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UK suspends funding for Zambia over corruption fears

UK suspends funding for Zambia over corruption fears

The UK has frozen aid funding to Zambia, after its government admitted that $4.3m (£3.3m) meant for poor families had gone missing. The move follows allegations of corruption within President Edgar Lungu’s administration. The UK takes a “zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption”, the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) said in a statement. Ireland, […]

Analyst Says Opposition’s Biti Was Refused Asylum as Payback for Interference

Analyst Says Opposition’s Biti Was Refused Asylum as Payback for Interference

EARLIER this month opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti fled to Zambia where he sought political asylum in the deadly aftermath of the July 30 elections. However, in dramatic events widely condemned in Western capitals, Zambian authorities surprised by rejected Biti’s asylum application saying his reasons “did not have merit”. A Zambian political analyst based […]

Zambia Govt Seeks U.S.$22 Million in Tax On Internet Calls

Zambia Govt Seeks U.S.$22 Million in Tax On Internet Calls

Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved Monday a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba said on Tuesday that the government considered concerns raised by telecom operators. He added that there was “a […]

Zambian government defends denial of asylum for Tendai Biti

Zambian government defends denial of asylum for Tendai Biti

The Zambian government has defended its decision to deny Zimbabwe’s opposition official asylum, saying there was no breakdown of law and order in that country. Senior member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance Tendai Biti was handed back to Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday after his attempt to seek asylum in Zambia was denied. […]

Recent Events in Zimbabwe – Strong statement from the US, Zambia gets a special mention

Recent Events in Zimbabwe – Strong statement from the US, Zambia gets a special mention

The United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. There should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are also deeply concerned that Zambia chose to hand over former Minister of […]

Zambia defies court order, hands Tendai Biti to Zimbabwe police

Zambia defies court order, hands Tendai Biti to Zimbabwe police

KARIBA: MDC Alliance’s Tendai Biti has been handed over to Zimbabwe’s CID police by Zambian authorities and is being transported to Harare, sources have said. Biti had his asylum application turned down on Wednesday in the neighbouring country. The deportation would appear to be in defiance of a Zambia High Court order. His lawyer, Gilbert […]

Lungu to deport Tendai Biti back to Zimbabwe

Lungu to deport Tendai Biti back to Zimbabwe

LUSAKA – Edgar Lungu’s government has denied asylum to senior Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti, Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji has told agencies. Ambassador Malanji said Mr. Biti had not been arrested but was rather detained in safe custody as the Zambian authorities awaited communication from the Zimbabwean government before he could be deported. “He […]

Zambia CIDs threaten to arrest Zim police over MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti

Zambia CIDs threaten to arrest Zim police over MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti

Mnangagwa’s agents failed to arrest Tendai Biti at Chirundu after hostile Zambian border guards threatened to arrest Zimbabwe CIDs if they touched the MDC official on foreign soil.. See full statement below This memorandum serves to put on the record that-:- On 8 August 2018 at around 0600 hours, wanted person Tendai Luxton Biti no […]

Zambia Police arrest 62 pupils for being in possession of 2018 GCE examination papers

Zambia Police arrest 62 pupils for being in possession of 2018 GCE examination papers

POLICE in Mansa and Mongu have arrested 62 pupils for allegedly being in possession of 2018 GCE examination papers. BELOW IS THE POLICE STATEMENT ON THE SAME LUSSAKA, 03RD AUGUST, 2018 – Police in Mansa rounded up a group of 55 suspected students who were found at Success Tuition Center in Zambia Compound within Mansa […]

Zambia Police Service warn job seekers over bogus job scams

Zambia Police Service warn job seekers over bogus job scams

THE Zambia Police Service is warning residents to be aware of the resurgence of a scam involving offers of employment in the service. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu that a fraudster has emerged on Whats App platform purporting to be Head of Zambia Police PRD. The suspect in his viral Whats App post […]

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