PF lawyers in payment quandary

Billions of Kwacha owed to most lawyers and associates handling the over 80 Patriotic Front (PF) election petitions may not be paid. A veteran lawyer has disclosed that lawyers, not law firms, were recruited to handle the petitions which were commenced as a matter of policy by the Patriotic Front Secretariat

Republicans muscle tax  cut bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obama's request — but also would require construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that has sparked a White House veto threat. Passage,

Criticism Helps to Build – Nevers

PRESIDENT Michael Sata should not view criticism coming from the opposition political party leaders as personal but a move aimed at helping him govern the nation according to the promises he made prior to the election. Recalled High Commissioner to Canada Dr. Nevers Mumba said it was unfortunate that President Sata

African Champions Intensify Preps

Seven days and counting before the Chipolopolo Boys face Sudan in the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifiers, Coach Herve Renard this weekend will have the greater component of the assemblage of his champion stars in camp as he intensifies preparations for the match in Khartoum. High on his waiting list is

By Election Corruption

The excessively extravagant game of chance run by the Patriotic Front in the form of corrupt by elections is a matter that the National Assembly must consider very seriously. Already lawyers representing the Patriotic Front are facing problems in claiming their dues from the party, but it is clear that the

Judge Chisanga Saluted

The Alliance for Good Governance (AGG) has saluted  Justice Fulgence  Chisanga for ensuring that justice and fairness prevailed during the tribunal hearing. Judge Chisanga has sustained her ruling to stay proceedings  of the  tribunal which was set up by President Sata to investigate the alleged misconduct by the three suspended judges. And

Oil Mystery Deepens

We have been trying to get information regarding the transportation of oil to Malawi and this has proved totally impossible. At first we approached Tazama who were reportedly responsible for the dispatch of the oil, but we were firmly told that such information could not be released.  We then went to

Journalists Under Pressure in Run Up to Angolan Elections

With the approach of the upcoming August 31 elections in oil-rich Angola, the incumbent government is revealing a short tolerance for speculation among news media. Currently on trial is the journalist, Ramiro Aleixo, who faces charges over articles he wrote five years ago.  Aleixo is alleged to have defamed the military