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Political broadcasts face taxation, Mopani mine firmly in IRH hands; see our top 10 stories of the week


In case you missed them, here are our top 10 stories of the week:

1. The American government has announced an investment of more than US$20 million this year in funding agriculture, environment and climate adaptation activities in Zambia. Read more…

2. President Hakainde Hichilema says unveiling of the new investors for Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) is an economic achievement. Read more….

3. Zambia has entered into a £7.1 million Partner Support Agreement (PSA) with TradeMark Africa to upgrade the Nakonde One Stop Border Post, a key trade route between Zambia and Tanzania. Read more…

4. World Bank disburses $100 million grant to support Zambia’s energy sector. Read more…

Read more:Copper hits $9,000/tonne, highest in 11 months, Divorce cases soar astronomically; see our top 10 stories of the week

5. The Court of Appeal has stayed proceedings before the Economic and Financial Crimes Court, a matter in which the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is seeking forefeiture of 15 double story flats owned by former First Lady, Esther Lungu, for being tainted property. Read more….

6. Online advertising and political broadcasts are among the transactions which will be taxed following the commencement by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from transactions made by non-resident electronic service providers. Read more…

7. Sean Tembo, party president, has filed a lawsuit against Minister of Education, Douglas Syakalima, for alleged hate speech against the people of Luapula Province. Read more….

8. The Inspector-General of Police, Graphael Musamba, has been condemned for saying that the Police Service will start dismissing what he termed “junkie” policemen. Read more….

9. FIFA has halted funding to Zambia until the football association in that country pays former coach, Aljosa Asanovic, US$40,000 arrears and allowances. Read more…

10. Musician Brian Bwembya, popularly known as B-Flow, was reportedly harassed by suspected UPND cadres at Levy Junction Mall in Lusaka on Tuesday afternoon. Read more….

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