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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

The BBC is reporting that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Mr. Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including temperature and cough and will now self-isolate in No 10 but will...

The government will confiscate overpriced mealie meal from traders, warns Bowman Lusambo

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has warned that the government will confiscate mealie meal from traders selling the commodity beyond the recommended price of K136. Mr Lusambo said all mealie meal produced by millers who are on government tripartite list...

Over 1000 trucks carrying Congolese cargo are marooned in Chililabombwe

Over 1000 trucks carrying Congolese cargo are marooned in Chililabombwe and Chingola after the Congolese government closed their side of the border, opposition Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has disclosed. Mr Sinkamba who toured the Kasumbalesa Boarder and Chingola has...

COVID to cut Zambia’s GDP growth to 2% as Government announces measures to provide relief to businesses

Finance Minister Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu has revised Zambia’s economic growth for 2020 to 2 percent. He announced during a news briefing that because of Covid19, growth is now projected to be lower at around 2 percent despite the anticipated significant...

President Lungu should pardon inmates convicted on minor crimes to decongest correctional facilities

The People’s Alliance for Change has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to consider pardoning inmates that have committed minor crimes and do not pose huge danger to society in an effort to decongest correctional facilities in the wake of...

The Zambian Government needs to move fast on Economics of Covid-19-HH

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says the Zambian Government needs to move fast on Economics of Covid-19. Mr Hichilema says the first round of World Bank Covid response has gone without Zambia submitting an expression of interest which should not be...

Government considering suspending funding to C400 road rehabilitation Projects

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Hon Vincent Mwale says government remains committed to funding the C400 road rehabilitation and construction project on the Copperbelt. The Minister says the Ministry of Finance is seriously considering ways and means of funding the...

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute condemns Sangwa’s ban

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has condemned the persecution and disbarment of prominent Zambian Constitutional lawyer John Sangwa SC, on 13 March 2020. The International Bar Association is the global voice of the legal profession and the...

Huawei donates Intelligent Temperature Measurement Equipment to help fight Corona Virus

Huawei Technologies Zambia has donated Intelligent Temperature Measurement Equipment for Access Control worth K500,000 to the Ministry of Health. Speaking during a briefing held in Lusaka, Huawei Technologies Managing Director, Anthony Yu said national health is everyone’s concern and the...

President Lungu holds special Cabinet Meeting, weddings and funerals to be limited to 50 people

President Edgar Lungu this morning held a special Cabinet meeting with a selected group of cabinet ministers at State House. The special Cabinet meeting was held to get an update on the impact of the Covid-19. And Cabinet has resolved to...

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HH wants Correctional facilities and Police Cells decongested in the wake of COVID-19

UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Chief Justice, the Director of Public...
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Effects of COVID-19 Disease on the Zambian Mining Industry

By Webby Banda CTPD-Senior Researcher (Extractives) The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has observed that Mineral commodity prices have plummeted in recent days...

The People of Serenje have rejected Bill 10 – MMD Official Tells Off Nakachinda

Opposition New Hope Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in Serenje district have said that the people in the district have rejected the Bill 10. The...

Only adds one more case to its COVID-19 numbers, only one patient is severely ill

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Kalusha Bwalya’s Lawyers say that his appeal is still being considered

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