Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Bilateral trade between Zambia, India increases by 25%

Judith Kapijimpanga

Bilateral trade between India and Zambia has increased by 25%, nearly One Billion US Dollars. Inida’s Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary for Eastern and Southern Africa Division, Neena Malhotra said figures stood at US$773 million between 2015 and 2016. She says the figure has now increased to US$980 million between 2016 and 2017 reflecting a 25 percent increase. Dr. ...

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ACP SG extols Zambia

Dr. Patrick Gomes

African-Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes says Zambia has made strides in implementing ACP programmes. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Acting Foreign Minister Vincent Mwale, Dr. Gomes noted the strong bond that exists between Zambia and the ACP member states. Dr. Gomes expressed gratitude to the Zambian government for supporting efforts ...

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Matic holds key on return to Chelsea

Nemanja Matic

Chelsea’s decision to sell Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic to title rivals Manchester United raised more than a few eyebrows and the consequences may be felt when the sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday. Matic left the London club after three and a half years to re-join former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. He has played every ...

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55 arrested CBU students not registered with CBU – Luo

Prof. Nkandu Luo

Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says the 55 Copperbelt University students arrested by Police in Kitwe yesterday for protesting against the delay by government to pay their project and meal allowances are not registered with the University. Professor Luo has told Parliament that when she checked the records with the Copperbelt University, it was established that they are not ...

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Govt refutes claims that Kaputa has been bombed

Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Dr. Chileshe Mulenga

Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Dr. Chileshe Mulenga has dismissed rumors that Kaputa district in Northern Province has been bombed. Dr Mulenga has since warned members of the public against issuing alarming statement He says those behind the alarming statements are breaking the law and risk facing prosecution. Dr. Malama has since advised the general public to desist from making such ...

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Catalonia crisis: Spain’s prosecutors call for Puigdemont’s arrest

Members of the deposed Catalan regional government arrive at court in Madrid

Spain’s state prosecutor has requested a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others over their role in a disputed independence referendum. All five failed to show up at Spain’s high court on accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Mr Puigdemont’s lawyer said the climate was “not good” for him to appear. Nine ...

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Sinkamba calls for review of Top Star deal


Green party President Peter Sinkamba has called on Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga to review the public signal distributor deal with Top Star. Mr Sinkamba has warned that failure to which his party will embark on countrywide peaceful protests against what he has termed as the exploitative Top Star deal. He says his party has received complaints ...

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Zambia committed to reduction of emissions – Kapata

Jean Baptist

Government says the National Policy on Climate Change of 2016 will strengthen the institutional framework that will facilitate effective implementation of climate change programs in Zambia. Speaking when she officiated at the climate change diplomacy day in Lusaka, Lands Minister Jean Kapata says the policy will help government contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement goal, which is aimed ...

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Govt has responded to human trafficking – Mulenga

Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Dr. Chileshe Mulenga says government has taken bold steps in its response to addressing human trafficking and mixed immigration challenges. Dr. Mulenga says this include, the enactment of the Anti-trafficking Act number 11 of 2008 and the immigration and deportation Act number 18 of 2010. Speaking during the official opening of the national consultation on the ...

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List of FISP eligible farmers to be finalized this week – Siliya

Dora Siliya red

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says the list of eligible smallholder farmers that will make up the one million targeted beneficiaries under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) will be finalized this week. Ms Siliya says government has saved about K1 billion after cleaning the e-voucher system under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) by putting only eligible farmers. Speaking during ...

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