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Zambia’s President sacks state prosecutor

– – Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has suspended the country’s chief state prosecutor with immediate effect. It comes barely two days after she revealed that her life was in danger. Lillian Siyunyi, who was appointed by the previous government, had fallen out with the new administration. She is a subject of complaints against her professional conduct at the Judicial Complaints… Read More
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IMF approves a $1.3 billion loan program for Zambia

– – The International Monetary Fund has given approval for a $1.3 billion, 38-month loan program for Zambia. The approval given on Wednesday is a crucial step in helping the country to restructure its debts and rebuild an economy ravaged by mismanagement and COVID-19. The IMF said in a statement that the new Extended Credit Facility arrangement would provide total… Read More
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Zambia: High rates of maternal deaths spark concerns

– – Mid wives around the world, celebrated their day, this month on 5th May, under the theme ‘100 Years of Progress’. For Zambian midwives and the health ministry, however, the International Day of the Midwife celebrations may have been bittersweet, thanks to the many cases of maternal health failings experienced in the country. The Ministry of Health, in Zambia,… Read More
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Zambia: Anger as embassies fly gay pride flags

– – The Swedish and Finnish embassies in Zambia have incurred the wrath of some Zambains after raising the rainbow flag on the premises. The flag which were hoisted together with the country’s national flags was a symbol of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer pride and LGBT social movements. Same-sex relationships are outlawed in Zambia,… Read More
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Zambians demand full disclosure of IMF deal conditions

– – Some Zambians are demanding that government discloses the conditions attached to a 1.4 billion United States Dollars’ IMF economic recovery deal, signed in December, last year, under the extended credit facility for 2022 to 2025. This follows a refusal to do so, by IMF Mission of chief to Zambia, Allison Holland, who said it was not her organisation’s… Read More
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Africa eulogises Zambia’s late ex-President Rupiah Banda

– – Zambians are sombre, as they prepare to put to rest, their former (fourth) republican President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, fondly called ‘RB’, who died of Colon Cancer, on March 11, 2022, at the age of 85. He was diagnosed as having the disease in 2020 and had been receiving treatment. The burial has been set for Friday, 18th March,… Read More
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Zambia’s decision to allow mining in key national park raises concerns

– – Emotions are running high among Zambians, over a decision by the new government, to allow an Australian – listed company, to start large-scale Copper mining in one of the country’s key national parks, the Lower Zambezi. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park, is admired the… Read More
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Zambians unhappy with removal of fuel, electricity subsidies

– – Zambians are concerned about the government’s decision to remove fuel and electricity subsidies, saying the price increments on commodities that would result from this move, would make life unbearable for many citizens. The Zambian government announced, recently, the removal of the said subsidies, effective January, 2022. Concerned citizens say if prices go up, due to the high cost… Read More
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Calls to lift ex-Zambian president’s immunity spark debates

– – Zambia’s investigative wings have started arresting political leaders in the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party, who are believed to have committed crimes, such as misappropriation of funds, attempted murder and others. Among those arrested in November are former Defence Minister, Davis Chama, for attempted murder of a member of the now ruling United Party for National Development… Read More
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Zambian activists lament surge in Alcohol and Substance Abuse

– – Mental health activists in Zambia, have lamented the extent to which young people’s mental health is affected by alcohol and substance abuse. According to research, mental health disorders are a leading cause of health disability in 10-to-24-year-olds in Zambia and a recent report released in Lusaka, reveals that the country has experienced increased numbers of children committing suicide,… Read More