Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

NRFA to collect K20M monthly from 4 new toll gates


The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has projected a monthly revenue collection of K20 million from four more newly installed toll Plazas in Katuba, Shimabala, Mumbwa and Chongwe . Road Tolling at Katuba, Shimabala, Mumbwa is expected to commence this month. NRFA Public Relations Manager Alphonsius Hamachila has disclosed that Avic International, the contractor engaged to construct the conventional Toll ...

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Mumba cautions against repealing LAZ Act


The governing PF has been cautioned that it will turn Zambia into a banana republic if causes the repealing the current Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) Act. MMD president Nevers Mumba is advising the governing PF to be wary that the only government that will turn against LAZ in Zambia’s history will be the one that chooses to be illegal. ...

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One killed after police stops UPND Kanyama rally

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

One person is reported to have been murdered today after an attempt by opposition UPND cadres to hold a rally in Lusaka’s Kanyama township was stopped by the Police. The deceased, Stephen Kalipa, aged 20 years, is believed to have been stabbed with a knife by an unknown person suspected to have been among UPND cadres. Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata ...

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Nkana and Zesco set for grudge showdown


Zesco and Nkana are set for a grudge clash on Sunday in the 2017 Charity Shield finals at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Nkana head into the final, five months after ending their 17 league match win-less run, against Zesco stretching back to 2004. Nkana now set their sights on ending another win-less run against Zesco, this time in the ...

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Bob Dylan finally accepts Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has accepted his Nobel Prize for literature, more than three months after the awards ceremony, Swedish media report. He received his medal at a private event in Stockholm before a scheduled concert in the city. No further details were given. Swedish Academy officials previously said Dylan would not deliver his Nobel lecture, a traditional condition of receiving the ...

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Race to rescue Colombia mudslide victims


Colombia’s security forces say they are searching for hundreds of missing people after heavy mudslides left at least 254 dead. About 1,100 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort. Heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa in the country’s south-west with mud and rocks, burying whole neighbourhoods and forcing residents to flee their homes. An army statement said ...

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Is Zambia safe or not, Siakalima seeks answers


The opposition UPND has challenged government to tell the nation whether Zambia is still a democratic and safe Country or not. UPND presidential special advisor Douglas Siakalima has argued that if the Country is not safe for the opposition to hold public rallies it cannot also be safe for foreign visitors. Mr. Siakalima says he is thus left to wonder ...

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PSAf condemns continued harassment of journalists


Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has added its voice condemning the continued trend of journalists being attacked by political cadres in the course of their duty in Zambia. The PSAf has taken note that there is a growing tendency by political party cadres to harass journalists, especially those from media houses they deem to disagree with them. Executive Director Lilian ...

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Fears of a genocide in Zambia are unrealistic- PF

Frank Bwalya PF Deputy Spokesperson

The ruling PF has dismissed as unrealistic suggestions that Zambia is at the verge of having a genocide. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says it is not possible for a Christian nation like Zambia to have genocide as the opposition UPND wants people to fear. Mr. Bwalya has wondered how possibly a genocide can occur when it has never been ...

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