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Over 680,000 residents from the C/Belt expected to have access to improved water supply

About 680,000 residents from four districts on the Copperbelt will by the 2021 have access to improved water supply. This follows intentions by government to construct the 449 million United States Dollars Kafulafuta water supply system project.
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TIZ urges govt to make operational integrity committees

TIZ Logo Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) says the country has continued to record high cases of corruption despite the formation of integrity committees in government departments. TIZ Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Tendai Nkhandu says government departments should
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It is regrettable for president lungu to defend china at expense of citizens-Shimunza

MNT President Daniel Shimunza Movement for National Transformation (MNT) President, Daniel Shimunza is shocked that President Edgar Lungu during his address to parliament last week, laughed off concerns by citizens regarding the domination of China in the Zambian economy.
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NDC Youth Chair in Kitwe Ditches Party

National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) Kitwe District Youth Chairman Moses Chisha has ditched the opposition party adding to the grassroots challenges of the Chishimba Kambwili led organization. Chisha, who left the Patriotic Front to join Miles Sampa’s
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OPINION: Multi-Billion Donor Fraud Could Provide the Turnaround President Lungu Needed on Weeding out Corruption

The last 48 hours have provided the kind of drama that Zambian politics has not seen in a long time. It could only be second to the succession mayhem after the death of President Michael Sata in
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Shepolopolo in Dicey Cameroon Clash

The Zambia Women National Team faces Cameroon today (Thursday) in a potentially explosive semi-final clash that has got tongues wagging in Port Elizabeth given the reputation the two sides have crafted for themselves at the 2018 Cosafa
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Inmate Shot After Attempted Escape

Police in Chingola have shot an inmate in the arm after he attempted to escape from Court after a security lapse. The suspect was scheduled to appear before a magistrate Court in Chingola but attempted to escape
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Zamtel switches on Ngabwe

STATE owned telecommunications company Zamtel on Wednesday commissioned a new communication tower at Iwonde in Ngabwe in the Central Province.Located some 170km from Kabwe, the new site is the first ever Zamtel communication tower in the area
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Police arrest three suspects out of the 17 that had escaped from lawful custody in Mansa

THREE more suspects out of the 17 that had escaped from lawful custody at Mansa police station in Luapula Province on Saturday have been arrested.And the suspects have been charged with Escape from lawful custody contrary to
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Zambia takes over leadership in SADC process in Lesotho

MINISTER of Defence Hon. Davies Chama has witnessed the handover of Zambia assuming the chairmanship of the SADC Oversight Committee in Lesotho, Mr Mwila said President Edgar Lungu was keen to see peace and stability in Lesotho.He
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MWINILUNGA TOWNSHIP ROADS REHAB ON COURSE

By nation reporter THE UPGRADING of township roads to bituminous standard in Mwinilunga district is on course and progressing well. A check by the Daily Nation found the contractor conducting works on the 16.1 kilometers site. And
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CAMEROON UNDER PRESSURE-BEAUTY 

Zambia Women National Team coach Beauty Mwamba says the pressure will be on Cameroon when the two sides meet in the semifinal of the Cosafa Women Championship on Thursday. And Cameroon coach Bernadette Anong said the game
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THE SIGNS OF THE TIDE IN INTEREST RATES

THE Bank of Zambia’s monetary policy framework sets out to achieve price stability objective implied by low and stable inflation in a policy framework in which the Policy Rate signals their monetary policy stance. And so three
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ATLASMARA TARGETS SMES

By BUSINESS REPORTER ATLASMARA Zambia will by end of this year roll out new products targeting Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) to easily access credit and expand their businesses. This is according to the bank’s chief executive
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Emerine Kabanshi fired over social cash transfer scheme abuse

Community Development, Mother and Child Health Minister Emerine Kabanshi President Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect fired Emerine Kabanshi as Community Development and Social Welfare Minister. This follows the suspension of aid by the UK government and
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MAN MURDERED BY UNKNOWN PEOPLE

By nation reporter A 40-YEAR-old man of Samalungwe village in Zambezi has been murdered by unidentified people, says North Western Province commissioner of police Hudson Namachila. In a statement released yesterday, Mr Namachila said the deceased who
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AFRICA AND CHINA: THERE IS NONE AS BLIND AS THOSE WHO CAN SEE – TRUE OR FALSE?

A FEW weeks ago, I wrote about the New Cold War in this column. I explained that as opposed to the First Cold War which evolved around the arms race, the New Cold War is about economic
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CONSTRUCTION OF MINI HOSPITALS IN LUAPULA TAKES OFF

By PRINCE CHIBAWAH in Kawambwa  CONSTRUCTION of four mini hospitals in Luapula Province has taken off, says Health minister Chitalu Chilufya. Dr Chilufya said the health facilities were being constructed in Lupiya, Katungulu, Kaishe and Chembe areas.
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KWACHA FALL EXPLAINED

Financial Analyst Maambo Hamaundu has attributed the depreciation of the kwacha to a rise in demand for the US dollar and slump in copper prices on the international market. Mr. Hamaundu says there has been a demand
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FIRST LADY PRAISES LILA

First Lady Esther Lungu has praised the Lusaka Indian Ladies Association -LILA -for helping address some of the challenges women continue to face in society. Mrs. Lungu says women and girls continue to be victims of various
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GOVT ON TRUCK-MWANAKATWE

Finance minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says government has not defaulted on any of its external commitments and does not intend to do so. Ms Mwanakatwe says government is much alive to the serious repercussions on the economy if
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Brexit: Theresa May tells EU ‘don’t demand the unacceptable’

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Theresa May is to warn the EU not to demand the “unacceptable” in negotiations over Northern Ireland’s borders. The prime minister will set out her case to other European leaders at a
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Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

US President Donald Trump has said he does not “have an attorney general” in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions’ decision to step aside
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Youths advised to desist from using social media to spread falsehoods

Brian Mushimba Minister of transport and communications Brian Mushimba has advised the youth to avoid using social media platforms to spread wrong information that can dent the image of the country. In a speech read on his
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PRESIDENT LUNGU ORDERS QUICK SCT PROBE

By NATION REPORTER PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has given Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska, seven days, to take decisive action towards curbing all malpractices in the administration of the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) programme. President Lungu has
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DIPLOMATIC ETIQUETTE

WE are appalled at the behaviour of the British government that it has announced its suspension of bilateral aid to Zambia through a hostile publication and through a tweet by its High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet.
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‘LEATHER INDUSTRY NEEDS MORE SUPPORT’

By BUSINESS REPORTER THERE is need for Government to support the growth of the leather sub-sector through formation of clusters and infrastructure, the Copperbelt Leather Industry Cluster (CLIC) has suggested. CLIC coordinator Preston Viswamo attributed the current
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EYA FIRES SALVO AT UPND

By NATION REPORTER THE UPND must stop using Zambia as a battlefield for economic supremacy between China and the United States, says Evangelical Youth Alliance (EYA) executive director Moses Lungu. Rev Lungu said UPND was unnecessarily painting
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NGO PLEDGES MORE TIPS FOR INMATES, OFFICERS

By NATION REPORTER PSYCHOSOCIAL counselling is more effective if it is targeted at officers and inmates as they feel empowered and stronger, a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) concerned with the welfare of inmates has said. In-But Free (IBF)
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LUSAMBO IMPRESSED WITH HOSPITAL WORK CULTURE

By NATION REPORTER I’AM impressed with the manner health personnel at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital are operating contrary to allegations from some sections of society, says Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo. Mr Lusambo who conducted an impromptu