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Zambian Catholic priest Fr. Paul Samasumo elected SIGNIS World Vice President

Zambia’s Father Paul Samasumo has been elected as one of the two SIGNIS World Vice Presidents for the period 2017 – 2021. The Italy-based Fr. Samasumo who is head of Vatican Radio’s English Africa and Ki-Swahili Services becomes the first African to hold one of the top three positions in the worldwide association for Catholic […]

UPND demands puplic apology from Speaker Matibini

UPND Parliamentary Chief Whip Garry Nkombo says Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini must render a public and written apology to Namwala Member of Parliament Moono Lubezhi for wrongly including her on the list of those he suspended for 30 days, reports News Diggers! On June 13, 2017, Speaker Matibini suspended 48 opposition […]

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Govt lying about Zambia’s external debt – Economist

Economist Trevor Simumba has charged that government is not being truthful about Zambia’s current external debt, claiming it is more than the $7. 2 billion announced by Finance minister Felix Mutati. Recently, Mutati caused controversy after he told Parliament in a State of The Economy Address that the country’s external debt stock had risen from […]

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Ex-Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies

Botswana’s former President Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91, the country’s government has announced. Sir Ketumile, who led Botswana for 18 years from 1980, has been praised for cementing stability in the country and laying the foundations for its economic success, the AFP news agency reports. He also got involved in trying to […]

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“After getting pregnant, you are done!” Magufuli tells Tanzanian schoolgirls

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said that under his presidency schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth, reports the BBC. The president was speaking at a public rally in Chalinze town, about 100km west of the main city Dar es Salaam. “After calculating some few mathematics […]

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Comment: Zambian farmers need to utilize Financial Institutions

By Chipindi Caleb Fundanga Zambians as nationals overall have not begun to fully utilize the financial instruments being offered to them by commercial banks and other financial institutions. The repercussions of this is the average Zambian who can expand their come fails to live up to heir full capacity. A major tool that has not […]

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African leaders and 4,200 midwives unite to save a million lives per year

The International Confederation of Midwives and former Tanzanian President, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete have united health leaders at a high-level health forum to address the global state of midwifery. Skilled and educated midwives can provide 87% of essential healthcare needed during pregnancy and following birth – even in low resource settings. It is estimated that through […]

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The two-day Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa, showing impressive growth year on year, proving its value through initiating business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential. Bringing together South Africa’s leading manufacturing stakeholders from both public and private sectors in the host City of Ekurhuleni, gives delegates […]

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Govt happy with Lafarge orperations

Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe has commended Lafarge Zambia for its continued cooperation with government and implored the company to identify new infrastructure development programs in Lusaka where further partnerships with Government could be developed. Mwakalombe said this when he made a familiarization tour of Lafarge Zambia’s Chilanga Plant on Wednesday. The Minister was accompanied […]

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Stanbic launches index on business conditions in Zambia

Stanbic Bank Zambia has launched the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a monthly survey of business conditions prevailing in the country. Zambia is among several sub-Saharan countries in which Stanbic will sponsor the development and delivery of the PMI. Other countries include Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Mozambique. In Zambia, the index will be released for the […]

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