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The Human Rights Commission of Zambia has called for a peaceful environment conducive to the protection of human rights before, during and after election day. The Commission’s Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga says the maintenance of law and order and protection of human rights and freedoms is cardinal to the holding of genuine, free and fair elections […]

One hundred Ethiopians convicted of entering the country illegally and incarcerated at Namusheche Correctional Facility in Chipata District yesterday staged a protest and demanded to be repatriated to their country to serve out their sentences. Doreen Ngoma, the Zambia Correctional Service Public Relations Officer confirmed to Capital FM News that the incident happened on Monday […]

Zambia has been elected as one of the four Vice Presidents of the United Nations Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. According to a statement issued to the media by First Secretary Press at the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations, Wallen Simwaka, as Vice […]

Together Africa without Orphans (TAWO), an NGO representing Orphans has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Zambia on what it termed as ‘tribal sentiments’ being championed by Senior Chief Mukuni of Southern Province. The NGO has noted with concern that despite being cited as a culprit in the promulgation of electoral violence […]

PANOS Institute Southern Africa has called on broadcasters in Southern Africa to pay more attention to children’s views and to incorporate children in programming processes. The call comes in anticipation of the annual commemoration of International Children’s Day of Broadcasting which falls on the first Sunday of March. Broadcasters across the world are encouraged to […]

Zambia Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo says two men of Mutono village in Mpulungu District in Northern Province identified as Arnold Sichilima aged 49 and Demus Simpemba aged 57 were allegedly burnt to death by a mob on 31st January, on suspicion of practicing witchcraft. Mrs Katongo said the victims were accused of bewitching Justice Musukuma […]

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has bemoaned the poor working conditions for most farm workers in Chongwe District. Speaking during an inspection tour of farms in Ngwerere area, Labour Minister, Joyce Simukoko observed with concern the failure by most employers to adhere to the country’s labour laws. Mrs Simukoko, who was in the […]

The Zambia National Men’s Network for Gender and Development says male politicians soliciting sexual favors from aspiring female candidates ahead of the August 2021 elections are criminals and should be exposed. Organizations’ National Coordinator, Nelson Banda noted that the conduct of abusing women compromises the Zambian constitution and undermines the nations’ commitment to regional and […]

Parliament has heard that a suspect believed to be behind the shooting to death of state prosecutor, Nsama Nsama and UPND sympathizer, Joseph Kaunda last month has been identified and arrested. The victims died of gunshot wounds after police officers were deployed to disperse a crowd that gathered to show their support to UPND leader […]

A Sierra Leonean man and his American friend will on Wednesday complete their long walk campaigning for an to end sexual violence in Sierra Leone. The two have trekked more than 300 miles in 20 days from the farthest end of the country in Kailahun District to the capital Freetown. They are expected to arrive […]