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Posts published in February 2023

Trouble in paradise!

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has issued restriction notices on properties belonging to former ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba and Citizens First leader Harry Kalaba. Read more

50 firms eye Zambia-EU pharmaceutical forum

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Zambia-European Union (EU) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Forum has attracted 50 companies that will help the country to produce pharmaceutical products, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.

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‘$7.5m was irregularly sent to Zambian embassy in Turkey’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – AN auditor at the ministry of Foreign Affairs has told the court that huge sums of money were transferred directly to the Zambian embassy in Turkey in contravention of financial regulations.

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Baby mauled to death by dog

By CHUSA SICHONE – AN ELEVEN-MONTH-OLD baby has died after being bitten multiple times by a dog at Roza Kahiya farms in Mungule area.The toddler died after a dog, at the farm where the father worked, bit him several times on the head and chest. Read more

Now Trucks Choke Ndola-Sakania Road

[Times of Zambia] THE Ndola-Sakania road has become the latest road that has been choked with marooned trucks in transit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the Sakania border post.

Hichilema toasts Mpezeni’s 40-year reign

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has congratulated Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni-speaking people of Eastern Province on the traditional leader’s clocking of 40 years on the throne.

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‘Demolish them’

By FELIX NKINKEFOLLOWING a tour of flooded areas in Lusaka, President Hakainde Hichilema has instructed local authorities to demolish all structures blocking drainage systems in flood-prone areas.And the President says the current flood situation in the country is an emergency situation that calls for unity to find a lasting solution to the disaster. Read more

All 5 fuel tanker fire victims still admitted

By JOSEPH BANDA – ALL the five people who were burnt after a fuel tanker caught fire in Lusaka are still admitted at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) where they are receiving treatment.Read more

Now trucks choke Ndola-Sakania road

By MUSONDA MANGILASHITHE Ndola-Sakania road has become the latest road that has been choked with marooned trucks in transit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the Sakania border post. read more

Police clarifies Gwembe sex booster tragedy report

By KELVIN MUDENDA – THE Zambia Police has clarified that the two women, who died after taking a suspected herbal medicine in Gwembe, did not consume sex boosters, but a substance called ‘body trimmer’.

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Youssou N’ Dour’s debut Zambia show on course

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – THE organisers of Youssou N’ Dour’s debut performance in Zambia have said all is set for his performance next month.N’Dour, 63, a Grammy award-winning musician is expected to jet in the country with an orchestra of 18 members...

Top comedians link up in ‘Local is Laka’ festival

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – SOME of Zambia’s top comedians are on March 3, 2023 expected to congregate at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka to dish out comics to their legion of fans. Read more

Let’s groom young talented performers – Secret Macs

By HARBGUY MWAMBAZI – A KABWE-based artiste, Secret Macs says there is need to groom young talented performers so that they penetrate the market.Born Bathsheba Chimwemwe Mutakasha, Secret Macs says there are many untapped talents among young artistes in the country.The young upcoming female artiste said more needed to be done in the industry to […]

TV personality, actor Mbawa eulogised

By JOWIT SALUSEKIA CROSS section of the public have mourned and eulogised television (TV) personality and actor Nathan Mbawa.Among the notables who eulogised Mbawa was musician B Flow.“The entertainment industry has three funerals right now. That is Nathan Mbawa , Ba Dave (guitarist who played guitar in hit songs like Aitaya and Kaya . The […]

ZAF invites public to 2023 Air Force Day

By MAJOR MISHECK KALEMBWE – WHILE attending the Aero India exhibition 2023 and air force chiefs’ roundtable conference in India recently, Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Colin Barry admired the scaled-up rate at which India has propelled itself to become a serious manufacturing hub.India has become a powerhouse in research, manufacturing and information technology through […]

Saudi firms want Zambian chickens

By CHATULA KANGALI – SAUDI Arabian firms have expressed interest in importing spring chickens from Zambia, the Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) has said.This is amid failure by Zambia to export 300,000 chickens to South Africa after exporters...

Zambia in K6bn trade surplus

By KETRA KALUNGA and FELIX NKINKE – ZAMBIA has recorded a K6.1 billion trade surplus for January while the rate of inflation for February has gone up to 9.6 per cent from 9.4 per cent recorded in January 2022.This is according to the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTAT) monthly bulletin for February 2023 announced in Lusaka […]

‘Mysterious cassava disease: It’s a virus’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Ministry of Agriculture experts dispatched to Mungwi to determine the type of disease affecting cassava tubers and leaves have discovered an incurable virus which is yet to be identified.Mungwi District Commissioner Muma Musonda said in an interview yesterday that experts recommended the use of treated cassava cuttings as the virus […]

Boost business for local contractors, Govt told

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Indigenous Zambian Contractors (IZCA) has urged the Government to be deliberate in boosting business for local contractors because they lack financial support compared to the foreign competitors.IZCA president Humphrey Musonda said it was only when the Government deliberately chose to support indigenous contractors that their businesses would grow and be […]

ERB speeds up reforms to support energy transition

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) says it is accelerating the energy sector reforms to support the energy transition.Board chairperson Reynolds Bowa says the acceleration of energy reforms would help in the managing of pathways to sustainable alternative forms of energy. Read more