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Several Christians celebrate Palm Sunday

Crowds of people from various denominations gathered at the Golf club grounds in Chipata today to welcome Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem with thunderous songs of praise acknowledging Jesus Christ as their eternal King. The Bible story indicates that great crowds of people spread their...

Government to involve US Government in tracing authors of malicious Internet article

Government has hinted at involving the American Government to trace the authors of the malicious rumours that President Micheal Sata had been assassinated. Home affairs minister Kennedy Sakeni has told Journalists in Lusaka this morning that the website on which the article alleging that President...

US Government pleased with utilization of its development funds in Zambia

SOUTHERN Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu listens to Southern province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba. This was during the official opening of Southern Women Economic Empowerment Expo workshop at Woodlands lodge in Livingstone
THE American Government says it is impressed with the successful implementation of US funded development projects in Zambia. U.S. Embassy Chief of section political and economic affairs, Andrea Tomaszewicz says his government is happy with its projects done in the...

LCC working hard to clear garbage at Chunga dumping site-Habeenzu

Authorities at Lusaka City Council (LCC) have disclosed that they are working round the clock to clear huge piles of garbage which has accumulated at Chunga dumping site in Lusaka. LCC Assistance Public Relations Officer Mulunda Habeenzu said the council, in conjunction with the Disaster...

Former Lusaka police chief welcomes reforms

FORMER Lusaka Division police commanding officer, Chendela Musonda has welcomed President Michael Sata’s announcement to implement police reforms in the country. In an interview with the Times yesterday, Mr Musonda said the reforms would help the police to expand and at the same time improve...

Expedite our re-engagement, former Zamtel workers urge State

FORMER Zamtel workers have urged Government to speed up the process of re-engaging them following the takeover of the company from LapGreen of Libya. The workers have also commended President Sata’s Government for considering the plight of former Zamtel workers. He was reacting to government’s...

Caster Semenya- an assault on Womanity

By Lwanga Mwilu The infamous sex test that has turned the global spotlight on South African athlete Caster Semenya is a negative milestone in our collective history as women world over. It is not just about an 18 year old woman being violated by having...

Inonge Wina launches Global Nutrition Report, describes Zambia’s nutrition situation as worrying

Vice President Wina launching the 2015 Global Nutritrion report, looking on is Hon. Given Lubinda, Minister of Agriculture and CSO-SUN National Coordinator William Chilufya
Vice President Inonge Wina has called for a multi-sectoral approach to addressing the high levels of malnutrition in Zambia. Mrs Wina said Zambia’s nutrition status is by almost all measures still in a dire state. She noted that it her duty to connect what all sectors...

Contractors warned to abide by labour laws or else

Government has says it will continue providing an enabling environment for contractors who will observe and respect the Zambian Labour laws. Kasama acting District Commissioner, Beauty Namukoko, said this when she officiated at the official closing of a five-day training workshop which...

State to deliver people-driven constitution — Shikapwasha

The Government is determined to deliver a people-driven Constitution and will not deviate from the set roadmap to satisfy narrow and selfish interests, chief Government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha has said. Lieutenant General Shikapwasha said yesterday that the ongoing constitution making process had been transparent, broad-based...

Solwezi MP Watson Lumba detained

SOLWEZI Central United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament (MP), Watson Lumba was yesterday detained after he surrendered to police in Solwezi. Mr Lumba, whom police had been looking for since Thursday when he allegedly incited cadres to assault a uniformed police officer...

MISA Zambia concerned with trumped-up charges against journalists and existence of oppressive laws

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia is concerned with trumped-up charges against some journalists and the continued existence of oppressive colonial laws in our statutes which are being applied on Zambians and journalists as a means of suppressing criticism. MISA Zambia is...

Prophet Bushiri hires top criminal lawyer – Barry Roux

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who has been selling anointing oil to his followers including appointments for prayers is in hot soup for hiring one of the most expensive criminal lawyers, Barry Roux, as a lead defense attorney. Bushiri was arrested on Friday together with his wife...

Zambia ponders custodial sentence for pregnant women

Zambia Law Development commission Justice Roydah Kaoma shakes hands with Justice Minister Given Lubinda after presenting the Law Reform Project Report on the review of prisons Act and Allied Legislation at Southern Sun Hotel in Lusaka
Government says there is need to look at the law that provide for custodial sentence for pregnant women. Minister of Justice Given Lubinda says this is because innocent children end up being confined because of the crime committed by their mothers. He says it...

Government asked to intervene in facilitating the importation of Zambian goods into Europe

ZAMBIANS resident in Sweden have called on government to intervene so that imports from Zambia could be allowed into Sweden and other countries in the region. The Zambians made a range of requests and suggestions to government at a meeting held at the residence...