WORK WITH PF TO FOSTER DEVELOPMENT – PUTU

PF Mangango Member of Parliament Godwin Putu says President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated love for the people of Western Province by taking development to the area.Mr. Putu says the President is not selective and wants all parts of Zambia to be developed.He says the people in the Province should work with the ruling party and…

Veep Directs FRA To Pay Farmers Promptly

Vice-President Inonge Wina has told the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to ensure quick payment of farmers once they deliver maize to the agency for strategic reserves. Speaking on behalf of President Edgar Lungu when she met chiefs in Lufwanyama district, Vice-President Wina said the FRA must use the K1 billion released by the Treasury for…

Lungu Urges against Lozi/Nkoya Friction

President Edgar Lungu has urged people of Luampa District in Western Province to co-exist. Speaking when he met chiefs in Luampa district on Sunday, President Lungu said Lozis, Nkoyas and Mbundas have always lived in peace, and wondered where the confusion is coming from. The President said people should learn to live in peace and…

Two Madagascar lawmakers ‘die from coronavirus’

(BBC)Two Malagasy lawmakers, one member of the senate and one deputy, have died after contracting coronavirus, President Andry Rajoelina is reported to have announced on Sunday.Mr Rajoelina also said 11 other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, the AFP news agency reports.The government had last week placed one of its…

South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

(BBC)South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus.A night-time curfew has been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory.President Cyril Ramaphosa said the alcohol ban – South Africa’s second this year – would take pressure off the national healthcare system.It comes…

Zinzi Mandela Dies

(Sunday World) Zindzi Mandela has died.News of Zindzi’s death was confirmed by a family member, who did not want to be named for fear of victimisation.Zindzi,  the daughter of  the late state president Nelson Mandela and stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.Details of her death were…