mukelabai has called on African countries create and strength opportunities for trade and economic integration with the region. She was commenting on a WORLD BANK report which shows that the cost of sending money to the African con... Read More

TRADERS TOLD TO REDUCE PRICES OF GOODS

The Competition and consumer protection commission says business players need to be in tandem with the appreciation of the currency by also adjusting the prices of goods and services downwards. Commission executive director Mr. Chilufya Sampa said that failure by traders to reduce prices of essen... Read More

THE GOVERNMENT TOLD TO REGISTER CHILDREN

The government has been advised to take a leading role in the issuance of birth registration program by incorporating it in the 7th National development plan by reducing overdependence on donor support. During the 134th assembly of the Inter-parliamentary union in Lusaka last month the members of... Read More

FOREIGN NATIONALS CRY BEFORE PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU

The situation for the Rwandan nationals has taken a new twist as most of them are refusing to be transferred to existing refugee camps within Zambia. Over 500 people have sought refuge at the drop-in centre at Kalemba Hall near st Ignatius Catholic Church where well wishers have continued to brin... Read More

TAKE IT EASY UPND-DR PATRICK MATIBINI

The opposition United Party for National Development has been advised by speaker of national assembly Dr Patrick Matibini to wait for the tender of printing ballot papers by the electoral commission of Zambia before questioning the process. This follows a point of order by UPND Monze Central Memb... Read More

UPND SEEK TO BLOCK PRINTING OF BALLOTS IN DUBAI

The opposition United Party for National Development has engaged lawyers to block the Electoral Commission of Zambia from printing ballot papers for the august general elections in Dubai. The lawyers from Dindi Law Firm have since written to the electoral body over the matter stating that the Upn... Read More

YIELDS ON ZAMBIA’S EUROBONDS RISE

Yields on Zambia’s Eurobonds rose after moody’s investors service cut its rating of the debt and changed the outlook to negative from stable. The Country’s 1.25 billion United States debt due from 2027 rose by 4 basis points to 11.52 percent and the kwacha declined by 0.3 percent to 9.29 pe... Read More

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO FIGHT MALNUTRITION

The African Development Bank will use its annual meeting in Lusaka which will run from may 23 to 27 as a platform for the group of African leaders for nutrition to call for innovative and effective financing approaches to end malnutrition. Speaking at an event on global nutrition organized by the... Read More

DIVISIONS IN THE MMD DEEPEN

Divisions have deepened in the Movement for Multi-party Democracy. This follows the announcement made by national secretary general Mwansa Mbulakulima that the holding of a party convention will run from the 20th to 22nd of May this year. It comes after party president Dr Never Mumba sought le... Read More

PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU ORDERS ARMY TO PATROL

President Edgar Lungu, as the Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has issued a special operational order to the security services to restore law and order in some parts of Lusaka. The order was specifically designed to stop the recent spate of ritual murders and the resultant rioting in some ... Read More

ZAMBIA PERFORMS BADLY IN MEDIA FREEDOM

Media institute of Southern Africa-Zambia Chapter Chairperson Hellen Mwale says media violations in the country are getting worse. Reporters without border world index report released today on media freedoms across the globe have ranked Zambia number 114 out of 180 countries in the world. Ms M... Read More

SOLDIERS PATROL LUSAKA DISTRICT

Calm has returned to most parts of Lusaka district that were plunged into chaos following sporadic riots on suspicious that ritual killings that have rocked the city were being perpetuated by foreign nationals. A visit by the 5fm crew to selected compounds this morning found that residents were g... Read More

LWANDAMINA PICKS COSAFA SQUAD

Zambia national football team coach George Lwandamina has named a provisional squad of 22 players for the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup competition which takes place in Namibia from 11th to 25th June. Residential training starts from 24th to 27th April in Ndola. Team Manager Stanley Kaseko who said t... Read More

