Residents against the burial of suspected serial killer in the area

Munyumbwe residents have threatened violence if the body of alleged serial killer locally known as Ngangula who was beaten to death by a mob, is buried in Gwembe. And Gwembe District Council has allegedly declined to offer space at Gwembe Cemetery. In an interview with...

Over a million Zambians suffer from mental illness

Latest statistics have revealed that more than a million Zambians suffer from mild and acute mental illness. Mental Health Users Network of Zambia National Coordinator Dr. Caroline Kaunda cited abuse, violence, poverty and disease as some of the major causes of mental illness. Dr. Kaunda told...

Judicial system is ill equipped for children

Vice President Rupiah Banda says the current judicial system is not effectively equipped to address the difficulties of young victims of gender based violence and those who come into conflict with the law. Mr Banda said the devastating emotional and physical effects of court processes...

BOMA – Colonial mentality

A concerned Kawambwa resident wants government to scrap the BOMA titles for districts and replace them with Zambian offices for Local Administration. A Mr Clavel Mapoma has argued that the title of British Overseas for Millitary Administration, BOMA no longer holds meaning because the...

Increasing refuge numbers unsettle UNHCR

Fighting in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East is increasing refugee numbers worldwide and undermining efforts by aid agencies to manage multiple disasters, a senior United Nations (UN) official said today. Speaking in northern Kenya where thousands of Somalis are sheltering in dusty...

Zambia to commence the talent identification

The national sports council will commence various sport talent identification and capacity development programmes across Zambia for 2011 the all Africa games. ZANIS sports reports that a steering committee on talent identification has been established and is chaired by the chairman of the national sports...

Britain introduces new migrant scrutiny system

The British government has introduced a new system for assessing highly skilled migrants wanting to work in the United Kingdom (UK). The new system, which will come into effect on June 30th, 2008, is one of the new Australian style points based system (PBS). According to...

Foreign competitors’ influx saddens Namibia

Namibian business community have raised concern on the influx of foreign competitors in the South West African State saying they will take up the issue to the government for redress. The businessmen are concerned with foreigners dominating business in Namibia and thus met for...

Children urges GRZ to allow them to vote

Government has been petitioned to allow children participation in the selection of national leaders through voting. Children who gathered to participate in this year's Day of the African Child commemoration in Ndola petitioned government to review the voting age to 16, to allow children participate...

Invest in ICTs, Govt. urges postal service providers

Government has called on postal administrators in the Southern African region to invest in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order for them to provide value added products and services to the public. Communications Deputy Minister, Mubika Mubika, urged postal administrations to reform from being traditional...

Lumwana Mine Social Responsibility Win Praise

The Human Rights Commission has expressed happiness at the corporate social responsibility exhibited by Lumwana mine in North Western Province. Speaking to ZANIS in an interview in Kaleni yesterday (Saturday), Vice Commissioner Palan Mulonda said the Commission was happy with the move taken by Lumwana...

Nyimba accident claims 26

Twenty six people have died while 52 others were seriously injured in a road traffic accident involving a Lusaka bound NPS bus in Nyimba District in Eastern Province yesterday (Saturday). 25 passengers died on the spot in the accident which occured when the driver of...

MMCI launches special programme for senior citizens

The Maureen Mwanawasa Community Initiative (MMCI) has launched a special intervention programme for the aged called the ''Old peoples Social Safety net to improve the livelihood of the senior citzens. The MMCI has aslo called on Zambians to assist female senior citizens. Speaking during a...

CEG welcomes closure of Alliance University

The Center for Elections and Governance (CEG) Zambia has welcomed government’s decision to close Alliance University College of Ndola. CEG Zambia Trustee Gershom Musonda said the country’s education system is being weakened by sub-standard education services by the private sector. Mr. Musonda said this in a...

Zambia still affordable tourist destination – Kaingu

Government has urged stakeholders in the tourism industry to market Zambia to other countries in the world as an affordable tourist destination. Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Minister, Michael Kaingu, said the recently introduced visa fees on tourists from other countries would not make Zambia...