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President Sata sends a message of condolences for the Hugo Chavez

President Michael Sata has sent a message of condolences to the Acting President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicola Maduro Moros over the death of His Excellence Hugo Chavez. President Sata said he learnt with great sadness the untimely death … read more »

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Zambia Railway Limited float tenders to supply the materials, track equipment and tools

THE Zambia Railway Limited (ZRL) has floated a tender to invite bidder to supply materials and machinery for the company to commence rehabilitation of railway infrastructure. This follows the disbursement of US$120 million by Government to the company to help … read more »

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Zambia Railways rehabilitation to unlock mineral resource potential

STANDARD Bank says the allocation of US$ 120 million to Zambia Railway Limited (ZRL) to rehabilitate its infrastructure and railway network will form the catalyst for Africa’s ability to unlock bulk mineral resource potential. The bank notes that with the … read more »

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China pledge more investments into Zambia

CHINA has pledged more investments into Zambia, especially in telecommunications, infrastructure and mining sectors. And Standard Chartered Bank managing director Mizinga Melu said Africa-China Trade has risen tenfold in less than a decade. Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxiao said … read more »

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Plans to modernize Zambia railway infrastructure approved

Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) has announced its new management board which plans to modernize railway infrastructure as part of its master-plan to be implemented in the next year three years. The board is headed by former Taskforce chairperson Mark Chona … read more »

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Chikwanda happy with Lusaka MFEZ gains

FINANCE Minister Alexander Chikwanda is pleased with the progress at the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) as it will help improve the economy and reduce poverty. Mr Chikwanda said expressions of interest by companies such as Zambian Breweries to … read more »

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Contractors disappoint minister

EDUCATION Deputy Minister Neverlyn Wilombe has bemoaned the lack of seriousness by some Zambian contractors to deliver quality services when awarded contracts in infrastructure development. Professor Wilombe said for a long time, some local contractors had been failing to implement … read more »

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Leaving the farm: Africa’s rapid urbanisation

So says Standard Bank analyst Simon Freemantle in a recent research report on urbanisation in the continent. It is estimated that around 40% of Africans currently live in urban areas, making Africa more urbanised than India, and slightly less urbanised … read more »

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Zambia, Turkey can increase trade — RB

By Times Reporter PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has said Zambia and Turkey have a lot of potential for increased trade. Mr Banda said yesterday, at a Turkish Trade and Investment Forum in Istanbul, that although the level of trade and investment … read more »

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