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Posts published in “Day: September 27, 2012

Equity Firm Named Best Developer in Africa

[Capital FM]Private equity firm Actis has been named "Best Developer in Africa" by international finance magazine Euromoney, in the 8th annual global Euromoney Real Estate Survey.

‘Financial Inclusion for Women Critical’

[Times of Zambia]FINANCIAL inclusion among women entrepreneurs is critical for achieving inclusive growth and poverty reduction in the country, Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Deputy Governor administration Tukiya Mabula has said.

New Mines Law Coming

[Times of Zambia]THE Government is working on a legal framework that will compel all mining companies operating in Zambia to disclose their production capacity and all material payments they make to the Government.

Let’s Involve Children in Graft Fight

[Times of Zambia]FEATURING on a live Radio Breeze FM programme in Chipata, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director general Rosewin Wandi touched on a critical aspect of involving children in the fight against corruption.

Banda, Locci Case Back to Magistrate’s Court

[Times of Zambia]THE Lusaka High Court has referred back to the subordinate court, a matter in which former President Rupiah Banda's son, Andrew Banda and his co-accused Fratelli Locci, director at an Italian construction company, are charged with corr...

Govt’s Plans for Taxes, China & Banks

[This is Africa]"It's difficult to do ratings on countries. It's a matter of judgement, much more than just picking up all the stories going round."

Minimum Wage Hits Food Prices

[IRIN]Lusaka -The euphoria that greeted the government's imposition of minimum wage increases has quickly soured, with prices of food and other essential commodities escalating as higher wage costs are passed onto consumers.

NSITF Registers 1,020 Employers

[This Day]The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Alhaji Munir Abubakar, has disclosed that 1,020 employers have been registered by the organisation despite the difficulties facing it.

President Zuma Sends Special Envoy to Kaunda Funeral

[SA Govt]President Jacob Zuma is to send the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, to Zambia as his special envoy to attend the funeral of former Zambian First Lady, Mrs Betty Kaunda, wife of former President Kenneth Kaunda.

BOZ Cautions Over Rebased Currency

[Times of Zambia]THE Bank of Zambia (BOZ) has cautioned Zambians against using the K100 note now in circulation next year when the rebased currency is introduced.

FAZ to Chatter Flight for Uganda Game

[Times of Zambia]THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is in talks with Government and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to charter a plane to ferry the African Champions into Kampala for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda on October 13.

Sata, Ban Confer

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday held a closed-door meeting with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

MMD MPs Walk Out of Parliament

[Times of Zambia]OPPOSITION MMD Members of Parliament (MPs) led by their party vice-president for politics Michael Kaingu yesterday walked out of Parliament alleging that they are being restricted to debate.

UN Joins in Mourning Mama Betty

[Times of Zambia]THE United Nations (UN) has joined Zambia in mourning the late former First Lady Mama Betty Kaunda while Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth has extolled Mrs Kaunda for her role in the Commonwealth.

Focus On Empowerment, Not Handouts – Tsvangirai

[Times of Zambia]ANY food assistance rendered to Africa must move away from handouts to real empowerment to address the issue of productivity on the continent, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said.

Warning Over Zambezi Dams

[IRIN]Johannesburg -The massive hydropower dams built on the Zambezi River, the largest river system in Southern Africa, not only supply power to major economies in the region but also help mitigate annual floods. But as electricity demands grow and ri...

Zambezi River Epic Trek : Lemon Reaches Sinazongwe

[Times of Zambia]DAVID Lemon, the British Zimbabwean who is walking the entire length of the Zambezi River, is now in Sinazongwe, a remote town on the southern banks of Lake Kariba.

Princess Royal to Visit Commonwealth Youth Centre in Zambia

[Commonwealth]Anne, the Princess Royal, will visit the Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa in Lusaka, Zambia, on 27 September 2012 as part of her four-day official visit to the country to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Quee...

End Civil Strife – Sata

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata has charged that humanity has again been embarrassed by the continued indiscriminate killings of innocent civilians in countries such as Syria and other trouble-torn spots in Africa.

Mama Betty to Be Interred Tomorrow

[Times of Zambia]CABINET Office has announced that the funeral programme of Mama Betty Kaunda who will be put to rest tomorrow will start at 08:30 hours when mourners will gather at the funeral house behind State Lodge Police Camp.