Local News

Kenyan teachers held over video of pupils simulating sex

Kenyan police have arrested six teachers from a primary school in the western part of the country over a video shared widely showing pupils simulating sexual acts as the teachers watch.

Zambians face fines for using phone while crossing roads

The authorities in Zambia have passed a law that prohibits pedestrians from crossing the road while wearing headsets or talking on a mobile phone.

Kenya opposition leader faces lawsuit over secret video claim

Kenya's former electoral commission boss has threatened to take legal action against the opposition leader after the politician alleged that the poll team, including the chairman, visited his home during last year's closely fought election, local media report.

Fuel price rise in Cameroon as subsidies scrapped

Fuel prices in Cameroon will rise by about 15% from Wednesday after the government agreed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut fuel subsidies.

Female soldiers challenged 

Kaoma District Commissioner Kashina Sheba has urged female officers and soldiers not to lag and let the male counterparts take the lead in combat role. 

Local artistes grace Lusaka Sun launch

FRANCIS CHIPALO writes RENOWNED Zambian musicians on Monday night entertained guests during the launch of one of the country’s promising publications, the Lusaka Sun Newspaper based in Lusaka’s showgrounds. Among those...

LCC cites seven for noise pollution

THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has summoned seven people to appear before the Fast Track Court for playing loud music (noise pollution) in the central business district....

Drunkards punch ‘nosy’ pastor

SANFROSSA MANYINDA writes A preacher of Lusaka’s Kaunda Square area was turned into a punching bag by irate patrons trying to stop some ‘lost souls’ from taking...

Chilenje Fire Station works stall

RABECCA BANDA  writes RESIDENTS of Chilenje Township and surrounding areas are concerned about the stalled works at the community fire station site. One Chilenje resident, Enoch Mwepu described the...

Street vendors want their trading places back

MUTINTA MULAYE writes FOLLOWING the banning of street vending in Lusaka last year after the cholera outbreak, some street vendors want their positions back as...

Lusaka outskirts to receive facelift

MUKWIMA CHILALA   writes LUSAKA City Council is working on upgrading peri-urban areas, Mayor Miles Sampa has said. Mr Sampa said the areas that the council would target for...