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Govt suspends Chingola mine rescue operations, Kakubo resigns as minister; see our top 10 stories of the week


In case you missed them, here are our top 10 stories for this week:

1. After a lengthy rescue operation, government has decided to halt search for trapped miners in the mining town of Chingola. Read more…..

2. Zambia’s annual inflation rate has surged to 13.1 percent in December 2023 due to price movements of selected food items. Read more…

3. President Hakainde Hichilema has suspended Justice Timothy Katanekwa from exercising his duties as puisne Judge of the High Court of Zambia. Read more….

Read more:World Bank approves $125 million for Zambia, Hichilema fires Airforce commander; see our top 10 stories of the week

4. Foriegn Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Stanley Kakubo, has resigned from his position with immediate effect, says the Presidency. Read more…

5. The government has indicated that it will be meeting the Catholic Bishops in the next few days to iron out their concerns and those of the Our Civic Duty Association (OCIDA) and other stakeholders. Read more….

6. Our Civic Duty Association (OCIDA) says it is gravely concerned with the conduct of the judiciary in politically sensitive cases. Read more…..

7. President Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to resist the imposition of morals and values conflicting with the Zambian culture, either through aid or any other means. Read more….

8. Close to US$40 billion worth of committed investments have reportedly been recorded in Zambia this year, with the highest pledges and actualised registered in the manufacturing sector. Read more…

9. Zambia’s traditional exports earnings have risen to K11.2 billion in November from K9.3 billion the previous month. Read more…

10. Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotion has denied allegations of employing uncontracted boxers as they gear up for the 2024 international championship tournaments. Read more……

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