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ZAMBIA PLEDGES TO ASSIST MALAWI, ZIM

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia has a responsibility to assist neighbouring countries that have been affected by cyclone Idai. President Lungu said plans are being assessed on how best to assist Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Speaking when he arrived at Chipata Airport today on a three-day working visit, President Lungu urged Zambians to be prudent…

SQUABBLES ENGULF TOBACCO INDUSTRY

The Small-scale Tobacco Farmers Association of Zambia is concerned with wrangles obtaining in the industry. Association interim chairperson Rodgers Phiri says there is need for stakeholders to reach a consensus on several issues affecting the industry. Mr Phiri says small scale farmers feel side-lined now as they are not consulted when major decisions are made.…

GOVT PLEDGES SUPPORT TO SMALL-SCALE MINERS

Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development Permanent Secretary Paul Chanda says government will empower communities with capital to buy equipment for mining operations. Mr Chanda said this when he inspected some small-scale mines in Vubwi district of Eastern Province. He said government wants to see local people take ownership of minerals in their areas. And…

MAN STABS EX-WIFE

A 20-year-old woman of Isoka District in Muchinga Province is admitted at Chinsali District Hospital after her former husband stabbed her in the stomach leaving her intestines in the open. Namukonda Kanyembo of Kawenga Village was stabbed with a knife last night around 20:00 hours by Sunday Siwale of Katonga Village. Muchinga Province Police Commissioner…

New Zealand to ban military style weapons

New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a lone gunman. Ms Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11…

UPND wants contents of approved ATI Bill published

The Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says government in particular the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services should publicize the content of the approved Access to Information Bill before it is taken to Parliament. UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says this will enable members of the public to scrutinize the Bill before it is…