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Posts published in “Day: October 22, 2015

GBM Exposes UPND Double-Standards

[Zambia Reports] The inconsistencies in the opposition United Party for National Development were on display when party vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba put a show of solidarity with the declaration of the annual day of national prayers.

Government Reverses Traffic Fees

[Zambia Reports] Government has reversed the decision to increase road traffic offences citing a public outcry.

Kambwili Caught Dozing in Parliament

[Zambia Reports] Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili was caught offside in parliament as he dozed off the afternoon.

Sangomas to Be Brought Into State House, As Lungu Operates From Kitwe

[Zambian Watchdog] President Edgar Lungu's decision to operate from Kitwe from 29th October to 2nd November is to facilitate for some Sangomas to perform some rituals aimed at boosting his chance of retaining power in next year's presidential elections.

M’membe, Kabimba Contempt Pushed to Nov. 2

[Zambia Reports] Post Newspapers Editor Fred M'membe and his disciple Wynter Kabimba were back in court in the case in which former Republican President Rupiah Banda has sued them for contempt.

Kambwili Says PF Govt Will Revoke Radio Phoenix Licence

[Zambian Watchdog] The PF regime says it has instituted investigations to establish whether the United Party for National Development (UPND) has a hand in the running of Radio Phoenix.

Grand Coalition Boycott Parley Submission

[Zambia Reports] The Grand Coalition says it will not make submissions to the National Assembly on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2015 as the process was treacherous.

Police Arrest 5 Robbers in Chinsali

[Zambia Reports] POLICE in Chinsali have arrested five suspected robbers and recovered two fire- arms from them after they allegedly staged a robbery last Tuesday at Paul Mushindo University and brutally beat two policemen who were on duty.

Deputy Ministers in Cabinet Is Unconstitutional – FDD

[Zambia Reports] Forum for Democracy Development spokesperson Antonio Mwanza issued the following statement alleging the inclusion of deputy ministers in Cabinet is unconstitutional.

Lwandamina Invites Three More Players to CHAN Squad

[Zambian Watchdog] Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina has invited three players to boost his squad ahead of the first round second leg 2016 African Nations Championship qualification match scheduled for Sunday.

Dagga in Zanele’s Room, Says Minister Moyo

[New Zimbabwe] There was a small amount of marijuana in Zanele Moyo's room and not the huge cache of empty alcohol bottles initially indicated, higher education minister Jonathan Moyo said on Wednesday.

Lungu to Visit Projects Abandoned By Kambwili’s Company

[Zambian Watchdog] President Edgar Lungu's protocol office is in serious panic ahead of Lungu's visit to Luapula Province because one of projects expected to be visited was abandoned by his own information Minister Chishimba Kambwili.

It’s a Lie – Kasonde

[Times of Zambia] Government has refuted claims that cooperating partners in the health sector are withholding drug procurement funds, hence a looming shortage of essential drugs in state hospitals.