Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

32, 350 road traffic accidents recorded in 2016

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba

A total of 32, 350 road traffic accidents were recorded in the year 2016 compared to 33, 675 in 2016 representing a 4 percent reduction in road traffic accidents. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says though there was a slight reduction in the number of accidents, the figures are still high and pose a challenge to attaining the vision ...

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Police in Lusaka recover six stolen vehicles

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Police in Lusaka have recovered six motor vehicles believed to have been stolen from Nampundwe, Chongwe and Lusaka and arrested four suspects in connection with the thefts. This was after police received a tip-off from members of the public that there was a group of criminals in John Leing suspected to be behind a spate of Theft of Motor vehicles ...

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Ministry of Health records 87 Anthrax cases

Dr. Kennedy Malama

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that the country has recorded a total of 87 cases of Anthrax following the outbreak of the disease in Western Province last year. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Kennedy Malama has attributed the delay in controlling the outbreak to people hiding contaminated meat in their homes. Dr. Malama says no deaths have so far ...

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KCM alarms govt


The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is alarmed by reports that Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) is demanding for Grade 12 certificates from the 300 workers the mining company retrenched in 2015 as a condition for re-engagement. In a statement, Ministry of Labour Public Relations Officer Mathews Mudenda says this demand is not only unfortunate, but unfair on the part ...

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Govt assures nation of Press Freedom

Kampamba Mulenga - Chief Government Spokesperson Pic by Albert Mpezeni

Government has assured the nation that it will sustain and promote press freedom in Zambia even in the absence of the Access to Information law. Chief government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga says the PF government has already demonstrated in the last five years its desire to see the media thrive in the country. Ms. Mulenga who is also minister of information ...

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LAZ joins ‘the Lungu’s 2021 eligibility’ case

Supreme Court

The Law Association of Zambia has joined the case in which four opposition parties have petitioned the Constitutional Court to interpret the Constitution with regards President Edgar Lungu‘s eligibility to contest the 2021 presidential election. And the UPND through its Secretary General Stephen Katuka together with Heritage party President Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda have also applied to join the case. ...

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Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

Over 100 migrants are feared to have drowned while trying to cross the sea between Libya and Italy

The bodies of 87 African migrants have washed ashore in the Libyan city of Zawiya, in the latest drowning tragedy to hit the region. It is believed they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along this smuggling route in recent months. A torn rubber boat was found nearby, and it is ...

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Nkana promotes juniors to first team

Nkana promotes juniors to first team

Nkana have promoted two players from their junior team that coach Zeddy Saileti has added to his side’s eight-day pre-season camp away in Livingstone. The duo is goalkeeper William Mtonga and midfielder Golden Mulowa, travelled with the record 12-time Zambian champions on Sunday. Mtonga and Mulowa are some of the six new faces on the 29-member teams’ trip to Zambia’s ...

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Zanaco not feeling the pressure

Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba

Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba, insists they are not under pressure to emulate Zesco United’s success in the 2016 Caf Champions League. Zanaco toiled to the pre-group stage of the 2017 Champions League after beating APR of Rwanda 1-0 away on Saturday, to advance from the preliminary round by the same aggregate score line. The win eased the pressure on Zanaco, ...

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Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

The court dismissed Azaria's claim that he thought the wounded victim presented a threat

An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months. Elor Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter for shooting dead 21-year-old Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, last March. Azaria had told a colleague that Sharif, who had stabbed another soldier, ...

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