Monthly Archives: January 2013

PF Happy With More By-Elections in Kapiri, Lukulu

[Zambia Reports]The PF is happy for causing another two by-elections after the Supreme Court nullified MMD seats in Kapiri Mposhi and Lukulu West with home affairs minister Edgar Lungu declaring victory for the ruling party.

Vanquished Chipolopolo in Low Key Return

[Zambia Reports]A batch of vanquished members of Chipolopolo have returned to Zambia 48 hours after being eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa to a low key welcome contrasting the euphoria that characterised their presence last year.

Shell Case Shows Failure of Nigerian Judiciary

The decision by The Hague over Shell’s liability for polluting in the Niger Delta shows that justice is possible – but it is extremely hard to achieve if you are taking on a massive multinational, says Amnesty International’s Africa programme director Audrey Gaughran. While The Hague dismissed most of the landmark case brought by the […]

Study assesses use of plants in antimalarial therapies

Traditional healers in Benin possess sophisticated knowledge regarding the treatment of malaria with medicinal plants, and strategies should be developed to exploit this and promote the plants‘ conservation, says a study. Researchers at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, documented more than 80 plants, which are believed to be antimalarial and used by traditional healers in […]

Police geared for Livingstone,Mpongwe By-election

The Zambia Police (ZP) has reiterated its commitment to enforce law and order in the forth-coming by elections in Livingstone and Mpongwe constituencies. Police Spokesperson, Elizabeth Kanjela says police were adequately prepared to maintain law and order, adding that anyone that would be seen propagating messages or acts of hate and provocation would not be […]

Lungu altered records at Registrar says MMD

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy [MMD] has accused Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu of altering the information of the Party’s records at the Registrar of Societies. Speaking in an interview with the Zambian Eye in Lusaka today January 31 2013, MMD President Nevers Mumba’s spokesperson Raphael Nakachinda said the Ruling party connived with expelled MMD […]

Candidates file nominations for Livingstone and Mpongwe by-elections

The filing in of nominations by candidates for the Livingstone and Mponwe parliamentary by-elections have started at the Livingstone City Council and Mpongwe District Councils respectively. Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy’s (MMD) Fred Siasuntwe was the first candidate to file his nominations at 10:00 hours in Livingstone. Siasuntwe was flanked by nine supporters who were […]

Antibiotics Help Fight Severe Malnutrition

Severely malnourished children are more likely to survive if they receive antibiotics in addition to therapeutic feeding, according to a new study.

In the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a week’s worth of common antibiotics reduced the death rate among severely malnourished children by 35 percent or more.

About 20 million children worldwide are severely malnourished, and malnutrition is a factor in the death of about 1 million every year. So the results are a big …

No Slowdown in South African Rhino Killings

South African officials say poachers have killed 57 rhinos across the country this month, despite increased anti-poaching operations.

A record number of rhinos were slaughtered in South Africa last year, raising concern that park rangers and others fi…