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Posts published in February 2013

Sata Condemns Campaign Violence

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata has condemned the hacking to death of Patriotic Front (PF) Monze District Vice-chairperson Harrison Chanda in the Livingstone Central parliamentary by-election campaigns and urged political parties to refrain fro...

Chipata Should Do More to Be Granted City Status

[Times of Zambia]Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister Forrie Tembo said it was practically impossible for the border town to attain city status due to the lack of sufficient infrastructure to meet the standards of a city.

Keep Your Stadium in Good Shape, Clubs Told

[Times of Zambia]AS the 2013 MTN-Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) league kicks off in earnest in two weeks time, the association has warned clubs to ensure that their stadia are in good and sound state or risk closure.

Civil Society Groups Request Review of Human Rights

[CDDR]AS the Zambia Police arrest and charge Zambia's opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, seven (7) Civil Society Organisations in Zambia have called upon the Zambia's Human Rights Commission, Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Afric...

Hichilema Released On Bail

[Zambia Reports]This afternoon opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND) was released from police custody after spending a night in jail. The Kalomo Magistrate Court set the bail at KR2,000, charging Hichilema with “proposing violence.”

Is Edgar Lungu Ever Sober?

[Zambia Reports]Its a pity that our country has a man of Edgar Lungu's kind for a Ministerial of home affairs. We have no doubt that Edgar Lungu is the worst minister of home affairs we have ever had.

Man ‘Crucifies’ Boy

[Times of Zambia]AN ELEVEN year-old boy has been admitted to hospital after he was nailed to a tree by 35-year-old Stanley Chinyama in Chisamba, Central Province.

Key By-Elections Bring Wave of SMS Spam to Voters

[Zambia Reports]Livingstone residents have been angered by mobile phone SMS alerts carrying campaign messages for the ruling Patriotic Front candidate Lawrence Evans ahead of the February 28 parliamentary by-election.

Hichilema Asks Police to Arrest Him

[Zambia Reports]Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND) has challenged the police to find him and arrest him in Livingstone.

MMD Welcomes Postponement of Livingstone By-Election

[Zambia Reports]Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) President Dr Nevers Mumba says the decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to postpone the Livingstone Central parliamentary by-elections has been made to tone down the tension in Liv...

Opposition Warns President on Arresting Leader

[Zambia Reports]Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has warned President Michael Sata to arrest its leader Hakainde Hichilema at his own peril following orders to the police in view of the violence in Livingstone.

LAZ Takes Sata to Task On Violence

[Zambia Reports]The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has challenged President Michael Sata to come out in the open and condemn the electoral violence being experienced in the country and largely perpetrated by supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front.

Kalaki’s Korner: By-Election Business

[Zambia Reports]'Turn on the TV,' said Sara, 'We'd better steel ourselves for more gruesome news from the by-elections. Maybe more police misbehaviour.'

Sakeni’s Ignorance Is a Disease

[Zambia Reports]The legal doctrine that renders ignorance without defence is an important aspect of life. It is one that information minister Kennedy Sakeni may find valuable in his exercise of duty.

Night of the Long Knives

[Zambia Reports]Dark days continue to linger over Zambia as the country's democracy continues to come under threat of violence and lack of tolerance being perpetrated by the regime of President Michael Sata's Patriotic Front.

Sata Says Opposition Is Like a Barren Man

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata says the opposition is like a barren man goes round promising women children and when given one fails to even produce a fly.

UPND Defector Dares Party to Expel Him

[Zambia Reports]United Party for National Development (UPND) Sinazongwe Member of Parliament Richwell Siamunene has dared his party to expel him because he is ready to take up a job in the Patrotic Front (PF) government.

High Court – Greyford Monde Remains Expelled

[Zambia Reports]The Lusaka High Court has refused to grant expelled Itezh Tezhi UPND lawmaker Greyford Monde leave to stay the party's decision after he accepted a ministerial job in President Michael Sata's government.

Human Rights Commission Demands Fair Investigation in PF Cadre Death

[Zambia Reports]The Human Rights Commission of Zambia is demanding that the police carry out a serious investigation of a killing of a Patrotic Front (PF) cadre in Livingstone, professionally and impartiality, so that they do not end up making arbitrar...

Teenager Convicted of Defilement

[Times of Zambia]A TEENAGER, who is alleged to have defiled a six-year-old girl in July last year in Chibombo has been convicted by a Kabwe magistrate's court.