Daily Archives: April 11, 2018

Ester Lungu Foundation contributes K120, 000 to ZAMISE

Esther Lungu - First Lady

The Ester Lungu Foundation Trust has fulfilled its mandate to contribute K120, 000 towards infrastructure development and operational costs at the Zambia Institute of Special Education (ZAMISE) in Lusaka. Last year, first lady Ester Lungu pledged   K120, 000 in K10, 000 monthly installments to the institute. And the first lady has disclosed that she fulfilled her promise when she made ...

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President Lungu declares seven new districts

HE Edgar C. Lungu - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

President Edgar Lungu has declared seven new districts to foster rural development and easy administration of the areas. The following new districts are Chipangali, Lumezi, Kasenengwa, Chasefu, Msanzala, Chifunabuli and Lupososhi. The minister of Local Government will soon sign SI for creation of Councils. Zambia now has 114 Districts. Last week Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale disclosed that the Head ...

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Zambia wants to benefit from India’s biomass gasifier projects – President Lungu

President Lungu with visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia is still interested in benefitting from India’s offer of support to African countries in the area of biomass gasifier projects to complement other sources of energy. Speaking during the during bilateral talks with visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in Lusaka, President Lungu announced that Zambia recently signed the international solar alliance agreement which aims ...

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Zambia to sign up to ACFTA after consultation

Commerce Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma

Government says Zambia will only sign up to the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) after thorough engagements with stakeholders and the private sector in the country. The AFCFTA was officially launched on 21st march 2018 as part of Africa’s wider agenda to boost intra Africa trade in line with agenda 2063. Once fully operational, the AFCFTA will be the ...

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President want toll fees ploughed back into road maintenance

President Lungu kick start the Solwezi Chingola road works

President Edgar Lungu has maintained that all the revenue being collected at toll gates should be ploughed back into road maintenance. The President says reports show that Zambians have welcomed the introduction of toll gates but that they want to see a well maintained road network in the country. President Lungu says it is for this reason that all the ...

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Kovind pays tribute to Zambia’s fallen Presidents

Visiting President of the Republic of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind

Visiting President of the Republic of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, who arrived in Zambia yesterday Tuesday, for a three- day State Visit has layed wreaths on fallen Zambian former Heads of State and Government. President Kovind arrived at the Embassy Park in Lusaka at 09:45 hours to pay respects to late former Presidents Dr. Fredrick Chiluba, Dr. Patrick Mwanawasa ...

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Syria ‘chemical attack’: Russia warns US against military action

US ambassador Nikki Haley and Russia ambassador Vasily Nebenzia clashed at the UN

Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. “I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you’re currently developing,” Moscow’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzia said on Tuesday. He warned Washington that it will “bear responsibility” for any “illegal military adventure” it carries out. But Western ...

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Salah, Firmino send Reds into last four

Salah, Firmino send Reds into last four

Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 10 years as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino struck decisive blows to secure a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday that completed a 5-1 aggregate victory. Trailing 3-0 from the first-leg City manager Pep Guardiola had said his team needed to produce a “perfect game” at the Etihad ...

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Roma shock Barca with miracle win

AS Roma players celebrate the team's third goal, scored by Greek defender Kostas Manolas,

AS Roma pulled off one of the great Champions League comebacks by knocking Barcelona out with a remarkable 3-0 win in their quarterfinal second leg on Tuesday, overcoming a 4-1 deficit from the first game to reach the last four on away goals. Roma’s Kostas Manolas headed the decisive third goal in the 82nd minute, putting the Italians in the ...

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PAC rebukes Lungu, HH

Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema

Peoples Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Banda has charged that if President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema are indeed committed to dialogue, they cannot even ask for a mediator. Mr. Banda says if the two leaders indeed were committed to dialogue, they cannot demand who should spearhead the dialogue process because what is important is the result. ...

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