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80 Black Lechwes have gone missing in the Bangweulu Wetlands in Luapula Province

80 Black Lechwes have gone missing in the Bangweulu Wetlands in Luapula Province, a Conservationist working in the northern circuit, Nsama Musonda Learns has said. Ms Learns says the animals were captured from the Bangwelu Wetlands during the now banned exercise where the Department for...

Sumaili urges Councils to drop “Evil Names”.

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has urged communities and local Councils in the country to consider changing names that have bad connotations. Speaking on Saturday during the renaming of Devils street in Emmasdale area to its original name of Florida Street,...

Traditional leaders commended for fight against early marriages

President Lungu has agreed to be on the board of trustee members of Executive Council for the Council of Traditional Leaders in Africa. He says society should change its perception towards the girl child and enable her attain her dreams just as a Male child.
President Edgar Lungu has hailed the Council of Traditional Leaders in Africa for their relentless fight against early marriages. President Lungu said the Council of Traditional Leaders is an important forum for fighting harmful practices that infringe on the rights of the girl child. The Head...

Zambia to host India-Southern Africa summit

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Christopher Yaluma
Zambia is next week set to host the India-Southern Africa Regional Conclave summit. Minister of Commence Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma announced at a media briefing this morning that the summit set for October 14 to 15th, 2019, has attracted 221 companies, who have already...

Be wary of fake news-Kampyongo cautions

Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo
Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned Zambians in the diaspora to be wary of fake news on social media, meant to scandalise the country’s reputation and its leadership. Mr Kampyongo cautioned that Zambians living abroad, need to make an effort to verify news...

Road Transport and Safety Agency intensifies Road Patrols after the President’s directive

Overloaded van stopped by a RATSA Officer
The Road Transport and Safety Agency has intensified traffic law enforcement patrols on highways to curb road accidents as directed by President Edgar Lungu. RTSA Acting Director and Chief Executive Officer Gladwell Banda say the Agency will double its efforts to increase the presence of...

President Lungu urges Ministers to place necessary importance on cluster reports

President Edgar Lungu has urged various line ministries to treat quarterly cluster reports with the seriousness they deserve. President Lungu has observed with concern that the cluster meetings are deteriorating in quality adding that there is the need for ministries that people are beginning to...

Zambians urged to own and take care of infrastructure being built in their respective areas.

The government has called on the general public to own and take care of infrastructure being built in their respective areas. Solwezi district commissioner, Rosemary Kamalonga said members of the general public must take kin interest in monitoring projects and constructors working on the infrastructure...

Civil servants warned over theft

Mr. Chipango addressing civil servants
Central Province Permanent Secretary Bernard Chomba has warned civil servants in the province to desist from stealing public resources. And Mr. Chomba has given a one-week ultimatum to all teachers that have deserted their schools in the province to return or face removal from the...

Chisamba Farmer in Court For a Homosexual Offence

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A 53-year-old farmer has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates court for having canal knowledge of a male grade twelve pupil against the order of nature. Douglas Quentin of Chisamba is also charged with being in possession of obscene pictures that allegedly have the potential to...

Three Parties Challenge LAZ over decision to sue President Lungu and National Assembly over the Constitutional Amendment Bill

The three political party leaders have submitted that the Constitutional Court has jurisdiction to preside over their matter in which they have challenged the Law Association of Zambia- LAZ. The three parties and two individuals have challenged the decision by LAZ to sue President Edgar...

UN High Commissioner for Refugees expected in Zambia

Congolese refugees at Kenani transit centre in the Nchelenge district, 90km from the border, where the Zambian government works with aid agencies to help them
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is next week expected in Zambia for a three-day working visit. The UN Refugee Agency Chief will be in the country from October 16th to 18th, 2019 and is expected to confer with President Edgar Lungu at...

Attorney General wants President Lungu and National Assembly removed from LAZ Petition as Respondents

Zambia's Attorney General has applied to the Constitutional Court to remove the President and the National Assembly of Zambia as Respondents in a matter in which the Law Association of Zambia has petitioned against the alleged contravention of the Constitution. In this matter, LAZ...

Over 100, 000 hectares of land offered for refugee settlement

Congolese refugees at Kenani transit centre in the Nchelenge district Zambia
Zambia has allocated more than 100,000 hectares of land to refugees, former refugees and persons of concern, Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has disclosed. Mr Kampyongo revealed at the 70th Plenary Session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees,...

Over 800,000 farmers adhere to FISP guidelines

Zambian Peasant Farmer standing in Front of his Maize harvest
Over 800,000 out of the 1 million targeted farmers across the country have deposited their K400 to access the farming Inputs for the 2019/2020 Farmer Input Supply Programme (FISP) for both the direct input supply and the Electronic Voucher system (E-voucher). Ministry of...