Zambia: Opposition confronts Chinese Embassy over first lady’s foundation donation | Zambie : L’opposition confronte l’Ambassade de Chine au sujet d’une donation à la fondation de la Première Dame

Esther Lungu [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The Secretary General of the opposition Rainbow Party, Wynter Kabimba, has criticised the Chinese Embassy in Zambia for its recent cash donation of 200,000 kwacha to First Lady Esther Lungu’s foundation. ($1US=K9) Kabimba, who has … Read More

“It is irresponsible to spend K2 million on Zambia’s membership to ICC” | “C’est irresponsable de dépenser 2 millions de Kwacha sur l’adhésion de la Zambie à la CPI”

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Zambia’s Non-Governmental Organizations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is deeply saddened by the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s decision to spend about US$ 222,000 (Kwacha 2 million) on public consultation as to whether the country should pull out of the … Read More

Zambia removes duty on imported copper concentrates

ActionAid Zambia, branch of a global movement of people working to further human rights and fight poverty, said Friday it was saddened to see the Zambian government yielding to industry pressure through the removal of 7.5 percent duty on importation … Read More

Constitution Court dismisses petition against President Lungu’s election

The Constitutional Court hearing the presidential petition brought by losing candidate opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, on Monday dismissed the petition saying that it does not have the jurisdiction to hear the petition after the expiry of the 14 days last … Read More

Zambia challenged to draw lessons from Chile’s good mining, fiscal policies

Zambia has been urged to learn from the South American country of Chile, the world’s largest producer of copper, given the similarities between the two countries, from both a mining and broader economic perspective. Zambia Chamber of Mines president Nathan … Read More

Zambia: Zambian opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema challenges presidential polls

  The presidential candidate of Zambia’s main opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND), Mr. Hakainde Hichilema has rejected the presidential results announced on Monday, which declared incumbent President Edgar Lungu as winner. He said the UPND will petition … Read More

Zambian elections record huge turnout

As voting ended Thursday at 6pm (local time) in some polling stations across Zambia, the country’s electoral management body said there was huge turnout in most polling stations. “We have had a good turnout at most polling stations,” Electoral Commission … Read More

Zambia: Gov’t dismisses Hakainde Hichilema’s claim of violence ahead of elections

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has dismissed opposition’s leader Hakainde Hichilema’s claim of political instability in the country ahead of the August 11, elections as an attempt to merely scandalise the credible electoral process. Hichilema, president of the main … Read More

Lungu asks donors to ‘bail out’ Post newspaper

With pressure from donors to reopen the independent Post Newspaper, Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday lashed out at diplomats calling for the reopening of the Post newspaper, saying those who feel it is being victimized, should raise money to … Read More

Zambia places sixth in exclusive breast-feeding rating

Zambia has made great progress in promoting exclusive breast feeding, becoming the sixth highest in the world at over 72 percent, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report. The 2016 Global Nutrition Report, however, says 40 percent of children under … Read More