Daily Archives: Nov 11, 2011

Nigerian immigration officer with the UK Border Agency pleads guilty for visa racketeering

SAmuel Shoyeju, 53, a UK-based Nigerian and an immigration officer with the UK Border Agency, has pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office at the Basildon Crown Court for visa racketeering. According to a report in the Friday issue … read more »

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Budget 2012 – Zambia doubles mine royalties to fund big budget

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s new government unveiled an expansive 2012 budget on Friday, with big increases in social spending and farming subsidies to be paid for by a rise in mineral royalties and a debut $500 million Eurobond. In the … read more »

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MMD will bounce back to power after the 2016 general elections, declares Felix Mutati.

Mutati, the former commerce minister in the MMD regime and now head of the opposition in Parliament, said his party had learnt lessons and was reorganising itself after its loss in the September 20 presidential elections which saw President Michael … read more »

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UNZA Student Interred

The family of a medical student who was found dead yesterday has been forced to bury the deceased due to the partial decomposition of the body. After a conducted autopsy doctors are reported to have failed to establish the cause of death prompting … read more »

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Teachers Seek Special Incentives in Budget

The teaching fraternity has outlined a set of needs it wants addressed in next year’s national budget set forpresentation tomorrow. Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia Secretary General, Jeffrey Simuntala has challenged government to implement the Dakar declaration framework. The respective international protocol compels signatory … read more »

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DRC Opposition Polls Boycott

With just about 17 days to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC-third democratic general elections, one of the presidential candidates has announced he is boycotting the polls. National People’s Patriotic Party on the Congo President, Tshimankinda Ngandu Kalala has accused … read more »

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UPND Rules out Withdrawing any Electoral Petition

The UPND has ruled out withdrawing any electoral petition filed against select parliamentary election results. The UPND has filed before the courts of law petitions for the nullification of the results of some parliamentaryelection results against the MMD, a party, they have since formed alliance … read more »

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Cynthia Kanema’s quest for next super-model on

By SAM PHIRI ZAMBIA’s arguably most prestigious beauty pageant, the Cynthia Kanema super model search   has entered season four with what looks like an exciting ‘menu on Cynthia’s table’ of which even viewers  will also have a fare share. Producers, … read more »

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Zambia Police launch investigations to probe assassination plot

THE police have launched investigations into an alleged plot by unnamed opposition leaders and retired army generals planning to assassinate Government leaders spearheading the fight against corruption. Inspector-General of Police Martin Malama warned in Lusaka yesterday that the police would … read more »

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