Lubinda: Govt Has No Money To Fund Referendum

Lubinda: Govt Has No Money To Fund Referendum

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has maintained that Zambia has no money at the moment to hold another referendum on the expanded Bill of Rights despite his government spending heftily on 42 fire tenders that gobbled the Zambian coffers a whooping US$43million. Mr Lubinda’s comments come in the wake of a reminder to government by the […]

Trump Threatens Broadcaster NBC After Nuclear Report

Trump Threatens Broadcaster NBC After Nuclear Report

US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, after it reported he wanted to boost America’s nuclear arsenal almost tenfold. Mr Trump labelled the report “fake news” and […]

Animals More Equal Than Others – Temptation Of the Rich

Animals More Equal Than Others – Temptation Of the Rich

You probably remember George Orwell’s novel called Animal Farm published in 1945 in which the author ably reflected the events leading to the Russian Revolution of 1917. In this magnificent allegorical nouvelle, Orwell describes the unfair balances of social classes in society, where the rich and powerful use their infleunce and privileges to serve their […]

Nigeria Teachers Fail Exam Set For Pupils

Nigeria Teachers Fail Exam Set For Pupils

Thousands of primary school teachers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for their six-year-old pupils. State governor Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils. He said 25,000 new teachers would be recruited […]

How Some Pastors Tried To Eliminate Universal Church In Zambia

How Some Pastors Tried To Eliminate Universal Church In Zambia

PREVIOUSLY on this column, the reasons for the banning of the Universal Church by the state in 2005 were highlighted. It was highlighted that the church was banned for security reasons and the safety of its pastors, members and property. This article aims to expose the various lies that were perpetuated by various religious leaders […]

Mumba Yachi Is Congolese, Immigration Officer Tells Court

Mumba Yachi Is Congolese, Immigration Officer Tells Court

An immigration officer has told the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court that investigations conducted to ascertain the nationality of musician Shadrick Chite popularly known as Mumba Yachi revealed the musician is not Zambian but Congolese. This is in a case in which Chite is accused of unlawfully entering Zambia and giving false information to immigration officers. When […]

Kenya’s Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenya’s Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October’s election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll, which saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner, after finding […]

LCC Warns Bar Owners Against Allowing Underage Drinkers

LCC Warns Bar Owners Against Allowing Underage Drinkers

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has warned bar and club owners not to entertain under age patrons to avoid having their operating licenses suspended. Council Public Relations Manager George Sichimba says the council is working closely with Zambian Breweries in response to the Mayor’s call to stop underage patrons patronizing drinking places. He says bar […]

Civil Service Commission Cautions Workers

Civil Service Commission Cautions Workers

The Civil Service Commission has cautioned workers not to turn the civil service into an academic institution. Speaking during a familiarization tour of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya says he is aware that some civil servants hardly work, but spend most of their time pursuing and upgrading their academic […]