Luanshya pastor prefers political leaders to fellow pastors at church events, Lusaka clergies irked by his statment

Luanshya pastor prefers political leaders to fellow pastors at church events, Lusaka clergies irked by his statment »

26 Aug, 2015
News

SOME Lusaka clergymen have condemned a statement made by a named pastor of Luanshya’s Mpatamatu area that “it is better to invite a politician to a church event who can contribute money than a Bishop who may not even know the price of cement.” Muvi TV on Monday 24th August 2015 carried a story that a Copperbelt based Pastor preferred politicians to fellow men of God to officiate at his church events.

Sharzney drops first studio album

Sharzney drops first studio album »

10 Nov, 2014
Entertainment

A University of Zambia (UNZA) upcoming gospel music sensation Sharzney Purity Nkandu has dropped her first studio album titled ‘Shilili.’   The album, whose title was inspired by a story in Luke 8:22-25, where Jesus calmed the storm was released mid-October this year and is expected to hit the shelves of some mega music stores in the country like Sounds.  

CCZ calls on local authorities to strengthen church registration system

CCZ calls on local authorities to strengthen church registration system »

8 Nov, 2014
News

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has called on local authorities to monitor and strengthen the registration system of churches to avoid the increased number of ‘fake pastors’.   CCZ secretary general Rev. Suzanne Matale told the Lusaka Star in an interview that there was need for the councils to critically assess people’s intentions of setting up churches.  

Lusaka clergy speaks out on ARVs and Condom use

Lusaka clergy speaks out on ARVs and Condom use »

5 Dec, 2013
News

SOME clergymen in Lusaka  have supported the move by National Aids Council chairperson Dr Joshua Banda, to encourage their congregants to take scientific treatment for healing.   Bishop Joshua Banda, overseer of Northmead Assemblies of God, was quoted on Hot FM News on November 6th 2013, warning all clergies to desist from discouraging people on Anti-Retroviral Treatment to abandon treatment and entirely depend on spiritual healing.  

I am deeper than all of them- Ruff Kid

I am deeper than all of them- Ruff Kid »

27 Nov, 2013
Entertainment

WITH his controversial new album yet to be launched, ‘Ruff Kaida’ formerly known as ‘Ruff kid’ has received criticism over the cover photo and contents of his album dubbed ‘The Naked Truth.’ Other than the ‘Naked Truth’ controversy, the reason behind the change of his name has raised a lot of clouds among his keen followers and fans. In an interview with The Lusaka Star, Masautso Nkhoma aka Ruff Kaida said he wants to speak the truth through his songs.

CAPOEIRA; a discipline packed with etiquette, the the new intellectual way of keeping fit

CAPOEIRA; a discipline packed with etiquette, the the new intellectual way of keeping fit »

2 Aug, 2013
Features

MARTIAL ARTS: the underdog’s weapon for life in so many ways. Some use it for practical purposes, others merely for enjoyment. It comes in different forms. One of them is the art of capoeira. University of Zambia (UNZA) capoeira trainer Damien Musuka says capoeira combines the art of dance, fight, entertainment as well as mediation. It can be used for self-defense, to relieve stress after a long day or simply to keep fit for those bent on physical fitness.

Churches are key in reducing early marriages- Lusaka Clergy

Churches are key in reducing early marriages- Lusaka Clergy »

23 Jul, 2013
News

A Lusaka Clergy has challenged churches in the country to take a leading role in the fight against early marriages. Bishop Rodwell Chomba, who is also United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery Bishop told the Lusaka Star in an interview that churches can help reduce early marriages by enhancing the capabilities of youth groups within their congregations. The Bishop stated that these youth groups are key in transmitting informing about the dangers of early marriages both as a social problem and an economic problem.

UCZ to Launch Radio Station

UCZ to Launch Radio Station »

23 Jul, 2013
News

THE United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Lusaka Presbytery has embarked on a project to set up a radio station in Lusaka. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UCZ Lusaka Presbytery Bishop Rodwell Chomba said setting up a community radio station would help the church have a voice and add to the many voices speaking on matters affecting people in various communities. He added that the radio station would also be used to propagate the word of God to communities within the catchment area of the station.

Not All Reggae Artistes smoke Ganja- Maiko Zulu

Not All Reggae Artistes smoke Ganja- Maiko Zulu »

19 Jul, 2013

WHEN a person hears the word ‘reggae artiste’, the first thing that comes into their mind is this Rastafarian who uses cannabis. But, is it all reggae artistes that smoke the psychoactive substance?  This is the question that a critique can ask. Maiko Zulu, formally known as St. Michael said thinking that all reggae artistes smoke marijuana is a huge misconception that people must stop.

Curb ritual criminal vices in Zambia-Clergy

Curb ritual criminal vices in Zambia-Clergy »

22 Apr, 2013
News

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.