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Macdonald Chipenzi questions Zambia’s AU bids

Macdonald Chipenzi questions Zambia’s AU bids

By Electoral Expert Macdonald Chipenzi, Greetings! I read with great interest and admiration the desire by Zambian government to get some seats at the AU which has led to the dispatch of close to five cabinet ministers who are currently criss-crossing the African continent lobbying for support from other African countries for support to its candidates Dr. Austin Sichinga and Albert Muchanga . This is a move which is important but perhaps taken at a very very wrong time. Lobbying requires money and enough funds in dollars. Does Zambia have the dollars to embark on a massive campaign and lobby...

President Lungu’s Wonderful work’s cheer Emmanuel Mwamba

President Lungu’s Wonderful work’s cheer Emmanuel Mwamba

By H.E. Emmanuel Mwamba, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Wonderful work. President Edgar Lungu arrived in Pretoria on Wednsday 7th December 2016. On Wednesday he took time to address Zambians based in South Africa. He held witnessed the signing and presentation of the historical Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC). On Thursday President Lungu then held official talks with his counterpart Jacob Zuma. Later the two held s Press Conference a State Lunch in honour of President Lungu was given. President Lungu visited the Freedom Park to commemorate and honour the fallen heroes of the freedom struggle. Jointly President Jacob...

Taxing mines is a daunting task, says Albert Halwampa

Taxing mines is a daunting task, says Albert Halwampa

By Albert Halwampa The Government recently introduced a new mining tax regime in the 2015 national budget and the reverberations of this decision are still being felt as various  Taxing mines is a daunting task By Albert Halwampa stakeholders express their reactions. For instance, the Chamber of Mines has warned that the new regime is likely to hit INVESTMENT. One of the major mining companies, Barrick GOLD, has also warned of the possibility of suspending operations if parliament approves the new tax measures. Barrick claims that the $45million tax they currently pay annually will increase to approximately $150 million. In general, it has...

Official Launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI) 09 December 2016

Official Launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI) 09 December 2016

PRESS RELEASE LuWSI Officially Launched Private sector, public sector, civil society, academic and international partners urged to synergise interventions and join hands together with Government to find solutions to alleviate the rapid drop of waters levels in Lusaka LuWSI to strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration to safeguard Lusaka’s water resources while enhancing the sustainable and timely access to water and sanitation for all Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony between 16 partners and LuWSI Lusaka, 09 December 2016 – The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Bishop Edward Chomba, is pleased that the collaborative nature of the...

The African Development Bank (AfDB) appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The ETF will be invested in both government and corporate bonds, and will initially be listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, December 9, 2016/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has appointed MCB Investment Management (MCBIM) (www.MCBCapitalMarkets.mu), a subsidiary of MCB Capital Markets, as Fund Manager for its first multi-jurisdictional Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa. The Board of Directors of the AfDB has also approved a seed equity capital investment of USD 25 million for the ADBF. The primary objective of the African Domestic Bond ETF (ADBF) is to encourage bond issuance...

DJ Cosmo Zambian Dancel Music with Tonix AFRO CAFÉ Zambia

DJ Cosmo Zambian Dancel Music with Tonix AFRO CAFÉ Zambia

Confirmed Guest This Sunday 11th December 2016 at 16:00hrs is DJ Cosmo Zambiaa on Pan African Radio 105.1 FM hosted by Gyft M’membe talking about the #THESTATMENT ALBUM LAUNCH on The 15th December make a date ======= DJ Cosmo Zambia Is a dancehall Recoreding artist with a number of hits ……. Enjoy Three Hours of Zambian Dancel Music with Tonix on the show forward your Questions here or via WatsApp on +260975600556 #like AFRO CAFÉ Zambia PAGE for more information

Exclusive: Tommy Black Recalls His Bond With Late Friend and Bandmate Scott Weiland

Exclusive: Tommy Black Recalls His Bond With Late Friend and Bandmate Scott Weiland

By Lyndsey Parker Yahoo MusicDecember 8, 2016 It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Stone Temple Pilots frontman and ‘90s alt-rock legend Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minn., at age 48. Tommy Black, Weiland’s close friend and bandmate for 10 years, in particular finds that fact difficult to grasp — but not because the time has passed quickly for him. “It feels like five years to me,” Black tells Yahoo Music, in his first official solo interview since the tragedy. “It feels like a lot more than a year. It feels like it’s been...

Meet President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

Meet President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma,[needs IPA] GCB[5](born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa,[6] elected by parliament following his party’s victory in the 2009 general election. He was re-elected in the 2014 election.[7] Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005.[8] Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ[9] and his clan name Msholozi.[10][11]Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. He was re-elected as ANC leader at...

“Liberation & Heritage Route Project”

“Liberation & Heritage Route Project”

By Emmanuel Mwamba, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa President Edgar Chagwa Lungu kicked of the day-Friday 9th December 2016  with a ceremony full of honours: a 21 Gun-salute. We later moved into official talks where issues of mutual interests and concerns were discussed, talks hosted at State House. Issues regarding trade imbalance, and specific sectoral issues in agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacturing and industrialisation where discussed. Of interest is the project: “Liberation & Heritage Route Project” to memorialise the struggle tracing the route of the struggle. President Lungu informed President Zuma that his government had gazzeted the house in which...

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