Monthly Archives: October 2013

Kenyan Lawmakers Pass Harsh Media Law

Kenyan lawmakers have passed a controversial new media bill that creates a government tribunal with the power to impose heavy fines on journalists found violating a government-authored code of media conduct.

The legislation, passed late Thursday, dre…

Date for Zambia, Jordan match set as Coach Beaumelle names Squad

Zambia’s Football Association has announced that its National Team will not play Jordan on Wednesday November 6, 2013 in the Jordanian city of Amman. FAZ says the date has been arrived at after consultations by all stakeholders. Yesterday FAZ announced that the International Friendly that was slated for November 2, 2013 this Sunday had been […]

Sata, Scott must retire…Firing Mwamba over License does not make sense – Msoni

It is absurd for Michael Sata and Guy Scott who are both old and tired at the helm of government to be pushing-out youthful and productive young people into pre-mature retirement, Political Activist Nason Msoni has charged. Reacting to President Sata’s move to retire Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba in national interest who is just in […]

Al-Shabab Camp ‘Destroyed’ After Airstrike

The African Union force in Somalia has attacked an al-Shabab training camp as part of ongoing efforts to weaken the militant group.
 
An official with the AU force told VOA Somali Service Thursday that the militant camp is located in southern Somalia’s Dinsoor region.
 
The Kenyan Defense Ministry says its forces within the AU mission conducted the attack, which it described as an airstrike that “completely destroyed” the training camp.
 
It says more than 300 …

Revoking ban on Copper export duty, same contradictions of Sata – Fr. Bwalya

President Michael Sata’s order to revoke Statutory Instrument number 89 (SI 89) which lifted the 10 percent export duty on copper ore and concentrates is another sad reminder of the inconsistencies and contradictions of Patriotic Front party, Fr. Frank Bwalya has charged. Fr. Bwalya who is opposition Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) said when Mr. […]

Farmers reject WHO ban on tobacco growing

The latest drive by WHO is already driving fear within the farming folks who fear that it might smoke away their profits, reports Capital FM. They called on the stakeholders to consult with farmers before discussing any issues involving them. “We have the right to choose what to plant and any move to control us […]

New Column, Wealth Watch

Dear Zambian Eye Readers, Did you know that people who protect their assets live on average 10 years more, are happier and more successful? Read on to know why….. My name is José Santiago and I am delighted to be part of Zambian Eye Online News Publication where I will be authoring a column titled […]

Kenyatta’s War-Crimes Trial Now Set for 2014

The International Criminal Court has postponed the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for three months, after hearing that prosecutors would not oppose a delay.

The Kenyan leader’s trial at the ICC had been due to begin November 12, but that ha…

Abyei’s Ngok Dinka Tribe Votes to Join South Sudan

Residents in the Abyei region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan have voted to be part of the south, although neither country’s government is recognizing the poll.

Results of an unofficial referendum, released Thursday, show the vast majority of t…