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Ethiopia, Zambia in JPC talks
Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba says the Joint Permanent Commission -JCP- between Zambia and Ethiopia will strengthen the existing areas of corporation. Mr Kalaba says the JPC framework will provide a platform for negotiations in areas of mutual interest and also enhance trade between (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

 
Kampamba admonishes UPND
Chief Government Sportsperson Kampampa Mulenga has admonished members of the UPND for harassing journalists in Lusaka. Ms Mulenga who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services says the UPND’s attack on innocent journalists during Tuesday’s media briefing in Lusaka was barbaric. (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

 
533 UNZA students given ultimatum
The Ministry of Higher Education has issued a one week ultimatum to the 553 University of Zambia students that had appealed to be considered for bursaries to formerly register. Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo says only 1 hundred and 42 students have registered out of those on the (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

 
‘Hydro power key to Zambia’
Minister of Finance Felix Mutati says hydro power provides the key solution to addressing the current electricity deficit in the country. And Mr Mutati says the Batoka Gorge Hydro Power project remains Zambia’s most feasible long term solution to addressing the country’s power deficit. ZANIS (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

Wina to open investor conference
Vice President, Inonge Wina is Thursday expected in Zambia’s tourist capital Livingstone to officially open an investor conference for the four billion U.S dollar Batoka Hydro electricity project. The conference has attracted potential financiers from across the world looking at injecting (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

Desalegn visits KK
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has praised Zambia’s First Republican president Kenneth Kaunda and his friends for being true pan Africanists. Mr. Desalegn says young leaders on the continent cherish Dr. Kaunda and other veterans for the role they played in liberating Africa. The (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

LUNGU, DESALENG hold talks
President Edgar Lungu and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn have held bilateral talks at State House in Lusaka. The talks culminated into the two countries signing three agreements in media, communication, Water development and trade. President Lungu said Ethiopia and Zambia share (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

TWO RUSSIAN ASSASSINS HIRED TO KILL HICHILEMA
The Zambian Observer ~ Two Russian Assassins have been hired by Edgar Lungu through Kaizer Zulu to have the Opposition United Party for National Development Leader Hakainde Hichilema killed. According to a confidential report given to Zambian Watch by the OP’s Indicate that between February and (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

HH Must Come And Kneel Before Me, We Won’t Accept His Apology, Says Millennium Radio Owner Ex-Convict Richard Sakala
The Zambian Observer ~ In what looks like it was a setup move, Richard Sakala, the owner of Millennium Radio station and Daily Nation that are part of the PF propaganda tools have rejected an apology by the UPND leadership on the apparent harassment of their journalist at the UPND Secretariat (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

51 Suspected Zimbabwean Sex Workers Deported After A Raid At Some Lodges In Lusaka
The Zambian Observer ~ THE Immigration Department has sent back 51 suspected Zimbabwean sex workers to their country of origin following a raid on some guest houses in Lusaka. Immigration Department working in conjunction with the Zambia police service apprehended 55 foreigners following a (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

Who wins the MultiChoice ZAFTA’s this Saturday?
By Terence Miselo The prestigious MultiChoice Zambia Film and Television Awards (ZAFTA’s) take place this Saturday at the Taj Pamodzi in Lusaka with top film makers aiming for glory in various categories. As the preparations advance, the debate on who scoops the awards has heated up. Looking at (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

Ethiopian PM jets in
By CHARLES MUSONDA PRIME Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn yesterday arrived in Zambia to a thunderous and colourful welcome at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Mr. Desalegn’s Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at 15:50 hours and was received by President Edgar Lungu, Minister of (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

UPND is one-man show, says Lubinda
By OSCAR MALIPENGA ATTEMPTS by the UPND to undermine Zambian democracy have been rebuffed by the international community which has ranked Zambian highly on the democracy index, Justice Minister Given lubinda has told parliament. MR lubinda accused the UPND of abusing parliament to spawn (...)
[Daily Nation] 29/03/2017

