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Exorcism kills suspected witch in Kalomo district

Police in Kalomo have launched a manhunt for a named clergyman who is on the run for causing death of one of his faithful through exorcism. The clergyman is on..

Kasama housewife jailed for causing death of another womans baby

A Kasama housewife has been convicted by a Kasama High court for causing the death of a baby that was strapped to the back a woman she was fighting with.Presiding..

Chavuma in false Ebola alert as Angolan Woman dies bleeding

Government has dispelled fears that an Angolan national who was quarantined on Thursday evening at Chiingi border post in Chavuma District in North-western Province for suspected Ebola virus did not..

40 year old Serenje man hangs himself with Chitenge material

A 40 year old man of Kapanda area in Serenje District in Central Province has committed suicide. Gilbert Kalunga of Chief Kabamba’s area committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself with..

All districts in Muchinga province receive for 2014 / 15 farming season

All districts in Muchinga Province have received their allocation of D- compound fertilizer for the 2014 / 15 farming season. Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Bwalya Ngándu says all the districts..

Residents fume after DC drills borehole meant for the community on his plot

Some residents of Kaoma are irked with their District Commissioner Joster Manjolo’s decision to drill a borehole on his plot in the district’s Kalukungu compound which was initially meant for..

PF youth protest against poor service delivery in Kazungula

Youths in Kazungula have given a 24-hour ultimatum to top council officials to vacate their offices before being locked out for alleged incompetence. The youths have also accused the Kazungula..

Mob kills man suspected of committing arson in Mansa

Mansa/Aug 26/14, ZANIS—–A 40-year-old has been killed by a mob justice in Mwansabombwe for allegedly setting ablaze houses in which property worth over K46, 000 has been destroyed. The man,..

Transporters demand their dues from FRA in Luwingu District

Transporters engaged by Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to ferry maize bought from farmers in various depots in Luwingu district of the Northern Province have not been paid their dues. ZANIS..

Chief Katuta chases away a local court magistrate from chiefdom

A traditional ruler in Luwingu district in Northern Province has chased away Katuta local court magistrate with immediate effect due to what he called gross misconduct. Chief Katuta of the..


Another Zambian contractor abandons work in Kaputa

The District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) in Kaputa has demanded punitive action on Kawanzane Contractors who has allegedly abandoned work to construct a maternity annex at Kaputa District Hospital. The..

350 pupils share two classrooms in Mufumbwe district

Mufumbwe District Commissioner Mankishi Mukokwe has called on government to construct classroom blocks at Kabanda and Shungulu primary schools in Mufumbwe. Ms Mukokwe said this will help address the inadequate..

Witch finder given instant justice in Kalabo District

Business in Kalabo district on Friday last week came to a standstill as everyone in the main business district rushed to Mapa area to witness a witch doctor who was..

Teachers abandon school due to lack of accommodation in Western Province

Teachers of Limbotwa Basic School of Kasabi village in Western Province have abandoned the school due to lack of teachers houses. School acting head teacher Paul Kawinga says some teachers..

Mice hunt ignites forest fire in Kasama

A fire has swept through 140 hectares of a forest on the outskirts of Kasama district. Northern Province Principal Forestry Officer Catherine Nguvulu confirmed this in an interview with ZANIS..