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Posts published in “Day: June 18, 2013

Zambia Opposition Demands Inquiry Into Violent Attacks

[VOA]Zambian opposition parties are calling for an independent investigation into violence allegedly carried out by a militia group affiliated with President Michael Sata's ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Audit Report Cites ECZ

[Times of Zambia]THE latest Auditor-General's report has placed the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) in the spotlight for alleged financial irregularity in a contract involving Universal Print Group (UPG) of South Africa.

ZRL Boss Chirwa Dropped

[Times of Zambia]EMBATTLED Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) chief executive officer Clive Chirwa has been retired in national interest.

22 Nabbed in Bus Driver Protest

[Times of Zambia]MULTITUDES of commuters in Lusaka were yesterday morning stranded as bus drivers refused to operate in protest against alleged harassment by road traffic police officers.

PF ‘Ll Scoop Feira – Scott

[Times of Zambia]VICE-President Guy Scott has said the Patriotic Front (PF) will genuinely win Thursday's Feira by-election in Luangwa and has distanced the party from electoral malpractices.

Parley Resumes Sitting

[Times of Zambia]AFTER four months of recess, the Second Session of the Eleventh National Assembly resumes sitting today with new lawmakers coming on board following three by-elections conducted in Lukulu West, Livingstone Central and Kapiri Mposhi con...

DBZ Approves KR95 Million SMEs Loan Requests

[Times of Zambia]THE Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) has approved KR95 million worth of loan applications for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from the proceeds of the Euro Bond.

Only Five Per Cent Old Currency Still in Circulation

[Times of Zambia]The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has said only five per cent of the old currency is remaining in circulation and has set July 1, 2013 as deadline for the use of old Kwacha.

Stanbic Pledges to Help Boost Economy

[Times of Zambia]STANBIC Bank Plc has pledged to work closely with Government through the Central Bank so that it can also contribute to the development of the Zambian economy.

PMRC Endorses New Health Act

[Times of Zambia]THE new national health act passed recently in parliament will encourage research and further regulate the industry which has been perceived to be invaded by illegal drugs.

Palestine Hails Sata

[Times of Zambia]PALESTINE has hailed President Michael Sata and Zambia for the warm relations between the two countries.

Two Drown in Solwezi

[Times of Zambia]TWO men in Solwezi in North-Western Province on Sunday drowned in the Solwezi River during a swimming exercise.

Girls Narrate Baby Killing Ordeal

[Times of Zambia]TWO girls aged seven and 10 years have narrated before a Kabwe High Court how a man of Chisamba District allegedly brutally murdered a two-year-old baby by throwing it to the ground and repeatedly stepping on it.

FRA Suspends Maize Purchase

[Times of Zambia]THE maize purchasing exercise by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has been suspended due to high moisture content, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Bob Sichinga has said.

New SME Bank to Create 400,000 Jobs

[Times of Zambia]The creation of a small and medium enterprise( SME) bank is expected to roll out more than 400,000 jobs countrywide and will also provide the first ever collateral free credit facility to the sector, Prime Data Consult chief executive ...

Serenje Woman Kills, Cooks Own Baby

[Times of Zambia]A SERENJE woman has killed and cooked her two-month-old baby in yet another shocking incident in a space of two weeks in the same district.

Appiah Confident of Qualification

[Times of Zambia]GHANA coach, Kwesi Appiah is confident that his Black Stars are on course for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup finals after collecting maximum points off Sudan and Lesotho to go top of Group D.

Soldier On, Sudanese Envoy Urges Zambia

[Times of Zambia]SUDANESE Ambassador to Zambia, Mohammed Isa Edam has urged the Zambia soccer team not to lose hope in their quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals slated for Brazil despite suffering a setback.