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Afreximbank commits $1.6 billion to Zambia, govt constitutes tasks force to deal with drought; see our top 10 stories of the week


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

1.The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has committed a substantial US$1.6 billion towards development financing in Zambia to bolster the country’s economic resilience while addressing pressing challenges. Read more…Afrexim Bank commits $1.6 billion towards financing Zambia’s economic development

2. Finance and National Planning Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane, has called on all stakeholders to comprehensively and effectively respond to the current drought situation disaster which was declared as a disaster on Thursday. Read more… Finance Minister, Musokotwane, seeks stakeholders’ help to manage drought disaster

3. Zambians for Unity, Peace and Development (ZUPED) has accused Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Paul Kabuswe, of being dishonest on the reopening of Konkola Copper Mines. Read more… Mines minister, Kabuswe, accused of lying to Zambians on reopening of Konkola Copper Mines

4. Government has constituted a drought and emergence response team comprising of three defence wings to respond to President Hakainde Hichilema’s directive. Read more… Govt sets up emergency response team to tackle drought disaster

5. Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday went down in what appears to be a massive outage of parent company Meta’s platforms. Read more …. Facebook, Instagram experience downtime globally

6.The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced the employment of 314 health workers from the 853 volunteers who were placed in different cholera centres. Read more…. 314 health workers reportedly employed from list of 853 volunteers deployed to cholera centres

7. United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) says Inspector General of Police, Graphael Musamba, will go down as the most “partisan” chief of police in the entire history of policing in Zambia. Read more…. Coalition of opposition parties alleges police chief, Musamba, infringing on human rights of Zambians

8. Oxfam has warned that over six million people from farming families in Zambia might face acute food shortages and malnutrition until next growing season. Read more…. Oxfam says over 6 million people face starvation as Zambia battles drought

9. Socialist Party president, Fred M’membe, on Wednesday appeared at the Lusaka Magistrate Court on an alleged offence of espionage. Read more…. Socialist Party president, M’membe, appears in court, espionage case adjourned to March 26

10. Copper Queens skipper, Barbra Banda, is reportedly heading to the United States to join the Orlando Pride. Read more… Copper Queens skipper, Banda, to join US female team, Orlando Pride

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