HRC condemns selective application of POA

Human Rights Commission (HRC) Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga has expressed concern with the continued selective application of the Public Order Act by Zambia Police, saying to a large extent, this dents Zambia’s human rights record. And Mwandenga has called for the enactment of a revised HRC Act that will empower the Commission to effectively execute its constitutional […]

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I’ll pull a shocker in 2021 – Kalaba

Democratic Party (DP) 2021 presidential candidate Harry Kalaba says he is going to pull a shocker in the 2021 general elections as he will be the first to win the presidential elections after campaigning for only three years. Meanwhile, Kalaba’s presence in Chililabombwe on Sunday caused panic in the ranks of police and intelligence officers in […]

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Police stop joint opposition protest

Police in Lusaka have denied the nine opposition political parties permission to conduct a peaceful protest against government expenditure of public resources, citing limited manpower in the service to protect them this festive season. Speaking shortly after a meeting with Lusaka Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri, ADD president Charles Milupi, who spoke on behalf of the other […]

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Germany exposes forgery in €3m fund for Zambia’s water sector

A letter has surfaced in which the German government is accusing the Zambian government, through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, of forging a bank statement to illegally obtain about €3 million from the Development Co-operation account. But when contacted, Local Government Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga said he had not seen the letter in question, […]

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ConCourt warns those attacking judges: We’ll cite you for contempt

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the period which President Edgar Lungu served after Michael Sata’s death, from January 2015 to September 2016, cannot be considered a full term and he is therefore eligible to contest the 2021 elections. And the Constitutional Court has warned those in a habit of attacking the judges in relation to […]

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Govt single sources IMS to take over toll plazas

Government has single sourced the private company that is installing speed cameras for RTSA to also take over the management and collection of revenues from toll plazas dotted on the road network around the country. According to a News Diggers investigation, Intelligent Mobility Solutions (IMS), which is a joint venture between Lebanese plastic manufacturer “Lamise Trading” […]

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Matibini’s failure to declare Roan seat vacant illegal – Mwila

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila says Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini’s decision to refuse to declare the Roan Constituency seat vacant, is illegal as it violates Article 72 of the Constitution. And Mwila says Dr Matibini’s refusal to declare the seat vacant on the basis that he wanted to give the Courts freedom […]

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HH, Kambwili resolve to mobilise opposition against PF

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday visited NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili and resolved to mobilise other opposition political parties to demonstrate against “illegal” salary increments for ministers, among other things. And Kambwili says President Edgar Lungu only qualifies to contest the 2021 elections in Jupiter.

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