1.2 million people live with HIV in Zambia

Health Deputy Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in Zambia as at the end of 2016. Dr Chilufya told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that Lusaka and Western Provinces have the highest HIV prevalence rates of 16.1 percent and 16 percent respectively. Dr Chitalu says Muchinga and North Western provinces had the ...

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PF MPs bombard Speaker with Points of Order


Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini was today bombarded with points of order by Members of Parliament mostly from the ruling Patriotic Front pertaining to the boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address by UPND Members of Parliament last Friday. Dr Matibini who acknowledged that the points of order raised were unprecedented was forced to put ...

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Joint investigation instituted into ZAF officer’s murder

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo and Defense Minister Davies Mwila

The Ministries of Defence and Home Affairs have instituted joint investigations into the death of the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer who died in police cells at Woodlands Police Station after being allegedly beaten by police officers. Speaking during a joint news conference in Lusaka today, Minister of Defence Davies Chama and his Home Affairs counterpart Steven Kampyongo have assured ...

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PF castigates UPND

The ruling Patriotic Front has castigated the UPND for justifying the boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s address to Parliament by its Members of Parliament of President. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya has described the justification as cheap and irrational. He says the conduct exhibited by UPND Members of Parliament on Friday was an attempt to cause trouble. In an interview ...

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HH blames PF for moral decay


United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has blamed the ruling Patriotic Front for moral degradation in the country. Mr. Hichilema says it is appalling to hear President Edgar Lungu saying he’s disturbed by the increase in the moral gradation in the country. He says if President Lungu meant what he said, he was going to stop PF ...

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Sinkamba urges plan ‘b’ to the Trump’s ‘America First’ plans

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba

The Green Party has urged the PF government to  promptly develop a plan ‘b’ strategy to confront the reality of US president Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ plans. Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says failure to do this may cause Zambia to suffer grave consequences. He says the United States assistance, estimated at US$ 250 million per year, focuses on improving ...

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YALI urges Lungu to walk the Parliament talk

President Edgar Lungu Friday address closeup

President Edgar Lungu has been commended for advocating for a leadership in Zambia which must never instill fear among citizens. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is pleased that in his speech to Parliament last Friday President Lungu campaigned for a leadership that inspires for free debate and consensus building. YALI governance advisor Isaac Mwanza says his organization took note ...

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Olkkonen welcomes Lungu’s directive to review Land Act


The Finish ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen has welcomed President Edgar Lungu’s directive that the Land Act and Policy be reviewed. Mr. Olkkonen says he finds the idea by President Lungu, as indicated in his Friday speech to Parliament, to preserve land for future generations to be interesting. In an interview with QTV News Mr. Olkkonen says he is however ...

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‘What do you hope to achieve’, Sikota challenges UPND MPs


Opposition UPND MPs have been challenged to tell the nation what they hope to achieve by their continued protests against the legitimacy of President Edgar Lungu. The opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) is confused and thinks that the UPND MPs are staging their protests out of confusion of what exactly they want to achieve. ULP president Sakwiba Sikota says he ...

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Stop Mocking Election Losers-UPPZ Advises

United, Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda has advised president Edgar Lungu to stop mocking those who lost in last year’s elections. Mr Chanda says president Lungu should instead extend a hand of reconciliation to those who still aggrieved over the elections. He says it is wrong for the president at this point to claim that some people ...

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