Police impound ZAMBEEF truck carrying copper

Police in Solwezi in North western Province have impounded a truck belonging to Zambeef carrying Copper Ore from Solwezi to Chingola. North-western Province Commanding Officer, Fabian Katiba, confirmed that the Zambeef Truck Registration Number ABG 1093 was intercepted near Solwezi weigh bridge last Wednesday. ...

Deplorable state of infrastructure in L/Stone worries committee

THE Keep Livingstone Clean and Healthy Committee has expressed concern at the deplorable state of infrastructure in the tourist capital. Keep Livingstone Clean and Healthy Committee Chairperson Saxon Simachembele said there was urgent need to upgrade infrastructure in Livingstone. Mr Simachembele told ZANIS in an interview in Livingstone today that his...

Clinton and McCain win US primary

Mrs Clinton had trailed in opinion polls going into the vote Clinton's speech Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton defied pundits and pollsters by winning New Hampshire's primary, beating rival Barack Obama. John McCain made his own remarkable political comeback with a...

Floods demolish 2 community Schools, destroys 400 fields in Sinazongwe

Floods have razed down two community Schools and swept away more than 400 hundred fields in Sinazongwe district. Nkandabbwe ward Councillor Partson Mangunje and Sinazongwe District Vice Chairperson Fisher Zimana who is also Nangombe ward Councillor disclosed to ZANIS that the affected farmers were from...

Two RCC workers repairing the cut off Maamba/Batooka injured

Two people from the Road Construction Company (RCC) are battling for their lives in Maamba Hospital when the culvert they were working on along the Maamba/Batooka road in Sinazongwe district collapsed and buried them. The incident occurred on Monday at Mweezhya where the...

State happy with launch of NAPA

Government says the newly launched National Adaptation Action Programme (NAPA) on climate change is a timely development that would assist the country to access funds under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Adaptation Fund. And Government has appealed to people living...

‘’Water contamination in Mufulira did not cause abdominal pains, vomiting’’.

The National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) says the alleged contamination of water with an acid solution in Mufulira on the Copperbelt could not have been the cause of lower abdominal pains and vomiting among some residents there. NWASCO Public Relations Officer Katendi...

Govt urged to review law on defilement

Government has been urged to seriously consider revisiting the law on defilement to provide for different sentences according to age groups and situations if the law is to be meaningful. Kabwe High Court Judge Timothy Katanekwa said that government should seriously consider reviewing the...

Handbook on corruption to be launched

Africa Parliamentarian Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Zambia Chapter says progress has been made towards the launch of the hand book on corruption for Parliamentarians. APANAC Zambia Chapter chairperson Given Lubinda disclosed to ZANIS in an interview that a lot of work...

CELTEL apologises

CELTEL Zambia has apologized to its subscribers for the network interruption that resulted into clients failing to make calls on New Years Eve. CETEL Acting Public Relations Manager Patricia Litiya said the network jam was caused by a micro link failure in...

DEC nabs Zimbabwean duo for drug trafficking

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested the persons behind the trafficking of unaccompanied compressed Cannabis weighing 22 kilogrammes which was seized at the Lusaka International Airport and Livingstone Postal Services. DEC Public Relations and Press Liaison Officer Rosten Chulu who confirmed the development...

Improved Grade 7 results encouraging, ZNUT

The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) has described the better performance of girls than boys in last year’s grade seven final examinations as encouraging. ZNUT Deputy General Secretary, Newman Bubala, told ZANIS in an interview today that the excelling of girls over boys...

CELTEL Subcribers cry foul

CELTEL subscribers in Lusaka have demanded an explanation from CELTEL management for what they termed as ‘failure’ to communicate to their beloved ones, friends and relatives. The subscribers said they could not communicate or send Short Messaging Services (SMSs) from 01-00 hours and onwards. ...

Floods rock various parts of Zambia

There has been heavy floods across the country in due to the heavy rains the country is experiencing. More than 500 houses have collapsed in Monze district leaving many families homeless with property worth millions destroyed due to heavy rains. According to Monze district disaster...

174,000 make it to grade 8

About 174,000 out of over 280,000 pupils who sat for the grade seven examinations this year have made it to grade eight. Education minister Geoffrey Lungwangwa announced the results at a press briefing in Lusaka today. Dr Lungwangwa said in this years’ results of...