EL justifies distribution of relief food during by-elections

President Edgar Lungu says government has the responsibility to deliver relief food to hunger stricken areas with or without by-elections being held. Speaking when he addressed a rally at Mugurameno primary school in Chiawa to drum up support for PF candidate in the Kafue Council Chairperson by election Brigadier General Moono Simakoloyi, President Lungu says government […]

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Sean Tembo warned & cautioned, remains in custody

The Opposition Alliance has lamented the detaining in police custody of its chairperson of media Sean Tembo for two days without giving him any charge. Chairperson Charles Milupi says his Alliance is disgusted that the Police has arrested and detained Mr. Tembo for such number of days when they have not determined what kind of charge […]

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ActionAid wants govt to organize National Economic Indaba

Action Aid Zambia Country Director Nalucha Ziba wants government to call a national symposium indaba that will deliberate and find the solution to the continued increase of the country’s external debt which currently stand at ten point five billion united dollars. Ms. Ziba has told q-news in an interview that there is no need for the […]

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SADC Contribute $500,000 to Disaster Efforts

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has contributed a total of us$ 500,000 towards disaster efforts in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. SADC Chairperson Hage Geingob  says Mozambique, the hardest hit of the 3 countries, will receive 200,000 united states dollars while Malawi and Zimbabwe will receive 150, 000 united states dollars each. This follows after cyclone […]

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PF rubbishes study on shrinking political and civic space in Zambia

The ruling patriotic front has rubbished a report on shrinking political and civic space in Zambia. The study dubbed the ‘impact of shrinking political and civic  space on operations of human rights activists in Zambia’ done by McDonald Chipenzi and Lewis Mwape has highlighted numerous social challenges that have engulfed the nation. According to the study findings […]

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Esther proposes desk for women at Ministry of Lands

First Lady Esther Lungu has proposed the establishment of a desk at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to assist women acquire land and are given land title without any red tape. Speaking during the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build event in Lusaka’s Bauleni Township, Mrs. Lungu notes that many women cannot afford to secure […]

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It is unattainable to declare dry spells a disaster – Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina says government has no intentions of declaring a national disaster arising from the dry spells and severe flooding some parts of the Country are currently experiencing. Mrs. Wina says such a decision cannot be made when other parts of the Country, apart from the Southern part of Zambia, are still receiving good […]

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SACCORD happy with POA review process

The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is elated by the commencement of the process to review the Public Order Act. Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says his organization is delighted that government has also invited international stakeholders to be part of the review process. Mr. Cheembe says SACCORD believes that the two […]

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