Tobacco farmers rise against TAZ management

Tobacco farmers from across the country are up in arms against the Tobacco Association of Zambia (TAZ) management over what they have termed as the mismanagement of the tobacco sector in the country. The tobacco farmers are disappointed with the association and other companies for suing government following its decision to put the tobacco sector in […]

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Politicized graft fight irks President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has expressed displeasure at how the fight against corruption is being politicized in Zambia. President Lungu is worried that the opposition political Leaders have continued to use corruption as a vehicle to gain political mileage. Speaking when South African Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi paid a courtesy on […]

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Cholera breaks out in Lusaka

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that about five cases of Cholera have been recorded in the last one month. Dr. Chilufya says laboratory tests confirmed four cases of cholera and have since been treated successfully and discharged. Speaking in Lusaka at a stakeholders workshop for the finalization of the Multisectoral Cholera Elimination Plan, Dr. […]

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Govt bans movement of cattle from Chisamba

Government has again banned the movement of cattle from Chisamba district of central province to other parts of the country following the resurgent of foot and mouth disease. The disease which broke out last month has affected four farms so far in the district. Announcing the ban at a media briefing, Livestock and Fisheries Minister Kampamba […]

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President Lungu’s refusal to fire Chitotela is disturbing – Miti

Alliance for Community Action Executive Director Laura Miti says the refusal by President Edgar Lungu to dismiss Minister of housing and infrastructure development Ronald Chitotela following his arrest for corruption is disturbing. Ms Miti has told Q-news that this is considering that the country is currently in a sense of panic over the extent of reported […]

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Chitotela pleads not guilty to four counts of corruption

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has pleaded not guilty to four counts of corruption before Magistrate David Simusamba. The Minister is jointly charged with Gregory Chibanga,Brut Holding Limited and Diris Mukange who also denied the charges. When the matter came up for plea, Mr Chitotela and his co-accused denied two counts of concealing property […]

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Police warn students against protest march to PARLEY

Police have warned students from higher learning institutions planning to stage a protest march to parliament over the issue of the meal allowance that they will not be spared. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the police have received information that students are planning to march to parliament. Ms Katongo has advised the students to follow the […]

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Lungu’s fight against corruption is targeted opponents – Simutanyi

Political analyst Neo Simutanyi has charged that President Edgar Lungu’s fight against corruption is targeted at those who are perceived to be his political opponents and not his allies. Dr. Simutanyi has cited Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili who he says was fired for harboring presidential ambitions and not on corruption charges as earlier stated. He says […]

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UPND hails professionalism of fired Sesheke cops

The opposition UPND has hailed the four dismissed Police officers following the violence that marred the Sesheke parliamentary by-election for their professionalism. Speaking at a media briefing, UPND Chairperson for elections Garry Nkombo has praised the officers for their professional conduct during the just ended Sesheke parliamentary by-election. Mr Nkombo has encouraged the officers that though […]

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Govt has begun drafting SI on media regulation – Kasolo

Government has begun the process of drafting a Statutory Instrument that will create a framework for statutory regulation of the media in the Country. Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo says this is in anticipation of the media failing to come up with a framework for self regulation in three months. Mr. Kasolo says […]

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