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Posts published in “Day: August 16, 2017

Opposition Supporters Celebrate Hichilema’s Release

[Zambia Reports] Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has finally walked to freedom after having spent about four months behind bars.

Hichilema Released From Prison, Treason Charges Dropped

[Deutsche Welle] Hakainde Hichilema had been charged with treason for failing to give way to President Lungu's motorcade. Once a stable democracy, Zambia now risks becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Police Chief Warns Officers Against Drinking on Duty

[Times of Zambia] Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned of punitive action against officers 'spoiling' themselves with illicit behaviour such as drinking on duty at the expense of service delivery to the people.

Request to Join Lungu to 2021 Eligibility Case Declined

[Times of Zambia] The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has refused to join President Edgar Lungu to a matter in which four opposition political party leaders are seeking the interpretation of Article 106 concerning his eligibility to contest the 2021 pr...

Mukuni Criticizes Chitimukulu Over Kambwili Toss

[Zambia Reports] Senior Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya people of Southern Province has condemned Chief Chitimukulu for barring Chishimba Kambwili from attending the Ukusefya Pa Ng'wena traditional ceremony over the weekend.

HIV Testing Now Compulsory – Presdent Lungu

[Zambia Reports] The declaration by President Edgar Lungu that HIV testing will be mandatory at all health facilities in the country has ignited debate among the citizenry.

President Declares Compulsory HIV Testing

[Times of Zambia] HIV/AIDS testing is now mandatory in public health institutions as the Government acts to prevent further loss of life from the disease which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since the mid-80s, President Edgar Lungu has anno...

Opposition MPs to Snub President Lungu Again

[Zambia Reports] The Second Session of the Twelfth National Assembly will open on Friday 15th September, 2017 with President Edgar Lungu expected to grace the ceremony.

Fake Chipolopolo Kit Floods Market

[Zambia Reports] With the official Chipolopolo replica jersey yet to hit the market, black market traders have taken the initiative by rolling out counterfeit Mafro kit.

Will Hichilema Finally Concede Electoral Defeat?

[Zambia Reports] As incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema returns to court today, a general consensus is seemingly on the table he should concede defeat to President Edgar Lungu.