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Lungu will decide if he wants to stand in 2021 – Wina

Lungu will decide if he wants to stand in 2021 – Wina

Vice-President Inonge Wina has aimed a dig at opposition leaders in a quest to justify President Edgar Lungu’s bid to go for another term of office in 2021. In an apparent reference to UPND and FDD, Wina said that the issue of leaders clinging onto power is not only a phenomenon of sitting presidents because […]

Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

Embattled Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been seen in public for the first time since Wednesday after a reported takeover by the country’s defense forces. President Mugabe was seen officiating at a graduation ceremony at Zimbabwean Open University today. The development comes a day after Mugabe met with the army commander and South African envoys. He […]

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UPND asks govt to safeguard the lives of Zambians in Zim

UPND youths have called on government to safeguard the lives of Zambians in Zimbabwe without delay. Gilbert Liswaniso, the UPND youth spokesperson, says his party is dismayed at the passiveness of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in issuing a travel advisory when some countries have advised their citizens to stay away from Zimbabwe following the […]

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Government urged to accept all recommendations to improve children’s rights

The National Child Rights Forum, a coalition of 18 NGOs focused on child rights says it is pleased to note that the country is making strides in the elimination of violence against children in the country and has urged government to accept all recommendations to improve children’s rights. In a Statement, coordinator of the National […]

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British envoy wants swift and peaceful resolution to Zim crisis

British High Commissioner to Zambia Fergus Cochrane-Dyet has urged all sides to refrain from violence in an effort to see a peaceful and swift resolution to the current situation in Zimbabwe. The military has seized power in Zimbabwe and placed its 93-year-old leader Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the Southern African nation for 37 year, […]

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Reported Chinese involvement in Zim coup worries Green Party

Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba says if reports that China has a hand in this week’s coup in Zimbabwe are true, then a dark era has dawned in Africa. Sinkemba was reacting to a report which appeared in the UK Guardian newspaper yesterday, which revealed that the head of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, and architect […]

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Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe has been holding direct talks with the army over his future. Pictures emerged of the 93-year-old meeting the army chief and two envoys from South Africa at his official residence in Harare. The army put Mr Mugabe under house arrest on Wednesday after moving in to take control. Opposition leader […]

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HH urges SADC and UN to protect Mugabe

United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema has expressed concern at the turn of events in Zimbabwe. Speaking to reporters at the High Court grounds where he had escorted losing UPND losing candidate in the Lusaka Central Constituency Charlotte Scott, Hichilema said  he does not support dictatorship in any way, but  that Zimbabwean President […]

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K8.5 million spent on ghost students irks COBUSU

The payment of K8.5 million to ‘ghost’ students by Ministry of Higher Education has annoyed the student leadership at the Copperbelt University. The Auditor General’s report revealed that the Ministry of Higher Education paid K8.5 million to non-students in the year ended 2016. But Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) president Njikho Musuku described the payment as corrupt, […]

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Lungu concerned about Zim crisis – Kalaba

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has confirmed that President Edgar Lungu has spoken to the Zimbabwean Authorities and the Military command in that country in order to get firsthand information about the situation on the ground. Kalaba said President Lungu spoke to both parties as early as 05:00 hours on Wednesday and was hopeful that […]

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