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Posts published in “Day: June 12, 2013

Priest to Launch Political Party

[VOA]A Roman Catholic priest says his newly registered opposition party, the Alliance for Better Zambia, will be launched this month, as part of an effort to defeat President Michael Sata's ruling Patriotic Front in the next general election.

There Is No Defence for Beating Women

[Gender Links]Lusaka -A group of regional NGOs have condemned recent utterances made by Zambia’s Minister of Defence, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, suggesting that ‘beating a wife is a sign of love’ and ‘mild’ forms of violence against women are acceptable where he comes from.

Hope for Two Zambian Men Accused of Gay Sex

[GroundUp]On 10 and 11 June, the fourth round in the trial of two Zambian men who are charged with having "carnal knowledge [of each other] against the order of nature" took place.

‘No Extensions’

[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT has rejected a proposal by the Constitution Technical Committee to extend the constitution-making process by six months.

Uganda Learns From Zambia’s Water Sector

[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT is determined to improve service delivery through the commercialisation of water supply and sanitation services.

RB Probe Being Done Professionally – Sakeni

[Times of Zambia]INVESTIGATIONS into suspected wrongdoing by former President Rupiah Banda are being conducted in a professional manner, Government has said.

PF Interviews Applicants for Chipata Central Seat

[Times of Zambia]THE Patriotic Front (PF) Chipata District executive yesterday conducted primary interviews for the people who applied for adoption for the Chipata Central parliamentary by-election slated for July 25, this year.

PF Is a Sanctuary for Corrupt Elements – TIZ

[Zambia Reports]Transparency International Zambia says the Patriotic Front government is setting a bad precedence by not prosecuting Members of Parliament facing corruption charges that defect to the ruling party.

‘Kapiri Gays Have Been Cohabiting’

[Times of Zambia]A magistrate's court yesterday heard that the two men suspected to be in a homosexual relationship have been cohabiting for some time.

Zambia Investigating ‘Ivory Diplomats’

[The Herald]Lusaka -The suspects, whose identity has been withheld, were intercepted two weeks ago at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, and they pleaded diplomatic immunity when they were probed.

Melissa to Lead Zambian Team to Kenya

[Times of Zambia]FRESH from winning the 2013 Zambia Ladies Open Strokes Play Championship, Melissa Nawa will lead the Zambian team to compete in the Triangular Gilbertson and Page Trophy tournament to be held in Kenya next month.

Lawyer Cited for Contempt

[Times of Zambia]KABWE High Court Judge Elita Mwikisa has instituted contempt proceedings against lawyer, Tutwa Ngulube of Nanguzyambo Associates who is representing a soldier charged with murder.

Saturday Game Ticket Sales On

[Times of Zambia]SCORES of soccer fans queued up at the Lusaka Main Post Office as early as 06:00 hours yesterday when word went round that tickets for this Saturday's Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan had gone on sale.

Fifa Fines Zambia

[Times of Zambia]FIFA has fined Zambia US$10,000 (about KR54, 000) following the hurling of missiles on the pitch by some fans during last weekend's Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier against Lesotho at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

NRDC, Mansa College Land Higer Buses

[Times of Zambia]HIGER Bus Zambia Ltd has handed over two buses to two colleges under the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Ministry of Education.

Commonwealth Sends Senior Official to Zambia

[Zambia Reports]The Commonwealth is sending a senior official, the Deputy Secretary General Ms Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, to Zambia as part of the fact finding mission following a report by a consortium of civil society and opposition political parties d...

Kitwe Man Caged for Theft

[Times of Zambia]A KITWE magistrate's court has sentenced a 32-year-old man to three years imprisonment with hard labour for breaking into a house and stealing property worth more than KR9,000.

Lusaka South MFEZ, Drugs Firm Sign Lease Deal

[Times of Zambia]THE Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) has signed the first lease agreement with a firm that will establish the first World Health Organisation (WHO)-certified pharmaceutical plant in southern African.