IVORY TRADER CAPTURED

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife has arrested a 34 year old man for possession of six pairs of ivory weighing 117.3 kilogrammes. Imasiku Liselo of Songa Village in Chief Imukando’s area in Sioma had cut the ivory into 12 pieces and buried it in his hut. Liselo will appear in cou... Read More

SOLLY PANDOR DIES

Former Chipolopolo team manager Solly Pandor has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest early this morning. Pandor collapsed at his business location on Cairo Road in Lusaka this morning. He was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead. Pandor appeared at five African Cup of Nations wit... Read More

MAZHANDU, WADA CHOVU BACK ON THE ROAD

Mazhandu Family Bus, Wada Chovu Transport Services and Aubrey M’membe’s Bus Services have had their licenses re-instated by Transport Minister Kapembwa Simbao 48 hours after being suspended by the Road Transport and Safety Agency. Simbao said he had re-instated the licences after representa... Read More

ZAMTEL TOLD TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

Some Mobile service users talked to by 5FM RADIO in Lusaka have called for affordable, cheaper and efficient service from the Zambia telecommunications company limited, Zamtel. The consumers were reacting to transport and communications Minister Kapembwa Simbao who accused citizens of not suppor... Read More

CLIMATE CAMPAIGNS IN ZAMBIA

Environmental Campaigners have cried foul that they have been not consulted on the Paris agreement document that the country will be submitting to the United Nations on April 22. Zambia is this month expected to be among the 55 countries to sign and ratify the 2015 Paris agreement on climate chan... Read More

COST OF LIVING REDUCES IN SOLWEZI

The cost of living in Solwezi of North-Western province for the family of five people has reduced by thirty five ngwee for the month of March. This is according to the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections’ basic needs basket that stood at k4,018.60, compared to the February 2016 basic nee... Read More

MORE QUESTIONS OF THE PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS

The Ministry of Works and Supply have been challenged to explain to citizens why the government printers cannot print ballot papers even after making promises that they would recapitalize and finance the institution to perform such tasks. In a letter that has been forwarded to the Ministry, the o... Read More

HH CALLS FOR CALM AND PEACE

The police must deal with the ritual murders that have rocked Lusaka. We cannot have innocent citizens being murdered in cold blood when we have the police that must deal with these heinous crimes. The police must do their work and catch the murderers whoever they are. The failure by poli... Read More

ATTACKS ON FOREIGNERS DISAPPOINTS THE UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is deeply disappointed by the attacks on foreigners, including refugees and former refugees that took place on Monday and Tuesday in Lusaka. UNHCR commends the response made by the Zambian authorities and police to try to contain the violence and... Read More

LETS US REMEMBER WHO WE ARE

Yesterday April 18th 2016 our country made headlines on the international media for what is termed as Xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals. It is clear that Zambians are tired and frustrated with the ritual killings that have taken place in the last few weeks in some parts of Lusaka. The... Read More

RIOTS SPREAD IN LUSAKA DISTRICT

The riots which started yesterday in Zingalume compound have spread to Mutendere east including Chawama compound. Unruly residents are breaking any shop which belongs to any foreigner national. All shops run by Rwandan nationals have remained closed in all the localities visited by a 5fm cre... Read More

PRICE CONTROLS BACKED BY CHRISTIANS

Christians against poverty in Zambia have backed the government’s decision to regulate mealie meal prices. President Edgar lungu is today expected to sign a statutory instrument to regulate the prices of mealie meal which has gone high in most parts of the country. The price of mealie-meal ... Read More

PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU INVITES CHIEFS

We are aware that President Lungu has invited all the Chiefs from Northern Province for a meeting at State House. Their Royal Highnesses he has invited are custodians of our culture and also responsible of the welfare of the people within their chiefdoms. It is against this background that we ... Read More

MEALIE-MEAL PRICES TO BE REGULATED

Zambia will introduce legislation to control, and reduce, the price of mealie meal as the cost of the staple food climbs because of a regional shortage. During a public rally in Chipata of the eastern province president Edgar Lungu said that the ministry of agriculture is formulating a statutory ... Read More

GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS THE LOOTING OF SHOPS

Ministerial Statement on the suspected ritual killings and the looting of shops in the high density residential areas of Lusaka by Davis Mwila, Minister of Home Affairs Today (yesterday) has been a very sad day for our country. It is a day on which some criminal elements in Lusaka with crim... Read More

RTSA TOLD TO ENFORCE TRAFFIC RULES

The Zambia road Safety trust has attributed the high number of fatal road traffic accidents to the failure by the road transport and safety agency’s to monitor compliance levels to install speed limiters on long distance bus operators. Early this month a Wada Chovu bus collided with Mr. Aubrey ... Read More

A CLERGY SPEAKS OUT ON POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS

Former Church of God Overseer for Central and Southern Africa Bishop John Mambo says a wind of change is blowing across Africa. Bishop Mambo says the endorsements of presidential candidates ahead of the august general elections must be scrutinized. He says Zambians can no longer be fooled by a... Read More

MAZHANDU AND WADA CHOVU BUSES SUSPENDED

The Road transport and safety agency has finally suspended the operating licenses for Mazhandu and Wada Chovu bus services for a period of one month effective 21st April, 2016. The agency has also ordered that drivers for the two buses undergo defensive driving tests. Early this month a wada c... Read More

GMO’S NOT GOOD FOR AGRICULTURE

The Ministry of agriculture has been reminded to be wary of Multi-national companies that have are advocating for the growing of genetic modified organism. Pelum association board of directors’ chairman dr. Joseph Ssuuna has reiterated that small scale farmers who comprise the majority food pro... Read More

ZINGALUME RESIDENTS RUN AMOK

Confusion erupted in Zingalume compound in Matero constituency as residents destroyed properties belonging to anybody who they suspect of being connected to ritual killers. In the early hours of today the residents decided to take the law into their hands by looting shops and houses belonging to ... Read More

JAWUZ MEETING DISRUPTED

A Judicial And Allied Workers Union Of Zambia Quadrennial Conference was Today Disrupted by Police in Kabwe Over Claims that it did not Adhere to the Public Order Act. Union President Peter Mwale Expressed Displeasure by the conduct of Police. Mr Mwale Told 5fm Radio that the Police Command in Cen... Read More

DONG FENG INVEST $16M

Over 16 Million United States Dollars has been Invested in Zambia by Dong Feng Motors Limited which has Today Opened its First and Largest Branch in Africa. Company Vice President Kang Lihua hopes to contribute to the Country’s Gross Domestic Product and create more Jobs for Local People, as 67 ... Read More

LAZ ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

Stakeholders have Congratulated Lawyer Linda Kasonde for being Elected as the First Female Law Association Of Zambia President. Ms. Kasonde was the Vice President when George Chisanga was president. Young African Leaders Initiative, Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza wants Kasonde and the Laz Executi... Read More

POTABLE WATER COMES TO BAULENI

A Population of Sixty Three Thousand Residents of Chainda and Bauleni Compounds will have access to Potable Water following Completion of the construction of New Water Distribution Networks by the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company. The Water Supply Project in Chainda has seen the construction of 1... Read More

TAYALI DEFENDS ECZ

Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali is concerned with the speculations and innuendos, by various Stakeholders, that Electoral Commission Of Zambia may have an ulterior motives by Awarding a Dubai-Based Alghurairi Printing Company to Print Ballot Papers for the August 11 General Electio... Read More

POLICE ARREST SUSPECT

Police in Chipata have arrested and Charged Yay Emmannuel Banda aged 31 for two counts of Assault Occassioning actual bodily harm. Police Deputy Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told 5fm Radio in an emailed Statement that the incident happened on 10th December, 2015 in Chikoka area in Vubwi District. ... Read More

