Army Vehicle Runs Over Police Officer

Army Vehicle Runs Over Police Officer

A KITWE traffic police officer died on the spot yesterday after being run over by a Zambia Army vehicle. And a 10-month-old baby of Garnetone township has been electrocuted after it touched a cable plugged to the laptop which was being charged. Copperbelt police commissioner Charity Katanga said in an interview that the officer, only […]

Mpondela: I’ll Leave ZAAA When Time Comes

Mpondela: I’ll Leave ZAAA When Time Comes

ELIAS Mpondela says he will leave the presidency of the Zambia Amateur Athletics Association ‘when time comes’. Mpondela, who has been at the helm of the ZAAA since 1998, believes if the association ‘goes back to the pockets’, it would not work once he left. “I will leave when time comes. I’m sure time will […]

Green Farmers Director Gets 2 Years For Theft

Green Farmers Director Gets 2 Years For Theft

THE Chipata Magistrates’ Court has jailed a Green Farmers Suppliers director for swindling over 1,000 farmers out of K73,811 on the pretext that he would provide them with inputs. Greyson Phiri, who appeared before magistrate Philip Mpundu, was charged with theft. In mitigation, Phiri said he had already apologised to the affected farmers and that […]

Mosho Seeks Closure Of FNB

Mosho Seeks Closure Of FNB

LEWIS Mosho, a Lusaka lawyer whom State House used to liquidate Post Newspapers Limited, is seeking to have operations of First National Bank suspended in Zambia for allegedly attacking his creditworthiness at the Credit Reference Bureau. But FNB Zambia, through its Corporate Affairs manager Luke Ndhlovu, says the bank has always been a good corporate […]

Nigerian Court Seizes $21m From Ex-Oil Minister

Nigerian Court Seizes $21m From Ex-Oil Minister

A court in Nigeria has seized $21m (£16m) from bank accounts linked to former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being pursued by the national anti-corruption agency, the AFP news agency and Premium Times reports. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), argued that the money in the bank accounts had been laundered with the […]

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an “unprecedented” threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting in response. North […]

Houston Battles ‘Unprecedented’ Floods

Houston Battles ‘Unprecedented’ Floods

The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, officials say. More than 30in of rain (75cm) has fallen on parts of the city this weekend, turning main roads into rivers and making it impossible to move around other than by boat. The […]

Kenya Plastic Bag Ban Comes Into Force

Kenya Plastic Bag Ban Comes Into Force

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years. The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But manufacturers of the bags have […]

State House Contradicts Police on UPND Permit

State House Contradicts Police on UPND Permit

State House press aide Amos Chanda says it is a lie that the police command has stopped the opposition UPND from holding a card renewal exercise. But according to a letter dated August 21, 2017, Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri denied the UPND a permit for the event, saying the Threatened State of Emergency […]

Gawa Invites HH to Kulamba

Gawa Invites HH to Kulamba

Paramount chief Gawa Undi of the Chewa people of Zambia’s Eastern Province, Malawi and Mozambique, has invited UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to attend the 2017 traditional ceremony. Confirming the invitation in an interview, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma said Hichilema had received the official invitation, but declined to confirm if and when the opposition leader would […]