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The embattled Zambian Railways board has been dissolved and Minister of Transport Christopher Yaluma has announced that today’s press briefing had no blessing of government. Yaluma said Sunday, April 21, 2013 that the board was dissolved last week on Thursday following differences that has rocked the corporation. He said government will set up another board. The board was […]

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A WAR of words is raging between Zambia Railways Limited chief executive officer Clive Chirwa and the board members following allegations and counter-allegations of impropriety and corruption at the company. Five members of the board, who are not Government employees, have rebutted claims that they were demanding K500 million sitting allowance. The board members, Mark […]

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President Michael Sata said he is sceptical about enhancing development in Western province because if he did, the opposition political parties would be claiming to be responsible for that development. And President Sata who was in Western province on Friday, April 19, 2013 has ordered Minister of Energy to immediate ensure that Shang’ombo district is connected to the […]

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President Michael Sata this morning refused to symbolically perform the ground breaking ceremony at the site where the ultra modern stadium in Mongu is to be constructed. Mr Sata boycotted to ‘break the ground’ because there was no mattock which he should have used to perform the symbolic activity. He left the site where the […]

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The Minister of Finance, Alexander Chikwanda, has began a series of meetings at the on-going 2013 IMF/World Bank Spring meetings and chaired the first session of the Africa Group 1 Constituency DC representative meeting. The Africa Group 1 constituency comprises African countries from sub-Sahara Africa whose objective is to map out the developmental agenda plan […]

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By Our Correspondent Scratching my head. Are these numbers correct or not? Please let us analyse these salaries. Help this villager. Are these numbers factual or are just made up? With the latest appointments, expenditure on government ministers alone compared to that of MMD is estimated as follows. THE MMD GOVERNMENT (2008) Ministers: … 75,117,124 […]

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South Africa has approved $100 million in budgetary support to cash-strapped Zimbabwe, helping plug a gap in its finances ahead of elections expected in the second half of the year, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Monday. Zimbabwe’s economy has been on the mend since President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai agreed to […]

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By Richard Daniels Africa is by far the world’s poorest inhabited continent. Though parts of the continent have made significant gains over the last few years. The decolonization of Africa was fraught with instability aggravated by cold war conflict. Since the mid-20th century, the Cold War and increased corruption and despotism have als…o contributed to Africa’s […]

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The Government of Japan announced a donation of USD 3 million to support the Government of Zambia and the UN Refugee Agency’s 2013 refugee operations in Zambia.  Ambassador of Japan to Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Akio Egawa announced the donation in the Zambian capital, Lusaka and said that his government was pleased to be associated […]

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AFTER a one week marathon tour of duty in China that saw him sign several multi-billion Kwacha development agreements expected to create jobs and reduce poverty, President Sata yesterday arrived back home to a warm welcome. Mr Sata, who had several rounds of high level talks with China’s new President Xi Jinping, including the business […]

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