ANOTHER MURDER CASE IN ZINGALUME

Residents of Zingalume Compound in Matero Constituency want Soldiers to be Deployed to the Area following the Ritual murders Occuring there. This Morning another Person has been Discovered Dead in Zingalume, His Chest Cavity opened, Heart missing including his Private Parts. A 5FM News Crew t... Read More

CHILENJE’S OLD STATE HOUSE GUTTED

There was panic in the Early Hours of Today when the Old State House where the First President Dr Kenneth Kaunda lived in Chilenje was almost Gutted by Fire. The House that is now a National Monument is where Dr Kaunda lived and directed the Struggle for Independence from 1960 to 1962. The situat... Read More

ZESCO COMMISSIONS 330 KV SUBSTATION

Zesco Limited has temporarily Commissioned the 330KV Muzuma Temporal Substation in Choma to evacuate Power from the Maamba Thermal Plant into the National Grid by stepping it down to 220 Kilovoltes in Kafue to Livingstione Transmission Line. according to an Emailed Statement to 5fm radio by Zesco P... Read More

ANC MANIFESTO LAUNCH IS UNDERWAY

African National Congress supporters had spent the night outside the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth ahead of the Ruling Party's launch of its 2016 Local Government Manifesto Today. Party Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said since dawn hundreds of people had been queuing outside the Stadium w... Read More

THE EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF IS IN IRAN FOR TALKS

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief has arrived in Tehran for the highest-level talks between the Eu and Iran in more than a decade. Federica Mogherini is leading a Delegation of Seven Eu Commissioners for the discussions, which follow on from last year's Historic Nuclear deal with the Islamic ... Read More

THE RAINBOW PARTY TO ADOPT CREDIBLE CANDIDATES

The Rainbow Party says it will not adopt Candidates at different levels who have been involved in criminal activities ahead of the August 11 General Elections. Party National Chairman Robert Chikwelete said that the Opposition Party will only adopt Candiadtes with a clean track record. Mr Chikwele... Read More

STAKEHOLDERS URGED NOT TO EXPLOIT FARMERS

President Edgar Lungu has implore all those involved in buying and selling of various Agricultural Commodities not to exploit Farmers by offering them unattractive prices. President Lungu stated that a key incentive to Farmers is to offer them attractive prices so that they are motivated to produce... Read More

THE ANC TO LAUNCH ITS MANIFESTO ON SATURDAY

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the party is ready to launch its manifesto tomorrow. Deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte had to endure the wrath of branch leaders who want President Jacob Zuma disciplined for embarrassing the party and nation over the Nkandla scan... Read More

THE FOREIGN SERVICE BILL TO BE TABLED IN THE CURRENT SITTING OF PARLIAMENT.

foreign affairs minister harry kalaba has revealed that the foreign service bill will be tabled in the current sitting of parliament. speaking during a media breakfast this morning, mr kalaba is optimistic that once enacted the bill will promote professionalism in the foreign service. according to... Read More

THE VICE PRESIDENT SAYS THE ELECTORAL BODY IS NOT UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE GOVERNMENT

Vice President Inonge Wina has told Parliament that there is no pressure on the electoral commission of Zambia as to where Ballot papers for the august general elections should be printed. The Vice president said that the electoral body has been engaging stakeholders everytime there are elections a... Read More

TAEKWONDO BACK AT OYDC

A total of 50 under-15 taekwondo players will tomorrow compete in the Samsung Youth Sport Challenge to be staged at the Olympic Youth Development Centre. The Centre, best known for hosting local and international sport activities will be a place to spend the weekend watching athletes showcase Tae... Read More

CHIPATA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ORDERED TO PAY BACK 1,000 EUROS TO THE EU

Chipata Municipal Council has been ordered to pay back about 1,000 Euros to the European union, which the local authority has misappropriated. Chipata mayor JEALOUS PHIRI said the money, which was intended for construction of offices for, ward development committees, was not properly used. He ... Read More

