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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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Boko Haram blast misses Goodluck Jonathan at rally

GOMBE – A female suicide bomber has blown up herself in northern Nigeria’s Gombe city, minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a campaign rally there. At least one person was killed and 18 others were wounded in the blast, police and hospital sources said. Mr Jonathan is standing for re-election on 14 February against former […]

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Zambeef saga: Bufi

The accusation that  Zambeef was using a chemical, aromatic aldehydes, to keep its beef products fresh is a complete lie and hoax. The chemical alleged to have been found in batches of some beef products imported into the country is totally useless in keeping beef products fresh and it is actually used in the confectionary […]

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GBM is lying

NOBODY is planning to assassinate President Michael Sata and if there was the Patriotic Front (PF) would have brutally dealt with the perpetrator, says UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Mr. Hichilema challenged the police to come out in the open and inform the people of Zambia about the security of the President and how far they […]

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Republicans muscle tax  cut bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obama’s request — but also would require construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that has sparked a White House veto threat. Passage, on a largely party-line […]

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EU running out of time as Greece nears the exit

European leaders insist they want to keep Greece in the eurozone, but are putting off any agreement on how they hope to accomplish that. Greece says it, too, wants to stay in the eurozone, but until after elections it’s uncertain whether it can implement the austerity that Europe has set as a condition for doing […]

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