Foote clears rumor of US sanctions against Zambia

The US government has dismissed as rumor and innuendo the insinuation it is contemplating to impose sanctions on Zambia on account of lack of media freedom. US ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote says his government has not made any public comment whatsoever about any such sanctions. Mr. Foote states that the US government however stands by […]

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Developmental Policies and Priorities have left the Youth Behind- Ndashe

Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has noted that high unemployment has robbed the majority of youths the opportunity to contribute to the social and economic development of the country. JCTR Policy Analyst Innocent Ndashe says this is because the current development policies and their implementation have failed to contribute positively to addressing the needs of […]

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President Lungu commissions Bangweulu solar power plant

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the 54 Megawatts Bangweulu solar power plant in the Lusaka South Multi facility Economic Zone which has been constructed at a cost of US$56 million. The Bangweulu solar plant which is expected to power nearly 30, 000 households is the first ever large scale solar plant in Zambia. Speaking the commissioning […]

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FAO confident Zambia will record bumper harvest

The Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has described the 2018/19 farmer inputs support programme (fisp) as a success compared to 2017-2018 planting season. According to the food agricultural organisation, the 2018/19 fisp was well implemented compared to the previous season. FAO Country Director George Okech has told journalist in Lusaka that the e-voucher system government is using […]

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Govt to meet diplomats over the suspension of Prime TV

Government has hinted plans to meet embassies in Zambia that have expressed concern over the suspension of privately owned prime television for one month. Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji  who confirmed the development disclosed that government has not yet received official communication from the embassies with regards to the suspension  of the TV station. Mr. […]

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EL calls for revolutionary thinking to tacking gender inequality

President Edgar Lungu has called for revolutionary thinking in tacking gender inequality in Zambia. President Lungu has observed that despite the progress made in formulating policies to promote gender equality, inequality and violation of women and girls’  rights has continued in the Country. He notes that women in Zambia are still over burdened with poverty and […]

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IBA will not be bullied, charges Kasolo

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) says it will not be bullied by any external forces into lifting the suspension of Prime TV’s broadcasting license. Interim IBA board chairperson Chanda Kasolo has charged that the IBA does not operate under pressure from any politician or civil society grouping. Mr. Kasolo, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services […]

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UPND and PF urged to take responsibility for wrong actions

AFRICA Dialogue Country Director Bishop Richard Kakuwa has advised the UPND and Patriotic Front tO begin to take responsibility of their actions whenever they are in the wrong. Bishop Kakuwa has observed that as long as the two main political parties do not own up to their mistakes, they will continue pointing fingers at each other. […]

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Zambia in US$100 million Malaria fight deficit budget

Zambia is facing a budget deficit of 100 million United States dollars for carrying out response programs aimed at eliminating malaria by 2021. And Zambia records nearly 3.5 million cases of malaria each year despite significance progress made in reducing the number of malaria cases by 61 percent since 2001. Speaking during the inaugural end malaria […]

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