High Court grants Mwangala stay of execution

The Lusaka High Court has granted an application to stay judgment of the court which nullified election results for Nalolo constituency in Western Province. The court last week nullified the election of Nalolo constituency member of Parliament, Mubita Mwangala of the MMD, because he was...

UK Court Slashes Vulture Fund’s claim by almost Three-Quarters

Donegal International - described by critics as a "vulture fund" -had its claim against Zambia cut by nearly three-quarters on Tuesday after the judge said the dishonesty of key witnesses had made the trial more complex than ­necessary. Donegal International, a fund based in...

Levy appoints Mulongoti as new Information minister.

President Mwanawasa has appointed Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Mike Mulongoti as the new Information and Broadcasting Minister, with imnmeadiate effect. And Mr Mwanawasa has dropped Health minister Angela Cifire and has replaced her with Science, Technology and Vocational Training Minister Dr Brian Chituwo.Comnmunications and Transport Minister...

Arrested Drug New Zealand nationals are not our employees says Albidon Zambia Limited

Albidon Zambia limited, Munali Nickle Mine Management in Mazabuka has denied media reports  that two of its employees have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission(DEC)for drug trafficking. Mine Manager, Sixtus Mulenga told ZANIS in Mazabuka today that the two employees arrested do not work for...

Corrupt MPs won’t be adopted – Teta

MMD spokesperson, Benny Tetamashimba, has warned that party members of Parliament (MPs) whose seats are nullified because of corrupt practices will not be adopted to re-contest their seats. In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Tetamashimba warned that the party would not allow anybody to...

MP describes contractor wages as slavery

Opposition Patriotic Front Kankoyo Member of Parliament Percy Chanda has described the monthly wages for workers engaged by ZAM-Chin contractors to construct houses in Mufulira as slavery. And Mufulira town clerk, Charles Mwandila, has asked the workers who are complaining to terminate their contracts if they...

DEC arrests 101 year old man of Mazabuka

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 101 year old peasant farmer of Mazabuka for unlawful cultivation of cannabis. Timothy Chilekwa of Namembo village  in Mazabuka was arrested for unlawful cultivation of cannabis  weighing 1.2 tonnes and two sacks weighing 6.95kg In a press statement...

Levy hails Zambia/China relations

President Levy Mwanawasa  has hailed the People's Republic of China for its good bilateral relations with Zambia. President  Mwanawasa said Zambia and China enjoy good relations which are mutually beneficial to both countries. Mr. Mwanawasa made the remarks when the Chinese military delegation lead by General Deng...

RDA chief nabbed for attempting to obtain over K3.5 billion by false pretences

Road Development Agency (RDA) Director Watson Ng'ambi and Mulenga Kapembwa an accountant have been arrested by Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for attempting to obtain over K3.5 billion by false pretences. DEC Public Relations and Press Liason Officer Rosten Chulu confirmed to ZANIS that Watson Ng'ambi 42,...

Levy congratulates Zimbabwe/Denmark

President Mwanawasa has sent a congratulatory message to his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe on that country's national day which falls on 18 th April 2007. Mr Mwanawasa has also sent a congratulatory message to queen Margret(II) of Denmark on the occassion of her birthday. This is contained...

Oasis Forum told to abide by majority views over Constitution

The Oasis Forum has been called upon to abide by the views of the majority in their quest for the expediency in the adoption of a new constitution. Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) Board Chairperson Reverend David Masupa said unless the Oasis Forum abides by the...

Zambia Takes Steps Towards Biosafety Law

Zambian policymakers have adopted a biosafety bill that paves the way for legislation to deal with issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The bill was drafted by the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Technology, and submitted to parliament on 3 April for scrutiny and...

ZADECO welcomes VJ’s dismissal

The Zambia Democratic Congress, ZDC, is happy with President Levy Mwanawasa's decision to dismiss Vernon Mwaanga as information and broadcasting minister. ZDC National Chairman Langton Sichone said the dismissal of Mr. Mwaanga from government should serve as a warning to serving ministers, who are in...

MMD urges police to institute stringent measures against taxi operators

The ruling MMD in Kabwe has appealed to the Zambia Police Services and the local authority to work out immediate stringent measures to curb the rising lawlessness among motorists especially illegal taxi operators in the district. Bwacha MMD Constituency Chairman, Gibson Kunda said in Kabwe...

VJ resigns from MMD NEC

Dismissed Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Vernon Mwaanga, says he has with immediate effect resigned from the MMD National Executive Committee, NEC. This follows President Mwanawasa's decision to relieve him of his duties as minister and chief government spokesperson. President Mwanawasa also revoked Mr. Mwaanga's nomination...