UPND invites members to stand as MPs

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has invited members wishing to contest this year’s elections as MPs and councillors to apply. The party says it is now ready to lead the effort toward realising the dream of a better Zambia through ‘real change’. According to the information posted on UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s official […]

President Banda says SADC should learn from upheavals in North Africa

President of Zambia Rupiah Banda says African governments in Sub-Sahara should learn from the upheavals in North Africa. President Banda made the remarks in Zambia Thursday when he opened the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting on the political situation in Zimbabwe and Madagascar. President Banda said governments in the region should not take citizens’ […]

Speaker suspends Guy Scott for 30 days

Speaker of the National Assembly Amusaa Mwanamwaambwa Wednesday suspended Patriotic  Front (PF) Lusaka Central member of Parliament Guy Scott for 30 days. Scott, who is also the PF vice-president, has been suspended for breaching parliamentary privileges following a letter he caused to be published in the pro-PF newspaper, the Post. Scott wrote an open letter […]

Blame PF, not UPND on constitution bill failure, says president Banda

President Rupiah Banda says it is the Patriotic Front not the UPND that should be blamed for parliament’s failure to pass the Constitutional Amendment on Tuesday. And President Banda has refused to dissolve parliament as demanded by PF leader Michael Sata. He said the failure will not affect the smooth-running of Government as it is […]

HH removed as patron of Tonga association

  The Tonga Traditional Association (TTA) has removed United Party for National Development (UPND)’s Hakainde Hichilema as its patron. The TTA instead says it has started campaigning for president Rupiah Banda ahead of this year’s general election. President of the TTA Dickson Namanza says the position of patron has been frozen because it was held by a […]

K83 billion was spent on NCC

Eighty-three billion, nine hundred and forty nine million, seven hundred and sixty five thousand kwacha (K83,949,765,000) was spent on allowances for National Constitutional Conference delegates whose bill failed in parliament. Deputy Minister in the office of the vice president Daniel Munkombwe told parliament Thursday that the money was gobbled between 2007 and August 2010 when […]

Sata asks president Banda to dissolve parliament

Patriotic Front President Michael Sata has asked president Rupiah Banda to dissolve parliament and call for general elections immediately. Sata made the demand Wednesday morning at a press briefing in reaction to parliament’s failure to approve changes to the constitution. Zambia has 158 parliamentarians and requires 106 of these MPs for any constitutional bill to […]

African Dictators Are Glorified Stooges of the West

By Nicholas Sengoba Embattled Libyan leader, the ‘powerful’ Col. Muammar Gaddafi, is probably hiding somewhere in a bunker, biting his nails. But things have not always been like this. The self-declared ‘King of Kings’ and a horde of other high-sounding but equally spurious titles is in a very precarious situation following the imposition of a […]

UPND suspends Panji, beats up MMD cadre

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has suspended former president Kenneth Kaunda’son Panji. UPND secretary General Wistone Chibwe said in Lusaka Tuesday evening that apart from masquerading as a member of the party, Panji Kaunda has been issuing statements inimical to the interest of the UPND. Chibwe said that Panji has been served with […]

Constitution Bill fails, Zambia remains under old law

The Constitution of Zambia Bill failed to pass through the second reading stage in Parliament today after failing to garner the minimum two thirds majority to pass. This was after only ninety three Member of Parliament voted in favour of the Bill of the required 106. Twenty Members of Parliament abstained from the voting which […]

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