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Zambian diplomat dies in Botswana

    A Zambian diplomat based in Gaborone Botswana has died, Ministry of Foreign Affairs public relations officer, Dorcas Chileshe has announced. Ms. Theresa Funga 48 is said to have died in her sleep in the early hours of Saturday. In a statement to the Daily Nation yesterday, Zambian High Commissioner to Botswana Brigadier General […]

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Low water cuts Zimbabwe Kariba power plant output

HARARE – The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will cut electricity generation by a third to 475 megawatts (MW) at the Kariba hydro power plant due to low water levels, the company said on Thursday, and this is likely to worsen daily power cuts. Kariba produces half of Zimbabwe’s electricity. The cutback will also affect Zambia […]

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Mumbi Phiri is CAPP Women’s Assembly president

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has been elected president of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) Women’s Assembly whose Headquarters are in Khartoum, Sudan. Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress leader, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu has been elected the president of the Council of African Political Parties. Mrs Phiri confirmed to the Daily […]

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Lungu calls for peace, stability in SADC

THERE can never be meaningful development in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in the absence of peace and stability, President Edgar Lungu has said. President Lungu has reaffirmed Zambia’s commitment to the ideals of SADC for the common future stating that the region was striving to enjoy peace while at the same time taking […]

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Zambia to attend smart agric conference in SA

ZAMBIA is to attend the Africa Business Group (ABG) conference on Smart Agriculture-GeoAgri in South Africa on August 19. The Smart Agriculture-GeoAgri is part of the geospatial conferences organized by the Geospatial Media and Communications to enhance agriculture on the continent. A day-long programme has been designed and dedicated exclusively to Smart Agriculture-GeoAgri under the […]

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President Obama in Kenya: ‘Africa is on the move’

US President Barack Obama has praised Africa’s economic and business potential in a speech in Nairobi on the first full day of his visit to Kenya. “Africa is on the move… People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up (and) the middle class is growing,” he told a business summit. He is due […]

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WANTED SUDAN LEADER BASHIR ELUDES SOUTH AFRICAN ARREST

SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir has returned to Khartoum from South Africa, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges on an international warrant. Mr Bashir flew out of South Africa despite an order barring him from leaving while a Pretoria court decided whether to arrest him on charges issued by the International Criminal Court. Mr Bashir was […]

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Buhari wins Nigerian election

  ABUJA – FORMER military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria. Gen Buhari’s party said his opponent, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, has admitted defeat and congratulated him. Mr Jonathan trailed Gen Buhari by about two million votes when he conceded. Observers have generally praised the election but […]

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Oil price plummets at world markets

THE price of crude oil on the international markets has slumped further by US$1.18 and the commodity is now selling at US$48.84 a barrel, according to Cavmont Bank Zambia daily market report. The bank reports that in similar fashion the price of gold went down by US$13.75 and is now selling at US$1,223.00 an ounce. […]

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Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy gives up Egypt citizenship

CAIRO – Mohamed Fahmy, one of two al-Jazeera journalists still held in Egypt, has renounced his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release, his family say. Mr Fahmy’s brother said the journalist, who is also Canadian, was told to give up his nationality for his freedom. Canada says his release is imminent. The status of his […]

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