We are all Zambians – Lungu

By CHUSA SICHONE in Kapiri Mposhi-PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says it is unacceptable for traditional leaders to view individuals from other regions who settle in their chiefdoms as being non-indigenous. President Lungu warned that labelling people from other regions and threatening to expel them from particular chiefdoms was a recipe for ethnic cleansing and that was […]

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GRZ releases K250 million to effect debt swap deal for civil servants

By JOSEPH BANDA-THE government has released K255.3 million to clear third-party obligations to commercial banks and micro-finance institutions by civil servants, as the first step towards effecting the debt swap arrangement.This happened yesterday after a virtual meeting between the government and financial institutions on the debt swap for civil servants on salary-backed loans.  

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UPND, PF tell cadres to avoid breaching electoral code of conduct

By CHUSA SICHONE–THE Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) have, yet again, resolved to promote peaceful campaigns ahead of next month’s general elections by adhering to the rules and regulations governing the process.To that effect, PF, through its Secretary General Davies Mwila and his UPND counterpart Batuke Imenda, directed their respective […]

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Ryan Phiri’s alleged killers acquitted

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE–FOUR former pupils of Lusaka’s Twin Palm Secondary School who were accused of killing another pupil Ryan Phiri from the neighbouring Kabulonga Boys’ Secondary School last December have been acquitted.Lusaka High Court Judge Sharon Newa freed the school leavers because the evidence did not link them to the murder of Ryan.Ms Justice Newa […]

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Police net 61 cadres, property worth K2m damaged

By CHUSA SICHONE–POLICE have arrested 61 suspected political cadres of unnamed political parties in connection with a number of politically-related offences in which property worth K1.9 million have been damaged over a period of time.The 61 suspects, as at Monday, have been arrested for offences like removal or damage of political materials, possessing offensive weapons, […]

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First batch of millions of J&J vaccines expected this afternoon

By JOSEPH BANDA–ZAMBIA will today receive 151,200 doses of Johnson and Johnson Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, the ministry of Health has said.“We are delighted to update the nations that we will be receiving 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine tomorrow, Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 at 14:25hours on the Emirates flight,” Health Permanent Secretary for […]

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Lawyer seeks ConCourt interpretation of ECZ ‘cancel’ powers

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE–A LUSAKA lawyer has petitioned the Constitutional Court asking it to declare that elections held under a general election are not amenable to cancellation or postponement by the Electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ).Michael Mutwena has stated that there has been an element of uncertainty as to whether or not ECZ was obliged – […]

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