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CiSCA condemns the gunning down of two people in Lusaka, demands justice for the murdered citizens

By Judith Mulenga, Chairperson Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA)    Lusaka, Thursday 24 December 2020: The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) strongly condemns the gunning down, in cold blood, of two people in Lusaka yesterday, Thursday the 23rd of December 2020 for merely exercising their constitutionally guaranteed fundamental freedoms. CiSCA further puts the blame for the two deaths squarely on the Republican President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. The action by the police violated all national, regional and international human rights principles and standards, including policing standards. The killing of the two innocent persons has once again demonstrated the continued repression of the citizens by...

Angolan Legal Reform Shows How Africa Can Use Oil and Gas as a Springboard Towards Job Creation — But Only if It Looks Beyond the Obvious Options (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa’s oil and gas resources have the potential to accomplish so much good for the continent’s people LUANDA, Angola, January 6, 2021/ — By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) For decades, many of Africa’s oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit, rather than as a means of supporting efforts to make more lasting changes in the economy of the nation as a whole. This pattern has had unfortunate consequences. It discouraged investment in local capacity, and it...

President Lungu halts Illegal Daily Bar and Nightclub Operations

President Lungu halts Illegal Daily Bar and Nightclub Operations

Wednesday 6th January 202 issued by Isaac Chipampe Special Assistant to the President for (Press and Public Relations) LUSAKA, (Wednesday. 6th January. 2021)— His Excellency, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, says at no time did he announce the daily opening of bars and night clubs and is surprised that owners of outlets have extended days of operation on their own. President Lungu has since asked council authorities to “up their game” and ensure these outlets are only opened from Friday to Sunday as announced last year when he relaxed the guidelines to save business as the Covid-19 number of cases slowed...

Academia joins political fray through Political Science Association of Zambia (PSAZ)

By Francis Mwiinga Maingaila and Derrick Sinjela WITH exactly 218 days before the Thursday 12th August 2012, Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections, academia is increasing its voice through formation of a platform called Political Science Association of Zambia (PSAZ). The Political Science Association of Zambia composed of academician, fellows and professional bodies specialized in research and science, was officially unveiled on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at Cresta Golfview Hotel in Lusaka. PSAZ president Biggie Joe Dambwa (BJD) told journalists during the official launch that their aim is to champion political science literacy on politics and public affairs in Zambia....

Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka arrested 7 people; 3 University of Zambia third year students for trafficking 30 grams of cannabis       

PRESS STATEMENT Lusaka, Wednesday 6th January, 2021.  By  Theresa Katongo Public Relations Officer DRUG ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested Seven (7) people who include three (3) University of Zambia (UNZA) third year students for trafficking in over 30 grams of cannabis contrary to Cap 96 of the Laws of Zambia. The three (3) UNZA students identified as Amadu Bah Mwansa, 22, Siddy Gadjo Mwansa, 22, and Kitonzui Mesala, 24, were found with 12.5 grams of special cannabis and one (1) suspected sachet of heroin. Others arrested include Neyma Camara, 19, Robinson Chibwe, aged 28, Cloud Kabwe, a...

Introduction of Statutory Instrument no. 125 of 2020: Zero-Rating of VAT on fuel

  By Blessings Kafwanka Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA) Accountancy programmes Value Added Tax, (VAT) is a consumption tax placed on a product whenever value is added at each stage of the supply chain, from production up to the point of sale to the consumer. It is a tax that is incurred by the final consumer of a product or service. Therefore, zero-rating VAT on petroleum products should remove that burden from the final consumer and not anybody else. In Zambia, the VAT rate is currently at 16% and is applicable to supplies of standard-rated goods and services. We...

Press Statement dated Thursday 24th December 2020 on the Police Shooting of Unarmed Citizens in Lusaka, Zambia

      PRESS STATEMENT DATED 24TH DECEMBER 2020 ON THE POLICE SHOOTING OF UNARMED CITIZENS IN LUSAKA By Linda Kasonde Executive Director https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-kasonde-4025a08/ No. 1 of Plot 6941 Suez Road, Cathedral Hill (Next to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross) P.O. Box 51378 Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 211 257001 Email: linda.kasonde@cof.org.zm In any functioning democracy, citizens have the constitutional right to freely assemble and associate. We, the undersigned civil society organisations, note that yesterday United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema was summoned for questioning at the Police Service Headquarters. We equally note the heavily armed police presence on the...

Wednesday 23rd December 2020 Council of Churches in Zambia General Secretary Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya Statement on the Alleged Raping of a 17-Year-Old Kamanaga Boy

By Michael Mazakaza (Mr) Communications Officer COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN ZAMBIA, Stand No. 377A, Ecumenical Centre Bishops Road, Kabulonga P.O. Box 30315, LUSAKA Tel: 260-211-267739; (+260) 977 571535/967420600 www.ccz.org.zm   COUNCIL of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary (GS) Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya has received with shock the alleged defilement of a 17 year old boy of Kamanga Township in Lusaka by his female employer of Salama Park in Lusaka where the boy worked from. Reverend Canon Chikoya found it alarming to learn that the husband to the woman in question was part of the abhorrent and illegal act as he...

United States Awards Small Grants to Zambian Community Organizations

The United States and Zambia Partnering Together EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LUSAKA, ZAMBIA NR/1259/12/22/2020 CONTACT: Sean McIntosh Public Affairs Officer December 22, 2020 Phone: 357000     LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy recently awarded K1.3 million to six Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grant program.  These grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four provinces.   The Special Self-Help program grants provide financial support from the American people directly to Zambian community organizations committed to improving the lives of community members through sustainable projects that...

Broadcom Records 250% Revenue Growth Since 2015, R&D Expenses Surge Amid 5G Take Off

Data presented by Buy Shares indicate that semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom’s research and development expenses have soared by 51%. The expenses are for the period between 2017 and 2020. Broadcom’s China revenue drops as US increases In 2017, the costs amounted to $3.29 billion, while last year, the number stood at $4.97 billion. In 2018, the expenses was $3.77 billion while in 2019, the figure stood at $4.7 billion. The research also overviewed the company’s revenue which has grown by 250.29% between 2015 and 2020. Last year, the revenue was at $23.89 billion, while in 2015, Broadcom recorded $6.82 billion in revenue. In...

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