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Posts published in July 2014

Secure Land Rights: Food Security Depends On It

[Focus on Land]What do land tenure security and food security have to do with one another? A lot. However, only recently has this relationship begun to receive the attention it deserves.

Mwenda Bwalya, Zambia’s Handball Asset

[Times of Zambia]DEDICATED, brave and charismatic are the words that sum up Mwenda Bwalya's passion in the sport of handball.

Paralympics Team Named

[Times of Zambia]NATIONAL Paralympics coach Wisdom Moonga has drafted four visually impared sprinters in the 10-member national team that was unveiled yesterday ahead of the 2014 Zone Six Games slated for Zimbabwe in December.

Zambia’s Nkana Beat Tunisians As Kambwili Stirs Drama

[Zambia Reports]Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili has caused a scene at Nkana stadium in Kitwe when he confronted Ethiopian referee Tessema Weyesa accusing him of bias after Nkana conceded a late penalty in their 4-3 win over Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia.

Shakumbila, USAID Partnership Welcome

[Times of Zambia]SHAKUMBILA Chiefdom's recent partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a strategic plan denotes the innovation and seriousness in developing rural areas.

Kambwili Risks CAF Ban for Taking PF Tantrums to Nkana Match

[Zambia Reports]Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili yesterday accosted Ethiopian match officials that officiated the Nkana versus Etoile du Sahel CAF Confederation Cup match calling them "stupid" and lecturing them how to handle matches.

Illegal Timber Industry Threatens Endangered Mukula Tree

[Zambia Reports]Information has emerged that scores of Patriotic Front (PF) cadres in Eastern province have ganged up with Chinese nationals and they are invaded forests where they are indiscriminately cutting and exporting the soon to be extinct Mukul...

PF Has Failed to Deliver Development – Saunders

[Zambia Reports]With growing rhetoric that the Patriotic Front (PF) government has brought unprecedented development to Zambia, political activist Dante Saunders has reiterated his call for Zambians to vote Michael Sata's government out of power for fa...

The Trials and Tribulations of a Zambian Spin-Doctor

[African Arguments]I came across Dickson Jere at a lunch I got a late invite to as a replacement for a much better-known journalist. Still, beggars can't be choosers, and I sat next to a man who introduced himself as having 'floated Zambeef.' We've als...

Chellah Hires Sunday Nkonde to Fight Daily Nation

[Zambia Reports]STATE House Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah is demanding an apology from the Daily Nation for alleged defamation of character, failure to which he will commence legal proceedings against the newspaper.

Namugala Laments, “I’m Being Vilified for MP Pay Rise”

[Zambia Reports]As the debate on parliamentarians' demand for a pay rise rages on, MMD Mafinga Member of Parliament Catherine Namugala fought hard to shake off the stigma that came with being among the protagonists of the increment.

KBF Pushes for Cameras in Court

[Zambia Reports]Lusaka lawyer Kelvin Bwalya says there is no law that prohibits filming of court proceedings in Zambia.

Chikwanda’s Incompetence Comes to the Fore in Parliament

[Zambia Reports]Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda's laxity in bringing a bill outside the constitutional timeframe to Parliament drew remonstration from some Members of Parliament with Jack Mwiimbu leading the onslaught.

Police Ready to Re-Open Koffi Olomide Assault Case

[Zambia Reports]The Zambia Police seems to be gnawed by their suspicious closure of the assault case involving Democratic Republic of Congo rumba king Koffi Olomide by saying they are ready to re-open the case if the complainant approaches them again.

AFDB to Help Source Kariba Dam Funds

[Times of Zambia]THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to assist Zambia and Zimbabwe source US$250 million for the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam.

Injuries Rock U17 Squad

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA Under-17 soccer team talisman, Patson Daka with two other key players have been ruled of next weekend's crucial qualifier of the Niger 2015 Africa Under-17 Championship in Botswana.

Siame Out of World Jnr IAAF Contest

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA'S promising sprinter, Sydney Siame yesterday crushed out of the ongoing 2014 IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships in the United States of America (USA) at semi-final stage after finishing sixth in his 100 metre race.