Monthly Archives: May 2014

Opinion – of Bans, Blacklists and Bola 6 [opinion]

I’d planned to save the five weeks of readers’ letters I have received so far for last, but some of the correspondence I am getting is too poignant and too topical to ignore. Take this letter, written by an official of a football club affiliated to FAZ, for example, around which this week’s column will

Prof Chirwa Volunteers to Probe Zaf Plane Crash

Professor Clive Chirwa has volunteered to be part of the investigation team that will probe the crash of a civil plane flown by two ZAF officials that died in the accident. Prof Chirwa, who has fallen spectacularly from grace, said as an expert in crashworthiness, which is the science of the safety of planes he

JCTR Calls Indaba to Arrest Kwacha Free-Fall

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection has called for a consultative meeting to probe the real reasons behind the depreciation of the kwacha. JCTR Executive Director Father Leonard Chiti said that government seemed to be only treating the symptoms and not the cause of the depreciation of the kwacha. The Zambian currency has been in

Opinion – M’membe Getting Taste of Own Medicine [opinion]

If there is any one person who finds himself in a very awkward position following the reported failing health of President Michael Sata other than the Head of State himself it is his puppeteer Fred M’membe. If anyone cares to go back to the first quarter of 2008 when late President Levy Mwanawasa found himself

Hichilema Tells Malawi President to Heed Rupiah’s Call

Opposition United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema has urged losing Malawi President Joyce Banda to heed the call to concede defeat and spare her country any possible chaos. Banda, who lost elections in Malawi, has clung on to power moving in to nullify the election and called for fresh polls within 90 days.

Strike Looms As Health Workers Declare Dispute [document]

Health workers in Zambia have declared a dispute with the government in the 2014 negotiations for improved salaries and conditions of service for nurses and other health workers. A joint statement by three unions representing the workers states that the negotiations fell through without an agreement. Below is the JOINT STATEMENT HEALTH SECTOR UNIONS DECLARE

Actionaid Holds Successful KCM Demo

Action Aid stayed true to their word by marching to Konkola Copper Mines offices in Lusaka to air their grievances about the happenings at the mining firm. Executive Director Pamela Chisanga said Action Aid was calling for a forensic audit to clean up the mess in the mining sector. Chisanga said government should allow the

Kansanshi Golf Club Gives Over K45, 000 to Charity

KANSANSHI Golf Club has donated K45,559 to Same World Same Chance, a charity organisation that offers quality education to the vulnerable and less-privilidged children in Senior Chief Kalilele’s chiefdom, some 50 kilometres east of Solwezi. The club, which is part of the Resource Optimisation Department of First Quantum Minerals (FQM) Kansanshi Mining Plc, raised the

’Defiler Dad’ Kills Self

A MAN suspected of defiling his stepdaughter died after he threw himself in front of a moving truck in Kafulafuta District in what is suspected to be a move to avoid prosecution. The 34-year-old man, Nevers Zimba of Kandolo Village in Kafulafuta, threw himself in front of a moving truck and died instantly on Wednesday