HH Walks to Freedom

The State has entered a nolle prosequi in a case in which opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema  and Five others were charged with treason.   When the matter came up before High Court Judge Charles Chanda this morning, Director of Public Prosecutions Lillian Siyuni informed the court that the state had discontinued


The PF leadership in Southern Province says former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili's apology to the Tongas should not be taken seriously. PF Southern Province Information and Publicity vice Secretary Trymore Mwenda says Mr Kambwili's apology is merely for political expediency. Mr Mwenda wonders what has motivated Mr Kambwili's


Tullow Oil Executive Vice President Ian Cloke says his company is optimistic that it will find oil deposits in Luapula and Northern Provinces. Dr. Cloke says this is based on the data that the company has analysed so far. He says the exploration exercise will take about four years to be completed. Dr.


President Edgar Lungu is on Friday  expected in Northern Province for a two-day working visit.   President Lungu is scheduled to officially launch the Gas and oil exploration project for block 31 by Tullow Zambia at Kasama Airport.   Northern Province Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kasama today.   Dr Kalumba

Mandevu to have new Sec. Sch.

    The Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa plan to construct a secondary school worth 25 million Kwacha in Lusaka's Mandevu constituency.   And Mandevu Member of Parliament Jean Kapata says the construction of Saint Francis and Clare Secondary School will enhance the provision of quality education.   Ms Kapata who is also Minister of Lands


The Human Rights Commission -HRC has condemned the killing of two police officers and wounding of a civilian by suspected criminals in Ndola on the Copperbelt. HRC spokesperson, Mweelwa Muleya has described the act as criminal and a grave violation of the right to life. He says Police Officers are law enforcement


South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived an eighth vote of no confidence - despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret vote would mean MPs from the governing African National Congress (ANC) might side with them against the president. But the motion, called amid repeated allegations


Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa has urged millers to purchase enough maize stocks to sustain the production of affordable mealie meal. Mr. Shawa says millers should secure adequate maize to avoid shortages of mealie meal. He has emphasised that the Food Reserve Agency -FRA- will not offload any maize stocks


Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland is this afternoon expected to visit   incarcerated   UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for the second time at Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda says the second visit is because of matters that arose when Mrs Scotland

Opposition commends ECL

    The New Congress Party has commended president Edgar Lungu for according former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo an opportunity to visit incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.   New Congress Party president Peter Chanda says President Lungu's move shows that he is genuine, democratic and patriotic leader.   Pastor Chanda also says the advice by Mr.