CHRISTIAN SECT IN CONGO JAIL-BREAK

Members of a Christian sect have stormed a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, freeing their leader and about 50 other inmates, a government spokesman says. Gunfire was heard near the prison in Kinshasa, as Ne Muanda Nsemi and other inmates escaped, witnesses said. He is a self-styled prophet who was arrested in […]

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THREE MILLION KWACHA DISBURSED FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE REGIONAL VETERINARY LABORATORY IN KASAMA

Three Million Kwacha has been disbursed for the completion of the Regional veterinary laboratory in Kasama district whose construction works had stalled following administrative challenges by the contractor who was initially engaged by government. Northern Province Provincial Minister BRIAN MUNDUBILE says once fully operational the laboratory will help in mitigating livestock diseases which often ravages […]

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SESTUZ ENGAGES GOVT ON PAY RISE FOLLOWING HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFFS FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMERS

BY OSCAR NKHUWA The Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) has assured its members countrywide of its commitment towards the collective bargaining process following the approval to hike electricity tariffs by 75 percent. SESTUZ  Deputy  Secretary  General  for  Administration  Emmanuel  Zulu  says negotiations  for  a corresponding  wage increase to  counter  the expected  rise in […]

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CHIPATA COMPOUND RESIDENTS BEMOAN AIR POLLUTION

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA Residents of Lusaka’s Chipata compound have complained of the air pollution coming from the incinerator at the local health centre. In an interview with Komboni radio news, the residents complained that the continued burning of foetuses at the mortuary has polluted the air and residents have since contracted diseases such as endless […]

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WOMEN URGED TO TAKE-UP MALE DOMINATED JOBS

BY RUTH MUMBA Two female Public Service Vehicle drivers of Lusaka have challenged women in the country to take-up male dominated jobs. Speaking in separate interviews with Komboni Radio News today, Ireen, a female bus driver who operates on the Chilenje route urged women folk not to shun male dominated jobs. She charged that it […]

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SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA REVEALS THAT GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO INCREASE THE PUMP PRICE OF FUEL THIS WEEK BY 48 PERCENT

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA United Progressive People’s President Saviour Chishimba has disclosed that government intends to increase the pump price of fuel this week by 48 percent. Dr Chishimba has revealed that he has information that fuel pump prices will be increased by 48 percent a move he said will be too stressful for Zambians who […]

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DISPLACED CHAISA ENTREPRENEURS APPEAL FOR LAND

BY NELLY BOTA Small Scale Entrepreneurs operating outside Chaisa market have pleaded with government to relocate them to another piece of land following the sale of the land where they have been operating from for many years. Speaking on behalf of the affected traders, Mr Felix Mulenga disclosed that they have been asked to vacate […]

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SHOP OWNERS IN KAMWALA URGED TO PARTNER WITH THE COUNCIL TO CURB THE INDISCRIMINATE DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE

BY MONDE PHIRI Some concerned residents in Lusaka have expressed concern over the poor management of waste in Kamwala trading area which has led to accumulation of litter. The residents have since called on shop owners, most of them Indian nationals to come up with an effective system of waste management. One of the shop […]

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