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Posts published in January 2018

‘Social Media Law Aimed At Suffocating Free Speech’

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) says transport and communications minister Brian Mushimba's intention to take to parliament bills aimed at regulating social media will choke freedom of expression.

Students to Write Exams After 4th Failed Attempt

[Zambia Reports] Justice Minister Given Lubinda has disclosed the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) has resolved to do away with the rule of barring students from writing examinations in the event that they failed at the fifth attempt.

Police Hunt for ‘Gay Couple’

[Zambia Reports] Police in Lusaka have launched investigations in the matter in which pictures of two girls believed to be in a same sex relationship have been circulating on social media.

Politics in the Time of Cholera: Zambia’s U-turn on Street Vending

[IFPRI] For the last year, 12 countries in East and Southern Africa have been grappling with a cholera outbreak estimated to have resulted in almost 2,000 deaths and more than 100,000 hospitalizations. Zambia's outbreak began in October 2017, then expe...

Free Speech ‘Non-Existent’ in Zambia, Says Exiled Musician

[RFI] Freedom of expression has deteriorated under Zambia's President Edgar Lungu, according to a leading musician who fled the country after receiving death threats. Fumba Chama, who goes by the stage name Pilato, fled Zambia at the start of January f...

‘Credit Rating Sign of Lungu’s Sound Economic Leadership’

[Times of Zambia] Former deputy minister in the ministries of Finance and Commerce, Miles Sampa has said the recent upgraded credit rating of the country by Moody's is an endorsement of President Edgar Lungu's sound economic leadership.

Copper Production Hits 850,000 Tonnes

[Times of Zambia] Zambia's copper production has hit 850,000 tonnes, representing an increase of 100,000 in last year's output.

VP Urges Inclusion of Gender Equality in Peer Review Mechanism

[Times of Zambia] Vice President Inonge Wina has urged the African Union (AU) to ensure that the gender equality criteria are included in the African Peer Review Mechanism in order for governments to adhere to commitments made during conferences.

Zambia Proposes Resolution to Cholera

[Times of Zambia] Zambia has proposed a resolution on cholera to be addressed at this year's World Health Assembly in May under the strategic priority on public health preparedness and response.

Catholic Priests Transfers Spark Protest

[Times of Zambia] Sunday morning mass was repeatedly disrupted yesterday at St Charles Lwanga Regiment Parish Catholic Church in Lusaka after some congregants protested over the move to transfer two priests from the parish.

Zambia in Do or Die CHAN Match

[Zambia Reports] Zambia and Sudan face off tonight in the quarterfinals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.

Chipolopolo Aim At Falcons

[Times of Zambia] Zambia tonight gets the sternest of tests in their resolve to win the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) title when Sudan comes calling in a quarter-final clash at the Stade de Marrakech.

Sudan Upset Zambia to Reach Last Four

[CAF] Sudan masterminded one of the biggest upsets of the tournament beating favourites Zambia 1-0 on Saturday in Marrakech to reach the semis.