Tag Archives: News from Africa

Zambia: First Lady calls for law to criminalise early marriages

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

FIRST Lady Christine Kaseba has called for the introduction of a new law to criminalise perpetrators of early marriages to help curb the vice. Read more: http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/11/first-lady-calls-law-criminalise-early-marriages/

Zambia: Zambia Railways Goods train careers off railway line

Story from the Zambian Website

Lusaka bound goods train carrying copper concentrates, cement and other goods Wednesday morning careered off the railway line in Kabwe living a stretch of about 700 metres of the line destroyed. Read more: https://www.zambianwatchdog.com/zambia-railways-goods-train-careers-off-the-railway-line/

Zambia: Kalumbila relatives to receive compassionate fees for reburial of relatives

Story from the Lusaka Voice Website

Kalumbila Minerals in Solwezi will pay about K2 million as compassionate fee to families whose ancestral graves will be exhumed to pave way for mining operations. read more: http://lusakavoice.com/2014/07/10/kalumbila-relatives-receive-compassionate-fees-reburial-relatives/

Zambia: Man sues daughter over witchcraft accusations

Story from tne Zambia Daily mail Website

A 32-YEAR-OLD woman of Chipata Township in Lusaka has been dragged to the Matero Local Court by her father for calling him a wizard and accusing him of trying to initiate her into witchcraft. Read more: http://www.daily-mail.co.zm/index.php/court-news/item/5841-man-sues-daughter-over-witchcraft-accusations

Zambia: Mansa convict sodomises remandee

Story from the Independent Observer

POLICE in Kasama have issued a medical report to a 24-year-old remandee at Milima State Prison who was allegedly sodomised by a 27-year-old convict serving a three year jail sentence with hard labour for theft. Read more: http://www.tiozambia.com/headlines/mansa-convict-sodomises-remandee

Zambia: ‘Zesco will stop switching off power’

Story from the Lusaka Voice Website

ZESCO will soon stop switching off power each time it is carrying out maintenance works on its distribution lines in order not to inconvenience the customers. Read more: http://lusakavoice.com/2014/07/09/zesco-will-stop-switching-power/

Zambia: Ndola’s Kantolomba residents stone man to death on suspicion of child abduction

Story from the Post Website

IRATE residents of Ndola’s Kantolomba area have stoned a man believed to be in his mid twenties to death on suspicion that he wanted to abduct a child. Read more: http://www.postzambia.com/post-read_article.php?articleId=51037

Nigeria: Nigerian Special Forces Arrest Boko-Haram Kingpin behind Chibok-Girls Abduction

The Special Forces have arrested a top intelligence operative of the Boko Haram sect. The suspect is believed to have spearheaded the abduction of the female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, on April 14, 2014, the Defence Headquarters said in a statement on Monday.Special Forces Arrest Boko-Haram Kingpin behind Chibok-Girls Abduction

The statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, named the Boko Haram operative as Babuji Ya’ari, said to be a businessman and leader of a youth vigilance group, popularly known as the Civilian JTF.

He said that Ya’ari used his membership of the Civilian JTF to gather information to aid the activities of the insurgents. He said that the arrested Boko Haram spy chief was responsible for the coordination of several devastating attacks on military formations and the detonation of several bombs in Maiduguri since 2011.

Zambia: Zambia International Trade Fair Turns 50

Zambia International Trade FairThe existence of the Trade Fair spans 50 years on 2nd July, 2014 making it a half century since its inception in 1964. With the benefit of hindsight, insight and foresight,the Trade Fair performs supreme national function of spurring economic development through fostering international trade.

With no exaggeration, every Trade Fair draws increased convergence of indigenous and foreign merchants, buyers, wholesalers, importers and exporters matched against manufacturers, producers, industrial captains and entrepreneurs. Click Link to go to the Trade Fair Website

Zambia: Chief Chipepos’ Land Sold

Story from the Muvi TV WebsiteChief Chipepos' Land Sold

Some subjects of Chief Sikoongo have allegedly sold a huge piece of land in Chief Chipepo’s chiefdom to a named
investor. This follows the raging fierce boundary wrangle between the two Chiefdoms in Southern Province. Read more


Zambia: Police Rescue Criminals From Being Burnt Alive By CBU Students

Story from the Tumfweko WebsitePolice Rescue Criminals From Being Burnt Alive By CBU Students

Police yesterday in Kitwe rescued two suspected criminals from being burnt to Death by some irate Copperbelt University students. Read more


Zambia: UTH Body Swap: Another Family loses a Body

Story from the Tumfweko WebsiteZP

This is another case of swapping bodies at the countries biggest hospital. A family had to endure hours of anguish searching for a body that had been mistakenly buried by another family. Read more


Zambia/England: Homosexuals need Jesus Christ and that the church should pray for them-Archbishop of Canterbury

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

THE Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says homosexuals need Jesus Christ and that the church should pray for them. He told journalists in Kitwe yesterday that ‘gay people need the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ just like anyone else. Read more: http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/02/homosexuals-need-jesus-christ-church-pray-archbishop-canterbury/

Zambia: Over 300 Linda Community Pupils Boosted with Shoes

Story from the Muvi TV Website

Over Three Hundred under privileged Pupils at Livingstone’s Linda Community School have received pairs of shoes from a South African Based Charitable Organisation. Read more: http://www.muvitv.com/over-300-linda-community-pupils-boosted-with-shoes/