Chipolopolo Off To Nigeria

Chipolopolo Off To Nigeria

The Zambia National Team has wound up its camp in Accra Ghana and headed to Nigeria for Saturday’s crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B clash in Uyo. Coach Wedson Nyirenda has had three days in Ghana to acclimatize to West African geographical conditions and put together final pieces of his puzzle. The team […]

Catalonia Independence ‘In Matter of Days’

Catalonia Independence ‘In Matter of Days’

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC. In his first interview since Sunday’s referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would “act at the end of this week or the beginning of next”. Meanwhile, Spain’s King Felipe VI said organisers of the […]

Zimbabwe Reporter Held Over ‘Grace Mugabe Underwear’ Story

Zimbabwe Reporter Held Over ‘Grace Mugabe Underwear’ Story

A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained over a story alleging that used underwear had been distributed to ruling Zanu-PF supporters on First Lady Grace Mugabe’s behalf, his lawyers say. NewsDay reporter Kenneth Nyangani was likely to face “criminal defamation” charges, the lawyers added. Zanu-PF MP Esau Mupfumi distributed the underwear, and said Mrs Mugabe had […]

Nonde Slams Labour Movement, Says They Dont Understand Labour Laws Fully

Nonde Slams Labour Movement, Says They Dont Understand Labour Laws Fully

Labour Minister Joyce Nonde has slammed the labour movement in the country for not understanding labour laws fully. Speaking when officiated at the tripartite consultative labour council meeting in Lusaka; Ms. Nonde notes that there has been misrepresentation of facts especially through the media by the labour movement and employers with regards the law on […]

Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway To Generate US$3.5billion

Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway To Generate US$3.5billion

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says the US$1.2 billion Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway will generate gross revenue of approximately US$3.5 billion over a period of 17 years once operational. And Mr Chitotela has clarified that China Jiangxi Corporation for international Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) the contractor for the road will finance the road […]

Lusambo Slaps Kambwili at Parliament

Lusambo Slaps Kambwili at Parliament

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusaka Tuesday slapped Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili outside parliament; while Lands Minister Jean Kapata poured a bottle of water on him following recent allegations of corruption he has been making. Rising on a point of order, Mr Kambwili asked the Speaker whether the two were in order to attack him […]

Govt Gives Austria’s Kapsch, Lamise 17-Year Contract For Road Safety

Govt Gives Austria’s Kapsch, Lamise 17-Year Contract For Road Safety

THE Zambian government has given Austria based Kapsch TrafficCom a 17-year nationwide concession contract for the design, installation and operation of systems and solutions for traffic surveillance, vehicle speed enforcement, vehicle inspection and vehicle registration. This project, according to a statement issued by Kapsch today, will be run as a joint venture with Zambia’s Lamise […]

Catalan Referendum: Regional Strike Threatened After Vote

Catalan Referendum: Regional Strike Threatened After Vote

A general strike threatens to bring large areas of Catalonia to a standstill, following the Spanish region’s disputed referendum. The strike was called by Catalan trade unions and associations due to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms” seen during Sunday’s ballot. Madrid had deemed the referendum illegal. However, more than 2.2m people reportedly voted […]

CSOs Seek Probe Of ZCCM-IH CEO

CSOs Seek Probe Of ZCCM-IH CEO

A consortium of civil society organizations has called on law enforcement agencies to investigate the nationality of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH) Chief Executive Officer Pius Kasolo. This comes amid allegations that Mr. Kasolo is not Zambian and obtained South African Citizenship, contravening Section 52 CAP 2, as read with Section 56 of […]