Daily Archives: Sep 29, 2016

President Lungu appoints 9 more ministers

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 … read more »

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Burundi Drummers

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Photos from the colonial archives

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Quote of the day

      Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

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Tayali forms political party

Outspoken Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has announced the formation of a new political party to be called Movement for Economic Development and Equity (MEDE). Mr Tayali said he will unveil the proposed manifesto and constitution of the party … read more »

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Government flags off food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe

Government has today started dispatching 48,000 metric tonnes (MT) of relief food to Malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the U$D2.4 billion Southern African Development Community (SADC) humanitarian appeal for ‘hunger stricken’ countries. Officially flagging off the GRZ/WFP Humanitarian Relief … read more »

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Women’s Lobby hails President Lungu for appointing women to cabinet

The Zambia National Women’s Lobby has hailed President Edgar Lungu for observing gender parity in his appointment of Cabinet Ministers so far. Lobby Executive Director Juliet Chibuta in a statement issued to the media observed that seven women have been … read more »

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US blacklists top allies of DR Congo President Kabila

Washington (AFP) – The US Treasury placed two top allies of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday, tying both to rising political violence and human rights violations. The Treasury said both were involved in … read more »

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U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … read more »

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