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Posts published in May 2020

Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

[East African] Zambia's Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has tested positive for Covid-19 as the country's cases surpassed the 1,000 mark.

Senegal Nixes ‘Unbalanced’ Tax Treaty With Mauritius

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Senegal, one of West Africa's largest economies, has torn up its tax treaty with Mauritius as debate rages over the island tax haven's impact on developing economies.

After Seven Years, Displaced Villagers Might Get Land

[HRW] "Where will we go looking for land? There isn't any land left," Elisabeth, a 24-year-old mother of four, asked me in 2016. She, along with other rural residents of the Serenje district of Zambia's Central Province, was displaced seven years ago -...

DR Congo, Zambia Seek SADC Intervention On Border Conflict

[The Herald] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approached President Mnangagwa to mediate in its long-standing border dispute with Zambia in his capacity as chairman of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

Nakonde New Epicentre

[Times of Zambia] Zambia's COVID-19 epicentre has moved from Lusaka to Nakonde after it was announced that 76 out of the 85 new cases reported yesterday, the largest single-day reporting, came from the border town.

Livingstone PF Hails Lungu Address

[Times of Zambia] The Patriotic Front (PF) in Livingstone has hailed President Edgar Lungu's fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) national address.

Farmers Must Serve Nation’s Interest

[Times of Zambia] THE decision by some farmers in certain parts of the country to sell their maize before opening of the marketing season is worrying especially that in some cases, 'briefcase buyers' are paying as little as K50 for a 50 kilogramme bag.

MMD Drafts New Manifesto

[Times of Zambia] The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) says the recently-drafted party manifesto which is expected to be approved at its next national executive committee (NEC) meeting, will allow the party to address the needs of Zambians.

Luapula Hydro Targets North Power Project

[Times of Zambia] TO take advantage of the higher rainfall in the northern part of Zambia, a company proposes to establish a hydropower scheme at Kundabwika Water Falls at the boundary of Mporokoso and Nchelenge Districts.

Mopani Miners Back At Work – Union

[Times of Zambia] National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) president James Chansa has confirmed that Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) employees who were recently sent home when the mining firm placed its Kitwe and Mufulira mining units on care and m...

COVID-19 Tally Jumps To 153

[Times of Zambia] Seven new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported yesterday, taking the national cumulative total to 153, with the Government stressing the need for enhanced personal hygiene in combating the pandemic.

Ian Mutambo – Power Tools Swerves Blame

[Times of Zambia] The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says investigations have revealed that the Manyinga accident involving the Power Tools bus in which four people died was caused by another vehicle.

Elecotiral Commission Reviews 2021 Elections Calendar

[Times of Zambia] The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is reviewing the roadmap for the 2021 general elections following the coronavirus outbreak that has affected the day-to-day lives of citizens.