Daily Archives: Apr 13, 2016

Under African Skies-Paul Simon and Miriam Makeba

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GBM challenges Kambwili to a “Beauty Contest”

UPND Vice President for Administration Geoffrey Mwamba on Tuesday made the audience witnessing the defection of some members of PF and other political parties uncontrollably burst into laughter when he challenged information Minister Chishimba Kambwili to a beauty contest to … read more »

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Two Post Journalists arrested for defaming President Lungu

Post Newspapers Managing Editor Joan Chirwa-Ngoma and Reporter Mukosha Funga have been arrested and charged with the offence of defamation of the President. The duo was arrested and jointly charged this morning with 4th Revolution Party leader Eric Chanda over … read more »

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Mauritius-based firm buys Inters

QUANTUM Global (QG) group has acquired Inter-Continental Hotel Lusaka at a cost of US$35.9 million. The hotel was bought by QG from Kingdom Hotel Investments. According to a statement posted on the group’s website, QG Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius-based … read more »

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Kapata issues Guildelines: Only 24 Lions to be hunted this year

Trophy hunters have received guidelines from Ministry of Tourism’s and Arts’ Department National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) as a measure to direct and regulate hunting of big cats. This follows Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata’s lifting the suspension on … read more »

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Somalia executes journalist turned Al-Shabaab terrorist

(CNN)For years, Hassan Hanafi was a trusted source of news in Somalia. As the voice of Holy Quran Radio in Mogadishu, listeners across the capital tuned in to hear him report the latest political news. But at some point, Hanafi … read more »

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HIV defies attempt to edit virus out of human cells with CRISPR

Vanquishing HIV just got that little bit harder. A promising technique to weaken the virus has in some cases made it stronger. HIV’s ability to evolve resistance to antiretroviral drugs has become legendary. It had been thought that a new … read more »

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This Michigan Tire Shop Owner Says He Doesn’t Service Black or “Ghetto” People

The owner of a tire shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is attempting to defend himself after saying he doesn’t want the business of blacks and “ghetto people.” When Ypsilanti resident Madison Callanan left a negative Yelp review of her experience at Whitney’s Tire and Auto … read more »

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South Africa’s political crisis: an expert explains why it’s happening and what it means

South Africa is facing its most severe political crisis since the fall of apartheid. On the surface, this crisis is about corruption. Starting in 2009, South Africa spent more than $16 million of public funds to renovate Nkandla, President Jacob … read more »

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