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We'll Miss Straight-Talking Mugabe - VP Inonge

[Times of Zambia] Vice-President Inonge Wina has described the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a brave African leader who never minced his words when defending the sovereignty of Zimbabwe and Africa. (AllAfrica)

Kambwili Drugs Claims - U.S. Clears the Air

[Times of Zambia] The United States (US) Embassy in Zambia has said the drug dealing case reported on social media said to involve a Lusaka businessman is actually closed. (AllAfrica)

Syndicate Hogging Major Construction Sub-Contracts On the Copperbelt

[Times of Zambia] A scam has been unearthed in which a cartel of local contractors and suppliers is accused of hijacking the bulk of the mandatory 20 per cent allocation of construction contracts reserved for Zambians. (AllAfrica)

131 Illegal Immigrants Deported to Zambia

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Zambezi regional police commander Commissioner Karel Theron says the second phase of the Kalahari Desert Operation is progressing well in the region. (AllAfrica)

Zambia and South Africa Are Intertwined - Xenophobia Must Not Break That Bond

[Daily Maverick] Zambia and other African states supported the Struggle for liberation in South Africa, hosting exiles and giving material backing, and our trade and trade routes are interlinked - xenophobia has no place in Africa. (AllAfrica)

No, Zambian DJ Wasn't Beaten to a Pulp for Playing South Africa Music

[Nairobi News] A Zambian Deejay has refuted claims on social media and blogs that he was beaten to a pulp on Thursday by revellers in a night club for playing music by South African artistes. (AllAfrica)

South Africans and Others Take Stock Amid Violence

[VOA] South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week's anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries. (AllAfrica)

Zambia's Public DTT Signal Distributor in Trouble - Market Seems Too Small to Make the Government's Loan Payments

[Balancing Act] London -DTT was always going to be hard to finance in Africa's smaller broadcast market's. Zambia's public DTT signal distributor TopStar - a joint venture between Government broadcaster and China's StarTimes - seems to be in financial trouble only two years after it started. (AllAfrica)

Mighty Warriors Boycott Olympic Qualifier, Face Ban

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe national women's football team faces a ban from FIFA sanctioned matches after the Mighty Warriors boycotted their 2022 Tokyo Olympic Games second round, second leg encounter against Zambia which was scheduled for National Sport Stadium on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Copperbelt Mining, Industry Hub Connects to Jo'burg

[Times of Zambia] Proflight Zambia has launched its second route into South Africa with the start of a three-time weekly service direct from Ndola to Johannesburg. (AllAfrica)

Three Dropped in Permanent Secretary Reshuffle

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has reshuffled a number of permanent secretaries, terminated one and announced he will not be renewing the contractors for two others winding down next month. (AllAfrica)

Govt in Brazil Renewable Energy Deal

[Times of Zambia] Zambia is making positive strides towards securing agreements with Brazil in renewable energy industry, Zambia's Ambassador to Brazil Alfreda Kansembe-Mwamba has said. (AllAfrica)

Address Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Govt Told

[Times of Zambia] Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has appealed to Government to expedite the process of addressing the Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak and lifting of the ban which has been in effect for several months in Southern Province. (AllAfrica)

15 Illegal Ndola Land Dealers Arrested

[Times of Zambia] The Ndola City Council (NCC) has apprehended 15 people for illegal land allocation in Chichele forest. (AllAfrica)

'Cut Alternative Energy Sources Cost'

[Times of Zambia] Government should foster reductions in the cost of installing and operating alternative energy sources to help cushion the impact of load shedding on productive sectors of the economy. (AllAfrica)

Toxic Mines Poison Locals Long After Closure

[HRW] "Henry" is thin and small for his age. The 10-year-old, his mum and I are sitting outside in the dusty, poor township of Waya in the Zambian city of Kabwe on a hot, dry afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Madagascar to Replace Zambia for Friendly Match

[SAFA] 4 September 2019 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that Bafana Bafana will play Madagascar in a friendly international match on Saturday, 7 September at Orlando Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Ex-President Set for Malawi Peace Talks As EU Envoy Calls for Dialogue

[Nyasa Times] Zambia's former president Rupiah Banda is expected in the country this month to mediate on the warring parties over the highly disputed May 21 tripartite elections which the opposition claims were rigged, Nyasa Times understands. (AllAfrica)

Violent Truck Attacks - Ministers Convene Urgent Meeting

[News24Wire] The Ministers of Employment and Labour, Police, Transport and Home Affairs convened an urgent meeting on Sunday evening to discuss the continued violence in the trucking industry and to plot a way forward. (AllAfrica)

Books - Zambia Retold in Three Family Sagas

[East African] Three unrelated families over the course of two centuries and several countries tell the story of the making of Zambia. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Politician Kambwili Arrested For 'Defaming' Lungu

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zambian police have arrested opposition National Democratic Congress leader Chishimba Kambwili on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu, Al Jazeera reports. (AllAfrica)

'Gender-Based Violence Needs Wider Approach'

[Times of Zambia] The unending cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in Zambia call for a deeper re-examination of the causes, beyond the daily statistics. (AllAfrica)

Govt Rejects Appointment of Veselin Jelušić as Football Coach

[Times of Zambia] Government has rejected the appointment of former Botswana and Bloemfontein Celtic trainer Veselin Jelusić as national football team coach. (AllAfrica)

Lead in the Blood - the Poisoning of a Generation

[Daily Maverick] A study by University of Zambia researchers published in 2015 in the journal 'Chemosphere' found that each of the 246 children under the age of seven it screened had enough lead in their blood to cause neurological impairments. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Warns Truck Drivers Not to Travel to South Africa

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia High Commission in South Africa has issued an urgent travel alert to Zambian truck drivers wishing to travel to that country following reports that they are being threatened with violence. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Warns Truck Drivers Not to Travel to South Africa

[Times of Zambia] Zambian truckers driving to or working in South Africa from September 2 will be risking their lives, the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria and the Truck Drivers Association of Zambia (TDAZ) have warned. (AllAfrica)

Kambwili's Political Party Deregistered

[Times of Zambia] The Chishimba Kambwili led National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been deregistered by the Registrar of Societies, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Cops Warned About Aiding, Abetting Smuggling

[Times of Zambia] Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned police officers deployed to stop the smuggling of mealie-meal into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against accepting bribes. (AllAfrica)

Lungu in Japan, As Envoy Highlights TICAD Benefits

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has left for Japan to attend the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). (AllAfrica)

Govt, Zambia Explore 'Deeper' Economic Ties

[The Herald] Kariba -ZIMBABWE and northern neighbours Zambia are working on a joint industrialisation programme that seeks to put the two countries on a better footing to compete favourably as the continent moves towards a free trade area. (AllAfrica)

'Good Corporate Governance Key to Economic Progress'

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has said the Government is committed to enhancing ethical and responsible corporate governance among directors in both public and private corporations as a pillar in economic development. (AllAfrica)