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Msoni condemns denying entry of Kenyan academician into Zambia

All People’s Congress (APC) party president Nason Msoni has condemned in the strongest terms the denying of entry into Zambia of Kenyan academician Patrice Otiene Loch Lumumba. Mr. Msoni says he finds it unfortunate that the Zambian
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2019 national budget was well thought out – Pule

Christian Democratic Party president Danny Pule says the 2019 national budget announced by Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe on Friday was well thought out. Dr. Pule says this is because it is meant to stabilize and grow the
1 month ago

Huge surge in Indonesia quake toll

At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. It added that the affected area was bigger than initially thought. Many people
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2019 budget is sufficient to secure an IMF bailout – Kalumba

Former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba says Zambia’s 2019 national budget has laid a foundation sufficient to secure a financial bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Dr. Kalumba says the Country’s national budget could not have come
1 month ago

You were lying, apologize, Tayali tells Cochrane

British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane has been challenged to state which money has been corruptly misappropriated from the financial aid the UK has given to Zambia . Opposition Economic and Equity Party (EEP) president Chilufya Tayali wants
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Announced 2019 budget is not transformative – Shimunza

The opposition Movement for National Transformation (MNT) says the announced 2019 national budget is not transformative. MNT president Daniel Shimunza says this is because it aims at a lower GDP growth of 4 percent. Mr. Shimunza has
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Financing 2019 budget will be costly- World Bank

The World Bank has cautioned that the financing of Zambia’s 2019 national budget will be costly. Country economist Zivanemoyo Chinzara says the cost of financing  the Country’s external debt is likely to be higher than it is
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If UK wants its money, we’re ready to give it back – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has challenged critics to provide an alternative to the announced 2019 national budget if they think it is not good enough. Speaking shortly after arrival from New York where he attended the 73rd UN
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K6.5 billion 2019 allocation has given hope – Mushota

Housing and Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota says the 2019 national budget has given hope to the construction sector. Mr. Mushota says with the K6.5 billion allocated to the road sector in particular, there is now
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National budget for 2019 is cosmetic – Nkombo

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo says the 2019 national budget is as cosmetic as the previous budgets that have been presented in the past years. Mr. Nkombo told
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EAZ welcomes replacement of VAT with Sales Tax

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has welcomed the abolition and replacement of the Value Added Tax (VAT) with the Non-Refundable Sales Tax. EAZ president Lubinda Habaazoka says his association is happy with the introduction of the
1 month ago

It’s a K86.8 billion for 2019

Margret Mwanakatwe Government has proposed to spend K86.8 billion or 28.9 percent of GDP in 2019, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has disclosed his budget speech. Presenting the proposed 2019 national budget to parliament which represents a percentage
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Inadequate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services worrying-Chisanga

Water Aid Country Director Pamela Chisanga Water Aid Zambia has noted with concern that inadequate water sanitation and hygiene services and practices at health care facilities pose a risk of health acquired infections to both health care
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CSOs Protest outside Parliament as Mwanakatwe unveils 2019 budget

Civil society organizations have protested outside parliament demanding answers from government over what they have termed as perpetual mismanagement of public resources. The protestors whose protest was given the go ahead by the minister of home affairs
2 months ago

It’s a K86.8 billion for 2019.

Margret Mwanakatwe Government has proposed to spend K86.8 billion or 28.9 percent of GDP in 2019, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has disclosed his budget speech. Presenting the proposed 2019 national budget to parliament which represents a percentage
2 months ago

ZRL targets US$ 23M revenue by end of 2018 – Linyama

The Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) has increased its revenue by 25 percent following the introduction of the Transport Statutory Instrument on heavy and bulk cargo. ZRL board chairperson Lubinda Linyama says his company has also increased the
2 months ago

Brett Kavanaugh: Republicans push for US Supreme Court vote

Republicans are pushing to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court on Friday, after hearing dramatic testimony from him and a woman accusing him of sexual assault. Brett Kavanaugh emphatically denied all allegations
2 months ago

NDC urges its members to join peaceful demo

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged its party functionaries in Lusaka to join the peaceful demonstration at parliament today by the civil society over government’s continued borrowing. NDC Secretary General Mwenya Musenge says the intention by
2 months ago

Maurizio Sarri: How Chelsea’s manager is transforming the club in his own image

Maurizio Sarri may only be six league games into his Chelsea tenure – and faces his biggest challenge yet when his side meet leaders Liverpool on Saturday – but he has already achieved a level of harmony
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Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon

A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it overshot the runway, say airport officials. Images circulating online showed the Air Niugini plane, from Papua New Guinea, sitting in
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Kamuti banks on Govt for more job creation

Commuters Rights Association of Zambia (CRAZ) President, Aaron Kamuti is hopeful that government will consider prioritizing the issue of job creation in the 2019 national budget. Mr. Kamuti tells QTV News that it is expected that the
2 months ago

AFCAC annual plenary deferred to December 2018.

The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) annual plenary during which Zambia was to assume the Presidency of the Commission has been deferred from September to December 2018. Civil aviation authority (CAA) Director General Gabriel Lesa says the
2 months ago

Make publishing of commission of inquiries reports mandatory, law makers urged-Harrington

Former Transport and Communications Minister William Harrington lawmakers to enact a law which will make it mandatory for the state to publish reports and recommendations of commissions of inquiry. Reacting to the extension of the mandate of
2 months ago

Adultery no longer a criminal offence in India

India’s top court has ruled adultery is no longer a crime, striking down a 158-year-old colonial-era law which it said treated women as male property. Previously any man who had sex with a married woman, without the
2 months ago

Stop bullying government on taxation, Mines told.

EAZ President Lubinda Habaazoka Economist Lubinda Habaazoka has told off mining companies to stop bullying government on taxation. Reacting to a statement by the Chamber of Mines in which they are seeking to increase loss carry over’s
2 months ago

Inexperienced driver kills tourist-Kapeso

A tourist cyclist from Scotland has died after being hit by a vehicle which was being driven by an inexperienced driver in Kalomo. Confirming the development in a statement, Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso says Kalomo
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward will miss one match after Champions League red card

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to play former club Manchester United next month after Uefa ruled he must serve only a one-match ban for his Champions League red card. The Portugal captain, 33, was sent
2 months ago

Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa’s executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The decision means Germany will stage
2 months ago

Zambia records a 13.3 percent increase tourists arrivals

Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda Government says the use of electronic tourism platforms has contributed to the increase in tourism inflows in the country in the recent years. In 2017 Zambia recorded 1,083,317 international tourist
2 months ago

Cop handed a six months jail sentence for corruption

ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono The Lusaka Magistrates Court has convicted a police officer and jailed him for six months with hard labour for corruption involving K5,000. Akayombokwa Siyomunji, 36,of farm no. 196 a mungwi road,