Viewpoint: Kaunda on Mugabe

Leaders in the West say Robert Mugabe is a demon, that he has destroyed Zimbabwe and he must be gotten rid of - but this demonising is made by people who may not understand what Robert Gabriel Mugabe and his fellow freedom fighters went...

FTJ to lose house in Corruption case

Former President Frederick Chiluba must surrender his house to the government as partial payment on the $58 million he was ordered to pay in a corruption case, the attorney general said on Monday. British Judge Peter Smith issued the forfeiture order on Monday during a...

Mines declare K35bn. royalties

The mining sector declared a paltry K35 billion mineral royalties out of a staggering profit of about K1,589,196,180,000 it recorded in the financial year of 2005 to 2006. Minister of Finance and National Planning, Ng'andu Magande, said in Lusaka yesterday that the mining sector had...

Government welcomes Red Ribbon campaign by Oasis Forum on the constitution

Government has  welcomed Oasis Forum's plans to launch the Red Ribbon campaign to ensure that a Constituent Assembly is used as a mode of adopting the republican constitution. Speaking to journalists today , Chief Government spokesman Mike Mulongoti said government welcomes any efforts by organisations and...

Chiluba’s Kabulonga house ‘saved’

LONDON High Court Judge, Peter Smith, has reserved a ruling on an application by the State to seize second Republican president, Frederick Chiluba’s Kabulonga house, which is alleged to have been purchased using public funds. Judge Smith set the ruling for Monday because the Zambian Government...

Levy holds private talks with former British minister for overseas development

President Mwanawasa today held private talks with former British minister for Overseas Development Baroness Lynda Chalker who is also founder and chairperson of 'Africa Matters', Limited, an independent commercial consultancy supporting private sector development in Africa. The meeting took place at Intercontinental Hotel in London, United...

Cairo road Shoprite store gutted by fire

Shoprite store on Lusaka's Cairo Road has been gutted by fire. The fire, which started around 17:50 hours from the back-store, swept through some parts of the first floor of the building. By 20:30 hours, the Zambia National Service, National Airports Corporation and Fire Brigade were...

Go for VCT, teachers told

Education Minister, Geoffrey Lungangwa has called on teachers across the country to go for voluntray HIV conselling and testing to Know their HIV/AIDS status. Proffessor Lungwagwa says the country is losing valuable manpower due to HIV/AIDS because people wait until they are sick to go to...

Chiluba stole over $58 m, says London court

THE London High Court has increased former president Frederick Chiluba's indebtedness to the Zambian Government to more than US$58 million from US$41 million after adding interest and costs. This came to light yesterday during a video conference court hearing between Chikwa Court in Lusaka and...

Help us to fight corruption, Levy tells the G8

President Mwanawasa has urged the G8 most industrialised countries to come up with legal measures that will make it difficult for corrupt leaders from the third world to hide their stolen money in developed countries. Mr Mwanawasa has also called on the G8 countries to...

KK ordered to pay K2.6 bn.

THE Lusaka High Court has ordered companies and banks that hold money on behalf of former President Kenneth Kaunda to transfer it to a consortium of lawyers’ account to service the debt he owes in legal fees. This is in a case in which lawyers...

MMD go for National Assembly to adopt Constitution

The ruling MMD in Mufulira district has maintained that the Mungomba Constitution should be adopted by Parliament and not a Constituent Assembly as suggested by some sections of society. This is because the constituent assembly could cost huge sums of money that could instead be channeled...

Equal the help we are getting from China, Mwanawasa tells the West

President Levy Mwanawasa challenged the West to match Chinese investment in Zambia on Tuesday, saying Western countries had let country down. Mwanawasa said Zambia would carry on welcoming Chinese investment, credit and loans despite domestic political opposition and unease in the West over the...

Chiluba’s pension, assets frozen

THE London High Court judgement has finally been served on former President Frederick Chiluba with a court injunction freezing his pension account and two properties in Ndola. But Dr Chiluba has said that he would contest the London judgement during its registration in the Zambian...

Court acquits Fawaz of motor vehicle theft charge

Kitwe businessman and Hetro Mining proprietor, Shawi Fawaz, was today acquitted of the charge of theft of motor vehicle because there was no evidence linking him to the offence. Fawaz has, however, remained in police custody because he is facing another motor vehicle theft offence in...