Floods: Lungu appeals to international partners

By STEVEN ZANDE – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged Japan and other cooperating partners to help Zambia with best practices to deal with floods which have damaged infrastructure and washed away crops in selected parts of the country. Mr Lungu said while the rain is a relief to crop production and hydro-power generation, too much […]

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‘Feed Zambia’

By CHUSA SICHONE in Kawambwa – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has encouraged the residents of Luapula Province to take advantage of the region’s immense agricultural potential and favourable rainfall pattern to grow enough to feed Zambia. And to avoid that potential from being jeopardised by armyworms, President Lungu has directed agricultural extension officers to take proactive […]

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Lubinda, UPND in war of words

By CHUSA SICHONE – A WAR of words has erupted between the Justice Minister Given Lubinda and the United Party for National Development (UPND) after the Kabwata Member of Parliament attacked the opposition leader’s comments about Zambia’s economy. The UPND appear to have taken umbrage at Mr Lubinda’s description of its leader Hakainde Hichilema as […]

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Teacher faces attempted murder charge for setting boyfriend ablaze

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – THE FEMALE teacher of Ndola arrested for dousing her boyfriend in petrol and setting him ablaze has been charged with attempted murder by police in Solwezi. In Kitwe, a 22-year-old Lusaka maid accused of stealing a six-month-old baby from her employers has been handed over to Lusaka police. In the Solwezi […]

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Only 24 tonnes gold produced in Zambia from 2017 – Wina

By KASONDE KASONDE – VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina has told Parliament that more than 24,000 kg of gold has been produced by four mining companies in Zambia from 2017 to February 2019. Ms Wina told Parliament, however, that it was difficult to be exact about the figure because too much illegal mining of gold was happening […]

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