Rangers to depart for Zambia Friday after receiving owed allowances

Players of Nigeria champions Rangers International will depart for Ndola, Zambia for their CAF Confederation Cup play-offs second leg against Zesco United on Friday after they finally received their travelling allowances over which they had protested. The players refused to travel on Thursday as earlier scheduled, demanding their full match entitlements. Each player received the…

U-20 AFCON: Zambia beat Senegal to lift title for the first time

Hosts of the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Zambia have emerged champions after they defeated Senegal 2-0 in the final on Sunday. The Junior Chipolopolo made the feat by sco4ing two first half goals, from Patson Daka in the 15th minute when Senegal goalkeeper failed to hold unto his low cross, and Edward Chilufya…

Zambia Crushes Egypt Out of 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations

(VON)  Zambia came back to beat Egypt 3-1 in the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group A game at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday afternoon. The victory sees Young Chipolopolo finish at the top of Group A with nine points, while the Young Pharaohs finish third with two points. The…

Zambia’s inflation slows to 6.8% in February

Zambia’s inflation slowed to 6.8 per cent year-on-year in February from 7.0 per cent in January, the statistics office said on Thursday. The monthly inflation rate rose to 1.0 per cent from 0.9 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistics Office said. “The decrease in the year-on-year inflation rate is mainly attributed to the……

World Bank sees more economic growth for Zambia

Zambia’s economic growth is seen rising to 4 per cent from 3.4 per cent in 2017 and 4.2 per cent in 2018, the World Bank said on Monday. World Bank’s senior financial management specialist Srinivas Gurazada said at a meeting with mining firms in Lusaka that the growth would be due to a jump in……

Zambian police raid newspaper editor’s home, arrest wife

Police raided the home of a government-criticial Zambian editor-in-chief, but were unable to arrest him because he was abroad, local media reported on Thursday. Police instead arrested the wife of Fred M’membe, editor-in-chief of The Post newspaper, which was closed down in June. Witnesses said M’membe’s wife Mutinta was roughed up, and that journalist Joan……

Photos: Prophet prays for ladies’ soap to entice men

Controversial stylish and flamboyant Zambian Prophet, Anointed Benard, popularly known as Commander 1, last week asked his church female members to bring their various bathing soaps to church, for anointing by a special prayer. Church members, mostly females, stormed the church with different colors, fragrances and shapes, for the Prophet to pray and get it……

Russia 2018: Worry For Super Eagles As Cameroon’s AFCON Win Raises Standard

Nigeria’s Super Eagles should be worried ahead of the two-leg Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifiers against reigning African Champions Cameroon. Cameroon’s success at the 2017 AFCON in Gabon is moral boost for the team and has changed the psychological dynamics of the qualifiers. The Indomitable Lions as African champions, have found a renew spirit that…

Armyworm A Threat To Maize In Africa

Scientists tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade. In research released on Monday, scientists at the Britain-based Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) said the pest, which had not…

African Beauty marries 92 year old boyfriend

Charity Mumba, a 29-year-old Zambian woman, tied the knot with 92-year-old South African Peter Grooves. Mr Grooves, has been described as a ‘very wealthy’ after making his fortune in stocks and shares but the total extent of his wealth has not been clarified. Their wedding follows a spate of marriages in South Africa, where there……

Algeria Coach Leekens resigns after Nations Cup exit

The Technical Adviser of the Algerian national men’s team, George Leekens, has resigned as coach of the team after crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday. Leekens took charge of the team in October 2016 after Milan Rajevac resigned following their 1-1 draw at home to Cameroon in the Russia 2018 World…