Daily Archives: Jun 16, 2016

Precious Longwe appears in court for shooting her husband dead

A distraught looking Precious Longwe accused of killing her husband was on Wednesday led into the Lusaka Magistrate Court for explanation of her murder charge. Magistrate Kenneth Mulife who asked the accused whether she understood the charge to which she … read more »

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Photos from the colonial archives


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Green Party East official acquitted of trafficking cannabis

Green Party Lundazi District Chairman Davy Kumwenda, who was arrested on 6 February, 2016, and charged with trafficking in psychotropic substances, namely cannabis sativa, was on Tuesday acquitted by Lundazi Magistrate Newton Nyirenda. Mr Kumwenda who had been remanded in … read more »

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15 Somalians Suffocate in a truck in Luapula Province

15 people suspected to be Somalian nationals have died in a containerised truck on the pedicle road in an apparent case of human trafficking gone wrong. The Truck registered AFB 496 from Kasama was carrying over 50 Somalians suspected to … read more »

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Quote of the day

        Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. – E. B. White

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Arrest me if my academic papers are forged, GBM dares PF Govt

UPND presidential running mate Geoffrey Mwamba has challenged the PF Government to go ahead and arrest him if they believe that he submitted forged academic papers to the Electoral Commission of Zambia. And Mr Mwamba has revealed that he did … read more »

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Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert

Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria. A government statement said they were found near the small desert town of Assamakka. Interior Minister Bazoum Mohammed … read more »

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Kenya’s matatus ‘to battle bed bugs’

Feeling itchy? You will be after reading this post. Most matutus or minibus taxis in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have bed bugs, reports the local Standard newspaper. “These parasites are now threatening to cripple our business since many people fear to board public service … read more »

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Kenya’s homosexual anal tests legal

A Kenyan High Court has dismissed a case challenging the legality of anal tests as proof of homosexuality. Two men, who say Kenyan police forced them to undergo the procedure to prove they had had gay sex, launched the case, … read more »

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