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BRAVE, ambitious, hopeful, transformational and even audacious were all adjectives used by stakeholders to describe the 2022 national budget to be implemented from January 1, 2022, pending the expected parliamentary approval. Speaking during the ZiCA 2022 post-budget analysis dinner at Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC), Friday evening, various stakeholders delved into the 2022 budget speech […]

The World Bank has suspended its aid to Sudan, after the military there staged a coup against the civilian government. Political leaders were arrested on Monday, sparking nationwide protests and international condemnation. The African Union (AU) has also suspended Sudan from the bloc over the “unconstitutional” seizure of power. The US has frozen $700m (£508m) […]

Sudan’s most senior general says the military seized power on Monday in order to avoid a civil war. Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said political groups had been inciting civilians against the security forces. He said he’d been keeping the deposed civilian Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, in his house “for his safety” but that he would […]

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Garry Nkombo has launched the construction of one thousand housing units under the Money Grow Co-operative Society housing scheme. The housing scheme which targets persons dealing in small businesses will benefit marketeers, bus and taxi drivers among others. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony held at Chishelungu housing estate, […]

Mufulira District Mayor Tanaeli Kamanga has assured Kamuchanga marketeers selling in makeshift shelters at Kamuchanga Market that the ongoing construction of the new Kamuchanga modern market will soon be completed. Mr. Kamanga says he is committed to ensuring that marketeers in the district have good trading places. Speaking in an interview with Mafken FM radio […]

Zambia’s finance minister says talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are “very progressive”. Situmbeko Musokotwane said timelines and steps to be taken to advance the process for a highly anticipated Extended Credit Facility – a financial assistance programme offered to countries struggling to pay debts – were discussed. For the first time since 1998, […]

Government is concerned at the level of abuse of medicines, especially antibiotics by the general public, which has led to anti-microbial resistance, a situation it describes as retrogressive. In a statement last evening , Minister of Health Silvia Masebo says government has noted that anti-biotics, in particular, are being abused by the general public mainly […]

President Hakainde Hichilema last night left the country for the 76th UN General Assembly in New York, United States of America. According to the president, while in the US, his team will ensure that all engagements and meetings will discuss matters of interest to the people of Zambia. The President said that his team’s focus […]

Patriotic Front Shiwang’andu Lawmaker Hon. Stephen Kampyongo says the PF was always alive to the challenges that implementing free education would present which was why the Patriotic Front had done the realistic thing of making education as cheap as possible and not free. Hon. Kampyongo said the UPND and President Hichilema made a promise to […]

The National Assembly has announced that President Hakainde Hichilema will on Friday, September 10th, 2021 officially open the first session of the thirteenth National Assembly on. In a statement issued to the media in Lusaka today, Clerk of the National Assembly, Cecilia Mbewe, said the budget meeting duration will be from Friday, September 10th, to […]