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Posts published in “Day: February 21, 2013

LAZ Oppose Premature Calls On Rupiah’s Immunity

[Zambia Reports]The Law Association of Zambia has opposed calls demanding the lifting of fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda's immunity so he could face prosecution describing the move as premature.

Statement By the Commonwealth Spokesperson On Zambia

[Commonwealth]Some recent media reports have referred to a submission by the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights in Zambia to the Commonwealth Secretary-General. Such a submission has indeed been received.

South Africa, Zambia Set for Final

[Namibian]DEFENDING champions South Africa and Zambia were on course for a place in the Team finals of the All Africa Senior Squash Championships which will take place at the Wanderers courts today.

Mafriq Engages Zambia’s Amayenge

[The Herald]Music group Mafriq has engaged Zambian band Amayenge for their next project which will be due anytime this year.

Zambia Revokes Chinese Coal Mining Licences

[Zambia Reports]Zambia announced on Wednesday that it had revoked the licences for a controversial Chinese-owned coal mine in the south of the country in response to violations of safety and environmental laws and a failure to pay mineral royalties.

Task Force Questions MMD MP Siliya

[Zambia Reports]The joint government investigative wings today summoned former education minister Dora Siliya over unknown corruption allegations.

Resource Nationalism – Zambia Seizes Control of Chinese Mine

[Zambia Reports]In what may be a worrying sign of increasing resource nationalism, the Zambian government has with immediate effect cancelled the operating licence for the Chinese-owned Collum Coal Mining in Sinazeze thereby taking over operations.

ACC Is Now a Branch of PF – Zambian Voice

[Zambia Reports]The Zambian Voice has accused the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of being a branch of the PF after clearing justice minister Wynter Kabimba and defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba of corruption.

Guy Scott Seeks to Repair Zambia’s Damaged Image

[Zambia Reports]This week Vice President Guy Scott travelled to South Africa to conduct media interviews to address flagging confidence in the government's spotty record on democracy, rights abuses, and anti-corruption.

Namulambe Courting Voters in Mpongwe

[Zambia Reports]Patriotic Front candidate for the Mpongwe by-election Gabriel Namulambe today begged residents of Mpongwe to give him another chance as their member of parliament.