ZAMBIAN POLICE BEAT UP ZNBC REPORTERS FOR PROTESTING TO BE PAID THEIR SALARIES
The Zambian Observer ~ he loudest Zambia National Broadcaster Cooperation reporters today were beaten by the Zambian Police for going on go slow embarrassing the PF government. This is after the reporters wen’t on go slow demanding that government must pay them their salaries. And heavy armed (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

LUNGU’S MOUTH PIECE CHANDA SAYS IT’S UPND THAT CAUSES DROUGHTS & ACCIDENTS, MOCKS KILLING OF MAPENZI
The Zambian Observer ~ Edgar Lungu’s mouth piece Amos Chanda says it’s the UPND that is causing droughts, floods and road accidents in Zambia. And Chanda has mocked the death of Mapenzi Chibulo, the young woman who was shot dead by police during a UPND rally in 2016. Meanwhile, Chanda says (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

Buffaloes rally to hold hosts Dynamos
Stalemates were the order of the day on day one of the Lusaka Dynamos four-club pre-season tournament on Tuesday, at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. The three-day tournament has attracted Lusaka clubs Red Arrows, Napsa Stars, Green Buffaloes and host Dynamos ahead of the 2017 FAZ Super (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

BREAKING NEWS… UPND KANYAMA RALLY ON – POLICE
The Zambian Observer ~ Information reaching Zambian Eagle indicate that the Police has finally allowed the UPND to hold a rally on Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 in Kanyama at Twashuka grounds. The post BREAKING NEWS… UPND KANYAMA RALLY ON – POLICE appeared first on The Zambian (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

Copy Zambia – Desalegn
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says Zambia has a deep and sound culture of democracy which other African Nations should emulate. Mr Desalegn says Zambia has held successful elections which give power to the people. The Ethiopian Prime Minister said this after he laid wreaths at (...)
[ZNBC] 29/03/2017

British Embassy closes in Zambia
The British Embassy has said goodbye to Zambia, to apply for a VISA to the UK, one has to go to South Africa. Despite that Zambia was colonized by Britain, and that South Africa is less British, Zambians will have to go to South Africa if they are interested in going to UK. (...)
[Zambian Eye] 29/03/2017

UPND press briefing in summary
PRESIDENT HH – New strategy has been unveiled – Edgar is falling very soon – Matibini is too small to summon HH – If it was Amusa Mwanamwambwa HH would have gone to Parliament – Zambia is remaining in the ICC – UPND Members of Parliament continue fighting for people who put you in Parliament (...)
[Zambian Eye] 29/03/2017

HAPPENING NOW: Heavily armed police officers have surrounded ZNBC studios in Lusaka
The Zambian Observer ~ Edgar Lungu sends riot police to go and beat up ZNBC employees at Mass Media who are currently on go slow for continued salary delays. This shows that even his praise singers at ZNBC are not spared by his brutality. And he can do the same to any government wing. The (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

WATCH: Edgar Lungu Totally Drunk In Muchinga Province And Dancing Like An Idiot
The Zambian Observer ~ Dear editor BOMA NI BOMA. AND FINALLY HERE IS EDGAR LUNGU HIMSELF TOTALLY DRUNK IN MUCHINGA PROVINCE AND DANCING LIKE AN IDIOT LIKE EVER. AND THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF INDISCIPLINED PF THUGS WEARING POLICE UNIFORMS. I was just wondering what (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

UPND PRESS BRIEFING IN SUMMARY
The Zambian Observer ~ PRESIDENT HH – New strategy has been unveiled – Edgar is falling very soon – Matibini is too small to summon HH – If it was Amusa Mwanamwambwa HH would have gone to Parliament – Zambia is remaining in the ICC – UPND Members of Parliament continue fighting for people who...
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

HH, GBM MEET HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONERS
The Zambian Observer ~ Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have met the Human Rights Commission in Zambia to brief them on the injustices and human rights abuse going on in the country. Hichilema or HH as he famously referred confirmed the (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

HH, GBM holds a closed door meeting with Human Rights Commissioners
Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have met the Human Rights Commission in Zambia to brief them on the injustices and human rights abuse going on in the country. Hichilema or HH as he famously referred confirmed the development on his (...)
[Zambian Eye] 29/03/2017

