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Posts published in March 2013

Govt Begins Luangwa Road Works

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata will leave for Luangwa district on Saturday where he is expected to officiate at the ground-breaking ceremony for commencement of construction of the 91 kilometre Luangwa Bridge-Feira road project.

Kabimba Says PF Will Never Give Up Power

[Zambia Reports]Minister of Justice and Secretary General of the Patriotic Front Wynter Kabimba alarmed observers today by declaring that his party would "rule forever," prompting fears that election results may not be upheld in the future.

Kabwe Taxi Drivers in Revolt Against PF

[Zambia Reports]Taxi drivers in Kabwe, who are mostly Patrtotic Front (PF) youths, are infuriated by District Commissioner (DC) Patrick Chishala's insistence that they should paint their pirate taxis blue and have them registered with the Road Traffic ...

Bleeding Kwacha Affects Fidelity

[Financial Gazette]THE economic downturn that swept through Malawi in 2012 hit operations at Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe's unit in that country, forcing a significant slowdown in profits, the group's financial results for the year ended Decembe...

Flood Survivors Pull Together to Support Their Own

[IFRC]Rivers overflowing their banks across southern Africa have recently submerged communities and crops, but in central Zambia where no rivers flow, flooding has been the result of increased levels in the water table.

Zambia SADC Protocol Summit Declares 2015 Yes We Must!

[Gender Links]Zambia's first ever SADC Gender Protocol Summit closed on a high note at the Cresta Golfview Lusaka Hotel on March 26 2013 with participants declaring 2015, Yes we must!

Yali Proposes Campaign Finance Law

[Zambia Reports]The Zambian non-governmental organisation Young African Leaders Alliance (YALI) is calling on the Patriotic Front (PF) government to disclose the sources of its campaign funders and pass a law requiring all parties to be more transparen...

Parliament Defends Immunity Removal

[Zambia Reports]The Patriotic Front-controlled National Assembly has submitted an affidavit before the High Court defending its decision to proceed with the motion to remove the immunity of former President Rupiah Banda.

FAZ Officials Attempting to Meet Minister Over ‘Rubbish Remarks’

[Zambia Reports]FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya has made contact with sports minister Chishimba Kambwili following comments by the government official made scathing comments on the national team describing their display against Lesotho in a 1-all draw as ...

Electricity for All but Those the Kariba Dam Displaced

[IPS]Lusitu, Zambia -Indigenous people who were displaced from the Zambezi Valley almost six decades ago for the construction of the Kariba Dam say they have not benefited from the development they made way for.

Zambia Under Pressure After Ghana Win

[Zambia Reports]Zambia campaign for a place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been complicated by Ghana's convincing 4-0 hiding of Sudan.

Former President Banda Pleads Not Guilty

[Deutsche Welle]In a magistrate's court in Lusaka, Zambia's ex-president, Rupiah Banda, protested his innocence on Tuesday when answering a charge of abuse of power linked to an oil contract he signed while in office.

Permanent Secretaries Are Ignorant On Finance Act – Yamba

[Zambia Reports]The Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba says Ministry Permanent Secretaries do not have the nessesary qualifications to adjudicate over matter that deal with the procurement process.

Zambia Arrests Former President Over Nigeria Oil Deal

[Vanguard]Former Zambian president, Mr. Rupiah Banda, was Monday arrested by the country's law enforcement agents over allegations of corruption and abuse of office, following a crude oil import deal with Nigeria.

Lubinda Says He Has Suffered Enough

[Zambia Reports]Patrotic Front (PF) Kabwata Member of Parliament (MP) Given Lubinda, who was recently sacked as Minister of Foreign Affairs has said he has suffered enough persecution from fellow party members and those behind his humiliation would soo...

Banda’s Lawyer Denounces ‘Politically Motivated’ Arrest

[Zambia Reports]Following today's arrest of former President Rupiah Banda by the Patriotic Front government, his international lawyer Robert Amsterdam denounced the move as a "politically motivated" ploy to eliminate political competition in the wake o...

M’membe’s Hypocrisy Exposed

[Zambia Reports]We are not surprised by Katele Kalumba's utterances going by the comments attributed to him in reference to HHs style of politics. Katele Kalumba says HHs politics are shallow and HH needs help. Katele is a man who was convicted by cour...

Rupiah’s DEC Summon Pushed to Monday

[Zambia Reports]Fourth president Rupiah Banda today turned down the summon by the Government Joint Investigations Team (GJIT) to appear for continued interrogations at the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC).

Renard – “our World Cup Dream Is Not Over”

[CAF]Zambia coach, Herve Renard, was a disappointed man after his team failed to beat Lesotho to improve their chances of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.