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Chitimukulu speaks on alliances

THE Chitimukulu of the Bemba says political parties should be level-headed and fair as they negotiate for alliances ahead of the August 11 general elections. He said there should be no doubt when going into alliances, which are inevitable in … read more »

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South Africa: President Zuma heckled in annual speech

Opposition members have disrupted South African President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation speech, with some politicians walking out of the joint session at parliament. Zuma had not yet stepped to the podium on Thursday when members of the … read more »

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Suppliers to sue Zambia’s mission in London over K4.1m debt

THE Zambian mission in London owes suppliers of goods and services K4,120,153, according to the Auditor General’s report of 2014. And the mission spent K1,131,890 meant for the Defence Attaché on administrative costs without their knowledge. The Auditor General stated … read more »

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ECZ justifies raised nomination fees

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says the high cost of undertaking an election has necessitated the raise in nomination fees for this year’s tripartite elections. Public relations manager Crispin Akufuna said in a press statement yesterday that the high … read more »

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DUAL CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION TO WAIT

The ministry of Home Affairs has said people applying for dual citizenship will not immediately be granted their request. Spokesperson Moses Suwali said following the amendment so the Constitution , there was need to first make changes to the Citizenship … read more »

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Delays to pay taxes affect treasury

THE Parliamentary Committee on Economic Affairs, Energy and Labour on Friday heard that delays by several institutions to pay tax on time is affecting smooth disbursement of approved budgets. Ministry of Finance permanent secretary for economic management and finance Ronald … read more »

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Pope Francis meeting thrills Lungu

PRESIDENT Lungu has described his three-day visit to Italy and the Vatican City as revealing and fruitful. He said here yesterday that he was humbled by his interaction with the Pope and tour of St Peter’s Basilica. President Lungu was … read more »

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Lungu puts foot down on CBU, UNZA closure

PRESIDENT Lungu says he will not be coerced into re-opening the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) because he wants the students to sober up first and stop pandering to the whims of opposition political parties. The … read more »

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Sampa’s DF banned

GOVERNMENT has deregistered the Democratic Front (DF) party because of ownership wrangles between founder Davies Chanda and former Matero member of Parliament (MP) Miles Sampa. Minister of Home Affairs Davies Mwila said at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that … read more »

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