Monthly Archives: August 2013

Islamists Kill 24 Nigerian Vigilantes in Ambush

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 24 members of a civilian vigilante group in Nigeria.
 
The attack occurred Friday when the Civilian Joint Task Force vigilantes were ambushed in a village in the northeastern state of Borno. Thirty-four people are still missing after the attack.
 
Survivors of the ambush told officials their group of about 100 was attacked by members of the Boko Haram militia wearing Nigerian military uniforms.
 
The Nigerian military has …

Cleric’s Death Saddens Sata

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata has learnt with profound sorrow the passing away of Roman Catholic Church Cardinal Medardo Mazombwe.

Media Wins Govt Kudos Over UNWTO Coverage

[Times of Zambia]THE Zambian Government has paid tribute to the media for the wide coverage of the just ended United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly and urged practitioners to sustain tourism reporting.

Two Kabwe Men Jailed for Life

[Times of Zambia]THE Kabwe High Court has sentenced two men to life imprisonment, one of them for brutally killing his wife who he buried in a shallow grave.

Revisit Depositors’ Interest Rates – Chikwanda

[Times of Zambia]FINANCE Minister Alexander Chikwanda has urged commercial banks in Zambia to increase interest for depositors.

Uphold Liato’s Sentence-DPP

[Times of Zambia]DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito has urged the Lusaka High Court to sustain a two-year jail sentence slapped on former Labour minister Austin Liato by the subordinate court over the K2.1 million which was buried at …

PF cadres attack their District Officials over Sata’s 2016 endorsement

The cadres from the group headed by Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba calling for the endorsement of President Michael Sata on Saturday attacked those suspected to be against the idea. Stone-throwing cadres besieged Northmead School where some PF district officials were having a meeting which they suspected was aimed at suspending those calling for the endorsement, beating-up […]

Sata refuse to commission Ngwerere- Kasisi road

President Michael Sata on Saturday morning declined to officiate at a road project due to ” lack of progress”. The President who had gone to officiate at the ground breaking ceremony for the Ngwerere- Kasisi road project walked away after discovering that not much works were done on site. Sata who inspected part of the […]

The goodness in chibwantu

By Asunta Simoloka I grew up taking plenty of munkoyo drink or chibwantu but without fully realizing what a nutritional powerhouse this beverage is. Chibwantu, a fermented maize drink that is a staple in the traditional Zambian diet, contains plenty of health promoting bacteria known as probiotics, essential for healthy digestion and overall wellbeing. To […]