The toxic clique

THE parting shots of American Ambassador Eric Schultz were characteristically reminiscent of the patronizing and maddeningly condescending attitude of diplomats from so called developed countries. He could not help but fire a broadside at Government, suggesting that authoritarian governments suppressing the media had a very short life. He was of course

HH should first recognise President Lungu-Lifwekelo

   By NATION REPORTER   UPND president Hakainde Hichilema should be practical in his call for reconciliation by first recognising President Edgar Lungu as duly elected, former UPND deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has charged. Mr Lifwekelo said that HH’s call for reconciliation did not appear to be genuine as the UPND leader was

Regina Chiluba, Errol Hickey die 

  By CHIKUMBI KATEBE WIDOW of the late second republican President Frederick Chiluba, Regina Chifunda Chiluba died at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka yesterday after a long battle with cancer. In a similar development Radio Phoenix founder and media guru Errol Hickey has died, aged 73. Mr Hickey died at his


  SA’s union chief is M’membe’s long-time political ally   DETAILS have emerged that National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) general secretary Irvin Jim is a long-standing ally of Fred M’membe who contributed immensely to the creation of the Rainbow Party, which was initially supposed to be a communist party. Last week,

PF questions Kambwili-Mast alliance

  By Bennie Mundando CHISHIMBA Kambwili’s association with the Mast newspaper and the antagonistic approach he has taken to Government will make it difficult for him to reconcile with party members, Northern Province PF elections deputy chairperson Chibwaya Muma has said. Mr. Muma told the Daily  Nation yesterday that Mr. Kambwili had failed


  By GRACE CHAILE-LESOETSA   PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu yesterday led a record-breaking crowd of over 60,000 soccer fans who filled up the National Heroes Stadium to cheer the Junior Chipolopolo Boys as they kicked off their Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title chase against Guinea. Soccer fans started trooping to the stadium as early

Zambia off to a flying start

  By Grace Chaile-Leosetsa, Michael Miyoba and Bennie Mundando   A STERLING performance from Under-20 midfielder Enock Mwepu and a telling moment of individual brilliance from man-of-the-match Patson Daka yesterday did it for Zambia in their AfCON opener against a resolute Guinea side which they beat 1-0 at the National Heroes Stadium in

Calls for sub-division of WP heighten

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  By Bennie Mundando CALLS for the sub-division of Western Province to create an 11th tribal region have heightened with the Nkoya Royal Establishment (NRE) saying there will be no ethnic cohesion in the area as long as perceived minority tribes were not respected. And the NRE has warned opposition political parties from


…THIS IS WHY WE NEED A NEW CAPITAL CITY BY INNOCENT SIACHITOBA   THE demographic pressure being experienced in Lusaka City will be worse in the next 15 years, a development that will pose further threat on the current constrained life support infrastructure. High population growth rates at both national and provincial levels respectively

Zambia 2017 HIV plan gets US nod

  By SANDRA MACHIMA ZAMBIA has earned initial approval on the HIV plan for 2017, says Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya. The Zambia Country Operation (COP) 2017 plan for HIV programmes has received kudos from the PEPFAR assessment team currently meeting in Washington DC with the Zambian Government. He said the meetings had been