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Posts published in “Day: August 9, 2016

Court Orders Zambia Cabinet Out of Office

[Nation] Zambia's governing party has been dealt a blow by the Constitutional Court after it ordered Cabinet ministers to vacate their offices.

Ruling Party in Bid to Silence Opposition Newspaper – Report

[allAfrica] Government action against the opposition newspaper, The Post, appears to be part of "a politically motivated silence a persistent critic to hold on to power" in this week's election, says a new report.

Ruling Party Cadres Accused of Violence in Mtendere

[Zambia Reports] The Patriotic Front have given their take on the violence in Mtendere Township where footage showing ruling party cadres attacking an opposition United Party for National Development campaign team.

President Concedes Laz President Had a Point

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu says he will oblige with the ruling of the Constitutional Court that ordered ministers to vacate their offices and repay the salaries and allowances drawn after the dissolution of parliament.

Court Orders Ministers to Vacate Office, Refund Salaries

[Zambia Reports] The Constitutional Court has perhaps delivered its first real blow by ruling that cabinet ministers vacate their offices with immediate effect and payback the salaries and allowances drawn during the period after the dissolution of par...

Prediction – PF’s Mwenye Musenge On the Edge

[Zambia Reports] Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge is having a tough time to retain his seat in parliament with serious competition put up by former PF Chimwemwe constituency chairperson Elias Mwila, an independent.

Hichilema Strikes a Tone of Electoral Defeat

[Zambia Reports] Opposition United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema has struck a resigned tone to failure with his latest remarks that he senses manipulation in Thursday's general elections.

Police Arrest 4 UPND Cadres in Kasama

[Zambia Reports] Police have arrested another batch of opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba's Kasama residence.

Two Children, Four Others Die in Road Mishap

[Zambia Reports] Six people including two juveniles died on the spot after the Freight Liner truck registration No. ALE 7884, trailer no. ALL 9029T driven by Godwin Chitaulo 44 years of Lusaka's SOS area careered off the road and overturned on the Maza...

EU Deploys More Election Observers

[Zambia Reports] The European Union Election Observation Mission has deployed 56 short term observers to reinforce its team in the ten provinces ahead of the 11th August elections.

RB Pounds Eastern Province for President Lungu

[Zambia Reports] Fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda addressed five campaign meetings in Chadiza on Sunday making a strong case for an overwhelming vote for incumbent President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. The meetings took place in Zemba, Naviruli and Chi...

MMD Giving PF Tough Time in Kamfinsa

[Zambia Reports] The Movement for Multiparty Democracy may be facing challenges with leadership, but the party still has some strong contenders at parliamentary levels as the case is in Kamfinsa constituency in Kitwe.

Nation Gears Up for Unsettlingly Close Elections

[African Arguments] Last year's election was won by a margin of 27,000 votes. With both leading candidates having a lot to lose, this Thursday's could be just as close.