MOZAMBIQUE DEATH TOLL RISES AS AID IS BLOCKED

  The death toll in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique has risen to 38, officials say, as aid workers struggle to reach the worst-affected areas. Cyclone Kenneth struck the southern African nation last week with winds of 220km/h (140mph), flattening villages and damaging thousands more homes. The storm lost strength, but torrential rain and high winds were […]

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THREE SMALL-SCALE FARMERS NABBED FOR UNLAWFUL CULTIVATION OF CANNABIS PLANTS WEIGHING OVER 450 KILOGRAMS

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA The Drug Enforcement Commission in Muchinga and North-Western Provinces has arrested three small-scale farmers for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing over 450 kilograms, contrary to the laws of Zambia.  The three suspects are identified as Paul Mwila, 43, a small-scale farmer of Mwaba Wankulungwe village in Shiwang’andu District, charged with unlawful cultivation […]

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14 PERISH IN CHINGOLA SOLWEZI ROAD ACCIDENT

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA  14 people have died while 15 others sustained serious injuries in a Fatal Road Traffic Accident which occurred last night at about 19:17 hours at Emmanuel area along Solwezi-Chingola road about 60 km east of Solwezi Boma.   Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the accident happened when a Zhong Tong Bus registration […]

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UPND SUFFERS MAJOR SETBACK IN NORTHERN PROVINCE

The opposition United Party for National Development-UPND has suffered a major setback after the resignation of the entire Kasama Central Constituency executive committee. This comes amidst the wrangles that have engulfed the party in Northern Province. Among those who have resigned include, the constituency chairperson, Abraham Mulenga and his Information and Publicity Secretary, John Sampa, […]

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13 HUMAN REMAINS EXHUMED AT CHINGWERE CEMETERY

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA 13 human remains have been exhumed at Chingwere Cemetery following heavy rains that have experienced in Lusaka in the last two days. LCC Public Relations Manager George Sichimba tells Komboni Radio News that the remains were discovered today by LCC workers during their routine duties at the cemetery. Mr Sichimba explains that […]

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