Zambia: Opposition Takes Grievances to Human Rights Commission
[Zambia Reports] Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken his grievance with the Patriotic Front government to the Human Rights Commission.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zambia: Should Opposition Apologize for Attacks On Journalists?
[Zambia Reports] The opposition United Progressive People (UPP) have asked UPND leaders to apologize for attacks on journalists meted out yesterday.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Now Zambia’s HIV-AIDS drugs are being smuggled into the DR Congo
Mansa District Commissioner Royd Chakaba has said that the HIV-AIDS drug are being smuggled into the DR Congo where a month’s dosage is fetching up to K5,000. Mr Chakaba said that he made the discovery on a tip-off from concerned medical staff working at some health centres in the district that (...)
[Lusakatimes] 29/03/2017

Zesco’s plan to increase electricity tariffs by 75 percent gets support from Energy Expert
ENERGY expert Johnstone Chikwanda has backed plans by Zesco to increase electricity tariffs by 75 percent, saying the measure will boost the country’s capacity to produce and supply power sustainably. Mr Chikwanda, who is also Energy Forum Zambia chairperson, said Zesco’s migration to cost (...)
[Lusakatimes] 29/03/2017

Ministry of Justice receives overwhelming response on the Constitution amendment submission
Justice Minister Given Lubinda says his ministry has received an overwhelming response from various stakeholders including the Law Association of Zambia and civil society organisations who have made submissions towards the amendment of the Constitution. He says now that the submissions have (...)
[Lusakatimes] 29/03/2017

Farmers Union outraged by Government’s U-turn on Fruits and Vegetables importation ban
The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has led a chorus of disapproval from stakeholders in the agricultural sector unhappy at government’s decision to reserve the recently-imposed ban on the importation of vegetable and fruit products. ZNFU boss Jervis Zimba said government was losing US$42 (...)
[Lusakatimes] 29/03/2017

ZAMTEL to reach two million customers by end of 2017
Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited (ZAMTEL), a government-owned telecommunication service provider in Zambia says it will attain a total of two million customers before the end of 2017. ZAMTEL, which a is one of three mobile phone networks operating in the country alongside with Airtel (...)
[Lusakatimes] 29/03/2017

President Trump’s aid cuts worry Inonge Wina
Vice President Inonge Wina says the Zambian government is worried that the announced budget cuts in foreign aid and funding to United Nations agencies will have devastating effects on the country’s health sector. A White House budget blue print is calling for a 28 percent cut in State Department (...)
[Lusakatimes] 29/03/2017

Zambia govt consults citizens on ICC exit
ZAMBIA opened public consultations this week on the government's plan to leave the International Criminal Court, as several other African countries re-assess their membership. South Africa recently revoked its planned departure from the ICC, based in The Hague, and The Gambia's new president, (...)
[New Zimbabwe] 29/03/2017

Zambia govt consults citizens on ICC exit
ZAMBIA opened public consultations this week on the government's plan to leave the International Criminal Court, as several other African countries re-assess their membership. South Africa recently revoked its planned departure from the ICC, based in The Hague, and The Gambia's new president, (...)
[New Zimbabwe] 29/03/2017

Finance Minister Felix Mutati directs the Bank of Zambia to reopen Intermarket Bank
Finance Minister Felix Mutati has directed the Bank of Zambia to reopen Intermarket Bank as soon as possible. The Bank of Zambia late last year took over Intermarket Bank for breach the Financial Regulations Act. And Mr. Mutati has urged financial and lending institutions to make financial (...)
[Lusakatimes] 28/03/2017

UPND Cadres Beat Up Radio Phoenix Journalists
The United Party for National Development UPND cadres have beaten up and harassed two journalists. This happened this morning at UPND’s Secretariat in Lusaka Roadspark area. The UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his vice President for administration Godfrey Bwalya Mwamba … Continued The post (...)
[Zambia Reports] 28/03/2017

Zambia: Zambia Police seek INTERPOL to track former Post Newspaper boss
Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian Police Service has disclosed that it is seeking the help of the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to pursue former Post Newspaper owner, Fred M’membe, who is out of the country and is wanted to answer charges for disobeying lawful court (...)
[Panapress] 28/03/2017

