Shortage of Petrol hits Solwezi

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Man, 31, gets prison sentence for murder

A 31 year old man of  Chief Zumwanda in Lundazi was yesterday sentenced to  18 months with hard labour for killing his father. Willy Chima of Zombe village, who appeared before High Court Judge Catherine Phiri, was initially charged with first degree murder, which was later reduced...

ZRCS seeks assistance from Govt.

The Zambia Red Cross Society(ZRCS) in Kasempa has appealed to government to channel some of its resources to the society in an effort to provide humanitarian support to some of the affected areas in the country. ZRCS Public Relations Manager James Zulu said in an interview that...

Chief Nonde appeals for help in bridge rehab

Chief Nonde of Mbala district in the Northern province has appealed to government to help replace the bridge at Nangwa  river which was recently destroyed by torrential rains. Chief Nondo said the washing away of the bridge has negatively impacted on the movement of the...

Caltex fuel tanker burns to ashes

A tanker truck, belonging to Caltex, has been burnt to ashes after it caught fire between Nyimba and Kacholola districts this morning. Eastern Police Commanding Officer Emlyn Mushondwa confirmed to Zambia News and Information Services this morning that the incident occurred after the truck developed...

Take care Motorists warned

Sinazongwe District Commissioner (DC) has warned motorists coming to the district for the first time to travel during the day because the road is in a deplorable state. Mr. Lavain Apuleni told ZANIS that the Maamba-Batooka road has no signs and heavy rains have washed...

Boarder dispute to erupts warns Chief Sinazongwe

Chief Sinazongwe has charged that Senior Chief Mweemba is creating new villages in his kingdom and has urged government to send surveyors to re-demarcate the area before a dispute erupts. Chief Sinazongwe has since urged his counterpart that conflict was not needed at the moment. He,...

Chief Mweemba calls for shifting, renaming Sinazongwe

Senior Chief Mweemba has said that his people do not want anything but to shift Sinazongwe district at a central place and to rename it as Dindi . However, Chief Sinazongwe said his subjects would never accept the district to be named Dindi because...

Irish Education Minister visits

The Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin is travelling to Zambia today as part of a mission to examine practical ways to support teacher training initiatives in the country. The Irish Government, through Ireland Aid, has supported development programmes in Zambia, with the education...

Zambia’s Plans for Science get Recognition

Zambia's ambitious plan to use science to boost its economic development and reduce poverty has received financial backing from the African Development Bank. A Ministry of Finance spokesperson, Chileshe Kandeta, announced this month that the bank has approved a loan of 123 billion kwachas (US$30...

Journalists urged to use LINUX

By Timothy-Kasonde Kasolo in Nairobi 340 computers running on Linux software platform have been provided to Journalists at the on going World Social Forum (WSF) in Nairobi- Kenya so as to...

Stabilizing Southern Africa Through IT

A leader in the worldwide fight to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Roland M. Msiska of Johannesburg, South Africa, Director of the Southern Africa Capacity Initiative (SACI) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will deliver a lecture and conduct a discussion at...

Science journalism awards launched

For the first time, Zambia's science journalists will be recognised by fellow scientists and policymakers for their role in promoting science and technology in the country.The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) announced last week (29 November) that it will award outstanding science and...