Govt Won't Condone Political Violence, Says Official
[VOA]Zambia's information minister says President Michael Sata's administration will not tolerate acts of violence perpetrated by political groups aimed to create chaos and destabilize the country.
Govt to Revoke Munali Mine
[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT will consider revoking the Munali Nickel Mine Licence in Mazabuka if new owners fail to move on site by June this year, Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has warned.
Superior Milling to Open 15 Outlets
[Times of Zambia]Superior Milling Company which has resolved to buy 80,000 tonnes of maize from local farmers this harvest season, will soon launch new maize meal products on the local market.
Why Have Pupils Become So Unruly?
[Times of Zambia]THE word school has many meanings. But a school, in this theme of the story, is a place where children go to acquire lessons.
Nkomeshya Denies Involvement in Corrupt Mining Deal
[Zambia Reports]Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo of Chongwe is making efforts to clear her name after a multi-million kwacha corruption scandal involving her daughter and a Chinese mining company was exposed recently.
Military Personnel Upset With Wage Freeze
[Zambia Reports]A Zambia Army officer from Arakan Barracks has revealed that military personnel are very unhappy with the recent wage freezes, which they say has negatively affected morale among the troops.
MISA Concerned By Govt Pressure On Radio Stations
[Zambia Reports]The Zambia chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has issued the following statement to express its concern over calls by Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge that radio stations in the country must notify the police before they host political party leaders on their programmes.
Verdict in Pakistanis Case Reserved
[Times of Zambia]SUPREME Court Judge Gregory Phiri has reserved judgment in a case in which four Pakistanis are challenging the 15-year jail sentences slapped on them for failing to report to immigration officers and consenting to be smuggled into Zambia.
Sata Does About-Turn on Constitution
[African Arguments]The sudden about turn by the Zambian President Michael Sata on enacting a new constitution has not only eroded his credibility but is galvanizing the kind of opposition that could see him lose office in the 2016 general election. He obviously senses the danger and has mounted some rear-guard actions.
National IDs to Go Digital in June
[Times of Zambia]THE digitisation of national identity documents is expected to be launched by the end of June this year, Ministry of Home Affairs head of public relations Moses Suwali has said. Mr Suwali said there was massive building and rehabilitation taking place in Zambia in readiness for the installation of modern equipment meant for the digitisation of new identity documents.
'Zambia Keen to Boost Network for Equal Growth'
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA is determined to improve its infrastructure to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas, a joint United Nations (UN) General Assembly and ECOSOC thematic debate on partnerships has heard.
Help Lower Mealie-Meal Cost, Govt Told
[Times of Zambia]THE Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has called on Government to quickly intervene in the rising cost of mealie-meal in the country to make it affordable to ordinary Zambians.
1,400 Jobs to Be Created in Lufwanyama
[Times of Zambia]At least 1,400 permanent jobs will be created when plans to establish an industrial cluster in Lufwanyama District on the Copperbelt by the Zambia National Association of Sawmillers (ZNAS) are concluded.
State Boosts Security At Kasumbalesa
[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT has sent reinforcements to tighten security in Kasumbalesa area following the shooting of a couple at the weekend. Home Affairs Minister Ngosa Simbyakula said in an interview that Government had sent reinforcements to keep vigil and ensure the safety of citizens.
Eight Die in Car Crash
[Times of Zambia]EIGHT people, seven of them from the same family, have died in a road accident in Pemba District, Southern Province.
Musenge Counsels Radio Stations
[Times of Zambia]COPPERBELT Minister Mwenya Musenge has urged Radio Stations in the country to notify police whenever they are hosting political leaders on air.
East MMD Gives NEC Ultimatum
[Times of Zambia]THE MMD in Eastern Province has accused party president Nevers Mumba and the entire National Executive Committee (NEC) of failing the party. The provincial executive has also given NEC a 30-day ultimatum to immediately hold a reconciliation meeting, failure to which the entire NEC will be booted out through an extra-ordinary convention.
PF Is Desperate, Says Fr Bwalya
[Zambia Reports]Alliance for a Better Zambia President Father Frank Bwalya says the government's latest issuance of a US $1 billion bond is a sign of desperation after depleting all the funds for the hastily initiated development projects.
NRZ Scouts for Investors
[The Herald]THE National Railways of Zimbabwe is scouting for investors to partner it in the construction of rail link between Lion's Den near Chinhoyi and Kafue in Zambia as it seeks to create a shorter transit route for traffic to and from Mozambican sea ports.
Hiring Thugs Will Not Reduce Meali-Meal Prices - Hichilema
[Zambia Reports]Opposition United Party for National Development, UPND, leader Hakainde Hichilema has vowed never to give in to rising levels of intimidation and threats on his life but continue speaking for Zambians.