Archive | August, 2013

Kuya Bebele: Why Lombe Chibesakunda should Vacate the Office of Chief Justice

By Munshya wa Munshya That acting Chief Justice of Zambia, Lombe Chibesakunda should resign has been clearly enunciated by very distinguished bodies and reputed personalities in Zambia. In fact, no other issue has captured considerable coverage in the Zambian media, in the past weeks, than this Chibesakunda saga. Civil society, as well as the Law […]

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Address hunger, CSPR asks PF govt

The government has been advised to change the current marketing strategies if it wants to effectively address the hunger situation in the country, says Civil Society for Poverty Reduction. Eastern Province Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) provincial coordinator, Maxwell Nkhoma said he was worried with the high cost of mealie-meal in some parts of […]

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Mass slaughter continues

Even as the international community quibbles over the use of chemical weapons, the mass slaughter of innocent Syrians by conventional weapons continues. It seems illogical and incomprehensible that the entire international community is up in arms over the death of 1,300 people at the hand of chemical weapons, no similar outrage withshown over the death […]

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‘It was a hoax’

Acting Registrar of the High Court has sworn that she never said that Dora Siliya, Maxwell Mwale and Hastings Sililo could not stand in the by-elections arising from the Supreme Court’s annulment of their election. This is contrary to the Post’s story of  August 9 (see extract) that the Judiciary in a statement delivered by […]

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M’membe against Sata – GBM

Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe is orchestrating schemes meant to discredit and purge all Patriotic Front (PF) officials who have launched a campaign to endorse Mr Sata as the sole candidate for the 2016 general elections, defence minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has revealed. Mwamba has told the Daily Nation in an interview that M’membe beleives […]

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Supreme Court stops Dora, Sililo, Mwale from recontesting

THE Judiciary, in a press statement released in Lusaka yesterday, stated that candidates whose election has been nullified by the Supreme Court for corrupt or illegal practices cannot take part in the by-elections arising from such nullification of their seats. This position of the Supreme Court effectively nullifies the election of MMD’s Reuben Mtolo Phiri […]

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What Wynter said

“In fact Section 105 says that once a member has lost their seat they will not be eligible to recontest not just in the by-election but also in any election for the period of five years,” Kabimba said. “It is not the desire of the PF but that is what the law says.”

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Mazombwe dies

His Eminence Merdardo Joseph Mazombwe Cardinal Medado Mazombwe, the first indigenous Zambian Archbishop to be created to that position has died. According to the ZNBC news report yesterday, Cardinal Mazombwe died at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka where he had been hospitalised for medical treatment.Cardinal Mazombwe was Bishop of Chipata before he was elevated […]

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Explain $210 million Safe City Project deal – APNAC

The African Parliamentarians Network against Corruption (APNAC) has described the K1,050 trillion ($210 million) Ministry of Home Affairs Safe City Project as one of Zambia’s worst corruption scandals in the Patriotic Front (PF) government and has written to the ministry seeking clarification on the delivery of public security network dubbed Safe City Project Phase III […]

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Promoting Breastfeeding as a Child Survival Strategy

By Zambia CSO-SUN Alliance and World Vision Zambia Zambia recently joined other countries in commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from the 1st to the 7th of August each year, since 1982. This is a special event that allows the government, partners, families, health workers, civil society, employers and the media, an excellent opportunity to […]

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