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Freedom of being healthy

LAST week we celebrated Africa Freedom day. It was a leisurely Wednesday and a tempting time to get into long-winded arguments. I found myself in one of those philosophical discussions on whether Africa was in fact free. The argument rose in its tempo and tempers flared. Finally the ‘warring’ parties squared off on a truce,

Hand hoe cannot end poverty

By STEPHEN KAPAMBWE - FOR many generations, small-scale farmers have produced an estimated 90 per cent of Zambia’s food requirements using the hoe, and for generations, the country has failed to fully exploit its agriculture potential. But as population grows and with rising climate change challenges putting pressure on yields, it has become inevitable to

Govt keen to address energy deficit — Siliya

By MILDRED KATONGO - Government has reiterated its commitment to exploring other means of sourcing energy to cushion the power deficit. Focus will continue in the area of hydro, solar, wind, geothermal and biomass. Energy Minister Dora Siliya said the Government would hold a meeting with Zambian energy promoters and the African Development Bank (AfDB)

5,000 people missing from voters’ register

By JAMES KUNDA - MORE than 5,000 newly-registered voters in 12 districts are reportedly missing from the 2016 provisional voters’ register which was opened to public scrutiny from May 15 to 25, this year. Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) public relations officer Cris Akufuna said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that an estimated 5,600
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