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Posts published in “Day: October 7, 2014

Southern Province PF Want Munkombwe Out

[Zambia Reports]Intra-party squabbles have continued to reign supreme in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and this time it is in Southern Province where party cadres have vowed to expel Wynter Kabimba's followers and provincial chairperson Daniel Munkom...

Student Kills Herself After Being Denied Bursary

[Fahamu]Real tragedy in Zambia as evidenced by the suicide of a student who was denied a bursary to attend the University of Zambia. More than 4000 students out of 6000 were denied bursaries at UNZA this starting academic year. However, for some of us ...

Freelance Journalist Acquitted

[MISA]Kabwe based freelance journalist Wilson Pondamali has been acquitted of being in possession of military stores after a prolonged trial which also saw him acquitted of three other charges.

Supporters of Ruling Party Verbally Abuse Breeze FM Journalists

[MISA]On the morning of 15 September 2014, supporters of Zambia's ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF), commonly known as cadres verbally abused journalists at Breeze FM following the radio programme, Political Hour.

Teachers Want More Education Funds

[Times of Zambia]TEACHERS have urged the Government to increase the budgetary allocation to the education sector if Zambia is to achieve the Vision 2030 development agenda.

Ex-Zaf Chief Sakala Convicted

[Times of Zambia]FORMER Zambia Air Force (ZAF) commander Andrew Sakala has been convicted of stealing K1.5 million.

State Rejects Mine Job Cuts

[Times of Zambia]THE Government has objected to plans by Glencore-owned Sable Zinc Mine in Kabwe to retrench 170 employees following the placing of the

Pupils Arrested in Exam Leak Scandal

[Zambia Reports]Thirty nine grade 12 pupils have been arrested in Lusaka over suspected examination malpractices.

Speaker Looks Into Case of Media Barred From Parliament

[MISA]Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Patrick Matibini, is studying the case in which some private media organisations were barred from covering the official opening of Parliament by President Michael Sata last week the Times of Zambia of 25 Septe...

Edgar Lungu Tastes PF Violence At the Helm

[Zambia Reports]Newly elected Patriotic Front Secretary General Edgar Lungu yesterday got a taste of the violent nature of some Patriotic Front cadres when cadres openly traded punches in his presence at the Livingstone Civic Centre.

Criminality in Journalism

[Zambia Reports]JOURNALISM is a noble profession which has no room for criminality. Secret recordings, surreptitious and malicious campaigns intended to blackmail should be treated for the criminal acts they are and must be treated with the contempt th...

Gladiators in Final Stretch Before Zambia Opener

[Namibian]The Brave Gladiators are awaiting the arrival of Twelikondjela Amukoto and Lina Katuta from the National Police Training Academy today while a friendly against Ghana on Tuesday has been cancelled due to the risk of injuries.

Publish UNZA Bursary Criteria, Demands Sara Longwe

[Zambia Reports]Human rights activists Sara Longwe has demanded that government makes public the criteria to award bursaries at the University of Zambia (UNZA) as part of the investigations into the death of Lusaka teenager who committed suicide after ...

“UNZA Student Deserved to Die,” Says Chellah’s Girlfriend

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata's press aide George Chellah's alleged girlfriend Nancy Yikona on Thursday posted a comment suggesting the a prospective UNZA student who committed suicide deserved to prematurely terminate her life.

A Look Behind Kwacha Trading On JSE

[Zambia Reports]On October 3rd, 2014 the Kwacha, The Nigerian Naira, Kenyan Shilling and the Zambian Kwacha Friday made their début on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the largest and most liquid exchange in Africa. A move regarded as a Milestone by Government and the media alike. However, there seems to be a lot of confusion among Zambians about what this really means. So we answer some frequently asked questions behind this initiative and dispel some myths along the way.

Eastern Province Farmers Upset Over Missing FRA Payments

[Zambia Reports]Peasant farmers in Eastern Province have said the government is failing to pay them for maize supplied to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) because the resources meant for farmers were being spent on President Michael Sata's medical bills.