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Posts published in “Day: February 20, 2013

Team for Lusaka Show to Be Named Over Weekend

[The Star]Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) will use the long course gala this weekend to pick a team for the CANA Zone 3 and 4 Championship to be held in Lusaka in April

Human Rights Expert Backs Opposition Report

[Zambia Reports]Zambians must congratulate the opposition political parties and civil society organizations for taking the Patriotic Front (PF) government to the Commonwealth for blatant abuse of human rights, says Professor Michelo Hansungule.

Banda Dismisses Asylum Accusation As Fiction

[Zambia Reports]Following statements made by President Michael Sata yesterday alleging that the former President Rupiah Banda was in South Africa seeking “asylum,” Banda has responded with a statement dismissing the claim.

African Electoral Body Praises Rupiah Banda

[Zambia Reports]The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) has praised former Rupiah Banda, for the role he has played in preparing Kenya for the general elections set for March 4, 2013.

Sakeni Says Govt Lacks Evidence Against Banda

[Zambia Reports]According to a report published by the Lusaka Times, Chief Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni has said that the Government is not ready to table a parliamentary motion to lift the immunity of former President Rupiah Banda.

Sata Attacks Hakainde Hichilema

[Zambia Reports]During a swearing in ceremony for several diplomats, including a relative of former President Kenneth Kaunda, President Michael Sata again distributed the same document he gave reporters not along ago claiming that opposition leader Hak...

Hichilema Resolved to Fight Human Rights Abuses

[Zambia Reports]UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to fight violations of human rights and the breakdown of the rule of law allegedly being perpetrated by the Patriotic Front government.

Prove You Are Not a Captive, Gen Miyanda Dares Sata

[Zambia Reports]Opposition Heritage Party president Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda has challenged President Michael Sata to engage the nation through a live television programme to prove he was not a leader being held captive.

Safety Gaps Threaten Copper Miners

[HRW]Workers in the copper mining sector in Zambia remain vulnerable to abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. New Human Rights Watch research found that the government of President Michael Sata, who promised to prioritize labor rights when he took offi...

Abductions and Deportations Sour Zambia’s Reputation

[Zambia Reports]In recent weeks, there have been a lot of discussions over rights and freedoms in Zambia. The right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the opposition's blocked attempts to hold rallies, and the right to be presumed innocent u...

Sports Minister Accused of Incompetence

[Zambia Reports]Ben Saili, the estranged Secretary of the Zambia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZPBWCB) who resigned his position last week has charged that Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili is an "incompetent, dull and corrupt" man ...

TP Mazembe, Sunzu Settle Contract Dispute

[Zambia Reports]Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu has resolved a contract dispute with TP Mazembe, after he failed to clinch a move to English side Reading.