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Posts published in September 2015

Fr Bwalya – 15 Years of Priestly Life

[Zambia Reports] Father Frank Bwalya has today reflected on his 15 year journey as a priest. The journey is punctuated with a controversial political life. Now is a key grassroots member of the ruling Patriotic Front.

Bank of Zambia Depletes Foreign Exchange Reserves

[Zambian Watchdog] The Bank of Zambia has depleted the Foreign Exchange Reserves after president Edgar Lungu ordered the central bank to release all the US Dollars, British Pounds and Euros, in an effort to save the junk Kwacha.

PF Too Arrogant to Win 2016 Polls, Says Hichilema

[Zambia Reports] United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema says it is very clear that a number of economic fundamentals and policy inconsistencies under the PF Government are a hindrance to Foreign Direct Investment.

Don’t Mislead Lungu By Praising His Speech-Musokotwani

[Zambian Watchdog] Former Finance Minister under the MMD government and current Member of Parliament for Liuwa constituency Situmbeko Musokotwani has accused people praising President Lungu's speech to the National Assembly of misleading the President.

Mucheleka’s Parley Departure Too Loud

[Zambia Reports] The departure of Patrick Mucheleka from parliament after last week's parliamentary by-elections was loudly noted by the National Assembly as Speaker of the National Assembly swore in the two elected legislators.

Arrested Kaizer Zulu Flees the Country

[Zambian Watchdog] State House gunman and President Edgar Lungu's political advisor Kaizer Zulu has fled the country, the Watchdog understands.

Death of Kwacha – Chipata Retailers Increase Prices of Everything

[Zambian Watchdog] Following the death of the Kwacha (slaughtered by Edgar Lungu and his PF), all shop owners in Chipata convened an urgent meeting today from 10 hours to about 12 hours. The businessmen resolved to increase the prices of everything sta...

Lungu Continues Enjoying Himself in U.S

[Zambian Watchdog] Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba- Panza yesterday cut short her trip to the United Nations General Assembly to attend to national matters.

Katumbi Quits DRC Ruling Party

[Zambia Reports] Popular Katangese businessman Moise Katumbi has quit the ruling party PPRD in what many observers say is sending shivers to Democratic Republican of Congo President Joseph Kabila whose mandate to govern the vast central African nation ...

Faz Insists On Illegal Reconvened AGM

[Zambia Reports] The Football Association of Zambia has insisted the reconvened Annual General Meeting will go ahead despite the only listed agenda item lapsing as it was voted on and defeated.

Effective Trade Key to Growth

[Times of Zambia] NATIONAL economic growth is largely dependent on ease and clear cut local and international trade.

‘Relax Conditions for Donor Funds Release’

[Times of Zambia] GOVERNMENT has called on the donor community to relax requirements involved in releasing funds for projects, to help enhance timely completion.

26 Foreigners Deported

[Times of Zambia] THE Immigration Department has deported 26 foreigners, among them 16 Ethiopians, in an effort to rid the country of illegal immigrants.

Govt Probes Police Misconduct in Solwezi West Riot

[Times of Zambia] GOVERNMENT is investigating the possible unprofessional misconduct of some police officers that handled the United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters' riotous behavior during campaigns in Solwezi West last week.

Lungu Woos Italy

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has held bilateral talks with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi where he invited him to visit Zambia and explore investment opportunities.

State Hails L400 Project Contractors

[Times of Zambia] Government has hailed the contractors of the L400 road project in Lusaka for working at a satisfactory rate.

LIUTEBM Zambia Records Growth

[Times of Zambia] The Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM) Zambia, which was established in 2010, has recorded an upward trajectory over the years.

HRC Gets Tips on Violence

[Times of Zambia] A human rights activist has called on the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to solicit the support of civil society organisations and church mother bodies to jointly embark on an anti-political-violence campaign.