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Police gun down 7 criminals in shootout

Police gun down 7 criminals in shootout

790 ViewsPolice in Lusaka have gunned down seven notorious criminals suspected to be foreign nationals in an exchange of fire and have recovered four firearms among them, three pistols and one revolver with rounds of ammunition. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says this occurred yesterday between 19 and 20 hours in Lusaka’s Makeni Simson area after […]

Stanbic Bank commits to addressing housing deficit

388 ViewsStanbic Bank Zambia has reaffirmed its commitment to providing housing development as a means of reducing inequalities and increasing access to decent housing for poor and vulnerable people in Zambia. Earlier this year, Stanbic Bank Zambia in partnership with Government and some civil society organisations launched the ‘Buy A Brick Campaign’ a project that […]

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Lungu’s presidency is like leaving groundnuts in the care of a rat – Laura

695 ViewsGovernance and human rights activist Laura Miti has likened the presidency of Edgar Lungu to leaving groundnuts in the care of a rat, following revelations the the head of state, his daughter Tasila, some senior government and PF officials and some traditional leaders form a cartel that has been heavily involved in the illicit […]

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HH revels in Lupososhi victory

1,491 ViewsUPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has thanked the people of Ilambo Ward in Lupososhi District, Northern Province for giving his party a resounding victory in a recently held local government by-election. And former State House press aide Dickson Jere says the UPND’s defeat of the Patriotic Front in the by-election should serve as a wake […]

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Lungu, daughter named in mukula matrix

869 ViewsA new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has named President Edgar Lungu and his daughter Tasila as central figures in the illicit trade that is driving mukula rosewood trees to the edge of commercial extinction, devastating vulnerable forests and threatening communities’ livelihoods. The report titled ‘Mukula Cartel’ and can be downloaded here […]

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The Borderline: Zambian story of love, betrayal and crime hits movie screens

1,733 ViewsA new Zambian feature film hits cinema screens this week with the Lusaka premiere of The Borderline at Sterkinekor Manda Hill, tomorrow (Wednesday, December 4, 2019). The film tells a tragic story of love, betrayal and crime in a riverside village that is terrorised as three brothers seek the truth about the childhood trauma that changed […]

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Mandela’s legacy of service to humanity continues across South Africa and the world

1,184 ViewsOne year on from Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, the first annual accountability report was released. The report, which tracks the performance of each commitment and announcement that was made as part of the Mandela 100 campaign, can be downloaded here. Mandela 100, which took place at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018, […]

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Messi wins record sixth Ballon d’Or

1,343 ViewsBarcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine moved one clear of Ronaldo after the pair had been locked on five awards each as he reclaimed the title he last won in 2015, with the Portuguese claiming the two subsequent […]

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Full statement from U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote

1,516 ViewsLet us first acknowledge World AIDS Day, which we will celebrate tomorrow in Zambia. We highlighted this year’s theme, “Communities make the difference,” last week in Mandevu, with a huge, wonderful, and exceptionally welcoming group from Lusaka’s largest constituency, as we opened a clinic in the market. Many thanks to the PF supporters, who […]

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Proflight commits to maintaining highest air safety standards

1,017 ViewsProflight Zambia says it is working closely with the Zambia Civil Aviation Authority (ZCAA) and Zambia Accident Investigations Board (ZAIB) to establish the facts behind the incident on Monday, November 25, 2019, in which its 50-seat Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop aircraft was damaged by hail. While descending through cloud, the aircraft encountered severe hail […]

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