Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Tayali protest, calling for the reopening of UNZA and CBU

TAYA

Economic and Equity party president Chilufya Tayali has staged a lone protest in Lusaka calling for the reopening of the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University. Mr Tayali who was clad in a green work suit used a megaphone to call for the reopening of the two institutions during his protest which started from East Park shopping mall to the ...

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Zambia’s economy stable- Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says striking the right balance between debt contraction and investment is one of the most critical economic challenges facing African countries including Zambia. Speaking in Lusaka during the Africa Fiscal Forum under the theme “Fiscal Policy in an Evolving World”, IMF African Department deputy Director, Roger Nord has also observed that debt levels in many ...

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Zambia to explore nuclear power generation

Chalwe Lombe

Government says it has commenced discussions on a nuclear energy development programme that will result in generation of about two Giga Watts of electricity. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary for International Relations and Cooperation, Chalwe Lombe says the programme will take approximately 15 years. Speaking when he held talks with Toshiba General Manager for Government and External Relations, Yoshita ...

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North Korea to hold military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

Military parades in previous years have involved the show of armoured vehicles

North Korea is set to hold its 70th anniversary military parade, a day ahead of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The annual parade, marking the founding of its army, is usually held in April but was moved to 8 February this year. Ahead of the parade, Korean Central Television is showing video archive of previous leaders, the local landscape ...

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US Senate’s bipartisan spending-hike budget is ‘monstrosity’

Senators Schumer and McConnell arrived at Congress together to announce the deal

US budget hawks have labelled a plan to hike defence and domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars as a debt-ballooning “monstrosity”. In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic counterpart Chuck Schumer agreed the two-year pact. The bill is expected to clear the Senate comfortably, but face opposition in the House of Representatives. ...

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A task force from Saudi Arabia expected in the country- Katambo

Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo

Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo says a task force from Saudi Arabia is expected in the country to inspect quarantine facilities in the provinces before commencing the importation of goats from Zambia. Mr. Katambo is hopeful that negotiations will be concluded so that the export of goats to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East can commence. He adds that ...

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Over 400 routine maintenance contracts financed using money collected from toll fees

Alphonsius Hamachila

The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) says it is financing over 400 routine maintenance contracts across the country using the money collected from toll FEES. And the agency is hopeful that it will collect over K845 million from toll fees this year alone. NRFA Spokesperson Alphonsius Hamachila tells Q News via telephone that the K667 million collected in toll fees ...

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E-voucher system a success- Siliya

Dora Siliya - Pic by Albert Mpezeni

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has described the e-voucher system of distributing farming inputs as a success. Ms Siliya says only 100,000 farmers across the country are yet to have their e-voucher cards loaded with money. She says of the targeted one million farmers, about 719, 000 responded by paying the contribution of K400 and were able to access the farming ...

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