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7 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Church mother bodies resolve to pressure Government over Constitution

Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia executive director Pukuta Mwanza follows proceedings during the meeting to demand for the release of the draft Zambia constitution Council of Churches in Zambia Secretary General Reverend Suzanne Matale, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Executive Director Pukuta Mwanza and Zambia Episcopal Conference Secretary General Fr Cleophas Lungu disclosed the resolution in a joint communique released to ZANIS in Lusaka. The Church leaders argued that the impasse over the constitution making process needs to be addressed quickly and demanded for a clear roadmap.

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10 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Matoka Was Great Inspiration, says Rupiah

Fourth Republican president Rupiah Banda says the late academician Dr Peter Matoka was a great inspiration who proved that excellence could be achieved by any determined person. LUSAKA, 8th August, 2014 - His Excellency Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia, has described the late freedom fighter and academician Dr Peter Matoka as an inspiration who proved that excellence could be achieved by any determined person.

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12 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Zambia: 'Involve Us in Screening of Security Guards'

THE Ministry of Home Affairs has advised security firms to engage it in the screening of security guards during recruitment exercises to prevent high crime rate involving security guards. This follows the arrest of a 24-year-old guard from Group 4 Security firm in Lusaka arrested last month in connection with theft of more than K120, 000 and US $200 at the Road Development Agency offices.

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16 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Zambia: Vicious Blaze

PROPERTY worth millions of Kwacha has been burnt to ashes at Lusaka's Pen Marks store on Cairo Road after fire swept through a stationary warehouse yesterday. The building, which is near Puma Filling Station and Indo Zambia, has also been destroyed as owners and on-lookers watched hopelessly the inferno that started around 12:00 hours yesterday.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

In-depth Africa

Magistrate threatens to exclude media from covering Game-Zambia Stores manager case

THE Lusaka magistrates' court has threatened to exclude the media from covering proceedings in a matter in which Game-Zambia Stores manager, Maduramuthoo Mare Palan is charged with indecent assault and sexual harassment. This was after Palan, through his defence lawyers from Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Lubinda Legal Practitioners, sought his protection on grounds that the media was trying their client through prejudicial statements.

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Government and Grand Coalition describe constitution meeting as a positive start

JUSTICE Minister Edgar Lungu has described his meeting with the Grand Coalition on the new Constitution as a step in the right direction, meant to build consensus in the Constitution-making process. The Grand Coalition also described the meeting as fruitful with a call for the release of the Draft Constitution and the setting up of a referendum commission, among other issues.

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Bank of Zambia warns against melting coins

The Bank of Zambia has advised members of the public to use coins for appropriate transactions and urgently report anyone found selling or destroying coins for any perceived extra value. This follows reports that there are some unscrupulous people who are buying 50 Ngwee coins with the issue date 2013 from the public with a view to melt these for their alleged metal contents.

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Is Zambia an Organised Criminal State?

Fred M'mebe, the Publisher of The Post newspaper of Zambia is accused of having committed the crime of wilfully and deliberately not meeting tax liabilities since 2011 when the Patriotic Front government came to power in Zambia. The tax liability has been reported by the newspapers as of September 1st, 2014 to be K8 Billion .

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Chanda Chimba III and his Phibajo Production evaded paying tax-ZRA Assistant Inspector

Former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha and freelance journalist Chanda Chimba III hug at the Lusaka magistrate's court complex A WITNESS from Zambia Revenue Authority has told the court that freelance journalist, Chanda Chimba and his Phibajo Production, a company that produced the 'Stand Up for Zambia' programme in the run-up to the 2011 general elections, evaded paying tax. ZRA assistant inspector, medium tax office, Dennis Banda, also told the court that there was no activity on Phibajo from the time it was opened in 2005 to date.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Incomplete high-rise building in Freedom Way has become a haven of criminal activities

THE incomplete high-rise building at the junction of Katondo Street and Freedom Way in Lusaka has become a haven of criminal activities. The 11-storey building on Katondo Street, which has remained an eyesore for more than 25 years, is owned by Royal Lutanda Company Limited.

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.com | Zambia's Sata appears in public after three-months

Zambian president Michael Sata appeared in public on Thursday, allaying concerns about the health of the 77-year-old leader that had mounted during a largely unexplained three-month absence from the public eye. Sata's appearance at a political campaign rally in Solwezi, 500km northwest of Lusaka, was meant to quench speculation that the health of the southern African leader was failing, analysts said.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

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Chellah Files for Divorce

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations George Chellah has filed for divorce in the Lusaka High Court against his wife Joan.

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AllAfrica.com

Zambia: Kabimba Dismissal Bolsters Sata, but President Remains Silent and Unseen

In a shock move, the Zambian President Michael Sata last week dismissed one of his closest lieutenants and long-time confidante, the Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba He was removed from both positions with immediate effect.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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Apostolic Church directs members to suspend hand shaking during worship

The New Apostolic Church has directed its members countrywide to refrain from shaking hands after holding gatherings in the wake of the Ebola threat that has already claimed several lives in some parts of West Africa.

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Police Hunt for Conman George Mwamba

The dismissal of Patrotic Front secretary general Wynter Kabimba has opened up several opportunities for conmen and other tricksters to intimidate and swindle people out of their hard earned wealth.

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Zambians made a mistake in electing a bunch of deceitful and manipulative characters-HH

Zambians made a huge mistake in electing a bunch of deceitful and manipulative characters in 2011 and it was time we reversed the situation by putting a more responsible government led by the UPND, said UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

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FAZ Announce Mozambique Gate Charges

The Football Association of Zambia has announced gate charges for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium this Saturday.

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Janza: Sudan shown us the light of 2015 AFCON qualifiers

Janza's debut as Zambia coach began on a high on Sunday following a 3-1 home win over Sudan at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

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Marriage Counselor Says Kaseba Should Tell Zambians About Sata's Condition

A traditional marriage counselor has said First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba must discard traditional teachings that forbid wives from divulging bedroom secrets and tell Zambians President Michael Sata's condition.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

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VJ hopes Kabimba's sacking will move constitution making process

Veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga says he is hopeful that the sacking of Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba will help move the constitution making process.

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