THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has urged the Zambia Police Service to bring to book all those who physically attacked journalists and the people that had gathered at Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) on 31 May 2013 in Matero in Lusaka. MISA Zambia Chairperson Nalumino Nalumino said his organisation is highly concerned with the violence by the suspected Patriotic Front (PF) cadres who attacked innocent citizens whose rights include freedom of expression.
THE Lusaka Boma Local Court granted 207 divorces in Lusaka District between April and May 2013. Statistics obtained from Boma Local Court by The Lusaka Star indicate that almost all the 207 divorces granted by the court were due to irreconcilable differences. The statistics also revealed that 90 percent of the couples that were granted divorce were below the age of 25 and lacked formal education.
THE Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Progress Report for 2013 has revealed that climate-related shocks manifested by extreme weather conditions have destroyed livelihoods and exacerbated Africa’s food insecurity.
THE Livingstone City Council (LCC) with the help of the Ministry of Local Government and Housing has procured four self-tipping tractors meant to enhance waste management in the city. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, LCC Public Relations Manager Emmauel Sikanyika said LCC has had a challenge in the past in terms of waste management and that the garbage trucks that were in use at the present were aging and had outlived their usefulness.
THE Kasama Pastors’ Fellowship has called for the churches to rise-up and fight a spiritual battle against ritualistic practices in the country. Fellowship coordinator, Bishop Frankwell Mwila made the call in an interview following an incident where a family of Kasama’s Location Township woke up to a rude shock when a small black coffin was discovered in their yard.
THE Lusaka Mayor Mr Daniel Chisenga says a lot of progress has been made towards the planning of a 100 years of Lusaka celebrations. Speaking to journalists in Lusaka recently, Mr Chisenga said two committees had been formed and tasked with planning the event.
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Plc and the Mwekera National Aquaculture Research and Development Centre (NARDC) have restocked the Kafue river with 20, 000 fingerlings to replenish depleted stocks. KCM Executive Director, David Ng’andu says the company had between 2008 and this year restocked rivers on the Copperbelt with over 80, 000 fingerlings.
A man of Mushili, Ndola, has brutally assaulted his brother following an argument over former President Rupiah Banda's immunity case. A witness at the scene, Ms Joyce Mwale, said the argument started while the two brothers were fixing a water pipe at her house. She said the victim, James Phiri, was supporting the actions taken by the current ruling party Patriotic Front (PF) to remove the former Presidents's immunity, whilst his brother, Kamel, strongly opposed the PF's action.