Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Journalists commemorates Press Freedom

Journalists in Zambia have commemorated Press Freedom Day

Zambian journalists today joined the rest of the World in commemorating World Press Freedom Day under the theme: “critical minds for critical times”. And government has reaffirms its commitment to delivering the Access to Information Law. Acting Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Given Lubinda who officiated at the commemoration in Lusaka said government wants the process of enacting the access ...

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UPND encourages Media to remain professional, objective

Steven Katuka

The opposition UPND has encouraged the media in Zambia to remain professional and objective in its role of providing checks and balances to the government. UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka is urging media houses in the Country who joined the rest of the World in commemorating World Press Freedom Day today , to continue being truthful in their reporting. Mr. ...

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Cyber crimes law coming – Mushimba


Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba has disclosed that he will present to Parliament five bills when the house reconvenes, among them the Cyber crime Bill a penal law to be used to prosecute cyber crimes. Mr Mushimba has named the other bills as the e-government bill, Cyber Security Bill, Data Protection Bill, e-Transmissions and e-Commerce Bill. He says ...

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Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real hammer rivals Atletico


Cristiano Ronaldo scored another Champions League hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg to close in on a third final in four years. Real were utterly dominant throughout against their city rivals at the Bernabeu and led after 10 minutes when Ronaldo headed home Casemiro’s cross. It looked as if the hosts might fail to ...

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Johnny Depp ‘is fed lines through an earpiece’


Johnny Depp’s former managers have claimed the star is fed his lines through an earpiece so he doesn’t have to memorise his scripts, US media say. The bombshell comes from a new court filing in an increasingly bitter battle between the actor and his ex-managers. He’s suing them for mismanaging his money and they’re countersuing him. Among their claims about ...

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ESMAZ commends Lungu for recognizing artisanal miners

President Lungu

The Emerald and Semi Precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia (ESMAZ) has commended President Edgar Lungu for recognizing the importance of empowering small scale artisanal miners. Association President Victor Kalesha says this has been long overdue, and has excited emerald small scale miners. Mr. Kalesha says the association is aware of unpatriotic Zambians that want to look down on local ...

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‘No charges’ for US police over killing


The US Department of Justice has reportedly decided not to charge two white officers who shot and killed a black man in Louisiana last summer. Video footage appearing to show the officers holding down Alton Sterling as they fired their weapons sparked days of protests in Baton Rouge. News of the decision leaked to US media on Tuesday before the ...

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BBZ records Q1 profit of K88 million


Barclays Bank Zambia has announced a first quarter profit before tax of k88 million representing a growth of 60% compared to the same period last year. Announcing the bank’s quarterly financial results for the quarter ended 31st March 2017, Managing Director Mizinga Melu says the bank’s operating costs reduced by 9% remaining well controlled and producing cost to income ratio ...

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Remain nonpartisan, Mutesa encourages LAZ


The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has been encouraged to remain a focused and objective independent body. Opposition Zambians for Empowerment and Development (ZED) president Frederick Mutesa is urging LAZ to also maintain a none partisan stance when dealing with political matters. Dr. Mutesa says this is what his party thinks will enable the association to render effective checks and ...

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