Monthly Archives: March 2012

External factors put pressure on Kwacha

STANDARD Chartered Bank Plc (SCB) says the Kwacha will remain weak on short term due to external factors in Nigeria, Kenya and the post-debt crisis in the Eurozone. The bank has also said the issuance of the US$700 million euro … read more »

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‘Dead’ baby comes back to life

A TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD father of twins was on Wednesday astounded when two hours after the hospital had certified one of his newly-born babies dead, he discovered that the infant was still breathing and crying just as it was about to be … read more »

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Kitwe boy dies at Chamboli cemetery

A youth of Kitwe’s Chamboli Township on Thursday died on the spot when he was involved in an accident that happened at Chamboli cemetery. Police and Family relatives in Kitwe confirmed that the youth died on the spot when the … read more »

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High food prices push inflation up to 6.6%

ZAMBIA’s inflation rate has increased to 6.4 per cent from last month’s six per cent, driven by mainly high food and non-alcoholic beverage prices while, the economy grew by 6.6 per cent at the end of 2011, the Central Statistical … read more »

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Lozi should learn from Sudan conflict which claimed million of lives, Senior Chief Mukuni

Chief Mukuni of the Toka-Leya says the people of western Province have resolved to secede from Zambia because they have not been treated well by successive governments. The traditional leader has however noted that the route that the people of … read more »

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President Sata arrives back in the country

A Jovial and fit looking President Michael Sata has arrived back in the country from his week long private visit to India which has been a subject of speculation. The presidential Jet touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International airport at … read more »

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Former vice-president George Kunda in Intensive Care Unit

FORMER vice president George Kunda has been admitted at the University Teaching Hospital. And UTH director Dr Lackson Kasonka confirmed that Kunda was admitted overnight on Tuesday, but could not disclose what the former vice president was suffering from. Sources … read more »

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11 die in road horror, mostly school leavers

By JOSEPH BANDA ELEVEN people died yesterday in a road traffic accident on Mansa-Nchelenge Road. The accident happened when a mini-bus carrying mostly school leavers who were rushing for interviews at Mansa General Hospital School of nursing collided with an … read more »

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Bill Gates pledges to finance malaria, HIV fight

WORLD renowned Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates is visiting Zambia with a pledge to finance HIV, malaria and child vaccination programmes. Mr Gates, who is chairperson of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said Zambia was expected to have a … read more »

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