Category: Education

Catholic Church disowns Hichilema’s Health National Prayers

Rev. Fr. Winfield Kunda ZCCB Communications Director LUSAKA, (SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­—— On behalf of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Zambia (ZCCB) and the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Cleophas Lungu, I want to state clearly that ZCCB has not organized any form of national prayers for the arrested United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema to have him released or whatever. We are not aware of such prayer arrangements either at the Conference level or even within the Archdiocese of Lusaka. We are however perturbed by the message which is being circulated especially on social media...

PAN AFRICAN RADIO 105.1 FM 12:30 HOURS MAIN NEWS Saturday 13TH MAY, 2017

  PAN AFRICAN RADIO 105.1 FM 12:30 HOURS MAIN NEWS Saturday 13TH MAY, 2017 ===== HEADLINES ===== President Edgar Lungu has urged Zambians to emulate the spirit of selflessness and unity exhibited by freedom fighters   -The Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Zambia (ZCCB) says it has not organized any form of national prayers for the arrested United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema -A United Nations expert says Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy -A global...

Help me, Prince Bryce Mfune prods President Lungu

By Derrick Sinjela Barely a week after being widowed, Prince Bryce Mfune of the Mphamba Royal Establishment of the Eastern Province is pleading with President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to help him get compensation from the Zambia State Security Intelligence Services (ZSSIS). A fearful man of God, Prince Mfune is worried that failure to have the said pension paid will worsen his already deplorable plight as a widower bearing in mind that his beloved wife could have succumbed due to the matter at hand.  Following the death of his 56-year-old wife, the late Taonga Manyoni-Mfune, Prince Mfune wrote and delivered a...

DEC QUARTERLY PRESS STATEMENT – 5th May, 2017

By Theresa Katongo Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer Lusaka, Friday 5th May 2017-The Drug Enforcement Commission in the first quarter of 2017 arrested a total of 1,431 persons for drug related offences countrywide. A year-on-year quarterly analysis shows that the total arrests increased by 6.87 per cent from 1,339 in the first quarter of 2016 to 1,431 in the first quarter of 2017. Further, of the total number of persons arrested 30 were foreign nationals while 1,401 were Zambians. Out of the total number of persons arrested 95 were female comprising 6.6 per cent of the total arrests...

ZAMBIA TO TAKE UP 2018 ICPEN PRESIDENCY

By Godfrida Chanda-Chisala Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) Public Relations Officer Monday 8th May, 2017 THE MINISTRY of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) wishes to congratulate the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) for winning a bid to host the Presidency of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) on behalf of Zambia. Zambia, through the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has just been elected the 2018 President of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), becoming the first African country that will head the organisation in twenty-five years. The election follows Zambia’s bid to...

CCZ assists Mazabuka and Monze flood victims

CCZ assists Mazabuka and Monze flood victims

By Derrick Sinjela Tuesdau, February 19, 2008 THE Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has just concluded a humanitarian mission through provision of mealie meal and blankets to Mazabuka and Monze flood victims in the Southern Province. And CCZ Programmes Coordinator, Abraham Chikasa has prodded Christians and the corporate society in Zambia to provide material and monetary contribution to flood victims. Making the donation, CCZ education and Emergency Coordinator, Edwin Milambo noted that it was their hope that the assortment of basic commodities would ease the burden faced by Mazabuka and Monze flood victims. The partner support was provided under...

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) No. 2 of 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) No. 2 of 2016

By Simon Kabanda One novelty in the 2016 Amended Constitution is the establishment of the Constitutional Court. What is the Constitutional Court? What is the rationale behind the establishment of the Constitutional Court? What value has it added to the Judicial system in Zambia? Wikipedia describes a Constitutional Court as “a high court that deals primarily with constitutional law. Its main authority is to rule on whether laws that are challenged are in fact unconstitutional, i.e., whether they conflict with constitutionally established rights and freedoms”. Where did the idea of establishing the Constitutional Court come from? Term of Reference #...

Zambia: Support International Criminal Court ICC Crucial for Atrocity Victims, Global Justice

Zambia: Support International Criminal Court ICC Crucial for Atrocity Victims, Global Justice

For Immediate Release (Nairobi – April 10, 2017) – Zambia should reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court to best advance justice for victims of atrocities, a group of African organizations and international nongovernmental organizations with a presence in Africa said today. Zambia’s government began public consultations on the country’s ICC membership the week of March 27, 2017. This was in response to the African Union summit’s adoption in January of an “ICC withdrawal strategy.” An unprecedented 16 countries, including Zambia, entered reservations to this decision. “Zambia has much to gain by staying with the ICC,” said Boniface Cheembe,...

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