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US plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding all of the 777-model aircraft which have the same type of engine that suffered failure and shed debris over Denver on Saturday. It said 128 jets should be suspended until inspections are carried out. United Airlines and Japan’s two main operators have already stopped using 56 planes with […]

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said. Luca Attanasio died in hospital on Monday after the United Nations convoy he was travelling in came under fire near Goma, a statement said. The convoy reportedly belonged to the […]

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), becoming the first woman to ever head the organization and the first African to take on the role. Born in Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala graduated from Harvard University in 1976 and then earned a PhD from […]

General Education Minister, Dr. Dennis Wanchinga is concerned with the continued poor performance in Mathematics at Grade 9 level. Dr. Wanchinga says an analysis of the 2020 Grade 9 examinations performance by subject, revealed that the highest percentage mean score was recorded in Design and Technology at 62.77 percent and the least in Mathematics at […]

Transparency International Zambia is disappointed that President Edgar Lungu did not address parliament on the immorality that allowed the Honeybee drug scandal to happen. TIZ Executive Director, Maurice Nyambe says it is unfortunate that the President’s speech turned a blind eye to the rampant corruption in government, saying that there is nothing moral about corruption […]

PANOS Institute Southern Africa and Bloggers of Zambia have today launched a project dubbed “fighting misinformation and promoting democracy in Zambia” with the aim of helping to provide correct information. The project which will be implemented with the help of the German Embassy in Zambia aims at ensuring that correct information is disseminated on various […]

Stakeholder expectations are notably high in anticipation of President Lungu’s address to parliament and the nation at large that the country will hold it’s elections on the 12th August, 2021. Transparency International Zambia Executive Director, Maurice Nyambe feels the President needs to assure the nation that there will be no reports of electoral corruption ahead […]

The Resident Doctors Association of Zambia is disappointed that various medical supplies and products at Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency have expired due to over procurement. Dr. Isaac Sakala, the Associations’ president says it is worrying that insulin, which was recently reported to be in short supply in Zambia, is among the expired drugs […]

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has launched the electronic inspection of the provisional register of voters that will run for three (3) months from the 7th February 2021 to 7th May, 2021. The electronic based inspection of the provisional register of voters will involve the use of the website platform and phone USSD code to […]

Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Richard Musukwa says his Ministry has engaged the Zambia Police Service in all the areas where Manganese is being mined as a remedial measure to curb illegal mining. Mr. Musukwa says his Ministry has revoked all dormant licenses in order to pave way for serious investors both local and foreign, […]