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“Involvement of DCs in by-elections worrying”

“Involvement of DCs in by-elections worrying”

Electoral expert MacDonald Chipenzi has observed that the involvement of District Commissioners (DC) in elections is worrying. There are reports of DCs campaigning for the ruling party (PF) in Itezhi Tezhi by-elections. Below is a statement by Chipenzi: GOVERNANCE, Elections, Advocacy, Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Zambia is delighted at the peaceful manner political parties conducted […]

Kambwili laughs at Lungu’s diplomatic gaffe involving SA opposition leaders

Chishimba Kambwili says President Edgar Lungu must immediately fire his aides for failing to advise him correctly over the summoning of South African opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema, according to The Mast. And Kambwili says the State House aides failed to utilize the diplomatic knowledge of foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba because they […]

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Kambwili summoned to court over traffic offenses, pleads not guilty

Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has pleaded not guilty to three counts of traffic offenses after he was summoned to appear before the Lusaka Fast Track Court today. Kambwili, who is being represented by Keith Mweemba, Caristo Mukonka and Christopher Mundia, took plea before magistrate Brian Simachela. In the first count, it is alleged that Kambwili, being […]

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Government appears to have backed down on its decision to introduce mandatory testing for HIV in Zambia. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya clarified that what Government will be implementing is routine testing for HIV as part of diagnostic screening to be initiated by the health care provider. Dr Chilufya said the key is that in all […]

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Kambwili has never attended Ukusefya pa Ng’wena before – Chitimukulu

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga ll of the Bemba-speaking people says he was shocked to hear that Chishimba Kambwili wanted to attend the Ukusefya pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony after he was dismissed from Government. Justifying the move to block the expelled PF Member of Parliament from attending the ceremony, the Chitimukulu pointed out that despite […]

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Lungu’s summon of Malema, Maimane a diplomatic own goal – Chellah

Former State House spokesperson George Chellah says President Edgar Lungu’s summoning of South African opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema amounted to scoring a diplomatic own goal On Saturday, President Lungu instructed the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria to facilitate a meeting with Malema, the EFF leader and Maimane, the leader of the Democratic […]

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Youths from all political parties in the country have come together to form one organisation in bid to combat political violence and positively contribute to the governance agenda of the country. Jones Mulunga who is the executive director of the newly formed Centre for Young Leaders in Africa (CYLA) said the organisation is meant change […]

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FAZ Centre for Excellence takes shape

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has stepped up construction of the Centre for Excellence in Luanshya District with the pitch already done while the administration block is almost complete. FAZ president Andrew Kamanga led three executive committee members and vice president Rix Mweemba in touring the facility. Kamanga told Fazfooball.com that the facility would change the […]

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Amos Chanda: HH influenced Maimane to snub President Lungu

Presidential Spokesperson Amos Chanda says President Edgar Lungu was ready to meet the two South African opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane (DA) and Julius Malema (EFF) after he was informed of their planned picket at his hotel. In an interview, Chanda said it was because of this planned picket that the head of state extended an […]

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Malema, Maimane reject Lungu’s ‘summons’

South Africa’s main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance (DA) has refused to meet Zambian President Edgar Lungu, saying he will only do so if he (Lungu) publicly condemns the arrest and incarceration of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. And Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has also turned down the proposed meeting, […]

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