HEADLINES

Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Zambia to record bumper harvest

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has announced that Zambia will once again record a bumper harvest for the 2016/17 farming season with an estimated maize production of 3, 606, 549 metric tonnes. And Government has with immediate effect lifted the ban on the export of maize to other countries. Ms Siliya has told news conference in Lusaka that the country has ...

Read More »

ERB approves ZESCO electricity hike application

Professor Francis Yamba - ERB Acting Board Chairperson (Pic by Albert Mpezeni

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has approved the application by ZESCO to increase electricity tariffs by 75%. The adjustment will be effected in two phases of 50 percent effective 15th May, 2017 and 25 percent to be effected on 1st September, 2017. ERB Acting Board Chairperson Professor Francis Yamba has told a media briefing in Lusaka today that notwithstanding the ...

Read More »

State enters nolle prosequi in HH’s case

HH at court in van

THE State has enter a nolle prosequi against UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and five of his co accused on the charge of disobedience of lawful orders contrary to Section 127 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Law of Zambia. It was alleged that on 8th April,2017, at Limulunga district in Western province, Mr Hichilema and his co-accused ...

Read More »

Juve reach Champions League final

Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves © Gallo Images

A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday, a 2-1 win on the night completing a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco. Brazilian wing-back Alves’s 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the treble-chasing Italian champions as any semblance of a contest was snuffed out by halftime. Teenage star ...

Read More »

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North

Mr Moon took his oath of office in Seoul's National Assembly building

South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-in has been sworn in, vowing to address the economy and relations with the North in his first speech as president. He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances. Mr Moon took his oath of office in Seoul’s National Assembly building a day after his decisive win. The ...

Read More »

Chola advises Zambians to write ‘will’

Bellion Chola

Zambians have been advised not to take lightly the writing of a Will as it helps in safeguarding the interests of the surviving children in the event of death. Advocacy against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence Executive Director Bellion Chola is encouraging parents to take serious the issue of writing Wills as this is the only way of protecting ...

Read More »

UPPZ cautions govt to stop playing with people’s emotions

Charles Chanda

The opposition United, Prosperous and peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) has advised Government to stop playing with the emotions of Zambians. UPPZ President Charles Chanda notes that some of the decisions the government has been making have less input from the people which is dangerous for the country. Mr. Chanda has cited the way government has been handling the planned amendments to ...

Read More »

Public Order Act good law – PF

Frank Bwalya

The ruling Patriotic Front says it has not made submissions towards the review of the Public Order Act because it holds the view the Act is a good law. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says the party still holds the view by late party and Republican President Michael Sata that the Public Order Act is a good law. In an ...

Read More »