Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

Upswing in global economy has helped Zambian economy – Nkhoma

Economist Noel Nkhoma

Economist Noel Nkhoma has observed that the upswing in the global economy has helped the Zambian economy stabilize. Mr. Nkhoma has also attributed the improvement in the economy to the economic recovery programme government has put in place coupled with political will. He has since advised government to stick to the economic recovery programme in order to bring stability to ...

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FRA should stick to buying strategic reserves – CUTS

Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) Zambia has recommended that the Food Reserve Agency should stick to buying maize for strategic reserves. Speaking during a media breakfast this morning, CUTS Research Consultant, Natasha Chilundika says this will help reduce the fiscal strain the FRA puts on the treasury. Ms. Chilundika has further recommended that government should consider using a price ...

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MISA condemns Tuesday’s UPND cadres’ attacks on Journalists


The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has strongly condemned the violent attacks on Journalists from Radio Phoenix and Millennium Radio by unruly UPND cadres during the party’s press briefing yesterday. MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwape says that it is unfortunate that the cadres descended on the journalists who were there to merely do their job of gathering information ...

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Just ended sitting of Parliament is total disaster- Changala

Civil rights activist Brebner Changala

Civil rights activist Brebner Changala has described the just ended sitting of Parliament as a total disaster. Mr. Changala feels the parliamentary sitting which concluded yesterday has achieved nothing. In an interview with QTV News, Mr. Changala says Zambia has serious issues which should have been discussed during the just ended sitting. Mr. Changala has cited the Public Order Act ...

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Prayer session leaves Chunga boy with 80 % burns


A four year old boy of Lusaka’s Chungu area is admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) nursing 80% burns after being burnt in strange circumstances during prayers. University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Public Relations Officer Natalie Mashikolo has told QFM News that it’s believed an unnamed prophet had gone to pray for the boy’s family and as the boy was ...

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George Michael’s funeral takes place


George Michael’s funeral has taken place, three months after his sudden death at the age of 53. His publicist said a “small, private ceremony” on Wednesday was attended by “family and close friends”. The singer’s family thanked his “fans across the world for their many messages of love and support”. Michael died of natural causes at his home in Goring-on-Thames, ...

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Historic Article 50 letter delivered


Summary Theresa May triggers the official Brexit process in a letter to EU Mrs May tells MPs it’s a “historic moment… there is no turning back” The EU’s Donald Tusk says “missing you already” Two years of exit negotiations to follow BBC

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Cameroon boss Broos threatens to quit


Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Hugo Broos has threatened to quit over management and funding problems in the national team set-up. Broos, who led the team to the trophy in Gabon in February, said he is “seriously considering whether I should continue or not”. He also said his players and staff have to work in “poor conditions” while Cameron ...

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Ethiopian PM hails Zambia’s democracy

Ethiopia PM EL

Visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says Africa should learn from Zambia’s democracy. Mr Desalegn says the smooth transfer of power by the five presidents Zambia has had is evidence that Zambia’s democracy has grown. He has also noted the respect that Zambians have for their elected leaders. The Ethiopian Prime Minister who is in the country on a three ...

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Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

There have been months of unrest in Kasai, after a local chief started a rebellion

Two UN experts who were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been found dead, officials say. The bodies of US citizen Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zaida Catalan were discovered in the central Kasai region, a government spokesman said. They were abducted two weeks ago after going to Kasai to investigate reports of abuses after local rebels took ...

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