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Zambia’s Copper Queens beaten 10-3 in Olympic debut

– Advertisement – Zambia’s women football team, the Copper Queens on Wednesday lost 10-3 in their Olympic debut, to European champions the Netherlands. Zambia however did put up a fight at the Miyagi Stadium with their captain Barbra Banda scoring an impressive hat-trick. The Zambian team is ranked 104th in the world and are the only female team from Africa in the competition. There have been reactions on social media over the outcome of the match. zambia just scored three against the world cup runner ups. but you’ll never see…

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Zambia’s ex-president Kaunda buried despite family’s protest

– – Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has been buried at a memorial site for former presidents. He was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Embassy Park national site in the capital Lusaka despite a court appeal by his family members against this arrangement. Kenneth Kaunda who was in office from 1964 to 1991 died on June 17 aged 97. The government decreed that Kaunda would be buried at the Embassy Park where the other past presidents have been laid to rest. But some of Kaunda’s children, grandchildren and…

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Zambia: Kaunda’s family sues government over burial plans

– – Some relatives of former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda have gone to court to try to stop his burial at the Embassy Park national site in the capital Lusaka. The country’s first president who was in office from 1964 to 1991 died on June 17 aged 97. The government later decreed that Kaunda would be buried at the Embassy Park where the other past presidents have been laid to rest. The burial is due to take place on Wednesday July 6 after a 21 day period of mourning. But some of…

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Zambian TV anchor demands unpaid salary on air

– – A Zambian TV anchor is being investigated for demanding his unpaid salary on a live news bulletin. In a viral video, Kabinda Kalimina who works with KBN TV was captured going off the script and demanding for his salary and that of his colleagues soon after providing the headlines. “Away from the news, ladies and gentlemen, we are human beings. We have to get paid. Unfortunately, on KBN we haven’t been paid. People are getting instruments on KBN…Sharon and everyone else haven’t been paid, including myself. We have…

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Zambia: Patriotic Front Should Bear the Blame for Violence

By Henry Kyambalesa The Patriotic Front (PF), the ruling political party in Zambia, should bear the blame for all the socioeconomic ills currently facing the country. Such socioeconomic ills include the high level of corruption, the country’s declining economic performance, the high level of government-secured debts, the unprecedented levels of poverty and inequality, and the current escalation of political violence, among a host of other socioeconomic problems and crises. With respect to the current spate of political violence, the following age-old proverb renders the verdict: “The fish start rotting from…

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Zambia’s former president Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

– – Zambia’s former president, Kenneth Kaunda who was the first to serve as the country’s president after leading it to independence has died. He died on Thursday at the age of 97 after he was admitted to a military hospital in Lusaka. The former president was being treated for Pneumonia while on admission, according to the government. Kenneth Kaunda ruled for 27 years as president and was nicknamed the “African Gandhi” for his non-violent activism. The ex-president led then Northern Rhodesia to bloodless independence in October 1964 from the…

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Zambia’s President doing well after collapsing at public event

– – Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has assured citizens that he is well after collapsing while attending a public event. He was presiding over the national defence day on Sunday when “he experienced sudden dizziness” in the capital, Lusaka. In a statement, the Secretary to the Cabinet Simon Miti indicated that the president “is well and has continued to discharge his duties”. Dr Miti said President Lungu recovered immediately after the incident. Zambia President Edgar Lungu collapses during Defence Forces Day event in the in the capital, Lusaka. Secretary to Cabinet…

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Zambian athletes fight stigma against albinos, disabled persons

– – Lassam Katongo, a Zambian athlete based in the capital, Lusaka, shows off his trophies and medals earned from some of the international athletic games he has participated in, which include the paralympics, as he proudly narrates his achievements in Athletics and sports in general. As a visually impaired athlete, he is one of only three Paralympians going to the Paralympic games in Tokyo, this year. Being in such a position is no doubt a privilege for Katongo, as not many who have as much potential or talent get…

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Social media blamed for high divorce cases in Zambia

– – Some Zambians have cited social media as one of the main reasons a lot of marriages are breaking down, in the wake of alarmingly high levels of divorce in the country. In the past 5 years, over 61, 000 divorces have been granted in local courts, according to the country’s justice minister, Given Lubinda, who said in parliament, recently, that social media abuse was one of the causes. “Madam Speaker, indeed, there were many more divorce petitions that were granted through local courts than were granted through the…

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Zambia alarmed by surge in suicide and passion killings among youths

– – The rate at which young people are reportedly committing suicide and crimes of passion/ passion killings in Zambia has become a source of serious concern. In recent months, the country has seen a spate of such deaths with victims being under or slightly over 20 years of age. Overlapping Cases A recent case involved a 17 year old girl and her boyfriend, who were reported as having booked a room at a lodge on the Copperbelt Province, north of Zambia, shortly after which the boyfriend allegedly stabbed his…

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