|President Lungu needs to tolerate dissent|
2015-03-05 Just over a month after being elected president on Jan 20, Zambia's new head of state has said he will crush members of the ruling party who will not be happy with his decisions. A Zambian commentator finds this threat (...)
[Pambazuka News] 05/03/2015
|Zambia: Civil Society to Step Up Action On HIV Treatment|
[Key Correspondents] Although the cost of HIV treatment has significantly declined over the last decade, access to comprehensive HIV services remains low especially in Africa, as compared to the rest of the world. Civil society must step up its game to change (...)
|Africa: Kenya Is Africa's Worst in Global Mining Survey|
[The Star]KENYA is ranked third least attractive country in the world and worst in Africa for mineral investments, trailing Zimbabwe and Zambia which recently locked horns with multinational mining firms over higher rates.
Zambia: Ex-Convict Jailed for Killing Baby
[Times of Zambia]A MURDER convict who was pardoned and later integrated into society has again been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of killing his stepson.
Zambia: PF Condemns UPND Funeral Conduct
[Times of Zambia]THE Patriotic Front (PF) has condemned the manner in which the UPND handled the funeral of its Munali Constituency chairperson, Grazier Matapa on Friday.
‘Birds’ booted out of CAF
Red and white giants Mbabane Swallows are out of the Orange CAF Champions League after losing by a solitary goal to Zesco United away in Zambia yesterday afternoon.
[The Swazi Observer] 01/03/2015
Zambia: 650 Health Posts to Be Ready 2016
[Times of Zambia]THE Ministry of Health has said construction of the 650 health posts countrywide will be completed in April 2016. Ministry of Health spokesperson Reuben Mbewe said construction works on 155 sites across the country had commenced and that 78 sites were at slab (...)
Zambia: Probe Poor Grade 12 Results
[Times of Zambia]AN imaginary story is currently circulating among secondary school pupils that many students did not do well in the 2014 grade 12 examinations because there was no leakage.
Statement By Malawi President At N’cwala Cultural Festival In Chipata,Zambia
REPUBLIC OF MALAWI STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI AT THE N’CWALA ANNUAL FESTIVAL 2015 AT EASTERN PROVINCE, ZAMBIA ON 28TH FEBRUARY, 2015 Your Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia; Your Excellency,...
[Malawi Voice] 28/02/2015
Zambia: Employed By Same Woman I Humiliated
[Times of Zambia]In a twist of fate, a man who debased women by using and ditching them freely with no remorse, REX CHIBALA, shares the lesson he learnt the hard way about how not to treat other people, especially women. Read (...)
Zambian ex-minister jailed for graft
Lusaka – Zambia’s former mines minister, Maxwell Mwale, was jailed for corruption on Friday, in a rare case that prompted calls for a wider crackdown on graft among public officials. Mwale, a former cabinet minister in Africa’s second-largest copper producing nation, was sentenced to a year in (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 27/02/2015
Zambia: Liquid Telecom launches FTTH
Liquid Telecom has revealed the launch of its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service. According to the company, the FTTH Service is expected to provide speeds of up to 100Mbps within Zambia. According to the telco, the FTTH service will provide Zambians with real internet that will enable businesses (...)
[IT News Africa] 27/02/2015
Zambia: Scott Out As Lungu Tries to Stamp Authority On New Cabinet
[African Arguments]The cabinet of the new Zambian President Edgar Lungu contained few surprises. All but five ministers under the late President Michael Sata were retained. Still, there are rumblings of discontent and reports of planned demonstrations by members of the governing Patriotic Front (...)
Zambian ex-minister found guilty of corruption
Zambia’s former mines minister was convicted of corruption on Monday for his role in the award of prospecting licences to a Chinese mining company in 2009, Reuters reports. Delivering judgment in the matter, magistrate Lameck Mwale said the prosecution had proved that Maxwell Mwale interfered in (...)
Yellow fever scare for ‘Birds’
THE throngs of Mbabane Swallows supporters expected to leave the country tomorrow evening for Zambia will be required to go for yellow fever vaccine before departure.
[The Swazi Observer] 24/02/2015
Rwandair to start flights to Lusaka
LUSAKA, Zambia - Rwandair chief executive officer, John Mirenge, was recently in Lusaka to finalise plans for flights to the Zambian capital, Lusaka. starting March writes JOHN SAMBO.
[East African Business Week] 22/02/2015
Zambia/Nigeria: Zambia, Nigeria, Guinea Seek Semis Berths
[CAF]Two semi-final places at the CAFU17 championship, berths that come with qualification to the FIFA U17 World Cup Chile 2015, will be decided Saturday evening when Group 'A' comes to a close with Zambia, Nigeria and Guinea all looking to (...)
Master Power Technologies invests in Kenya
As part of its plan for growth in Africa, Master Power Technologies has opened an office in Kenya in order to serve East Africa. According to the company, the office will be Situated in Nairobi. Additionally, the company has opened offices in Kitwe and Lusaka in Zambia with further African (...)
[IT News Africa] 18/02/2015
Zambia: Lungu Appoints Deputy Ministers
[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has re-appointed Matero Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament (MP) Miles Sampa as Commerce, Trade and Industry deputy minister.
Zambia: Kalyalya Is Boz Boss
[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has appointed Denny Kalyalya as Bank of Zambia(BoZ) governor with immediate effect.
Zambia: Govt Targets Zero New HIV Infections
[Times of Zambia]COMMUNITY Development, Mother and Child Health Minister Emerine Kabanshi says the Government will continue fighting HIV and AIDS in order to reach the target of zero new infections.
Zambia: MMD Cadres Clash
[Times of Zambia]WARRING factions in MMD yesterday clashed at the party secretariat after senior officials were prevented by police to hold a Press conference at Mika Hotel in Kabulonga.
Zambia: Nyimba Youth Sues Govt
[Times of Zambia]A YOUTH from Nyimba District in Eastern Province has sued the Government for increasing the retirement age from 55 years to 65 arguing that the adjustment does not offer any hope for the young people.
Zambia: MMD NEC Declare Nevers' Decisions Void
[Zambia Reports]The opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy MMD National Executive Committee led by National Secretary Muhabi Lungu met today despite earlier attempts to block the meeting by party president Nevers Mumba using the Zambia (...)
‘Birds’ out to shrug off Zambian misfortune
Mbabane Swallows are yet to lose to Zambian opposition on home soil but in two consecutive outings, they are yet to go past the preliminary round against Zambian opponents.
[The Swazi Observer] 15/02/2015
MC Maswe rub shoulders with Nigeria’s P-square
MC Maswe, the founder of Mpaxanga music in Botswana, will in April perform at the official opening of the forthcoming 2015 April International Theatre Festival in Lusaka, Zambia. At this festival, MC Maswe as Thapelo Maleka is popularly known in music circles is expected to rub shoulders with (...)
Zambia: Lungu Heads to Angola
[Zambia Reports]President Edgar Lungu is today headed to neighbouring Angola on his third international assignment since taking over power on January, 20.