Daily Archives: Apr 10, 2012

K2 trillion lost, Frank Mutubila sworn-in as ambassador to Italy

The Commission of Inquiry constituted to investigate the operations of the Energy Regulation Board and the procurement of crude oil has revealed that from 2007 to 2011 the country lost about K2 trillion through acts of malpractices in the procurement … read more »

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Zambia: Decongest prisons says Judge

Zumani Katasefa [wide] [/wide]Kitwe high court judge Roydah Kaoma has urged prison authorities in the country to put up measures that would see to it prisons in the country are decongested. Speaking today (Tuesday) during the official opening of criminal … read more »

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Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) is not supporting secession

THE Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) has said the party will not support calls for secession of Western Province from the rest of Zambia over the Barotse Agreement (BA). ADD Copperbelt chairperson, Joseph Phiri said in a statement yesterday … read more »

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S&P maintains Zambia B+ rating

Lusaka – Rating agency, Standard and Poor (S&P), has maintained the B+ rating for Zambia’s sovereign credit. The agency, which was recently in Zambia to evaluate the country’s performance, stated that Zambia’s economic forecast for 2012 is stable and looks … read more »

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Zambia should remain a unitary state – Letter to Editor

By Joseph Sondashi Allow me to express my thoughts on the issue of Barotse. It is heartening by the hitch the calls for secession have hit bearing that Zambia should remain a unitary state. There are grave consequences of allowing … read more »

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Zambia 10 top stories making headlines-10/4/2012

1. Die hard MMD youth wing alleges that billions of Kwacha raised for the MMD election campaign last year has been swindled by high-ranking party officials. 2. MMD Presidential aspirant Dr Nevers Mumba loses a laptop and cash when unknown … read more »

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Spectacularly, ZANU-PF PR machine Fights Mugabe Death Rumours on Twitter

Last evening, reports emerged claiming that the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (88) is “fighting for his life” in a Singapore hospital. The rumours were received with excitement both in Africa and Western media. The social media, Facebook, is also enjoying … read more »

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More tourists visiting Zambia – ZTB

[wide][/wide]THE Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) has said 906,417 tourists visited the country in 2011 compared to 815,000 arrivals recorded in 2010. The tourism board will this year spend about K9.8 billion on marketing aimed at attracting local and foreign tourists … read more »

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Mopani Mine spends $844m on suppliers, mostly locals

MOPANI Copper Mines spent US$844 million on suppliers in 2011 and the bulk of the contracts went to local vendors in Kitwe and Mufulira towns, which host the mining giant’s operations in Zambia. Chief executive officer (CEO) Danny Callow said … read more »

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