Archive | February, 2013

As Lozis question Lubinda’s expulsion

Lozis have demanded for an explanation for the expulsion of former Foreign Minister Given Lubinda. Prince Silumelume said the move taken by the PF to expel Mr Lubinda was a ploy to get rid of other tribes in the government. In an interview with the Daily Nation, the Prince in Senanga district challenged President Sata […]

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Lubinda speaks out

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda says he has never been betrayed by President Michael Sata and that the impression created that he was under siege was wrong.     “Let me make it categorical that at no time have I ever felt betrayed H.E. Michael Sata and at no time whatsoever have I had any […]

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RB heads for Kenya

Former President Rupiah Banda  will this Friday leave for Kenya to lead a 50-person Carter Centre international observer mission for next week’s presidential and parliamentary elections in that country set for 4th March 2013. President Rupiah Bwezani Banda has expressed confidence that the Kenyan people have made adequate preparations to guarantee the holding of peaceful […]

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Banning of political rallies by Police illegal

The statement by deputy inspector general of police Dr Solomon Jere on banning political parties with regards to holding public rallies is an affront to democracy and is not backed by any law says Nason Msoni. Mr Msoni said it is lawlessness for police for whatever subjective motive or reason to decide banning political parties […]

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Resign Solomon Jere told

STATEMENT BY SEVEN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS ON THE BY-ELECTIONS HELD AT FODEP HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY, 2013 Ladies and gentlemen We welcome you to this briefing. Let us all bow our heads and take a minute of silence in solemn memory of those precious lives which continue to be lost during elections. This is […]

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Land of impunity and by-elections

Zambia must surely rank as the land of the most impunity and most by elections in this part of the world. This must be the only country where a Policeman can wake up one day and decree the suspension of constitutional rights and hope to get away with it. This must be the only country […]

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Chief Justice must resign

ACTING Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda must resign for betraying public interest by failing to constitute a tribunal against Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo on allegations of corruption, says chairperson for Tourism in the UPND Ephraim Belemu. And political activist Dante Saunders has questioned the delays on the proposed tribunal to investigate tourism minister Sylvia Masebo saying […]

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Trafigura banned for corruption

Malta has banned Trafigura from supplying oil pending investigation into corruption activities by the Company. Malta police last week arrested and started prosecuting former Energy authority  Chairman Tancred Tabone and his adviser Frank Sammut accused of bribery, corruption and money laundering in the procument of oil. More arrests are expected, legal sources told Reuters. A […]

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Arrest Dr Jere for breaching Constitution

A civil rights campaigner, Brebner Changala has called for the arrest of Dr Solomon Jere, the deputy inspector general of police for crimes against the constitution and democracy following his announcement cancelling of political rallies. Mr Changala said this was anarchy and the highest form of indiscipline and an erosion of civil rights and freedoms. […]

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Constitution detainees languish in jail

The case in which 17 detainees that tore the draft constitution were expected to appear in court yesterday for defence failed to take off as Magistrate Exinorbit Zulu was not available. And three out of the 17 are still in custody even after fulfilling their bail conditions months ago there is no explanation for their […]

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