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Mugabe Resigns

  ||    21 November 2017
President Robert Mugabe has resigned via a letter, speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament has said, halting the impeachment debate. Zimbabwe’s parliament had started impeachment proceedings against Mr Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, was accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his successor.

Misapplication of funds worries Finish envoy to Zambia

  ||    21 November 2017
Finish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen says the continued reports of misapplication of funds are denting Zambia’s image internationally. Mr. Olkkonen has expressed concern that some Civil Society Organizations have been cited of misapplication of donor funds. He says the funding appetite by donors will be reduced if the vice is not addressed.

President Lungu says dialogue key in resolving the political deadlock in Zim

  ||    20 November 2017
President Edgar Lungu is reported to HAVE sent first republican president Kenneth Kaunda to Harare to try to convince President Robert Mugabe to step down in a “dignified exit” after the military seized power last week. Reuters quoting a senior government source says Dr Kaunda used the presidential jet and is already in Harare.

Boy aged 11 dies after flying quarry stone rips his stomach

  ||    20 November 2017
An eleven year-old boy of Kazungula District has died on the spot while three others sustained serious injuries after they were hit by flying stones from a stone blasting quarry at AJM/SHP quarry in Katombola area.

2017 challenging year for opposition – PAC

  ||    20 November 2017
Peoples Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Banda says 2017 has been a challenging year for most of the opposition political parties. Mr. Banda says this is because the ruling party does not want to do anything with the opposition.

President Lungu expected in Angola on Tuesday

  ||    19 November 2017
President Edgar Lungu is on Tuesday expected in Angola to attend the extraordinary organ troika plus chair of SADC summit on the political situation in Zimbabwe.

Kambwili hints he will take over NDC in January

  ||    18 November 2017
Roan PF Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has hinted that he will take over the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in January after the party is officially launched. Addressing hundreds of NDC supporters in Lusaka this afternoon, Mr. Kambwili says as things stands, he is still a PF member and NDC Political Consultant. Mr.

ZRA pays out K6.4bn in refunds

  ||    18 November 2017
The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has paid out a total of K6.4 billion in refunds, out of which 51.2 percent has been paid out to major mining companies. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has told journalists in Lusaka that the total outstanding VAT refund payments to the sector currently stands at K1.

Over 11 million people without normal toilets.

  ||    17 November 2017
Water Aid Zambia says over 11 million people in Zambia do not have normal toilets.

Chiefs should stop indiscriminate sale of land – Chief Chimbuka

  ||    17 November 2017
Chief Chimbuka of the Bemba Speaking people in Chinsali district of Muchinga province has advised fellow traditional leaders against carelessly selling land to foreigners at the expense of their subjects. He says traditional leaders should resist the temptation of selling land to foreigners because of the huge sums of money promised to them.
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