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Posts published in “Day: August 20, 2013

African Mine Vision – AU Members Need Support

[Times of Zambia]DELEGATES to the 14th strategy and review meeting of the African initiative on Mining, Environment and society (AIMES) have acknowledged the need to support member States of the African Union in implementing the African Mining Vision (...

State to Fund Cicetekelo Hospice

[Times of Zambia]CICETEKELO Hospice in Ndola will start receiving funding from Government in next year's Budget, Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) spokesperson Yorum Siame has disclosed.

Two Plead Not Guilty to Drug Trafficking

[Times of Zambia]A LUSAKA-BASED civil rights activist Brebner Changala and his sister yesterday appeared in the magistrate's court and pleaded not guilty to trafficking in psychotropic substances and narcotic drugs.

Nation in 15,000 Tonnes Rice Deficit

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA will this year face a rice deficit of 15,000 tonnes against the national requirements of more than 62,000 tonnes due to poor yields, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) report has revealed.

Closure of Learning Institutions Saddening

[Times of Zambia]CLOSURES of institutions of higher learning as a result of riots or demonstrations by students due to disputes seem to be becoming the order of the day.

Mpezeni Calls for Strong Zambia, Malawi Ties

[Times of Zambia]PARAMOUNT Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people in Eastern Province has called for improved cooperation between Zambia and Malawi.

FQM U.S. Copper Production

[Times of Zambia]FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) has increased copper production by 44 per cent in the last one year, the company's report for the second quarter of 2013 has said.

Yaluma Extols Catholics

[Times of Zambia]MINES, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has hailed the Catholic Church for supplementing Government's social-economic programmes tailored to promote and strengthen unity in Zambia.

Standard Bank Records 27 Percent Growth

[Times of Zambia]THE Standard Bank Group's investment in key African countries has helped to grow its business and deliver value to the clients, joint chief executive officer of the Standard Ben Kruger has said.

Minister Warns Against Misuse of Govt Funds

[Times of Zambia]GENDER and Child Development Deputy Minister Esther Banda has warned of stern action against individuals or departments that will be cited for misappropriating Government funds.

Zambezi Portland Cuts Cement Exports

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBEZI Portland Cement Limited (ZPC) has reduced its export sales by 50 per cent, effective August 1, 2013, to cater for the increased demand of the product on the local market.

Help Fight Piracy, Security Wings Urged

[Times of Zambia]INFORMATION and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga has urged security wings in Zambia to familiarise themselves with the hologram to enable them fight piracy effectively.

North-West Rail Talks Welcome

[Times of Zambia]THE recent move by Government to re-engage North West Railway Company (NWR) to revive the link Angola project, shows how committed it is towards developing this country's rail transport system.

Linyunga Ndambo Illegal, Says Registrar

[Times of Zambia]THE Registrar of Societies has denounced a group calling itself the Linyunga Ndambo Association for pursuing what he says is a 'criminal agenda and acts inimical to national security'.

Foster Dialogue, KK Urges African Parties

[Times of Zambia]FORMER President Kenneth Kaunda has urged political parties across Africa to foster inter-party dialogue as a means to deal with governance and national concerns.

Serenje Dad ‘Killer’ Nabbed

[Times of Zambia]ALERT villagers in Serenje yesterday effected a citizens' arrest on a 40-year-old man who is alleged to have axed to death his 66-year-old father last week on suspicion that he was practising witchcraft.

Mwila’s Body Arrives Today

[Times of Zambia]THE body of the late former Defence minister Benjamin Mwila who died at the weekend in South Africa is expected to arrive in Zambia today.

Dont’t Relax, Squad Told

[Times of Zambia]Harare -THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says there should be no room for complacency when the developmental team takes on Zimbabwe in the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) final round return leg qualifier this weekend.

Sports in Action Lands 35,000 Pounds Donation

[Times of Zambia]SPORTS in Action (SIA) Zambia yesterday landed a £35, 000 pounds (about K294, 203) donation from former British swimmer Melanie Marshall for a modern mini sports complex facility in Lusaka.