Archive | January, 2016

‘My husband wants a fat woman’

A HOUSEWIFE told a Lusaka Local Court that her husband has lost love for her because she is thin and he wants to marry a fat woman. This is in a case in which Namutula Singute, 23, of Makeni sued her husband, Kennedy Mukweto, 28, a garden boy for divorce. The two got married in […]

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Hubby divorced for beating and stripping wife

A MAN caused laughter in a Lusaka Local Court when he admitted beating and stripping his wife because she possesses a spirit of poverty. Chishala Wazi, 37, of Makeni was testifying in a case in which his wife, Diana Mudenda, 32, of Kanyama compound sued him for divorce. The two got married in 2001 and […]

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FORMULATING STRATEGIES FOR PEACE TO PREVAIL

By Sycorax Tiyesa Ndhlovu   The August, 2016 presidential and general elections seem to be exclusively unique which, if not properly handled, can erode the peace and stability Zambia has enjoyed for many decades now. In addition to the common political violence, potential presidential re-run can threaten peace and stability in this country. Among the […]

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Lungu calls for revision of APRM philosophy

  PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called for the revision of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and reflect on its original objects of the governance tool of the African Continent to bring it in line with the current challenges the Continent is facing. He said as African Leaders were reflecting on the success of the […]

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MMD at cross-roads

    OPPOSITION Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) yesterday convened an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) to decide whether to go for a convention or partner with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) ahead of the August general elections. But by press time the meeting which has yet again caused tension in the former ruling party […]

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ACROBATIC SAMPA

We are very surprised and taken aback that Elias Chipimo Jnr. president of Narep, a politician we held in high esteem, could enter into an alliance with Miles Sampa  who is now aiming to stand as president. To date the credentials of Miles Sampa are not known as he has vacillated from one position to […]

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CARTEL WILL SINK UPND

THE revulsion and anger that most Zambians feel against the cartel will sink the United Party for National Development (UPND), Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) president Wright Musoma has charged. Mr. Musoma said many political parties disassociated themselves from the cartel because it was a group of schemers whose preoccupation was to hold governments to ransom […]

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CHIPIMO, SAMPA AND CHANDA FORM PACT

 THREE political parties have formed an alliance to field one presidential candidate ahead of the August 11 polls. National Restoration Party (NAREP) leader Elias Chipimo jnr , Fourth Revolution Party (4RP) leader Erick Chanda have entered into an alliance with Democratic Front (DF) leader Miles Sampa. This was announced yesterday and the new alliance would […]

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ZNFU DISCREDITS PLUNDER AUDIT REPORT

THE Zambia Nation Farmers Union (ZNFU) has described as inconsistent and without credibility the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)-sponsored  preliminary forensic audit report which alleged massive plunder and looting of donor funds exceeding K34 million. The farmers union has since requested the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) to appoint a high-level team of independent […]

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MAINSTREAM JOB CREATION, AFRICAN LEADERS TOLD

AFRICA needs to ensure that skills development and mainstreaming of job creation for youths are embedded in the continental development agenda, President Edgar Lungu has said. He also called for transformational approaches to spur technical and vocational training for youth development in the continent. President Lungu said this yesterday after attending two meetings of Heads […]

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