Heavy Rains cuts of Sinazongwe people

The People of Chiyabi area in Sinazongwe district has been cut off from the rest of the district following collapse the bridge. Sinazongwe District Commissioner Mr. Lavian Apuleni confirmed the development to ZANIS that the bridge was washed away along Sinazeze Chiyabi road following a...

Resign, if you can’s serve under current conditions, Mps urged

Members of Parliament (MPs) who are not ready to serve under the current conditions of service have been challenged to resign on moral grounds because they are not ready to sacrifice for the people who voted them into office. Citizens Committee executive director Gregory Chifire...

SWISS GOVERNMENT SPONSORS DOCTORS

An advanced course in immunology, vaccinology and biotechnology applied to infectious diseases, will be held at the WHO Immunology Research and Training Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland. It will be organized specifically for English-speaking candidates from developing countries, through a donation from the Government of Switzerland...

Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Drive Misses the Point

Zambia's anti-corruption drive is failing because the government has been concentrating its resources on investigating the corrupt practices of the previous regime, allowing present graft in the public service to flourish, a corruption watchdog said in its latest report. Transparency International's Corruption Perception Indices...

KK Steals the show in Satyagraha Conference

In a stirring speech punctuated with applause, Zambia's former leader Kenneth Kaunda set the tone Monday for Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha centenary commemoration here by lashing out at the US and Britain for unleashing a war in Iraq.Kaunda, who mesmerised the packed Vigyan Bhavan auditorium...

Embrace Chinese firms, urges Mwanawasa

President Levy Mwanawasa has urged Zambians to be more positive about Chinese firms and their workers, a plea that comes a week before Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Zambia. In a meeting with supporters late on Thursday, Mwanawasa said he regretted violent anti-Chinese...

Magistrates Not Amused by ACC

The Judiciary says it takes great exception to remarks by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)- Director General, Nixon Banda, about Magistrates' alleged incomptence in handling corruption cases.Registrar of the High Court, Mwamba Chanda, said Mr. Banda's remarks on Magistrates were most unfortunate especially that they were...

Zambia’s Plans for Science get Recognition

Zambia's ambitious plan to use science to boost its economic development and reduce poverty has received financial backing from the African Development Bank. A Ministry of Finance spokesperson, Chileshe Kandeta, announced this month that the bank has approved a loan of 123 billion kwachas (US$30...

Chinese President to visit Zambia

CHINESE President, Hu Jintao is expected in Zambia next month on a state visit. Chief Government spokesperson, Vernon Mwaanga, announced in a statement yesterday that the Chinese leader would arrive on February 3, accompanied by his wife, Liu Yongqing.During his visit to Zambia,...

Govt. calls for concerted efforts in combating deforestation

Government has called for concerted efforts in combating deforestation in the country. Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Kelvin Kamuwanga said private sector participation in the implementation of aforestation programmes was key in efforts of reversing the ecological imbalances created by deforestation. Mr. Kamuwanga said social economic development of...

Govt to arm the media to trigger public discussions on the United States of Africa

The Zambian Government has embarked on a series of meetings with media houses to sensitise media organisations on the concept of the United States of Africa. Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Christina Lambart announced this during the initial consultative meeting held in Lusaka today with...

Tycoon may run for top ANC post

South Africa's leading Sunday paper is reporting that businessman Tokyo Sexwale is campaigning for the leadership of the governing ANC party.  The ANC is expected to choose a new leader at the end of this year. Until now, the only visible contender has been the...

Nigeria loses oil cash billions

Nigeria has lost $4.4bn in oil revenue in the past year due to increasing violence in the Niger Delta region. Finance Minister Nenadi Usman blamed cuts in oil exports on the activities of militant groups demanding more control of Nigeria's oil revenue. Meanwhile five Chinese...

UN Chief Ki-Moon appoints deputy

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Tanzania's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Asha-Rose Migiro as Deputy Secretary General. Zambia's Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Tens C. Kapoma told ZANIS that Mr. Ki-Moon intends to delegate much of management and...

Cholera reported in Lusaka for first time

Cholera was discovered in Lusaka for the first time with one person having died of it in the Zambian capital city on Thursday, a spokesman of the country's Health Ministry said here on Friday.Twelve other patients have been admitted to clinics in Lusaka, said...