ZAMBIA REVENUE AUTHORITY APPREHEND A FRAUDSTER

MOSES TEMBO, a businessman of BARASTONE has been apprehended by alert Zambia revenue authority officers for impersonation and was about to swindle a private school of Lusaka of 50 thousand kwacha. Between 4th and 13th April, 2016, MR. TEMBO went to THORNHILL BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL and introduced... Read More

MEDICAL STORES LIMITED STRIVES TO PREVENT DRUG STOCK OUTS

The Medical stores Limited, has stepped up efforts to monitor the value chain distribution of medicine to ensure efficiency and transparency. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding with M-Pharma an information communication technology company which will facilitate online drug s... Read More

THE ISSUANCE OF UNI-VISA TO RESUME ON MAY 1, 2016

The issuance of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier uni-visa will resume on May 1, 2016 following a demand from tourists. The resumption is expected to lead to an increase in the number of tourist visits to Kaza member countries comprising Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is ... Read More

THE ROAD TRANSPORT AND SAFETY AGENCY TO INTRODUCE GPS TRACKING

The Road Transport and Safety Agency is exploring options of introducing GPS tracking system for long distance public service vehicles with a view of mitigating road traffic accidents due to over speeding. Agency public relations manager MUKELA MANGOLWA is confident that such an intervention will... Read More

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL-LUSAKA HAS NEW OWNERS

A Mauritius-based fund managed by QG investments Africa management Limited a company of the Quantum Global group, has acquired 100 percent interest in the Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka from kingdom hotel investments for 35.9 million United States dollars. Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais, Founder of ... Read More

ANOTHER RWANDAN NATIONAL ATTACKED IN LUSAKA

Criminals have continued to terrorize Rwandan nationals in the Country with the latest case happening in Mutendere Township near P.H.I Shopping Mall. The incident took place in the early hours of yesterday when the criminals tried to gain entry into the house of ANDRÉ GALIUTU, a Rwandan business... Read More

CONSTITUTIONAL CAMPAIGNERS PRESSURE GOVERNMENT AGAIN

Constitutional campaigners have reminded the ministry of justice to publish the bill of rights it intends to subject to a national referendum. This is contained in statement emailed to 5fm radio by grand coalition chairwoman Sarah longwe who said that a national referendum requires ample time fo... Read More

THE MMD OBTAINS A COURT INJUNCTION AGAINST REBEL MEMBERS

The movement for multi-party democracy has obtained a court injunction restricting any member from conducting party mobilization activities without the blessings of the national executive committee. Party president dr Nevers mumba said that it is unwise for certain party members who do not like ... Read More

ONLY 24 LIONS TO BE HUNTED THIS YEAR

The ministry of tourism and arts has revised guidelines for trophy hunters as a measure to direct and regulate hunting of big cats. This follows the lifting the suspension on hunting of big cats in may last year. Ministry public relations officer Sakabilo Kalembwe has told 5fm radio that the c... Read More

ZAMBIA HAS OVER 600,000 METRIC TONNES OF MAIZE

The government has assured citizens there is enough stocks of maize to last up to end of august this year following a national verification exercise conducted by various agencies in the last one week. According to ministry of agriculture permanent secretary Julius Shawa the total stocks of maize ... Read More

CHOLERA HIT 800 CASES

The number of cholera cases has kept increasing despite the ministry of health and the ministry of local government and housing scaling out measures to contain the outbreak. Health minister Dr Joseph kasonde said that a total of 822 cases have so far been recorded throughout the country with Lusa... Read More

5FM RADIO LAUNCH A CHILDREN's PROGRAMME

5fm radio station has today launched a new radio program dubbed “Chinese tales” aimed at sharing cultural relations between Zambia and china. Speaking during the event in Lusaka today 5fm Radio director Joe Phiri expressed hope that listeners will through the program to have a better understa... Read More

