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HH extols Levy: He was a visionary leader

Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has paid tribute to the late President Levy Mwanawasa saying his leadership belonged to the present and future expectations of what new African gorvernance ought to be, accountable, transparent and honest. In a press statement to mark the 9th Anniversary of the death of President Mwanawasa, Hichilema says the former […]

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Shonga fires Zambia through to CHAN

Zambia 2-0 South Africa Justin Shonga struck twice in a space of five minutes to book Zambia a ticket to the Kenya 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) at the expense of South Africa. The tie was even at 79 minutes before Shonga was set up by second half substitute Godfrey Ngwenya to drive home a […]

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Skeptical Africa Dispatches: Abuse of suspected charm users must stop in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe Belief in the potency of charms persists in many parts of Nigeria, and Africa despite the spread of modern education, science and knowledge. The very idea of charm still evokes fear in the minds of too many people. Due to this superstitious idea, people, in reaction, torture and abuse those who are accused […]

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Negotiate the release of Barotse activists like others have done for HH, Litunga urged

A Barotse national has called upon the Litunga of Barotseland, Lubosi Imwiko II and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to travel to Lusaka and speak to President Edgar Lungu, the church and the Commonwealth Secretary for the unconditional release of Afumba Mombotwa and all other Barotse activists currently serving prison sentences in Zambia over Barotseland […]

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Uganda and Zambia acquire tools to identify adaptation options and mainstream gender into climate change adaptation policies

Uganda and Zambia are carrying out activities to better assess adaptation options through cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation exercises, as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, led by FAO and UNDP. Both Uganda and Zambia are also paving the way for gender mainstreaming in national adaptation planning policies. In Uganda […]

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Of HIV and mandatory testing

By Toshiki Kucheba In 2013, the UN proposed what they termed a 90-90-90 target, it calls for a scale up of HIV testing so that 90% of people are aware of their status, of those 90% are linked with treatment and 90% of those on ARVs should have undetectable levels of HIV in the blood, […]

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Mopani Copper Mines has with immediate effect suspended all operations in Mufulira and Kitwe to force Copperbelt Energy Corporation to revert to the old electricity tariffs. Last week, CEC and Zesco reduced power supply to mining operations of Mopani and First Quantum Minerals after the two mines disputed power tariffs agreed through negotiations with the […]

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WHO, UNAIDS back compulsory HIV testing

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have welcomed government’s move to implement the mandatory HIV testing policy. President Edgar Lungu announced the policy measure earlier this week, saying the human rights argument against mandatory HIV testing should not arise and that there will be no debate about […]

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DPP enters nolle in IG v Tayali defamation case

The Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyuni has entered a nolle prosequi in the case in which EEP leader Chilufya Tayali was accused of defaming Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja. But Tayali has expressed disappointment with the move, saying Kanganja needed to come to court and prove that he was not incompetent. When the […]

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Shonga confident of CHAN qualification

In-form Chipolopolo striker Justin Shonga says fans should expect a good game in Saturday’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) match against South Africa. Shonga who netted a last minute equalizer in the first leg encounter in South Africa to earn Zambia a 2-all away draw in East London told Fazfootball.com that the team was focussed on winning the […]

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