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Posts published in December 2011

2011 Inflation Rate Closes At 7.2 Per Cent

Times of Zambia (Ndola)-ZAMBIA's inflation rate for 2011 closed impressively at 7.2 per cent, almost hitting the seven per cent year-end target which was set in this year's National Budget.

Njobvu Out of AFCON Squad

Times of Zambia (Ndola)-ZAMBIA'S preparations for the Orange African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals have been dealt another blow after Israel-based midfielder William Njobvu became the latest casualty to be ruled out of the competition due to injury.

Sampa Courts Souththern Province Leaders

Times of Zambia (Ndola)-SOUTHERN Province Minister Miles Sampa has pledged to work closely with all traditional leaders and Members of Parliament (MPs) in the province to foster development.

Blood in the Closet Discovered At Lusaka Playhouse

MORE than two decades ago, when a woman dumped her baby in a pit latrine because she could not sustain and afford parentage, faced family rejection due to the same and the man responsible denies responsibility, but the blood hidden in the closet for 23...

People Must be Cautious During New Year Eve Celebrations

Times of Zambia (Ndola)-TOMORROW is new year's eve and as expected, thousands of people will throw caution to the wind as they engage in all kinds of celebrations to mark their anticipated entry into the new year.

Police Intercepted 16 Bicycles – Witness

A WITNESS yesterday told a Lusaka Magistrate's Court that police intercepted 16 bicycles which were being ferried to the MMD secretariat from former Mines Minister Maxwell Mwale's Makeni house.

Women Soccer Team Preparations Hit Setback

THE Zambia women soccer team preparations for the January 15 Africa Cup qualifier against Malawi set for Nkoloma Stadium has suffered a setback following the illness of three players with suspected malaria.

Minister Puts Footdown On Ichimpe Mine

ICHIMPE mine in Kalulushi, will only be allowed to resume works upon the submission of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Mines and Natural Resources Minister Wilbur Simuusa has said.

Call to Make Insurance Mandatory

DIAMOND General Insurance, a local general insurance company, has called for the introduction of mandatory fire insurance in the country to protect property.

Ex-Cricket Bosses Appear in Court

FORMER Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) president, Andrew Shawa yesterday appeared in the Lusaka Magistrate's Court in a matter in which he and his co-accused Ketankumar Naik, are facing charges of money laundering and theft.

EITI Unveils Measures to Improve

THE Zambia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) council has put in place measures to minimise discrepancies in the second reconciliation report based on the 2009 audited accounts.

Europe Got a ‘Crush’ On Mayuka

MORE foreign teams are reported to be on the heels of Zambian striker, Emmanuel Mayuka who has attracted interest from a number of European soccer teams among them French sides Olympique de Marseille and LOSC Lille.

Investor Calls for Strategic Tourism Plan

THE Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) has been advised to urgently come up with a strategic marketing plan that would lead to sustainable and good performance of Zambia's tourism.

CEEC Inertia Hurts Honey Production

THE failure by the Citizens Empowerment Commission (CEEC) to disburse K1.3 billion to North-Western Bee Products (NWBP) for the expansion programme, has seriously affected the targeted 20,000 tonne production target for 2011.

Janny Sikazwe to Referee At AFCON

Times of Zambia (Ndola)-THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Zambian FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe to be among the elite panel of referees to officiate at next month's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Mufulira Records More Typhoid Cases

SOME samples taken from people who recently suffered from diarrhoea in Mufulira have shown that they contracted typhoid as the number of cases attended to rose to more than 800.