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Sata ‘obeys’ HH’s directive to address mealie meal prices

President Michael Sata has described the recent hike in mealie meal prices as unjustified and unacceptable. In an apparent reaction to opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s advise yesterday that the ruling PF should not to bring their political tricks and lies (donchi kubeba) to people’s lives through increased mealie meal prices in the country, president […]

Prison recruits currently undergoing training at the prisons training school in Kabwe have complained of the unnecessary deductions called messing fees that they are being subjected to and have called on the home affairs ministry to intervene as they strongly suspect that this money is ending up in senior officers’ pockets. And the mealie meal […]

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The Winter Kabimba PF sponsored ‘militia’ group has today resolved to physically hound out Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda from his office on Monday. Sources who attended the meeting at the PF secretariat this morning have told the Watchdog that Kabwata Constituency Chairman David Silubanji has told the Kabimba youth militia to match to the […]

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Various stakeholders have expressed concern over Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba’s recent statement suggesting that he rejected a bribe from a named company which approached him in an effort to win the contract for the supply of crude oil to Zambia. This is a matter he is being investigated by the Anti Corruption Commission. The Zambia […]

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By Laura Miti Chances are that every Zambian parent who is reading this has children at home who speak only English. It is also very probable that all of us reading this have a Zambian language as our own first language. In other words, the language we speak best is not English. There is of […]

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL )  has revealed that 32 Districts in 7 Provinces of the country have been affected since the outbreak of African Army Worms whose economic impact is still uncertain. And the ministry has commenced started a massive sensitisation programme aimed at alerting farmers on the outbreak of army worms […]

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Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has advised the ruling PF not to bring their political tricks and lies (donchi kubeba) to people’s lives through increased mealie meal prices in the country. Mr. Hichilema said the PF government should take their political failures and games elsewhere and not on sensitive things such as food provision, health […]

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The Assertions that the PF government under President Michael Sata wants a one party state are not from without but there are  numerous happenings that bear witness  regarding governance and the freedoms the people. Therefore, It wouldn’t be proper for the Head of State to shun, pretend or ignore that nothing is happening that is threatening […]

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Poem on dictators

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By John Zulu Iron fist leaders Oh, mother Zambia; our choices of leaders have made us become prisoners of our own failed government, Laws are made and implemented with an iron fist To cater for the needs of a few Cemented and fully enforced by those With hands to carry a gun to defend and […]

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In line with the continued intimidation of dissenting voices, police in Lusaka last Wednesday summoned and threatened to arrest SACCORD officials over a statement they made criticising the manner in which they were treating opposition parties. Southern African Centre for the Construction of Disputes (SACCORD) acting executive director Boniface Cheembe said they were gravely concerned […]

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