Zambia

Chambeshi: Nkana not scared of high-scoring Simba

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 18:10
Beston Chambeshi says Nkana is a very big team to be scared of high-scoring Simba SC of Tanzania whom they host on Saturday in a 2018/2019 CAF Champions League pre-group stage first leg match at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. Simba date Nkana after an 8-1 aggregate win over Mbabane Swallows of eSwatini that saw Chipolopolo […]
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Turkish Airline has made its inaugural flight to Zambia.

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 15:48
This follows agreements signed between Turkish President Recep Edorgan and President Edgar Lungu during the former’s visit to Zambia in July. Zambian government has assured Turkish Airlines of all necessary support to its operations. Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba says government is providing airlines establishing new routes with incentives. Mr. Mushimba noted that […]
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ZCCI advocates for better business environment

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 15:47
The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has reaffirmed its commitment to advocating for a better business environment and enhancement of private sector dialogue in national development planning. ZACCI President Michael Nyirenda said his institution will continue to play its role in ensuring that business environment remains conducive for both government and private sector […]
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Transport Minister says Zampost is a viable business despite owing workers 5 months in Salary arrears

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 15:25
Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba says Zampost is viable and will continue providing services to the nation. And Mr. Mushimba says Zampost requires K50 Million to revive its revenue streams which were suspended due to mismanagement of funds. He told Parliament this morning that Zampost is facing financial challenges because most of its […]
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FAO salutes government for sound agriculture policies

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 15:22
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has commended government for sound policies it has introduced to grow the agriculture sector. FAO Country Representative George Okechi cited the e-voucher system as one of the best schemes that can promote the growth of the agriculture industry. Dr.Okechi said e-voucher programme should be embraced as it promotes agriculture […]
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Ndola Residents riot after Zambia Police impound trucks suspected of smuggling

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 13:29
Police in Ndola fought running battles with residents of Kawama Compound after officers impounded trucks carrying over one thousand bags of mealie meal destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga told ZNBC News that Police stormed a shop which was illegally selling mealie meal at 01:00 hours on Friday morning. […]
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Kambwili, 11 others’ case adjourned to January

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 13:24
The Luanshya magistrate court has adjourned to January 14, 2019, the case in which New Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili and 11 others are charged with unlawful assembly. This is in a matter in which the Roan Member of Parliament (MP) is jointly charged with 11 AVIC International workers. The twelve appeared before court […]
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Fear Not

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 13:04
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself – President Franklin Roosevolt DEFINITION Fear has been described as “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger or pain,  whether the threat may be real or imagined” or  it could be “the anticipation of the possibility that something unpleasant will occur”. According to Psychology Today, […]
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President Lungu heads to Japan this Weekend for a 3 days Official Working visit

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 11:33
President Edgar Lungu will this weekend travel to Japan on a three day Official Working visit. The visit will run from December 17 to December 20. During his stay in Japan, President Lungu will make a State Call on His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. He will also meet and hold talks with Prime Minister […]
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Election depot torched, teen killed as DRC presidential campaign heats up

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 10:44
Nearly 80 percent of the equipment for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, was destroyed when a fire ripped through a warehouse, as violence flared just 10 days before the vote. The blaze, which officials blamed on arson, was the latest drama of an increasingly tense election campaign ahead of the […]
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Operation of the newly established Levy Mwanawasa Medical University to start in the first quarter of 2019

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 08:56
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says operation of the newly established Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, will start in the first quarter of 2019. Dr. Chilufya says the University which is also the country’s first ever specialized University for health studies has an enrolment capacity of 3-thousand students. The Minister of Health says works at the […]
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Health Authorities in Chipata have expressed concern with the high number of teenage pregnancies

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 08:53
Health Authorities in Chipata have expressed concern with the high number of teenage pregnancies being recorded in the district. Reacting to recent statistics indicating that over 5,000 teenage pregnancies were recorded from January-September 2018, acting Chipata District Health Director (DHD), Charles Fanaka said the problem is as a result of the rampant increase in child […]
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Matete enjoying Zambia athletes team deputy coach role

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 07:59
Athletics icon Samuel Matete is relishing his new role as Zambia national team assistant coach and Northern Region technical director. Zambia’s most successful sports man Matete has taken up the two roles after his recent reconciliation with the Elias Mpondela led Zambia Athletics Association executive committee. Matete says he was utilising his role as coach […]
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Eastern Province signs MOU with Chinese Shandong Province

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 05:49
Eastern Province has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of cooperation in agriculture, tourism and commerce with the Shandong Province of China. The MOU which twins the two provinces, is expected to enhance Chinese investments in value addition in Eastern Province and the exchange of notes on best practices to grow the two economies for […]
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McDonald Chipenzi initiative calls for more press freedom

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 05:45
The Governance, Elections, Advocacy Research Services (GEARS)s Initiative has called for the promotion of the freedom of Journalists if freedom of expression is to be enhanced in the country. GEARS Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi said press freedom was the prime base on which sound democracy is anchored in any given nation. Mr. Chipenzi has […]
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Shang’ombo farmers urged to embrace $2 million cashew grant

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 05:42
Shang’ombo District Commissioner Lawrence Nyambe has called on residents in the area to embrace the US$2 million matching grant meant to add value to the cashew project in the district. In an interview with ZANIS, Captain Nyambe expressed happiness that the Ministry of Agriculture partnered with the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) to provide matching […]
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Mkushi farmers happy with e-voucher system

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 05:34
Farmers in Mkushi district in Central Province have expressed happiness with the pace at which the distribution of farming inputs through the electronic voucher system is being undertaken. Speaking to ZANIS this afternoon, Mukula Simambwe a small scale farmer said he was excited that he has received his farming inputs in good time ahead of […]
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Calls for President Lungu to be PF’s sole candidate for the 2021 elections continue to grow

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 05:32
Calls for President Edgar Lungu to be Patriotic Front (PF) s sole candidate for the 2021 general elections have continued to grow, despite the party’s constitution having a provision that allows any member to challenge the incumbent at the party convention to be held before the general elections. In the latest support for this call, […]
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ICT boosts growth in Agric sector

Lusaka Times - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 05:17
Smart Zambia National Coordinator Martin Mtonga says the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the agriculture sector has helped address some challenges faced in the distribution of farming inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP). Dr. Mtonga said through the use of ICT, government has sealed the loop-holes that earlier caused problems in […]
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