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Female banker suspended for bonking 200 male job seekers

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…

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Uganda and Zambia reject Huawei spying claims

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…

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Progress made in conserving Zambia’s famous edible Orchid

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…

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​​​Zambia must Drop trumped-up treason charges against Hakainde Hichilema immediately

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…

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Malawian Wandale seeks despised ICC intervention over conviction

BLANTYRE:-The self-acclaimed supreme leader of Peoples Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale says will seek International Criminal Court (ICC)s intervention following his conviction on Thursday. Blantyre Senior resident magistrate Thokozani Soko convicted Wandale on three accounts of conspiracy to commit misdemeanor, unauthorized use of land and criminal trespass. Please follow and like us:

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Zambian Elections declared Peaceful, Transparent, Credible, Free and Fair by SADC

Guy ScottThe 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.

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Zambian former President Rupiah Banda in Malawi: Mystery surrounds the trip

Rupiah Banda and ClintonBNLtimes 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.

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50 Years of Conservation Success in Swaziland

Swaziland 50 Years of Convervation2014 marks 50 years from the day a young Ted Reilly took it upon himself to turn his back garden into what is now one of Africa’s most accessible wildlife reserves.

On the 12th July 1964, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary opened to the public. This day marked the beginning of formal conservation in the Kingdom of Swaziland. At the time Swaziland was still a British Protectorate (Independence came in 1968).

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Major Boost for Free Speech in Zambia as Court aquits HIV activist

ZambiaLusaka, 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. 

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Emirates and Proflight Zambia Sign Global Ticketing Agreement

ITravel To Zambianternational passengers can now fly to Zambian domestic destinations with a single booking

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, January 28, 2014: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Proflight Zambia, has signed an interline agreement that will make it easier for international passengers to reach domestic destinations throughout Zambia.

Popular Zambian attractions such as the Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – can now be accessed with a single ticket purchase and smooth connections from any of Emirates destinations worldwide.

Safari-goers for example will be able to book straight through to Mfuwe for the world renowned wildlife haven of South Luangwa National Park, while business customers can travel direct from Lusaka to the Copperbelt city of Ndola on scheduled Proflight services timed for smooth transfers with in-bound and out-bound Emirates flights in Lusaka.

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