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Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka is in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,279 metres (4,196 ft). As of 2019, the city’s population was about 3.3 million, while the urban population is estimated at 2.5 million in 2018. Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the country’s four main highways heading north, south, east and west. English is the official language of the city administration, while Nyanja and Bemba are the commonly spoken street languages.


Police issue red-alert for ‘fugitive’ Chilufya Tayali

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – OUTSPOKEN Economic Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali is officially on a red alert International Police (Interpol) wanted persons list, a Lusaka Magistrate’s court has been informed.This is after the wayward politician accumulated two bench warrants issued against him by the courts for failing to show up for a matter. Tayali […]

Two Zambians arrested for trafficking in 50 undocumented Ethiopians

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Immigration Department in Luangwa District has arrested two Zambians for trafficking 50 undocumented Ethiopians packed in a Shoprite-branded truck.Blessing Tembo, 28, of Lusaka’s Garden House and 32-year-old Benson Mfula of Petauke District were nabbed together with the 50 Ethiopians on Sunday around 14:00 hours about one kilometre from the Luangwa […]

Pray for Govt, Veep prods Church

BY SHARON KALIMBULA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale- Nalumango has called on the Church to pray for the Government and national leaders for them to effectively carryout the mandate given to them by the Zambian people.Speaking during a Lusaka thanksgiving and celebration church service yesterday, organised by the United Party for National Development (UPND)’s religious affairs […]

Mum burns 9-year-old daughter over theft

By CHUSA SICHONE – A THIRTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD woman of Lusaka has been arrested for severely burning her nine-year-old daughter on her back after accusing her of stealing money.The girl reported to the Zambia Police Service Victim Support Unit on Wednesday around 17:00 hours that her mother used lit charcoal from a brazier and a cooking stick […]

KK Day kit unveiled

By SANDRA MWILA – LUSAKA Fitness Club has unveiled the kit to be used for the Ken­neth Kaunda (KK) Day Marathon with Tour­ism Minister Rodney Sikumba stating that the event will help the country celebrate the founding father’s legacy.The Kenneth Kaunda Day Marathon set for April 28 is aimed at celebrating the life and legacy […]

School grants abusers will face music, fumes Syakalima

By EMILY KUWEMA and CHUSA SICHONE – EDUCATION Minister Douglas Syakalima has warned that those cited to have abused and misman­aged more than K75 million of the total K80.4 million grants will be punished.Mr Syakalima said the warning he made during the minister’s stakeholder meeting at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on July […]

Chinese firm injects $29m in drugs plant

By CHUSA SICHONE – V.L HEALTHNET Services Limited, a renowned Chinese firm, has invested US$29 million towards the construction of a drugs manufacturing plant in Zambia.Once construction works were completed next year, V.L Healthnet Services Limited was initially expected to start manufacturing antibiotics, intravenous (IV) fluids and injectible medicines, while creating about 250 direct jobs […]

Court orders PF to pay Kalandanya K13.5m

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka High Court has ordered the Patriotic Front (PF) to pay Bwalya Kalandanya, trading as Kalandanya Music Promotions, K13.5 million, for the 2021 election campaign songs he produced for the former ruling party.Judge-in-charge Charles Zulu said the K13.5 million should be paid to Mr Kalandanya with interest at the Bank […]

‘ECL, Nawakwi plotted’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A WITNESS has told a Lusaka Magistrate’s Court that Forum for Development and Democracy (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi allegedly told her that she connived with former president Edgar Lungu to ensure that, President Hakainde Hichilema was arrested before he contested the 2021 general election.Pheluna Hatembo said during trial yesterday that Nawakwi […]

Zesco reverts to eight hours

By EMILY KUWEMA – ZESCO Limited is reinstating an eight hour load-shedding schedule starting today to enhance stability and predictability in power management across Lusaka.Zesco Spokesperson Matongo Maumbi said the decision followed challen...

State lauds Sangwa on Mopani but…

By GEORGE SINKALA – THE Government has applauded Lusaka lawyer John Sangwa for welcoming the takeover of Mopani Copper Mines by International Resources Holding (IRH) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) but disagreed with his sentiments that the transaction was ‘illegal’.In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Chief Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said it was […]


SHIPPING EFFICIENCY IN AFRICA Lusaka, Zambia 4th April 2024 Yango Delivery, a technology company providing a platform for placing andreceiving in-city delivery orders has introduced Cargo Express, its latest offering designed to streamline thedelivery of large and bulky items across Africa. This service targets a critical need in the rapidly growing e-commerce sector for reliable […]

ZANACO’s Chinese business portfolio hits $200m

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) lending portfolio to Chinese businesses has reached close to $200 million from October last year to date.ZANACO chief executive officer Mukwandi Chibesakunda says currently, the bank’s total Chinese companies banking with the commercial bank have reached 259 accounts.Ms Chibesakunda said during a meeting with the […]

LuSE capitalisation up by 10 p.c

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE)’s total market capitalisation for the first quarter of 2024 rose to K97.76 billion translating into10.2-per cent increase on the K75 billion posted in the first quarter of 2023.LuSE chief executive officer Nicholas Kabaso said the growth in market capitalisation is as a result of the positive […]

Deadly marital dispute!

By CHUSA SICHONE – A FORTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD man of Lusaka’s Meanwood Ndeke Phase One area has stabbed and strangled his 35-year-old wife before committing suicide by consuming a poisonous substance following a suspected protracted marital dispute


I’m here for the ABU title – Mugeni

By SANDRA MWILAKENYAN boxer James Mugeni says he is in the country to dethrone African Boxing Union (ABU) bantamweight champion Davy Mwale when the two pugilists exchange punches this Saturday at Government Complex in Lusaka.Mugeni, who arrived yesterday morning with his manager Kennedy Odhambo, bubbled with confidence as he declared himself ready for the fight […]

Cabinet nods duty waiver on wheat imports

By CHUSA SICHONE – CABINET has approved the suspension of duty on the importation of 100,000 tonnes of wheat.Chief Government spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa confirmed in Lusaka yesterday that the approval was confirmed at the fifth Cabinet Meeting chaired by President Hakainde Hichilema at State House on Monday.Mr Mweetwa, who is Information and Media Minister, said […]

Angola to Attend Extraordinary Summit On DRC in Lusaka

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan head of state, João Lourenço, is traveling Friday to the Zambian capital, Lusaka, to participate in an extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on the situation in the Democratic ...

Shikapwasha murder: Wife committed to High Court

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Zambia Air Force (ZAF) commander Lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha’s wife Jane, 73, has been committed to High Court for trial for his murder.A former Cabinet minister during the MMD administration, Lt. Gen Shikapwasha died of his wounds from a shooting at the couple’s Ibex Hill residence on January 15, this […]