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What Zambia lost – The mines social welfare infrastructure

What Zambia lost – The mines social welfare infrastructure

By Brian Mulenga   In the 1950s, after a succession of strikes and confrontations, the mining giants running mines in the then Northern Rhodesia decided to improve working conditions for miners to ensure peace in the mine townships.   First of all, a generous bonus scheme so miners earned a very hefty bonus cheque which […]

We are not planning to close in Zambia – British Envoy

The British High Commission has refuted reports circulating on social media of an impending closure of its operations in Zambia.   British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet said the strange social media rumours are totally untrue because Zambia and the United Kingdom (UK) enjoy strong historical ties.   Mr. Cochrane-Dyet said there has been […]

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PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says the UPND Members of Parliament will be dumped by their leaders who are inciting them to boycott Parliament.   In an open letter to the UPND MPs, Bwalya says the MPs will be in trouble for breaching Parliamentary rules by boycotting the Presidential address by President Lungu. He said the MPs risk being suspended from the House.   There have been reports that the UPND MPs will be suspended for a year for boycotting the presidential address. The UPND has refused to recognise President Lungu saying he stole their  election.   Below is the letter by Bwalya:     OPEN LETTER TO UPND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT   WEDNESDAY, MARCH […]

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Vice president Wina’s lamentation over pending aid cuts from US Govt

By MacDonald Chipenzi   Vice President Inonge Wina says the Zambian government is worried that the announced budget cuts in foreign aid and funding to United Nations agencies will have devastating effects on the country’s health sector.   “It is a pity that the new administration of the United States and President Donald Trump is […]

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Armed Police surround ZNBC Studios

Armed Police Officers have been sent to ZNBC studios in Mass Media where workers are on work stoppage.   The workers among other things are protesting the delay in payment of salaries.  

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The British Embassy has said goodbye to Zambia, to apply for a VISA to the UK, one has to go to South Africa.   Despite that Zambia was colonized by Britain, and that South Africa is less British, Zambians will have to go to South Africa if they are interested in going to UK.   […]

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UPND press briefing in summary

PRESIDENT HH – New strategy has been unveiled – Edgar is falling very soon – Matibini is too small to summon HH – If it was Amusa Mwanamwambwa HH would have gone to Parliament – Zambia is remaining in the ICC – UPND Members of Parliament continue fighting for people who put you in Parliament […]

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HH, GBM holds a closed door meeting with Human Rights Commissioners

Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his Vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have met the Human Rights Commission in Zambia to brief them on the injustices and human rights abuse going on in the country.   Hichilema or HH as he famously referred confirmed the development on his Facebook update Tuesday evening. He said the […]

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Police block UPND from Chainama, HH says Lungu is disturbing peace

Armed Police officers Tuesday morning blocked the opposition UPND from holding a media briefing at Chainama Hotel.   And UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says it is a shame for President Edgar Lungu to call for peace when he commands his men in uniform to disturb peaceful gatherings.   And ADD leader Charles Milupi says democracy […]

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Zamtel says it has exceeded 1.5 million customers

Zamtel has exceeded 1.5 million customers and is now chasing the 2 millionth customer-milestone. To this effect, Zamtel the only indigenous telecommunication company in Zambia, would like to thank all its esteemed customers, both old and new, for being a part of this success story. We say a special thank you to all our customers […]

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