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LAZ joins ‘the Lungu’s 2021 eligibility’ case

Supreme Court

The Law Association of Zambia has joined the case in which four opposition parties have petitioned the Constitutional Court to interpret the Constitution with regards President Edgar Lungu‘s eligibility to contest the 2021 presidential election. And the UPND through its Secretary General Stephen Katuka together with Heritage party President Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda have also applied to join the case. ...

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Zambia’s electricity generation increases

Mabumba David

Zambia’s electricity generation capacity has increased to 1,573 Mega Watts against the peak demand of 1,900 Mega Watts. Energy Minister David Mabumba has attributed the increase in power generation to improvements in waters levels in the reservoir dams of the power stations. Mr. Mabumba has told a media briefing held in Lusaka today that this has led to power stations ...

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EAZ predicts better performance of Zambia’s economy in 2017

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The Economics Association of Zambia says country’s economy is expected to perform better this year compared to 2016 following the reduction in the inflation rate from double to a single digit and the rebound in copper prices on the international market. EAZ Programs officer Kampamba Shula says the expected improvement in performance of the economy is also as a result ...

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PF SG directs suspension of ‘quarters’ against Litunga

PF Secretary General Davies Chama

Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Chama has directed PF Western Province Chairperson Charles Mututwa to immediately suspend two party members who are part of a group that has sued the Litungu in an effort to dethrone him. In a statement, Mr. Mwila says this is to avoid unwarranted suspicion and of malicious propaganda that the party is supporting the ...

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Zambia’s economy to grow by 4% in 2017 – WB

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Zambia’s economic growth is seen rising to 4 percent in 2017 and 4.2 percent in 2018, the World Bank has said, predicting a jump in copper prices and improved power supply. Reuters reports that the World Bank’s senior financial management specialist Srinivas Gurazada has said at a meeting with mining firms that Zambia is on a slow economic recovery path. ...

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NAREP disappointed, Davies Mwila is still PF SG

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The opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP)is disappointed with President Edgar Lungu’s recent suggestion to traditional leaders that they mind their own business. President Lungu is reported to have made the comment following an appeal by some chiefs that he dismisses PF Secretary General Davies Mwila. NAREP Presidential spokesperson Bwalya Nondo says much as he is saying he has no reason ...

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Lungu hailed over Zambia’s recognition of the ICC

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has been hailed for making Zambia’s recognition of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a tool for good governance public. Opposition Zambians for Empowerment and Development (ZED) leader Frederick Mutesa says his party believes that, in this statement, President Lungu referred to the ICC correctly. Dr. Mutesa says the ZED has however taken note that President Lungu’s ...

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There is no constitution review, PF tells Zambians

Father Frank Bwalya

The ruling PF has cautioned Zambians against being mislead on the review of  the amendments that were made to the Republican Constitution in 2016. PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya is urging people in the Country to be wary that it is not true that the PF led government has embarked on another Constitution review process. Mr. Bwalya says the nation ...

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Over 90 died while giving birth in 2016 in Eastern Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Over 90 women in Eastern Province alone died in 2016 while giving birth. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says this is according to a report his Ministry is in possession of on the Province. Speaking last night during a fundraising cocktail organized by the Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service (ZNBS) Dr. Chilufya disclosed that the said women died as a result ...

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