Daily Archives: October 2, 2015

Kambwili dismisses HH assassination claims


Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has dismissed assertion by United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema that President Edgar Lungu wants to assassinate him. Mr. Kambwili who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister says Mr Hichilema is not a factor. He says Mr. Hichilema is trying to use malicious means to seek sympathy from voters ahead of next ...

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SACCORD urges consultative meeting on economic crisis


The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) believes Zambia’s economic crisis calls for a crisis consultative meeting to be held. SACCORD is therefore asking President Edgar Lungu to reconsider his stance on holding such a meeting with other stakeholders especially that he is now back from his New York trip. Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says his ...

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Afghan Taliban attack: Fears for civilians in Kunduz

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Rights groups have expressed concern for the large numbers of civilians trapped in the Afghan city of Kunduz, amid fierce fighting between the Taliban and government troops. The government has accused the Taliban of raping and killing civilians after it seized the northern city this week. The Taliban rejected the accusations. Both sides are claiming to be in control of ...

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Kabwe’s Kasavasa community cries for more health workers

The people of Kasavasa community on the western outskirts of Kabwe town have appealed to the government to consider sending more health workers to the health centre in the area. The residents say while the appreciate the services being provided by the health personnel at the health centre, they feel the five health personnel are being overstretched considering the growing ...

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Nawakwi calls on Govt to put in place austerity measures

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Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi has observed that the escalation of Zambia’s economic crisis calls for austerity measures to be put in place. Ms. Nawakwi states that if the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank do not come to the aid of the country now, Zambia risks falling in a worse economic meltdown than ...

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2015 CDF to be disbursed this month

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Local Government and Housing Minister John Phiri says the delayed Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for 2015 will be disbursed this month. Dr Phiri has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that 113 constituency of the 150 will receive the CDF starting this month. He adds that 37 other constituencies which did not receive the CDF for 2014 will start receiving ...

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Chikwanda disowns ministry statement on Moody’s assessment

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Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has disowned a statement issued by an officer in the ministry of Finance disputing Moody’s Rating Agency’s assessment that Zambia’s credit rating had deteriorated. He says his ministry is embarrassed by the statement issued by the officer disputing Moody’s assessment. Mr Chikwanda has told Parliament that it is a pity that an overzealous officer commented on ...

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Lungu rules out economic indaba

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Republican President Edgar Lungu has castigated some opposition political party leaders politicizing his declaration of 18th October as the national day of prayer and fasting, saying they should be serious with things of God. And the Head of State says he is working tirelessly to ensure that the local currency regains its strength against major currencies as seen from the ...

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Kabwe’s Makululu marketeers bemoan impact of Kwacha fall


Marketeers at Kamanda market in Kabwe’s Makululu Compound have bemoaned the impact of the continued fall of the Kwacha on their business which is the source of their livelihoods. This has been compounded by shortage of water in the area as a result of the load shedding the country experiencing, as the Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company water kiosks they ...

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Wales ‘spent’ after beating Fiji


Wales captain Sam Warburton said the 23-13 World Cup win over Fiji was one of the hardest games of his career. The victory in Cardiff put Wales top of Group A and means they will reach the quarter-finals if England lose to Australia on Saturday. Scrum-half Gareth Davies and hooker Scott Baldwin scored tries, with fly-half Dan Biggar adding 13 ...

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