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Cabinet has approved the parliamentary introduction of the penal code amendment bill of 2022 to replace the death penalty with life imprisonment and repeal the offence of defamation of the President. Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda says the Penal Code contains archaic provisions including the death penalty and the offence of defamation of the President. […]

The Prisons Care and Counseling Association –PRISCCA- is calling on various stakeholders to promote the abolishment of the death penalty as the current law in its state does not give credibility that death penalty deters crime more effectively than a prison term. On Monday , Justice Minister Mulambo Haimbe announced that cabinet has approved the […]

The UPND Chairman for Mines and Freedom Fighter Percy Chanda says opposition political parties have abandoned their role of providing credible checks and balances to the ruling Government. Mr. Chanda has noted that opposition parties have engaged themselves in spreading falsehoods and insults which he described to unfortunate especially now that the country needs them […]

Twitter’s shareholders have voted to approve a deal with Elon Musk to buy the company for $44bn (£38bn). The decision was made in a short conference call with investors from the company’s San Francisco headquarters. It means Twitter will now try to force Elon Musk to buy the company in the courts. The meeting followed […]

The Lusaka High Court has put on hold the Kabushi and Kwacha Parliamentary by-elections, until determination of the matter, in which former law makers, Bowman Lusambo, and Joseph Malanji, are challenging the decision of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, to reject their nominations. In its ruling, the court says the petitioners would be prejudiced if […]

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Her son King Charles III said […]

An Ex miner in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt has lamented the low minimum monthly pay he has been getting as compensation from Zambia National Building Society-ZNBS-after he was declared redundant by Mopani Copper mines. On May, 24, 2022, Government through the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board increased the minimum monthly payment for injured workers […]

Over fifteen contractors and suppliers contracted by Mopani Copper Mines have bemoaned lack of payments. The firms have told mafken Fm Radio  that scores of employees are being sent home due to Mopani’s failure to settle outstanding debt to contractors. In a statement availed to Diamond News, Mopani Copper Mines has confirmed that it is […]

The opposition Patriotic Front-PF-Chairperson for Information and Publicity Raphael Nakachinda says there is a ploy to arrest former Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo on murder charges so that he does not file his nominations for the upcoming Parliamentary by-elections. Mr. Nakachinda claims that Police on the Copperbelt have been instructed by State House to […]

Commuters have called for a reduction in bus fares following a downward adjustment of fuel prices by the Energy Regulation Board ERB on Sunday 31st July, 2022. Flush Buses Proprietor, Ishmael Kankara, has supported calls by commuters to have fares reduced even though most bus operators, particularly drivers, have objected the call. In an interview […]