Aug, 17th 2016
Despite overseeing clear economic decline since taking over as president in January 2015, Edgar Lungu officially won Zambia’s presidential election with 1, 860, 877 votes. The United Party for National Development’s (UNDP) leader Hakainde Hichilema, the challenger many analysts had predicted would capitalise on the country’s economic woes to emerge victorious (and who has disputed the resul...
Jun, 25th 2016
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Some Zambian activists took to the Lusaka streets this week to demonstrate against the multinational mining companies during the 6th Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference and Exhibition at the Lusaka Government Complex on Thursday, June 23rd 2016....
May, 6th 2016
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In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Each one of us has, at some time, had to grapple with the challenges resulting from the death of a loved one. No matter how many times we have gone through these traumatic experiences, each time the experience appears and feel...
Apr, 27th 2016
Apr, 2nd 2016
A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning.
Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within the next three years they will be able to start human trials, the UK Daily Telegraph reported.
Mar, 30th 2016
COUNCIL of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) general secretary Suzan Matale has called for the banning of the Miracle and Deliverance Church and its head pastor from practicing until the church proves that it was registered and affiliated to the mother body.
Reverend Matale was reacting to last week’s story in the Sunday Times were Mpulungu Ward 23 councillor Stephen Shakafuswa asked Pastor Evans Thole t...
Mar, 12th 2016
You will remember from yesterday, that Bill Gates is not a fan of Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo (see below video). Responding to a question about Moyo’s book Dead Aid, which criticizes Western aid interventions in Africa, Gates claimed the book is ‘promoting evil.’
Well, it turns out that Moyo is not happy with what Gates has to say about her book. Moyo issued a pithy response to what she ...
Mar, 5th 2016
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has already been in charge for 36 years and, at 92, is the world’s oldest serving head of state. But the veteran leader says he is not done yet.
Mugabe plans to live until he is 100 and indicated that he would remain president for life in a Thursday interview with state channel Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) TV, Reuters reported.
The former freedom f...
Feb, 26th 2016
As the Republican presidential primary moves into the American south, white supremacist groups are working to mobilize racists to get out the vote for Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, David Duke, the white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, encouraged his radio show listeners to volunteer for Trump's campaign. "Call Donald Trump’s headquarters [and] volunteer," he said on the "David ...
Feb, 25th 2016
For a nation as diverse as the United States, the judiciary is quite male and white. In theory, this shouldn’t matter. Judges are supposed to be impartial — as boring as “umpires,” in the famous words of Chief Justice John Roberts.
In practice, of course, it's much messier. People can’t help but see the world through the lens of their own experiences. A recent report by two sociologists ...
All the 58 Members of Parliament from the opposition UPND have stayed away from the ceremonial state opening of Parliament.
President Edgar Lungu who arrived at 10:25 Hours is due to give a state of the nation address to mark the first session of the 12th National Assembly.
Only PF MPs, one from FDD and those from the Independent Parliamentary were present in the House.
The Zambian Parliament has ...
President Edgar Lungu has appointed and sworn-in nine more Cabinet Ministers bringing the total of those so far appointed to 25.
Those sworn in as Cabinet Ministers are:
(1) Hon. Given Lubinda, MP
MINISTER OF JUSTICE;
(2) Hon. Michael Zondani,Katambo MP
MINISTER OF LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES;
(3) Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES;
(4) Hon. Christopher Bwaly...