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Cholera breaks out in Lusaka

Cholera breaks out in Lusaka

Cholera has broken out in Lusaka with nine confirmed cases in Chipata Compound. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr Maximilioan Bweupe has confirmed in a statement that Chipata level one hospital has received nine cases of cholera and that the first case was recorded on October 4 2017 Dr Bweupe says the affected areas are Mazyopa, Chipata, Kabanana and SOS village. ...

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ZCSD urges Zambians to demand for accountability

Lewis Mwape - ZCSD Executive Director

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) has urged Zambians to rise and demand for accountability from government. ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape says Zambians should be more sensitive to issues that contribute to the development of the country. He says the decision by the government to purchase 42 fire trucks at a total cost of US$42 million was not ...

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ZCTU urges workers to campaign for descent work

ZCTU President Nkole Chishimba

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has urged workers in the country to vigorously campaign for decent work. Speaking during the commemoration of the World Day for Decent work, ZCTU president Nkole Chishimba says workers must also stand up to corporate bullies and demand respect for their right to a union, to collective bargaining, social protection, secure and safe ...

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A Zambian family of four perishes in South African

A family of four Zambian nationals has perished in a fatal road accident in Cape town, South Africa

A family of four Zambian nationals has perished in a fatal road traffic accident in Cape Town, South Africa. The deceased have been identified as Dr. Carol Nyimbili 31, her two children identified as Rachael Musendeka, 6 and Miguel Angelo Munsendeka, 1 year seven months and her partner Louise Musendeka, 37. Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa has confirmed that ...

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Finland gives Zambia 30.4 million euros

The Finnish government has committed to assist Zambia with a total sum of 30.4 million Euros towards social protection, governance and private sector development. Speaking during the signing of minutes of the Zambia-Finland consultations, Finland’s ministry of foreign affairs department of Africa deputy director general, Ms Kristina Xanthopoulos says the negotiations came at an opportune time when Zambia and Finland ...

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Routine HIV testing begins

Dr Chitalu Chilufya

  Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya says his ministry has begun implementing the universal routine HIV testing, counselling and treatment in all public and private health facilities. In a ministerial statement Parliament, Dr Chilufya says HIV testing is the gateway to HIV prevention,treatment,care and other support services. He says people’s knowledge of their HIV status through HIV testing services ...

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Kalaba defends North Korea statement

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  Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has defended his statement on North Korea that caused a social media stir among Zambians. Responding to a question from Mwembeshi MP Machila Jamba who wanted to know the effects of his statement to Zambia’s bilateral relations with countries sympathetic to North Korea, Mr Kalaba says the words contained in his statement were totally ...

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Intermarket bank will never go under again – Mutati

Mutati explains

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the Bank of Zambia will next week on Monday,9th October handover back to the new shareholders Intermarket Banking Corporation Zambia Limited which will operate under the name Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank Limited in readiness for the commencement of operations. Mr Mutati has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that some of the new shareholders include ...

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PF calls for issue based politics

Sunday Chanda - PF media Director

The ruling Patriotic Front says it finds remarks by Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili against PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri to be in very bad taste and deserving condemnation by all well-meaning Zambians. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says there is need for issue-based politics from those who seek to hold the party in power accountable. Mr. Chanda ...

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NUPPEZ urges teachers to be self reliant

NUPPEZ Public Relations Officer Ngoza Malonga

The National Union of Private and Public Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) has encouraged teachers to be self reliant. NUPPEZ Public Relations Officer Ngoza Malonga says this year’s World Teachers Day theme: “Teaching in Freedom and Empowering Teachers” resonates well with what the union has been advocating for, that teachers be self reliant and depend less on their salary. She has ...

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