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Posts published in “Day: July 11, 2013

Constitution By PF Is a Sham – Nevers

[Zambia Reports]Opposition Movement for Multi Party Democracy president Nevers Mumba says the constitution making process is turning out to be a sham with the Patriotic Front government bungling the process.

Laura Miti Cautions Sata On Arrests of Journalists

[Zambia Reports]Social activist Laura Miti has cautioned President Michael Sata and his clique not to take the trust Zambians vested in them to govern the country for granted after State House security personnel this morning raided journalists' homes f...

Dan Pule Seeks Political Resurrection

[Zambia Reports]Former Patriotic Front praise singer Dan Pule has hinted at plans to form another political party after being let down by President Michael Sata's leadership style.

Add Backs UPND in Solwezi By-Election

[Zambia Reports]Opposition Alliance for Democracy and Development says it will back the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate Villie Lombanya in the July 25 Solwezi East by-election.

Rupiah Banda Refutes Daily Mail False Article

[Zambia Reports]Fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda has refuted a false article written by Zambia Daily Mail political appointee who is deputy managing editor Anthony Mukwita claiming he was involved in a plan to oust opposition Movement for Multi...

Robert Amsterdam Wins Legal Award for Pro Bono Africa Case

[Zambia Reports]Former President Rupiah Banda's lawyer Robert Amsterdam has been nominated for an award by the magazine The American Lawyer in recognition of a pro bono case he won involving a United Nations employee assigned to Zimbabwe.

Mutembo Nchito Struggling With Rupiah Banda’s Trial

[Zambia Reports]The Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito's merry go round in former President Rupiah Banda's case has continued with yet another adjournment caused by Nchito's delay to issue instructions on the matter.

Chikopa Tribunal in Further Turmoil

[Zambia Reports]High Court Judge Florence Lengalenga has granted retired Supreme Court judge Phillip Musonda leave to seek judicial review over the Judge Lovemore Chikopa tribunal.

Chibesakuna Must Resign – LAZ

[Zambia Reports]The Law Association of Zambia says it is wrong for Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda to continue holding her position when she no longer qualifies to hold the highest judicial office.

Teachers Threaten Countrywide Strike

[Zambia Reports]The Zambia National Union of Teachers has threatened to call for a nationwide strike if government does not pay outstanding allowances by September.

Malupenga Pleads With Striking Times Journalists

[Zambia Reports]Information permanent secretary Amos Malupenga has pleaded with unionized Times of Zambia workers not to strike after not receiving salaries for the past three months.

PF Dodgy On Constitution – FR Chiti

[Zambia Reports]The Civil Society Constitution Coalition says it is surprised that the Patriotic Front government is being dodgy on the constitution.

‘Traitor’ Mpenzeni Wants Removal of Subsidies

[Zambia Reports]Paramount chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people of Eastern Province has urged government to reverse the removal of maize subsidies and reduction of fertilizer packs for the input support programme.

70 Hone Students Arrested, Trail of Destruction After Riots

[Zambia Reports]Over 70 Evelyn Hone College students have been arrested by police following a riot over government's withdrawal of bursaries and also the union's allegedly selling out to the Patriotic Front government.

Student Riots Persist As Evelyn Hone Erupts

[Zambia Reports]Evelyn Hone College students this morning rioted over the Patriotic Front government's scrapping off of bursaries from the institution.

MMD Vows to Go Ahead With Protest Against Chief Justice

[Zambia Reports]Opposition Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) has vowed to go ahead today with the planned demonstration against the continued stay in office of acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda.

Fodep Calls for Immediate Release of Detained Zambian Journalists

[MISA]The raid, search, arrest and consequent detention of the two journalists by the joint investigative wing of government without a clear charge is a serious affront to the rule of law and a symptom of the growing democratic deficits in Zambia.

Journalists Accused of ‘Defaming’ Sata

[MISA]Two journalists, Clayson Hamasaka and Thomas Zgambo, who are currently in police confinement are likely to be charged with defaming Zambian president, Michael Sata.