Government ‘boycots’ UNZA graduation

The tension between university students and government has continued with government deciding to say nothing at the 39th graduation ceremony. Dora Siliya, the ‘disputed’ minister of education did not go the University of Zambia great East road campus. Students made it clear the previous day that she would not be welcome. Education ministry permanent secretary […]

Female teachers should not wear se-through clothes in front of pupils

A SENIOR Lecturer in Chipata has said teachers have lost respect from parents and the general public because they have stopped practicing professional ethics that they were taught at colleges. David Chirwa of Chipata College of Education said the dress cord of most educationists was worrying as it did not comply with the ethics that […]

KK wants Zimbwabwe back in Commonwealth

ZIMBABWE – HARARE – Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, former President of Zambia and Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minster of Australia, have both said it was time that the Commonwealth engaged proactively with the new Zimbabwean government and welcomed her back into the Commonwealth family. Speaking at the recent Commonwealth summit in Lusaka, Fraser said that “if […]

Shikapwasha tells off university students

Government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha has told UNZA and CBU students that it’s not them to appoint ministers and therefore can not be the ones to decide who gets fired. General Shikapwasha who is also information minister has said the graduation ceremony will go ahead despite the students’ demonstrations and demand that education minister Dora Silya […]

Zambia won’t refund controversial mine tax payments

Zambia will not refund foreign mining companies millions of dollars they paid in taxes when a new controversial law was in force, but could revise existing taxes, the attorney-general said on Wednesday. According to Reuters news agency, Mumba Malila said the development agreements, which gave the mine owners the right to compensation if the government […]

More Somalis arrested in Eastern province

The Immigration Department in Chipata district, Eastern Province has arrested twenty five Somalis for entering the country illegally. Immigration Department Public Relations Officer, Mulako Mbangweta confirmed the arrest of 24 men and a 15 year old girl this morning. Ms Mbangweta said the 25 Somalis who were arrested at Mpezeni Park in Kapata Township were […]

Kalu, wife to feature on Top Billing

This week’s episode of Top Billing, set for SABC3 at 7.30pm on Thursday. ” will feature  Zambia’s most capped footballer and coach, Kallusha Bwalya, and his marriage to Emy Cassaletti. Bwalya and Casaletti, both 46, just knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. According to Times,  For the big day, the […]

Andella’s agent speaks out

I have lost my reputation, credibility and money, says Wendy Chanda Fornari , the local agent for Zambia’s envoy to Miss Universe in the Bahamas. And Wendy says she will dethrone Andella as reigning Miss Universe Zambia. She has announced that the first princess will now be crowned Miss Universe Zambia. She has disclosed that […]

Cobra causes stampede at Mpika graveyard

By Ernest Mwape in Mpika-There was commotion at Mwaiseni Village Cemetery in Mpika recently when a Cobra ran into the crowd that was attending the burial ceremony of a grade eleven pupil, Samuel Nkole of Chilonga High School. Some mourners sustained bruises and minor injuries in the stampede, while others complained of aching legs and […]

Am happy with RB, says Maureen

Widow of Levy Mwanawasa, Maureen,  says her and president Banda are not at loggerheads. Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa says there are people who wish that her and president Banda were fighting. She says she is happy with what is happening in the country even though there are some challenges. She was quoted by ZNBC TV.