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Govt Lifts Ban On Night Travel

[Zambia Reports] Finance minister Felix Mutati has announced the ban on night travel will be lifted in due course. (AllAfrica)

Govt Committed to Completion of Kazungula Bridge Project

[Times of Zambia] The Government says it is committed to ensuring work on the 923-metre-long rail and road bridge between Zambia and Botswana in Kazungula to be completed on time. (AllAfrica)

Zesco United Crowned Champions

[Zambia Reports] Zesco United bagged their fifth league crown in spectacular fashion after having swept aside Mufulira Wanderers whom they sunk into Division One. (AllAfrica)

Chiefs Condemn Attack On Chief Mweemba's Palace

[Times of Zambia] Chiefs in Southern Province have condemned the petrol bombing of Senior Chief Mweemba with family members while in their sleep at his palace in Kanyemba Village in Sinazongwe District during the early hours of Friday morning. (AllAfrica)

Lungu Urges Concerted Efforts in Caring for Physically Challenged

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has said taking care of the physically challenged and the vulnerable in society is everyone's sacred responsibility. (AllAfrica)

Ease Radio Licence Renewal - Media Liason Committee

[Times of Zambia] The Media Liaison Committee has urged the Government, through the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, to put in place measures to ease the radio licence renewal. (AllAfrica)

Boy, 15, Saved From Early Marriage

[Times of Zambia] A fifteen-year-old boy of Choma has been extracted from what an NGO says was an early-marriage arrangement in which he played the husband of a much older woman who had taken him off the streets. (AllAfrica)

Standards of Play Elates Edgar Lungu

[Times of Zambia] The dramatic end to the 2017 MTN-FAZ Super season has had a far-reaching impression with President Edgar Lungu declaring that Zambian football was headed the right direction. (AllAfrica)

Freedom of Religion Trumps Culture

[Legalbrief] In an extraordinary example of a clash between religion and culture, the Zambian High Court has been asked to declare that a prominent traditional leader was engaged in a 'vicious onslaught' on the free conscience rights of a group of his villagers. (AllAfrica)

'Iron Fist' Zarika Defends Belt Against Zambian

[Nation] History-making Fatuma "Iron Fist" Zarika from Kenya defends her World Boxing Council (WBC) super-bantamweight title against Zambia's Catherine Phiri in a Bigger Than Life Entertainment Mac Series fight at the Carnivore, Nairobi Saturday. (AllAfrica)

uper Division in Photo Finish

[Zambia Reports] The MTN/FAZ Super League today comes to a close with title defining fixtures lined up. (AllAfrica)

Power Outages Hit Copperbelt

[Zambia Reports] The power outages being experienced on the Copperbelt without an apology from Zesco Limited has shocked the business community in the Province. (AllAfrica)

Lungu Stands Firm On 2021 Bid

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu faced up to the debate about his candidature for the 2021 elections by saying that he wants to contest the 2021 elections. (AllAfrica)

Continent's Editors Hope for New Era in Zimbabwe

[SANEF] The African Editors Forum (TAEF) has welcomed the political change in Zimbabwe and has expressed hope that the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa will usher in a new era for media freedom in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Zambian Elizabeth Phiri Warns Zarika

[Nation] Former World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight champion Zambian Elizabeth Phiri has warned Kenya's WBC super-bantamweight title holder Fatuma Zarika to prepare for a tough belt defence battle Saturday at the Carnivore. (AllAfrica)

Kennedy Magrosa's Ban - What Is the Justification?

[Zambia Reports] The decision by FAZ to ban City of Lusaka soccer fan Kennedy Lungu popularly known as Kennedy Magrosa has received mixed reactions with many expressing disappointment by the development. (AllAfrica)

Football Body Awarded MTN Tax Free Deal

[Zambia Reports] The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) signed the MTN league and national team sponsorship contract valued at over $4.5 million and exempted the South African telecommunication giant from paying Value Added Tax (VAT). (AllAfrica)

Politician Kambwili Faces Fraud Charges

[Zambia Reports] Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili will have to face another round of fraud charges. (AllAfrica)

Copperbelt Records First Cholera Case

[Zambia Reports] Copperbelt Province has recorded its first cholera case in Ndola district. (AllAfrica)

Kabila Denies TP Mazembe Landing in DR Congo

[Zambia Reports] Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila took his anti Moise Katumbi stance too far by denying the plane carrying Confederation Cup winning side TP Mazembe landing rights in their country. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Calls For Arrest of Culprits in Auditor General Report

[Zambia Reports] Opposition FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says public officers cited in the Auditor General's report for abuse of national resources must be subjected to the due process of the law. (AllAfrica)

Congolese Asylum Seekers Hit 8, 000

[Zambia Reports] More than 8, 000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have arrived in Zambia. (AllAfrica)

NGO Rescues 18-Year-Old From Abusive Partner

[Zambia Reports] Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) has rescued an 18-year-old Sinazeze woman from an abusive partner. (AllAfrica)

MTN, State House in Potential Clash Over Buffaloes, City Match

[Zambia Reports] MTN has filed an appeal against the directive by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission that compelled FAZ to allow City of Lusaka continue using Woodlands Stadium but the process throws one of the season ending deciding fixtures which President Edgar Lungu is expected to watch on Saturday into jeopardy. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Declare Hichilema Sole Candidate for 2021

[Zambia Reports] The United Party for National Development (UPND) on the Copperbelt has announced its endorsement of party president Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba as the only candidates for the top positions at the Congress. (AllAfrica)

Nation's Future Bright in Hichilema's Hands

[Zambia Reports] I call upon all well-meaning Zambians to guard our country jealously and make sure we put it in the safe hands it deserves and belongs... .. (AllAfrica)

President Kenyatta Holds Bilateral Talks With Rwanda, Zambia and Namibia Presidents

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta this evening held bilateral talks with the Presidents of Rwanda, Zambia and Namibia. (AllAfrica)

More Local Products Stocked

[Times of Zambia] Chain-store supermarkets and other trading houses including hotels across the country have reduced on the importation of products and are now sourcing them locally. (AllAfrica)

Post-Road Crash Emergency Gets Boost

[Times of Zambia] Road traffic accidents are Zambia's third-highest cause of death after malaria and HIV/AIDS, claiming an annual average of 1,920 lives. (AllAfrica)

Construction of Fertiliser Plant Completed

[Times of Zambia] The construction of US$5 million fertiliser blending plant at the Lusaka Multi Facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ) by the Export Trading Group (ETG) has been completed and is set for commissioning next month. (AllAfrica)

Zambian Rural Dwellers Threatened With Eviction

[CAJ News] Lusaka -HUNDREDS of families in Zambia are devastated by forced eviction by corporates that have turned the rural dwellers' land into commercial farmers. The commercial farmers have defied an order by President Edgar Lungu compensate the families evicted in the Serenje district in the fertile Central Province. A broad range of investors have bought the farming land, with plots ranging in size from 150 to more than 5 000 hectares. Research by human rights groups has established several thousands more households wer (AllAfrica)