Two men jailed for 3 years for the theft of 50litres of Beer

Two men of Livingstone's Libuyu Compound almost caused a circus in the Livingstone Magistrate Court yesterday when they where sentenced to 18 month imprisonment with hard labour for stealing 50 litres of opaque beer among other items.The men were sentenced to 18 months imprisonment...

Poachers kill a ZAWA female officer in Mukubwe

A female Zambia Wild Life Authority (ZAWA) police officer was brutally killed by poachers, while another male officer is battling for his life in Kabwe general hospital with deep wounds in the head. Both Central Province Police Commanding Officer Simon Mpande and lower Zambezi area...

Crocs maul Sinazongwe man

A 26 year-old man has been severely mauled by a crocodile in Sinazongwe district in Southern Province. A Mweezhya ward councilor Bernard Syanyambwe confirmed that Victor Siapaka from Kayisha Village was caught while he was swimming on Lake Kariba . Mr. Syanyambwe said the reptile ...

Bicycles offer a lifeline in rural Zambia

In rural Zambia, a bicycle is one of the most important possessions someone can have. At one school, when they were given out to pupils by World Bicycle Relief, the roll increased from 300 to 867 pupils. Headteacher Michael Gogolola explained: "Bicycles in Africa, especially in...

The First lady arrives in Chiengi

The first lady Thandiwe Banda has arrived in Chienge district to start her three-day visit of Luapula province.The first lady who arrived by road in this northernmost district of the natural resource rich province at 11.10 hours was received by scores of women who...

High school girl accidentally shot in Kafue

Narrating the saga, the Councillor said while the man tried to shake the girl with his hand, he accidently pulled the trigger and shot her straight in the chest at close range. The Councillor said the girl immediately fell to the ground and died. He said after the man realised that he had shot the girl, he decided to turn himself to the councilllor and the matter was then reported to the local police post where he has since been detained pending further action from police.

Zain donates bunk beds and mattresses to Lukalanya High school

Zain Zambia has donated 200 bunk beds,mattresses,blankets and pillows to Lukalanya High School in Mongu, and in addition is providing glazed windows and refurbishment of the schools water bore-hole. Donating the materials, Zain Zambia Managing Director David Holiday said the items valued at nearly K100...

Mazabuka Chieftains Need to Be Commended

by Henry Kyambalesa I am pleased to learn of the constructive views of traditional leaders from Mazabuka who, I understand, were supposed to meet President Rupiah Banda at State House on March 23, 2010—that is, chieftainess Mwenda and Chiefs Hanjalika, Mwanachingwala and Naluama. Among other things,...

Kuomboka set to 17th April 2010

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has disclosed that this year’s Kuomboka Ceremony of the Lozi people will take place on the 17th of April. Speaking in an interview in Mongu today, Acting Ngambela Litia Walubita confirmed the development and urged the public to come in...

A game of Kabote turns tragic, man charged with murder

The High Court sitting in Mongu yesterday sentenced a 24 year old man of Kalabo district to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour for one count murder. Appearing before High Court Judge Eddie Sikazwe was Linowe Sibamba of Nalionwa village of Kalabo District who was...

600 kg of fish confiscated in Itezhitezhi

The Department of fisheries and the police in Itezhi-tezhi district have confiscated 607kgs of fresh fish and arrested three prominent businessmen for contravening the fish ban Itezhi-tezhi district. The Itezhi-tezhi police have impounded two trucks that were carrying the fresh fish. According to police...

Chief angry over an investor who has banned fishing

Chief Kaindu of Mumbwa’s Kaonde people has lashed out against a named investor whom he has blamed for allegedly depriving residents of their right to catch fish from the Kafue River. Chief Kaindu told ZANIS that he was unhappy with reports coming from his subjects...

Change thinking towards negative traditional practices- Mambwe

North-Western Province Permanent Secretary, Eastern Mambwe has said there is need to discard traditional practices that contribute to gender based violence in the country. Dr. Mambwe said any traditional practice that disadvantages women and girls from exercising their human rights in society was a negative...

Lightning strikes three, croc kills one

Three people from different families were over the weakened killed by lightning in chief Mungaila’s area. Another man of Katengwa ward in chief Mungaila’s area was killed by a crocodile in the Kafue River as he drew water from the water source. District Commissioner, Wilson Siandunka,...

School leavers ball banned in Kafue

Kafue District Commissioner Winford Ngoma has ordered head teachers in the district not to allow grade nine and twelve pupils to hold end of year parties. Mr. Ngoma has also warned bars and night clubs in the district not host such parties as those found...