TIGHTEN EDUCATION STANDARDS IN THE COUNTRY

National Action for Quality Education in Zambia executive director Aaron chansa says educational foundations in the country are very weak. Mr. Chansa said that there is therefore a need for assessments in Zambian schools before learners can proceed to the next level. He added that this has gre... Read More

TWO JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN LUSAKA

Two journalists from the post newspapers have been charged by the Zambia police in Lusaka province. This is in connection with a story published by the post newspapers on May 9, 2015 where fourth revolution leader Eric chanda said that “President Edgar lungu should be the last person to warn hi... Read More

TWO RWANDAN NATIONALS KILLED IN THE LAST TWO DAYS

Two Rwandan nationals have been killed in the last 48 hours in two separate locations within Lusaka province. The first case happened on Sunday the 10 of April around 21:30 hours at Dar farms situated in Linda compound when Francis nzabakurana aged 45 years old was attacked with his 15 years son.... Read More

OYDC CONTINUES TO NURTURE YOUTHS

Black Boys Football Academy Coach Aaron Kawangu, is impressed that the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge, which took place on the 9th April, 2016 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre has continued to attract more athletes wanting to be part of the under-15 football league. He says the league has ... Read More

YOUTHS TO PROMOTE PEACE AHEAD OF THE 2016 ELECTIONS

Four political parties namely the patriotic front, United party for national development, the Forum for Democracy and development including the rainbow party have pledged to promote free and fair campaigns. The youth leaders from political parties gathered at Sankananji motel in Ndola yesterday a... Read More

STUDENT'S MEAL ALLOWANCES STILL IN PLACE

The government has clarified that students meal allowances were never removed but it was merely a threat to the students if they did not behave themselves. Last month higher education minister Michael kaingu indicated that there will be no meal allowances for state-sponsored students at the Un... Read More

THE WORLD BANK ADVISE ZAMBIA

The World Bank expects several African countries to see moderate growth thereby affecting the implementation of financial adjustment. Africa region acting chief economist Punam chuhan-pole said that the rapid decline in oil and commodity prices has adversely affected resource-rich countries. C... Read More

LAWYERS REPRESENTING GEOFFREY BWALYA MWAMBA SEEK CONSTITUTIONAL COURT INTERVENTION

Defence lawyers representing united party for national development vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba in a case of proposing violence has applied that the matter be referred to the constitutional court for constitutionality issues. This is in connection with the statement ... Read More

CONSUMER BODY HAILS THE MEDIA

Competition and consumer protection commission executive director chilufya Sampa has hailed the media’s active reporting on competition and consumer protection issues affecting various market operations and members of the public across the country. Mr. Sampa implored the media to continue highl... Read More

GBM SAYS PEOPLE MUST FORGIVE CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI

Information minister chishimba kambwili has been described a disgruntled man by Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, the opposition united party for national development vice president for administration. Addressing journalists in Lusaka on Tuesday last week Kambwili, the chief government spokesperson, said t... Read More

AGRITECH EXPO ATTRACTS 15 000 FARMERS

More than 15 thousand small scale and commercial farmers will attend the 2016 agritech expo Zambia to take place from the 14 to 16 of April in chisamba. And more than 145 local and international farming technology and service providers will showcase their products in what organizers are saying i... Read More

LUSAKA TIGERS HOLD NKANA

Striker Walter Bwalya allowed Lusaka tigers to register a one all draw with 12 times Zambian champions nkana football club after he scored an own goal in a match played at independence stadium this afternoon. The wusakile boys scored in the first half through midfielder Austin Muwowo but could no... Read More

FELIX MUTATI ANGERS MMD YOUTHS

The statement made by expelled movement for multi party democracy Lunte constituency member of parliament, Felix mutati to take over the leadership of the former ruling party by force has angered mmd youths in Lusaka. on the 3rd April 2016 when he addressed provincial and district officials in Lu... Read More

SOYA BEAN FARMERS ASK FOR TAX INCENTIVES

Soya beans stakeholders have asked for tax incentives from the government in order to increase investments in the subsector as well as encouraging farmers to grow the crop. This came to light at a soya beans value chain conference organized by the Zambia chamber of commerce and industry in collabo... Read More

