Police launch a hunt for a UPND member for saying the party does not recognise President Lungu

Zambia Police Officers
Police in Eastern Province have launched manhunt for United Party for National Development (UPND) National Deputy Chairperson for Youth and Sports development Michael Chuzu for issuing a statement that the UPND does not recognise President Edgar Lungu as a Republic President. Mr Chuzu, who is...

Bank of Zambia bans cash withdrawals of more than K25,000

BoZ Deputy Governor Bwalya Ng’andu
The Bank of Zambia has issued a circular to all commercial banks limiting the amount of money that can be withdrawn through cheques. The circular dated 14 October 2016 signed by Bank of Zambia Deputy Governor- Operations Bwalya Ngandu is aimed at promoting the use...

PF is planning to eliminate President Lungu and blame it on UPND-HH

HH adddressing the Kanyama small business community
United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has disclosed that the ruling Patriotic Front is plotting to send cadres to attack President Edgar Lungu with a view to implicate him as being responsible for the attack. Addressing journalists during a press briefing at...

Fred M’membe rebrands Post Newspapers to the Mast

Front Cover of the Mast Newspaper formerly the Post Newspaper
Embattled Newspaper owner Fred M’membe has announced the rebranding of the Post Newspaper to what he is calling the Mast. The Mast had its first and inaugural publication today. It has assumed the same brand colours and lay out as the former Post. Fred M’membe is embroiled...

Use of local languages as a media medium of instruction to be implemented next year for pre-Grade 4

The Ministry of Education, Science ,Vocational Training and Early Education has said that the reviewed education curriculum which will be implemented in 2014 will see the use of familiar local languages as languages of instruction as well as languages for teaching initial literacy from...

IMF demands sale of ZAMTEL

ZAMTEL Headquarters
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is prepared to lend the Zambian government a US$1.2 billion economic bailout on condition the country sells ZAMTEL. According to official documents seen in Lusaka, the IMF has made the sale of Zamtel a prerequisite because of the substantial amounts...

I don’t need UPND recognition-President Lungu

President Lungu Speaking to Journalist
President Edgar Lungu said he does not need to be accepted as President by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). Mr. Lungu said he was the democratically elected President of Zambia and he was recognized by the Zambians and the world at...

HIV Positive MP Challenges fellow MPs to publicly announce their status

HIV/AIDS activist, Princess Kasune Zulu
AN HIV/AIDS activist, Princess Kasune Zulu has challenged Members of Parliament (MP) to take bold steps in testing for HIV/AIDS as this would help reduce the stigma, discrimination and fears associated with living with HIV/AIDS. Ms Zulu, who is United Party for National Development Keembe...

Patrick Mwanawasa explains away the unvouched expenditure of K 349 million in AG Report

EASTERN Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa
EASTERN Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa said the new infrastructure development which Government has put in place was understaffed. Mr Mwanawasa said in a statement today that the new infrastructure developments does not yet have the necessary equipment to ensure systems of accountability were...

President Lungu fires Zambia Army Commander and his Deputy

President Edgar Lungu congratulates the Newly appointed Zambia Army Commander Lt. Gen. William Sikazye shortly after taking Oath before President Edgar Lungu at State House
President Edgar Lungu has appointed and sworn in Lieutenant General William Sikazwe as the new Zambia Army commander taking over from Lieutenant General Paul Mihova who has been retired in national interest. Lt. Gen Sikazwe was until his appointment as Army Commander, serving as...

Chief Mukuni is attacking the President because his business partner HH lost- Frank Bwalya

The Patriotic Front has accused Senior Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya people of Southern Province of viciously attacking President Edgar Lungu and the PF government because his business partner Hakainde Hichilema lost the election. Party Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya accused the traditional leader...

HH overtakes President Lungu as results roll in

President HH addressing the press conference
UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has taken a comfortable lead in the presidential race from the eight constituencies that have so far being released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia. Mr Hichilema’s tally rose to 47, 706 after President Edgar Lungu’s 41 572 after five more...

I own the 48 Houses-Siamaili

Workwell Siamaili
A man of Chilanga has gone out publicly to claim ownership of the 48 “mysterious” houses in Lusaka’s Chilala area. Workwell Siamaili, a businessman said he owns the land and the 48 Houses. Mr Siamaili took to social media to denounce those questioning the ownership of...

Nkandu Luo wants UPND MP Punished for referring to Victoria Kalima as “Dorika”

Gender Minsister Nkandu Luo during the UNZA Celebrations
MUNALI Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Professor Nkandu Luo yesterday demanded that Chilanga UPND member of Parliament Keith Mukata should be punished for referring to Gender Minister Victoria Kalima as “Dorika” on the floor of the House. Meanwhile, there was a war...

ACC confirms probing Kambwili for corruption

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili
The Anti-Corruption Commission has confirmed placing former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili under investigations. Last week, Lusaka Times exclusively revealed that a highly source within the ACC had confirmed that the Commission has now started probing Dr Kambwili’s accumulation of vast wealth since he started serving...