Equatorial Guinea president’ son orders second most expensive yacht on earth

Once completed, this would be the second most expensive private yacht in the world after Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s megayacht Eclipse. A human rights group, Global Witness has claimed that the €288 million ($396 million) luxury yacht has been commissioned by the son of Equatorial Guinea ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema. The secret project has been […]

President Banda’s gimmicks wont make him win-Milupi

Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) has charged that the handing over of mobile hospitals to some districts will not make President Rupiah Banda win this year’s elections. ADD President Charles Milupi said Zambians are not happy with the purchase of mobile hospitals as they know their money has been used on projects that do […]

Goverment urged to hasten sale of finance bank

Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW) President Cephas Mukuka has appealed to Government to conclude the sale of Finance Bank to allow for the smooth running of the institution. Speaking to 5fm, Mukuka said Government through the Central Bank should finalize transactions to restore the confidence people had in the bank and […]

UPND youths give DPP five-day ultimatum

United Party for National Development (UPND) youths have given Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chalwe Mchenga a five day ultimatum to respond to their petition concerning a nolle prosequi entered by the state in a case involving 2 Chinese managers from Colum Coal Mine who allegedly shot and wounded mine employees. In an interview with […]

ULP plots downfall of opponents

The United Liberal Party (ULP) says it is plotting the downfall of political parties that are considering themselves as big fish in this year’s tripartite elections. ULP President Sakwiba Sikota said his party has been accepted in all parts of the country unlike some of his opponents who depend on strongholds. Sikota advised his fellow […]

Tonga chiefs want RB, HH to meet

Five Chiefs from Kalomo and Choma districts in the Southern province of Zambia say Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata must not be given chance to rule the nation. According to the resolution made during a four hour meeting at Kalomo Hotel today prior to meeting President Rupiah Banda in Mazabuka tomorrow, chiefs resolved not to […]

Kalombo says Mpombo is lying on corrupt arms deal

Defence Minister Kalombo Mwansa has said it is not true that President Rupiah Banda forced Kafulafuta Member of Parliament (MP) GeorgeMpombo to sign a contract to supply the country with fire arms. Mwansa told a government newspaper Times that it was wrong for Mpombo to mislead the nation that he resigned from his ministerial position […]

MP Lubinda accuses Libya’s LAP green of Siphoning money from Zambia

Kabwata MP Given Lubinda has accused Libya’s LAP Green managers of externalizing money from Zambia despite Zambia freezing its 75 per cent stake in line with the UN resolution 1973 of 2011. Lubinda told a local newspaper that there was need to remove LAP Green-appointed top officials in Zamtel to halt further “siphoning” of the […]

Sata is only popular in the Post newspaper-Kunda

VICE-PRESIDENT George Kunda has said Patriotic Front president Michael Sata has remained unpopular and cannot win an election in Western Province because of his alliance with The Post newspaper. And the Vice-President has dismissed the PF manifesto as a replica of the MMD and United Party for National Development (UPND) documents. Mr Kunda said in […]