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ZAMBIA HOSTS 76,000 REFUGEES

Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji says Zambia has maintained an open-door asylum policy that allows refuges to live among citizens. Mr. Malanji says Zambia is currently hosting over 76,000 refugees. He notes that Zambia’s commitment and policy to sheltering refugees and internally-displaced-persons has remained intact for over fifty years as the country has continued to…

NFRA TOLD TO COLLECT K2BN IN TOLLS

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has challenged the National Road Fund Agency -NRFA- to collect two billion Kwacha revenue from Toll Plazas this year. This is against NFRA’s projection to collect one billion Kwacha revenue. Mrs. Mwanakatwe says the contributions of toll fees to the maintenance of roads in the country will be enhanced if NFRA…

Man arrested for Killing Brother over Mangoes

A 42-year-man of Kasama has been arrested for allegedly murdering his 34-year-old young brother following a dispute over mangoes. The suspect, identified as Oliver Mulenga, allegedly hacked his younger brother using an axe after he (the deceased) plucked some mangoes from the suspect’s tree. Police deputy spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident happened on Wednesday…

Mushimba Steps up Drive to Empower Small Scale Farmers in Kankoyo

Kankoyo Member of Parliament Brian Mushimba has continued with his quest to empower communities in his Constituency through the creation and support to cooperatives. Upon winning the parliamentary seat in 2016, Mushimba, who is also transport and communications minister, spearheaded the formation of cooperatives for smallholder farmers. So far, 65 cooperatives have received K2,000 each…

Abebe is Zambia Airways CEO

The Zambia Airways Board has appointed Bruk Endeshaw Abebe as the airline’s chief executive officer. The decision was made yesterday during the Airline’s inaugural board meeting where other decisions of the national airline were made. In a statement issued today, Abebe has 24 years experience in the aviation industry and is currently Ethiopian Airlines’ Director…

MINE ACCIDENT KILLS 3 MINERS

Three miners have died at Mopani’s Mindola mine Shaft in Kitwe while one is battling for his life in Wusakile Mine hospital after an accident. The three suffocated while working underground after a loader caught fire. Mopani chief executive officer Chris Vermeulen identified the deceased as Ray Mungo, 32, Bathlomew Mwamba, 30 and Tom Kamanga…

“DRY SPELL THREAT TO FOOD SECURITY”

Minister in the Office of the Vice President Sylvia Chalikosa says the dry spell which has hit some parts of Western Province will affect food security in the region. Ms. Chalikosa has since called for a quick identification of households which have been affected. She was speaking after touring fields whose crops have dried in…
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