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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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Lungu jets into Rwanda

President Edgar Lungu has arrived in Kigali, Rwanda to attend tomorrow’s Inauguration ceremony of that country’s President-elect Paul Kagame. President Lungu, who is accompanied by Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Christopher Mvunga and State House Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda arrived at Kigali International Airport around 17:00 hours. The Head of State […]

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Go to court if you want, Lungu tells critics of compulsory HIV testing

President Edgar Lungu has challenged people threatening legal action over governments decision to make HIV testing, counseling and treatment mandatory to go ahead. Speaking to the media at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Rwanda, the Head of State wondered why some people are lamenting that their human rights will be violated […]

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Chinsali a no-go area for Kambwili – PF MP

Chinsali Central Member of Parliament Kalalwe Mukosa has warned Chishimba Kambwili that he is not welcome in Chinsali. Speaking during a solidarity march with PF members in Chinsali today the Chinsali lawmaker stated that the people of Chinsali are 100% PF and will continue to be loyal to President Edgar Lungu. Mukosa says he and […]

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UNZA turned into 5 colleges

Cabinet has approved the restructuring of the University of Zambia (UNZA) into five University Colleges, namely: College of Medicine, College of Education, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, Mines and Minerals, and the College of Humanities and Arts. According to a statement issued by chief government spokesperson, Mulenga Kampamba, the decision was […]

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MMD Die Hard Youths National Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has called on members of parliament to consider invalidating article 31″ the state of threatened public emergency” declared by President Edgar Lungu on 5th July 2017. In a statement issued to the media Chiluba noted that there was no need to exhaust all the 90 days owing […]

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It would have been an embarrassing defeat for the state – Munshya

Canada based Zambian lawyer Elias Munshya says it would have been an embrassing defeat for the state if they had gone to trial in the case where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others were charged with treason because the accused never committed treason. And Munshya has charged that President Edgar Lungu and Director of […]

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It’s not a nolle, treason charges have been dropped – Mwiimbu

United Party for National Development (UPND) Chairperson for Legal Committee, Counsel Jack Mwiimbu has clarified that the DPP has not entered a nolle prosequi but that the treason charge have been dropped in the public interest. Mwiimbu explained to Journalists that a nolle can only be entered under Section 81 of the Criminal Procedure Code […]

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Commonwealth appoints Nigerian scholar and diplomat to mediate between HH and Lungu

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has appointed Professor Ibrahim Gambari to be her Dialogue Envoy for Zambia. And Scotland has described Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyuni’s decision to enter a nolle prosequi in UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s treason case as reasonable. In a statement issued after Siyuni discontinued the treason case against Hichilema and […]

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