Three fallen peacekeepers from Zambia among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters ceremony

The United Nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, more than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and-police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, alongside more than 15,000 international and national civilian staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers. In his message to mark the Day, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that […]

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Lusaka High Court reject Kambwili and Nkombo’s application to join the Impeachment case

Lusaka High Court has rejected Chishimba Kambwili and UPND Mazabuka Central MP Garry Nkombo’s application to join a case where two private citizens have sued the Attorney General over the Speaker’s decision to table the impeachment motion of President Edgar Lungu. When the matter came up for ruling yesterday, High Court judge Banda Bobo refused […]

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Chief Lubunda nods development

Chief Lubunda of the Lunda and Chishinga people of Luapula province says Zambia will change for the better if government maintains the current pace of infrastructure development. The traditional leaders says it is good that Government is not only putting up modern hospitals and schools in urban areas but also in the rural areas. Chief […]

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Govt calls for more funding for refugees

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says there is need for government and cooperating partners to increase funding so that refugees in various camps are adequately supported. Mr Kampyongo says the country currently has recorded over 40 thousand Congolese refugees in various camps seeking asylum. He says so far various partners working with government have […]

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Irish abortion referendum voting opens

Polls are open in the referendum on the Republic of Ireland’s abortion laws. The vote will decide whether to repeal a part of the constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment, which effectively bans terminations in the country. Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, […]

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North willing to talk at any time

North Korea has said it is still willing to talk “at any time in any form” after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Vice-foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan said Mr Trump’s decision was “extremely regrettable”. President Trump blamed the North’s “open hostility” for the cancellation. The summit would have been the […]

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Zambian Multi-Millionaire Rajan Mahtani Loses Cement Firm To Powerful Ventriglia Family

Zambian multi-millionaire entrepreneur Rajan Mahtani has lost ownership of Zambezi Portland Cement, a leading cement manufacturer in the southern African country, as the High Court of Zambia awarded full ownership of the company to the Ventriglia family of Italy on Monday. The resolution follows a 10-year court battle between the Ventriglia family and Rajan Mahtani, […]

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ECL pays tribute to freedom fighters

President Edgar Lungu has paid tribute to African freedom fighters who contributed to the liberation of the continent saying their sacrifice must Not be forgotten. President Lungu says as Zambia and the continent commemorate African Freedom Day tomorrow, Africans must rekindle the spirit of the founding fathers of African independence. Speaking in his special address […]

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