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Govt plans to raise health spending

Finance Minister Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu says the Zambian Government has committed itself to progressively increase the budget allocation for health care services. Dr. Ng’andu said this year, 13.43 per cent of the budget allocation for health care services is for primary health care needs. He said this at a signing ceremony between Zambia and Japan […]

Anglo American faces class action lawsuit over Kabwe lead poisoning

Anglo American is facing a huge class lawsuit for its past corporate practices over lead poisoning in Zambia’s Kabwe town. Johannesburg-based attorneys Mbuyisa Moleele and London-based human rights law firm Leigh Day are preparing the case and an application to certify a class action will be filed in the Johannesburg High Court. This is seen […]

PF committed to fight against corruption

The Patriotic Front says it has put in place a number of mechanisms that have seen an enhanced fight against corruption in the country. Speaking during Radio Phoenix’s Let the People Talk programme yesterday, PF media director Sunday Chanda said the creation of the Financial Intelligence Centre was a very clear example of the PF’s […]

Tiza Mukuka: Ban HH from running in 2021

20 August 2019

Leader and founder of the Youth Alliance Zambia Tiza Mukuka says UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should be barred from running in the 2021 general elections for failing to win office in five previous attempts. Accourding to Mukuka losing an election five times is a clear indication that the majority of Zambians have rejected him. He […]

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UPND’s Underhanded Tactics Exposed By Media

09 August 2019

The UPND’s old, ineffective tactics are a waste of time and Hakainde Hichilema should instead turn his attention to building up the UPND instead of launching baseless attacks at President Lungu and his family, said Edward Mumbi. Mr Mumbi’s statement was in response to a recently uncovered ploy by the UPND to link President Edgar […]

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Nigeria’s President Buhari Tells Igbos Not to Challenge Unity

12 October 2018

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the Federal Government was ready to contend with anyone against the peace and unity of Nigeria. President Buhari who stated this when he received the traditional ruler of Umuofor Kingdom, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Abdulfatah Emetumah III, said, ”Anybody that tries to joke with […]

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Why Zambia’s Economy Will Prevail and Prosper

12 October 2018

AT A time when the country had been subjected to all manner of propaganda regarding the country’s debt with China, citizens needed answers from President Edgar Lungu’s address to Parliament yesterday. The address was so important because it also points to what citizens expect in the budget speech by the minister of Finance. The President […]

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Opinion: Zambia’s Debt, Not Just A Product of Chinese Debt Diplomacy

11 October 2018

Zambia’s public debt has increased significantly in recent years, and concerns over a possible crisis have lately attracted the attention of Western media. On September 3, a report by British business intelligence outlet Africa Confidential warned of escalating debt caused by allegedly unsustainable Chinese loans and claimed that Zesco, the state-owned national electricity company, has been in […]

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Football: Zambia Defeats Guinea-Bissau on Road to Africa Cup of Nations 2019

10 October 2018

Zambia beat Guinea-Bissau 2-1 in Lusaka with Ethiopia and Kenya playing out a 0-0 draw as qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations resumed on Wednesday. Zambia’s victory over Guinea-Bissau kick-started their hopes of qualifying, bringing Chipolopolo their first victory in Group K. Stoppila Sunzu put Zambia ahead after 17 minutes with Justin Shonga […]

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Bishop Mulenga Condemns Hate Speech, Violence

04 October 2018

Justine Mulenga of Mpika Catholic Church has passionately advised politicians in Zambia to desist from dividing Zambian citizens. Bishop Mulenga noted that Zambia is known for its peace through the love your neighbor as you love yourself principal that Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda championed. Speaking in Isoka on arrival for his three day working […]

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Zimbabwean Opposition Leader and Former Finance Minister Denied Asylum in Zambia

08 August 2018

A top Zimbabwean opposition official that fled to Zambia has been denied asylum and is expected to face arrest at home as concerns rose over a government crackdown after last week’s disputed presidential election. Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe‘s former finance minister and a leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), claimed asylum in Zambia on Wednesday after making […]

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Think twice, Zesco warns pylon traders

29 November 2016

ZESCO has warned the public to desist from trading under its pylons as it poses a threat to their lives once they collapsed, especially during the rainy season. Company spokesperson Henry Kapata said in an interview that all those conducting businesses under the Zesco pylons should vacate the places and trade in the designated places […]

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CEC Africa seeks to delink from CEC Group

29 November 2016

THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) intends to focus on its considerable investments and positive growth attained in Zambia and South Africa once CEC Africa separates from the CEC Group. According to the CEC shareholders summary update, the strategy for the business would be centred on growth that was integrated in the core business. “Following […]

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