Daily Archives: Oct 23, 2011

Zambia @47 years, politically free but…poor

Zambia has celebrated its 47 independence anniversary. The days of Zambians buying through pigeon holes which irritated the first republican president Kenneth Kaunda forcing him to become a vegetarian are history. As the anti-colonialism song in chi-Bemba “Ubulofwa bwa kale” … read more »

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Malawi’s VP in Lusaka for Zambia’s independence celebrations

Malawi’s sidelined Vice-President Joyce Banda is in Lusaka for Zambia’s independence celebrations in “her personal capacity”, a sign that the diplomatic tiff between Presidents Bingu wa Mutharika and Michael Sata is still simmering. Ms Banda, the first woman Vice-President of … read more »

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Nkoyas not for the Barotseland agreement

The Nkoya speaking people of western and North Western provinces have called on the government not to recognize the Barotseland Agreement of 1964. They claim that the agreement does not take into account the existence of other ethnic groups. Organization National Council Chairperson Edwin Nkomeshya says … read more »

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Man arrested for indiscriminate dumping of garbage

A civic leader in Lusaka’s Kabwata Township this afternoon dragged a resident to the police for indiscriminate dumping of garbage. This came to light when Malamulo Banda, a resident attempted to dump garbage at undesignated site in the face of … read more »

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Doomsday wrong again

Doomsday Prophet Harold Camping was wrong when he predicted the world would end on May 21 and now he has been proved wrong again in thinking the “Rapture” would happen on Friday October 21. The American evangelical broadcaster, who stirred media frenzy in … read more »

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NGOCC concerned with maternal health care

The Non-Governmental Coordinating Council (NGOCC) says Zambia has continued recording high levels of women deaths when giving birth due to lack of adequate health personnel in the country. NGOCC Chairperson Beatrice Grillo says inadequate health facilities have further exacerbated the women death … read more »

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Government challenged to entrench skills training curriculum

A youth Non-Governmental Organisation has challenged government to entrench skills training in the schoolcurriculum. Zambian Institute of Careers and Motivation (ZICAM) Executive Director Isaac Likuji says Zambia needs a generation of young people with a spirit of economic independence. Mr. Likuji says … read more »

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Soccer fans seek clarity on Renard’s appointment

Some soccer fans have called football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to explain the criteria used in settling for Herve Renard as Zambia national soccer team coach. The association however stated that the appointment is subject to further consultation with various stakeholders including the government and Renard’s acceptance. But … read more »

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New Zealand are world Champions

New Zealand have won rugby World Cup when they battled to a tense 8-7 victory over France in the final. The All Blacks had not won the World Cup since 1987. The first half scoring was restricted to a try … read more »

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