Marine Soldiers Beat Up, Force Villagers To Eat Raw Fish

OVER 25 fishermen in Mwense have allegedly been beaten by marine soldiers on suspicion that they were fishing in the Luapula River during the on-going fish ban. Mwense district commissioner Geoffrey Chipampata, who confirmed the incident in an interview on Friday, said one person has since died from the injuries sustained. Mr Chipampata said marine […]

The Crazy Cost Of Becoming President in Zambia

Just yesterday the Electoral Commission of Zambia increased the nomination fees over 1900%. Per Justice Chulu, ECZ Chairperson, the new presidential nomination are K75,000 ($7,500) from K20, 000 ($2,000), parliamentary nomination fees are K10,000 ($1,000) from K500 ($50), and councilors in urban areas will now pay K2,000 ($200). From my 1980s civics classes (I don’t […]

‘Schoolgirls Carrying Beer To Class’

THE Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) has expressed concern over the increasing reports of young girls carrying alcoholic beverages in their drinking bottles when going to school. YMCA Copperbelt regional co-ordinator Sharon Chisanga said in an interview yesterday that so far her office has received 15 cases of young girls drinking beer at school. “One […]

Lungu Puts Foot Down On CBU, UNZA Closure

PRESIDENT Lungu says he will not be coerced into re-opening the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) because he wants the students to sober up first and stop pandering to the whims of opposition political parties. The government closed the two institutions last week after students rioted to protest delays in paying […]

25 Forge G12 Results In Health Courses Applications

TWENTY-five people who last year applied to pursue careers in health professions at various training institutions had forged their grade 12 results, the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has revealed. Speaking at the first quarter media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, HPCZ public relations officer Terry Musonda said 169 students who were enrolled at various […]

PF, MMD MPs Will Join UPND – HH

PF, MMD MPs Will Join UPND – HH

Opposition UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says a lot of serving PF and MMD Members of Parliament will join the opposition UPND when parliament is dissolved. The UPND Leader boasts that a lot of serving PF and MMD MPs have seen that the UPND is the only progressive party in the country. Mr. Hichilema boasts that […]

Twitter Suspends 125,000 ‘Terrorism’ Accounts

Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts”. In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts “primarily related to ISIS” (the so-called Islamic State group). “We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism,” it said, adding that it had increased its report reviewing teams […]

Fake K100, K50 Notes In Circulation

The Bank of Zambia working with the Zambia Police have discovered some counterfeit K100 and K50 notes in circulation. BOZ Head of Communications Kanguya Mayondi in a statement says the counterfeit notes are scanned copies of original banknotes bearing various serial numbers and have a smooth surface compared to genuine banknotes. Mr. Mayondi explains that […]

Deadly Earthquake Topples Buildings in Taiwan City of Tainan

An earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least five people. Rescue teams have been trying to reach people trapped in rubble since the magnitude 6.4 quake struck just before 04:00 (20:00 GMT Friday). A baby was among four people killed when a high-rise block collapsed. At least 155 […]

PF Cadres Beat Colleague For Telling Lungu ‘Ukudya Weka’

A PATRIOTIC Front cadre is currently nursing wounds at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital after his colleagues clobbered him on Wednesday night for telling President Edgar Lungu that ‘ukudya weka’. This happened at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before President Lungu departed for Italy. Tembo Kapwepwe, 49 of Lusaka’s Chilenje township, was responding to a greeting from […]

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