Daily Archives: February 18, 2017

US ‘unwavering’ in Nato support – Pence


The US will be “unwavering” in its support for Nato, vice-president Mike Pence told European leaders at the Munich Security Conference. In the first major foreign policy address for the Trump administration, Mr Pence said the US would “stand with Europe today and every day”. But he told the gathered leaders that European countries were “failing to pay their fair ...

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PF is at its weakest – Changala

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Civil rights activist Brebner Changala has observed that the marriage of convenience between the ruling PF and the opposition MMD is causing more harm than either political parties can admit. Mr. Changala has taken note that a lot of MMD members have been brought in the ruling PF against the wishes of whom he has termed as hardcore and ordinary ...

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BRE advised against going ahead with Kuomboka

The Barotse Royal Establishment has been advised against going ahead with preparations for this year’s Kuomboka traditional ceremony. Cultural expert Muyendekwa Sishekano is concerned that hosting the ceremony amidst the current confusion and tension will do more harm than good for the Kingdom of Barotseland. Mr. Sishekano is of the view that while the ceremony has been the pinnacle of ...

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It is unfair for Zambia to pull out from ICC – Chiti


The Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) says Zambia should not allow itself to be forced to withdraw membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Executive Director Leonard Chiti is reminding government not to forget that Zambia is a sovereign state and can do whatever it wants. Father Chiti states that just as Zambia voluntary joined, the Country can on ...

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There is no constitution review, PF tells Zambians

Father Frank Bwalya

The ruling PF has cautioned Zambians against being mislead on the review of  the amendments that were made to the Republican Constitution in 2016. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya is urging people in the Country to be wary that it is not true that the PF led government has embarked on another Constitution review process. Mr. Bwalya says the nation ...

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Parents demand findings of Kasama girls sex scandal probe

Scores of Parents in Kasama District have expressed concern over the delay by the team investigating the sexual abuse scandal at Kasama Girls secondary school in Northern Province. Parents are demanding that the findings be released. They have told ZANIS that they wanted the investigation results to be announced soon to avoid panic among parents. One of the parents, Josephine Mutambo ...

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Luo seeks to transform Bursaries Committee

Gender and Child Development Minister Professor Nkandu Luo

Ministry of Higher Education has announced plans to transform the bursaries committee into a human resource skills development division. Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo says she wants to have this committee transformed because she personally does not understand what it means. Professor Luo says with the transformation of this committee her Ministry intends to put in place a robust information ...

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Over 90 died while giving birth in 2016 in Eastern Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Over 90 women in Eastern Province alone died in 2016 while giving birth. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says this is according to a report his Ministry is in possession of on the Province. Speaking last night during a fundraising cocktail organized by the Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service (ZNBS) Dr. Chilufya disclosed that the said women died as a result ...

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FDD expels Chifumu Banda, defers Convention


Opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) vice president Chifumu Banda has been expelled from the party for gross misconduct. The FDD has also suspended with immediate effect its Lusaka province chairman James Musemuna. Speaking this morning at a media briefing in Lusaka party national chairman Potipher Chungu disclosed that  Mr. Musemuna has been suspended for bringing the name of the ...

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Publicize contract for maize supply to Malawi, TIZ challenged govt

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Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has challenged the Zambian government to publicize the signed contracts for maize supply to Malawi. TIZ Acting Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says government has failed to come out clean on the Malawi-Zambia maize gate scandal. Mr. Chibamba says the report released by the Malawian government shows that the dealings were shoddy indicating that there was corruption. ...

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