Monthly Archives: September 2013

International Fellowship Churches welcomes suspension of Radio Licenses

The International Fellowship of Christian Churches (IFCC) has welcomed the suspension of licenses for the Radio broadcasting of Islamic programs by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) chairman Emmanuel Mwamba. We welcome this move because there was going to be a silent growing tension in the church circles against the PF government on why they have […]

Guy Scott stands by Kabimba, describes PF Lusaka meeting as a Kangaroo court

Vice-President Guy Scott says the people that have been organising others in order to remove Wynter Kabimba from the position of Secretary General are after President Michael Sata. And Vice-President Scott says Kabimba’s departure would be a serious loss to the PF and President Sata in particular.  Meanwhile, Vice-President Scott says Robert Chikwelete is misrepresenting […]

I have no regret saying PF is tribal – Kabimba

Patriotic Front General Secretary and Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has maintained that there are tribal elements in the ruling party wanting to hound him out. The PF General Secretary says he has no regrets for telling the nation that there was a clique of tribalists within PF that were behind protests to get him out of the party. […]

Guinea Voter Turnout Tops 80 Percent

People in Guinea are awaiting results from Saturday’s parliamentary elections, which officials say were marked by heavy voter turnout.

Guinea’s electoral commission says it appears more than 80 percent of eligible voters cast ballots Saturday, despite some logistical problems in the capital, Conakry.

The elections are considered the last step in Guinea’s transition from military dictatorship to civilian rule.  President Alpha Conde won a close presidential election in 2010, two …

Weakening Al-Shabaab Finds New Aggression

Addis Ababa – Strong action now expected against the al-Shabaab group may well end up strengthening the group rather than weakening it, local people fear. The extremist group is suspected of involvement in the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi. In the new round of confrontation expected, many people fear they will suffer most. […]

Is Removing Subsidies the Way to Go?

[IRIN]Johannesburg -The Zambian government has removed subsidies for farmers and millers because the expenditure is perceived as draining the country’s resources. Fuel subsidies have also been removed, and the combined loss of assistance is pushing up …

Al-Qaida Group Claims Mali Bombing

Al-Qaida’s North African branch has reportedly claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Mali that killed at least four people.

According to Mauritania’s Alakhbar news agency, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) says it carried out Saturday’…

ZAFFICO Fights Deforestation

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) says it has embarked on a programme to address deforestation in the country.

North-West Gets Sandvik Solutions

[Times of Zambia]SANDVIK Mining and Construction has opened Solwezi branch with the sole purpose of taking equipment and technical solutions closer to the mining industry.