THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) says it will on Monday January 24, start the process of deactivating fraudulent and non-compliant SIM Cards due to rising cases of cyber crime. ZICTA Acting Communications Manager Hanford Chaaba says the Authority has identified SIM Cards that are suspected to have been fraudulently registered or registered […]

The last sitting of the Twelfth session of the National Assembly which commenced in 2016 has resumed with an oral answer session. And Minister of Commence, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma says the Presidential Solar Milling Initiative is meeting the intended objective. Mr Yaluma said the Solar Milling Initiative is a gate way to rural […]

SIMON MUNTEMBA writes @SunZambian SHARING of Information Communication Technology (ICT) gadgets such as such laptops and mobile phones can easily transmit the Corona virus (COVID-19) from one individual to another, the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has warned. In an interview, Hanford Chaaba, ZICTA corporate communications officer has advised members of the public […]

A conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the outbreak of the coronavirus is quickly gaining momentum, with celebrities including actor Woody Harrelson promoting the idea. But the theory is also getting a boost from what some researchers say is a coordinated disinformation campaign. Marc Owen Jones, a researcher at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar, […]

NOEL IYOMBWA writes @SunZambian Over 1000 Zambia social media commentators yesterday hit the facebook page of the student who committed suicide mourning and condemning him in equal measure. An enraged Vernon De Bwalya called him a coward who has ashamed his parents: “Bro…you gave up cowardly.. You selfish to think about only your self what […]

A man who was kidnapped as a toddler was reunited with his family after 18 years – when the police managed to track him down using face ageing app technology. Yu Weifang, 21, this month met his parents for the first time since he was a child – all thanks to the FaceApp-style Al technology […]

BUMBA CHIMBULU writes @SunZambian ABOUT 88 MegaWatts of power is expected to be injected into the national grid by Ngonye and Bangweulu Solar Power plants once completed, the Energy Regulation board (ERB) has said. The Ngonye project will be constructed by Western Power Company in Western Province while Bangweulu is being managed by Neoen’s Zambian […]

Saudi Arabia has become the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The lucky machine is Sophia the Humanoid, who was designed to look like Audrey Hepburn. News of Sophia’s citizenship was announced at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. “I am very honored and proud for this unique distinction,” Sophia […]

SCORES of Zambians have lost life savings in a pyramid scheme that went bust. Mineral pay is just one of many that have duped many people across the globe into investing in the money-making scheme. Last week, Zambians woke up to find that the money they had invested in Mineral pay could not be accessed […]

Facebook has suffered the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users – compared with around 2.3bn monthly users today. Facebook’s main product, its two messaging […]

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