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UPND official dragged to court for calling Catholic Archbishop ‘Lucifer’, Govt to borrow K33.3 billion; see our top 10 stories of the week


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

1. Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) president, Sean Tembo, has lodged a complaint at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court against UPND Secretary-General, Batuke Imenda, for allegedly referring to Archbishop Alick Banda as the ‘Lucifer of Zambia’. Read more….

2. Government says it will not abruptly stop borrowing to ensure debt sustainability, as it announces plans to borrow K33.3 billion this year which will mostly come from the domestic market. Read more….

3. Government has announced that schools will remain closed for a further three weeks due to the surge in cholera outbreak. Read more….

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

4. Finance and National Planning Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane, has officially announced that it has activated tax measures outlined in the 2024 national budget such as introduction of mobile money transaction levy and the income tax. Read more…

5. The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) may have averted the loss of K3.1 million estimated revenue arising from a fraudulent activity involving 80,000 litres of ethanol which was smuggled into the country. Read more….

6. First Quantum Minerals is reportedly in talks to sell a stake in its Zambian copper mines to Chinese state-owned Jiangxi Copper Corporation. Read more…

7. The Socialist Party (SP) leader, Fred M’membe, claims President Hakainde Hichilema feels threatened politically and has resorted to tribalism. Read more….

8. The Police Command in Lusaka today deployed officers with anti-riot armoured vehicles to the Patriotic Front (PF) Secretariat to stop a possible protest from some youths. Read more….

9. President Hakainde Hichilema has released a playlist of the songs that he has been listening to in the year 2023. Read more…

10. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reportedly announced a 40 percent raise in the prize money for the winner of the AFCON 2023. Read more…

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