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Government has recalled Vedanta Resources Limited to run Konkola Copper Mines –KCM- after prolonged negotiations. Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka today monitored by Mafken FM radio, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe says the decision was reached on condition that the mining giant injects more funding and revamp the Chililabombwe based Konkola […]

By Dockiso Zulu SADC Head of Electoral Observation Mission to Zimbabwe Nevers Mumba has described the comments made by Socialist Party President Fred M’Membe regarding his mission as a war of lies. In an interview with a Zimbabwean TV station, Dr M’Membe said Dr Mumba and his Committee were mischievous in their conduct while in […]

Minister of Mines and Mineral Development, Paul Kabuswe says the alleged gold that was seized on a private jet by the Drug Enforcement Commission –DEC- at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is actually copper, zinc with some traces of tin. Mr Kabuswe says after his ministry was informed of the seizure, a team of experts was […]

A 60-Year-old Forestry Department neighborhood watch officer in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt has allegedly been gruesomely murdered by unknown people. The incident occurred in the early hours of today, August, 14, 2023 at around 06:00 hours near Mufulira air strip. Confirming the development to Mafken FM radio, Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba has identified […]

Government has postponed the unveiling of the investors to take over Operations of Mopani Copper Mines and Konkola Copper Mines -KCM, citing delays in negotiations. On Friday, July 14th 2023, Mines and Mineral Development Minister, Paul Kabuswe announced that government had made Progress in negotiations to find a suitable investor for the 2 mines and […]

Police in Katete District, Eastern Province, have arrested a suspect for murdering an albino and attempting to sell the corpse for one million Kwacha. In a statement availed to Mafken FM Radio, Eastern Province Police Commanding Officer, Limpo Liywalii has disclosed that, the suspect, Kelvin Paul Banda, a male adult of Chief Kawaza’s area in […]

Mufulira Central Constituency Member of Parliament Golden Mwila has charged that the United Party For National Development –UPND- led Government have lamentably failed the mining sector. Mr. Mwila tells Mafken FM radio that the team President Hakainde Hichilema has set at the Ministry of Mines is sinking the sector. The Lawmaker has, however, advised the […]

A civic leader has disclosed that the Isolation ward being built in Chibolya Township in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt under the 2022 Constituency development fund –CDF- will most likely be completed in September. Speaking in an interview with Mafken FM radio, Councillor for John Kampengele Ward of Kankoyo Constituency, Kelvin Mambwe says the project […]

President Hakainde Hichilema has appointed the Board for the Financial Intelligence Centre -FIC- and Board Chairperson and Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission Board. The FIC Board will be led by Dinde Simacheche with Sydney Chisanga as his Vice. Others appointed to the FIC Board are Emmanuel Sakala, Augustine Hamwela and Diana Bunting. State House […]

Government has disclosed that an investor for Mopani Copper Mine will be revealed in the next few days, before 31st July, 2023. Speaking during a press conference in Lusaka yesterday, monitored by Mafken FM radio, Mines and Mineral Resources Minister, Paul Kabuswe says, ever since Glencore left, government has been running a process of selecting […]