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Posts published in “Day: December 2, 2015

Lungu’s Directive On CB Contracts Misplaced

[Zambian Watchdog] The National Empowerment Forum (NEF) has observed that President Edgar Lungu's directive that 20 percent of the development projects contracts he announced recently be awarded to Copperbelt based contractors is misplaced.

Retrenched Miners Protest

[Zambian Watchdog] Irate, retrenched miners have blocked the route to Nchanga South Mine Hospital demanding payment and saying that since they have been neglected President Lungu will be disappointed in next year's tripartite elections

Gross Incompetence Will Lead to Serious Food Crisis – HH

[Zambian Watchdog] Our idea is not to alarm the nation, but we are sending a caution to the Government to tread carefully. We are faced with an El Nino this season. What this means is there will either be a drought, a partial drought or too much rainfa...

Govt to Pay Outstanding U.S $300 Million to PTA Bank

[Times of Zambia] THE Government has resolved to liquidate the outstanding US$300 million owed to Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development (PTA) Bank accumulated through petroleum importation.

Supreme Court Upholds Ruling in Mutembo Nchito’s Case

[Times of Zambia] THE Supreme Court has upheld the High Court ruling that suspended Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito should not be represented by his brother, Nchima.

Lungu Warns Against Soliciting Adoption

[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu will expel any member of the Patriotic Front (PF) involved in early campaigns for adoption as parliamentary candidates.

Celebrity Couple – ZNBC’s Mary Magambo Set to Wed Soccer Star Mwikisa

[Zambia Reports] Mozambique based striker Lineker Mwikisa has joined the list of footballers hooking up with broadcast journalists after his kitchen party to ZNBC newscaster Mary Magambo. A kitchen party is a precursor to the a couple finally settling ...

Supreme Court Reserves Ruling in Mutembo Nchito Case

[Zambia Reports] The Supreme Court has deferred judgment in the case in which the state is challenging the judicial review granted to former Director of Public Prosecution Mutembo Nchito by the Lusaka High Court.

Zambia Thrown Out of Olympic Qualifier

[Zambia Reports] Zambia has crushed out of the race to play at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil after losing their second consecutive match at the 2015 Confederation of African Football Under-23 Cup in Senegal.

PF Gives MMD Back 101 Vehicles

[Zambia Reports] The Patriotic Front has given the opposition Movement for Multi Party Democracy some breathing space after releasing the 101 vehicles that were grabbed from the former ruling party in 2011.

‘Annus Horribilis’ Football Calendar

[Zambia Reports] Watching the Under-23 national team's Rio 2016 Olympic dream go down the drain at the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar against an average South Africa underscored just how low our game has sunk.

Kwacha Resumes Losing Value

[Zambian Watchdog] Just like we reported last week, the Kwacha has started crumbling now that mining houses and other entities that were meeting tax and other monthly obligations have stopped buying the Kwacha.

Coins in Short Supply – Lollipops Used As Change in Zambia

[Zambia Reports] Many retail outlets in Lusaka are having a challenge with coins which appear to be in short supply. Some consumers are now having to do with lollipops and other brands of sweet as change.

SA Stun Zambia in Exciting Match

[SAFA] South Africa made an astonishing second half comeback scoring three goals in six minutes as they made one of the most amazing comebacks to sink Zambia 3-2 in an exhilarating CAF Nations Cup in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday afternoon.