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: 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

Zambia: Zambian President Edgar Lungu discharged from hospital

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who underwent a successful surgery on Friday at a Pretoria hospital in South Africa to treat a condition known as Achalasia, has been discharged. President Lungu’s special assistant for press and public … Read More

Zambia: Zambian President Edgar Lungu to be flown to South Africa for specialized treatment

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu is due to leave for South Africa Tuesday for specialized treatment, the head of state announced Tuesday. Doctors treating President Lungu who was discharged from Maina Soko military hospital in Lusaka Monday … Read More

Travellers from Zambia no longer need Yellow Fever jabs to enter South Africa

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Pretoria has officially announced that travellers from Zambia no longer require to produce proof of Yellow Fever vaccination when entering South Africa following the World Health Organisation’s listing of Zambia among low-risk countries. Zambia’s High Commissioner … Read More

Zambia: Zambia gets first female VP

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s new President Edgar Lungu has appointed a female Vice-President, Inonge Wina, who until recently was the gender minister. Wina, who is Zambia’s first female VP, is also the chairperson of the ruling Patriotic Front party. … Read More

Zambia: President-elect Edgar Lungu inaugurated in Lusaka

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Edgar Lungu took on Sunday the oath of office as President of Zambia in Lusaka becoming Zambia’s sixth head of state following his victory in Tuesday’s by-election. The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party won with a … Read More

Zambia: Defence Minister Lungu leads in presidential election results

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s Defence Minister, Edgar Lungu, who is also Justice Minister, has maintained an early lead in preliminary presidential election results announced Friday by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), receiving 701,089 votes or 48.72 percent of … Read More

Zambia: Late President Sata’s wife to contest for party’s nomination

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s late President Michael Sata’s widow Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata has filed her nomination papers to contest for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) presidency to stand in the January 20 presidential elections being held following the … Read More

Zambia: Ex President Banda to contest Jan. presidential elections

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s former ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has suspended its president, Nevers Mumba, and announced the adoption of former president Rupiah Banda as candidate for the presidential by-election slated for 20 Jan. 2015. MMD National … Read More

Zambia: UN flag to fly at half-mast Tuesday in honour of President Sata

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The United Nations flag will fly at half-mast worldwide on Tuesday in honour of Zambia President Michael Sata who died on October 28, 2014. According to a statement issued Sunday by the Zambian Mission to the … Read More

Malawi: Junior civil servant who nicked US$70m in ‘cashgate’ gets 9 years

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Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) – Victor Sithole, the Malawi Government Accounts Assistant, who became the second convict in ‘cashgate – the systematic plunder of millions of dollars of government money, was sentenced last week to nine years imprisonment with hard labour … Read More

Zambia: South Africa pays homage to Zambia for role in liberation struggle

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – South Africa has paid glowing tribute to Zambia for the role it played in assisting liberation movements in Southern Africa. South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Energy, Ambassador Thembisile Majola, who spoke Friday night in Pretoria at … Read More

Zambia: Zambia refutes foreign media reports that President Sata is hospitalized in New York

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Michael Sata’s son, Mulenga, assured on Friday the nation that President Sata is well, dismissing western media reports that the President who is in New York for the UN summit has been hospitalized. Speculations about … Read More

Zambia: President Michael Sata opens parliament, focusing on economic growth

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – President Michael Sata, who has stayed out of public view for the past few months amid speculations on his health, on Friday officially opened parliament, committing his government to move the country forward decisively towards the … Read More

Zambia: Police arrest opposition MP Jonas Shakafuswa for assault

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament Jonas Shakafuswa, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting six cadres from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) during campaigns ahead of Tuesday’s parliamentary by-election in the Mangango … Read More

Zambia gets new project to enhance food security

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A new project geared towards reducing post-maize harvest losses and improving grain handling in Zambia was launched Thursday in the country. The project dubbed, ”Bags2Bulk Project” is said to be a product of partnership spearheaded by ”AGCO”, … Read More

Zambia: NGOs snub new controversial NGO Act

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Beatrice Grillo Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As the deadline for registration comes to a close Monday, 3 February, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have resolved not to register under the NGO Act, charging that the Act of 2009 is retrogressive and that … Read More

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