ZAMBIA NEWS

Chadiza man strangles 35 yr old ex-wife to death

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A 35 years old woman of Chief Mwangala’s area in Chadiza District of Eastern Province has been strangled to death by her ex-husband. Malesi Banda is reported to have been murdered by her ex-husband on April 21, 2017. The body of the deceased was founded 500 meters from her house along a footpath to a maize field on around 17:00hrs. ...

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President Lungu commissions Matero Hospital

President Edgar Lungu

  President Edgar Lungu has officially commissioned the first ever first level maternal hospital in Lusaka’s Matero Township. And President Lungu expressed delight that the upgraded Matero hospital has helped to reduce referrals to the higher hospitals since 2016 when it became operational. Speaking at the official commissioning of the hospital President Lungu noted that the number of people being ...

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Proposal to hike electricity tariffs is justified- Mabumba

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Energy Minister David Mabumba has maintained that the proposal by the Zesco to adjust electricity tariffs by 75% is justified Speaking in Chipata, Mr. Mabumba has explained that Zesco is having many challenges to deliver its services due to lack of finances to expand power degeneration and supply in the Country. Mr. Mabumba says this is mainly because of low ...

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Lungu’s threats to declare State of Emergency disturbs CISCA

CiSCA mobilizing committee Chairperson Nicholas Phiri

Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) says threats by President Edgar Lungu to declare a state of emergency are disturbing. CiSCA mobilizing committee Chairperson Nicholas Phiri has reminded President Lungu that beating or corporal punishment by a public officer has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Mr. Phiri has referred to the case of Banda vs the People of 1999 ...

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Govt has not allowed distribution of condoms in schools

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Minister of General Education Dr Dennis Wanchinga says his ministry has not issued any policy statement to allow the distribution of condoms in schools. Dr Wanchinga says he has continued to hear reports by some sections of the media who claim that the ministry has begun the distribution of condoms in some schools which he says are not true. He ...

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HH’s case adjourned to Wednesday next week, remain in jail

HH gets on Police van

  Lusaka Senior Magistrate Greenwell Malumani has reserved ruling on preliminary issues raised by lawyers representing opposition UPND Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused in the case in which they have been charged with treason. In adjourning the matter to 26th April, Magistrate Malumani said he could not hurriedly make his ruling on the counter arguments by both Mr. Hichilema’s lawyers ...

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Some infrastructure leaves much to be desired – Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu says the casual approach in putting up infrastructure should not be allowed to continue in view of the effects of climate change. Speaking when he officially opened the 2017 housing and infrastructure symposium under the theme: “Towards a smart and resilient infrastructure”, President Lungu says some of the infrastructure he has seen in the country leaves much ...

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There is no State of Emergency – State House

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State House has dismissed assertions that Zambia has been placed under a semi-State of Emergency following the arrest of opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda has wondered why a State of Emergency can be declared when no such measure was instituted prior to Mr. Hichilema’s arrest. Mr. Chanda says ...

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Regional Politics worries Oasis Forum

Fr Cleophas Lungu

The Oasis Forum has noted with concern the degeneration of national identity in the face of tribal and regional politics in the country. In a statement, Oasis Forum Chairperson Fr Cleophas Lungu says today the country is seeing public officers such as the police, whose role is to protect every citizen from danger, refuse to discharge their functions impartially and ...

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HH’s lawyers ask court to quash treason charge

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Lawyers for the incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema have asked the Lusaka Magistrate Court to quash the charge of treason and release him and his co-accused on bail. The lawyers want the Magistrate Court to use its inherent jurisdiction to quash a charge on face value if such a case is not properly drafted to be tried in a court ...

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