RTSA CEO Zindaba Soko Fired

Zindaba Soko
Embattled Chief Executive Officer of the Road Transport and Safety Agency Zindaba Soko has been fired. According to a statement, RTSA Acting Board Chairperson Dr Cornelius Chipoma said the Board decided that Mr Soko separates from the Agency on 6th September 2019 following the...

Gender Minister bemoans rise in GBV cases

Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri
The government says Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is a fast-evolving national crisis that must be addressed quickly. Minister of Gender Elizabeth Phiri says last year the country recorded 22,073 cases of SGBV compared to the 21,504 in the year 2017. Ms. Phiri explained that her...

Governor of Katanga requests for 15 000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia

stack of over 14 000 x 50kg bags of maize bought by FRA at Chipoka Satellite depot in Mbala
The Governor of the Katanga Region has requested for 15 000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia to help people particularly in the Katanga region. Haut Katanga Governor Jacques Kyabula Katwe made the request when he paid a courtesy call on Lusaka Province Minister Bowman...

Zambia records increase in Asylum seekers

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
Zambia has continued to receive Asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), despite the change of government in that country. Zambia’s Commissioner for Refugees Abdon Mawere, disclosed that the country has continued receiving about 200 refugees per month from neighbouring Democratic Republic of...

Linda Kasonde launches NGO to fight human rights abuses in Zambia

Chapter One Foundation Executive Director Linda Kasonde with musician Pilate at the launch of the Foundation last week
Former LAZ President Linda Kasonde has announced the formation of a new organization called Chapter One Foundation which she says will be used to promote human rights, constitutionalism and the rule of law in Zambia. Ms. Kasonde who is Executive Director of the Foundation stated...

Catholic National TV station goes on air

Zambian Catholic Bishops
Catholic Bishops of Zambia have launched test broadcast of their television station Lumen TV Zambia. Lumen TV in on Topstar channel 101 and will initially broadcast to Lusaka city only. Zambia Conference Bishops (ZCCB) Secretary General Father Cleophas Lungu on behalf of Bishops’ Conference has since...

President Lungu will not tolerate abuse of South African businesses in Zambia

South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Naledi Pandor
South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Naledi Pandor has said that President Lungu has been clear that he will not tolerate disorder and abuse of South African businesses in Zambia Speaking to SABC Morning live today and monitored by the Zambian...

Polish firm aids Esther Lungu foundation

A Polish company has offered to donate about 1,000 safe birth delivery kits to First Lady Esther Lungu in order to help save more lives of women in rural parts of the country. Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany who also oversees Poland Anthony Mukwita disclosed that...

Rising cases of GBV worrying-Ponga

Ministry of Gender Permanent Secretary Auxilia Ponga says the high number of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases which Zambia continues to record every year, contradicts the country’s reputation as a peaceful nation. Dr. Ponga observed that the cases of GVB Zambia has been recording are too...

University of Zambia is the best University in Zambia

Exams at UNZA
One of the world’s leading research entities, the Spanish National Research Council, has ranked The University of Zambia the best University in Zambia for the year 2019. And UNZA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Luke Mumba, says the best ranking status reflects UNZA’s commitment to its role as...

Today’s Message: He Doesn’t Need a Cloud

Today’s Scripture "Is anything too hard for the Lord?...” (Genesis 18:14, NIV) He Doesn’t Need a Cloud One beautiful, sunny day we were in the backyard enjoying the blue sky when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it began to rain even though there wasn’t a cloud...

Zambia Police public complaints commission operations to be decentralised

Zambia Police
The Police public complaints commission says it is set to decentralize its operations in provinces and districts once the resource envelope for such undertaking is ready. Commission chairperson, Frederick Musonda made the remarks in Kalomo yesterday during a public sensitization meeting at the council chamber. Mr...

Education Minister happy with Progress on School Projects

Minister of General Education David Mabumba
The government says it is elated with the progress made on projects under the World Bank school projects. Minister of General Education, David Mabumba says he is happy that most projects run by the world bank in the education sector in Muchinga province...

Zambia praised for the integration of refugees and internally displaced persons into the local communities

Zambia has been recognized as one of the African countries that has performed well in the integration of refugees and internally displaced persons into the local communities. The recognition was made by the African Union International Detention Coalition Africa Regional Coordinator, Junita Calder at the...

President Lungu Mourns Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

President Edgar Lungu with President Robert Mugabe at State House
President Edgar Lungu is saddened by the death of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. President Lungu said Mr Mugabe will be remembered for his fight for Africas Liberation and fearlessly defending the continent. In a tweet, President Lungu said Zambia mourns with Zimbabwe...