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The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested three people for trafficking in illicit drugs contrary to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 35 of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia. DEC Public relations officer Mathias Kamanga says in Central Province, the Commission has arrested Oliver Chiyobwa a male aged 48 of Chilaika Village for trafficking […]

Stakeholders have backed the decision by government to close schools for 21 days following an increase in the covid 19 cases. National Action For Quality Education in Zambia executive director Aaron Chansa says the decision is timely as any further delays  would have turned schools into death traps and super spreader points. Mr Chansa  has […]

The Bars and Night Club owners has threatened to defy Presidential Edgar’s Lungu’s directive for bars and night clubs to only operate three days a week stating that the operators were not consulted by government. Yesterday, President Edgar Lungu directed for heightened measures following the alarming spike in the number of Covid19 deaths and new […]

A Coalition calling itself the Democracy and Motherland Defenders Coalition (DMDC) has advised the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to completely ban international observers from monitoring this year’s General Elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Coalition’s spokesperson Andrew Ntewewe said it will only be responsible to protect the citizenry from any further calamity due to […]

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is expected to return home, 10 years after he was taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity. Mr Gbagbo has been living in the Belgian capital Brussels since his release from detention three years ago. His successor and rival President Alassane Ouattara invited […]

Democracy and Motherland Defenders Coalition says it has lost confidence in the police command in policing the 2021 general election owing to continued levels of political violence experienced. Coalition Spokesperson Andrew Ntewewe says it is saddening that despite the Inspector General of Police being on six month probation; very little improvement has been recorded from […]

Aquaculture farmers are saddened over the decision by government to introduce water permit fee amounting to K2, 950 for the aquaculture sector. The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) through the ministry of fisheries and livestock has issued new regulations that will require all entities engaged in aquaculture to pay annually a sum of K2, 950. […]

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president, is being treated in hospital for pneumonia, a close aide has said. In a statement on Monday, the 97-year-old had asked people to pray for him in hospital, but at that point there were no details of his condition. “He is being treated for pneumonia but he doesn’t have Covid,” […]

The Covid-19 death toll breached the 58 000 mark in South Africa on Tuesday evening. According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), 208 more deaths were recorded, increasing the number of fatalities to 58 087. The NICD added that 8 436 Covid-19 infections were recorded in the preceding 24 hours and that there […]

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