KENYAN TV GAGGED FOR RIVAL INAUGURATION

Kenyan authorities have shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of a swearing-in event by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who boycotted last year’s disputed presidential election. Several hundred supporters gathered at a park in central Nairobi, where the opposition event was due to take place. The result of the August general election was annulled […]

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LACK OF WATER HITS KENYAN SLUM FIREFIGHT

Thousands of people have reportedly been left homeless after fire swept through a Kenyan slum on Sunday evening, killing at least four. Residents used sewage water in a desperate attempt to douse the flames which had engulfed their homes in the Lang’ata area of the capital, Nairobi. The MP for the area, Nixon Korir, said […]

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ARMY BRUTALITY ON CITIZENS DISAPPOINTS PEP

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA The Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) has expressed disappointment over reports of members of the public being brutalized by members of the defence forces who have been deployed to clean up the city. Party President Sean Tembo says his party has received first hand complaints from elderly women who have been severely […]

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UNIP CALLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MODERN MARKETS IN THE CITY

United National Independence Party (UNIP) Chawama constituency chairman Buywell Kaluba has called on the PF Government to ensure that modern markets are built in Chawama and other constituencies. In an interview with Komboni Radio News, Mr. Kaluba says the construction of modern markets around the city will help accommodate the displaced street vendors. And Mr. […]

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DC REFUTES BANNING CHURCH CONGREGATIONS IN KAFUE

  Kafue District Commissioner Joseph Kamana has refuted media reports suggesting that he has banned churches from congregating at Shikoswe combined school.   Mr. Kamana said churches congregating at the said school have only been asked to observe cholera preventive measures and not banned from assembling there.   He said the church plays an important […]

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POLICE WARN AGAINST VANDALISM OF WATER TANKS

The Zambia Police Service has warned of stern action against people behind the vandalism of water tanks installed in various communities within Lusaka in efforts aimed at improving the supply of clean water. Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo says the police have received reports of vandalism of water tanks and has since appealed to members […]

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LUSAKA DC CONDEMNS HARRASSMENT OF TRADERS

BY OSCAR NKHUWA Lusaka District Commissioner Captain Davison Mulenga is disappointed with the reported harassment of traders and members of the public by Military personnel assigned to clean up the central business district and other cholera affected areas in the city. Speaking during a meeting with the traders at New Soweto market this morning, Capt […]

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PROPHET NABBED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested a 42 year-old Nigerian Prophet for trafficking in Ephedrine. DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo, who confirmed the development in a statement issued to Komboni Radio News, says Isaac Julius Amata, 42, a Prophet of Delta Ibu State in Nigeria, has been arrested for trafficking in […]

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