WORKS ON THE COPPERBELT AIRPORT TO COMMENCE

BY RUTH MUMBA Copperbelt permanent secretary Elias Kamanga says the contractor engaged by government to build the Copperbelt international airport has moved on site and ready to start works. Speaking in a telephone interview with Komboni radio news, Mr Kamanga disclosed that government is expected to spend five hundred and twenty two million US dollars […]

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ANC CONDEMNS BREAK-IN AT OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE

Police have launched a high-level investigation of the burglary at the Office of the Chief Justice. The multidisciplinary team is led by Gauteng’s deputy commissioner for crime detection, Major-General Mary Motsepe. ENCA reports that thieves made off with 15 computers after breaking into the office’s human resources department. The computers contained the personal information of […]

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36 YEAR OLD MAN OF ZINGALUME COMPOUND COMMITS SUICIDE IN UNCLEAR CIRCUMSTANCES

BY MONDE PHIRI AND KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA A 36 year old man of Zingalume compound has committed suicide in unclear circumstances. Brother to the deceased Joseph Mwika has told a Komboni radio news crew that visited the funeral house that James Mwika was only discovered dead yesterday after he allegedly took some poisonous substance. Mr. Mwika […]

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SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE IN MATERO

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA A sixteen year old girl of Lusaka’s Matero Township has committed suicide in unclear circumstances. Aunt to the deceased Gertrude Mwansa who confirmed the development to Komboni radio news today has identified the deceased as Flavia Mumba. Ms Mwansa disclosed that her niece drunk a poisonous substance for unknown reasons and was […]

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CHAWAMA RESIDENTS CALL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGES ALONG CHIMWEMWE ROAD

BY NAMUKALE KAPENDE Residents of Lusaka’s Chawama compound have appealed to their civic leaders to facilitate for the construction of drainages along the newly refurbished Chimwemwe road in order to prevent it from wearing out quickly. In an interview with Komboni radio news, Albert Daka says there is need for the authorities to construct a […]

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WOMEN URGED TO EXPLORE BEE KEEPING

BY MONDE PHIRI A clergywoman in Lusaka has urged women in the country to explore the bee –keeping business saying it is a viable industry which has the potential to contribute to the growth of the country’s economy. Reverend Wamusheke Phiri says women in the country especially those in rural areas can make use of […]

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JOYCE NONDE URGED TO DESIST FROM ATTACKING THE LABOUR MOVEMENT

BY MONDE PHIRI The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has advised Labour Minister Joyce Simukoko to desist from issuing statements that have the potential to destabilize industrial harmony in the country. ZCTU Secretary General Cephas Mukuka says the recent remarks by the labour minister, that the labour movement is weak are regrettable. Speaking at […]

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SENIOR INTELLIGENCE OFFICER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE FOUND WITH CASE TO ANSWER

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA A senior intelligence officer from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife who is charged with theft by public servant of a prescribed trophy has been found with a case to answer by the subordinate court in Lusaka and thus put on his defense. Lameck Mumba was the key suspect in the […]

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SIERRA LEONE PASTOR FINDS HUGE DIAMOND

A Christian pastor has discovered one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds in Sierra Leone’s Kono district. The diamond, weighing 709 carats, is now locked up in Sierra Leone’s central bank in Freetown. It is one of the 20 largest diamonds ever found. Freelance, or artisanal, miners are common in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich areas, reports […]

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