Zamtel says it has exceeded 1.5 million customers
Zamtel has exceeded 1.5 million customers and is now chasing the 2 millionth customer-milestone. To this effect, Zamtel the only indigenous telecommunication company in Zambia, would like to thank all its esteemed customers, both old and new, for being a part of this success story. We say a (...)
[Zambian Eye] 28/03/2017

Zambia: Govt Reverses Ban on Importing Vegetables, Fruits
[Times of Zambia] THE Government has reversed the ban on the importation of vegetable and fruit products.
[AllAfrica] 28/03/2017

Electricity tariffs increased by 75%
As we reported last week, the PF government has now announced a 75% electricity tariff increament. The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) announced the development in a statement below to Zambian Eye. This is part of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout conditions with the PF Government. (...)
[Zambian Eye] 28/03/2017

South Korea demolish Junior Chipolopolo
The Zambia Under-20 national soccer team were this afternoon brought crashing back down to earth following a 4 – 1 bashing at the hands of hosts South Korea at the ongoing Adidas Invitational Tournament. Striker Edward Chilufya scored the only goal for the African Champions. Zambia totally (...)
[Zambian Eye] 27/03/2017

UPND to go ahead with rally, reports Kamba to the Police
The opposition UPND says it has reported PF Lusaka province Youth Chairperson Kennedy Kamba to the Police for threatening violence. Kamba on Friday warned that if the Police allowed the UPND to hold a rally in Kanyama, Lusaka, there was going to be bloodshed. But the UPND has vowed that the (...)
[Zambian Eye] 27/03/2017

Chipenzi Labels Consultation on ICC Withdrawal a Mockery
The debate on whether Zambia should ditch the International Criminal Court (ICC) or not has taken centre stage after President Edgar Lungu opened up the possibility albeit after consultation. Political activist MacDonald Chipenzi reckons the country should not even consider … Continued The post (...)
[Zambia Reports] 27/03/2017

No IMF bailout as expenditures outpaced revenues
Fund staff and Zambian authorities made progress regarding economic program that could be supported by an IMF arrangement Economic growth is expected to improve slightly to 3.5% in 2017. Sustaining high inclusive growth in the future requires sound policies & reforms to improve (...)
[Lusaka Voice] 25/03/2017

Any Reforms Must Have Input From LAZ
By Elias Munshya. I commend parliament for considering changes to the Law Association of Zambia Act (LAZ Act). I agree that the LAZ Act needed reform to make it more responsive to present realities. However, the proposed Law Societies of Zambia Bill that is being considered to replace the LAZ (...)
[Lusaka Voice] 25/03/2017

Zambia U20 too good for South American finalists Ecuador
The Zambia U20 national team on Saturday continued their impressive unbeaten run when they swept aside a challenge from Ecuador who they beat 2 – 0. Bestone Chambeshi made five changes to the team that played in the final game of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament but that did not deter his (...)
[Lusaka] 25/03/2017

One Police Officer Charged For The Murder Of ZAF Sergaent MARK NCHIMUNYA CHOONGWA
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested four people for allegedly murdering Flight Sergeant Mark Nchimunya Choongwa while he was in police cells at Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka. Assistant Police Spokesperson Nephas Chifuta has confirmed this in a (...)
[Kitwe Times] 25/03/2017

Breaking News: FAZ expel vice president Richard Kazala and Blackwell Siwale
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) council has expelled FAZ vice president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale. And the motion to impeach FAZ president Andrew Kamanga at the Emmergency Council Meeting failed to take off. Fazfootball reports that their expulsion was not (...)
[Lusaka] 25/03/2017

League expanded to 20 teams as FAZ councillors pass new constitution
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) council has passed a new constitution at its Emmergency Council Meeting held on Saturday just in time to avoid a FIFA ban. FAZ where given until the end of March by FIFA to make amends to the constitution which amongst other things aimed to reduce the (...)
[Lusaka] 25/03/2017



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