A female banker in Zambia is in trouble for sleeping with men who had applied to work in her bank. The female banker was suspended for allegedly sleeping with over 200 men while promising them jobs. According to a report by the ZambianWatch the woman named as Mutale Winfridah was a branch senior executive of ZANACO bank. She was suspended by bank management for sleeping with different men who were both clients and job seekers. The 39-year-old Winfridah got suspended after more than 10 men formally lodged complaints against her. The…Read More
Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine. The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician’s WhatsApp chat group, named Firebase crew after his band. It says authorities then “scuppered his plans to organise street rallies” and arrested Bobi Wine and his supporters. Huawei described the allegations as “unfounded and inaccurate”. It also dismissed allegations that its representatives were involved in similar intelligence-gathering operations in Zambia and Algeria. Zambia has also rejected the report. Information…Read More
Researchers behind the conservation project of scarce orchid tubers used to make a delicacy popularly known in Zambia, as Chikanda, are making notable progress in efforts to discover species that would be able to grow in commercial production systems. New species have been identified in the trade, an App for identification of more has been developed and discussion towards taking the project regional are underway. Growing Demand In Zambia, the orchid, popularly known as African Polony, is normally ground into powder form and then cooked into a cake-like dish, which…Read More
Ian Phiri, a former player with Zambian club Forest Rangers, has given a shocking revelation about the black powers he sought to enhance his struggling football career. In a video released to Emmanuel TV’s YouTube channel, Phiri admitted to visiting an occult shrine in Mozambique in a quest for ‘powers’. “I went to a priest who said he would give me powers to play good football and make it in life,” the Zambian explained. Phiri underwent a ritual in which he was stripped naked and bathed in water ceremonially boiled…Read More
Zambian authorities must drop trumped-up treason charges against main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and his five employees and release them unconditionally, Amnesty International said today ahead of his bail hearing. The six were arrested on 11 April after they allegedly failed to give way to a Presidential convoy. They claim they were beaten, teargassed and pepper sprayed on their genitals by the police. “Hakainde Hichilema and the other arrested members of the United Party for National Development (UPND) are victims of longstanding persecution by the Zambian authorities stemming from their…Read More
By: Leo Igwe
When I listened to the president of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, declare before an ecstatic crowd that Zambia was a christian nation and that October 18 would forever be a national day of prayer, I asked: What happened to the once renowned Zambian Humanism? Yes, humanism used to be the national ideology of Zambia. The country’s first President Kenneth Kaunda popularized humanist principles as the framework of national governance. So what happened to those principles? There seems to be no trace of humanist values in contemporary statecraft in Zambia. So what has transpired over the years that caused the erosion of the once guiding philosophy of the Zambian nation?Read More
The SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Presidential By-Elections in the Republic of Zambia has declared the elections to have been peaceful, transparent, credible, free, and fair, thus reflecting the will of the people of Zambia in accordance with the National Laws and the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.
This is contained in the statement released today by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and Head of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission to the Elections in the Republic of Zambia; accompanied by H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC Executive Secretary; and Members of the SADC Troika.Read More
BNLtimes reports Former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda was spotted alighting from a Malawi Government vehicle registration number MG 963 AC at Sunbird Capital Hotel, but different government officials are not coming clear on what he is in Malawi for.
The former Zambian president was escorted by Malawian and his own security personnel who used another government vehicle registration number MG 957 AC and immediately rushed into one room of the hotel.Read More
Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and HIV activist, Paul Kasonkomona, was acquitted today by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to comments he made on television in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – a ruling that provides a major boost to freedom of expression in the country.Read More
ZAMBIAN HIGH COURT MUST PROCEED WITH BAIL APPLICATION
FOR ACCUSED IN ‘CARNAL KNOWLEDGE CASE’, SAY SALC AND OSISA
Johannesburg, 14 October 2013 – The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) have expressed their deep concern at the Zambia High Court’s delay in hearing the bail application of the two Kapiri men accused of ‘unlawful carnal knowledge’, who have been in detention since May 2013.