Zambia’s Corn Harvest Falls to Decade Low After Drought

By Bloomberg Zambia’s corn harvest fell to an estimated 2 million metric tons this year, the lowest in a decade, after a drought and pest outbreaks hurt output of the staple crop, the agriculture minister said Wednesday. Production fell from 2.4 million tons last year, Michael Katambo said in a…

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URGENT NEED FOR DIALOGUE ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY

PRESS STATEMENT 10th May 2019 URGENT NEED FOR DIALOGUE ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY There is no need to pretend anymore about the ongoing economic crisis facing the country. We are all fully affected regardless of our political persuasion. Instead of wasting time and resources at the ongoing PF engineered National Dialogue…

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WE HAVE BEEN VINDICATED ON THE SHAM PF DIALOGUE PROCESS

The withdrawal by some participants from the ongoing PF engineered and doctored so called National Dialogue Forum (NDF), has clearly vindicated our long held view that this whole process is a sham, mockery and a dubious attempt to legitimise dictatorship and criminality on our nation. We cannot subject the constitutional…

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Obituary -Partricia Mwashingwele’s race to Manda Hill

No list of teachers turned politicians will be complete without former Mazabuka Girls Secondary School teacher Patricia Mwashingwele. Born on 30th September, 1968 to Patrick Mwashingwele and Audrey Chisha Mwashingwele, Patricia Mwashingwele was the oldest in a family of seven. She started school at Dominican Convent School in Kabwe in…

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Opposition alliance press briefing

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says people like Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo can only be ministers in the PF “animal farm” government. And Hichilema says PF had set a trap for UPND to give MPs attending the National Dialogue Forum sanctions, but the party won’t fall for it. Speaking at…

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Where is the IMF bail out programme – Kasongo Kakubo

As some of you may be aware, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has been in the country to conduct their routine visit to Zambia. They have had meetings with the Minister of Finance, Bank of Zambia Governor and Members of Parliament. I attended one of these key meetings on…

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The week that was. #twitter

On this press freedom day, we recognise the countries making strides towards the realisation of press freedom. Zambia is among the 29% in the world where the press operates in what is called “difficult situation”, a level below “Very Serious.” The deterioration has continued. We have learnt with deep shock,…

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IMF Raises Flag over Zambia’s Debt Contraction

The International Monetary Fund has strongly advised the Zambian government to avoid contracting new non-concessional debt to reduce risks of depressing the economy. It has also warned that the significant build up in domestic expenditure arrears presents a risk for the financial sector as it is weighing on households and…

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