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Lungu gets kudos over recruitment of medical personnel

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has commended President Edgar Lungu for authorizing the Ministry of Health to recruit 400 medical doctors and 3,000 paramedics to help in combating the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19. The commission has also commended...

One Death of COVID-19 case recorded in Zambia, three new cases detected

Zambia has recorded its first death from the Coronavirus, with 3 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the number to 39. Speaking during the COVID-19 press briefing today, Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya said the victim died around 02...

ZRA Tax Compliance Visits to Media Houses Worries Stakeholders

The decision by the Zambia Revenue Authority to commence Tax Compliance visits at media houses has worried some stakeholders. On Monday, ZRA through its Acting Director-Investigations Catherine Chilambe had written to a number of radio stations including ZNBC, Daily Mail,...

Zambia is better off immediately defaulting on external debt-Sean Tembo

Patriots for Economic progress Leader Sean Tembo says Zambia is better off immediately defaulting on external debt in order to preserve some capacity for the country to meet its domestic debt obligations as and when they fall due. Mr...

No New COVID-19 Case Reported in the last 24 hours in Zambia-Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that Zambia has not recorded a new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours. During the twelfth COVID-19 update Wednesday afternoon Dr Chilufya said no new case has been recorded out of the...

Zambia asks proposals from banks on how to postpone its debt repayments

The Zambian government has asked banks for proposals on reorganizing as much as $11.2 billion of foreign debt as its debt-service costs rise and metal prices plunge, hurting its economy. The country “intends to implement a liability management of its...

Prime TV drags Government to Court over severance of business relations

Prime Television Zambia has dragged the Zambian Government, Top Star Communications Company Limited and Multi Choice Zambia Limited to court over commercial relations which Government decided to severe. In a petition filed on 31st March 2020 by LCK Chambers...

CEC-ZESCO deal expires tonight, ZESCO to take over the supply of electricity on the Copperbelt

The long standing business relationship between the Copperbelt Energy Corporation and ZESCO comes to an end tonight after the expiry of the Bulk Supply Agreement. Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa confirmed that the deal through CEC was suppling bulk electricity to...

Lusaka Commercial sex worker among those infected with Covid-19 as Doctor tests positive

A commercial sex worker based in Lusaka is one of those that have tested positive for Coronavirus after she slept with a South African national who visited Zambia two weeks ago. The sex worker whose names have been withheld is...

Chibamba urges caution over Covid-19 total lockdown

Economist Chibamba Kanyama has urged Zambians to prepare for hard times ahead in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. Mr Kanyama said government should manage the impending lockdown which many people are proposing carefully. He said pictures coming from South Africa of...

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2020 Labour Day gatherings cancelled

The government has announced the cancellation of gatherings for Labour Day events at national, provincial and district levels. Minister of...

Let’s support Lungu in fighting COVID-19-Lusambo

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has called on Zambians to continue rallying behind President Edgar Lungu as the country intensifies its battle against the...

WHO concerned about Africa as COVID-19 cases accelerate across the continent

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not...

Barotse Royal Establishment appeals to people in Western Province to adhere to the preventive measures outlined against COVID-19

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has appealed to the people in Western Province to be deliberate and adhere to the preventive measures outlined...

ZACCI proposes buy, sell local during lockdowns

The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has advised government to consider supporting import substitution measures by giving markets the priority to buy...
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