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Postpone Polls If You Are Not Ready, Ken Lusaka Tells IEBC

Postpone Polls If You Are Not Ready, Ken Lusaka Tells IEBC

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has asked the IEBC to postpone the August 8 elections if they are not adequately prepared for them. Speaking on Sunday during a series of Jubilee Party rallies in Bumula Constituency, Mr Lusaka said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission should not be in a hurry to conduct “sham elections” […]

Zambian Women Boxers Battle Social Norms

Zambian Women Boxers Battle Social Norms

Zambian women are increasingly taking up boxing, in part because they are inspired by World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Catherine Phiri. Until 2010, women could not register as professional boxers. Now, they fill gyms. “It used to be that us girls would have to stay home and [do domestic] chores,” Phiri told Al Jazeera. “I […]

Refugees Contributing Positively to Zambia’s Economy

Refugees Contributing Positively to Zambia’s Economy

Refugees and former refugees are contributing positively to Zambia’s economy, and have the potential to contribute further to the country’s development if legal and other obstacles are removed, findings of a new study seen on Tuesday have shown. The study, conducted by researchers from the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the University of […]

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Council of Ministers (CoM), comprising the ministers responsible for transport, finance and industry in Tanzania and Zambia, held their 62nd meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10 March. The CoM noted that TAZARA’s performance had begun to improve, following a change in top management and various technical adjustments in the operations […]

Government Satisfied With Zambia Railways Rehabilitation Programme

Government Satisfied With Zambia Railways Rehabilitation Programme

The Zambian government has indicated that it is satisfied with the progress made by Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) in implementing their recapitalisation and rail rehabilitation programme, after the repossession of the railway company from an unsuccessful concessionaire in 2012. Minister of transport and communications, Brian Mushimba, stated that the capital injection of US$120 million from […]

Zambia Exports to India Hit U.S.$475 Million

Zambia Exports to India Hit U.S.$475 Million

INDIA’s global imports stood at over US$300 billion between 2015 and 2016, with Zambia contributing US$ 475.4 million. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said Zambia contributed $ 475.4 million to India’s global imports during the period under review which stood at $ 381,006.6 million. Ms Sitharaman said India’s major import […]

Brahman breeder believes in Zambia’s potential

Brahman breeder believes in Zambia’s potential

Besides the Brahman stud, Neville aslo runs a commercial herd of about 150 cows which he has bred up from Brahman/Angus and Brahman/Hereford crosses. Neville Pinkney is well known and respected for his prime Brahman genetics and runs a successful farm near Mazabuka. Farming with his parents, he has a commercial cattle herd, breeds goats […]

Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo Lifts U20 AFCON Title

Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo Lifts U20 AFCON Title

President Edgar Lungu has congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga for showing leadership in guiding Zambia to her first Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title. Zambia defeated voodoo propelled Senegal 2-0 on Sunday to become the first host to win the tournament with President Lungu and his fourth Republican counterpart president Rupiah Banda cheering the team […]

Men in Black Actor Will Smith makes surprise visit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Men in Black Actor Will Smith makes surprise visit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Hollywood movie superstar Will Smith made a surprise visit to Zimbabwe’s resort town of Victoria Falls on Thursday according to local media reports. It is not clear how he sneaked into the country, but the word on the street is that the Men in Black star is sleeping over in Zambia. Smith, who has been […]

Former Zambian First Lady Regina Chifunda Chiluba Laid To Rest

Former Zambian First Lady Regina Chifunda Chiluba Laid To Rest

Regina Chifunda Chiluba, the widow of second Republican president Frederick J.T Chiluba, has been laid to rest in Lusaka. Regina, 55, was put to rest at Lusaka’s Memorial Park on Saturday March 4, 2017. Zambians from different spheres attended the burial of the late Mrs Chiluba. Mrs Chiluba succumbed a week ago after a battle […]

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