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Posts published in “Day: January 14, 2016

Cheka Off to Zambia to Face WBF Opponent

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prominent professional boxer in the country, Francis "SMG" Cheka has left the country to Lusaka, Zambia for the residential training ahead of the February 27 fight against English based Serbian fighter, Geard Ajetovic in the Wo...

El Niño Pushes Farmers to Question Maize Habit

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lusaka -Forward-thinking farmers in drought-hit Zambia are planning to trim the amount of maize they plant, switching to faster-growing crops such as beans that can better survive erratic weather.

Visit to Zambia By Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme

[WFP] Ms. Cousin's visit comes at a time when drought and the global El Niño weather event are having a severe impact on southern Africa, particularly on smallholder farmers who account for most of the region's agricultural production. Zambia plays a key role in this regard, being one of the region's foremost producers and exporters of maize and other crops.

Zambia’s Newly Amended Charter Is Illegitimate – Lawyers

[News24Wire] Zambian lawyers have dismissed the country's newly amended constitution as illegitimate, saying president Edgar Lungu didn't follow proper procedures before enacting it, a report said on Wednesday.

Police Summon Chief Rigger Vernon Mwaanga for Alarming Statement

[Zambia Reports] Former diplomat and minister Dr Vernon Mwaanga is scheduled to appear before officers at Lusaka central police for questioning in relation to alarming statements he issued over allegations of rigging by the ruling party.

Emirates Upgrade Services On Zimbabwe, Zambia Route

[The Herald] Global airliner Emirates says it will enhance its on-board experience and increase capacity on its Zimbabwe and Zambia route with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from next month.

Poor Public Service Delivery Worries Lungu

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has bemoaned the poor performance of the public service despite Government consistently improving the working conditions for staff.

Speed Up Insurance Bill – IAZ

[Times of Zambia] The Insurers Association of Zambia (IAZ) has urged the Government to expedite enactment of the Insurance Bill of 2013 to promote growth in the sector.

Ndola-Kabwe Toll Gates Open Tomorrow

[Times of Zambia] All is set for tomorrow's opening of the Munyumbi and Kafulafuta toll gates on the Great North Road.

PF, Sampa Miles Apart

[Times of Zambia] Pressure has mounted on Patriotic Front (PF) Matero Member of Parliament (MP) Miles Sampa to resign from the ruling party following his purported alliance with people maligning the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

Oil Slips Below U.S.$30

[Times of Zambia] The prices of oil in the United States (US) yesterday remained below the widely watched $30-per-barrel level they reached on Tuesday for the first time in 12 years.

Displaced Sinazongwe Families Receive Aid

[Times of Zambia] Fourteen families displaced by a sinking surface at Nkandabwe Collum Coal Mine in Sinazongwe District of Southern Province yesterday received relief food from the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU).

Siame Tumbles At All-Comers Meet

[Times of Zambia] World Youth Olympics champion Sydney Siame lost his first race in 2016 to his training partners during the Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) All-Comers Meet competition.

Ngwenya Burial On Tomorrow

[Times of Zambia] Former Napsa assistant coach, Dickson Ngwenya, who died on Tuesday after an illness will be put to rest tomorrow at Lusaka's Memorial Park.

Fuel Prices Can Drop

[Times of Zambia] There is an interesting phrase mostly used by economists - all other things being equal or ceteris paribus, in Latin.

Understanding Dual Citizenship

[Times of Zambia] Before and after the amended Constitution came into force, there were a lot of opinions surrounding different submissions made towards the amendment and one of these was the dual citizenship clause.

AfDB Indaba Preps in Top Gear

[Times of Zambia] Preparation for Zambia to host the African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meeting in Lusaka this year have advanced, the Government has said.

Poultry Industry Posts Growth

[Times of Zambia] The poultry industry in Zambia has posted a four per cent increase in chicken production in the last one year.

KPF Long for Diggers Clash

[Times of Zambia] Promoted Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Division One side Kitwe Playing Fields (KPF) are itching to renew old rivalries with their foes 'Men At Work' Diggers in the Kitwe derby this season.

Arrest VJ – Cosmo

[Times of Zambia] National Revolution Party (NRP) president Cosmo Mumba has called for the immediate arrest of Vernon Mwaanga for issuing an alarming statement regarding the rigging of this year's general elections.