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Posts published in “Day: June 8, 2023

Lam to Begin Flights to Lusaka

[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique Airlines (LAM) has announced that it will begin flights between Maputo and the Zambian capital, Lusaka, with a stop in Harare, as from 30 June.

Govt hails MTN’s initiative on entrepreneurial skills training

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government is impressed with MTN Zambia’s initiative to host entrepreneurship training workshops for youths as part of this year’s MTN Yellow Care Initiative.Speaking at the opening ceremony at MTN headquarters in Lusaka yesterday Small and Medium Enterprises Development Minister, Elias Mubanga commended the mobile service provider for striving to enhance […]

COMESA exports hit $156bn in 2021

By KETRA KALUNGA and TELLAH HAZINJI –THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) remains resilient and presents an enormous economic growth despite the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies.This is according to the COMESA Business Council. Read more

Starlink gets internet network licence

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government has issued a network licence to Starlink Zambia, a multinational satellite internet service provider owned SpaceX. Read more

ZPL toasts successful 2022/23 season

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA Premier League (ZPL) chairperson Kephas Katongo has thanked the various stakeholders for making the 2022/23 season a success.Power dynamos won the MTN Super League title while Trident emerged champions of the FAZ Nationa...

Copper Queens captain calls for focus

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA women’s team captain Barbara Banda has urged her team-mates to remain focused ahead of the international assignments building up to their debut appearance at the FIFA 2023 World Cup to be hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Read more

Mwepu elated with call up

By Sandra Mwila – ZAMBIA midfielder Francisco Mwepu says his call up to the national team shows he has improved and will do his part to help the team qualify for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

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Aviation industry rebounds

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE Zambia Civil Aviation Authority has recorded a recovery of 89 per cent to pre Covid-19 levels, compared to recovery levels of 41 per cent in 2021 and 29 per cent in 2020.Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali said the recovery of international passengers by 83 per cent and domestic passengers […]

COMESA Summit good for Zambia

ZAMBIA is hosting the 22nd Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) heads of State and Government Summit, an important event for the country to enhance its economic diplomacy agenda in the region and beyond.Coming at the time the ‘New Dawn’ Government administration is stressing on the need to enhance economic diplomacy and look […]

Munir Zulu in court for defaming 2 ministers

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – LUMEZI Independent Member of Parliament (MP), Munir Zulu has again been taken to the Lusaka magistrate court facing three counts of libel.Zulu was charged with three counts of libel contrary to Section 191 of the Penal Code chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia. Read more

Africa must develop strategies to foster global synergies – Nkombo

By JOSEPH BANDA-AFRICA needs support to develop clear strategies to foster global and regional synergies to address urban challenges and put up measures to spur innovative solutions for rural development challenges, Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo has said. Read more

‘Zesco paid ‘Commander 2’ K100,000 during PF reign’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – ZESCO chief accountant Helen Kalumbi has told a Lusaka Magistrate’s court that the company paid Francis Muchemwa commonly known as ‘Commander 2’ during the Patriotic Front (PF) reign more than K100, 000 in subsistence allowances for various travels.Ms Kalumbi said she facilitated most of the payments at the request of the […]

All eyes on Zambia …as Heads of State convene for COMESA Summit

By Andrew Sakala – The Common markrt for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) meets in Lusaka today to celebrate and reflect on the performance of the 37-year-old regional trading bloc as it seeks to overcome the challenges that include barriers to intra-regional trade, limitations of free movement of people and conflicts that afflict some member […]