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Posts published in “Day: January 17, 2015

Tight Race As Zambians Pick Successor

[Deutsche Welle]Zambians go to the polls on January 20 to elect a successor to the late Michael Sata. Analysts say the ruling PF is the favorite to win but the opposition should not be underestimated.

Denounce ‘Tonga’ Tribalism, PF Challenges Hichilema

[Zambia Reports]The Patriotic Front has challenged United Party for National Development, UPND, leader Hakainde Hichilema to denounce the deeply rooted tribalism in the opposition which was heavily manifested at a recent rally in Choma.

Why the Judiciary Should Stay Away From Election Results

[Zambia Reports]If the rumpus to the judiciary to settle the succession dispute in the wake of the death of President Michael Sata is any indication of what may come after the election results of January 20, 2015 are announced, a caution ought to regis...

Suspected UPND Cadres Attack Times of Zambia Advertiser

[Zambia Reports]Opposition United Party for National Development, UPND, cadres today descended on a a client of Times of Zambia smashing his vehicle which was carrying a few campaign posters.

Malawi Electoral Chief Leads SADC Observers in Zambia Polls

[Malawi24]Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Maxon Mbendera is heading the team of commissioners and staff in Zambia's by elections courtesy of the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF SADC).

Libongani Cautions Cadres

[Zambia Reports]Inspector General of police Stella Libongani has warned political party cadres that Police will not tolerate any form of violence during next week's presidential by-election.

We Only ‘Chewed’ K450, 000, Admits Maureen Mwanawasa

[Zambia Reports]MAUREEN Mwanawasa has admitted that her community initiative failed to account for K450,000 Global Funds out of the K1,247,713 which the High Court has ordered her to pay back to the Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN).

Chipolopolo Finally Loosen Up in Equatorial Guinea

[Zambia Reports]‎Chipolopolo‬ arrived safely in the host City of Ebebiyínin Equatorial Guinea yesterday and immediately went for a loosening exercise at Rusiso grounds. The team has been accommodated at the newly constructed Hotel Immaculada together with Cape Verde.

Edgar Lungu Stumps PF Presence in Livingstone

[Zambia Reports]Multitudes of Patriotic Front supporters waited late for their leader Edgar Lungu to address the Livingstone rally after crossing from Zambezi in North Western Province where he spent some days canvassing support.

Church Blames Leaders for Political Violence

[Zambia Reports]Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG), an election monitoring coalition comprising the Zambia Episcopal Confernce, Council of Churches in Zambia, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is ...

Hichilema Caught Up in Corruption Matrix

[Zambia Reports]After months of denials and sidestepping on accusations of his conduct during the 1990s privatisation process, newly released documentation shows that presidential contender Hakainde Hichilema illegally benefited from his position by ac...

Platinum, Power Dynamos Match Cancelled

[New Zimbabwe]FC Platinum's international friendly against Power Dynamos of Zambia that was scheduled for Mandava Stadium on Saturday has been cancelled.

Lusaka Woman, 42, Arrested for Cocaine Trade

[Zambia Reports]The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested a 42 year-old business woman of Chilenje for trafficking in cocaine.

Chipimo Emerges As Star of Second Round Presidential Debate

[Zambia Reports]The second and final round of presidential debates lived up to the pre-stage hype with the candidates making the most of their hour in the limelight to press their case for election on Tuesday.

Five Million Voters Elect a New President Next Week

[AEP]5.1 million Zambians will go to the polls on 20 January to elect a new leader to complete the late president sata term as the constitution demands. They join the list of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) members to organize elections in...

ECZ Meets Political Parties On Electronic Results

[Zambia Reports]The Electoral Commission of Zambia will this morning meet all political parties to orient them on the electronic transmission of results during next Tuesday's presidential elections.

Maureen Mwanawasa Ordered to Pay K1.2 Million

[Zambia Reports]THE Lusaka High Court has ordered former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa and five others to pay back over K1.2 million they received through a non-governmental organisation the Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN) for HIV/AIDS-related activ...

Scott Pleads for Votes

[Zambia Reports]Zambians should allow the Patriotic Front (PF) to complete its five-year mandate, acting President Guy Scott has said.

Grand Coalition Await Lungu On Social Contract

[Zambia Reports]The grand coalition on the constitution says it still expects Patriotic Front president Edgar Lungu to sign the social contract that will tie him to delivering people driven constitution before the 2016 general elections.