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HH addresses Kabwata rally, Regina pleads with Kaseba to ‘tame’ Sata for sake of peace

185 ViewsLeader of the opposition UPND party Hakainde Hichilema has addressed the first rally in the Zambian capital after the state stopped him ten times. Hichilema addressed the rally Sunday afternoon in Kabwata constituency where earlier his supporters fought with the ruling party’s supporters who invaded the venue of the rally beating up people who […]

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A fight breaks out in Kabwata, Police watch helpless

167 ViewsSuspected ruling Patriotic Front hired thugs have attacked a Rosa Minibus carrying opposition UPND cadres for a rally in Kabwata. The incidence happened a while ago around 1pm when the bus was approaching Kabwata Basic School grounds the venue for rally. The thugs that besieged the venue early Sunday morning preventing members from attending […]

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PF failures, issue 2: Delivering a people driven constitution

95 ViewsTHE PARALLEL UNIVERSE SERIES Introduction We continue with our second instalment in our “Parallel Universe Series” in which we point out the issues that the Patriotic Front are expected to address now that they are in power, in order to ensure that they live up to their governance responsibilities to the people. Last week, […]

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Egyptian army deployed in Suez after anniversary unrest

76 ViewsEgyptian troops have been deployed in Suez and President Mohammed Morsi has appealed for calm after at least seven people died in protests marking the second anniversary of Egypt’s uprising. Six people were killed in Suez and one in Ismailia as police clashed with protesters in several towns and cities. Critics accuse Mr Morsi […]

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PSPF launches Micro Finance Scheme

494 ViewsThe Public Service Pensions Fund [PSPF] in Zambia has launched the Micro Finance Scheme that will enable civil servants in the country to access cheaper loans. Speaking at the Launch of the scheme in Lusaka the Capital of Zambia today January 25, 2013, PSPF Board Chairman Moses Banda said PSPF had decided to come […]

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Mwamba defends Sata’s decision on his transfer to Western Province

100 ViewsWestern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba has defended President Michael Sata over his decision to transfer him to Western Province. The transfer, which came barely two months after Mr. Mwamba was transferred from Northern Province to Eastern, has been received with mixed feelings in different sectors. He said that people should understand that the Head […]

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Namulambe’s adoption a mockery to the PF corruption fight-TIZ

106 ViewsTransparency International Zambia Chapter (TIZ) says the nomination of Gabriel Namulambe by the Patriotic Front to represent the ruling party in the Mpongwe by-elections sends a wrong signal to government’s quest to fight corruption. TIZ Executive Director Goodwell Lungu says the action clearly demonstrates that the PF can easily accept former MMD government officials […]

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Avoid partisan politics on development issues – Mulongoti

124 ViewsFormer Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti has urged political players to be above partisan politics when dealing with issues of national development. He says issues of the country’s development affect every citizen regardless of their political and religious affiliation. Mr. Mulongoti says it is therefore important for all Zambians to work together for […]

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Daughter of Angola’s President, Is Africa’s First Woman Billionaire

202 ViewsOver the past few years Isabel dos Santos, the oldest daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, has been buying more shares of publicly traded companies in Portugal, including shares in a bank and a cable TV company. Those stakes, combined with assets Isabel dos Santos owns in at least one bank in […]

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Lusaka Drainages still blocked

74 ViewsDrainages in the Zambian capital Lusaka are still blocked three months in to the rain season and three months after the Government issued a directive to the District administration to unblock all drainages in the City. The Lusaka City Council [LCC] has however blamed the blockage of the drainage system on members of the […]

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