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GBM threatens to leave UPND?

HH reportedly under pressure as … By Nation Reporter Opposition UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) has reportedly threatened to leave UPND if not appointed as running mate by the party’s leader Hakainde Hichilema. According to News24 Zambia the confusion started after former MMD leader Dr Nevers Mumba endorsed HH. The endorsement allegedly […]

Lungu meets unsuccessful aspiring candidates

By Nation Reporter PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu yesterday met Patriotic Front (PF) aspiring parliamentary candidates whose applications to stand on the ruling party’s ticket were unsuccessful and expressed humbleness his gratitude with the manner with which the aspirants accepted their setbacks to serve Zambians at the National Assembly. The President told the aspirants that he was […]

ECZ most credible in Southern Africa – Britain

By Nation Reporter THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has remained one of the most credible electoral bodies with a very good reputation of conducting transparent, free and fair elections in the whole of Southern Africa, British High Commissioner to Zambia Fergus Cochrane Dyet has said. Mr Dyet said the last time he was in […]

Masebo stands no chance

29 May 2016

  FORMER Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo has no chance of retaining the parliamentary seat if adopted by the United Party for National Development (UPND) because she allegedly neglected the people of Chongwe when they needed her most, PF Chongwe Constituency Chairman Charles Mumena has said. And Mr. Mumena said Chongwe constituency was ready […]

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Media electoral process distortions worry UN

29 May 2016

  MEDIA distortions about Zambia’s electoral process  are worrying, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  Country manager Richard Cox has said. Last week, Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) director Priscilla Isaac advised the media against misusing their power. Mr Cox said on Friday that the cost of media distortions about the electoral process was that Zambians […]

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Pride goes before a fall

28 May 2016

MANY followers of Nevers Mumba still remember that young, sharp-witted, rapid-fire tele-evangelist who wowed Pentecostal church crowds with his moving sermons under the theme “Zambia shall be saved”. Nevers pioneered  the ‘‘Pente’’ movement in Zambia under the Victory Ministries label and within a short time he was a household name. Thousands thronged his open-air crusades […]

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Nevers kisses MMD goodbye

28 May 2016

The Lusaka High court has dismissed a case in which the embattled MMD president Dr Nevers Mumba  had launched a legal battle to have the MMD national convention that saw the election of former Lunte Member of Parliament Felix Mutati as the party president declared illegal, null and void. In his ruling to discharge an […]

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Adoptions worry PF youths

28 May 2016

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) youths are deeply worried about the adoption process for the parliamentary, executive mayors and councillors and fear that some of the candidates who have been  suggested for adoption could make it difficult for the ruling party to retain power. Julius Komaki, a strong PF zealot, has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to […]

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High Court acquits Faustin, Kaunda

28 May 2016

THE LUSAKA High Court has overturned a two years jail sentence against former Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines chairman and chief Executive Officer Francis Kaunda and Access Financial Services director Faustin Kabwe on allegations of abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud. Delivering judgment on Thursday, High Court judge Mr Justice Mwiinde Siavwapa sitting with Lady […]

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Alliances can avoid re-run – UNZA don

28 May 2016

THE loose political alliances being hastily forged among political parties may help Zambians avoid a second run of voting as there is a possibility that the first run can have a president with a clear 50+1 percent majority vote, Alex Ng’oma has predicted. Dr Ng’oma, a University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturer and political analyst, has […]

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Visiting Congolese King Mwatiyanvwa extols traditional rulers

28 May 2016

VISITING King Mwatiyanvwa Mushidi III of the Lunda-Luba people from DR Congo says chiefs  are God’s stewards and not practitioners of witchcraft. He said people who accused chiefs of being practitioners of witchcraft were totally misguided and should desist from doing so. He was speaking in Livingstone when he arrived at the Harry Mwaanga International […]

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Impetus to achieve: The heart wants what the heart wants

28 May 2016

So why do we stay on? Why do we continue to fight despite repeated thrashings in our attempts at a glorious victory? Why don’t we simply give up and hang up our boots? Well, it’s simple: the heart wants what the heart wants. Why don’t we quit our business careers when it is quite obvious […]

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Today’s letters to the editor

28 May 2016

Between EL and HH   the choice is yours  It is sad to think that people are so backward that they would vote for someone over competency, integrity, honesty, patriotism, experience and a track record of success. A lot of people do not see that it is not so much about poverty, joblessness or load-shedding. If […]

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