There is real hunger in Luangwa- councillors

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Villagers  in Luangwa district are surviving on wild fruits as the price of maize  and mealie meal has become unaffordable to majority of them. Civic leaders, who stormed the ZANIS office in the district today, said a critical shortage of food has hit the area,...

Teachers using DSTV due to lack of equipment in schools

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The Zambian government has not done enough to strengthen science and technology education, according to Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, executive director of the National Science and Technology Council, which wishes to undertake an evidence-based assessment of Zambian schools. "It is the absence of the best basic...

ECZ should embark on continuous voters registration, Fr. Miha

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Mission Press Director Father Drevensek Miha has called on the Electoral Comission of Zambia (ECZ) to embark on a continuous voters registration to avoid disfranchising people in the future elections. Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Ndola today, Father Miha said many eligible voters...

National Inquiry is the best tool – Yangailo

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The Human Rights Commission of Zambia has said national inquiry into human rights violations is a critical factor in ensuring international human rights standards are upheld at national level. Human Rights Commission Chairperson Pixie Yangailo said national inquiry was among the best tools that could...

Zambia- DRC border safe – Mpombo

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Defence minister George Mpombo says the Zambia - Congo DR border will remain safe despite the on going war in the eastern part of the neighbouring country. Mr Mpombo said the fighting in eastern Congo was a saddening situation and has thus made the Zambian defence...

Queen Elizabeth and Pope congratulates RB

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United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth has joined other countries in relaying congratulatory messages to President Rupiah Banda on his election victory as fourth republican president of Zambia. This is according to a statement by British High Commissioner Carolyn Davidson and made available to ZANIS in Lusaka,...

Maureen pays tribute to State House staff

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Former first lady, Maureen Mwanawasa, has paid glowing tribute to State house staff for the support, love and kindness they rendered to the first family in the last seven years. Mrs. Mwanawasa said the State House staff was very committed and dedicated to duty, a...

Zambia still harbours Angolan refugees

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Zambia continues to face challenges of a residual caseload of Angolan refugees, Zambia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Lazarous Kapambwe has observed. Mr. Kapambwe notes that some of the refugees are vulnerable and not self-reliant but positive strides were implemented such as the repatriation...

Train students in relevant skills – Minister

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Science and Technologhy Minister, Peter Daka, has appealed to mining companies and other private sector organisations on the Copperbelt to form synergies with training institutions under his ministry to ensure that students graduating from these colleges were relevant to the manpower needs of these...

Eastern Province in bumper harvest

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GOVERNMENT has said the performance of the agricultural sector in Eastern Province during the 2007/08 farming season has been very good compared to other regions. Cooperatives and Marketing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Bernard Namachila, said during the 2007/08 farming season, the province...

Hunger stricken Zimbabweans scrounge for food in Zambia

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Severe hunger is forcing Zimbabweans to cross Lake Kariba into Zambia in search food in the Namafulo, Mweeba and Kanchindu areas in Chief area in Sinazongwe District. A local businessman Dodo Sindaza said most of the Zimbabweans are old men, women, and youths. Mr. Sindaza said...

Grade 7 exams started successfully amid rumours of boycott

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Education and council authorities in Kalomo have refuted media report that teachers were to boycott invigilating grade seven examinations that commenced today. A Television station reported Tuesday that teachers in the district would boycott the exercise due to non payment of their allowances by the...

Thursday declared National Mourning for the late Elijah Mudenda

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The Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Joshua L. Kanganja has announced that Government has declared Thursday 6th November, 2008 a Day of National Mourning in honour of the late Mr. Elijah Mudenda, former Prime Minister under the UNIP government. Mr. Mudenda who died on...

United States Ambassador congratulates RB

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United States Ambassador to Zambia Donald E. Booth today offered his congratulations to new Zambian President Rupiah Banda.  In a message to President Banda, Ambassador Booth highlighted the warm relations and close partnership that the United States and Zambia have enjoyed over the years—a...

VJ to sue Given Lubinda over rigging allegations

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Veteran politician, Vernon Mwaanga, will this week commence legal proceedings against opposition Patriotic Front PF spokesperson Given Lubinda for alleging that he is involved in electoral malpratices. Mr. Mwaanga said in an interview with journalists in Lusaka on Friday evening that it is unfair for...