ROAD SAFETY TRUST CALLS FOR ACTION ON THE ROADS

Zambia road safety trust chairman Daniel Mwamba has blamed some government agencies for failing to prevent avoidable accidents that have claimed over 25 lives in the last one month. Yesterday a traffic road accident involving a wada chovu macropollo bus and Benz mini bus killed 25 people while six ... Read More

PRESIDENT LUNGU CALLS FOR PEACE

President Edgar lungu has repeated a call to all political players to embrace dialogue reconciliation peace and harmony ahead of the august 11 general elections. President Lungu has also reminded citizens to maintain peace at all times. The head of state was speaking during the 16th Anglican consu... Read More

THE PRICE OF TOMATOES GO UP

A snap survey conducted by the Zambia national farmers union regional office in Kaoma and the surrounding districts of western province in the last six days reviewed that the price of a standard tomato box is has increased by over 50 percent. The prices range between 120 kwacha and 300 kwacha per b... Read More

ECZ REFUTES ONLINE REPORTS

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia has refuted online media reports suggesting that inspection of the voters’ register will start on April 17 to 24, 2016 and that the total number of voters is 3.3 million. Commission public relations manager Crispin Akufuna said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday... Read More

ZESCO A DRAW AWAY FROM CAF GROUP STAGE

Zambian champions’ Zesco united football club yesterday silenced former confederation of African football confederation cup champions Stade Malien in Bamako Mali. Mwape Mwelwa and Congolese striker Idriss Mbombo scored for the Ndola based side coming from a goal down to win by 3 goals to 1. Ken... Read More

ZANACO FAIL TO REGISTER A BIG WIN AT HOME

Zambia’s envoy in the 2016 confederation of African football confederation cup Zanaco football club failed to take advantage of home ground to register an empathic win over Tunisian side stade gabesien. Zanaco scored in the team half through Roderick Kabwe back allowed the determined North Africa... Read More

POLICE OFFER 50 THOUSANDS FOR KILLERS

The Zambia police service is offering 50 thousand kwacha to anyone with information leading to the arrest of those involved in the George-Lilanda murders. This follows the murdering of a MAN in Zingalume Township of Lusaka by unknown people who also mutilated his body by cutting off his ears, heart... Read More

WADA CHOVU BUS KILLS 24 PEOPLE

Twenty four people have died when the driver of a wada chovu bus lost control and rammed into a Hiace mini bus along the great north road somewhere near Manyumbi toll gates in central province. Police spokesperson Mrs. Charity Chanda confirmed this to 5fm radio in a brief statement. Meanwhile a M... Read More

ZNFU BOARD OF DIRECTORS REJECT AUDIT REPORT

The Board Of Directors of the Zambia National Farmers Union has rejected the Preliminary Audit Report that alleged that Donor Funds provided to the Farmers Body was mismanaged. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency commissioned the investigation to ascertain the usage of Donor... Read More

New Political Alliance Formed

The Orange Alliance comprising of the National Restoration Party and Fourth Revolution including the under scrutiny Democratic Front which was announced today has chosen Mr Miles Sampa as its Presidential candidate for the August 11 polls. NAREP president Elias Chipimo Junior is the Chairman an... Read More

ECZ To Scrutinize Presidential Hopefuls

The Electoral commission of Zambia has announced that scrutiny of presidential supporters will be done at provincial headquarters in all the ten provinces. The amended constitution requires that a presidential candidate is accompanied by 1,000 supporters, a situation that most stakeholders condem... Read More

Miles Sampa "Abandons Ship" - Resigns From PF

Miles Sampa has resigned from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party calling it 'a sinking ship'. In a press release issued yesterday, the Matero lawmaker announced that he would no longer be serving in the party and has therefore decided to part ways with the PF. Below is a press statement issued... Read More

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