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Posts published in “Day: August 23, 2016

Prisoners in Zambia Need Better Access to HIV Services

[Key Correspondents] As the Zambia Prison service embarks on a campaign to reduce HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men, gay rights activists say more needs to be done to tackle homophobia and discrimination in the country.

Journalist Confirms Ex-Football Boss Unpalatable Whatsapp Language

[Zambia Reports] Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana has published a series of tweets confirming screenshots Zambia's former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya used unpalatable language to address a fellow adult in a WhatsApp group discussion.

Inauguration of Zambian Leader Suspended

[Namibian] The Zambian government on Saturday suspended the inauguration of president-elect Edgar Lungu after the main opposition party petitioned against his re-election.

Ex-Heavyweight Champion Beaten Over Alleged Theft

[Zambia Reports] Former African Boxing Union heavyweight boxing champion Joseph 'No Pressure' Chingángu was on Sunday night badly beaten by University of Zambia students after allegedly caught trying to steal a laptop.

Concourt Adjourns Presidential Petition

[Zambia Reports] The Constitutional Court has adjourned to tomorrow the petition against the election of President Edgar Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina.

MP Mwanza Weighs in On Calls for Peace

[Zambia Reports] Losing Munali Constituency parliamentary candidate Antonio Mwanza has cautioned against empty calls for peace.

Under-17 Eliminated

[Zambia Reports] The Under-17 tragicomedy hit another low when they were booted out of the 2017 Africa Youth Championship.

Post Election Violence Rocks Lukulu

[Zambia Reports] The Armageddon narrative has emerged in the post election script that has seen the burning down of government offices in Lukulu District of Western Province.

President Lungu Has His Work Cut Out for Him

[The Conversation Africa] President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) has been declared winner of the most closely fought election Zambia has witnessed since adopting a multiparty system in 1990.

Radio Licences Revoked for Alleged Misconduct

[Zambia Reports] The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has reportedly suspended broadcasting licences for Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi Radio respectively for it terms as "unprofessional conduct posing a risk to national peace and stab...