Local News

Three killed and one injured in stabbing and shooting incident in Japan – media

Tokyo - Three people were killed and one injured in a shooting and stabbing incident in a city in rural Japan on Thursday, with the perpetrator having barricaded himself inside a building, media reported.

Man opened plane door in mid-air because he was ‘uncomfortable’ – report

A passenger on an Asiana Airlines 020560.KS flight told police he opened a door on the plane minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he was "uncomfortable", Yonhap News Agency reported.

Ugandan lawyer shot dead as he arrived home

A Ugandan lawyer has been shot dead in central Wakiso region, north-west of capital Kampala. Police told local media that Ronald Mukisa, 45, was killed on Tuesday night as he was arriving home.

How Much Sleep Do You Need? -Recommended Hours by Age

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” This seems to be a popular mantra amongst the go-getters of the world. In fact, I’d be willing to wager you’ve heard of at least one highly successful person who prides themselves on their ability to consistently crush goals with as little as three or four hours of sleep per night.[1]

WWF Zambia urges gov’t to halt mining in Lower Zambezi

THE World Wide Fund (WWF) Zambia has appealed to government to review and cancel the mining licence for the large-scale mining operations in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

UPND refused to recognise ECL as President – Mundubile

The UPND in opposition refused to recognise former President Edgar Lungu for the seven years he served as head of State and continued insulting, abusing and disrespecting him by walking out of Parliament each time the former President was addressing the House, Brian Mundubile has said.


GOVERNMENT has cautioned farmers in the district from selling maize fields to foreigners. 


MAIZE is Zambia’s staple food that provides about 60 percent of the country’s caloric requirements. Much of this production comes mainly from smallholder producers and almost entirely rain-fed.


District Senior Agriculture Officer, Eugenia Sikazwe said during Lucheche Camp field day that there are many crops that can be grown in the country apart from maize such as cassava, sorghum, millet, pigeon pea, rice and many others. 

CEJ dissects ‘environmental protection fund’ gaps in research paper, policy brief

THE Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) has hosted a validation meeting for a research paper and a subsequent policy brief on the gap analysis of the Government’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). 

Zambia pledges continued cooperation with South Africa  

Minister of Justice Mulambo Haimbe has reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to working with South Africa in achieving social and economic development in the two countries.