Suicide; the elephant in the room

   By Kanyanta E. Kauma Fourteen year old Chimwemwe was a bright young teenage girl, she had just made it to grade ten at her new school. She had always dreamt of being a nurse and enjoyed caring for other people. One Friday afternoon she got back from school as usual, greeted her

Monde fires a broadside at HH

  By AARON CHIYANZO OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema will never become Head of State because Zambians have known his double-standards type of politics, says former Itezhi Tezhi Member of Parliament Greyford Monde. Mr Monde accused Mr Hichilema of being only desperate to enter State House at the


  By NATION REPORTER A top British lawyer Michael Sullivan, who led the prosecution of second Republican President, Frederick Chiluba, in the famous Zamtrop trial, has been recruited by ZCCM-HI to prosecute Zambia’s largest mining company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) on matters that go back to 2007. Mr. Sullivan, a Barrister who was

Sale of empty plastic  bottles booms in Kalingalinga

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  By MAILESI BANDA WOMEN in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga and neighboring residential area are cashing in on the sale of empty plastic bottles which are being sold to be recycled. One of the residents Veronica Muduma said the women were benefiting from business that has changed people’s livelihoods in the area. Ms. Muduma said the

Zambia, Morocco sign 19 agreements

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  By ANNIE ZULU ZAMBIA and the Kingdom of Morocco yesterday signed 19 agreements and memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthening trade and bilateral relations between the two countries. The signing ceremony took place at State House and was witnessed by President Edgar Lungu and his Moroccan counterpart King Mohammed VI. The


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  By Charles Musonda UPND vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba yesterday launched a scathing attack on the judiciary calling it a total nonsense, stupid and rubbish for among other things summoning Mutinta Buumba Mazoka, wife of Fred M’membe, over a contempt of court case against her. Mr. Mwamba also accused President Lungu

Set committee of inquiry to probe land scam-ZDDM

By Bennie MUNDANDO WE demand for the immediate establishment of a committee of inquiry to probe alleged irregular acquisition and administration of land at the Ministry of Lands, the Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) has charged. Commenting on the latest syndicate in which the Ministry of Lands has been implicated in mega

Sunday’s Local Court stories

Young woman who allegedly frequented bars divorced By FRANK NYAMBE   A  LUSAKA woman who loved the taste of beer in the company of men has lost her marriage in the Local Court. This was after Edson Lungu, 28, of Chawama compound sued his wife, Karen Kaliza, 21, of Makeni for divorce on allegation

Sunday’s text messages

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Fred M’Membe having sleepless nights Editor, Yes, the dominoes have started falling. I’m sure now M’membe is having sleepless nights. The man is in a web of mammoth problems that he seems not to know how to sort them out. But there is something to remember, the way M’membe is

Sunday’s Letters

Things fall apart for Mutinta Mazoka M’membe Dear Editor It is reportedly said that impunity was like a bottle of whisky; you have a sip, enjoy the taste, take another and before you know it the bottle is finished and you are drunk. It looks at least – that Fred M’membe’s wife