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Zambia passes state of threatened public emergency motion for 90 days

Zambia passes state of threatened public emergency motion for 90 days

PARLIAMENT has adopted a motion tabled by Vice President Inonge Wina motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu, in terms of Article 31(2) and (5) of the Constitution of Zambia. Parliament has passed to support declaration of a state of threatened public emergency declared […]

Pilato – How is Zambia going to benefit, if the State of Emergency is declared?

Pilato – How is Zambia going to benefit, if the State of Emergency is declared?

CONTROVERSIAL Copperbelt based musician Fumbe Chama, popularly known as Pilato has questioned how the declaration of a state of emergency will benefit a common man. “I do understand that my dear President, His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu means well in his quest to protect property and the people of this country. If the State […]

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the airwaves to make a special announcement he did something different. Invoking Article 31 of the constitution – Declaration Relating to Threatened Emergency – rather than Article 30 – Declaration of Public […]

Tension, Uncertainty Grip Zambia Under Lungu’s Leadership

Tension, Uncertainty Grip Zambia Under Lungu’s Leadership

Long before President Edgar Lungu graced the screens on national television on the evening of July 5 to announce what his critics quickly labelled a state of emergency, there had been a build of tension in the country. Occasional fires were set on public property, with courts, electricity supply lines, and markets among popular targets […]

Police ban use of unregistered and foreign motor vehicles on Zambian roads

Police ban use of unregistered and foreign motor vehicles on Zambian roads

THE Zambia Police Service has banned the use of both unregistered and foreign motor vehicles from using Zambian roads. Announcing this in Lusaka today, Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said any unregestered motor vehicle or any other motor vehicle bearing foreign number plate will be impounded once found on the road. She said that only […]

State of emergency declared in Zambia

State of emergency declared in Zambia

The burning of the country’s biggest market, which is the latest in a series of infernos, apparent celebrations of the tragedy and a subsequent state of emergency has driven a wedge further between the Zambian government and opposition parties as well as civil society organisations. Early on Tuesday, a fire ravaged the Lusaka City Market […]

Opposition Politician Mwamba Threatened Zambian President Lungu – Witness

Opposition Politician Mwamba Threatened Zambian President Lungu – Witness

Trial took off yesterday in the case in which United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president for administration, Geoffrey Mwamba is charged with proposing violence against President Edgar Lungu with one witness testifying against the opposition leader. Celestine Mukandila, a law student and business executive told Lusaka magistrate, Nthandose Chabala that he heard Mwamba on […]

Too voluptuous for Zambia police service

Too voluptuous for Zambia police service

A POLICE WOMAN’S uniform has caused a social media storm in Zambia. Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has condemned the indecent dressing attire by a female police officer of Sesheke, which is circulating on social media. Katongo says the policy does not allow female officers to wear mini skirts bu that only below the knee […]

Former Zambia Mines Minister Acquitted of Corruption Charges By High Court

Former Zambia Mines Minister Acquitted of Corruption Charges By High Court

Another former minister in the MMD government has walked free in an abuse of authority case less than a week after Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya was acquitted on corruption charges. Maxwell Mwale who crossed over to the Patriotic Front in the heat of the August 11 elections was in June 2015 convicted of abuse authority […]

Ruling Party A Failed Project, Says Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema

Ruling Party A Failed Project, Says Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema

Incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has alleged that the ruling Patriotic Front is a failed project. Hichilema, who writes from his Lusaka Central Prison Cell, states that the tenets of democracy had been abrogated. The UPND leader has decried the violence that rocked Lusaka’s Memorial Park on Saturday when a popular party member Clance Nalosa […]

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