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Zambia among worst press freedom violators in 2013

The Committee to Protect Journalists has just published its final report on media freedom violations around the world. On Zambia, CPJ documented at least 16 cases of anti-press violations in 2013, including arrests, assaults, and official harassment. This is what the international media organisation has to say: Promises of a freer media environment by the […]

PF councilors in Kabwe municipal council are living in fear of being lynched by party thugs led by PF Militiaman and Bwacha constituency chairman Saidi Chibwana for exercising their democratic right to vote for candidates of their choice in the just ended Mayoral elections. A fortnight ago, the councilors defied the party directive to vote […]

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On Saturday 12th April 2014, the nation experienced one of those ugliest scenes of violence against opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema on the Copperbelt’s Sun FM radio station. At the time, it was thought to be one of those PF usual incidents of violence against innocent people, but Zambiawatchdog investigations can now reveal it was […]

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MINISTER of Defence Edgar Lungu says Zambia’s security has been put at risk by allowing a foreign national operate an airstrip in Luangwa. Speaking when he visited Luangwa airstrip on Saturday, Mr Lungu said it is scandalous and a threat to national security to allow a foreigner run a sensitive facility like an airstrip. The […]

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Once again Fred Namakando’s Post newspaper which has now gone on slandering people has been asked to apologise to Youth and Sport Minister, Chishimba Kambwili for defaming him over an article the tabloid carried on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. In his demand letter, Kambwili who is the only minister who refuted ailing dictator Michael Sata’s […]

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When we refer to Christine Kaseba as Sata’s current wife, some people wonder. Now here is one of Sata’s private families with daughter and ‘wife’ or is it concubine? Remember that Mulenga Sata, (the corrupt Lusaka mayor who was selling stolen dogs before his father became president) and others have different mothers.

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UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has disclosed that the Patriotic Front (PF) cadres that attacked his entourage and interrupted an interview he was attending at a radio station in Ndola on Saturday were armed with guns and machetes and other weapons adapted for killing. Mr. Hichilema says the thugs may have been sent from Kitwe and […]

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By a PF insider Rwanda may seem just a story but soon and very soon Zambia will see a serious blood bath that has never been seen before. I would urge every Zambian to buy a gun and arm their families heavily even with pangas as we head towards 2016 because things will get bad. […]

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PF government thugs on Friday April 11, 2014  attacked Kabwe based Freelance journalist Wilson Pondamali, robbed him of his equipment and damaged his other camera after he resisted being abducted. Pondamali was at the Kabwe civic centre to cover the installation of the new Mayor of Kabwe Richard Bango. Soon after Bango was installed and […]

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Dear Editor, As you know very well, most of the people in Zambian Foreign Service are related to the powers that be. However, the trend in the previous administration in Zambia has been that the Mission in New York, at least, is left to seasoned diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of the […]

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