FIFA anthem move hits sour note

Cape Town – FIFA officials and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 Soccer World Cup are deadlocked in crisis talks on possibly banning the use of national anthems at the start of World Cup games. The potentially shocking move comes after a High Court bid to ban struggle song “Kill the boer” prompted FIFA […]

Chinese firm approves plan for Zambia copper mine

China Nonferrous Metals Corporation (CNMC) will start developing the Muliashi copper mine in Zambia this year, after approving a feasibility study, the company said on Wednesday. Company spokesperson, Sydney Chileya, told Reuters that the results of two feasibility studies were very positive, with the Muliashi project’s ore reserves estimated to last between 15 to 25 […]

250 PF-UPND cadres defect to MMD

Over two hundred and 50 opposition PF-UPND pact members have ditched the alliance and joined the ruling MMD in MUNALI constituency. Welcoming the defectors in CHAKUNKULA ward YESTERDAY, MMD LUSAKA Province chairperson WILLIAM BANDA said the opposition have nothing to offer ZAMBIANS. Mr BANDA also castigated the opposition for persistently issuing insulting remarks against President […]

Kaingu cautions RB’s critics

Community Development Minister, Michael Kaingu has threatened to whip all those insulting President Rupiah Banda. In an interview with joy fm, Kaingu condemned the culture of insults, adding that politicians and citizens should have respect for their leader. He noted that it is normal for the opposition to criticize Government on matters of national development […]

MMD leadership is pathetic-HH

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has charged that the perennial floods in country are as a result of the poor political leadership standards of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD). Speaking to 5fm, Hichilema said the ruling party’s leadership is pathetic, adding that if it was excellent the country would have […]

All planes from Zambia still banned in EU

All carriers from 17 countries – 278 companies in total – are banned: Angola, Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, (with the exception of three carriers which operate under restrictions and conditions), Indonesia, Kazakhstan (with the exception of one carrier which operates under restrictions and conditions), the Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Philippines, […]