‘Mining sector still attractive’

NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka A LATEST report by the Mining Investment and Governance Review (MInGov) says Zambia’s mining sector, governance and investment still remains an attractive investment destination owing to its favourable geology and political stability, among others. The report also says the country’s conflict-free status makes it more attractive to foreign direct investment (FDI), which

Maternal, child mortality rates

MWAPE MWENYA, CHONGWE INCIDENCES of maternal and child mortality rates have drastically reduced in Chongwe to about 40 percent from to 60 percent in the past two years, district hospital acting medical officer Mutinta Chilala has said. Dr Chilala has attributed the reduction to many mothers realising the importance of giving birth at health centres

Kwacha post gains, says experts

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka AFTER the announcement of the elections results on Monday afternoon, the Kwacha posted some gains against the United States (US) dollar and market activity is expected to further improve, financial market players say. The local unit is anticipated to trade in the range of K10.00 and K10.30 on the interbank in the

Ban Ki Moon, Carter congratulate Lungu

CHARLES CHISALA, Lusaka PRESIDENT-ELECT Edgar Lungu has continued receiving congratulatory messages from international organisations and globally-respected statesmen following his victory in the August 11 presidential election. Between Monday and yesterday, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former President of Tanzania Jakaya

Copper price hits weakest

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka COPPER price on the international market yesterday traded its weakest in a month due to a seasonal break in appetite for the commodity and unstable prospects from China, which is the major consumer of the commodity. The commodity, which is Zambia’s major export earner, is expected to trade at US$4,400 per tonne

Swearing in set for Aug 23

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka PRESIDENT-ELECT Edgar Lungu will be inaugurated next Tuesday, Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska has announced. Dr Msiska said in a statement yesterday that the ceremony will be held at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka where preparations have advanced. The inauguration will be held under provisions of Article 105 of the

Ceasefire, UPND tells members

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka THE United Party for National Development (UPND) says it will not protect any of its members engaging in political violence. UPND deputy spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo has urged party supporters to refrain from using violence to express their grievances following the party’s defeat in the August 11 general elections. Several UPND cadres in
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