First Ugandan to Head StanChart Tells Locals to Aim for CEO Jobs
[Monitor] The first Ugandan to head Standard Chartered Bank, also the second largest bank in Uganda, Mr Herman Kasekende, will be moving to Zambia as chief executive officer (CEO). He will, at the end of this month, be relinquishing his position as CEO StanChart Uganda after four and half years of service. Daily Monitor's Mark Keith Muhumuza had a conversation with him.
Coach Collapses, Dies
[Times of Zambia] FAZ Division-One side Happy Hearts coach Gilbert Kamanga Junior, 32, has died.
Former President Chiluba's Wife Dies
[The Herald] Lusaka -Widow of Zambia's second president Frederick Chiluba, Regina Chifunda Chiluba, has died. Family sources have confirmed that Mrs Chiluba died at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) around mid-day yesterday. Government evacuated Mrs Chiluba to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad in India, in November last year, reportedly battling cancer.
Copper Prices Bring Optimism
[Times of Zambia] THE Government is optimistic of stability in mining sector operations following the boost in copper prices on the international market, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has said.
Former First Lady Dies
[Times of Zambia] WIFE of late second Republican president Frederick Chiluba, Regina, has died. She was 55.
IMF Team Expected
[Zambia Reports] Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the consultative process for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported program will soon be completed and presented to Cabinet in readiness for a team from the fund which will be coming to Zambia next month.
Traditional Leader Challenges Hichilema to State Who the President Is
[Zambia Reports] A Traditional Leader has challenged UPND President Hakainde Hichilema to tell the nation who his Republican President is after refusing to accept President Lungu as a duly elected president.
Under-20 Coach Sets Eyes On Mali After Winning Start
[Zambia Reports] After a winning starting in the Under-20 Africa Cup, Zambia coach Beston Chambeshi has set his eyes on Mali too to secure a semi-final slot with victory on Wednesday.
Is Hichilema's Opposition Party Becoming Irrelevant?
[Zambia Reports] Former UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo says political parties like UPND which want to behave in unlawful manner by falling to recognize the president of the country is becoming irrelevant to the political dispensation.
Lungu Mourns Former President Chiluba's Wife
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has mourned former First Lady Regina Chiluba and Radio Phoenix founder Errol Hickey.
Earthquake Hits North
[Times of Zambia] SOME parts of Northern Province were yesterday hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 leaving five people injured and 11 families homeless after their houses collapsed yesterday.
Maize Gate Scandal... Govt Has No Hand
[Times of Zambia] THE Zambian Government has distanced itself from direct or indirect involvement in the alleged Zambia-Malawi maize gate scandal, describing the accusations as mere falsehoods.
Govt Insists Malawi Maize Scandal Is a Private Affair
[Zambia Reports] Chief Government Kampamba Mulenga has distanced the Zambian authorities from the mega million dollar deal maize scandal in Malawi that has seen the dismissal of the Malawian Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda. United Progressive Party president Saviour Chishimba has implicated serving senior government officials among the Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya as having been involved in the saga.
Inflation Drops to 6.8% in February
[Focac] Lusaka -Zambia's year-on year inflation slowed down by 0.2 percentage points in February, its statistics agency said on Thursday.
Disaster Management Unit Is Itself a Disaster
[Zambia Reports] It is surprising that a country which has struggled with a good rainfall pattern, can fail to prepare for the blessing its people have been praying for. A certain leader even mocked the opposition to urinate in the Kariba Dam, so that the water levels can improve.
HM the King Leaves Lusaka After Official Visit to Zambia
[MAP] Lusaka -HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HH Prince Moulay Ismail, left on Thursday afternoon Lusaka after an official visit to the Republic of Zambia.
HM the King Sends Thanks Letter to Zambian Pres. Following Official Visit to Zambia
[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a letter of thanks to the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, following the Sovereign's official visit to Zambia.
'Politician Kambwili Grows Wiser in the Absence Of 'Real' Authority'
[Zambia Reports] Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili has seemingly grown wiser and humble after losing his lofty government position. Whether this is genuine only time will tell.
Lungu Ready to Meet Opposition, but Not Hichilema
[Zambia Reports] The Patriotic Front says that President Edgar Lungu will meet any opposition leader except the UPND's Hakainde Hichilema.
Telecoms Giant Board Dissolved
[Times of Zambia] THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has dissolved the board of directors of Zamtel Limited, with chief executive officer Mupanga Mwanakatwe also leaving the company with immediate effect.