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Posts published in January 2017

Nation’s Highest Court Takes Stand On Human Rights

[Legalbrief] In a major human rights decision, Zambia's highest court has declared that the government's deportation of a prominent industrialist was unlawful, and that his treatment by the authorities had been 'high-handed' and a flagrant breach of hi...

Gay Rights Proposal in Football Draft Constitution

[Zambia Reports] Anybody who has followed the Zambian game closely over the years may have at one time wondered why there has been so many crises hinging around the constitution. Not too long ago there was an era of life bans for any critical voices th...

‘I Want HIV Positive Partner’

[Times of Zambia] "I would like to get married to someone who is also HIV-positive like me because it will be easier for both us to understand each other." These are the words of 38-year-old Nzila Kafwimbi of Kitwe, who has been living with HIV for abo...

Tazara Gets 165,000 Tonnes of New Freight Orders This Year

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) has secured new orders to transport at least 165,000 tonnes of freight for various companies on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia this year, the authority said in a statement yeste...

Lusaka High On Drugs

[Times of Zambia] THE Drug-Enforcement Commission (DEC) last year arrested 5,901 people countrywide for illicit use of drugs, including cannabis, cocaine and heroin, representing a spike of nearly 10 per cent over the 2015 numbers.

Don’t Marry Foreigners, Police Told

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia police command has issued a notice halting marriages between officers and foreigners. According to a memo signed by Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja the move is deemed as security caution for the country. Officers married t...

Teachers Implicated School Sex Scandal

[Zambia Reports] Dora Silya, the minister of Agriculture, has asked her counterpart in Northern Province to establish the details behind what appears to be a hoax highlighting alleged abuse of school going girls at Kasama Secondary School.

Police Arrest Four Over Bones of Albino

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Kasungu are keeping in custody four people for allegedly transacting in tissues extracted from a corpse of a person with albinism.

Ruling Party MP Insists On Amending Court Process

[Times of Zambia] Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka central, Member of Parliament (MP) Margerate Mwanakatwe has insisted that she has the right to amend the process of the court at any stage before the conclusion of the hearing of the matter.

Miners Plead for Special Loans

[Times of Zambia] THE Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has urged Government and cooperating partners to establish a special micro loan facility for miners, to make economic diversification in mining areas feasible.

School Sex Scandal Not a Hoax

[Zambia Reports] The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations.

Armyworm Outbreak – Is Climate Change to Blame?

[IPS] Pemba -Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story - another pest infestation on an even larger scale.

Zambia Under-20 Off to Spain

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia Under-20 has finally left for Tenerife Spain after a three day delay over travel arrangements.

Tazara Railway Shows Benefit of Chinese Aid

[Focac] The 1,860.5 kilometer-long Tazara railway spanning from Tanzania's commercial center Dar es Salaam to Zambia's Central Province represents one of China's largest foreign aid projects. A tripartite agreement was signed in September 1967 to build...

Don’t Marry Foreigners, Zambian Cops Told

[News24Wire] Police in Zambia have been ordered not to marry foreigners, according to a statement by Police Inspector General Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media.