|Zambia: After Ditching Jubilee, UPND Drags Hh to Chawama|
[Zambia Reports]When President of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema made the controversial decision to boycott the Jubilee celebrations yesterday, scores of angry UPND cadres went to protest at his (...)
Zambia: Fallen Heroes Saluted
[Times of Zambia]ACTING President Edgar Lungu yesterday led foreign dignitaries, diplomats, former freedom fighters and service men and woman in laying wreaths to honour fallen heroes who fought for Zambia's independence.
Zambia: 26 Drown On Lake Kariba
[Times of Zambia]TWENTY-SIX people, mostly pupils heading for independence celebrations, have drowned after the canoe they were in capsized on Lake Kariba.
Zambia: Many Die in Canoe Accident
[Zambia Reports]Twenty four people from Henga primary school in Gwembe District southern province have drowned while trying to cross Lake Kariba on their way to independence jubilee celebrations.
Zambia: Sata Checks Into London Clinic
[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata was admitted to the Harley Street Clinic in London early this morning at 9:30AM local time, a well placed source tells Zambia Reports.
Zambia: Ill Sata Heads Abroad for Treatment
[Zambia Reports]Earlier today a brief media statement was circulated to media house by the Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah announcing that President Michael Sata had last night traveled abroad for medical (...)
Muluzi Hails Mutharika For Delegating To Represent Him in Zambia
President Peter Mutharika has delegated former president Bakili Muluzi to represent him at Zambia’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebrations in Lusaka next week. A letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Cooperation addressed to BCA Hill Residence chief of staff says it has (...)
[Malawi Voice] 19/10/2014
Zambia: British Envoy Supports PF Wage Freeze
[Zambia Reports]British High Commissioner to Zambia James Thornton has backed the Patriotic Front (PF) government's decision to maintain the wage freeze on the civil service in the 2015 financial year.
Zambia: PF Infighting in Full Display At Traditional Basoli Ceremony
[Zambia Reports]Not even the all embracing Chakwela Makumbi Traditional ceremony of the Basoli people of Chongwe near Lusaka yesterday could camaflouge the bad blood between two warring factions in the Patriotic Front (PF), as the disgraced former Secretary General Wynter Kabimba and Lusaka (...)
Zambia: V-P Loathes Online Outlet
[Zambia Reports]Vice President Guy Scott was at it again during the lively Vice President Question time in parliament taking on everything thrown at him and showed no love for the growing spectre of online journalism that he never loses a moment to (...)
Zambia: Lusaka in Spat With Nigeria
[Zambia Reports]Zambia is headed for a serious diplomat spat with the Nigerian government after embattled Labour minister Fackson Shamenda ordered authorities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to suspend issuing visas to Nigerian nationals in a desperate bid to arm twist the Embassy into (...)
Zambia: Facebook’s Internet.org app adds new services
Users of the Internet.org app will be pleased to know that the service has been updated. According to the online portal there are now three news services, Zambiareports, SuperSoprt.com, and Ebola Info by UNICEF. The company has stated that: “We’ve heard from consumers that they’d like to access (...)
[IT News Africa] 17/10/2014
Zambia: Armco Workers Turn to NAPSA Over Dues
[Times of Zambia]AGGRIEVED Armcor Security workers have urged the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) to take action against the company for allegedly failing to remitt workers monthly dues to the authority.
Zambia: Zambia's Generals - Guilty or Not Guilty?
[Zambia Reports]When former Zambia Army (ZA) Commander Lt. Gen Wisdom Lopa and the former Zambia National Service Commandant Maj. Gen. Anthony Yeta were acquitted by Local Court Deputy Director Wilfred Muma sitting as a Magistrate on Monday October 6, 2014, there was an eerie silence in court (...)
Zambia/Niger: Chipolopolo Fire Blanks
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA yesterday battled to a virgin draw against Niger in the sweltering heat here to complicate the route to the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
Zambia: Budget Wins Kudos
[Times of Zambia]THE World Bank says the 2015 national budget recognises the importance of maintaining macro-stability aimed at reducing fiscal deficit.
Zambia: Illegal Gold Miners Face Arrest
[Times of Zambia]MINES, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma says security wings have managed to trace some illegal gold miners and dealers on the black market in the ongoing investigations.
Zambia: President Sata Urged to Take Break Amid Health Worries
[VOA]A consortium of civil society organizations in Zambia has petitioned cabinet ministers to advise President Michael Sata to go on vacation to address his reported ill health, in order to enable the leader to effectively administer the rigorous affairs of the (...)
Zambia: Former Air Force Chief Jailed
[Zambia Reports]Former Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Sakala 64, has been sentenced to five years in prison with hard labour for theft by public servant involving K1.5m (K1.5b old currency). Gen. Sakala was found guilty of the offence and convicted on Monday October 6, 2014. (...)
Zambia: ACC Confirms Arrest of Butler Sitali
[Zambia Reports]The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today confirmed the Zambia Reports story on the arrest of former Chief Executive Officer for the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) Butler Sitali for corrupt practices.
Tanzania's power grid to link to Kenya and Zambia by 2015
Tanzania will complete a $455 million power transmission line next year linking its power grid to Kenya and Zambia, part of plans to export electricity powered by its gas and coal reserves to neighbours, the Energy and Minerals Ministry said today. Read more (...)
[Africa Report] 06/10/2014
Zambia: Sata Blasts Kambwili Over Education Comments
[Zambia Reports]This morning Republican President Michael Sata gave his Minister of Sports Chisimba Kambwili a surprise telephone call, and it wasn't pleasant, a source inside State House informs Zambia Reports.
Zambia: State to Transform Bursaries Into Loans
[Times of Zambia]THE Government is in the process of transforming the Bursaries Committee into a Loans Board to help generate revolving funds for the continued support of university students.
Zambia: Maize Prices to Fall - Scott
[Times of Zambia]VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has maintained that mealie-meal prices will go down as soon as the maize purchasing exercise is completed.
Zambia: Reading Skills Key to Career Growth
[Times of Zambia]Effective reading skills are key to achieving higher academic and professional achievements that can facilitate you landing in a job with good monthly salary and excellent conditions of service.
Zambia: Mwanza Is New ZNBC Boss
[Times of Zambia]THE Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) board has with immediate effect appointed Richard Mwanza as corporation's new director general.
Zambian student kills herself after being denied bursary
2014-10-01 Real tragedy in Zambia as evidenced by the suicide of a student who was denied a bursary to attend the University of Zambia. More than 4000 students out of 6000 were denied bursaries at UNZA this starting academic year. However, for some of us from poor families, education is the (...)
[Pambazuka News] 03/10/2014
Zambia: ZICTA calls for private sector investment in ICT
The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) is calling on the private sector to take the lead in creating demand in ICT, by injecting heavier investments into the sector. The move has been proposed in order to give consumers access to affordable solutions. ZICTA (...)
[IT News Africa] 03/10/2014
Glencore stops Zambia zinc operation over tax row
Global mining group and commodities trader Glencore said on Friday it was suspending its zinc unit in Zambia and was cutting 169 jobs at the mine amid a row over VAT tax. Read more ...
[Africa Report] 03/10/2014
Zambia: Brother, Sister 'Married'
[Times of Zambia]A WOMAN of Makululu Township in Kabwe yesterday narrated how she rented out a room to a brother and sister who lived together as husband and wife.