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Posts published in December 2013

Chief Justice Targets Four More MMD Seats

[Zambia Reports]The opposition Movement for Multi Party says the nullification of yet another MMD seat vindicates their calls for early elections since the Patriotic Front is determined to perpetually hold elections in their five years in office.

Chellah Allegedly Attacks Daily Nation Journalist

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata's press aide George Chellah yesterday went ballistic and verbally abused a Daily Nation reporter and threatened him with unknown consequences over a story in which he had failed to give the position of the preside...

GBM Suffers Consequence of Leaving Govt

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata has ordered that all the haulage contracts given to Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba's Arizona Transport to courier fertilizer for the Food Reserve Agency be cancelled.

Zambia Lifts Tax Exemption for NGOs

[The Herald]Lusaka. -Ministry of Finance Public Relations Office Chileshe Kandeta said in a statement that the ministry was concerned that some of the organisations have been profiting from the tax exemption by selling these goods without getting appro...

Dr Chituwo Wants Fired Nurses Reinstated

[Zambia Reports]Former Health Minister Dr Brian Chituwo has urged the President Michael Sata led government to reinstate the fired nurses as a New Year celebration gesture.

PF Calling for Kasama By-Election

[Zambia Reports]The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) is getting reading for a by-election in Kasama where defence minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba is lawmaker. He quit his Cabinet post last week prompting a rift in the party's power structure.

Give Up Freebies, Msoni Urges Lawmakers

[Zambia Reports]Outspoken political activist Nason Msoni says Zambian Ministers should forfeit some of the freebies bequeathed to them as part of their entitlements in light of the high poverty levels.

UPND, MMD to Unite for Solwezi Central

[Zambia Reports]Opposition political parties MMD and UPND are in consultation over the possible fielding of a single candidate in the Solwezi Central by-election.

Tone Down On Chiefs, Hichilema Tells Sata

[Zambia Reports]Opposition United Party for National Development Hakainde Hichilema has called on President Michael Sata to tone down on his antagonism with traditional leaders in the country.

ERB Approves Electricity Tariff Increase

[Zambia Reports]The Energy Regulation Board has approved further increases in electricity tariffs following an application by Zesco Limited.

Chipimo Pens Letter to Zambian Youth

[Zambia Reports]National Restoration Party president Elias Chipimo has given a shot at engaging with the youth by writing an open letter to them to help change their future through actively participating in the political life of the country.

Zambia Grapples With Climate Change

[IPS]Lusaka -It is seven in the morning and Georgina Musende, 56, of Kamanga Township, which just lies east of the Zambian capital Lusaka, is already sweating as she digs into the dry earth. Every time the hoe hits the ground, the dust engulfs her.

Yaluma Raises Alarm On ‘Gold’ Trade in Zambia

[Zambia Reports]Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma alarmingly informed the nation that there are foreign companies who are mining gold in Zambia under the pretext of exploring oil.

Daily Nation Editor, Two Others Appear in Court

[Zambia Reports]Daily Nation newspaper owner Richard Sakala and two others appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate Court for charge of publishing false news.

Musa Mwenye Joins Crusade to Gag Daily Nation

[Zambia Reports]Attempts to strangulate the only privately owned and independent daily paper in Zambia, the Daily Nation, have heightened with Solicitor General Musa Mwenye also weighing in with a legal suit saying the paper inaccurately claimed that h...

Fired UTH Nurses Still On Payroll

[Zambia Reports]Some nurses at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), who were sacked last month, have not been removed from the wage bill after it was realised that they drew salaries for December 2013.

Opposition Calls for Early Polls

[Zambia Reports]Political Activist Dante Saunders has said he supports proposals for President Michael Sata to call for early elections because of the high number of opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) losing their seats through court nullifications.

Madiba Funeral Coverage On Local Stations Impressive

[Times of Zambia]SO finally Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's 'Long walk to freedom' came to an end last Sunday when he was laid to rest in his Eastern Cape homestead of Qunu with extensive coverage of his funeral to millions of global television audiences.

PF Naive On GBM, Says Sunday Chanda

[Zambia Reports]Volatile Patriotic Front cadre Sunday Chanda has continued to publicly criticize his party with his latest tirade aimed at the party for playing down the resignation of Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba.

Floods Still a Menace in Lusaka Townships

[Times of Zambia]MUCH as the dawn of the rainy season has been regarded as a blessing by majority farmers, its impact has subjected urban dwellers to numerous sanitation problems which have been devastating at times.